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Tsunamis in the World is a book opening an interesting window on the present-day research on tsunamis. It is a selection of 16 contributions out of the 39 presentations given at the XV International Tsunami Symposium (Vienna, August 1991), i.e. at the last of the international meetings that are organized every second year by the IUGG International Tsunami Commission, and that are the most important, awaited and attended forums for the international scientific community of experts in tsunami sciences.
The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover the most prominent aspects of current tsunami research, including the experimental observations, and the theoretical, analytical and numerical modelling of the basic phenomena, such as tsunami generation, open-ocean wave propagation, and waves impacting and inundating the coasts. The important social issues of coastal protection and hazard reduction are also dealt with in specific articles.
The authors have been careful to avoid technicalities in their papers as much as possible, which means that the book is suitable to people involved in tsunami research as well as to a more general public: geophysicists, oceanologists, and Earth scientists. It is also useful for authorities responsible for social security and natural hazard mitigation plans, and even for students who wish to understand and study tsunamis.

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Tsunamis in the World is a book opening an interesting window on the present-day research on tsunamis. It is a selection of 16 contributions out of the 39 presentations given at the XV International Tsunami Symposium (Vienna, August 1991), i.e. at the last of the international meetings that are organized every second year by the IUGG International Tsunami Commission, and that are the most important, awaited and attended forums for the international scientific community of experts in tsunami sciences. The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover the most prominent aspects of current tsunami research, including the experimental observations, and the theoretical, analytical and numerical modelling of the basic phenomena, such as tsunami generation, open-ocean wave propagation, and waves impacting and inundating the coasts. The important social issues of coastal protection and hazard reduction are also dealt with in specific articles. The authors have been careful to avoid technicalities in their papers as much as possible, which means that the book is suitable to people involved in tsunami research as well as to a more general public: geophysicists, oceanologists, and Earth scientists. It is also useful for authorities responsible for social security and natural hazard mitigation plans, and even for students who wish to understand and study tsunamis.

Table of Contents

1. A Summary of the XV International Tsunami Symposium; E.N. Bernard. Observations. 2. Tsunami Dispersion observed in the Deep Ocean; F.I. Gonzalez, Ye.A. Kulikov. 3. Historical Tsunami Database for the Kuril-Kamchatka Region; V.k. Gusiakov, A.V. Osipova. 4. Tsunamis in the Norwegian Sea and North Sea caused by the Storegga Submarine Landslides; A.G. Dawson, D. Long, D.e. Smith, S. Shi, I.D.L. Foster. 5. Tsunamis related to Volcanic Activity in Italy; S. Tinti, A. Saraceno. 6. Historical Tsunamis in Mainland Portugal and Azores; Case Histories; V.S. Moreira. Generation, Propagation and Run-Up. 7. An Analytical Model of Tsunamis generated by Earthquakes; M.A. Zhdanov. 8. Analysis of the OBS Data and Numerical Simulation for the 1990 Mariana Earthquake Tsunami; F. Imamura, N. Shuto. 9. On Tsunami Resonance of the Gulf of California; F.J. Sandoval, S.F. Farreras. 10. Experiment of Oblique Reflection of Solitary Wave; A. Nadai, Y. Tsuji. 11. Dynamic Response of Structures to Tsunami Attack; F. Camfield. Hazard Reduction: Assessment and Warnings Application. 12. Evaluation of Tsunami Hazard in Calabria and Eastern Sicily, Italy; S. Tinti. 13. Crack Propagations, Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Vicinity of Anatolia; U. Kuran, A.C. Yalçiner. 14. An Integrated System for Real Time Estimation of Seismic Source Parameters and its Application to Tsunami Warning; D. Reymond, O. Hyvernaud, J. Talandier. 15. Tsunami Intensity and Disasters; N. Shuto. 16. Complementary Land-Based Tsunami Warning System in SW Portugal; J.Z. Simões, A.A. Filhado, L. Mendes-Victor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792323167
Author:
Tinti, Stefano
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
Dordrecht ;
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Congresses
Subject:
Tsunamis
Subject:
Tsunamis -- Congresses.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Hydrogeology
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Geophysics/Geodesy
Subject:
Sedimentology
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Earth and Envir
Subject:
onmental Science
Subject:
Hydraulic engineering
Subject:
Physical geography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume:
no. 683v. 1
Publication Date:
July 1993
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
235
Dimensions:
240 x 160 mm 1140 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Tsunamis in the World is a book opening an interesting window on the present-day research on tsunamis. It is a selection of 16 contributions out of the 39 presentations given at the XV International Tsunami Symposium (Vienna, August 1991), i.e. at the last of the international meetings that are organized every second year by the IUGG International Tsunami Commission, and that are the most important, awaited and attended forums for the international scientific community of experts in tsunami sciences. The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover the most prominent aspects of current tsunami research, including the experimental observations, and the theoretical, analytical and numerical modelling of the basic phenomena, such as tsunami generation, open-ocean wave propagation, and waves impacting and inundating the coasts. The important social issues of coastal protection and hazard reduction are also dealt with in specific articles. The authors have been careful to avoid technicalities in their papers as much as possible, which means that the book is suitable to people involved in tsunami research as well as to a more general public: geophysicists, oceanologists, and Earth scientists. It is also useful for authorities responsible for social security and natural hazard mitigation plans, and even for students who wish to understand and study tsunamis.
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