: Knowledge of different types of waves, and their motion through the ocean and the continents allows prediction of the possible extent of damage or the timing of tsunamis and earthquakes.
Reflects significant progress in tsunami research, monitoring and mitigation within the last decade. Primarily meant to summarize the state-of-the-art knowledge on physics of tsunamis, it describes up-to-date models of tsunamis generated by a submarine earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, meteorite impact, and moving atmospheric pressure inhomogeneities. Models of tsunami propagation and run-up are also discussed. The book investigates methods of tsunami monitoring including coastal mareographs, deep-water pressure gauges, GPS buoys, satellite altimetry, the study of ionospheric disturbances caused by tsunamis and the study of paleotsunamis. Non-linear phenomena in tsunami source and manifestations of water compressibility are discussed in the context of their contribution to the wave amplitude and energy. The practical method of calculating the initial elevation on a water surface at a seismotectonic tsunami source is expounded. Potential and eddy traces of a tsunamigenic earthquake in the ocean are examined in terms of their applicability to tsunami warning.
: Using an understanding of the behaviour of sound waves, acoustical engineering can reduce noise pollution by planning structures that absorb sound waves or that do not reflect and amplify sound in an unwanted way.
: Applying knowledge of waves and resonance has improved the design of sporting equipment to allow for greater performance by athletes.
Google Books: Materials and sports equipment
: various pages will be missing.
May be useful to see which types of sports equipment have benefitted.
: Improvements in the field of optics have revolutionised the way information is communicated over the past 50 years.
Recent fibre optics systems have allowed scientists to make many important advances in the telecommunication, mechanical and medical fields. Sound, video, and computer communications are more reliable than in the past. Engineers are able to monitor and maintain safer modes of transportation. Fibre optics have a much lighter weight, a smaller diameter, and the ability to avoid corrosion and rust due to a non-metallic construction.
The optics are good - vendors weigh in on optical developments in communications technology and test solutions
From EE-Evaluation Engineering. Sept, 2019, Vol. 58 Issue 9, p13, Published by Endeavour Business Media.
EXTENDED CLAIM: Developments in the way materials interact with light will have profound implications for a range of industries over the next 25 years.
“Light” Industry: An Overview of the Impact of Lasers on Manufacturing
From ebook: Advances in Laser Materials Processing
Data of the future may ride light waves
From Science News. 12/21/2019, Vol. 196 Issue 11
Researchers tame silicon to react with light for next-generation microelectronics
From: NewsRx Health & Science, Publisher: NewsRX LLC, June 27, 2021.
Purpose: Reason the information exists
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From Mrs Allen:
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Google Scholar's searches are set to cover scholarly material more often than 'regular' Google. Google Scholar's searches are set to cover scholarly material more often than 'regular' Google. Read the article below on the advantages an disadvantages of using it.
Google Books can be very frustrating because often much of the book is missing and you are expected to purchase it to read the full content. So after you put in your search term you are interested in (eg biodiesel), and get some results up, you should then go immediately to the (on the left - above 'About this box') and type in a particular word or term you are interested in (eg CO2 emissions OR methanol) you should get a number of pages pop up. Choose one that looks useful - you should get some good results this way!