Tsunamiites   Features and Implications Book

Tsunamiites Features and Implications

  • Author : Tsunemasa Shiki
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-10-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0080558917

Tsunamiites Features and Implications Book Description :

This book is an overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also highlights new problems and issues calling for additional investigation, and provides insight into the direction for future tsunamiite researches. * Provides a comprehensive overview of developments in tsunamiites * Investigates future trends and development needs * Cutting edge research articles from leading experts aimed at researchers and scientists

Tsunamiites Book


  • Author : Tsunemasa Shiki
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 0128239395

Tsunamiites Book Description :

Tsunamiites: Features and Implications, Second Edition, is an overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also highlights new problems and issues calling for additional investigation and provides insight into the direction for future tsunamiite research. New to this edition: discussion of the impact of 2011 tsunami in Northern Japan as well as additional coverage of offshore tractive current deposition and deposition of boulders. Includes a comprehensive overview of new developments in tsunamiites from leading experts Covers future trends and development needs for researching sediments from tsunamis New edition includes coverage and lessons learned from the 2011tsunami in Northern Japan

What is a Volcano  Book

What is a Volcano

  • Author : Edgardo Canon-Tapia
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813724706

What is a Volcano Book Description :

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications Book

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications

  • Author : Edward J. Anthony
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-11-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN 10 : 0080558860

Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications Book Description :

The last five years have been marked by rapid technological and analytical developments in the study of shore processes and in the comprehension of shore deposits and forms, and shoreline change over time. These developments have generated a considerable body of literature in a wide range of professional journals, thus illustrating the cross-disciplinary nature of shore processes and the palaeo-environmental dimension of shore change. The justification of the book lies in bringing together these developments using an objective approach that synthesises current advances, technical progress in the analysis of shores and shore processes, contradictory interpretations, and potential advances using future-generation developments in techniques. The book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art presentation of shore processes and deposits across ranges of wave energy and tide-range environments, sediment supply and textural conditions, sea-level change, exceptional events and longer-term climate change, based on the most recently published literature in the marine sciences. The book insists on the nested time and spatial scales through which are inter-linked shore processes and deposits, thus providing a better understanding of the way shores change over time. The approach is thus cross-disciplinary, and gap-bridging between processes and deposits, between analytical techniques, and between timescales. The audience is from graduate level upwards, and the book is intended as a comprehensive reference source for professionals in a wide range of coastal science fields (geologists, sedimentologists, geomorphologists, oceanographers, engineers, managers, archaeologists...). * Aimed at graduates and specialists interested in coastal science * Presents background research, recent developments and future trends * Written by a leading scholar and industry expert

Environmental Management and Governance Book

Environmental Management and Governance

  • Author : Charles W. Finkl
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319063058

Environmental Management and Governance Book Description :

This book deals with recent advances in coastal marine environmental management and governance. Various chapters consider new aspects of conservation, assessment of ecosystem health status, environmental survey and protection, frameworks of ocean service and governance, new applications of geo processing and GIS technology, beach management, aquaculture site selection, assessment of water quality (brine disposal and temperature dispersion from nuclear power plants), exploration and management of coastal karst, changing perceptions of dune management, advances in interpretation of sea-level indicators and real time environmental monitoring. New advances in both environmental management and governance are of the utmost importance for sustaining critical coastal marine areas. Offering such a diverse collection of works from coastal scientists around the world, who discuss many techniques and methods at the forefront of management and governance, this publication will be of interest to coastal researchers, coastal zone managers and regulatory agency personnel.

Unlocking the Stratigraphical Record Book

Unlocking the Stratigraphical Record

  • Author : Peter Doyle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Son Limited
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822023031727

Unlocking the Stratigraphical Record Book Description :

Stratigraphy is the key to understanding the geological evolution of the earth. It provides the framework for our interpretation of the sequences of events which have shaped the earth throughout its 4600 million years of existence. It provides the timescale with which we can determine the relative order of these events, and it provides the means whereby we can calibrate this using absolute ages in years. Stratigraphy is therefore the most fundamental subject in the science of geology, and all geologists are practising stratigraphers. Traditionally, however, stratigraphy has been considered as a Victorian science, a ponderous process of the naming and cataloguing of innumerable geological units most of which are of limited interest outside of a given geographical region. This view has been challenged in recent years through the development of new techniques such as sequence stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy and chemostratigraphy which have greatly enhanced our capability to interpret earth history. In this book many of the leading practitioners of modern stratigraphy have been gathered together to provide up-to-date and authoritative reviews of most of the important advances in the subject. As such it is the only volume to provide a comprehensive treatment of modern stratigraphy at an advanced undergraduate level.

