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  1. El Safty, H. and Lynett, P. () "Bottom Boundary Layer Motions Forced by Long and Short Free Surface Waves." in preparation.
  2. Son, S. and Lynett, P. () "Modeling Scour and Deposition in Harbors Due to Complex Tsunami-Induced Currents." in review.
  3. Lynett, P., Swigler, D., and El Safty, H. () "Laboratory Study of Breaking Long Wave Evolution over a Complex Shelf" in preparation.
  4. Kalligeris, N., Montoya, L., Ayca, A., and Lynett, P. () "An Approach for Estimating the Largest Expected Tsunami from Far Field Subduction Zone Earthquakes." in review.
  5. Ko, H.-S. and Lynett, P. () "Development of Hydraulic-Control Wave-maker for Study of Vertically-variable Oceanographic Flows" in preparation.
  6. Ko, H.-S. and Lynett, P. () "Long Wave Run-Ups On A Bi-Linear Beach Slope Induced By A Solitary And A Transient-Focused Wave Group Generated By Hydraulic-Control Wave-Maker" in preparation.
  7. Lynett, P., et al (12 co-authors). () "The Tsunami Generated by the Taan Fjord Landslide of October 2015" in preparation.
  8. Higman, B., et al (20 co-authors). () "Detection and characterization of a giant landslide and tsunami driven by rapid deglaciation." in review.
  9. Kalligeris, N., and Lynett, P., () "Growth, decay and quasi-two-dimensional properties of a wave induced turbulent shallow-water monopolar vortex" in preparation.
  10. Kalligeris, N., and Lynett, P.,. () "Large-scale experiments on generation and growth of a wave-induced shallow turbulent coherent structure" in preparation.

  11. 2017
  12. Montoya, L., Lynett, P., Thio, H., and Li, W. (2017) "Spatial Statistics of Tsunami Overland Flow Properties." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), V. 143, No. (2). [local pdf]
  13. Tavakkol, S. and Lynett, P. (2017) "Celeris: A GPU-accelerated open source software with a Boussinesq-type wave solver for real-time, interactive simulation and visualization." Computer Physics Communications, doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2017.03.002. [local pdf]
  14. Lynett, P., et al (30 co-authors). (2017) "Inter-model Analysis of Tsunami Induced Currents." Ocean Modeling, v. 114, pp. 14-32, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.04.003. [local pdf]
  15. Kriebel, D., Lynett, P., Cox, D. (2017) "Energy Method for Approximating Overland Tsunami Flows." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), V. 143, No. (5). [local pdf]
  16. Keen, A., Lynett, P., Eskijan, M., Ayca, A., and Wilson, R. (2017) "A Monte Carlo Based Approach to Estimate Fragility Curves of Floating Docks for Small Craft Marinas." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000385. [local pdf]

  17. 2016
  18. Ayca, A., and Lynett, P. (2016) "Effect of Tides and Source Location on Nearshore Tsunami-Induced Currents." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012435 [local pdf]
  19. Lynett, P. (2016) "Precise Prediction of Coastal and Overland Flow Dynamics: A Grand Challenge or a Fool’s Errands." Journal of Disaster Research, v. 11, No.4. [local pdf]
  20. Chock, G., Yu, G., Thio, H., and Lynett, P. (2016) "Target Structural Reliability Analysis for Tsunami Hydrodynamic Loads of the ASCE 7 Standard." Journal of Structural Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001499. [local pdf]
  21. Kalligeris, N., V. Skanavis, S. Tavakkol, A. Ayca, H. E. Safty, P. Lynett, and C. Synolakis (2016) "Lagrangian flow measurements and observations of the 2015 Chilean tsunami in Ventura, CA." Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068796. [local pdf]
  22. Jung, T. H., Son, S., & Lynett, P. J. (2016). "A Comprehensive Sensitivity Analysis of Tsunami Model System to the Parametric and Input Uncertainties." Journal of Coastal Research, 1117-1121.
  23. Lynett, P. (2016) "Understanding the 'Harbor Wave'." PORTSIDE Caribbean, June/Sept, pp. 22-23 [local pdf]

  24. 2015
  25. Borrero J., Lynett P., and Kalligeris N. (2015) "Tsunami currents in ports." Proc. Royal Society of London A. A373:20140372, doi: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0372. [local pdf]
  26. Weiss, R., Lynett, P., and Wunnemann, K. (2015) "The Eltanin Impact and its Tsunami along the Coast of South America: Insights for Potential Deposits." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.050. [local pdf]
  27. Lin, F.-C., Kohler, M., Lynett, P., Ayca, A., and Weeraratne, D. (2015) "March 11, 2011 Tohoku tsunami wavefront mapping across offshore southern California." JGR-Solid Earth, doi:10.1002/2014JB011524. [local pdf]
  28. Lovolt, F., Glimsdal, S., Lynett, P., and Pedersen, G. (2015) "Simulating tsunami propagation in fjords with long wave models." Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., v. 15, 657-669, doi:10.5194/nhess-15-657-2015. [local pdf]

