Tsunami Research Scientist
PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii, 2005
Office: PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 1040, NOAA Sand Point
Hydrodynamics, coastal engineering: water wave generation and propagation, coastal flooding due to storm surge and tsunamis, risk assessment of coastal hazards, numerical simulation; neural network, tsunami forecasting tools.
See website: http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/
Current Research Projects
- Tsunami Hazard Assessment for U.S. Coastlines Based on Generation, Propagation and Inundation Modeling – Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- Development of Short Term Inundation Forecasting of Tsunamis tool
Gica, E., Spillane, M.C., Titov, V.V., Chamberlin, C.D. and Newman, J.C. (2008). "Development of the Forecast Propagation Database for NOAA's Short-term Inundation Forecasting for Tsunamis (SIFT)", NOAA Technical Memorandum OAR PMEL-139.
Gica, E. Teng, M.H., Liu, P.L.-F., Titov, V.V. and Zhou, H. (2007). "Sensitivity Analysis of Source Parameters for Earthquake Generated Distant Tsunamis", Journal of Waterways, Port, Coasts and Ocean Engineering (special issue), Volume 133, No. 6, pp. 429-441
Gica, E. and Teng, M.H. (2003). "Numerical Modeling of Earthquake-Generated Distant Tsunamis in the Pacific Basin", Proceedings of the 16th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM2003), July 16-18, 2003, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Gica, E., Teng, M.H., Luettich Jr., R., Cheung, K.F., Blain, C.A., Wu, C.S., Scheffner, N. (2001). "Numerical Modeling of Storm Surge Generated by Hurricane Iniki in Hawaii", Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Wave Measurement and Analysis (WAVES2001), Vol. 2, pp. 1555-1564, September 2-6, 2001, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Imamura, F. and Gica, E. (1996). "Numerical Model for Wave Generation due to Subaqueous Landslide along a Coast - A Case of the 1992 Flores Tsunami, Indonesia -", Journal of Science of Tsunami Hazard, Volume 14, No. 1, pp.13-28.
Imamura, F., Synolakis, C.E., Gica, E., Vasily, T., Listanco, E., Lee, H.J. (1995). "Field Survey of the 1994 Mindoro Island, Philippines Tsunami". Topical Issue of Tsunami 1992-1994, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Volume 144, Nos. Â¾, pp. 875-890.
Imamura, F., Gica, E., Takahashi, T. and Shuto, N. (1995). "Numerical Simulation of the 1992 Flores Tsunami: Interpretation of Tsunami Phenomena in Northeastern Flores Island and Damage at Babi Island". Topical Issue of Tsunami 1992-1994, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Volume 144, Nos. Â¾, pp. 555-568.