ABSTRACT

NOAA TIME Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, Mapping Project: Procedures, Data Sources, and Products   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This report describes a project conducted by the NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Center for Tsunami Inundation Mapping Efforts (TIME) to model potential tsunami inundation along the shores of Bellingham, Anacortes, and northwest Whidbey Island, Washington (Fig. 1). This work provides data for the creation of tsunami hazard maps covering these areas. The maps are prepared through National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program funds to assist local governments in the development of evacuation plans in areas at risk of potentially dangerous tsunamis. The source of the tsunami scenario is a major (magnitude 9.1) earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Previous tsunami mapping studies for sites along open coasts of the Pacific Northwest used the same source scenario that is discussed in detail by Priest et al. (1997) and Myers et al. (1999). A high-resolution inundation model is applied to estimate wave propagation and runup on land within the region of interest."

Report Number:
NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR PMEL- 127
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2004-09
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Public Domain
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United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: http://www.noaa.gov/
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