Geological Recognition of Onshore Tsunami Deposits

Pedro J. M. Costa, Cesar Andrade, Sue Dawson

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Abstract

The study and understanding of coastal hazards is a fundamental aspect for most modern societies. The consequences of extreme events such as tsunamis are being regarded as major threats for coastal regions. The sedimentological record provides a database useful to characterize and evaluate recurrence of tsunamis, which contributes to assessing the vulnerability of any coastal area to this natural hazard. Thus, the enhancement of our ability to recognize (palaeo) tsunami specific signatures in coastal sediments, through the application of diverse sedimentological techniques, is of unquestionable interest. This work reviews and discusses contributions provided by developments in the study of onshore tsunami deposits based on a group of sedimentological attributes\characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Management and Governance
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Coastal and Marine Resources
EditorsCharles W. Finkl, Christopher Makowski
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages3-32
Number of pages32
Volume8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-06305-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-06304-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameCoastal Research Library
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume8
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0577

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    Costa, P. J. M., Andrade, C., & Dawson, S. (2015). Geological Recognition of Onshore Tsunami Deposits. In C. W. Finkl, & C. Makowski (Eds.), Environmental Management and Governance: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources (Vol. 8, pp. 3-32). (Coastal Research Library; Vol. 8). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06305-8_1