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Physics of Tsunamis / Edition 1

Physics of Tsunamis / Edition 1

by Boris Levin, Mikhail Nosov


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ISBN-13: 9789048180073
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Professor Boris W. Levin is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Far East Branch of RAS, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. He is a member of IUGG Tsunami Commission, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of America and National Geographic Society. He has more than 200 scientific publications in the fields of geophysics, tsunamis, seaquakes, seismology.

Mikhail A. Nosov is a Professor of Physics of Sea and Inland Waters at the Faculty of Physics of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He is an active participant to the EGS and EGU meetings. As co-convener and UNESCO contractor, he organized the International Workshop on "Local Tsunami Warning and Mitigation" (2002). In 2005 he was awarded Plinius Medal of European Geosciences Union. He has more than 50 scientific publications in the fields of marine physics, tsunamis, seaquakes.

Table of Contents

General Information on Tsunami Waves, Seaquakes and Other Catastrophic Phenomena in the Ocean.- Physical Processes at the Source of a Tsunami of Seismotectonic Origin.- Role of the Compressibility of Water and of Non-linear Effects in the Formation of Tsunami Waves.- The Physics of Tsunami Formation by Sources of Nonseismic Origin.- Propagation of a Tsunami in the Ocean and Its Interaction with the Coast.- Methods of Tsunami Wave Registration.- Seaquakes: Analysis of Phenomena and Modelling.

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