Submarine Landslides and Tsunamis

  • Ahmet C. Yalçiner
  • Efim N. Pelinovsky
  • Emile Okal
  • Costas E. Synolakis

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Aspects of Tsunami Researches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xxi-xxi
    2. N. Shuto
      Pages 1-8
  3. Historical Tsunamis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. A. Maramai, L. Graziani, S. Tinti
      Pages 25-32
    3. Y. Altinok, B. Alpar, C. Yaltirak
      Pages 33-42
  4. Submarine Landslides, and Tsunami Generation

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Coast Ocean marine modeling modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmet C. Yalçiner
    • 1
  • Efim N. Pelinovsky
    • 2
  • Emile Okal
    • 3
  • Costas E. Synolakis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering Research CenterMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Institute of Applied PhysicsLaboratory of Hydrophysics and Nonlinear AcousticsNizhny NovgorodRussia
  3. 3.Department of Geological SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0205-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1349-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0205-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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