This paper presents a new experimental campaign aimed at reproducing tsunamis generated by landslides at the flank of conical islands. In order to describe in high details the wave field around the island a special acquisition system, which consists of both fixed and movable wave gauges, has been employed. Indeed, each experiment has been repeated several times by changing the configuration of the movable gauges, then obtaining a single virtual experiment with high spatial resolution measurements. Fixed run-up gauges measure the waves at fixed locations to statistically quantify the repeatability of the experiments. Selected experimental results are illustrated within the paper that is mainly aimed at defining a benchmark dataset, available on request, for the development/calibration/validation of analytical and numerical models of tsunamis generated by landslides.
Romano, A., Di Risio, M., Bellotti, G., Molfetta, M.G., Damiani, L., de Girolamo, P. (2016). Tsunamis generated by landslides at the coast of conical islands: experimental benchmark dataset for mathematical model validation. LANDSLIDES, 1-15 [10.1007/s10346-016-0696-4].