Includes case studies as well as computational modeling of tsunami generation
Presents research on tsunami forecasting and hazard assessments
The Tsunami from the 1960 Chilean earthquake affected the entire Pacific Ocean and motivated the international coordination on tsunami research and warning systems around the Pacific. However, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami affected the entire world, and reminded that tsunamis are not a local or regional problem but a global issue.
This volume contains 18 papers, mostly presented at the 24th International Tsunami Symposium held in 14-16 July 2009. They reflect the current state of tsunami science, including case studies of earthquake-generated tsunamis, tsunami forecasting and hazard assessments, and theoretical and computational modeling of tsunami generation, propagation and coastal behavior.
Cover illustration: Based on a photograph from “Field Survey of the March 28, 2005 Nias-Simeulue Earthquake and Tsunami” by J. C. Borrero, B. McAdoo, B. Jaffe, L. Dengler, G. Gelfenbaum, B. Higman, R. Hidayat, A. Moore, W. Kongko, Lukijanto, R. Peters, G. Prasetya, V. Titov, and E. Yulianto.
Introduction to “Tsunamis in the World Ocean: Past, Present, and Future. Volume I” by Kenji Satake, Alexander Rabinovich, Utku Kânoğlu and Stefano Tinti.- Tsunamigenic Earthquakes: Past and Present Milestones by Emile A. Okal.- Geological and Hydrodynamical Examination of the Bathyal Tsunamigenic Origin of Miocene Conglomerates in Chita Peninsula, Central Japan by Toru Tachibana and Yoshinobu Tsuji.- The Transoceanic 1755 Lisbon Tsunami in Martinique by J. Roger, M. A. Baptista, A. Sahal, F. Accary and S. Allgeyer, et al..- Evaluating Tsunami Impact on the Gulf of Cadiz Coast (Northeast Atlantic) by R. Omira, M. A. Baptista and J. M. Miranda.- Slip Distribution of the 1963 Great Kurile Earthquake Estimated from Tsunami Waveforms by Kei Ioki and Yuichiro Tanioka.- Combined Effects of Tectonic and Landslide-Generated Tsunami Runup at Seward, Alaska During the MW 9.2 1964 Earthquake by Elena Suleimani, Dmitry J. Nicolsky, Peter J. Haeussler and Roger Hansen.- Field Survey of the March 28, 2005 Nias-Simeulue Earthquake and Tsunami by Jose C. Borrero, Brian McAdoo, Bruce Jaffe, Lori Dengler and Guy Gelfenbaum, et al..- Observation and Modeling of the January 2009 West Papua, Indonesia Tsunami by Yushiro Fujii, Kenji Satake and Yuji Nishimae.- Synthesis of a Tsunami Spectrum in a Semi-Enclosed Basin Using Its Background Spectrum by Kuniaki Abe.- The 29 September 2009 Samoa Islands Tsunami: Simulations Based on the First Focal Mechanism Solutions and Implications on Tsunami Early Warning Strategies by Roberto Tonini, Alberto Armigliato and Stefano Tinti.- Tsunami Forecasting and Monitoring in New Zealand by William Power and Nora Gale.- An Evaluation of Tsunami Forecasts from the T2 Scenario Database by Diana J. M. Greenslade, Stewart C. R. Allen and M. Arthur Simanjuntak.- Tsunami Simulations for Regional Sources in the South China and Adjoining Seas by Emile A. Okal, Costas E. Synolakis and Nikos Kalligeris.- Effects of Harbor Modification on Crescent City, California’s Tsunami Vulnerability by Lori Dengler and Burak Uslu.- Calculations of Asteroid Impacts into Deep and Shallow Water by Galen Gisler, Robert Weaver and Michael Gittings.- Validation and Verification of a Numerical Model for Tsunami Propagation and Runup by D. J. Nicolsky, E. N. Suleimani and R. A. Hansen.- Optimal Initial Conditions for Simulation of Seismotectonic Tsunamis by Mikhail A. Nosov and Sergey V. Kolesov.- Runup of Tsunami Waves in U-Shaped Bays by Ira Didenkulova and Efim Pelinovsky.