Tsunami modelling

Tsunami modelling

The catastrophic Tsunami which took place in Indonesia in December 2004, with more than 250,000 deaths, raised awareness of the danger of these global phenomena, and the need for further study.

IH Cantabria has been involved for the past 15 years, in numerous programs and research projects on tsunamis,  at the national, European and international level. The research team at IH Cantabria ghas worked intensively with the Scientific Advisor Risk Office of the European Commission to help identify strategic research lines on tsunami related issues.

At IH Cantabria, the research focuses on the development of:

  • new numerical models of tsunami propagation.
  • methodologies designed to assess flood probability, vulnerability and risk maps at different scales can be applied at the national or local scale all around the world
  • characterization and modeling of tsunami generation mechanisms due to seismotectonic sources and sliding
  • development of new operating systems, such as TSUSY, that allow using numerical modeling to determine in real time, the impact of a tsunami on the coast.
  • design of tools for early warning systems.
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