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Editors: Aggeliki Barberopoulou, Ph.D. (Research Scientist, Stoneham, MA, US)
Book Description:
Tsunamis: Detection, Risk Assessment, and Crisis Management is a collection of articles that showcases the diversity of tsunami science. This is truly an interdisciplinary field that brings together seismologists, engineers, social scientists, emergency managers, geologists, and geophysicists to name a few. The title reflects this diversity of tsunami research, ranging from understanding the source mechanism, working towards a fast detection of tsunamis in order to take prompt action, and predicting impacts so we are better prepared to respond, reduce losses and recover in reasonable time.

The articles are arranged so that they follow the tsunami in some virtual way: from generation along an implicit travel path to inundation, and impact on the social, natural or built environments. The book therefore naturally begins with an article on the Nankai Trough, a source of great earthquakes and potentially destructive tsunamis. Chapter 2 presents a methodology for detecting and identifying tsunamigenic events, followed by Chapter 3 that uses a popular seismological technique to understand tsunami propagation and potential impact on shores. Chapter 4 presents an application of tsunami modeling on evacuation planning. Chapters 5 and 6 look into the impact of tsunamis on structures such as bridges utilizing valuable data collected after the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Japan. Chapter 7 is a risk assessment study that predicts the financial cost of a 1960 Chile type of earthquake if it were to happen today. Chapters 8 and 9 look into the social aspect of disasters by interviewing survivors and presenting how geospatial techniques can be used to reveal potential risks in our environment, that could potentially hinder recovery of communities after a disaster. All of the 9 articles have been written by specialists in their field, representing a vast range of sciences and research that covers nearly the entire globe, stretching from the US to Japan, Taiwan and to New Zealand. (Nova)


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“This book covers a wide variety of aspects related to the tsunami hazard, vulnerability, and risk mitigation. The collection of papers in the text is very well organized and all the contributions are very well written and easy to understand even by people who are not experts in the field of tsunamology. The book, therefore, is a must-read for catastrophe modelers, risk managers, urban planners, civil engineers, and seismologists alike.” - Dr. Peter Sousounis, Vice-President, AIR-Worldwide, Boston, MA



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Implications for Great Earthquakes from Total Accumulated Slip along the Southern Segment of Nankai Trough, Japan: Analyses from Kinematic, Coseismic Rupture, and Tsunami Models (pp. 1-32)
(Elliot Klein, Gerald Galgana, Bingming Shen-Tu and Mehrdad Mahdyiar)

Chapter 2. Rapid Tsunami Warning within Five Minutes for Regional Sources (pp. 33-62)
(John Ristau)

Chapter 3. Using Waveform Cross-Correlation to Investigate Tsunami Propagation (pp. 63-88)
(Mark R. Legg, Aggeliki Barberopoulou, Edison Gica and Geoffrey Legg)

Chapter 4. Advances in Tsunami Simulations and Recommendations for the Tsunami Evacuation Planning of Local Governments in Taiwan (pp. 89-130)
(Bing-Ru Wu, Siao-Syun Ke, Chin-Hsun Yeh and Tso-Ren Wu)

Chapter 5. The Consideration of a Damage Mechanism for Bridge Girders (pp. 131-158)
(Taro Arikawa, Aggeliki Barberopoulou and Kyuichi Maruyama)

Chapter 6. Tsunami Damage Evaluation of Utatsu Ohashi Bridge By Motion Picture and 2-D Simulation Analyses (pp. 159-184)
(Kenji Kosa)

Chapter 7. The Economic Cost of a Tsunami in Southern Chile: What Would the Recurrence of a Mw9.5 Megathrust Earthquake Mean Today (pp. 185-212)
(Arash Nasseri, Aggeliki Barberopoulou and Megan Torpey)

Chapter 8. The Untold Side of the Tsunami Hazard: Interviews with Survivors (pp. 213-244)
(Jeanne Branch Johnston, Walter C. Dudley and James Goff)

Chapter 9. Revealing the Invisible Environments of Risk and Resiliency in Vulnerable Communities through Geospatial Techniques (pp. 245-274)
(Jacqueline W. Curtis, Andrew Curtis and Scott A. Hemmerling)

About the Editor (pp. 275-276)

Index (pp. 277)

Total Pages: 284

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - May
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-448-3
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