Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Series||World Book"s library of natural disasters|
|Contributions||World Book, Inc.|
|LC Classifications||GC221.5 .T79 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2007006185|
Tsunamis: Giant Waves from the Sea (Hazardous Earth) Hardcover – April 1, seiches, that occur in closed bodies of water. Whether brought about by earthquakes, underwater landslides, storms, volcanic eruptions, meteorites, or the sudden release of trapped gases, these waves are hugely destructive—not least because, contrary to Price: $ Get this from a library! Tsunamis and seiches.. [World Book, Inc.;] -- "A discussion of major types of natural disasters, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information. This book is of interest to scientists and practitioners as well postgraduate students which presents twenty-two contributions covering the frontiers of tsunami science and research, and demonstrates the unprecedented progress achieved during the time period from until present. Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book. Search in this book. Browse content tsunami generated by the Krakatau volcano explosion in Indonesia is the first known global tsunami. The , Chilean tsunami is one of the most destructive trans-Pacific tsunamis and one of two known global tsunamis. local seiches.
Tsunamis constitute another important problem: catastrophic destruction may occur when the frequencies of arriving tsunami waves match the resonant frequencies of the harbor or bay. Seiches, as natural resonant oscillations, are generated by a wide variety of mechanisms, including tsunamis, seismic ground waves, internal ocean waves, and jet. Earthquakes. Floods. Forces of Nature. Heat Waves. Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Other Tropical Cyclones. Ice Storms. Landslides, Mudslides, and Avalanches. Pandemics. Thunderstorms. Purchase Tsunamis - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Long open sea waves such as tsunamis, tsunami-like meteorologically generated long waves, and tide-generated internal waves can produce large and sometimes hazardous coastal seiches. View chapter Purchase book.
Faulting beneath the lake generates a tsunami followed by a seiche that continues for hours with waves as high as 3 to 10 m. The seiche potentially threatens low lying lakeside communities and lifelines. We also compare the spectral characteristics of synthetic tide gauge records with wind swell observations. tsunami (tsŏŏnä´mē), series of catastrophic ocean waves generated by submarine movements, which may be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides beneath the ocean, or an asteroid striking the is are also called seismic sea waves or, popularly, tidal waves. In the open ocean, tsunamis may have wavelengths of up to several hundred miles and travel at speeds up to This paper lists 93 entries, describing tsunamis and seiches which have been reported from southeast Asia during the period extending from through Most of these tsunamis were reported from the western portions of Indonesia and the southern Philippines. Lesser numbers were reported from the northern Philippines, southern China and by: Explainer: Telling a tsunami from a seiche Like the waves caused by jostling in a bathtub — these move water, only enormously more water and with more devastating power A sign in Monterey, Calif., warning that this coastal area is vulnerable to tsunamis.