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

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

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

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

Tsunamis

Tsunamis
Author: E.M. Scourse,N.A. Chapman,D.R. Tappin,S.R. Wallis
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN 10: 1786203189
ISBN 13: 9781786203182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunamis Book Review:

This Special Publication examines tsunami hazard and risk, with particular focus on using the geological record. With Earth’s growing population clustered increasingly on coastlines, tsunami hazards are of concern worldwide. The papers explore the sedimentological and dynamic traces of recent and prehistoric tsunamis globally – from Europe to the Pacific – as well as looking at historic records and how the information can be used to characterise the scale of impacts and areas that are most susceptible to tsunami hazards. Armed with this information, scientists can begin to quantify risks, both to populations and in economic terms. This volume is aimed both at scientists working in this field and at a wider community, interested in tsunami science and natural hazard assessment.

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: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 1119054214
ISBN 13: 9781119054214
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. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/plate-boundaries-and-natural-hazards

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

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: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 0309137535
ISBN 13: 9780309137539
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.

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.

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 0123965381
ISBN 13: 9780123965387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

Multidisciplinary Studies of the Environment and Civilization

Multidisciplinary Studies of the Environment and Civilization
Author: Yoshinori Yasuda,Mark J. Hudson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-08-14
ISBN 10: 1351748602
ISBN 13: 9781351748605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Studies of the Environment and Civilization Book Review:

Multidisciplinary Studies on the Environment and Civilization draws on research from a diverse range of fields across the humanities, social and natural sciences to discover what is needed to develop an affluent, sustainable and resilient world for the twenty-first century and beyond. The contributions throughout this volume build and promote frameworks for an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability both in and beyond Japan. Utilizing research efforts from a broad range of fields such as zoology, biological anthropology and archaeology, these multidisciplinary studies are brought together to assess the impacts humans have had on the environment as well as the role of civilization, culture and heritage in environmental history. This book provides a truly multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues and will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers in fields such as climate, geology, plant taxonomy and marine science as well as those with an interest in Japanese history, archaeology, art and literature.

Tsunami

Tsunami
Author: Edward Bryant
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780521775991
ISBN 13: 052177599X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tsunami Book Review:

Comprehensively describes the nature and process of tsunami, for students and researchers, and general public.

The Next Tsunami

The Next Tsunami
Author: Bonnie Henderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780870717321
ISBN 13: 0870717324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Next Tsunami Book Review:

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast is the gripping story of the geological discoveries--and the scientists who uncovered them--that signal the imminence of a catastrophic tsunami on the Northwest Coast.

The Wave

The Wave
Author: Susan Casey
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0767928857
ISBN 13: 9780767928854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wave Book Review:

Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructivecapabilities of tsunamis.

Seymour Simon s Extreme Earth Records

Seymour Simon s Extreme Earth Records
Author: Seymour Simon
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2012-11-30
ISBN 10: 1452118574
ISBN 13: 9781452118574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seymour Simon s Extreme Earth Records Book Review:

Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing planet—trekking though the driest desert, climbing the snowiest mountaintops, and diving to the deepest regions of the ocean floor. Seymour Simon, the dean of children's science nonfiction, investigates Earth's biggest, smallest, deepest, and coldest environments, animals, plants, and most severe weather. These mind-bending facts and photographs invite readers on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, scientific expedition of Earth's most amazing records!

A Guide to the End of the World

A Guide to the End of the World
Author: Bill McGuire
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780192804525
ISBN 13: 0192804529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the End of the World Book Review:

Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. A Guide to the End of the World focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species in the future, and looks at both the probability of these events happening and our chances of survival. Coverage extendsfrom discussion of the likely consequences of the current global warming to the inevitable destruction of the earth in the far future, when it is enveloped by our giant, bloated sun. In between, other 'end of the world scenarios' will be examined, including the New Ice Age, asteroid and cometimpact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami.

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.

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy
Author: J. Bret Bennington,E. Christa Farmer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN 10: 0128016523
ISBN 13: 9780128016527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy Book Review:

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis of the effect of beach nourishment among other factors on structural damage, and comparison with past storms through sediment analysis. This book gives a multi-dimensional treatment of scientific results of studies of Superstorm Sandy, and it is a valuable reference for oceanographers, coastal geologists, climatologists, dynamic meteorologists, paleotempostologists, sedimentary geologists, geomorphologists and emergency managers who need to better understand the storm and its effects in order to be prepared for similar events in the future. Summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy Gives a multi-dimensional treatment of scientific results of studies of Superstorm Sandy

Ostracoda as Proxies for Quaternary Climate Change

Ostracoda as Proxies for Quaternary Climate Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 044453637X
ISBN 13: 9780444536372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ostracoda as Proxies for Quaternary Climate Change Book Review:

Ostracod crustaceans, common microfossils in marine and freshwater sedimentary records, supply evidence of past climatic conditions via indicator species, transfer function and mutual climatic range approaches as well as the trace element and stable isotope geochemistry of their shells. As methods of using ostracods as Quaternary palaeoclimate proxies have developed, so too has a critical awareness of their complexities, potential and limitations. This book combines up-to-date reviews (covering previous work and summarising the state of the art) with presentations of new, cutting-edge science (data and interpretations as well as methodological developments) to form a major reference work that will constitute a durable bench-mark in the science of Ostracoda and Quaternary climate change. In-depth and focused treatment of palaeoclimate applications Provides durable benchmark and guide for all future work on ostracods Presents new, cutting-edge science

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: 324
Release: 2009-06-06
ISBN 10: 303460064X
ISBN 13: 9783034600644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered by a 9. 15 magnitude earthquake (MELTZNER et al. , 2006; CHLIEH et al. , 2007) that occurred at 0:58:53 GMT, 7:58:53 LT (USGS) (t ). The epicenter was located at 3. 3 N, 95. 8 E (Fig. 1) with a focal depth of EQ approximately 30 km. The earthquake was responsible for a sudden fault slip estimated on average from 12–15 m (SYNOLAKIS et al. , 2005; LAY et al. , 2005) to 20 m (FU and SUN, 30 2006). The seismic moment estimate (Mo = 1. 3 5 9 10 dyne-cm), based on the Figure 1 Locations of video recordings, recovered clocks, and reliable eyewitness observations. 1: Coastal plains ?ooded by the tsunami; 2: non-?ooded coastal plains; 3: uplands. Insert 3D-map showing the Sumatra Island, the studied area, and the epicenter of the 26/12/2004 earthquake. The video taken at Uteuen Badeue, on the eastern edge of the Banda Aceh Bay, was recorded by the chief of the Fishery Regional Of?ce from the top of a cliff. The movie that was shot near the Baiturrahman mosque in downtown Banda Aceh has been shown worldwide on TV. The one at Peukan Bada has been recorded during a wedding party. The last two movies were analyzed in detail in order to calculate the tsunami velocity (FRITZ et al. , 2006). Vol.