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Tsunamis and seiches.

Tsunamis and seiches.

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Published by World Book in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tsunamis -- Juvenile literature,
  • Seiches -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.

    GenreJuvenile literature
    SeriesWorld Book"s library of natural disasters
    ContributionsWorld Book, Inc.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGC221.5 .T79 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23951039M
    ISBN 109780716698302
    LC Control Number2009517677

      I think this is a great book with a lot of info on snow storms. It talkes about things from the race to the south pole to blizzards around the world. It talks about dangorus frost bite and Napoleon's retreat. because of the cold weather some of his soldiers frose to death.4/5. Tsunami and seiche A tsunami is a sea wave that results from large-scale seafloor displacement caused by a large earthquake, major submarine slide, or exploding volcanic island. A seiche (pronounced " saysh ") is a series of standing waves in a fully- or partially-enclosed body of .

    In this book we present a summary account of hazards which nowadays are usually classified as geological: earthquakes, faulting, tsunamis, seiches, vol­ canoes, avalanches, rock and soil slides, differential settlement and liquefaction of soil, and : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.   Purchase The Coastal Ocean - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Book Edition: 1.

    Tsunami and seiche-triggered deformation within offshore sediments Article in Sedimentary Geology s –– June with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Storm Tides, Tidal Bores, Tsunamis and Seiches 2. Basic Fluid Mechanics 25– Introduction Types of Flow Continuity Equation Conservation of Mass Forces Acting on Fluids in Motion Euler's Equation of Motion Pathlines and Streamlines Velocity Potential Stream Function Price: $


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Tsunamis & seiches. [Anna Claybourne] -- "A discussion of tsunamis and seiches, describing their characteristics, formation, and impacts. Features descriptions of significant tsunamis and seiches. Tsunamis: Giant Waves from the Sea (The Hazardous Earth) Kindle Edition seiches, that occur in closed bodies of water.

Whether brought about by earthquakes, underwater landslides, storms, volcanic eruptions, meteorites, or the sudden release of trapped gases, these waves are hugely destructive—not least because, contrary to popular belief Author: Timothy M.

Kusky. Tsunamis: Giant Waves from the Sea (Hazardous Earth) Hardcover – April 1, seiches, that occur in closed bodies of water. Whether brought about by earthquakes, underwater landslides, storms, volcanic eruptions, meteorites, or the sudden release of trapped gases, these waves are hugely destructive—not least because, contrary to Price: $ Get this from a library.

Tsunamis and Tsunamis and seiches. book. [World Book, Inc.;] -- "A discussion of major types of natural disasters, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information.

This book is of interest to scientists and practitioners as well postgraduate students which presents twenty-two contributions covering the frontiers of tsunami science and research, and demonstrates the unprecedented progress achieved during the time period from until present.

Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book. Search in this book. Browse content tsunami generated by the Krakatau volcano explosion in Indonesia is the first known global tsunami. TheChilean tsunami is one of the most destructive trans-Pacific tsunamis and one of two known global tsunamis.

local seiches. Tsunamis constitute another important problem: catastrophic destruction may occur when the frequencies of arriving tsunami waves match the resonant frequencies of the harbor or bay. Seiches, as natural resonant oscillations, are generated by a wide variety of mechanisms, including tsunamis, seismic ground waves, internal ocean waves, and jet.

Earthquakes. Floods. Forces of Nature. Heat Waves. Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Other Tropical Cyclones. Ice Storms. Landslides, Mudslides, and Avalanches. Pandemics. Thunderstorms. Purchase Tsunamis - 1st Edition.

Print Book & E-Book. ISBN  Long open sea waves such as tsunamis, tsunami-like meteorologically generated long waves, and tide-generated internal waves can produce large and sometimes hazardous coastal seiches.

View chapter Purchase book. Faulting beneath the lake generates a tsunami followed by a seiche that continues for hours with waves as high as 3 to 10 m. The seiche potentially threatens low lying lakeside communities and lifelines.

We also compare the spectral characteristics of synthetic tide gauge records with wind swell observations. tsunami (tsŏŏnä´mē), series of catastrophic ocean waves generated by submarine movements, which may be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides beneath the ocean, or an asteroid striking the is are also called seismic sea waves or, popularly, tidal waves.

In the open ocean, tsunamis may have wavelengths of up to several hundred miles and travel at speeds up to This paper lists 93 entries, describing tsunamis and seiches which have been reported from southeast Asia during the period extending from through Most of these tsunamis were reported from the western portions of Indonesia and the southern Philippines.

Lesser numbers were reported from the northern Philippines, southern China and by: Explainer: Telling a tsunami from a seiche Like the waves caused by jostling in a bathtub — these move water, only enormously more water and with more devastating power A sign in Monterey, Calif., warning that this coastal area is vulnerable to tsunamis.

Tsunami. Definition: Tsunamis are water waves caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides. In deep water tsunamis have long wavelengths, short wave heights, and travel up to 30 mph. As tsunamis enter shallow water they slow down, and the waves increase significantly in height.

Tsunamis do not have to have large wave heights to be damaging. is a Philippine national institution dedicated to provide information on the activities of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, as well as other specialized information and services primarily for the protection of life and property and in support of economic, productivity, and sustainable development.

It is one of the service agencies of the Department of Science and Technology. Sometimes a seiche and a meteotsunami can even occur at the same time. Seiches are standing waves with longer periods of water-level oscillations (typically exceeding periods of three or more hours), whereas meteotsunamis are progressive waves limited to the tsunami frequency band of wave periods (two minutes to two hours).

Tsunami warning systems worked well for two distant tsunamis that traveled great distances: the tsunamis of and But they were of limited value in saving lives from the Chile tsunami that traveled from Chile to Japan, and the Alaska tsunami that did damage as.

Seiches can be caused by meteorological forcing (wind and atmospheric pressure variations), wind waves and swells, seismic activity, landslides, and tsunamis.

Once originated, the wave is reflected from the ends and the water surface oscillates around its rest (horizontal) position. Tsunami and Seiches Introduction Tsunami (soo-NAH-mee): a Japanese word that means harbor wave; a sea wave of local or distant origin that results from large-scale seafloor displacements associated with large earthquakes, major submarine slides, or exploding volcanic islands.

Seiches not only cause damage to the local fishery but also may result in flooding of the coast around the bay, as well as in the destruction of port facilities.

On occasion, tsunamis can produce seiches as a result of local geographic peculiarities. For instance, the tsunami that hit Hawaii in. Plate Tectonics Tsunami Search this Guide Search.

Plate Tectonics: Tsunami. Earthquakes; Tsunamis and Seiches. Call Number: LIB. ISBN: Publication Date: These books may be useful. Look for ideas about the questions you need to answer.

Check when the book was published and then you will need to search for any Author: Mandy Smith.As nouns the difference between seiche and tsunami is that seiche is (hydrology) a short-period standing wave oscillation of the water level in a lake, characteristic of its geometry while tsunami is a very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.