What’s up? The Friday links (10)

Today’s Friday links concentrate on tsunamis. Recently, Pure and Applied Geophysics came up with quite a lot of tsunami papers, and I am sure that this decision was made before the Japan tsunami happened. Some papers fur sure are interesting for analysing past tsunamis and earthquake environmental effects.

Tsunami-related papers are:

– Apotsos et al., 2011: Nearshore Tsunami Inundation Model Validation – Toward Sediment Transport Applications

– Barberopoulou et al., 2011: A Second Generation of Tsunami Inundation Maps for the State of California

– Bolshakova and Nosov, 2011: Parameters of Tsunami Source Versus Earthquake Magnitude

– Fritz et al., 2011: Field Survey of the 27 February 2010 Chile Tsunami (pretty interesting!)

– Gusiakov, 2011: Relationship of Tsunami Intensity to Source Earthquake Magnitude as Retrieved from Historical Data

– Igarashi et al., 2011: Anatomy of Historical Tsunamis – Lessons Learned for Tsunami Warning

– Kaistrenko, 2011: Tsunami Recurrence versus Tsunami Height Distribution Along the Coast

– Ozer and Yalciner, 2011: Sensitivity Study of Hydrodynamic Parameters During Numerical Simulations of Tsunami Inundation

– Power et al., 2011: Tsunami Hazard Posed to New Zealand by the Kermadec and Southern New Hebrides Subduction Margins: An Assessment Based on Plate Boundary Kinematics, Interseismic Coupling, and Historical Seismicity

– Prasetya et al., 2011: Evaluation of the 15 July 2009 Fiordland, New Zealand Tsunami in the Source Region

– Rabinovich et al., 2011: Energy Decay of the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami in the World Ocean

– Satake et al., 2011: Introduction to Tsunamis in the World Ocean – Past, Present, and Future. Volume II

– Shevchenko et al., 2011: Tsunami Measurements in Bays of Shikotan Island

– Titov et al., 2011: A New Tool for Inundation Modeling – Community Modeling Interface for Tsunamis (ComMIT)

– Uslu et al., 2011: The July 15, 2009 Fiordland, New Zealand Tsunami: Real-Time Assessment

Another study deals with LiDAR measurements and photogrammetric analyses for fault roughness investigations. The roughness has a high influence on the fault mechanics and the fast and accurate 3D imaging techniques allow producing a very detailed model of the fault:

– Bistacchi et al., 2011: Fault Roughness at Seismogenic Depths from LIDAR and Photogrammetric Analysis

What else happened? Well, the discussion about the New Madrid Earthquake magnitudes is ongoing, see the Ontario Geofish (which is by the way always worth a click) and Sciencemag.

The New York Times came up with a nice article about the “Tsunami Stones” in Japan. 600 year old tsunami warnings, but people tend to forget and ignore, you know. Jody posted another article on the victims and survivors of the Japan tsunami and made clear that most people survived! Well, the nuclear disaster is still not under control and the search for missing people continues, but this is of course good news that needs to be thought about every now and then.

Ah, and the Global Seismographic Network is finished. Now the geoblogosphere is waiting for Ron Schott to post the newest WOGE…

Have a nice weekend!

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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