Table of contents for Tsunami : giant waves from the sea / Timothy Kusky.

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Preface												viii
Acknowledgments										x
Introduction											xi
1. Triggering Mechanisms for Tsunami							1
Plate Tectonics and Tsunami Generation							1
Earthquake-Induced Tsunami									4
Volcanic Eruption-Induced Tsunami								6
Landslide-Induced Tsunami									11
Prediction of a Future Atlantic Tsunami From Collapse of 	
Cumbre Vieja Volcano, Canary Islands						16	
Natural Gas and Gas Hydrate Eruption-Induced Tsunami 					19
Gas Hydrates and Future Energy Resources							21
Other Tsunami										23
Conclusion											24
2. Physics of Tsunami Movement 								25
Movement in Open Ocean									26
The Physics of Wind-Blown Waves								28
Encounter with Shallow Water								32	
Tsunami Run-Up										37	
Force of Tsunami Impact and Backwash							39	
Conclusion											41
3. Waves Similar to Tsunami 								43	
Seiche Waves and Meteorological Tsunami							43
Tidal Surges											45
Storm Surges											48
Storm Surge from the Galveston Island Hurricane, 1900					51
Conclusion											54
4. Historical Tsunami Disasters								56
Earthquake-Induced Tsunami									59	
Volcanic Eruption-Induced Tsunami								77	
Firsthand Accounts of the Tsunami From the Eruption of Krakatau				85	
Landslide-Induced Tsunami									89
Conclusion											98	
5. The Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004					100	
Tectonic Setting and Earthquake								102	
Movement of the December 26 Tsunami across the Indian Ocean				105	
Ten-Year-Old Tilly Smith Recognizes Tsunami Warning Signs and Saves 100 Lives	108	
Effects of the Tsunami on Coastal Communities of the Indian Ocean			109	
Environmental Impact of the Tsunami							112	
Tsunami Uncovers Lost City of Mahabalipuram, India					113	
Conclusion											115	
6. Reducing the Threat From Tsunami							117	
Monitoring Tsunami Threats									117
Reduction of Loss from Future Tsunami Through Ecosystem Preservation			119
Predicting Tsunami										120	
Tsunami Hazard Zones and Risk Mapping							121	
Tsunami Warning Systems									122	
Knowing When a Tsunami Is Imminent							124	
Public Education and Knowing how to Respond						125	
Tsunami in the 21st Century									126
Conclusion											127
Summary											129
Glossary											132
Further Reading and Web Sites								141	
Index												149	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Tsunamis -- Juvenile literature.