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Open-File Report O-13-13, Tsunami animations, time histories, and digital point data for flow depth, elevation, and velocity for the South Coast Project Area, Curry County, Oregon, by George R. Priest, Robert C. Witter, Y. Joseph Zhang, Kelin Wang, Chris Goldfinger, Laura L. Stimely, John T. English, Sean G. Pickner, Kaleena L.B. Hughes, Taylore E. Wille, and Rachel L. Smith.
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This publication is part of a data series for the entire Oregon coast (see map below for project areas):
Each project area has the following data organized by either the computational grid or the whole project. (See the Tsunami Project Areas and Grid Index Map PDF.) The Bandon, Coos Bay, and South Coast projects have all of their data organized by project area. The Central Coast, Clatsop, and Tillamook projects have all of the data organized by both project area and by computational grid. All projects areas have the following data provided in these publications:
from the readme.txt file--
EXPLANATION OF FILES INCLUDED WITH THIS PUBLICATION
This publication is part of a data series for the entire Oregon coast. The publications are made up of six project areas (from North to South): Clatsop, Tillamook, Central Coast, Coos Bay, Bandon, and South Coast. Each project area has data organized by either the computational grid or the whole project area. The Bandon, Coos Bay, and South Coast projects have all of their data organized by project area. The Central Coast, Clatsop, and Tillamook projects have all of their data organized by both project area and by computational grid.
The purpose of this publication is to release model output files of the maximum tsunami wave elevations, maximum velocities, and maximum flow depths, over the course of the entire simulation, for specific locations. These files also include post-earthquake subsidence values, pre- and post-earthquake topography, and wet/dry attributes. There are two .pdf booklets for the project area with charts depicting the modeled tsunami wave heights and velocities as they arrive at gauge stations simulated in the computer model. The data provided is for all of the 7 tsunami scenarios published by DOGAMI (SM, M, L, XL, XXL, AK64, and AKMax).
Read the Open-File Report O-13-19 Tsunami Inundation Scenarios for Oregon report (also provided as part of this publication) for more detailed information on the methodologies used to create these data.
The South Coast Project Area extends from the Oregon/California state line to approximately 1 mile north of Port Orford in Curry County. The project area do not cover the entire Curry County extent. The Bandon Project Area publication contains data adjacent and to the north of this project area.
The South Coast Project Area is made up of two computational grids; one for Cascadia sources and one for Gulf of Alaska sources. The two grids differ only in refinement in earthquake sources. (Tsunami modeling that occurred later in the 4-year project used different computational grid methodologies.) For purposes of this data release, the output data is organized by the entire project area as one set of model output files (vs. two computational grids).
Point_Data: contains the raw model output data in ascii format (.txt files). These data include information for pre- and post-earthquake bathymetry, wet/dry values, maximum wave elevation, maximum flow depth, maximum velocity, and east/west and north/south component velocity data.
Wave_Animations: contains wave animations created from the model data for the project area. Files are provided in a Microsoft PowerPoint (2010) file and as stand-alone animation files.
Wave_Time_History_Data: All of the South Coast Project Area wave time history data is stored within the Elevation and Velocity folders within the Wave_Time_History_Data folder, each containing the respective data for which the folder is named. The time history data are provided in multiple formats: as a .pdf book of charts, within an Excel (.xlsx) file, and as text files (.txt or .dat). Time series data were extracted from tsunami model runs at 10 second time steps. The text files are the original files provided by Joseph Zhang from the computer model and can be found in the txt_files_original folder. The raw output files were also modified/processed by DOGAMI analysts to create the .pdf booklets and Excel files. The .pdf book of charts was created for ease in viewing the data. The Excel files were created as an intermediate step between the model output text files and the creation of the charts.
Reference_Files: contains reference files that may help the user understand and use the data better. These files include Evacuation Brochure Index polygons shapefile, Tsunami Inundation Scenarios for Oregon (Open-File Report O-13-19) report (.pdf), Tsunami Inundation Map (TIM) Index polygons shapefile, Tsunami Data Grid Seams shapefile, and a Tsunami Project Areas and Grids Index Map (.pdf). Please see the metadata for information about the GIS shapefiles provided.
SouthCoast_ProjectArea_TsunamiScenarios.gdb: Esri version 10.1 file geodatabase containing all 7 tsunami scenarios (SM, M, L, XL, XXL, AK64, and AKMax) for the South Coast Project Area.