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Database of Recent Tsunami DepositsEntry ID: USGS_OFR_2010_1172
Abstract: This report describes a database of sedimentary characteristics of tsunami deposits derived from published accounts of tsunami deposit investigations conducted shortly after the occurrence of a tsunami. The database contains 228 entries, each entry containing data from up to 71 categories. It includes data from 51 publications covering 15 tsunamis distributed between 16 countries. The database ... encompasses a wide range of depositional settings including tropical islands, beaches, coastal plains, river banks, agricultural fields, and urban environments. It includes data from both local tsunamis and teletsunamis. The data are valuable for interpreting prehistorical, historical, and modern tsunami deposits, and for the development of criteria to identify tsunami deposits in the geologic record.
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Purpose: These data are intended for science researchers, students, and the general public.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert Peters and Bruce E. Jaffe
Dataset Title: Database of Recent Tsunami Deposits
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: U.S.
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: 2010-1172
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1172/
Start Date: 2010-08-01Stop Date: 2010-08-31
Quality Care should be exercised in using thesis data. No attempt has been made to verify the data presented in this report. The data are derived from a variety of studies with differences in focus, scope, and intent. Details concerning techniques, errors, difficulties, inconsistencies, and potential alternate interpretations of the data are beyond the scope of this report. These are usually site-specific ... and the original citation should be consulted regarding the context of the data. This report contains data from both peer-reviewed journals and from publications not typically subjected to extensive peer review, such as technical papers or conference proceedings. Abstracts are not used in the database. A column for the type of publication is included in the database. While the degree of conformity to standard methods has increased as tsunami deposit studies have become more common, techniques still varied widely among the many studies and the accuracy and precision between separate entries may not be comparable. No attempt has been made in this report to quantify errors. It is recommended that the original reference, supplied for each entry, be consulted before using data compiled in this report.
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Size: 888 KB
Distribution Format: Spreadsheets
Fees: No fees
Email: bjaffe at usgs.gov
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City: Santa Cruz
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95064
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
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Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-11-23