Tsunamiites: features and implications / Tsunemassa Shiki, Yoshinobu Tsuji, T Yamazaki and Koji Minoura.

Contributor(s): Tsunemassa Shiki | Yoshinobu Tsuji | Yamazaki, T | Minoura, Koji.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier, 2008Description: xiii, 411 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0444515526 (hbk.); 9780444515520 (hbk.).Subject(s): TSUNAMIS | MATHEMATICAL MODELS | WAVE PROPAGATION | EARTHQUAKES | SEICHES | COASTAL ZONE | FLOODING | PACIFIC OCEANHoldings: GRETA POINT: 551.351 TSU
Contents:
Introduction: Why a Book on Tsunamiites / T. Shiki, K. Minoura, Y. Tsuji and T. Yamazaki -- The Term gasTsunamiitegas / T. Shiki and T. Yamazaki -- Tsunamis and Tsunami Sedimentology / D. Sugawara, K. Minoura and F. Imarnura -- Bedforms and Sedimentary Structures Characterizing Tsunami Deposits / O. Fujiwara -- Sedimentary Characteristics and Depositional Processes of Onshore Tsunami Deposits: An Example of Sedimentation Associated with the 12 July 1993 Hokkaido-Nansei-oki Earthquake Tsunami / F. Nanayama -- Deposits of the 1992 Nicaragua Tsunami / B. Higman and J. Bourgeois -- Distribution and Significance of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Deposits: Initial Results from Thailand and Sri Lanka / K. Goto, F. Imamura, N. Keerthi, P. Kunthasap, T. Matsui, K. Minoura, A. Ruangrassamee, D. Sugawara and S. Supharatid -- Thickness and Grain-Size Distribution of Indian Ocean Tsunami Deposits at Khao Lak and Phra Thong Island, South-western Thailand / S. Fujino, H. Naruse, A. Suphawajruksakul, T. Jarupongsakul, M. Murayama and T. Ichihara -- Tsunami Depositional Processes Reflecting the Waveform in a Small Bay: Interpretation from the Grain-Size Distribution and Sedimentary Structures / O. Fujiwara and T. Kamataki -- Offshore Tractive Current Deposition: The Forgotten Tsunami Sedimentation Process / A. G. Dawson and I. Stewart -- Volcanism-Induced Tsunamis and Tsunamiites / Y. Nishimura -- Deep-Sea Homogenites: Sedimentary Expression of a Prehistoric Megatsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean / M. B. Cita -- Tsunami-Related Sedimentary Properties of Mediterranean Homogenites as an Example of Deep-Sea Tsunamiite / T. Shiki and M. B. Cita -- Tsunamiites - Conceptual Descriptions and a Possible Case at the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Pernambuco Basin, Northeastern Brazil / G. A. Albertao, P. P. Martins, Jr. and F. Marini -- Deep-Sea Tsunami Deposits in the Proto-Caribbean Sea at the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary / K. Goto, R. Tada, E. Tajika and T. Matsui -- The Genesis of Oceanic Impact Craters and Impact-Generated Tsunami Deposits / K. Goto -- Tsunami Boulder Deposits / A. Scheffers -- Characteristic Features of Tsunamiites / T. Shiki, T. Tachibana, O. Fujiwara, K. Goto, F. Nanayama and T. Yamazaki -- Sedimentology of Tsunamiites Reflecting Chaotic Events in the Geological Record - Significance and Problems / T. Shiki and T. Tachibana -- Introduction to a Tsunami-Deposits Database / B. H. Keating, M. Wanink and C. E. Helsley -- Bibliography of Tsunamiite / T. Yamazaki, T. Shiki, K. Minoura and Y. Tsuji.
Summary: An overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also points out any problems that need additional investigation, as well as providing insight into the direction of future tsunamiite researches. Important characteristics of tsunami wave and tsunami currents are explained. There are reports on the sediments generated by recent tsunami including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami presented. Tsunamiites induced by other seismic activities, a submarine slump and a volcanic eruption are investigated as well. Several contributions in this book present new ideas concerning the characteristic sedimentary records of tsunamis and provide the criteria for recognizing features of various tsunamiites. The importance of studies of bedforms of tsunamiites from various environments is emphasized. New information is provided on tsunami-derived boulder deposits. The significance of studies on tsunamiites in the archeological and geological past is also illustrated
