Source mechanisms of volcanic tsunamis

  title={Source mechanisms of volcanic tsunamis},
  author={Rapha{\"e}l Paris},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  • R. Paris
  • Published 28 October 2015
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volcanic tsunamis are generated by a variety of mechanisms, including volcano-tectonic earthquakes, slope instabilities, pyroclastic flows, underwater explosions, shock waves and caldera collapse. In this review, we focus on the lessons that can be learnt from past events and address the influence of parameters such as volume flux of mass flows, explosion energy or duration of caldera collapse on tsunami generation. The diversity of waves in terms of amplitude, period, form, dispersion, etc… 

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