SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences

Tsunami Propagation in Tidal Rivers

Authors: Tolkova, Elena

  • Presents unique field observations of tsunamis in rivers
  • Focuses on tsunami dynamics in river channels and conditions of tsunami’s upriver propagation, as implied by the field evidence
  • Analyses first-ever measurements of a train of shock waves on its upriver journey
  • Describes and investigates tide-tsunami interaction and tsunami wave set-up found in the observations
  • Introduces a new theoretical approach to explaining and/or predicting tsunami and tidal dynamics in rivers
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Using observations of the 2011-Tohoku and some other tsunamis in rivers as a starting point for analytical and numerical exploration, this book suggests a basis for predicting tsunami impacts in a river after the wave has transitioned into the river’s channel.

 

About the authors

Elena Tolkova graduated from the Radiophysics department of the Nizhny Novgorod State University in Russia in 1985, and stayed with the University for 15 years after graduation -- first as a research associate/engineer, then as an assistant/associate professor -- while performing contract research, writing her dissertation, and teaching general physics, optics, and signal processing. Elena resumed her scientific career in the US in 2005, in the field of hydrodynamics. Elena worked as a research scientist at the University of Washington and a contractor at NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, helping to develop and implement a particular tsunami forecasting technology. In 2013, she continued her research at the NorthWest Research Associates, where she has developed an open-source numerical model (Cliffs) for simulating tsunami propagation and land inundation, co-authored a novel approach to using tsunami’s en-route measurements for tsunami predictions, and in collaboration with Prof. H. Tanaka and his team at Tohoku University, Japan, investigated some puzzling tsunami behaviors in rivers.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Observations of Tsunamis in Rivers

    Tolkova, Elena

    Pages 1-21

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  • First Analytical Chapter: Long Wave Set-Up

    Tolkova, Elena

    Pages 23-35

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  • Like Tsunamis, Tides Make Rivers Deeper

    Tolkova, Elena

    Pages 37-50

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  • Tsunami and Tidal Set-Up in Rivers: A Numerical Study

    Tolkova, Elena

    Pages 51-70

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  • Second Analytical Chapter: Ascending with the Wave

    Tolkova, Elena

    Pages 71-83

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eBook 41,64 €
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Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73286-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tsunami Propagation in Tidal Rivers
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73287-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73287-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-73286-2
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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