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NHESS | Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 369–388, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-369-2019
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 369–388, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-369-2019
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Research article 15 Feb 2019

Research article | 15 Feb 2019

The Lituya Bay landslide-generated mega-tsunami – numerical simulation and sensitivity analysis

José Manuel González-Vida et al.

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In 1958, at Lituya Bay in Alaska, the largest tsunami wave ever recorded took place. Since then, its numerical simulation has been a challenge and no numerical model has been able to reproduce, in the real geometry of the bay, the more than 200 m wave and the extreme run-up (climbing of the water up on land) of 524 m. The aim of our research, in the framework of a collaboration between the University of Malága (Spain) and NOAA (US), was to fulfil this gap at the same time as verifying our model.
In 1958, at Lituya Bay in Alaska, the largest tsunami wave ever recorded took place. Since then,...
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