Special Issue "Interdisciplinary Geosciences Perspectives of Tsunami"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Assoc. Prof. Anawat Suppasri
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0845, Japan
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Interests: tsunami numerical modeling; tsunami generation mechanism; tsunami damage field survey; tsunami vulnerability; tsunami hazard and risk evaluation; disaster prevention education
Six years after the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami, the area is over the halfway mark in terms of the reconstruction period, determined by the Japanese government, and 13 years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which reflects many point of views in the reconstruction of the affected South and Southeast Asian countries. New findings help us to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of such large events, and suggest countermeasure to reduce the impacts of future events. Since 2016, 5 November became World Tsunami Awareness Day, as approved by the United Nations. Therefore, expectations of new findings are, not only to improve scientific understanding, but also to increase tsunami awareness around the world. For this reason, this Special Issue welcome all works from geoscience specialists, in pure and applied tsunami science, as well as engineers and sociologists working on tsunami risk reduction. The Special Issue aims to cover tsunami research globally, and all aspects of tsunami disasters, such as tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation. Examples of the prospective topics are as follow:
1) Seismic and non-seismic tsunami sources and their return periods
2) Tsunami modelling techniques and their application
3) Deterministic, probabilistic tsunami analysis and other statistical approaches
4) Tsunami hazard and risk assessment at both micro and macro scales
5) Coastal defense structures against tsunamis
6) Applications, tools, and other dissemination methods for tsunami disaster risk reduction, such as tsunami warnings, tsunami evacuations, disaster education, and urban planning.
This Special Issue will be a platform for research results of interdisciplinary research on tsunamis to reach the goal of a world that is safer from tsunamis.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anawat Suppasri
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- Tsunami generation mechanism;
- Tsunami numerical simulation;
- Tsunami propagation and inundation;
- Tsunami hazard and risk assessment;
- Tsunami countermeasures;
- Coastal defense structures;
- Tsunami warning;
- Tsunami evacuation;
- Tsunami disaster education;
- Urban planning of tsunami prone area;