Tsunami Simulation

L. Ridgway Scott. 2 March, 2013.
Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott.


The following notes represent a summary of talks given at the PASI course on tsunamis in Valparaiso, Chile in January 2013. This report considers several constituents of simulation technology, including modeling, mathematics and computer science. All of them become intertwined in large-scale simulation codes that are devoted to simulating natural disasters. A majority focus is on numerical methods and software for nonlinear, dispersive wave equations. We review the derivation of the GEM scheme for approximating solutions of the BBM model of nonlinear, dispersive waves. We consider some questions regarding soliton interactions for BBM using the GEM scheme implemented in octave.

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