Submarine Landslides and Tsunamis (NATO Science Series: IV: #21) (Paperback)

Submarine Landslides and Tsunamis (NATO Science Series: IV: #21) By Ahmet C. Yalçiner (Editor), Efim N. Pelinovsky (Editor), Emile Okal (Editor) Cover Image
By Ahmet C. Yalçiner (Editor), Efim N. Pelinovsky (Editor), Emile Okal (Editor)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781402013492
ISBN-10: 1402013493
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 31st, 2003
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: NATO Science Series: IV: