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Tsunami

A Growing Disaster

The objective of this multi-disciplinary book is to provide a collection of expert writing on different aspects of pre- and post- tsunami developments and management techniques. It is intended to be distributed within the scientific community and among the decision makers for tsunami risk reduction. The presented chapters have been thoroughly reviewed and accepted for publication. It presents advanced methods for tsunami measurement using Ocean-bottom pressure sensor, kinematic GPS buoy, satellite altimetry, Paleotsunami, Ionospheric sounding, early warning system, and scenario based numerical modeling. It continues to present case studies from the Northern Caribbean, Makran region and Tamil Nadu coast in India. Furthermore, classifying tsunamis into local, regional and global, their possible impact on the region and its immediate vicinity is highlighted. It also includes the effects of tsunami hazard on the coastal environment and infrastructure (structures, lifelines, water resources, bridges, dykes, etc.); and finally the need for emergency medical response preparedness and the prevention of psychological consequences of the affected survivors has been discussed.

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TsunamiA Growing DisasterEdited by Mohammad Mokhtari

Published: December 16th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/922

ISBN: 978-953-307-431-3

Copyright year: 2011

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24588 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations

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1. Advances for Tsunami Measurement Technologies and Its Applications

By Hiroyuki Matsumoto

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2. Tsunami Detection by Ionospheric Sounding: New Tools for Oceanic Monitoring

By Giovanni Occhipinti

1873

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3. Proximal Records of Paleotsunami Runup in Barrage Creek Floodplains from Late-Holocene Great Earthquakes in the Central Cascadia Suduction Zone, Oregon, USA

By Curt D. Peterson and Kenneth M. Cruikshank

1178

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4. Post-Tsunami Lifeline Restoration and Reconstruction

By Yasuko Kuwata

2327

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5. Tsunamis as Long-Term Hazards to Coastal Groundwater Resources and Associated Water Supplies

By Karen G. Villholth and Bhanu Neupane

2249

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6. Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Tsunami Force on Bridge Decks

By Tze Liang Lau, Tatsuo Ohmachi, Shusaku Inoue and Panitan Lukkunaprasit

2272

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7. Comments About Tsunami Occurrences in the Northern Caribbean

By Mario Octavio Cotilla Rodríguez and Diego Córdoba Barba

1749

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8. Tsunami in Makran Region and Its Effect on the Persian Gulf

By Mohammad Mokhtari

3520

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9. The Place of a Village Within a Tsunami Early Warning System

By Henry Rempel

1009

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10. Post Tsunami Heavy Mineral Distribution Between Cuddalore to Kanyakumari Along the Tamil Nadu Coast, India – A Review

By M. Suresh Gandhi, A. Solai, Sivaraj Kaveri, Kasilingam Kanan, Venkatesan Dhamodharan, Kuppusamy Baskar and Victor Rajamanickam

2513

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11. The Management of Medical Services in the Early and Late Phase of Tsunami: A Preparation for Humanitarian Health Assistance

By Agung Budi Sutiono, Tri Wahyu Murni, Andri Qiantori, Hirohiko Suwa and Toshizumi Ohta

1249

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12. Prevention of Psychopathological Consequences in Survivors of Tsunamis

By Felipe E. García

1608

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