Tsunami Science Four Years after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Part I: Modelling and Hazard Assessment

  • Phil R. Cummins
  • Kenji Satake
  • Laura S. L. Kong

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Diana J. M. Greenslade, Vasily V. Titov
    Pages 1991-2001
  3. Toshitaka Baba, Richard Mleczko, David Burbidge, Phil R. Cummins, Hong Kie Thio
    Pages 2003-2018
  4. Isaac V. Fine, Josef Y. Cherniawsky, Alexander B. Rabinovich, Fred Stephenson
    Pages 2019-2044
  5. Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Moharram D. Pirooz, Nasser H. Zaker, Costas E. Synolakis
    Pages 2045-2058
  6. David Burbidge, Phil R. Cummins, Richard Mleczko, Hong Kie Thio
    Pages 2059-2088
  7. Tom Parsons, Eric L. Geist
    Pages 2089-2116
  8. Mara Monica Tiberti, Stefano Lorito, Roberto Basili, Vanja Kastelic, Alessio Piatanesi, Gianluca Valensise
    Pages 2117-2142
  9. Stefano Tinti, Filippo Zaniboni, Gianluca Pagnoni, Anna Manucci
    Pages 2143-2167
  10. Ivica Vilibić, Sebastià Monserrat, Alexander Rabinovich, Hrvoje Mihanović
    Pages 2169-2195
  11. C. E. Synolakis, E. N. Bernard, V. V. Titov, U. Kânoğlu, F. I. González
    Pages 2197-2228
  12. Ira Didenkulova, Efim Pelinovsky, Tarmo Soomere
    Pages 2249-2264
  13. John J. Marra, Uday S. Kari, Stuart A. Weinstein
    Pages 2265-2273
  14. Paula K. Dunbar, Kelly J. Stroker, Vanita R. Brocko, Jesse D. Varner, Susan J. McLean, Lisa A. Taylor et al.
    Pages 2275-2291

About this book


The tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has led to a rapid expansion in science directed at understanding tsunami and mitigating their hazard. A remarkable cross-section of this research was presented in the session: Tsunami Generation and Hazard, at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV General Assembly in Perugia, held in July of 2007. Over one hundred presentations were made at this session, spanning topics ranging from paleotsunami research, to nonlinear shallow-water theory, to tsunami hazard and risk assessment. A selection of this work, along with other contributions from leading tsunami scientists, is published in detail in the 28 papers of this special issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics: Tsunami Science Four Years After the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Part I of this issue includes 14 papers covering the state-of-the-art in tsunami modelling and hazard assessment. Another 14 papers are published in Part II focusing on observations and data analysis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Phil R. Cummins
    • 1
  • Kenji Satake
    • 2
  • Laura S. L. Kong
    • 3
  1. 1.Geoscience AustraliaCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Earthquake Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)International Tsunami Information CentreHonoluluUSA

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