Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Tsunami Research at the End of a Critical Decade

Editors: Hebenstreit, Gerald T. (Ed.)

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This volume, derived from the 1999 International Tsunami Symposium, presents a unique look at the state of tsunami research at the end of the 20th century. It displays recent progress both in data recovery and reconstructions of historical tsunamis and in detail examination of recent disasters. It shows the tsunami community using both traditional methods of data gathering - searching archives and attempting to simulate past events - and integrating modern technologies - side-scan sonar, GPS, global communications, supercomputers - in the quest to understand tsunamis and improve mankind's ability to mitigate the disastrous consequences of these unpredictable and unstoppable events. It chronicles recent advances in mitigation efforts while illuminating the continuing need for increased efforts. The papers range from descriptive texts for the non-specialists to fairly technical discussions for those familiar with tsunami research.
Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students involved in natural hazards research, physical oceanography, seismology, environmental impact assessment and risk assessment.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The 1990s: A Critical Decade in Tsunami Research and Mitigation

    Bernard, E. N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Recent Developments in Tsunami Hazard Mitigation

    Bernard, E. N.

    Pages 7-15

  • “Red”, “Green” and “Blue” Tsunamigenic Earthquakes and their Relation with Conditions of Oceanic Sedimentation in the Pacific

    Gusiakov, V. K.

    Pages 17-32

  • Tsunami Scour Mechanisms Around a Cylinder

    Yeh, Harry (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Mitigation Strategies Based on Local Tsunami Effects

    Preuss, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tsunami Research at the End of a Critical Decade
Editors
  • Gerald T. Hebenstreit
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3618-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3618-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0203-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5909-3
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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