Tsunami Hazard

Tsunami Hazard : A Practical Guide for Tsunami Hazard Reduction

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The Fourteenth International Tsunami Symposium held from 31 July to 3 August 1989 in Novosibirsk, U.S.S.R., was sponsored by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Sixty-five scientists from 13 countries met to exchange information on recent advances in tsunami research. The Symposium was a great success due to the enthusiasm of the participants, the quality of research presented, and the great organization provided by the Soviet hosts. Teams of dedicated workers, under the fine leadership of Academician A. S. Alexseev and Dr V. K. Gusiakov, blended social and scientific activities in a memorable fashion. The 62 presentations of the Symposium were divided into six areas of research: generation (7), propagation (12), coastal effects (10), observations (11), seismics and tectonics (10), and hazard mitigation (12). A summary of the research presented appears as the first article in this special issue. Following the Symposium, a team of session chairmen nominated 20 of these oral presentations to be published in a special issue devoted to the International Tsunami Symposium.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from `NATURAL HAZARDS', 4: 2-3, 1991
  • IV, 214 p.
  • 0792311744
  • 9780792311744

Table of contents

Fourteenth International Tsunami Symposium: Opening Address.- The 1987-88 Alaskan Bight Tsunamis: Deep Ocean Data and Model Comparisons.- Investigation of Long Waves in the Tsunami Frequency Band on the Southwestern Shelf of Kamchatka.- Tsunamis In and Near Greece and Their Relation to the Earthquake Focal Mechanisms.- Numerical Simulation of Tsunamis - Its Present and Near Future.- Use of Tsunami Waveforms for Earthquake Source Study.- Tsunamis Bore Runup.- Tsunami Runup on Steep Slopes: How Good Linear Theory Really Is.- A Numerical Model for Far-Field Tsunamis and Its Application to Predict Damage Done to Aquaculture.- Tsunami Ascending in Rivers as an Undular Bore.- Assessment of Tsunami Hazard in the Italian Seas.- Assessment of Project THRUST: Past, Present, Future.- Integration of the THRUST Project into the Chile Tsunami Warning System.- The Tsunami Threat on the Mexican West Coast: A Historical Analysis and Recommendations for Hazard Mitigation.- Meeting Reports.
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Review quote

`This is a practical guide not only to the scientists of related fields but also to educators, urban planners and policy makers.'
Pure and Applied Geophysics, 138, 1992
' I recommend that libraries purchase a copy of this book which will serve as a good reference material. ' Natural Hazards 6 1992
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