Workshop on Tsunami Hydrodynamics in a Large River
Oregon State University, Corvallis
August 15-16, 2011

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Monday, August 15
8:15-9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-9:10 Workshop Objectives (Zhang and Yeh)
9:10-10:20 Session 1 - Tsunami runup along a river - observations
  The 2010 Chilean Tsunami (Catalan)
The 2011 East Japan Tsunami and also some Chilean (Fritz)
Tsunami runup on the Columbia: the 1883 Krakatoa event and more (Talke)
10:20-10:40 Coffee
10:40-11:50 Session 2 - The Columbia River
  On hydrodynamics of the Columbia River (Jay)
11:50-1:20 Break
1:20-3:00 Session 3 - Tsunami Models 1: Model description and presentation of the baseline problem
  NOAA's MOST model (Tolkova)
Chilean model (Guerra)
NEOWAVE (Yamazaki)
3:00-3:20 Coffee
3:20-4:30 Session 4 - Tsunami Models 2
  Delft3D (Zaron)
4:30-5:00 Walk to NEES Tsunami Research Facility
5:00-5:30 Facility tour and demonstration
5:30-7:00 Reception
Tuesday, August 16
8:15-9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-9:10 Review of Day 1 (Zhang and Yeh)
9:10-10:50 Session 5 - Tsunami Models 3
  GeoClaw (George)
Boussinesq Model (Zhou)
10:50-11:10 Coffee
11:10-12:10 Session 6 - Comparisons for Baseline Problem (Zhang)
  How far tsunami can penetrate through the river? Linear and nonlinear shallow-water wave models, and Boussinesq models
12:10-1:30 Break
1:30-2:30 Session 7 - Sensitivity in Friction Effects (Yeh)
  What would the reasonable friction factor be? Should it be changed based on the water level? If so, how?
2:30-3:30 Session 8 - Sensitivity in Tidal Effects (Jay, Yeh)
  Ebb vs. spring tides - How much does the tidal condition make difference in tsunami runup along the river?
3:00-3:20 Coffee
3:50-4:50 Session 9 - Other discussion and future research plans (Yeh)
  What's next? Any desire to compile and publish the workshop outcomes in the form of the proceedings in a book form? Any desire to continue research collaboration using the functionality of ISEC: ? Any desire to initiate a group research program? If so, what topic(s)?
4:50-5:00 Closing Comments
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