Investigation of earthquakes and tsunamis for developing reasonable mitigation strategies
Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Ocean Bottom Seismology and Tsunami
Nearshore tsunami dynamics
|Field||Tsunami Dynamics, Coastal Engineering, Seismology|
|Keyword||Generation, propagation, inundation, and run-up of tsunamis, Rupture process of great earthquakes, Coastal disaster and disaster prevention|
Introduction of Research
My major research interests are tsunamis and numerical modeling of them. Predictive skills for tsunami behavior have rapidly developed over the last several decades. Based on numerical simulation, we can now reasonably estimate tsunami propagation and inundation resulting from an offshore sea surface deformation. However, the numerical results do not necessarily reflect the actual tsunami behaviors accurately, especially in nearshore and inundated areas, because of uncertainties in the modeling. Based on these situations, in my studies, observational and/or experimental studies are sometimes carried out to support the numerical results for a tsunami phenomenon. Using these results from the different approaches, we will achieve a comprehensive understanding of tsunami dynamics.
Y. Yamanaka and Y. Tanioka, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB021375, 2021.
Y. Yamanaka & M. Nakamura, Earth, Planets and Space, 72:6, 2020.
Y.Yamanaka, S.Sato, T.Shimozono, and Y.Tajima, Coastal Engineering Journal, 61(2), 187-198, 2019.
|Academic background||2009 Department of Civil Eng., National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College (A.B. Eng.)|
2011 Department of Civil Eng., Nagaoka University of Technology (B.Eng.)
2013 Department of Civil Eng., The University of Tokyo (M. Eng.)
2016 Department of Civil Eng., The University of Tokyo (Dr. Eng.)
2016 JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Eng., The University of Tokyo
|Affiliated academic society||Japan Society of Civil Engineers, The Seismological Society of Japan, Japan Geoscience Union|
|Room address||Science Bld. 4|