Port Alexander, Alaska Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

The Port Alexander, Alaska Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST) model. MOST is a suite of numerical simulation codes capable of simulating three processes of tsunami evolution: generation, transoceanic propagation, and inundation of dry land. Tsunami waves are computationally propagated across a set of three nested grids (A, B, and C), each of which is successively finer in resolution, moving from offshore to onshore. Nearshore details are resolved to the point that model output can be directly compared with tide gauge observations and can provide estimates of wave arrival time, wave amplitude and simulation of wave inundation onto dry land. A Grid Resolution: 90 arc-sec. B Grid Resolution: 18 arc-sec. C Grid Resolution: 1 arc-sec in the x direction. 1.5 arc-sec in the y direction.

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Last Updated July 26, 2019, 16:39
Created June 10, 2017, 17:21
access_constraints ["Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.", "Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2013. Port Alexander, Alaska Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5HD7SP1 [access date]."]
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