Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Eric L. Geist, Hermann M. Fritz, Alexander B. Rabinovich, Yuichiro Tanioka
    Pages 3663-3669
  3. Randall J. LeVeque, Knut Waagan, Frank I. González, Donsub Rim, Guang Lin
    Pages 3671-3692
  4. Vikram Kulkarni, Maria E. M. Arcos, Trajce Alcinov, Alexis Lavine, Robert Youngs, Patrick Roussel et al.
    Pages 3719-3755
  5. Emily M. Lane, Joshu J. Mountjoy, William L. Power, Christof Mueller
    Pages 3757-3774
  6. Panon Latcharote, Anawat Suppasri, Fumihiko Imamura, Betul Aytore, Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner
    Pages 3823-3846
  7. Audrey Gailler, F. Schindelé, H. Hébert
    Pages 3847-3862
  8. V. Titov, Y. Tony Song, L. Tang, E. N. Bernard, Y. Bar-Sever, Y. Wei
    Pages 3863-3880
  9. Stéphan T. Grilli, Samuel Grosdidier, Charles-Antoine Guérin
    Pages 3895-3934
  10. N. R. Schnepf, C. Manoj, C. An, H. Sugioka, H. Toh
    Pages 3935-3953
  11. Stewart C. R. Allen, Diana J. M. Greenslade
    Pages 3955-3971
  12. Jorge Macías, Aurelio Mercado, José Manuel González-Vida, Sergio Ortega, Manuel Jesús Castro
    Pages 3973-3997
  13. Michael Shelby, Stéphan T. Grilli, Annette R. Grilli
    Pages 3999-4037
  14. Elena Tolkova, Hitoshi Tanaka
    Pages 4039-4054
  15. Yinglong J. Zhang, George Priest, Jonathan Allan, Laura Stimely
    Pages 4075-4087
  16. Jason D. Chaytor, Eric L. Geist, Charles K. Paull, David W. Caress, Roberto Gwiazda, Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi et al.
    Pages 4101-4116
  17. Jadranka Šepić, Iva Međugorac, Ivica Janeković, Natalija Dunić, Ivica Vilibić
    Pages 4117-4138

About this book


Tsunami science has evolved significantly since the occurrence of two of the most destructive natural disasters in recent times: the 26 December 2004 Sumatra tsunami that killed about 230,000 people along the coasts of 14 countries in the Indian Ocean and the 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Great East Japan) tsunami that killed almost 20,000 people and destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. As a result of these and many other destructive tsunamis that have occurred over just the last decade, scientists from around the world have come together to engage in tsunami research. The global community of researchers has also expanded by discipline, adapting advances in other sciences to study all aspects of tsunami hydrodynamics, detection, generation, and probability of occurrence. The papers presented in this first of two topical volumes of Pure and Applied Geophysics reflect the state of tsunami science during this time. Nine papers examine various aspects of tsunami hazard and risk assessment. Five papers present new methods for tsunami warning and detection and six other papers describe new methods for understanding tsunami hydrodynamics. The final five papers of the volume describe tsunamis generated by non-seismic sources and important case studies. Collectively, this volume highlights contemporary trends in global tsunami science, both fundamental and applied toward hazard assessment and mitigation. The volume is of interest to scientists and practitioners involved in all aspects of tsunamis from source processes to coastal impacts. Postgraduate students in geophysics, oceanography and coastal engineering – as well as students in the broader geosciences, civil and environmental engineering – will also find the book to be a valuable resource, as it combines recent case studies with advances in tsunami science  and natural hazards mitigation.


Tsunami Investigation Tsunami Warning System Tsunami Detection Tsunami Records Tsunami Modelling Pacific Ocean Spectral Analysis Tsunami Probability Landslide Tsunami

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric L Geist
    • 1
  • Hermann M. Fritz
    • 2
  • Alexander B. Rabinovich
    • 3
  • Yuichiro Tanioka
    • 4
  1. 1.U.S. Geological Survey MS 999Menlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Inst of Technology Sch of Civil & Environmental EngAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Russian Academy of Sciences P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyMoskvaRussia
  4. 4.Hokkado UniversitySapporoJapan

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