Paleoseismology Book


  • Author : James P. McCalpin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN 10 : 0080919987

Paleoseismology Book Description :

Paleoseismology has become an important component of seismic risk analysis, which is mandated for nuclear power plants, dams, waste repositories, and other critical structures. This book is the first in the English language to be devoted solely to paleoseismology. It summarizes the development of the field from the 1960s to the present, encompassing material that is currently widely dispersed in journal articles. * Includes a comprehensive review of the techniques currently used in paleoseismology * Emphasizes practical methods of data collection and field studies * Covers interpretation of field data based on current theory concerning fault segmentation and recurrence cycles * Contains more than 170 line drawings and 50 photographs of paleoseismic phenomena

Rhythms in Proterozoic Sedimentation Book

Rhythms in Proterozoic Sedimentation

  • Author : Pradip Kumar Dasgupta
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:75828561

Rhythms in Proterozoic Sedimentation Book Description :

Chiefly with reference to Cuddapah Basin.

Women in Oceanography Book

Women in Oceanography

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Oceanography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822033840976

Women in Oceanography Book Description :

Petroleum Abstracts Book

Petroleum Abstracts

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Petroleum
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105017685145

Petroleum Abstracts Book Description :

Geology of the China Seas Book

Geology of the China Seas

  • Author : Pinxian Wang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-06-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444593948

Geology of the China Seas Book Description :

Geology of the China Seas represents the first English-language synthesis of the available research into the geology of the South and East China Seas. Among the marginal basins worldwide, these areas have been the focus of extensive research activities in the last three decades, and are now among the global hot spots in hydrocarbon explorations and scientific investigations. The region is experiencing rapid economic development with the offshore petroleum industry providing approximately one third of the domestic hydrocarbon production for mainland China. Gas hydrates have been successfully recovered from the China Seas for the first time. Over the years, many volumes on the geology of the China Seas have been published in Chinese. Although an increasing number of papers in English have appeared recently, the majority deal with local or regional paleo-environment and sedimentology, and are scattered in different journals. This book brings together this rich data in one resource, particularly that generated by Chinese marine geologists and petroleum geologists, and provides the very first synthesis of the geology off China. The first systematic summary of the geology of the China Seas Includes comprehensive coverage of the South China Sea and the East China Sea, including the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf Reviews hundreds of Chinese publications on marine and petroleum geology not currently accessible to the international community

The Chile 2015  Illapel  Earthquake and Tsunami Book

The Chile 2015 Illapel Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Author : Carla Braitenberg
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release Date : 2017-05-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319578224

The Chile 2015 Illapel Earthquake and Tsunami Book Description :

This volume presents a collection of contributions that were published in "Pure and Applied Geophysics - pageoph" and which deals with the major earthquake that hit Illapel, Chile on September 16, 2015 with magnitude 8.3, and associated trans-oceanic tsunami. The subducting Nazca plate beneath the Andes caused this major earthquake, generating strong shaking, permanent deformation, free oscillations of the Earth, and tsunamis. This event occurred in the flat-angle subducting segment of the plate.The generated tsunami spread throughout the entire Pacific Ocean and was recorded by numerous coastal tide gauges and open-ocean DART stations. All articles give an up-to-date account of research in one of the most active seismic zones worldwide. An introductory article by Kenji Satake rounds this collection off.

Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gems Book

Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gems

  • Author : Panagiotis Voudouris
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039280766

Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gems Book Description :

Gems have been used in the manufacture of jewellery and as ornaments since antiquity. Considering gems, recent statistics have shown that about 15 billion Euros are annually at stake. Nowadays, gemmology, i.e., the study of gem materials, is one of the most expanding fields in the earth sciences, positioned between academia and industry. As an applied science, in gemmology, the instruments used should be non- or microdestructive, and their cost should be reasonable both in terms of equipment and time consumption. Gemmology can also be used contribute to the development of pure science and in some cases, destructive techniques may have to be used. Taking into account the fact that gems are albeit rarely available for scientific research, this compilation of 20 articles by around 100 researchers from over 30 different institutions situated in 20 countries from around the globe, presented in the Special Issue entitled “Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Gems”, offers very good examples on the application of various methods for their study which will hopefully contribute to our better understanding of gem formation in general and will enhance scientific debates attracting more scientists from various disciplines to get involved in this field.

