Introduction to “Global tsunami science: Past and future, Volume II”

Pure and Applied Geophysics
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Twenty-two papers on the study of tsunamis are included in Volume II of the PAGEOPH topical issue “Global Tsunami Science: Past and Future”. Volume I of this topical issue was published as PAGEOPH, vol. 173, No. 12, 2016 (Eds., E. L. Geist, H. M. Fritz, A. B. Rabinovich, and Y. Tanioka). Three papers in Volume II focus on details of the 2011 and 2016 tsunami-generating earthquakes offshore of Tohoku, Japan. The next six papers describe important case studies and observations of recent and historical events. Four papers related to tsunami hazard assessment are followed by three papers on tsunami hydrodynamics and numerical modelling. Three papers discuss problems of tsunami warning and real-time forecasting. The final set of three papers importantly investigates tsunamis generated by non-seismic sources: volcanic explosions, landslides, and meteorological disturbances. Collectively, this volume highlights contemporary trends in global tsunami research, both fundamental and applied toward hazard assessment and mitigation.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Introduction to “Global tsunami science: Past and future, Volume II”
Series title Pure and Applied Geophysics
DOI 10.1007/s00024-017-1638-3
Volume 174
Issue 8
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 2883
Last page 2889