THE SEA: IDEAS AND OBSERVATIONS ON PROGRESS IN THE STUDY OF THE SEAS
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The Sea, Volume 15: Tsunamis

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HARDCOVER

$159.00 • £127.95 • €143.00

ISBN 9780674031739

Publication Date: 01/31/2009

Short

462 pages

7 x 10 inches

20 color illustrations, 159 line and halftone illustrations, 12 tables

The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas

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Knowledge of the field of tsunami oceanography has dramatically increased since the December 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami. This rare book eminently provides an excellent basis of scientific and technical information in this neglected field. Eighteen outstanding scientists and engineers contributed 13 chapters on critical core subjects. Topics include recorded tsunami history, geologic records and effects, tsunami probabilities, earthquake excitation, and other sources of tsunamis. The book also addresses measurements, models for propagation, hazards mapping, coastline impacts, forecasting, and warning systems. Each chapter ends with a long list of comprehensive references. Mathematical equations and explanations appropriately support the text, and charts, graphs, and photographs clearly add value and strength to this young, complex field of oceanography. This outstanding, unparalleled volume will contribute to the educational needs of the tsunami science and engineering student as well as the advanced researcher and veteran oceanographer.—T. L. T. Grose, Choice

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