Tsunami and Its Hazards in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

  • Kenji Satake
  • Emile A. Okal
  • José C. Borrero

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. K. Satake, E. A. Okal, J. C. Borrero
    Pages 249-259
  3. Emile A. Okal, Jacques Talandier, Dominique Reymond
    Pages 309-323
  4. Emile A. Okal, Vasily V. Titov
    Pages 355-378
  5. Zygmunt Kowalik, William Knight, Tom Logan, Paul Whitmore
    Pages 379-393
  6. Shusaku Inoue, Anil C. Wijeyewickrema, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Miura, Priyantha Gunaratna, Manoj Madurapperuma et al.
    Pages 395-411
  7. Josef Y. Cherniawsky, Vasily V. Titov, Kelin Wang, Jing-Yang Li
    Pages 465-492
  8. Armin Freundt, Wilfried Strauch, Steffen Kutterolf, Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
    Pages 527-545
  9. William Power, Gaye Downes, Mark Stirling
    Pages 547-564
  10. Ken Yanagisawa, Fumihiko Imamura, Tsutomu Sakakiyama, Tadashi Annaka, Tomoyoshi Takeda, Nobuo Shuto
    Pages 565-576
  11. Tadashi Annaka, Kenji Satake, Tsutomu Sakakiyama, Ken Yanagisawa, Nobuo Shuto
    Pages 577-592
  12. Masafumi Matsuyama, Masaaki Ikeno, Tsutomu Sakakiyama, Tomoyoshi Takeda
    Pages 617-631

About these proceedings


Tsunamis like the Indian Ocean tsunami caused by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in 2004 or the Chilean earthquake in the Pacific Ocean in 1960 motivate international collaborations for the development of tsunami warning systems. Since 1960 the Tsunami Commission, established by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, has been holding a biannual International Tsunami Symposium (ITS).

This volume contains 20 contributions of leading scientists mostly presented at the 22nd International Tsunami Symposium held in summer 2005 in Greece. Consolidated findings based on hydrophone records, seismometer readings, and tide gauges are presented. Reports of post-tsunami surveys and numerical simulations for tsunamis such as the 2004 Indian Ocean event, as well as geological studies of tsunamis in Japan, Central and North America are given. Probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis and tsunami warning systems, among others, are described as are methods to predict tsunamis and mitigate their hazards.


Coast Earthquake IUGG Tsunami Commission Indian Ocean Ocean Pacific Ocean Sumatra-Andaman earthquake Tide Tsunami geodesy geophysics seismology tsunami warning system

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenji Satake
    • 1
  • Emile A. Okal
    • 2
  • José C. Borrero
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyGeological Survey of JapanTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Viterbi School of Engineering Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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