Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves
Author: Max Engel,Jessica Pilarczyk,Simon Matthias May,Dominik Brill,Ed Garrett
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN 10: 0128156872
ISBN 13: 9780128156872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves Book Review:

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves provides a systematic compendium with concise chapters on the concept and history of paleotsunami research, sediment types and sediment sources, field methods, sedimentary and geomorphological characteristics, as well as dating and modeling approaches. By contrasting tsunami deposits with those of competing mechanisms in the coastal zone such as storm waves and surges, and by embedding this field of research into the wider context of tsunami science, the book is also relevant to readers interested in paleotempestology, coastal sedimentary environments, or sea-level changes, and coastal hazard management. The effectiveness of paleotsunami records in coastal hazard-mitigation strategies strongly depends on the appropriate selection of research approaches and methods that are tailored to the site-specific environment and age of the deposits. In addition to summarizing the state-of-the-art in tsunami sedimentology, Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves guides researchers through establishing an appropriate research design and how to develop reliable records of prehistoric events using field-based and laboratory methods, as well as modeling techniques. Features a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in tsunami sedimentology and paleotsunami research Offers advice on the most appropriate mapping, sampling, and analytical approaches for a wide variety of coastal settings and sedimentary environments Provides methodological details for field sampling and the most important proxy analyses

Tsunamiites Features and Implications

Tsunamiites   Features and Implications
Author: Tsunemasa Shiki,Yoshinobu Tsuji,K. Minoura,T. Yamazaki
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780080558912
ISBN 13: 0080558917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunamiites Features and Implications Book Review:

This book is an overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also highlights new problems and issues calling for additional investigation, and provides insight into the direction for future tsunamiite researches. * Provides a comprehensive overview of developments in tsunamiites * Investigates future trends and development needs * Cutting edge research articles from leading experts aimed at researchers and scientists

Tsunami Warning and Preparedness

Tsunami Warning and Preparedness
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Review of the Tsunami Warning and Forecast System and Overview of the Nation's Tsunami Preparedness
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 0309209897
ISBN 13: 9780309209892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunami Warning and Preparedness Book Review:

Many coastal areas of the United States are at risk for tsunamis. After the catastrophic 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, legislation was passed to expand U.S. tsunami warning capabilities. Since then, the nation has made progress in several related areas on both the federal and state levels. At the federal level, NOAA has improved the ability to detect and forecast tsunamis by expanding the sensor network. Other federal and state activities to increase tsunami safety include: improvements to tsunami hazard and evacuation maps for many coastal communities; vulnerability assessments of some coastal populations in several states; and new efforts to increase public awareness of the hazard and how to respond. Tsunami Warning and Preparedness explores the advances made in tsunami detection and preparedness, and identifies the challenges that still remain. The book describes areas of research and development that would improve tsunami education, preparation, and detection, especially with tsunamis that arrive less than an hour after the triggering event. It asserts that seamless coordination between the two Tsunami Warning Centers and clear communications to local officials and the public could create a timely and effective response to coastal communities facing a pending tsuanami. According to Tsunami Warning and Preparedness, minimizing future losses to the nation from tsunamis requires persistent progress across the broad spectrum of efforts including: risk assessment, public education, government coordination, detection and forecasting, and warning-center operations. The book also suggests designing effective interagency exercises, using professional emergency-management standards to prepare communities, and prioritizing funding based on tsunami risk.

Tsunami

Tsunami
Author: Edward Bryant
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 331906133X
ISBN 13: 9783319061337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunami Book Review:

It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, "I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store." This statement was just as relevant after the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and will be as relevant when the next large tsunami event happens, sooner rather than later. The book can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.