  29. 2014
  30. Parsons, T., Geist, E., Ryan, H., Lee, H., Haeussler, P., Lynett, P., Hart, P., Sliter, R., and Roland, E. (2014) "Source and progression of a submarine landslide and tsunami: the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake at Port Valdez." JGR-Solid Earth, v. 119, 8502-8516, doi:10.1002/2014JB011514. [local pdf]
  31. Lynett, P., Borrero, J., Son, S., Wilson, R., and Miller, K., (2014) "Assessment of the Tsunami-Induced Current Hazard." Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058680. [local pdf]
  32. Geist, E. and Lynett, P. (2014) "Source Process in the Probabilistic Assessment of Tsunami Hazards." Oceanography 27(2), pp. 86-93, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.43. [local pdf]
  33. Son, S., and Lynett, P. (2014) "Interaction of Shallow Water Waves with Weakly Sheared Currents of Arbitrary Profile." Coastal Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.04.009. [local pdf]
  34. Son, S. and Lynett, P. (2014) "Nonlinear and Dispersive Free Surface Waves Propagating over Fluids with Weak Vertical and Horizontal Density Variation." Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v. (748), pp. 221-240, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2014.144. [local pdf]
  35. Borrero, J., Kalligeris, N., Lynett, P., Fritz, H., Newman, A., and Covers, J., (2014) "Observations and Modeling of the August 27, 2012 Earthquake and Tsunami affecting El Salvador and Nicaragua." Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0782-2. [local pdf]
  36. Renteria, W. and Lynett, P. (2014) "Assessment of the Chile 2010 and Japan 2011 Tsunami Events in the Galapagos Islands." in AGU Monograph Series, special issue on the Galapagos Islands.

  37. 2013
  38. Irish, J., Lynett, P., Weiss, R., Smallegan, A., and Cheng, W., (2013) "Buried relic seawall mitigates Hurricane Sandy's impacts." Coastal Engineering, v. 80, pp. 79-82, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.06.001.[local pdf]
  39. Arcos, M., MacInnes, B., Arreaga, P., Rivera-Hernandez, F., Weiss, R., and Lynett, P. (2013) " An amalgamated meter-thick sedimentary package enabled by the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in El Garrapatero, Galapagos Islands. " Quaternary Research, v.80, pp. 9-19, doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2013.04.005. [local pdf]
  40. Park, H., Cox, D., Lynett, P., Wiebe, D., and Shin, S. (2013) "Tsunami Inundation Modeling in Constructed Environments: A Physical and Numerical Comparison of Free-Surface Elevation, Velocity, and Momentum Flux." Coastal Engineering, v. 79, pp. 9-21, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.04.002.[local pdf]
  41. Lovolt, F., Pedersen, G., and Lynett, P. (2013) "Simulating run-up on steep slopes with operational Boussinesq models; capabilities, spurious effects and instabilities." Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., v. 20, pp. 379-395, doi:10.5194/npg-20-379-2013. [local pdf]
  42. Wilson, R., Admire, A., Borrero, J., Dengler, L., Legg, M., Lynett, P., Miller, K., Ritchie, A., Sterling, K., and Whitmore, P. (2013) "Observations and Impacts from the 2010 Chilean and 2011 Japanese tsunamis in California. " Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi:10.1007/s00024-012-0527-z. [local pdf]

  43. 2012
  44. Lynett, P., Weiss, R., Renteria, W., De La Torre Morales, G., Son, S., Arcos, M., and MacInnes, B. (2012) "Coastal Impacts of the March 11th Tohoku, Japan Tsunami in the Galapagos Islands. " Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/s00024-012-0568-3. [local pdf]
  45. Kim, D.-H. and Lynett, P. (2012) "A sigma-Coordinate Transport Model Coupled with Rotational Boussinesq-type Equations. " Environmental Fluid Mechanics, doi: 10.1007/s10652-012-9256-1. [local pdf]
  46. Lynett, P., Borrero, J, Weiss, R., Son, S., Greer, D., and Renteria, W. (2012) "Observations and Modeling of Tsunami-Induced Currents in Ports and Harbors." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 327/328, pp. 68-74, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.02.002, 2012. [local pdf]
  47. Oaks, D., Lynett, P., Edge. B. (2012) "Physical Modeling of the Transition between a Floodwall and a Levee." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), v. 138(1), pp. 53-62, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000103. [local pdf]

