This book 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 researches.
* Provides a comprehensive overview of developments in tsunamiites
* Investigates future trends and development needs
* Cutting edge research articles from leading experts aimed at researchers and scientists
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why a book on tsunamiites; The term "tsunamiite"; Tsunamis and tsunami sedimentology; Sedimentary characteristics and depositional processes of onshore tsunami deposits; Deposits of the 1992 Nicaragua Tsunami; Distribution and significances of the Indian Ocean tsunami deposits; Thickness and grain-size distribution of Indian Ocean tsunami deposits distributed in the Khao Lak and Phra Thong Island, south-eastern Thailand; Tsunami depositional processes reflecting the waveform in a small bay; Offshore tractive current deposition: the forgotten tsunami sedimentation process; Volcanism-induced tsunamis and tsunamiites; Deep-sea homogenites; Tsunami-affected sedimentary properties of the Mediterranean homogenites as an Modern example of deep-sea tsunamiite; A possible tsunamiite at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary in Pernambco basin, northeastern Brazil; Deep-sea tsunami deposits in the Proto-Caribbean sea at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary; The generation of oceanic impact craters and impact-generated tsunami deposits; Tsunami boulder deposits; Characteristic features of tsunamiites; Sedimentology of tsunamiites reflecting chaotic events in the geological records.