Several new papers were recently published in the fields of tsunami research, tectonics, and liquefaction. Also, a new book on active faults is available. Let’s have a look what can be added to your book shelf or to your Christmas wish list:
A new special issue on tsunami was published in Earth, Planets and Space:
Vol 64-10: Tsunami: Science, Technology, and Disaster Mitigation. I haven’t read them all, but I am going to check the following ones:
- Three-dimensional sediment transport processes on tsunami-induced topography changes in a harbor. Naoto Kihara, Naoki Fujii, and Masafumi Matsuyama
- Tsunami-induced coastal change: scenario studies for Painan, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Linlin Li, Zhenhua Huang, Qiang Qiu, Danny H. Natawidjaja, and Kerry Sieh
- The boulder berm of Punta Saguerra (Taranto, Italy): a morphological imprint of the Rossano Calabro tsunami of April 24, 1836? G. Mastronuzzi and C. Pignatelli
- 26 December 2004 tsunami deposits left in areas of various tsunami runup in coastal zone of Thailand. Witold Szczuciński, Grzegorz Rachlewicz, Niran Chaimanee, Darunee Saisuttichai, Thawatchai Tepsuwan, and Stanisław Lorenc
- The Gyra washover fan in the Lefkada Lagoon, NW Greece—possible evidence of the 365 AD Crete earthquake and tsunami. Simon Matthias May, Andreas Vött, Helmut Brückner, and Alessandra Smedile
- Sediment distribution on the inner continental shelf off Khao Lak (Thailand) after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. P. Feldens, K. Schwarzer, D. Sakuna, W. Szczuciński, and P. Sompongchaiyakul
- Terrestrial Laser Scanner techniques in the assessment of tsunami impact on the Maddalena peninsula (south-eastern Sicily, Italy). G. Scicchitano, C. Pignatelli, C. R. Spampinato, A. Piscitelli, M. Milella, C. Monaco, and G. Mastronuzzi
- Shoreline changes and high-energy wave impacts at the leeward coast of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles). Max Engel, Helmut Brückner, Karoline Messenzehl, Peter Frenzel, Simon Matthias May, Anja Scheffers, Sander Scheffers, Volker Wennrich, and Dieter Kelletat
- Variations in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami deposits thickness and their preservation potential, southwestern Thailand. Kazuhisa Goto, Jun Takahashi, and Shigehiro Fujino
- Sedimentary deposits left by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on the inner continental shelf offshore of Khao Lak, Andaman Sea (Thailand). D. Sakuna, W. Szczuciński, P. Feldens, K. Schwarzer, and S. Khokiattiwong
The new book Active Faults of the World, by Robert S. Yeats has been published some days ago (Cambridge University Press). The book is accompanied by three supplements available online and it is a kind of active fault encyclopedia of the world. Whenever I’ll need a quick information on active faults in any part of the world, this is where I will look first. The supplements include:
- a video on the Cascadia rupture series (2012),
- a movie on the N.E. Pacific and W. North America Plate Tectonic History 38-0 Ma,
- a table of historical events with surface ruptures,
- explanatory notes,
- all figures.
- Brief communication: Caputo, R. & Papathanassiou, G. 2012: Ground failure and liquefaction phenomena triggered by the 20 May 2012 Emilia-Romagna (Northern Italy) earthquake: case study of Sant’Agostino-San Carlo-Mirabello zone. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 3177–3180, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-3177-2012.
- Stiros, S.C. & Moschas, F. 2012. Submerged notches, coastal changes and tectonics in the Rijeka area, NW Croatia. Marine Geology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2012.10.005.
Enjoy your reading!