Guide to Geologic Hazards in Alaska

Seiche
A free or standing-wave oscillation of the surface of water in an enclosed or semi-enclosed basin (as a lake, bay, or harbor) that varies in a period, depending on the physical dimensions of the basin, from a few minutes to several hours, and in height from several centimeters to a few meters; that is initiated chiefly by local changes in atmospheric pressure, aided by winds, tidal currents, and small earthquakes; and that continues, pendulum fashion, for a time after cessation of the originating force (Neuendorf, K.K.E. and others, 2005)
  • DGGS online catalog of government agency publications relating to: Seiche