About this book
There has been significant progress in tsunami research, monitoring and mitigation within the last decade. This book summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge on tsunamis. It presents a comprehensive overview of tsunamis, seaquakes and other catastrophic ocean phenomena. It describes up-to-date models of tsunamis generated by a submarine earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, meteorites impact, and moving atmospheric pressure inhomogeneities. Models of tsunami propagation and run-up are also discussed.
The book investigates methods of tsunami monitoring including satellite altimetry and the study of paleotsunamis. Non-linear phenomena in tsunami source are discussed in the context of their contribution to the wave amplitude and intensification of the vertical exchange in ocean.
The book is intended for scientists, researchers and specialists in oceanography, geophysics, seismology, hydro-acoustics, geology, geomorphology, including the engineering and insurance industries.
- Book Title Physics of Tsunamis
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8856-8
- Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-8855-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8007-3
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-8856-8
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 327
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Fluid- and Aerodynamics
Classical and Continuum Physics
Geophysics and Environmental Physics
Marine & Freshwater Sciences
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