Tsunami. The Underrated Hazard (Broché)

  • Cambridge University Press

  • Paru le : 01/01/2001
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BETWEEN 1990 AND 2000 MORE THAN TEN MAJOR TSUNAMI events have impacted on the world's coastlines, causing devastation and loss of life. These events have... > Lire la suite
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BETWEEN 1990 AND 2000 MORE THAN TEN MAJOR TSUNAMI events have impacted on the world's coastlines, causing devastation and loss of life. These events have made scientists aware that tsunami have been underrated as a major hazard, mainly due to the misconception that they occur infrequently compared to other natural disasters. Evidence for past great tsunami, or "mega-tsunami," has also recently been discovered along apparently aseismic and protected coastlines, such as those of Australia and Western Europe. These mega-tsunami are caused by either huge submarine landslides or the impact of meteorites and comets with the ocean. With a large proportion of the world's population living on the coastline, the threat from tsunami cannot be ignored. Were a mega-tsunami to occur today, the death toll would be in the tens of thousands, while the damage would exceed that of the largest disasters of the past century. Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard comprehensively describes the nature and process of tsunami, outlines field evidence for detecting the presence of past events, and describes particular events linked to earthquakes, volcanoes, submarine landslides, and meteorite impacts. While technical aspects are covered, much of the text can be read by anyone with a high school education. The book will appeal to students and researchers in geomorphology, earth and environmental science, and emergency planning, and will also be attractive for the general public interested in natural hazards and new developments in science.
    • Tsunami Dynamics
    • Signatures of Tsunami in the Coastal landscape
    • Coastal Landscape Evolution
    • Earthquake-Generated Tsunami
    • Great Landslides
    • Volcanic Eruptions
    • Comets and Meteorites
    • Risk
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2001
  • Editeur : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN : 0-521-77599-X
  • EAN : 9780521775991
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 320 pages
  • Poids : 0.745 Kg
  • Dimensions : 17,0 cm × 24,5 cm × 1,8 cm

Biographie d'Edward Bryant

EDWARD BRYANT is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Geosciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has published more than fifty papers in international journals on topics including sea level, beach erosion, coastal evolution over the last 200,000 years, climate change, tsunami dynamics, and catastrophic agents of coastal evolution. He is author of two previous books with Cambridge University Press: Natural Hazards - Threat, Disaster, Effect, Response (1991) and Climate Process and Change (1997).

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