Physical Oceanography

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 109–115 | Cite as

Relatioship between the intensity of tsunami and the location of the epicentre of underwater earthquakes near the continental slope of the South Coast of Crimea

  • S. F. Dotsenko
Thermohydrodynamics of the Ocean
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Abstract

Within the framework of the nonlinear theory of one-dimensional long waves, we performed the numerical analysis of the dependence of the intensity of tsunami on the shelf of the South Coast of Crimea on the location of the epicentre of underwater earthquakes near the continental slope of the basin. The calculations were carried out for the parameters of the model corresponding to the Yalta tsunami of September 12, 1927. It is shown that, for the same magnitude of the earthquake, the smaller the distance from its epicentre to the coastal line, the lower tsunami waves in the coastal zone and the smaller their vertical run-up.

Keywords

Coastal Zone Continental Slope Tsunami Wave South Coast Initial Displacement 

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