The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1349-9963
Print ISSN : 0016-7630
ISSN-L : 0016-7630
Current progress and future perspectives of the research on tsunami deposits using flume experiments
Naofumi Yamaguchi
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2019 Volume 125 Issue 2 Pages 121-136


This review focuses on research on tsunami deposits using flume experiments, summarizing current progress and future perspectives. Sedimentary conditions are easily controlled in flume experiments, and this allows insights into the sedimentary processes that occur during tsunami flow. Previous studies using flume experiments have provided an important input into numerical models of tsunami sediment transport. However, additional experimental studies are required to improve the identification and interpretation of tsunami deposits in the geological record. Recent studies, such as flume experiments that focused on terrestrial topography and large-scale flume experiments that enabled the recognition of sedimentary structures, have improved our understanding of sedimentary process associated with tsunami deposits.

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