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Physics of Tsunamis

Authors: Levin, Boris W., Nosov, Mikhail A.

  • Summarizes current knowledge of tsunamis and related phenomena in the ocean
  • Details up-to-date models of tsunami waves from the physical point of view
  • Presents a profound review of the methods of tsunami monitoring
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There has been significant progress in tsunami research, monitoring and mitigation within the last decade. This book summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge on tsunamis. It presents a comprehensive overview of tsunamis, seaquakes and other catastrophic ocean phenomena. It describes up-to-date models of tsunamis generated by a submarine earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, meteorites impact, and moving atmospheric pressure inhomogeneities. Models of tsunami propagation and run-up are also discussed.

The book investigates methods of tsunami monitoring including satellite altimetry and the study of paleotsunamis. Non-linear phenomena in tsunami source are discussed in the context of their contribution to the wave amplitude and intensification of the vertical exchange in ocean.

The book is intended for scientists, researchers and specialists in oceanography, geophysics, seismology, hydro-acoustics, geology, geomorphology, including the engineering and insurance industries.

About the authors

Professor Boris W. Levin is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Far East Branch of RAS, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. He is a member of IUGG Tsunami Commission, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of America and National Geographic Society. He has more than 200 scientific publications in the fields of geophysics, tsunamis, seaquakes, seismology.

Mikhail A. Nosov is a Professor of Physics of Sea and Inland Waters at the Faculty of Physics of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He is an active participant to the EGS and EGU meetings. As co-convener and UNESCO contractor, he organized the International Workshop on "Local Tsunami Warning and Mitigation" (2002). In 2005 he was awarded Plinius Medal of European Geosciences Union. He has more than 50 scientific publications in the fields of marine physics, tsunamis, seaquakes.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • General Information on Tsunami Waves, Seaquakes and Other Catastrophic Phenomena in the Ocean

    Pages 1-29

  • Physical Processes at the Source of a Tsunami of Seismotectonic Origin

    Pages 31-97

  • Role of the Compressibility of Water and of Non-linear Effects in the Formation of Tsunami Waves

    Pages 99-152

  • The Physics of Tsunami Formation by Sources of Nonseismic Origin

    Pages 153-195

  • Propagation of a Tsunami in the Ocean and Its Interaction with the Coast

    Pages 197-232

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eBook $189.00
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Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8007-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of Tsunamis
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8856-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8856-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8007-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 327
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