Tsunamis in the European Mediterranean Region

Tsunamis in the European Mediterranean Region
Author: Gerassimos Papadopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN 10: 0127999272
ISBN 13: 9780127999272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunamis in the European Mediterranean Region Book Review:

Tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region: From Historical Record to Risk Mitigation provides readers with a much needed, reliable, and up-to-date history of the region, including descriptions and parameters of the main events from pre-history to the present that are supported by parametric catalogues, pictorial material, and examples of instrumental records, such as tide-gauge records. The book presents a broader perspective of needed action for local and national governments, and international organizations, and is written by an internationally recognized expert in this field, providing an authoritative account of historical tsunamis in the eastern Mediterranean. It addresses key points of tsunami mitigation, including the systems currently available for tsunami recording, monitoring, and early warning, along with a presentation of the preventative measures that can be applied in all tsunami-vulnerable regions. Details the systems currently available for tsunami recording, monitoring, and early warning, and the technologies that support them Contains numerical modeling techniques used for the generation, propagation, and inundation of tsunamis Presents clear examples of tsunamis in the region and their documentation, as well as comparisons with other regions globally Includes full-color illustrations that accompany the text

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700
Author: Brian F. Atwater,Satoko Musumi-Rokkaku,Kenji Satake,Yoshinobu Tsuji,Kazue Ueda,David K. Yamaguchi
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 0295998512
ISBN 13: 9780295998510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700 Book Review:

A puzzling tsunami entered Japanese history in January 1700. Samurai, merchants, and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Some noted having felt no earthquake; they wondered what had set off the waves but had no way of knowing that the tsunami was spawned during an earthquake along the coast of northwestern North America. This orphan tsunami would not be linked to its parent earthquake until the mid-twentieth century, through an extraordinary series of discoveries in both North America and Japan. The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, now in its second edition, tells this scientific detective story through its North American and Japanese clues. The story underpins many of today�s precautions against earthquake and tsunami hazards in the Cascadia region of northwestern North America. The Japanese tsunami of March 2011 called attention to these hazards as a mirror image of the transpacific waves of January 1700. Hear Brian Atwater on NPR with Renee Montagne http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4629401

Extreme Natural Hazards Disaster Risks and Societal Implications

Extreme Natural Hazards  Disaster Risks and Societal Implications
Author: Alik Ismail-Zadeh,Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi,Andrzej Kijko,Kuniyoshi Takeuchi,Ilya Zaliapin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2014-04-17
ISBN 10: 1107033861
ISBN 13: 9781107033863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Natural Hazards Disaster Risks and Societal Implications Book Review:

A unique interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk research, including global hazards and case-studies, for researchers, graduate students and professionals.

Tsunamiites

Tsunamiites
Author: Tsunemasa Shiki,Yoshinobu Tsuji,Teiji Yamazaki,Futoshi Nanayama
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0128239409
ISBN 13: 9780128239407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunamiites Book Review:

Tsunamiites: Features and Implications, Second Edition, is an overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also highlights new problems and issues calling for additional investigation and provides insight into the direction for future tsunamiite research. New to this edition: discussion of the impact of 2011 tsunami in Northern Japan as well as additional coverage of offshore tractive current deposition and deposition of boulders. Includes a comprehensive overview of new developments in tsunamiites from leading experts Covers future trends and development needs for researching sediments from tsunamis New edition includes coverage and lessons learned from the 2011tsunami in Northern Japan

Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards

Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards
Author: Joao C. Duarte,Wouter P. Schellart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-08
ISBN 10: 1119053978
ISBN 13: 9781119053972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards Book Review:

The beginning of the new millennium has been particularly devastating in terms of natural disasters associated with tectonic plate boundaries, such as earthquakes in Sumatra, Chile, Japan, Tahiti, and Nepal; the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean tsunamis; and volcanoes in Indonesia, Chile, Iceland that have produced large quantities of ash causing major disruption to aviation. In total, half a million people were killed by such natural disasters. These recurring events have increased our awareness of the destructive power of natural hazards and the major risks associated with them. While we have come a long way in the search for understanding such natural phenomena, and although our knowledge of Earth dynamics and plate tectonics has improved enormously, there are still fundamental uncertainties in our understanding of natural hazards. Increased understanding is crucial to improve our capacity for hazard prediction and mitigation. Volume highlights include: Main concepts associated with tectonic plate boundaries Novel studies on boundary-related natural hazards Fundamental concepts that improve hazard prediction and mitigation Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards will be a valuable resource for scientists and students in the fields of geophysics, geochemistry, plate tectonics, natural hazards, and climate science.

