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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 641-655, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/641/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-641-2017
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10 May 2017
A numerical study of tsunami wave impact and run-up on coastal cliffs using a CIP-based model
Xizeng Zhao et al.

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Numerical simulations are performed to understand the effects of several factors on tsunami wave impact and run-up in the presence of submarine gentle slopes and coastal cliffs using an in-house code. The run-up on a toe-erosion cliff is smaller than that on a normal cliff. Two impact pressure peaks exist during the tsunami wave run-up and impact. One is the direct impact pressure when tsunami waves first hit the coastal cliff, and the other is caused by the backflow from the cliff run-up.
Numerical simulations are performed to understand the effects of several factors on tsunami wave...
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