Features and Implications

2nd Edition - November 27, 2020

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  • Editors: Tsunemasa Shiki, Yoshinobu Tsuji, Teiji Yamazaki, Futoshi Nanayama
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239391
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128239407

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Tsunamiites: Features and Implications, Second Edition, is an overview of the state-of-the art developments in sedimentology of tsunami-induced and tsunami-affected deposits, namely tsunamiites. It also highlights new problems and issues calling for additional investigation and provides insight into the direction for future tsunamiite research. New to this edition: discussion of the impact of 2011 tsunami in Northern Japan as well as additional coverage of offshore tractive current deposition and deposition of boulders.

Key Features

  • Includes a comprehensive overview of new developments in tsunamiites from leading experts
  • Covers future trends and development needs for researching sediments from tsunamis
  • New edition includes coverage and lessons learned from the 2011tsunami in Northern Japan


Tsunamiite-studies in general, Sedimentology, Geology (sedimentary geology, marine geology, applied geology, and others), coastal geomorphology, Seismology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: why a book tsunamiites
    T. Shiki, K.Minoura, Y. Tsuji, and T. Yamazaki
    2. The Term “Tsunamiites”
    T. Shiki and T. Yamazaki
    3. Tsunamis and Tsunami Sedimentology
    D. Sugawara, K. Minoura, and F. Imamura
    4. Bedforms and Sedimentary Structures Characterizing Tsunami Deposits
    O. Fujiwara
    5. Tsunami depositional Processes Reflecting the waveform in a Small Bay: Interpretation from the Grain-size Distribution and Sedimentary Structure
    O. Fujiwara and T. Kamataki
    6. Deposits of the 1992 Nicaragua Tsunami
    B. Higman and J. Bourgeois
    7. Sedimentary Characteristics and depositional Processes of Onshore Tsunami Deposits: An Example of Sedimentation Associated with the 12 July 1993 Hokkaido-Nansei-oki Earthquake Tsunami
    F. Nanayama
    8. Distribution and Significance of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Deposits: Initial Results from Thailand and Sri Lanka
    K. Goto, F. Imamura, N. keethi, P. kunthasap, T. Matsui, K. Minoura, A.Ruangrassame, D. Sugawara, and s. supharatid
    9. Thickness and Grain-Size Distribution of Indian Ocean Tsunami Deposits at Khao Lak and Phra Thong Island, South-western Thailand
    10. Lessons from the 2011 Tohoku-oki Tunamoi: Implication for Paleo-Tsunami Research
    D. Sugawara
    11. An Overview on Offshore Tsunami Deposits
    P. J.M. Costa, L. Feist, .A. G. Dawson, I. Stewart, K. Reicherter and C. Andrade
    12. Combined Investigation of Traditions and Archived Documents and Relics of Earthquakes and Tsunami Hazards – With Reference to the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake Tsunami and Other Examples Recoded in Documents 
    13. Deep-Sea Homogenites: Sedimentary Expression of a Prehistoric Megatsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean
    M. A. Cita
    14. Tsunami-Related Sedimentary Properties of Mediterranean Homogenites as an Example of Deep-Sea Tsunamiites
    T. Shiki and.M. A.Cita
    Additional comment
    T. Shiki
    15. Volcanic-Induced Tsunami and Tsunamites
    Y. Nishimura
    16. Tsunamiites - Conceptual Descriptions and a Possible Case at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in the Pernambuce Basin,Nortjheastrn Brazil
    G. Albertao, P.P. Martins Jr. and E. Marini
    17. Deep-Sea Tsunami deposits in the Proto-Caribbean Sea at the Cretaceous / Tertiary Boundary
    K. Goto, R. Tada, E. Tajika, and T. Matsui
    18. The Genesis of Ocean Impact Craters and Impact Generated Tsunami Deposit
    K. Goto
    19. Tsunami Boulder Deposits ― A Strongly Debated Topic in Palao-tsunami Research
    A. Scheffers 
    20. Characteristic Features of Tsunamiites
    T. Shiki, T. Tachibana, O. Fujiwara, K. Goto, F. Nanayama, and T. Yamazaki
    21. Sedimentology of Tsunamiits Reflecting Chaotic Events in the Geological Record―Significance and Problems
    T. Shiki and Tachibana

Product details

  • No. of pages: 482
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2020
  • Published: November 27, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239391
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128239407

About the Editors

Tsunemasa Shiki

Tsunemasa Shiki is Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University in Japan. Studies of subjects in sedimentology, marine Geology, disaster prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

Yoshinobu Tsuji

Yoshinobu Tsuji, Head of Institute of Studies of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Prevention. Formerly, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Studies of Tsunami sediments with special attention to their historical documents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan

Teiji Yamazaki

T. Yamazaki, Emeritus Professor of Osaka Kyoiku University, Sedimentology, Volcano-stratigraphy, Lithology, Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan

Futoshi Nanayama

Chief of Senior Researcher at the Geological Survey of Japan, AIST and visiting Professor at the Center for Marine Environment Studies, Kumamoto University, Japan. Professor Nanayama specializes in the modern sedimentary process, sedimentary geology, sedimentary petrology, and earth science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Paleogeodynamics Research Group, Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Japan

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