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Systems Challenges on a Global Scale


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Tsunami Simulations and Numerical Models

    Computational models of tsunamis can be used to design and operate early warning systems. The Earthquake At 00:58:53UTC on December 26, 2004, a strong earthquake struck southwest of Banda Aceh in northern Sumatra (3.30?N, 95.78?E). The earthquake, which occurred near the junction of the ... Read More

    Author: Philip L.-F. Liu

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale

    Release date: Summer 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale (editorial)

    Editor’s Note Systems Challenges on a Global Scale Human history has been punctuated by major natural disasters, from the Thera eruption of around 1600 B.C., which generated a tsunami some 100 meters high and devastated northern Crete, and the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale

    Release date: Summer 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Megatsunami of December 26 2004

    It is too soon to know if Indian Ocean populations are better prepared today than they were last December. From 1992 to 2002, tsunamis in the wake of large, but not gigantic, earthquakes, caused significant damage to coastal areas about once a year. These tsunamis resulted in more than 3,000 ... Read More

    Author: Costas Synolakis, Emile Okal, and Eddie Bernard

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale

    Release date: Summer 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering, Foreign Policy, and Global Challenges (editorial)

    Historically, many engineering advances have precipitated major changes in interactions between nations and have influenced the conduct and direction of foreign policy. The opening of the Suez and Panama canals had significant geopolitical impacts. The Berlin-to-Baghdad railroad influenced the ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale

    Release date: Summer 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Tsunami Warning Systems

    NOAA has been using technology to detect and warn of tsunamis for more than three decades. When our planet flexes its natural muscles, it often creates hazards for the humans who live on its surface. The tsunami that struck Southeast Asia and parts of Africa in December was a shocking ... Read More

    Author: Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr.

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale

    Release date: Summer 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Lessons in Engineering from the Tsunami in Thailand

    The design of civil engineering structures in tsunami-prone areas can be critical. Living near the sea means living with the risk of a tsunami. In some areas, such as the Pacific Rim countries, the risk is high: the possibility of a significant tsunami occurs on a decadal scale in Japan. ... Read More

    Author: Robert A. Dalrymple and David L. Kriebel

    Systems Challenges on a Global Scale

    Release date: Summer 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 2