RENZI, E. and SAMMARCO, P., 2016. The hydrodynamics of landslide tsunamis: current analytical models and future research directions. Landslides, In Press.
Landslide generated tsunamis are lesser-known
yet equally destructive than earthquake tsunamis. Indeed,the highest tsunami wave recorded in recent history was generated by a landslide in Lituya Bay (Alaska, July 9, 1958)and produced runup in excess of 400 m. In this paper, we review the state of the art of landslide tsunami analytical modelling. Within the framework of a linearised shallowwater theory, we illustrate the dynamics of landslide tsunami
generation and propagation along beaches and around islands. Finally, we highlight some intriguing new directions in the analytical modelling of landslide tsunamis to support early warning systems.
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