The Evolution of Clastic Sedimentology Book

The Evolution of Clastic Sedimentology

  • Author : Hakuyu Okada
  • Publisher : Dunedin Academic PressLtd
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062849628

The Evolution of Clastic Sedimentology Book Description :

Sedimentology is steadily developing as a basic discipline of earth sciences. The authors describe the chronology of the emergence of sedimentology by setting out the objective of sedimentology studies and its broad impact on such diverse fields of earth sciences as petrology, mineralogy and geomorphology, as well as on applied fields such as geotechnology, ecology and soil sciences. The approach is distinctive since the book deals with the significant contributions made by individuals to the development of the subject from Steno in the 17th-century to the present day. As a library reference work, The Evolution of Clastic Sedimentology is lavishly illustrated with examples of the authors' research and includes portraits of key scientists. The book is a revised and expanded version of a book first published in Japanese in 2002.

New Perspectives on Deep water Sandstones Book

New Perspectives on Deep water Sandstones

  • Author : G. Shanmugam
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444563354

New Perspectives on Deep water Sandstones Book Description :

This handbook is vital for understanding the origin of deep-water sandstones, emphasizing sandy-mass transport deposits (SMTDs) and bottom-current reworked sands (BCRSs) in petroleum reservoirs. This cutting-edge perspective, a pragmatic alternative to the conventional turbidite concepts, is crucial because the turbidite paradigm is built on a dubious foundation without empirical data on sandy turbidity currents in modern oceans. In the absence of evidence for sandy turbidity currents in natural environments, elegant theoretical models and experimental observations of turbidity currents are irrelevant substitutes for explaining the origin of sandy deposits as "turbidites." In documenting modern and ancient SMTDs (sandy slides, sandy slumps, and sandy debrites) and BCRSs (deposits of thermohaline [contour] currents, wind-driven currents, and tidal currents), the author describes and interprets core and outcrop (1:20 to 1:50 scale) from 35 case studies worldwide (which include 32 petroleum reservoirs), totaling more than 10,000 m in cumulative thickness, carried out during the past 36 years (1974-2010). The book dispels myths about the importance of sea level lowstand and provides much-needed clarity on the triggering of sediment failures by earthquakes, meteorite impacts, tsunamis, and cyclones with implications for the distribution of deep-water sandstone petroleum reservoirs. Promotes pragmatic interpretation of deep-water sands using alternative possibilities Validates the economic importance of SMTDs and BCRS in deep-water exploration and production Rich in empirical data and timely new perspectives

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau Book
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Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau

  • Author : Manuel Berberian
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-06-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 776
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444632975

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau Book Description :

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau is a comprehensive and well-illustrated multi-disciplinary research work that analyzes the human and physical aspects of the active faults and large-magnitude earthquakes since ancient times on the Iranian Plateau. The long-term historical, archaeological, and sociological record of earthquakes discussed here gives insight into earthquake magnitudes, recurrences, fault segmentation, clustering, and patterns of coseismic ruptures from prehistoric times to the present. The first part of the book examines oral traditions and literature of the region concerned with earthquakes, particularly in folklore, epic literature, and theology. The second part assesses dynamic phenomena associated with earthquakes, including active tectonics, archaeoseismicity, and coseismic surface faulting throughout the twentieth century. This work is a valuable technical survey and an essential reference for understanding seismic hazard analysis and earthquake risk minimization in earthquake-prone developing and developed countries throughout the world. Provides a reference for seismic hazard evaluation and analysis Covers data dealing with crustal deformations caused by earthquake faulting and folding since historic times Presents unique and complete data for use in empirical relation analyses in all regions

Rendiconti Lincei Book

Rendiconti Lincei

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Natural history
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079783323

Rendiconti Lincei Book Description :

Tsunami Book


  • Author : Edward Bryant
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319061337

Tsunami Book Description :

It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, "I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store." This statement was just as relevant after the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and will be as relevant when the next large tsunami event happens, sooner rather than later. The book can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.