Tsunamis: Economic Impact, Disaster Management and Future Challenges


Tianxing Cai, PhD (Editor)
Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, TX, USA

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: NAT023000

For most of us, the impression of the word “tsunami” is a combination of multiple elements of action movie, thriller, drama and science fiction, which can only be experienced through movies such as The Poseidon Adventure, The Impossible, Bait 3D, and Haewundae, 2012. However, we have now indeed witnessed a tsunami in 2011. People are now very concerned and some are afraid of the realization of movie scenes in our real life. More fields have started to give attention and thought on the tsunami itself and its impact on economics, disaster management and future challenges.

This book discloses the close relationship between the tsunami and all aspects of our real life: communities, markets, economic systems, industrial operations, the natural environment, medical care, emergency response, and whole societies. This book is timely and in some ways timeless; and the issues discussed within its pages are matters that are of interest to all people across the world and really across time. These chapters demonstrate the complexities involved in attempting to understand the impact of tsunamis in different aspects. Furthermore, it will also help us to improve our disaster management system in order to get better prepared for future challenges. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-xii


Chapter 1. Emergency and Disaster Point-of-Care Testing in Southern Thailand and Phang Nga Province: Tsunami Impact, Needs Assessment, Geospatial Preparedness, and Future Resilience
(Gerald J. Kost, Corbin M. Curtis, William J. Ferguson, Richard F. Louie and Pratheep Katip, Point-of-Care Center for Teaching and Research (POCT•CTR), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine University of California, Davis, CA, USA, and others)pp.1-40

Chapter 2. Adaptive Capacity Building through Public Participation: A Bottom-Up Empowerment Project in the Coastal Subsided Area of Taiwan
(Sinite Yu, Kate Yeong-Tsyr Wang, Hong-Yuan Lee, Bi-Liang Lin and Wen-Yao Hsu, Taiwan International Institute for Water Education, Taiwan, and others)pp.41-64

Chapter 3. Mixing and Sediment Processes Induced by Tsunamis Propagating Upriver
(Hubert Chanson and Pierre Lubin, Université de Bordeaux, France, and others)

Chapter 4. “What – Me Worry? Why so Serious?” A Personal View on the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Accidents
(Raymond H.V. Gallucci, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)pp.103-118

Chapter 5. Future Role of Mathematical Modeling for Economic Analysis and Energy Dispatch Optimization under Emergency of Tsunamis
(Tianxing Cai, Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, TX, USA)pp.119-158

Index pp.159-168


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