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Tsunami Research at the End of a Critical Decade : Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research - Gerald T. Hebenstreit

Tsunami Research at the End of a Critical Decade

Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

By: Gerald T. Hebenstreit (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9781402002038
Number Of Pages: 282

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This volume, derived from the 1999 International Tsunami Symposium, presents a unique look at the state of tsunami research at the end of the 20th century. It displays recent progress both in data recovery and reconstructions of historical tsunamis and in detail examination of recent disasters. It shows the tsunami community using both traditional methods of data gathering - searching archives and attempting to simulate past events - and integrating modern technologies - side-scan sonar, GPS, global communications, supercomputers - in the quest to understand tsunamis and improve mankind's ability to mitigate the disastrous consequences of these unpredictable and unstoppable events. It chronicles recent advances in mitigation efforts while illuminating the continuing need for increased efforts. The papers range from descriptive texts for the non-specialists to fairly technical discussions for those familiar with tsunami research.
Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students involved in natural hazards research, physical oceanography, seismology, environmental impact assessment and risk assessment.

The 1990s: A Critical Decade in Tsunami Research and Mitigationp. 1
Recent Developments in Tsunami Hazard Mitigationp. 7
"Red", "Green" And "Blue" Tsunamigenic Earthquakes And Their Relation With Conditions Of Oceanic Sedimentation In The Pacificp. 17
Tsunami Scour Mechanisms around A Cylinderp. 33
Mitigation Strategies Based On Local Tsunami Effectsp. 47
Traffic Hindrance after Tsunamisp. 65
Offshore Forecasting Of Alaskan Tsunamis In Hawaiip. 75
1952 North Kuril Tsunami: New Data from Archivesp. 91
Tsunami Risk In The Aegean Sea and The Role Of Systematic Field, Laboratory, and Documentary Studies: The Case of the 1956 Tsunamip. 103
Historical and Archaeological Evidence of Earthquakes and Tsunamis Felt in the Kythira Strait, Greecep. 119
Impact of Large Tsunamis in the Messina Straits, Italy: The Case of the 28 December 1908 Tsunamip. 139
Characteristics of on-Slope Tsunami Propagation and the Accuracy of the Numerical Modelp. 163
Flow Strength on Land and Damage of the 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunamip. 179
Numerical Study of the Source of the July 17, 1998 PNG Tsunamip. 197
Modeling for Tsunamis Generated by Landsliding and Debris Flowp. 209
Landslide Tsunami Generation Mechanism and Its Detection for Early Tsunami Warningp. 229
On Numerical Simulation of the Landslide-Generated Tsunami of November 3, 1994 in Skagway Harbor, Alaskap. 243
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ISBN: 9781402002038
ISBN-10: 1402002033
Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.66