Mohammad Mokhtari

International Insititute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Mohammad Mokhtari was born in Nosara, Neyshabur. He has obtained his BSc from University College of Azerabadegan, MSc from University of Southampton and Ph.D. from University of Bergen. He has worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Utrecht, principal geophysicist at Norsk Hydro and NIOC. As a Director of Seismology Research Center and member of Board of Directors he has established the Iranian National Broad Band Seismic Network and also the PH.D. study program for seismology in Iran. He was the co-founder and Director of National Center for Earthquake Prediction and founding member of Risk Management Excellence Center, IIEES; coordinator of two International Conferences in Tehran; member of Passive Seismic Equipment Expert Panel, CTBTO; Visiting researcher, Geoscience of Australia, Indian Ocean Tsunami Hazard Assessment. He was a member of ICG/IOTWS Working Group 1 and 3; member of Editorial Board, WDR2009, report. Dr. Mokhtari supervised 22 MSc and 9 Ph.D. students mainly in the field of Exploration Seismology, Seismology and Tsunami. Dr. Mokhtari is now chair of IOC/IGC/NWIO leading a mega-multi-national Makran project. His publications consist of over 45 papers in international journals, over 95 conference presentations and 6 books in different earth science subjects.cts.

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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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