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction: Why a Book on Tsunamiites / T. Shiki, K. Minoura, Y. Tsuji and T. Yamazaki -- 2. The Term gasTsunamiitegas / T. Shiki and T. Yamazaki -- 3. Tsunamis and Tsunami Sedimentology / D. Sugawara, K. Minoura and F. Imarnura -- 4. Bedforms and Sedimentary Structures Characterizing Tsunami Deposits / O. Fujiwara -- 5. Sedimentary Characteristics and Depositional Processes of Onshore Tsunami Deposits: An Example of Sedimentation Associated with the 12 July 1993 Hokkaido-Nansei-oki Earthquake Tsunami / F. Nanayama -- 6. Deposits of the 1992 Nicaragua Tsunami / B. Higman and J. Bourgeois -- 7. Distribution and Significance of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Deposits: Initial Results from Thailand and Sri Lanka / K. Goto, F. Imamura, N. Keerthi, P. Kunthasap, T. Matsui, K. Minoura, A. Ruangrassamee, D. Sugawara and S. Supharatid -- 8. Thickness and Grain-Size Distribution of Indian Ocean Tsunami Deposits at Khao Lak and Phra Thong Island, South-western Thailand / S. Fujino, H. Naruse, A. Suphawajruksakul, T. Jarupongsakul, M. Murayama and T. Ichihara -- 9. Tsunami Depositional Processes Reflecting the Waveform in a Small Bay: Interpretation from the Grain-Size Distribution and Sedimentary Structures / O. Fujiwara and T. Kamataki -- 10. Offshore Tractive Current Deposition: The Forgotten Tsunami Sedimentation Process / A. G. Dawson and I. Stewart -- 11. Volcanism-Induced Tsunamis and Tsunamiites / Y. Nishimura -- 12. Deep-Sea Homogenites: Sedimentary Expression of a Prehistoric Megatsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean / M. B. Cita -- 13. Tsunami-Related Sedimentary Properties of Mediterranean Homogenites as an Example of Deep-Sea Tsunamiite / T. Shiki and M. B. Cita -- 14. Tsunamiites - Conceptual Descriptions and a Possible Case at the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Pernambuco Basin, Northeastern Brazil / G. A. Albertao, P. P. Martins, Jr. and F. Marini -- 15. Deep-Sea Tsunami Deposits in the Proto-Caribbean Sea at the Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary / K. Goto, R. Tada, E. Tajika and T. Matsui -- 16. The Genesis of Oceanic Impact Craters and Impact-Generated Tsunami Deposits / K. Goto -- 17. Tsunami Boulder Deposits / A. Scheffers -- 18. Characteristic Features of Tsunamiites / T. Shiki, T. Tachibana, O. Fujiwara, K. Goto, F. Nanayama and T. Yamazaki -- 19. Sedimentology of Tsunamiites Reflecting Chaotic Events in the Geological Record - Significance and Problems / T. Shiki and T. Tachibana -- 20. Introduction to a Tsunami-Deposits Database / B. H. Keating, M. Wanink and C. E. Helsley -- Bibliography of Tsunamiite / T. Yamazaki, T. Shiki, K. Minoura and Y. Tsuji.

An overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also points out any problems that need additional investigation, as well as providing insight into the direction of future tsunamiite researches. Important characteristics of tsunami wave and tsunami currents are explained. There are reports on the sediments generated by recent tsunami including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami presented. Tsunamiites induced by other seismic activities, a submarine slump and a volcanic eruption are investigated as well. Several contributions in this book present new ideas concerning the characteristic sedimentary records of tsunamis and provide the criteria for recognizing features of various tsunamiites. The importance of studies of bedforms of tsunamiites from various environments is emphasized. New information is provided on tsunami-derived boulder deposits. The significance of studies on tsunamiites in the archeological and geological past is also illustrated

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