Understanding Spatial Variations of Tsunami Flooding

N. Sugito, Yoshitsugu Suzuki, N. Matsuta

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This chapter examines damage maps produced at the time of a large-scale disaster and their roles. Materials for examination are our tsunami inundation area map prepared using posttsunami aerial photographs, and mapping results of the tsunami run-up heights measured using a digital elevation model afterward. Based on these examinations, we reveal the remarkable spatial variation in the range and height inundated by the tsunami, and discuss its scientific significance and lessons for disaster management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisaster Resilient Cities
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts and Practical Examples
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128103944
ISBN (Print)9780128098622
Publication statusPublished - Mar 17 2016


  • Disaster History
  • Prediction Uncertainty
  • Rescue/Restoration/Revival
  • Spatial Variation Map of Tsunami Run-up Heights
  • Tsunami Damage Map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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