Study on the evaluation of tsunami reducing by coastal control fo rest for actual conditions

Harada Kenji, Fumihiko Imamura

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Abstract

The field survey and the literature study on the control forest conditions are carried out to evaluate the effect of actual coastal forest and to find the condition of coastal forest. The relation between the forest density and the diameter of trunks is obtained through the measurement of control forests and some previous researches, which can be useful information for the evaluation of effects. The numerical simulation including the model of control forest is performed for evaluating the quantitative effect for tsunami reduction and damage. The table to estimate the reduction effect in terms of wave height, velocity and hydraulic pressure is obtained and can be compared the Shuto's tsunami damage criteria. Finally, the literature study was done to recognize the mitigation effect of tsunami disaster by the coastal forest in the past. Four main functions to reduce tsunami disaster are found; 1) to stop drifts or ships carried by a tsunami, 2) to reduce tsunami energy, 3) to form sand dune protecting tsunamis as well as high waves, and 4) to catch people carried back by a tsunami to the sea. However, it should be reminded that the coastal forests would be destroyed by a huge tsunami and would be floating material to cause secondary damage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian and Pacific Coasts, 2003 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference
EditorsYoshimi Goda, Kazuo Nadaolta, Wataru Kiolta
Publisher[publishername] World Scientific
ISBN (Print)9789812703040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Event2nd International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC (WITH CD-ROM) 2003 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2004 Feb 292004 Mar 4

Publication series

NameAsian and Pacific Coasts, 2003 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC (WITH CD-ROM) 2003
CountryJapan
CityChiba
Period04/2/2904/3/4

Keywords

  • Coastal forests
  • Forest density
  • Forest width
  • Numerical simulat ion
  • T sunamis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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    Kenji, H., & Imamura, F. (2004). Study on the evaluation of tsunami reducing by coastal control fo rest for actual conditions. In Y. Goda, K. Nadaolta, & W. Kiolta (Eds.), Asian and Pacific Coasts, 2003 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference (Asian and Pacific Coasts, 2003 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference). [publishername] World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812703040_0004