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Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences

Early Warning for Geological Disasters

Scientific Methods and Current Practice

Editors: Wenzel, Friedemann, Zschau, Jochen (Eds.)

  • Presents innovative trends in geoscientific research
  • Opens up the path for students and lecturers alike
  • Fills a gap in this field
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The past years have seen new technologies that could be utilized for early warning and real-time loss estimation. They include self-organizing sensor networks, new satellite imagery with high resolution, multi-sensor observational capacities, and crowd sourcing. From this and improved physical models, data processing and communication methodologies a significant step towards better early warning technologies has been achieved by research.

At the same time, early warning systems became part of the disaster management practice for instance in Japan and Indonesia. This book marks the important point where:

  1. Research activities continue to improve early warning
  2. Experience with applications is expanding

At this critical point in development of early warning for geological disasters it is timely to provide a volume that documents the state-of-the-art, provides an overview on recent developments and serves as knowledge resource for researcher and practitioners.

About the authors

Friedemann Wenzel is a professor at Karlsruhe University, head of the Geophysical Institute and the Center for Disaster Mangement and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) and is a founding member of EMI and served on its Board ever since. He is a member of several professional societies (EERI, AGU, SSA), of the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, and of the German Committee for Disaster Reduction and served as chairman of its Scientific Board between 2000 and 2004. Scientific interests include earthquake physics, engineering seismology, geological hazards, and risk mitigation in megacities.

 Jochen Zschau is a professor at the University of Potsdam and director of the Department Physics of the Earth at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ ). He is president of the European Seismological Commission, one of the leaders of the Indonesian-German Tsunami Early Warning System being set up in the Indian Ocean and coordinator of the EC SAFER project on seismic early warning. His scientific focus is on earthquake and volcanoes research.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Warning of the Japan Meteorological Agency, and Their Performance in the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake ( $${M}_{{\mathrm{w}}}$$ 9.0)

    Hoshiba, M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Estimation of Fault Rupture Extent Using Near-Source Records for Earthquake Early Warning

    Yamada, M.

    Pages 29-47

  • CISN ShakeAlert: An Earthquake Early Warning Demonstration System for California

    Böse, M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • The Mexican Seismic Alert System (SASMEX): Its Alert Signals, Broadcast Results and Performance During the M 7.4 Punta Maldonado Earthquake of March 20th, 2012

    Cuéllar, A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

  • Development of Earthquake Early Warning Systems in the European Union

    Gasparini, P. (et al.)

    Pages 89-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Warning for Geological Disasters
Book Subtitle
Scientific Methods and Current Practice
Editors
  • Friedemann Wenzel
  • Jochen Zschau
Series Title
Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12233-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12233-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12232-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42940-8
Series ISSN
2190-1635
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 379
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