(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

The 1963 landslide and flood at Vaiont Reservoir Italy. A tsunami ball simulation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WARD S.N. ; DAY S. ;


The AA. apply the recently developed «tsunami ball» method to construct a physics-based simulation of the 1963 Vaiont Reservoir landslide and flood disaster. Previous tsunami ball applications restricted attention to landslide-generated sea waves and local runup. For the first time, the AA. expand the approach to include overland flows and floods in a dam-break like situation. Incorporating runup and flood information with geological data provides additional insight into the kinematics of the landslide. The observed distribution of inundation requires that the eastern part of the landslide begin to move before the western part, so trapping and pushing more water over the dam than would otherwise have been the case. As aids for visualization, this paper includes links to Quicktime movies of the simulations, including a three dimensional «fly by». - (NF)


Article of periodic

published at : Bollettino della Società geologica italiana / ISSN 0037-8763 / CODEN BOGIAT

Editor : Società geologica italiana, Roma - ITALIE (1882- 2008)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 130, no1 [pp. 16-26]

Bibliographic references : 15 ref.

Collation : 9 fig.




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