CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Waves in Geophysical Fluids

Tsunamis, Rogue Waves, Internal Waves and Internal Tides

Editors: Grue, John, Trulsen, Karsten (Eds.)

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This volume - Waves in Geophysical Fluids - contains extended versions of the lec­ tures that were given at a summerschool in Centre International des Sciences Mecaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy, during the week of 11-15 July 2005. The subjects of the school covered: the formation of the very long tsunamis, the much shorter rogue waves taking place on the sea surface, very large oceanic internal waves and, finally, internal tides and hot spots in the ocean. The subjects were chosen because of their implications to the safety of human activity in and in relation to the ocean environment, and the impact of the processes to the ocean currents and climate. The physical phenomena and how to mathematically and numerically model them were described in the lectures. The giant and destructive tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on the 26th December 2004 urged scientists to communicate to the authorities and public the existing knowledge of tsunami wave modelling, and how the forecasts can be used for warning and evacuation of the people in the near shore region, corresponding to what is practice along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. The first chapter of this book is precicsely describing the current practice of the forecasting and risk evaluation of tsunamis, and includes also an overview of the geograpical distribution of tsunami sources in the world's oceans.

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John Grue, Karsten Trulsen, both: University of Oslo, Norway

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Hydrodynamics of Tsunami Waves

    Pages 1-48

    Pelinovsky, Efim

  • Weakly nonlinear and stochastic properties of ocean wave fields. Application to an extreme wave event

    Pages 49-106

    Trulsen, Karsten

  • Freak Waves Phenomenon: Physical Mechanisms and Modelling

    Pages 107-172

    Kharif, Christian (et al.)

  • Rapid computations of steep surface waves in three dimensions, and comparisons with experiments

    Pages 173-204

    Grue, John

  • Very large internal waves in the ocean — observations and nonlinear models

    Pages 205-270

    Grue, John

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Waves in Geophysical Fluids
Book Subtitle
Tsunamis, Rogue Waves, Internal Waves and Internal Tides
Editors
  • John Grue
  • Karsten Trulsen
Series Title
CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Series Volume
489
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
CISM Udine
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-69356-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-69356-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-211-37460-3
Series ISSN
0254-1971
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
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