Tsunamis

Tsunamis
Author: Kenji Satake
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN 10: 1402033311
ISBN 13: 9781402033315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunamis Book Review:

A timely review of state-of-the-art tsunami research, covering case studies and recent developments from various approaches. Provides a practical guide to improving operational tsunami warning systems and mitigating coastal hazard from tsunamis.

Geophysical Phenomena and the Alexandrian Littoral

Geophysical Phenomena and the Alexandrian Littoral
Author: Niki Evelpidou,Christos Repapis,Harry Tzalas,Costas Synolakis
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 1789692350
ISBN 13: 9781789692358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geophysical Phenomena and the Alexandrian Littoral Book Review:

This book presents the geomorphology and recent geoarchaeological history of Alexandria which has been repeatedly struck by natural disasters. The Coastal area offers archaeological evidence (burial sites, quarry activities and ancient building remnants), as well as geomorphological features, all revealing a complex evolution of the coastal zone.

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs
Author: David Hopley
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1236
Release: 2010-11-26
ISBN 10: 904812638X
ISBN 13: 9789048126385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs Book Review:

Coral reefs are the largest landforms built by plants and animals. Their study therefore incorporates a wide range of disciplines. This encyclopedia approaches coral reefs from an earth science perspective, concentrating especially on modern reefs. Currently coral reefs are under high stress, most prominently from climate change with changes to water temperature, sea level and ocean acidification particularly damaging. Modern reefs have evolved through the massive environmental changes of the Quaternary with long periods of exposure during glacially lowered sea level periods and short periods of interglacial growth. The entries in this encyclopedia condense the large amount of work carried out since Charles Darwin first attempted to understand reef evolution. Leading authorities from many countries have contributed to the entries covering areas of geology, geography and ecology, providing comprehensive access to the most up-to-date research on the structure, form and processes operating on Quaternary coral reefs.

Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Author: Phil R. Cummins,Laura S. L. Kong,Kenji Satake
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2009-04-20
ISBN 10: 9783034600576
ISBN 13: 3034600577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Book Review:

The tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has led to a rapid expansion in science directed at understanding tsunami and mitigating their hazard. A remarkable cross-section of this research was presented in the session: Tsunami Generation and Hazard, at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV General Assembly in Perugia, held in July of 2007. Over one hundred presentations were made at this session, spanning topics ranging from paleotsunami research, to nonlinear shallow-water theory, to tsunami hazard and risk assessment. A selection of this work, along with other contributions from leading tsunami scientists, is published in detail in the 28 papers of this special issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics: Tsunami Science Four Years After the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Part I of this issue includes 14 papers covering the state-of-the-art in tsunami modelling and hazard assessment. Another 14 papers are published in Part II focusing on observations and data analysis.

Tsunami Progress in Prediction Disaster Prevention and Warning

Tsunami  Progress in Prediction  Disaster Prevention and Warning
Author: Yoshito Tsuchiya †,Nobuo Shuto
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1995-05-31
ISBN 10: 9780792334835
ISBN 13: 0792334833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunami Progress in Prediction Disaster Prevention and Warning Book Review:

The Sixteenth International Tsunami Symposium, TSUNAMI ¿93, drew more than 150 scientists, engineers and specialists in tsunami research and disaster mitigation from 13 countries. The leading contributions to the symposium, selected after a rigorous reviewing process, are presented here under three broad headings: - Tsunami Generation, Propagation and Inundation: Their Prediction and Simulation. - Tsunami Disasters: Their Prevention and Mitigation. - Tsunami Observations, and Warning Systems and Plans for Improvement. Audience: Scientists, engineers and graduate students interested in the prediction of earthquakes and tsunamis, tsunami disasters and their prevention and mitigation. Professionals in the field of coastal management and protection.

