Edison Gica

Tsunami Research Scientist

Edison GicaPhD, Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii, 2005

E-mail: edison.gica@noaa.gov
Office: PMEL, Bldg 3, Rm 1040, NOAA Sand Point

Phone: 206-526-6441

Fax: 206-526-6054

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Gica, E., V.V. Titov, C. Moore, and Y. Wei (2015): Tsunami simulation using sources inferred from various measurement data: Implications for the model forecast. Pure Appl. Geophys., Mar 2015, Vol. 172, Issue 3-4, pp 773-789, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0979-4.

Gica, E. (2015): A Tsunami Forecast Model for Midway Atoll. NOAA OAR Special Report, PMEL Tsunami Forecast Series: Vol. 7, 132 pp. 

Barberopoulou, A., M.R. Legg, E. Gica, and G. Legg (2014): Multiple wave arrivals contribute to damage and tsunami duration on the US West Coast. In Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned, Environmental and Societal Significance, Y.A. Kontar, V. Santiago-Fandiño, T. Takahashi (ed.), Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol. 35, Springer Netherlands, ISBN: 978-94-007-7268-7 (Print) 978-94-007-7269-4 (Online), 359–376.

Percival, D.B., D.W. Denbo, M.C. Eblé, E. Gica, P.Y. Huang, H.O. Mofjeld, M.C. Spillane, V.V. Titov, and E.I. Tolkova (2014): Detiding DART® buoy data for real-time extraction of source coefficients for operational tsunami forecasting. Published online, Pure Appl. Geophys., doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0962-0.

Hamlington, B.D., R.R. Leben, O.A. Godin, E. Gica, V.V. Titov, B.J. Haines, and S.D. Desai (2012): Could satellite altimetry have improved early detection and warning of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami? Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L15605, doi: 10.1029/2012GL052386.

Okumura, Y., K. Harada, E. Gica, T. Takahashi, S. Koshimura, S. Suzuki, and Y. Kawata (2009): Long-term effects of social responses in the 1994 Mindoro tsunami disaster in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. JSCE Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 30, 637-644, in Japanese.

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. ¾, 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. ¾, pp. 555-568.