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The information presented here comes directly from:

Synolakis, C.E., E.N. Bernard, V.V. Titov, U. Kânoğlu, and F.I. González (2007): Standards, criteria, and procedures for NOAA evaluation of tsunami numerical models. NOAA Tech. Memo. OAR PMEL-135, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, 55 pp. [PDF Version]

Where necessary (Laboratory and Field benchmarking), the data for comparison can be downloaded directly from the specific pages (below).

Benchmarking of numerical models can be classified into four categories: Basic hydrodynamic considerations, analytical benchmarking, experimental benchmarking, and field benchmarking. Here, specific benchmark problems for validating and verifying computational tools for predicting the coastal effect of tsunamis are described in detail. Some of the benchmark problems described here were used as benchmark problems in the 1995 (Yeh et al., 1996) and 2004 (Liu et al., 2007) Long-Wave Runup Models Workshops in Friday Harbor, Washington, and Catalina Island, Los Angeles, California, respectively.

See latest results from the Mapping and Modeling Benchmarking Workshop