The Wave

The Wave
Author: Susan Casey
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 0307715833
ISBN 13: 9780307715838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wave Book Review:

From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil’s Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out. For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories—waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea—including several that approached 100 feet. As scientists scramble to understand this phenomenon, others view the giant waves as the ultimate challenge. These are extreme surfers who fly around the world trying to ride the ocean’s most destructive monsters. The pioneer of extreme surfing is the legendary Laird Hamilton, who, with a group of friends in Hawaii, figured out how to board suicidally large waves of 70 and 80 feet. Casey follows this unique tribe of peo­ple as they seek to conquer the holy grail of their sport, a 100­-foot wave. In this mesmerizing account, the exploits of Hamilton and his fellow surfers are juxtaposed against scientists’ urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves—from the tsunami that wiped out 250,000 people in the Pacific in 2004 to the 1,740-foot-wave that recently leveled part of the Alaskan coast. Like Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, The Wave brilliantly portrays human beings confronting nature at its most ferocious.

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters
Author: Jan Kozák,Vladimir Cermák
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-03-14
ISBN 10: 9789048133253
ISBN 13: 9048133254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters Book Review:

This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended upon his understanding of the world in which he lives, and upon his ability to turn to his own best use the materials that were there for the taking. However, he has had not only to furnish himself with food, water, building materials, and energy to protect himself against occasional natural adversities. Protecting himself from them meant comprehending their causes, and the essential core of his understanding was in recording and depicting them. This book is written for anyone interested in the Earth in general, and in natural disasters in particular, presenting a unique collection of historical illustrations of volcanic eruptions and earthquake events and their repercussions. The book represents a golden mean between sci- ti c and popular works.

Treatise on Geophysics

Treatise on Geophysics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 5604
Release: 2015-04-17
ISBN 10: 0444538038
ISBN 13: 9780444538031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatise on Geophysics Book Review:

Treatise on Geophysics, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and in-depth study of the physics of the Earth beyond what any geophysics text has provided previously. Thoroughly revised and updated, it provides fundamental and state-of-the-art discussion of all aspects of geophysics. A highlight of the second edition is a new volume on Near Surface Geophysics that discusses the role of geophysics in the exploitation and conservation of natural resources and the assessment of degradation of natural systems by pollution. Additional features include new material in the Planets and Moon, Mantle Dynamics, Core Dynamics, Crustal and Lithosphere Dynamics, Evolution of the Earth, and Geodesy volumes. New material is also presented on the uses of Earth gravity measurements. This title is essential for professionals, researchers, professors, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Geophysics and Earth system science. Comprehensive and detailed coverage of all aspects of geophysics Fundamental and state-of-the-art discussions of all research topics Integration of topics into a coherent whole

Sea Level Science

Sea Level Science
Author: David Pugh,Philip Woodworth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN 10: 1107028191
ISBN 13: 9781107028197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Level Science Book Review:

"Understanding Tides, Surges, Tsunamis and Mean Sea-Level Changes Sea levels change for many reasons and on many timescales, and extreme sea levels can result in catastrophic coastal flooding, such as the Katrina storm surge in 2005 or the Sumatra tsunami in 2004. As global sea level rises, and coastal populations increase, understanding sea-level processes becomes key to plan future coastal defence effectively"--

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Author: Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN 10: 1107380103
ISBN 13: 9781107380103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Book Review:

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Oceanography of the British Columbia Coast

Oceanography of the British Columbia Coast
Author: Richard E. Thomson
Publsiher: Gordon Soules Book Pub
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007003961699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oceanography of the British Columbia Coast Book Review: