Pure and Applied Geophysics

, Volume 166, Issue 1–2, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Introduction to “Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Part II: Observation and Data Analysis”

  • Phil R. CumminsEmail author
  • Laura S. L. Kong
  • Kenji Satake


In this introduction we briefly summarize the fourteen contributions to Part II of this special issue on Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. These papers are representative of the new tsunami science being conducted since the occurrence of that tragic event. Most of these were presented at the session: Tsunami Generation and Hazard, of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV General Assembly held at Perugia, Italy, in July of 2007. That session included over one hundred presentations on a wide range of topics in tsunami research. The papers grouped into Part II, and introduced here, cover field observations of recent tsunami’s, modern studies of historical events, coastal sea-level observations and case studies in tsunami data analysis.


Tsunami tide gauge sea level waveform inversion seiche harbor resonance numerical modeling post-tsunami survey tsunami warning system runup 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phil R. Cummins
    • 1
    Email author
  • Laura S. L. Kong
    • 2
  • Kenji Satake
    • 3
  1. 1.Geoscience AustraliaCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.UNESCO IOC International Tsunami Information CentreHawaiiU.S.A.
  3. 3.Earthquake Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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