325 pages, 170 illus
The need for tsunami research and analysis has grown dramatically following the devastating tsunami of December 2004, which affected Southern Asia. This book pursues a detailed theoretical and mathematical analysis of the fundamentals of tsunamis, especially the evolution and dynamics of tsunamis and other great waves. Of course, it includes specific measurement results from the 2004 tsunami, but the emphasis centres on the nature of the waves themselves and their links to nonlinear phenomena. Throughout, methods of nonlinear dynamics and integrable systems are employed to develop novel concepts for more accurate prediction and hence the reduction of related impacts.
From the reviews: "The book is a collection of articles on nonlinear water waves ! . All in all, this is a good book for both specialists and others who are eager to learn about nonlinear aspects of tsunami problems and nonlinear waves in general." (M. Sinan Ozeren, Surveys in Geophysics, Vol. 29, 2008) "A number of international conferences were held in the years following this tsunami where the results of the recent surveys and studies could be presented and documented in proceedings volumes. The book edited by Anjan Kundu is such a volume, but it also contains papers not presented at the conference. ! the book is well organized, and the text and equations are clear. ! a worthwhile addition to a research library used by tsunami scientists and students interested in its specific topics." (Harold Mofjeld, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, May, 2009)
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