Tsunami Research at the End of a Critical Decade

  • Gerald T. Hebenstreit

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. E. N. Bernard, G. T. Hebenstreit
    Pages 1-6
  3. Harry Yeh, Fuminori Kato, Shinji Sato
    Pages 33-46
  4. Jane Preuss, Peter Raad, Razvan Bidoae
    Pages 47-64
  5. N. Shuto
    Pages 65-74
  6. V. V. Titov, H. O. Mofjeld, F. I. Gonzalez, J. C. Newman
    Pages 75-90
  7. V. Kaistrenko, V. Sedaeva
    Pages 91-102
  8. Shun-Ichi Koshimura, Fumihiko Imamura, Nobuo Shuto
    Pages 163-177
  9. H. Matsutomi, Y. Kawata, N. Shuto, Y. Tsuji, K. Fujima, F. Imamura et al.
    Pages 179-195
  10. Vasily Titov, Frank González
    Pages 197-207
  11. Fumihiko Imamura, Kasuhiro Hashi, Monzur Alam Imteaz
    Pages 209-228
  12. Richard E. Thomson, Alexander B. Rabinovich, Evgueni A. Kulikov, Isaac V. Fine, Brian D. Bornhold
    Pages 243-282

About this book


This volume, derived from the 1999 International Tsunami Symposium, presents a unique look at the state of tsunami research at the end of the 20th century. It displays recent progress both in data recovery and reconstructions of historical tsunamis and in detail examination of recent disasters. It shows the tsunami community using both traditional methods of data gathering - searching archives and attempting to simulate past events - and integrating modern technologies - side-scan sonar, GPS, global communications, supercomputers - in the quest to understand tsunamis and improve mankind's ability to mitigate the disastrous consequences of these unpredictable and unstoppable events. It chronicles recent advances in mitigation efforts while illuminating the continuing need for increased efforts. The papers range from descriptive texts for the non-specialists to fairly technical discussions for those familiar with tsunami research.
Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students involved in natural hazards research, physical oceanography, seismology, environmental impact assessment and risk assessment.


Earthquake Ocean Oceanography Tsunami

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald T. Hebenstreit
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Applications International CorporationMcLeanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5909-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3618-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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