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Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves

  • 1st Edition - July 22, 2020
  • Editors: Max Engel, Jessica Pilarczyk, Simon Matthias May, Dominik Brill, Ed Garrett
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 5 6 8 6 - 5
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 5 6 8 7 - 2

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves provides a systematic compendium with concise chapters on the concept and history of paleotsunami research, sediment… Read more

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Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves provides a systematic compendium with concise chapters on the concept and history of paleotsunami research, sediment types and sediment sources, field methods, sedimentary and geomorphological characteristics, as well as dating and modeling approaches. By contrasting tsunami deposits with those of competing mechanisms in the coastal zone such as storm waves and surges, and by embedding this field of research into the wider context of tsunami science, the book is also relevant to readers interested in paleotempestology, coastal sedimentary environments, or sea-level changes, and coastal hazard management.

The effectiveness of paleotsunami records in coastal hazard-mitigation strategies strongly depends on the appropriate selection of research approaches and methods that are tailored to the site-specific environment and age of the deposits. In addition to summarizing the state-of-the-art in tsunami sedimentology, Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves guides researchers through establishing an appropriate research design and how to develop reliable records of prehistoric events using field-based and laboratory methods, as well as modeling techniques.