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Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamis

Editors: Tiampo, Kristy, Weatherley, Dion K., Weinstein, Stuart A. (Eds.)

  • Volume covers the latest research prompted by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s earthquake simulation organization
  • Includes material on the huge quantities of remote sensing data sets which have become available in recent years
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In recent years, large earthquakes in the circum-Pacific region have repeatedly demonstrated its particular vulnerability to this potentially devastating natural hazard, including the M ~ 9.2 Northern Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 2004 which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people. In the late-1990s, major advancements in seismic research greatly added to the understanding of earthquake fault systems, as large quantities of new and extensive remote sensing data sets, that provided information on the solid earth on scales previously inaccessible, were integrated with a combination of innovative analysis techniques and advanced numerical and computational methods implemented on high-performance computers. This book includes a variety of studies that focus on the modeling of tsunamis and earthquakes, both large-scale simulation and visualization programs, as well as detailed models of small-scale features. Particular attention is paid to computational techniques, languages, and hardware that can be used to facilitate data analysis, visualization, and modeling. Also included are studies of several earthquake forecasting techniques and associated comparisons of their results with historic earthquake data. Finally, the volume ends with theoretical analyses of statistical properties of seismicity by internationally recognized experts in the field. This volume will be of particular interest to researchers interested in the multiscale simulation and visualization of large earthquakes and tsunamis.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamis

    Tiampo, K. F. (et al.)

    Pages 449-450

  • Finite Fault Modeling in a Tsunami Warning Center Context

    Weinstein, Stuart A. (et al.)

    Pages 451-474

  • Modeling and Visualization of Tsunamis

    Zhang, Huai (et al.)

    Pages 475-496

  • Geophysical Finite-Element Simulation Tool (GeoFEST): Algorithms and Validation for Quasistatic Regional Faulted Crust Problems

    Parker, Jay (et al.)

    Pages 497-521

  • Multiscale Brittle-Ductile Coupling and Genesis of Slow Earthquakes

    Regenauer-Lieb, K. (et al.)

    Pages 523-543

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eBook $69.99
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Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8756-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamis
Editors
  • Kristy Tiampo
  • Dion K. Weatherley
  • Stuart A. Weinstein
Series Title
Pageoph Topical Volumes
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8757-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8757-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8756-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 347
Topics