Hydrodynamics for Tsunamis

Course Description

We start from the basic equation of fluid dynamics, general ocean wave theory, and proceed to tsunami generation theory, and non-linear wave theory or tsunamis.


Yoshinobu TSUJI (Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo)


5 day(s)


(1) Basic Equations of Hydrodynamics
(2) Influence the rotation of the Earth
(3) Small Amplitude Wave Theory
(4) Energy Transport and Group Velocity of Waves
(5) Linear Long Wave
(6) Eigenvalue Oscillation in a Bay
(7) Generation of Tsunami
(8) Tsunami approaching a coast
(9) Edge waves
(10) Non-Linear Wave Theory
(11) KdV Equation and the theory of Solitons
(12) Tsunamis accending in a river
(13)Damage of the Tsunami of the East Japan Earthquake of March 11th, 2011 along the coasts of the Kanto and Tohoku Districts
(14)Activity Change of Middle Sized Inland Local Earthquakes before the occurrence of a gigantic Nankai Earthquake

Lecture note files of this course can be downloaded.