Physics of Tsunamis


Author: Boris W. Levin,Mikhail Nosov
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319240374
Category: Nature
Page: 388
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This second edition reflects significant progress in tsunami research, monitoring and mitigation within the last decade. Primarily meant to summarize the state-of-the-art knowledge on physics of tsunamis, it describes up-to-date models of tsunamis generated by a submarine earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, meteorite impact, and moving atmospheric pressure inhomogeneities. Models of tsunami propagation and run-up are also discussed. The book investigates methods of tsunami monitoring including coastal mareographs, deep-water pressure gauges, GPS buoys, satellite altimetry, the study of ionospheric disturbances caused by tsunamis and the study of paleotsunamis. Non-linear phenomena in tsunami source and manifestations of water compressibility are discussed in the context of their contribution to the wave amplitude and energy. The practical method of calculating the initial elevation on a water surface at a seismotectonic tsunami source is expounded. Potential and eddy traces of a tsunamigenic earthquake in the ocean are examined in terms of their applicability to tsunami warning. The first edition of this book was published in 2009. Since then, a few catastrophic events occurred, including the 2011 Tohoku tsunami, which is well known all over the world. The book is intended for researchers, students and specialists in oceanography, geophysics, seismology, hydro-acoustics, geology, and geomorphology, including the engineering and insurance industries.

Tsunamis


Author: Timothy M. Kusky
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438117639
Category: Electronic books
Page: 157
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Discusses the many aspects of the generation, movement, and effects of tsunamis. This book includes analysis of the triggering mechanisms for tsunamis, the physics and historical effects, the various warning systems, and individual cases of tsunamis around the world. It features black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

Local tsunami hazards in the Pacific Northwest from Cascadia subduction zone earthquakes


Author: Eric L. Geist,Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9784113002625
Category: Cascadia Subduction Zone
Page: 17
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Advances in Geophysics


Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080957005
Category: Science
Page: 192
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The critically acclaimed serialized review journal for over 50 years, Advances in Geophysics is a highly respected publication in the field of geophysics. Since 1952, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now in its 51st volume, it contains much material still relevant today--truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of geophysics.

Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine


Author: Robert Antosia,John D. Cahill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387328041
Category: Medical
Page: 492
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This is an essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. Its practical and comprehensive text features chapters pertinent to bioterrorism, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, public health, epidemiology, and disaster medicine. It will serve as a practical guide for situation-specific disasters; recognize what injuries or illnesses to expect; provide proactive guidelines to define specific diseases; and give a guide of appropriate personnel protective equipment during these large-scale emergencies. It is an essential companion to those either interested or currently working in any of the aforementioned fields.

Physics Insights Ol Tb 2e


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pearson Education South Asia
ISBN: 9789812478283
Category: Physics
Page: 438
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New Directions in Statistical Physics

Econophysics, Bioinformatics, and Pattern Recognition
Author: Luc T. Wille
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540431824
Category: Science
Page: 363
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This book provides a unique insight into the latest breakthroughs in a consistent manner, at a level accessible to undergraduates, yet with enough attention to the theory and computation to satisfy the professional researcher Statistical physics addresses the study and understanding of systems with many degrees of freedom. As such it has a rich and varied history, with applications to thermodynamics, magnetic phase transitions, and order/disorder transformations, to name just a few. However, the tools of statistical physics can be profitably used to investigate any system with a large number of components. Thus, recent years have seen these methods applied in many unexpected directions, three of which are the main focus of this volume. These applications have been remarkably successful and have enriched the financial, biological, and engineering literature. Although reported in the physics literature, the results tend to be scattered and the underlying unity of the field overlooked.

The Power of the Sea

Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters
Author: Bruce Parker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230112247
Category: Science
Page: 304
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The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery. The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Niño and climate change caused by global warming.

Tsunami Hazard

A Practical Guide for Tsunami Hazard Reduction
Author: E.N. Bernard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940113362X
Category: Science
Page: 214
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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.

