Historical Tsunami Database for the Atlantic, 60 B.C - 2001
Entry ID: HTDBATL

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Summary
Abstract: The Historical Tsunami Database for the Atlantic (HTDB/ATL) is
maintained by the Novosibirsk Tsunami Laboratory (NTL) which is part
of the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical
Geophysics of Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences. The
database consists of three parts. The first part (event data)
contains the source some basic tsunami parameters on 260 historical
tsunamigenic events occurred in the Atlantic (within the area 60S -
72N, 100W - 30E from 60 B.C. up to the present time. The second
part (run-up data) contains the available run-up and tide-gauge
observations for this region. The site provides you with screen forms
for data search by a number of criteria, for their listing, sorting
and for several types of data processing (a histogram of tsunami
occurrence, intensity-time and intensity-magnitude charts).

Following the tsunami database structure proposed by the NGDC
(Boulder, Colorado), the tsunami database supported by the NTL
consists of the two main parts parametric source data (event data) and
observed or measured run-up heights (run-up data). The first part
contains the basic set of source parameters and some integrated data
on tsunami manifestation for historical tsunamigenic events. A set of
parameters includes the full date (Year, Mo, Da) and time (Hr, Mn,
Sec) of an event, position of its source (Lat, Long), the source
depth Dep, the basic set of source magnitudes (mb, Ms, Mw, Mt),
tsunami intensity I (on the Soloviev-Imamura scale), tsunami magnitude
m (on the Imamira-Iida scale), the maximum observed run-up value Hmax,
the total number of available run-up and tide-gauge measurements N,
damage code D, the number of reported fatalities due to an event F, a
cause of the tsunami C, validity of an event V, warning status WS
(where available), tsunamigenic region code TR, the basic reference BR
and a brief description of the source region.

The second part of the database contains coastal run-up observations
and tide-gauge measurements of wave heights. For each wave height
record, a set of displayed parameters includes the 3-level name of the
site (Region name, Area name and Site name), its geographical
coordinates (Lat, Long), the type of measurement T (R - run-up, T -
tide-gauge) and the observed run-up height or the double amplitude H
(in meters), distance of horizontal flooding and the period of the
dominant wave (because of their scarcity the last two parameters are
not presented in the Web-version of the database).

For the Atlantic regions, the run-up data files were newly created
using published catalogs, primary publications and the ITIC (Honolulu,
Hawaii) cardfile with the data on Atlantic tsunamis
(Pararas-Carayannis, 1975).

The database can be accessed online at:
"http://tsun.sscc.ru/htdbatl/"

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to Historical Tsunami Database for the Atlantic from the TNL


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to information and data from the NOAA/NGDC Tsunami Database


Link: GET DATA
Description: Tsunami data from NTL from other regions


Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: -60.0  E: 30.0  W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Viacheslav K.Gusiakov
Dataset Title: Historical Tsunami Database for the Atlantic, 60 B.C - 2001
Dataset Release Date: 15 December 2001
Dataset Release Place: Novosibirsk, Russia
Dataset Publisher: Novosibirsk Tsunami Laboratory (NTL)
Version: 1.0
Other Citation Details: Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics of Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Online Resource: http://tsun.sscc.ru/htdbatl/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0000-01-01


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2060 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS >TSUNAMIS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >TSUNAMIS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL COMPONENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
TIDE GAUGES    [Information]
WAVE HEIGHT GAUGES    [Information]


Keywords
run-up data
event data
tsunamigenic events
wave heights
earthquakes


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NTL


Data Center
Novosibirsk Tsunami Laboratory, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://tsun.sscc.ru/tsulab/tsun_hp.htm

Data Center Personnel
Name: VIACHESLAV K. GUSIAKOV
Phone: (3832) 34-20-70
Fax: (3832) 32-42-59
Email: gvk at omzg.sscc.ru
Contact Address:
Tsunami Laboratory
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical
Geophysics (Computing Center)
Siberian Division
Russian Academy of Sciences
City: Novosibirsk
Postal Code: 630090
Country: Russia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online: web
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: none


Personnel
VIACHESLAV K. GUSIAKOV
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (3832) 34-20-70
Fax: (3832) 32-42-59
Email: gvk at omzg.sscc.ru
Contact Address:
Tsunami Laboratory
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical
Geophysics (Computing Center)
Siberian Division
Russian Academy of Sciences
City: Novosibirsk
Postal Code: 630090
Country: Russia


Publications/References
Gusiakov V.K., Marchuk An.G., Osipova A.V. Expert tsunami database for
the Pacific: motivation, design and proof-of-concept demonstration/
Perspectives on Tsunami Hazard Reduction. Kluwer Academic Publishers,
1997, 21-43

Lockridge P., Dunbar P. (1996) Worldwide Tsunamis: 2000 ? 1995,
Boulder, Colorado, NOAA/NGDC Publication and Database, 31 pp.

Pararas-Carayannis G. (1975). Cardfile with notes and references on
the historical Atlantic tsunamis. ITIC library, Honolulu, Hawaii

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-01-31

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