Recent developments in tsunami modeling and forecasting
Convener: Joern Behrens  | Co-Conveners: Costas Synolakis , Carl B. Harbitz 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 05 May, 08:30–12:00  / Room 2
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 05 May, 13:30–15:00  / Hall Z

The 2004 Andaman-Sumatra Tsunami has triggered renewed interest in tsunami modeling, inducing new funding opportunities as well as encouraging researchers from formerly distinct disciplines to join the tsunami research community. Five years later first fruits of this work can be harvested. This session gives opportunity to present and discuss novel approaches in tsunami modeling, including but not limited to new source models, land-slide induced tsunamis, alternative types of tsunami modeling equations, recent numerical techniques, as well as innovative approaches to forecasting and source inversion.

Public information: Several tsunami events in recent years have triggered re-newed interest and research activities in tsunami modeling. Besides several presentations on the latest findings for the September 2009 Samoa Tsunami, the session features a series of presentations with new developments in numerical methods, forecasting approaches, ideas to model the physics of tsunamis, and assessment of the impact of initial and boundary conditions to tsunami simulation results.
Related events: SM4.1/NH4.11 – Earthquake and Tsunami Early Warnings (co-organized)
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 06 May, 15:30–17:00  / Room 27
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 06 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall XL
NH5.1 – Tsunamis of different origins: new developments in modeling hazard, vulnerability and risk (including Plinius Medal Lecture)
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 06 May, 10:30–12:00  / 13:30–17:00  / Room 10
 / Fri, 07 May, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–15:00  / Room 10
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 06 May, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y
 / Attendance Fri, 07 May, 15:30–17:00  / Halls X/Y
PSD8 – OS21
Wed, 05 May, 13:00–13:45  / Room 35