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The 26 December 2004 tsunami source estimated from satellite radar altimetry and seismic waves

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dc.contributor.author Song, Tony Y.
dc.contributor.author Ji, Chen
dc.contributor.author Fu, L.-L.
dc.contributor.author Zlotnicki, Victor
dc.contributor.author Shum, C. K.
dc.contributor.author Yi, Yuchan
dc.contributor.author Hjorleifsdottir, Vala
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-04T18:06:50Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-04T18:06:50Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10-18
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters Vol. 32, L20601, doi:10.1029/2005GL023683, 2005 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-1395
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39225
dc.description.abstract The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was the first earthquake tsunami of its magnitude to occur since the advent of both digital seismometry and satellite radar altimetry. Both have independently recorded the event from different physical aspects. The seismic data has then been used to estimate the earthquake fault parameters, and a three-dimensional ocean-general-circulation-model (OGCM) coupled with the fault information has been used to simulate the satellite-observed tsunami waves. Here we show that these two datasets consistently provide the tsunami source using independent methodologies of seismic waveform inversion and ocean modeling. Cross-examining the two independent results confirms that the slip function is the most important condition controlling the tsunami strength, while the geometry and the rupture velocity of the tectonic plane determine the spatial patterns of the tsunami. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 273321 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.subject ocean general circulation model (OGCM) en
dc.subject seismic waveform en
dc.subject ocean modeling en
dc.title The 26 December 2004 tsunami source estimated from satellite radar altimetry and seismic waves en
dc.type Article en


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