  48. 2011
  49. Fritz, H.M., Borrero, J.C., Synolakis, C.E., Okal, E.A., Weiss, R., Titov, V.V., Jaffe, B.E., Foteinis, S., Lynett, P., Chan, I.-C., Liu, P L.-F. (2011) "Insights on the 2009 South Pacific Tsunami in Samoa and Tonga from Field Surveys and Numerical Simulations." Earth Science Reviews, v. 1-7 (1-2), p. 66-75, doi:10.1016/ j.earscirev.2011.03.004.
  50. Lynett, P., and Liu, P. L.-F. (2011) "Simulation of Complex Tsunami Behavior." Computing in Science and Engineering Magazine, July/August 2011, v. 13(4), pp. 50-57, doi: 10.1109/ MCSE.2011.22. [local pdf]
  51. Son, S., Lynett, P., and Kim, D.-H. (2011) "Nested and Multi-Physics Modeling of Tsunami Evolution from Generation to Inundation." Ocean Modelling, v. 38 (1-2), p. 96-113, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.02.007. [local pdf]
  52. Kim, D.-H. and Lynett, P. (2011) "Turbulent Mixing and Scalar Transport in Shallow and Wavy Flows." Physics of Fluids, v. 23 (1), doi:10.1063/1.3531716 (16 pages). [local pdf]
  53. Kim, D.-H. and Lynett, P. (2011) "Dispersive and Nonhydrostatic Pressure Effects at the Front of Surge." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000345.[local pdf]

  54. 2010
  55. Okal, E., Fritz, H., Synolakis, C., Borrero, J., Weiss, R., Lynett, P., Titov, V., Foteinis, S., Jaffe, B., Liu, P., and Chan, I. (2010) "Field Survey of the Samoa Tsunami of 29 September 2009." Seismological Research Letters, v. 81 (4), p. 578-592.
  56. Wu, C.H., Young, C.C., Chen, Q.J., and Lynett, P.J., (2010) "Efficient Non-Hydrostatic Modeling of Nonlinear Waves From Shallow to Deep Waters." J. of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, v. 136(2), p.104-118.
  57. Lynett, P., Melby, J., and Kim, D.-H., (2010) "An Application of Boussinesq Modeling to Hurricane Wave Overtopping and Inundation." Ocean Engineering, v. 37, p. 135-153. doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2009.08.021. [local pdf]

  58. 2009
  59. Sitanggang, K. and Lynett, P. (2009). "Multi-scale Simulation with a Hybrid Boussinesq-RANS Hydrodynamic Model." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, doi: 10.1002/fld.2056.[local pdf]
  60. Kim, D.-H., Lynett, P., and Socolofsky, S. (2009) "A Depth-Integrated Model for Weakly Dispersive, Turbulent, and Rotational Fluid Flows." Ocean Modelling, v. 27 (3-4), p. 198-214. [local pdf]
  61. Augustin, L. N., Irish, J. L., and Lynett, P. (2009). "Laboratory and Numerical Studies of Wave Damping by Emergent and Near-Emergent Wetland Vegetation." Coastal Engineering, v. 53(3), p. 332-340.[local pdf]
  62. Geist, E., Lynett, P., and Chaytor, J. (2009). "Hydrodynamic Modeling of Tsunamis from the Currituck Landslide." Marine Geology, v. 264 (1-2), p. 41-52. [local pdf]
  63. He, H., Song, J., Lynett, P., and Li, S. (2009). "Determination of Fractional Energy Loss of Waves in Nearshore Waters using an Improved High-Order Boussinesq-type Model." Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, v. 27 (3), p. 621-629, 2009.

  64. 2007
  65. Huntington, K., Bourgeois, J., Gelfenbaum, G., Lynett, P., Jaffe, B., Yeh, H., and Weiss, R. (2007). "Sandy Signs of Tsunami Onshore Depth and Speed." AGU EOS, Dec 25th Cover Article, v. 88(52), p. 577-578.
  66. Korycansky, D. G. and Lynett, P. (2007). "Runup from Impact Tsunami." Geophysical Journal International, v. 170, p. 1076-1088. [local pdf]
  67. Lynett, P. (2007). "The Effect of a Shallow Water Obstruction on Long Wave Runup and Overland Flow Velocity." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), v. 133(6), p. 455-462. [local pdf]

