Tsunamis

Case Studies and Recent Developments

  • Kenji Satake

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Case Studies

    1. W. Power, G. Downes, M. Mcsaveney, J. Beavan, G. Hancox
      Pages 31-42
    2. E. Pelinovsky, B. H. Choi, A. Stromkov, I. Didenkulova, H.-S. Kim
      Pages 57-77
    3. K. Kawamata, K. Takaoka, K. Ban, F. Imamura, S. Yamaki, E. Kobayashi
      Pages 79-96
    4. K. Satake, F. Nanayama, S. Yamaki, Y. Tanioka, K. Hirata
      Pages 157-170
    5. A.Ya. Iliev, V.M. Kaistrenko, E.V. Gretskaya, E.A. Tikhonchuk, N.G. Razjigaeva, T.A. Grebennikova et al.
      Pages 171-192
  3. Recent Developments

    1. L. Mendes-Victor, A. Ribeiro, L. Matias, M. Ana Baptista, J. Miguel Miranda, P. Miranda et al.
      Pages 217-230
    2. H.-J. Lee, Y.-S. Cho, S.-B. Woo
      Pages 231-240
    3. J. G. Fleming, R. A. Walters, L. P. Sue, R. I. Nokes
      Pages 259-277
    4. Kentaro Imai, Hideo Matsutomi
      Pages 293-304

About this book

Introduction

This book contains 20 papers reflecting the state-of-the-art tsunami research. Most of them were presented at the two international meetings held in 2003: the 21st International Tsunami Symposium, held on July 9 and 10th as a part of IUGG general assembly in Sapporo, Japan, and an International Workshop on Tsunamis in the South Pacific, held on September 25 and 26th in Wellington, New Zealand. More recent work, including the field survey report of the Tokachi-oki earthquake tsunami of September 26, 2003, is also included. Synolakis and Okall summarize the survey results of International Tsunami Survey Teams, as well as seismological and numerical modelling studies of 15 tsunami events occurred between 1992 and 2002. In this active decade of tsunami disasters, the tsunami community has learned how to organize ITST, describe, document and share the results of surveys. The authors also propose a method to discriminate the seismic tsunamis from landslide tsunamis based on the observed runup heights, and demonstrate it for the recent tsunamis. Power et al. report the tsunamis generated by the 2003 Fiordland, New Zealand, earthquake (M 7. 2). This earthquake generated two kinds of tsunamis; a local large (4-5 m) tsunami generated by rockslide in a sound, and a smaller tsunami generated by earthquake fa aulting and detected on tide gauges in Australia. Three papers discuss volcanic tsunamis in the western Pacific region. Nishimura et al. report the tsunami from the 1994 eruption of Rabaul volcanoes.

Keywords

Coast Ocean Pacific Ocean Tide coastal hazard earthquake earthquake prediction earthquakes marine simulation tsunami vegetation volcanic eruption

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenji Satake
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3331-1
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3326-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3331-5
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