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Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamis

Tiampo, Kristy, Weatherley, Dion K., Weinstein, Stuart A. (Eds.)

2008, VI, 347 p.

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  • Volume covers the latest research prompted by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s earthquake simulation organization
  • Includes material on the huge quantities of remote sensing data sets which have become available in recent years

In recent years, large earthquakes in the circum-Pacific region have repeatedly demonstrated its particular vulnerability to this potentially devastating natural hazard, including the M ~ 9.2 Northern Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 2004 which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people. In the late-1990s, major advancements in seismic research greatly added to the understanding of earthquake fault systems, as large quantities of new and extensive remote sensing data sets, that provided information on the solid earth on scales previously inaccessible, were integrated with a combination of innovative analysis techniques and advanced numerical and computational methods implemented on high-performance computers. This book includes a variety of studies that focus on the modeling of tsunamis and earthquakes, both large-scale simulation and visualization programs, as well as detailed models of small-scale features. Particular attention is paid to computational techniques, languages, and hardware that can be used to facilitate data analysis, visualization, and modeling. Also included are studies of several earthquake forecasting techniques and associated comparisons of their results with historic earthquake data. Finally, the volume ends with theoretical analyses of statistical properties of seismicity by internationally recognized experts in the field. This volume will be of particular interest to researchers interested in the multiscale simulation and visualization of large earthquakes and tsunamis.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » earthquake - earthquake prediction - remote sensing - seismic - tsunami

Related subjects » Birkhäuser Geoscience

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Finite Fault Modeling in a Tsunami Warning Center Context (Weinstein et al.).- Interactive visualization to advance earthquake simulation (Zhang et al.).- Modelling and visualization of tsunamis (Kellogg et al.).- Geophysical Finite Element Simulation Tool (GeoFEST) (Parker et al.).- Multiscale brittle-ductile coupling and genesis of slow earthquakes (Regenauer-Lieb et al.).- Parallel fault systems with evolving self-similar sliding zones (Dysekin).- 3-D simulation of steady plate subduction with tectonic erosion: Current crustal uplift and free-air gravity anomalies in northeast Japan (Hashimoto et al.).- Development of long-period ground motions from earthquakes within the Nankai Trough, Japan: Observations and computer simulation of the 1944 Tonankai (Mw8.1) and 2004 SE off-Kii Peninsula (Mw7.4) earthquakes (Furumura et al.).- Modeling wing crack extension: Implications to the ingredients of discrete element model (Wang et al.).- The solid earth research virtual observatory: Web services for managing geophysical data and applications (Pierce et al.).- Numerical modelling with Python and XML (Gross et al.).- An efficient system for creating InSAR-like images from simulations (Yuan et al.).- SAM and the PI index: Complementary approaches to earthquake forecasting (Tiampo et al.).- Earthquake trend around Sumatra region indicated by a new implementation of LURR method (Yin et al.).- The newest developments of LURR (Yin et al.).- Study on the different characteristics between LURR and state vector before strong earthquakes in southern California since 1980 (Zhang et al.).- Parallel implementation of temporal and spatial scanning of LURR (Feng et al.).- Complexity in sequences of solar flares and earthquakes (Kossobokov et al.).- Earthquakes: Recurrence and interoccurrence times (Abaimov et al.)

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Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India

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