Tsunamis remain an ever-present threat to lives and property along the coasts of most of the world's oceans. This volume, comprising papers presented at the 17th International Tsunami Symposium, highlights critical advances in key areas of tsunami hazard reduction. One group of papers describes observational aspects of tsunami research, including reconstruction of events during specific tsunamis, and advanced techniques for measurements and for improving our overall knowledge of tsunami events. Another section applies numerical and observational methods to understanding tsunami generation and propagation and the prediction of tsunami effects in coastal zones. A final part examines the evolving efforts to provide rapid, accurate, and comprehensive warnings to coastal populations. This emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of tsunami research and its ultimate focus: reducing coastal hazards. This book should be of interest to researchers and graduate students involved in natural hazards research, physical oceanography, seismology, environmental impact assessment and risk assessment.
'... encompasses a diverse set of topics, the papers are generally well written and should be a valuable source of information for students, researchers, and tsunami hazard planners.' Pure and Applied Geophysics, 154 (1999)
Tsunami Observations. Coastal Effects and Damage Due to the 3rd June, 1994 Java Tsunami, A. Maramai, S. Tinti. Expert Tsunami Database for the Pacific: Motivation, Design, and Proof-of-Concept Demonstration, V. Gusiakov, et al. Local Responses to the October 4, 1994 Tsunami Warning: Washington, Oregon, and California, J. Preuss. Precise Tsunami Observation System in the Deep Ocean by an Ocean Bottom Cable Network for the Prediction of Earthquakes and Tsunamis, S. Iwasaki, et al. Tsunami Theory. Asperity Distribution of Alaskan-Aleutian Earthquakes: Implications for Seismic and Tsunami Hazards, J. Johnson, K. Satake. Numerical Simulation of 1993 July 12 Tsunami Near Hokkaido: Its Propagation and Flooding onto Aonae District, Okushiri Island, T. Yamashita, et al. Inverse and Forward Tsunami Modeling of the 1993 Hokkaido Tsunami, K. Satake, Y. Tanioka. Numerical Simulations of the 1627 Gargano Tsunami (Southern Italy) to Locate the Earthquake Source, S. Tinti, et al. Tsunami Detection and Warning Capability Using Nearshore Submerged Pressure Transducers - Case Study of the 4 October 1994 Shikotan Tsunami, D. McGehee, J. McKinney. Short-Term Forecasts of Inundation During Teletsunamis in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean, H. Mofjeld, et al. A Natural Warning of Tsunami Arrival, N. Shuto. Tsunami Hazard Planning. The New Tsunami Warning System of the Japan Meteorological Agency, H. Tatehata. Reducing Tsunami Hazards Along U.S. Coastlines, E. Bernard. Overview. A Long-Term Perspective, G.T. Hebenstreit.
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