Tsunamis : geology, hazards and risks / edited by E.M. Scourse, MCM Environmental Services Ltd, UK, N.A. Chapman, University of Sheffield, UK, D.R. Tappin, British Geological Survey, UK, and S.R. Wallis, Nagoya University, Japan, University of Tokyo, Japan.
- London : The Geological Society, 2018.
- Geological Society special publication; no. 456.
Geological Society special publication, 0305-8719 ; no. 456
viii, 252 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) 26 cm.
- Tsunamis -- Risk assessment.
Tsunamis -- History.
- This Special Publication examines tsunami hazard and risk, with particular focus on using the geological record. With Earth's growing population clustered increasingly on coastlines, tsunami hazards are of concern worldwide. The papers explore the sedimentological and dynamic traces of recent and prehistoric tsunamis globally - from Europe to the Pacific - as well as looking at historic records and how the information can be used to characterise the scale of impacts and areas that are most susceptible to tsunami hazards. Armed with this information, scientists can begin to quantify risks, both to populations and in economic terms. This volume is aimed both at scientists working in this field and at a wider community, interested in tsunami science and natural hazard assessment.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Scourse, E. M. (Ellie M.), editor.
Chapman, Neil A., editor.
Tappin, D. R., editor.
Wallis, Simon (Simon Richard), editor.
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