Seismic seiches

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Edited by: Harsh K. Gupta

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Abstract

Seismic seiche is a term first used by Kvale (1955) to discuss oscillations of lake levels in Norway and England caused by the Assam earthquake of August 15, 1950. This definition has since been generalized to apply to standing waves set up in closed, or partially closed, bodies of water including rivers, shipping channels, lakes, swimming pools and tanks due to the passage of seismic waves from an earthquake.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Seismic seiches
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8702-7_186
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Springer
Publisher location Dordrecht, Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of solid earth geophysics
First page 1184
Last page 1185
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N