The devastating impacts of tsunamis have received increased focus since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the most destructive tsunami in over 400 years of recorded history. The tsunamis that occurred as a result of the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 further emphasized the need for detection, monitoring, and early-warning technologies. This professional reference is the first of its kind: it provides a globally inclusive review of the current state of tsunami detection technology and will be a much-needed resource for oceanographers and marine engineers working to upgrade and integrate their tsunami warning systems. It focuses on the two main tsunami warning systems (TWS): International and Regional. Featured are comparative assessments of detection, monitoring, and real-time reporting technologies. The challenges of detection through remote measuring stations are also addressed, as well as the historical and scientific aspects of tsunamis.
Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Tsunami Generation and Historical AspectsChapter 3: Tsunami DatabasesChapter 4: Geophysical Tsunami HydrodynamicsChapter 5: Impact of a Tsunami on Coastal and Island HabitatsChapter 6: The Protective Role of Coastal EcosystemsChapter 7: Earthquake Detection and Monitoring for Early Warnings of Seismogenic TsunamisChapter 8: Numerical Models for ForecastingChapter 9: The Role of IOC-UNESCO in Tsunami Early WarningsChapter 10: Earthquake Monitoring for Early Tsunami WarningsChapter 11: Open Ocean Tsunami DetectionChapter 12: Land-Based Measurements of Inundation to Confirm TsunamigenesisChapter 13: The Technology of End-to-End Communication: Sending the MessageChapter 14: IOC-UNESCO Tsunami Early Warning SystemsChapter 15: Technological Challenges In Detecting TsunamisChapter 16: Sea-Level Measurements From Coasts and IslandsChapter 17: Sea Level Measurements From Deep-Sea RegionsChapter 18: Telemetry of Sea-Level DataChapter 19: Evaluating and Assessing Tsunamis TechnologiesChapter 20: Extracting Tsunami Signals From Sea-Level RecordsChapter 21: ConclusionsReferencesBibliographyIndex