Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:29


TSUSY (Tsunami Simulation System) is a tool developed at IH Cantabria which allows us to carry out real time numerical propagation of tsunamis.

When an earthquake generates a tsunami,  IH Cantabria is able to offer, thanks to TSUSY, relevant data in a short period time. The software provides maps including travel time for the tsunami wave from the epicenter to the coast, as well as an order of magnitude of the maximum wave height to be expected in the different areas affected by the tsunami.


TSUSYTSUSY Maximum wave heights and travel times (Tsunami in Japan March 11, 2011)


To carry out these simulations, TSUSY uses the parameters characterizing the earthquake provided by the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) as soon as the earthquake takes place. With them, the tool performs the C3 model, also developed at  IH Cantabria, based on COMCOT. This model solves "Shallow Water Equations" in a series of meshes with a global bathymetry, to calculate the results anywhere in the world.


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