  68. 2006
  69. Goff, J., Liu, P., Higman, B., Morton, R., Jaffe, B., Fernando, J., Lynett, P., Fritz, H., Synolakis, C., and Fernando, S (2006). "Sri Lanka Field Survey after the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami." EERI Spectra., v. 22(S3), p. 155-172.. [Publishers Link]
  70. Lynett, P. (2006). "Wave Breaking Velocity Effects in Depth-Integrated Models." Coastal Engineering, v. 53, p. 325-333. [local pdf]
  71. Lynett, P. (2006). "Nearshore Modeling Using High-Order Boussinesq Equations." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), v. 132(5), p. 348-357. [local pdf]

  72. 2005
  73. Liu, P., Lynett, P., Fernando, J., Jaffe, B., Fritz, H., Higman, B., Synolakis, C., Morton, R., and Goff, J. (2005). "Observations of the International Tsunami Survey Team in Sri Lanka." Science. v. 308(5728), p. 1595, June 10, 2005. [Publishers Link]
  74. Sitanggang, K. and Lynett, P. (2005). "Parallel Computation of a Highly Nonlinear Boussinesq Equation Model through Domain Decomposition." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, v. 49(1), p. 57-74. [local pdf]
  75. Korycansky, D. G. and Lynett, P. (2005). "Offshore Breaking of Impact Tsunami: the Van Dorn Effect Re-Visited." Geophysical Research Letters, v. 32, No. 10, 10.1029/2004GL021918. [Publishers Link]
  76. Lynett, P. and Liu, P. L.-F. (2005). "A Numerical Study of the Runup Generated by Three-Dimensional Landslides." JGR-Oceans, v. 110, C03006, doi:10.1029/2004JC002443. [local pdf]
  77. Hsiao, S.-C., Lynett, P.., Hwung, H.-H., and Liu, P. L.-F. (2005). "Numerical Simulations of Nonlinear Short Waves Using the Multi-Layer Model." Journal of Engineering Mechanics v.131(3), p. 231-243. [Publishers Link]

  78. 2004
  79. Lynett, P. and Liu, P. L.-F. (2004). "Linear Analysis of the Multi-Layer Model." Coastal Engineering, v. 51(6), p. 439-454. [local pdf]
  80. Lynett, P. and Liu, P. L.-F. (2004). "A Two-Layer Approach to Water Wave Modeling." Proc. Royal Society of London A. v. 460, p. 2637-2669. [local pdf]
  81. Basterretxea, G., Orfila, A., Jordi, A., Casas, B., Lynett, P., Liu, P. L.-F., Duarte, C. M., and Tintore, J. (2004). "Seasonal Dynamics of a Microtidal Pocket Beach with Posidonia Oceanica Seabeds (Mallorca, Spain)." Journal of Coastal Research, v. 20(4), p. 1155-1164.
  82. Cheung, K., Phadke, A., Wei, Y., Rojas, R., Douyere, Y., Martino, C., Houston, S., Liu, P. L.-F., Lynett, P., Dodd, N., Liao, S., and Nakazaki, E. (2004). "Modeling of Storm-induced Coastal Flooding for Emergency Management." Ocean Engineering, v. 30, p. 1353-1386. [local pdf]

  83. 2003
  84. Ryu, S., Kim, M.H., and Lynett, P. (2003). "Fully Nonlinear Wave-Current Interactions and Kinematics by a BEM-based Numerical Wave Tank." Computational Mechanics, v. 32, p. 336-346. [local pdf]
  85. Lynett, P., Borrero, J., Liu, P. L.-F., and Synolakis, C.E. (2003). "Field Survey and Numerical Simulations: A Review of the 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami." Pure and Applied Geophysics, v.160, p. 2119-2146. [local pdf]
  86. Liu, P. L.-F., Lynett, P., and Synolakis, C.E. (2003). "Analytical Solutions for Forced Long Waves on a Sloping Beach." Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v. 478, p. 101-109. [local pdf]

  87. 2002
  88. Lynett, P., Wu, T.-R., and Liu, P. L.-F. (2002). "Modeling Wave Runup with Depth-Integrated Equations." Coastal Engineering, v. 46(2), p. 89-107. [local pdf]
  89. Lynett, P. and Liu, P. L.-F. (2002). "A Two-Dimensional, Depth-Integrated Model for Internal Wave Propagation." Wave Motion, v. 36, p. 221-240. [local pdf]
  90. Lynett, P. and Liu, P. L.-F. (2002). "A Numerical Study of Submarine Landslide Generated Waves and Runup." Proc. Royal Society of London A. v. 458, p. 2885-2910. [local pdf]
  91. Lynett, P., Liu, P. L.-F., Losada, I., and Vidal, C. (2000). "Solitary Wave Interaction with Porous Breakwaters." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (ASCE), v. 126(6), p. 314-322. [local pdf]