Under the auspices of the Tsunami Commission of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the International Coordination Group of the International Oceanographic Commission, the IUGGIIOC International Tsunami Symposium, TSUNAMI '93 (Sixteenth International Tsunami Symposium) was held in Wakayama, Olle of the most historical areas in the prevention of tsunami disasters in Japan, from 23 to 27 August, 1993 by the Organizing Committee of the Japan Society of Ovil Engineers, in commemoration of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. More than one hundred and fifty scientists, engineers and specialists specializing in tsunami research and mitigation of the disasters met from thirteen countries to exchange current information on technica1 advances and to discuss progress in the science. Over hundred and ten abstracts were submitted, most of which were excellent. It was specially agreed in this symposium that in the aftemoon of the third day a usual session for operational tsunami warning systems and plans for improvement is hdd, but three days for presentation and publication restrictions only permit the presentation of less than 78 papers.
Preface; Y. Tsuchiya, N. Shuto. Opening Address; E. N. Bernard. Opening Address; Y. Tsuchiya. 1: Tsunami Generation, Propagation and Inundation: Their Prediction and Simulation. On-Shelf Tsunami Generation and Coastal Propagation; G. F. Carrier. Estimate of Tsunami Run-Up Heights from Earthquake Magnitudes; K. Abe. Generation Mechanism of the First Wave of the 1983 Nihonkai-Chubu Earthquake Tsunami; N. Shuto, K. Chida, F. Imamura. An Investigation of the Propagation of Tsunamis in the Aegean Sea by Mathematical Modelling; A. C. Yalciner, U. Kuran, A. Akyarli, F. Imamura. Source Parameters on the 1957 Aleutian and 1938 Alaskan Earthquakes form Tsunami Wave Forms; J. M. Johnson, K. Satake. Tsunami Wave Hindcasting in the Japan Sea; J. Y. Chung, S. D. Kim, V. V. Ivanov. Numerical Simulations of the 1960 Chilean Tsunami Propagation and Inundation at Hiro, Hawaii; P. L. F. Liu, Y. S. Cho, S. B. Yoon, S. N. Seo. 2: Tsunami Disasters: Their Prevention and Mitigation. Tsunami Amplification due to Resonance in Alberni Inlet: Normal Modes; R. F. Henry, T. S. Murty. Large Scale Three-Dimensional Laboratory Measurements of Tsunami Inundation; M. J. Briggs, C. E. Synolakis, S. G. Harkins, S. A. Hughes. The Cape Mendocino Tsunami, 25 April 1992; F. I. Gonzalez, E. N. Bernard, K. Satake. Alaskan Tsunamis Revisited; J. F. Lander. Response of Residents at the Moment of Tsunamis - The 1992 Flores Island Earthquake Tsunami, Indonesia; Y. Kawata, Y. Tsuji, A. R. Syamsudin Sunjaro, M. Matsuyama, H. Matsutomi, F. Imamura, T. Takahashi. Geomorphological Impacts of the Flores Tsunami of 12 December 1992; S. Shi, A. G. Dawson, D. E. Smith. Re-Examination of Historical Tsunami Data of Shikoku Island in Japan; H. Murakami, S. Itoh, Y. Hiraiwa, T. Shiada. Historical and Prehistorical Large Tsunamis in the Southern Ryukyus, Japan; T. Nakata, T. Kawana. A Road Management Approach for Tsunami Disaster Planning; S. Okazaki, K. Shibata, N. Shuto. Hydraulic Phenomena and Tsunami Damage in Fishing Ports &endash; A Case Study of the Nihonkai&endash;Chubu Earthquake Tsunami; H. Hata, M. Yamamoto, A. Nakayama, T. Takeuchi, J. Yamamoto. Case Studies of Tsunami Countermeasure Considering Coastal Environment; T. Kawaguchi, S. Itoh, H. Takeuchi. Tsunami, Disasters and Defence Works in Case of the 1993 Hokkaido&endash;Nansei&endash;Oki Earthquake Tsunami; N. Shuto. 3: Tsunami Observations, Warning Systems, and Plans for Improvement. Tsunami Observation by Ocean Bottom Pressure Gauge; M. Okada. Japan Tsunami Warning System: Present Status and Future Plan; H. Uchiike, K. Hosono. Tsunami Studies and their Application to Peru's Socio-Economic Development and Emergency Planning; J. Kuroiwa.