Special Issue "Interdisciplinary Geosciences Perspectives of Tsunami Volume 2"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
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
There have been great improvements in tsunami disaster risk reduction, especially after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami. These include improvements in tsunami warning and monitoring systems, coastal defence structures against tsunamis, evacuation, education, and other social study-related issues. The 2018 Sulawesi tsunami was the deadliest tsunami since the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami. This event pointed out some remaining problems in the current understanding of tsunami generation, tsunami warning and monitoring systems, and reconstruction plans. Tsunami awareness is important for such extraordinary events, as promoted through World Tsunami Awareness Day, approved by the United Nations. The second volume of this Special Issue (the first volume can be seen at Interdisciplinary Geosciences Perspectives of Tsunami) welcomes contributions from geosciences and non-geosciences specialists, in pure and applied tsunami science, as well as from engineers and sociologists working on tsunami risk reduction. This Special Issue aims to cover tsunami research globally, including all processes and aspects of tsunami disasters as well as their cascading effects. Examples of the prospective topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1) Seismic and non-seismic tsunami sources and their return periods;
2) Tsunami modeling techniques and their application;
3) Deterministic and probabilistic tsunami analyses as well as other statistical approaches;
4) Tsunami hazard and risk assessment at both micro and macro scales as well as cascading effects;
5) Coastal defence structures against tsunamis;
6) Tsunami awareness-related topics such as applications, tools, and other dissemination methods of tsunami warnings, tsunami evacuations, disaster education, and urban planning.
This Special Issue will be a platform for the results of interdisciplinary research on tsunamis, with the aim of achieving the goal of a world that is safer from tsunamis.
Assoc. Prof. Anawat Suppasri
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