Waves in Geophysical Fluids

Tsunamis, Rogue Waves, Internal Waves and Internal Tides
Author: John Grue,Karsten Trulsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3211693564
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 332
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This book describes the forecasting and risk evaluation of tsunamis by tectonic motion, land slides, explosions, run-up, and maps the tsunami sources in the world's oceans. It presents stochastic Monte-Carlo simulations and focusing mechanisms for rogue waves, nonlinear wave models, breather formulas, and the kinematics of the Draupner wave. Coverage also reveals the full story about the discovery of the very large oceanic internal waves.

Submarine Landslides and Tsunamis


Author: Ahmet C. Yalçiner,Efim N. Pelinovsky,Emile Okal,Costas E. Synolakis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401002053
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 328
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Tsunamis are water waves triggered by impulsive geologic events such as sea floor deformation, landslides, slumps, subsidence, volcanic eruptions and bolide impacts. Tsunamis can inflict significant damage and casualties both nearfield and after evolving over long propagation distances and impacting distant coastlines. Tsunamis can also effect geomorphologic changes along the coast. Understanding tsunami generation and evolution is of paramount importance for protecting coastal population at risk, coastal structures and the natural environment. Accurately and reliably predicting the initial waveform and the associated coastal effects of tsunamis remains one of the most vexing problems in geophysics, and -with few exceptions- has resisted routine numerical computation or data collection solutions. While ten years ago, it was believed that the generation problem was adequately understood for useful predictions, it is now clear that it is not, especially nearfield. By contrast, the runup problem earlier believed intractable is now well understood for all but the most extreme breaking wave events.

The Australian & New Zealand Physicist

A Publication of the Australian Institute of Physics & the New Zealand Institute of Physics
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physics
Page: N.A
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Introduction to the Physics of Landslides

Lecture notes on the dynamics of mass wasting
Author: Fabio Vittorio de Blasio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400711228
Category: Science
Page: 408
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Landslides represent one of the most destructive natural catastrophes. They can reach extremely long distances and velocities, and are capable of wiping out human communities and settlements. Yet landslides have a creative facet as they contribute to the modification of the landscape. They are the consequence of the gravity pull jointly with the tectonic disturbance of our living planet. Landslides are most often studied within a geotechnical and geomorphological perspective. Engineering calculations are traditionally applied to the stability of terrains. In this book, landslides are viewed as a physical phenomenon. A physical understanding of landslides is a basis for modeling and mitigation and for understanding their flow behavior and dynamics. We still know relatively little about many aspects of landslide physics. It is only recently that the field of landslide dynamics is approaching a more mature stage. This is testified by the release of modelling tools for the simulation of landslides and debris flows. In this book the emphasis is placed on the problems at the frontier of landslide research. Each chapter is self-consistent, with questions and arguments introduced from the beginning.

The Handy Physics Answer Book


Author: Paul W Zitzewitz
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593573
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse. For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus. Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physics
Page: N.A
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Journal of Physics of the Earth


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geophysics
Page: N.A
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Tsunamis

Case Studies and Recent Developments
Author: Kenji Satake
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402033311
Category: Science
Page: 346
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A timely review of state-of-the-art tsunami research, covering case studies and recent developments from various approaches. Provides a practical guide to improving operational tsunami warning systems and mitigating coastal hazard from tsunamis.

College physics

a strategic approach
Author: Randall D. Knight,Randall Dewey Knight,Brian Jones,Stuart Field
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780805306293
Category: Science
Page: 547
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Water Encyclopedia, Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History, Art, and Culture


Author: Jay H. Lehr,Jack Keeley,Janet K. Lehr
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 832
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Man's history is tied up in the hydrological cycle. Its chemical and physical attributes dramatically affect its movement and quality within its major reservoirs, our oceans and atmosphere. This volume deals with a myriad of finite features of these fascinating fields along with aspects of water tied up in man's culture and history from the beginning of recorded time.

Geophysics and Space Physics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physics
Page: N.A
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