Modeling of Potential Landslide Tsunami Hazards Off Western Thailand (Andaman Sea)

Schwab, J., Krastel, S., Heidarzadeh, M. and Brune, S. (2014) Modeling of Potential Landslide Tsunami Hazards Off Western Thailand (Andaman Sea) Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (37). Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 517-527. ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_46.

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Abstract

We model several scenarios of potential submarine landslide tsunamis in the Andaman Sea off the Thai west coast. Our results suggest that landslides may be capable of producing significant tsunamis. Two categories of submarine landslide scenarios were evaluated. Geometry parameters of the first category are taken from identified mass transport deposits (MTDs); the second category considers a potentially unstable block identified in seismic data. Our preliminary modeling approach shows that run-up values may reach significant tsunami heights for some scenarios. We point out that our results have to be regarded as only preliminary due to several limitations in our modeling approach. Our results, however, show the need for more sophisticated modeling of landslide tsunamis, especially regarding the failure process and inundation on dry land

Document Type: Book chapter
Additional Information: Das Buch ist in der GEOMAR-Bibliothek vorhanden.
Keywords: Landslide; Andaman Sea
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R06
Kiel University
Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
DOI etc.: 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_46
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 13:50
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 12:20
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/22518

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