Über den Autor
Professor Boris W. Levin is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Far East Branch of RAS, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. He is a member of IUGG Tsunami Commission, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of America and National Geographic Society. He has more than 200 scientific publications in the fields of geophysics, tsunamis, seaquakes, seismology.
Mikhail A. Nosov is a Professor of Physics of Sea and Inland Waters at the Faculty of Physics of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. He is an active participant to the EGS and EGU meetings. As co-convener and UNESCO contractor, he organized the International Workshop on "Local Tsunami Warning and Mitigation" (2002). In 2005 he was awarded Plinius Medal of European Geosciences Union. He has more than 50 scientific publications in the fields of marine physics, tsunamis, seaquakes.
General Information on Tsunami Waves, Seaquakes and Other Catastrophic Phenomena in the Ocean.- Physical Processes at the Source of a Tsunami of Seismotectonic Origin.- Role of the Compressibility of Water and of Non-linear Effects in the Formation of Tsunami Waves.- The Physics of Tsunami Formation by Sources of Nonseismic Origin.- Propagation of a Tsunami in the Ocean and Its Interaction with the Coast.- Methods of Tsunami Wave Registration.- Seaquakes: Analysis of Phenomena and Modelling.
Summarizes contemporary knowledge about tsunamis and related phenomena in the ocean
Describes up-to-date models of tsunami waves from the physical point of view
Presents a profound review of the methods of tsunami monitoring