Tsunami Bores

  • Elena Tolkova
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)


A wave with a vertical front. Shock equations. Computing flow speeds with flow depths before and after the shock. Giving up momentum correction coefficients. Shock conditions in a channel with vertical banks. Shock conditions in a channel with sloping shores. How does an ordinary wave become a bore? Turbulence or ripples? Shock reflection from a barrage: observations and analytics. How good is this theory? Bore train passage up and down the Kitakami River in the 2011 Tohoku tsunami event: what the theory tells, and the records imply. Summary of the book’s main points.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Tolkova
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  1. 1.NorthWest Research Associates, IncKirklandUSA

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