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Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks

Product Code: SP456
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by E.M. Scourse, N.A. Chapman, D.R. Tappin and S.R. Wallis
Publication Date: 05 January 2018
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Special Publication 456

This Special Publication examines tsunami hazard and risk, with particular focus on using the geological record. With Earth’s growing population clustered increasingly on coastlines, tsunami hazards are of concern worldwide. The papers explore the sedimentological and dynamic traces of recent and prehistoric tsunamis globally – from Europe to the Pacific – as well as looking at historic records and how the information can be used to characterise the scale of impacts and areas that are most susceptible to tsunami hazards. Armed with this information, scientists can begin to quantify risks, both to populations and in economic terms. This volume is aimed both at scientists working in this field and at a wider community, interested in tsunami science and natural hazard assessment.

Published online 11/01/2018. Print copies available from 04/01/2018.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786203182
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 252
Weight: 0.94 kg


Foreword: Geological Society of Japan

Foreword: Geological Society of London

SCOURSE, E. M., CHAPMAN, N. A., TAPPIN, D. R. & WALLIS, S. R. Tsunamis: geology, hazards and risks – introduction 1

Foreword: Geological Society of London

TAPPIN, D. R. The importance of geologists and geology in tsunami science and tsunami hazard

WALLIS, S. R., FUJIWARA, O. & GOTO, K. Geological studies in tsunami research since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake

GODA, K., YASUDA, T., MAI, P. M., MARUYAMA, T. & MORI, N. Tsunami simulations of mega-thrust earthquakes in the Nankai–Tonankai Trough (Japan) based on stochastic rupture scenarios

IKEHARA, K., USAMI, K., KANAMATSU, T., ARAI, K., YAMAGUCHI, A. & FUKUCHI, R. Spatial variability in sediment lithology and sedimentary processes along the Japan Trench: use of deep-sea turbidite records to reconstruct past large earthquakes

LINDHOLM, C., STRAUCH, W. & FERNÁNDEZ, M. Tsunami hazard in Central America: history and future

BOULTON, S. J. & WHITWORTH, M. R. Z. Block and boulder accumulations on the southern coast of Crete (Greece): evidence for the 365 CE tsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean 

MOTTERSHEAD, D. N., BRAY, M. J. & SOAR, P. J. Tsunami landfalls in the Maltese archipelago: reconciling the historical record with geomorphological evidence 

LONG, D. Cataloguing tsunami events in the UK

COSTA, P. J. M., GELFENBAUM, G., DAWSON, S., LA SELLE, S., MILNE, F., CASCALHO, J., LIRA, C. P., ANDRADE, C., FREITAS, M. C. & JAFFE, B. The application of microtextural and heavy mineral analysis to discriminate between storm and tsunami deposits 

Risk modelling

WOO, G. Risk-informed tsunami warnings

POWER, W., WANG, X., WALLACE, L., CLARK, K. & MUELLER, C. The New Zealand Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Model: development and implementation of a methodology for estimating tsunami hazard nationwide

DAVIES, G., GRIFFIN, J., LØVHOLT, F., GLIMSDAL, S., HARBITZ, C., THIO, H. K., LORITO, S., BASILI, R., SELVA, J., GEIST, E. & BAPTISTA, M. A. A global probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment from earthquake sources 



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