11th March Japanese tsunami
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A more recent version of these simulations is presented in
- Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 12(4):1213-1227, 2012
Google Earth KML files for the results in the paper above (Figure 15)
Original simulations (March 2011)
- Initial simulation using a crude source model based on CMT solution.
- Refined simulation using a detailed seismic inversion.
These maps were generated directly from the results of the refined simulation. The spatial resolution in flooded areas is automatically adapted down to ~500 m. Note that the topography is defined using the ETOPO-1 data (1 arcminute i.e. ~1.8 km). The results below could be improved using higher-resolution topographic data (e.g. STRM).
In all Gerris results, the colorscale encodes the log of the maximum wave elevation reached over 5 hours.