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Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned

Environmental and Societal Significance

Kontar, Yev, Santiago-Fandino, Vincente, Takahashi, Tomoyuki (Eds.)

2014, XIII, 467 p. 220 illus., 187 illus. in color.

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  • Updated information about latest tsunamis in the Indian and Pacific Ocean
  • Covers various tsunami events as well as impacts and lessons learned
  • Overview of specific geographical areas heavily impacted by tsunamis

This book is a collective effort by world experts, bringing together assorted contributions presented during the Ocean Science Session OS-017, of the AOGS-AGU Joint Assembly held in Singapore in 2012 (the Asia Tsunami and Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami events) and other conferences. The chapters cover assessment, evaluation,  forecast, policy and lessons learned as well as environmental and societal impacts of the latest tsunamis that occurred in the Indian Ocean in 2004 and the Pacific Ocean in Japan 2011 as well as the Central Pacific Ocean in 2012.

The book is aimed at experts, scientists and decision makers as well as students seeking recent updated information, knowledge and experiences to better understand, quantify, forecast and protect coastal water resources, ecosystems, communities and human settlements which are often affected by tsunamis.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Asian Region - Earthquakes - Tsunami Forecast - Tsunami Impact - Tsunami Indian Ocean 2004 - Tsunami Pacific Ocean 2011

Related subjects » Aquatic Sciences - Environmental Science & Engineering - Natural Hazards

Table of contents 


1. The Tsunami and Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture and Sanriku  2011-2012 - An Overview

2. Assessment and Modeling of  Dispersal Contamination Incoming with Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) in Tsunami Affected Coastal Areas

3. Tsunami Inundation Modeling of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Using Three-dimensional Building Data for Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

4. Numerical Simulation of Coastal Sediment Transport by the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake Tsunami

5. NOAA’s Historical Tsunami Event Database, Raw and Processed Water Level Data, and Model Output Relevant to the 11 March 2011 Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

6. Tsunami Simulations in the Western Pacific Ocean and East China Sea from the Great Earthquakes along the Nankai-Suruga Trough

7. Impacts of Tsunami Events on Ecosystem Services Provided by Benthic Macro-invertebrate Assemblages of Marine Coastal Zones

8. Discussion about Tsunami Interaction with Fringing Coral Reef

9. Ecological Status of Sandy Beaches after Tsunami Events – Insights from Meiofauna Investigations after The 2011 Tohoku-Oki Tsunami, Sendai, Japan

10. Impact of Tsunami Inundation on Soil Salinisation – Up to One Year after the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Tsunami

11. Estimating the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Wave Height and Period from Boulders’ Distribution at Pakarang Cape, Thailand

12. A Note on Imbricated Granite Boulders on NW Penang Island, Malaysia-Tsunami or Storm Origin?

13. Effects of Tsunami Wave Erosion on Natural Landscapes: Examples from the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Tsunami

14. Concatenated Hazards: Tsunamis, Climate Change, Tropical Cyclones and Floods

15. Domino Effects and Industrial Risks: Integrated Probabilistic Framework – Case of Tsunamis Effects

16. Destruction Patterns and Mechanisms of Coastal Levees on the Sendai Bay Coast Hit by the 2011 Tsunami

17. Damage and Reconstruction after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami

18. Tsunami-Deck: A New Concept of Tsunami Vertical Evacuation System

19. Identifying Evacuees' Demand of Tsunami Shelters Using Agent Based Simulation

20. Multiple Wave Arrivals Contribute to Damage and Tsunami Duration on the US West Coast

21. Improving Tsunami Resiliency: California's Tsunami Policy Working Group

22. Preliminary 2013 Solomon Islands Tsunami Data Report and Historical Retrospective

23. 2004 Tsunami in Southern Thailand, Lessons Learned for the Thai Communities

24. Understanding Challenges at the “Last-Mile” in developing an Effective Risk Communication to Reduce People’s Vulnerability in  Context of  Tsunami Early Warning and Evacuation

25. The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aftermath: Preliminary Assessment of Carbon Footprint of Housing Reconstruction


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