Gloria López

Research Scientist

Dr. Gloria I. López is a Colombian-Canadian Professional Geologist and Research Scientist currently affiliated to the School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, and a Visiting Scholar at the Geological Survey of Israel. She obtained her Ph.D. in Geology in 2007 from McMaster University, Canada, where she served as Sessional Faculty - Senior Lecturer until 2010. Her background in old-school Geology was obtained during her undergraduate years (Diploma Level) at EAFIT University, Colombia (1993), where she also served as a Lecturer and Research Associate until 1998. Her passion for tsunami research deepened during her M.Sc. in Geology at the University of Victoria, Canada (2002). Dr. López’s primary scientific interests are Quaternary Geochronology (Optical Dating), Quaternary Coastal Evolution and Geo-archaeology, Coastal Geomorphology and Sedimentology, Shoreline Changes, Landform Processes, Palaeoseismology and Tsunami Sedimentology, Event Stratigraphy, Continental Shelf Morphodynamics.

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This book, the third in the InTech Tsunami series, has been published in order to deepen efforts towards the understanding of tsunami dynamics that seems to be never enough. As the previous books in this series, "The Tsunami Threat - Research and Technology" (January 2011) and "Tsunami - A Growing Disaster" (December 2011), this multi-disciplinary volume compiles a collection of scientific papers showing the state-of-the-art of tsunami research at different levels. The various contributions cover an array of themes that span from geological evidence to post-trauma human care, encompassing pre-tsunami analyses and modeling to post-tsunami management and preparedness techniques. As its counterparts, "Tsunami - Analysis of a Hazard: from physical interpretation to human impact" continues to present evidence and case studies from different regions of the World: from the isolated Hawaiian Islands and Northern Indian Ocean, to the edges of the Atlantic and Eastern Mediterranean.

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