© 2008

Earthquakes: Simulations, Sources and Tsunamis

  • Kristy F. Tiampo
  • Dion K. Weatherley
  • Stuart A. Weinstein

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. K. F. Tiampo, D. K. Weatherley, S. A. Weinstein
    Pages 449-450
  3. Stuart A. Weinstein, Paul R. Lundgren
    Pages 451-474
  4. Huai Zhang, Yaolin Shi, David A. Yuen, Zhenzhen Yan, Xiaoru Yuan, Chaofan Zhang
    Pages 475-496
  5. Jay Parker, Gregory Lyzenga, Charles Norton, Cinzia Zuffada, Margaret Glasscoe, John Lou et al.
    Pages 497-521
  6. K. Regenauer-Lieb, D. A. Yuen
    Pages 523-543
  7. Louise H. Kellogg, Gerald W. Bawden, Tony Bernardin, Magali Billen, Eric Cowgill, Bernd Hamann et al.
    Pages 621-633
  8. Marlon E. Pierce, Geoffrey C. Fox, Mehmet S. Aktas, Galip Aydin, Harshawardhan Gadgil, Zhigang Qi et al.
    Pages 635-651
  9. Lutz Gross, Hans Mühlhaus, Elspeth Thorne, Ken Steube
    Pages 653-670
  10. Xiaoru Yuan, Yingchun Liu, David A. Yuen, Baoquan Chen, Tomas Pergler, Yaolin Shi
    Pages 671-691
  11. Kristy F. Tiampo, David D. Bowman, Harmony Colella, John B. Rundle
    Pages 693-709
  12. Xiang-Chu Yin, Lang-Ping Zhang, Yongxian Zhang, Keyin Peng, Haitao Wang, Zhiping Song et al.
    Pages 711-722
  13. Can Yin, Huilin Xing, Peter Mora, Hehua Xu
    Pages 723-736
  14. Yongxian Zhang, Yongija Wu, Xiangchu Yin, Keyin Peng, Langping Zhang, Aiqin Yu et al.
    Pages 737-748
  15. Yangde Feng, Xuebin Chi, Wu Wang, Jiang Chen, Xiangchu Yin
    Pages 749-759
  16. Vladimir G. Kossobokov, Fabio Lepreti, Vincenzo Carbone
    Pages 761-775

About this book


In recent years, large earthquakes in the circum-Pacific region have repeatedly demonstrated its particular vulnerability to this potentially devastating natural hazard, including the M ~ 9.2 Northern Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 2004 which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people. In the late-1990s, major advancements in seismic research greatly added to the understanding of earthquake fault systems, as large quantities of new and extensive remote sensing data sets, that provided information on the solid earth on scales previously inaccessible, were integrated with a combination of innovative analysis techniques and advanced numerical and computational methods implemented on high-performance computers. This book includes a variety of studies that focus on the modeling of tsunamis and earthquakes, both large-scale simulation and visualization programs, as well as detailed models of small-scale features. Particular attention is paid to computational techniques, languages, and hardware that can be used to facilitate data analysis, visualization, and modeling. Also included are studies of several earthquake forecasting techniques and associated comparisons of their results with historic earthquake data. Finally, the volume ends with theoretical analyses of statistical properties of seismicity by internationally recognized experts in the field. This volume will be of particular interest to researchers interested in the multiscale simulation and visualization of large earthquakes and tsunamis.


earthquake earthquake prediction remote sensing seismic tsunami

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristy F. Tiampo
    • 1
  • Dion K. Weatherley
    • 2
  • Stuart A. Weinstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Earth Systems Science Computational Centre (ESSCC) Department Earth SciencesUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  3. 3.Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)Ewa BeachUSA

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