Full Journal Title: Tecnologia y Ciencias del Agua
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? Rojas-Sola, J.I. and Jorda-Albinana, B. (2011), Bibliometric analysis of Mexican scientific production in hydraulic engineering based on journals in the Science Citation Index-Expanded database (1997-2008). Tecnologia y Ciencias del Agua, 2 (4), 195-213.
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Abstract: Rojas-sola, j.I. & Jorda-albinana, b. Bibliometric analysis of mexican scientific production in hydraulic engineering based on journals in the science citation index-expanded database (1997-2008). Water technology and sciences (In spanish). Vol. Ii, no. 4, October-december, 2011, pp. 195-213. The objective of this work was, first, to identify hydraulic engineering journals published throughout latin america. To this end, the initial focus was to review the science citation index-expanded (Sci-e) Database for journals associated with two categories water resources and civil engineering. This resulted in a total of 20. Second, a bibliometric analysis zoos performed of papers published in those journals between 1997 and 2008 by mexican research institutions. This analysis found 373 papers in the 20 journals, of which 298 were in spanish, 73 in english and 2 in french. Mexico has become the second most published country in latin american in terms of scientific articles and has the third greatest sum of mean impact for the journals in which they are published. Furthermore, the journal ingenieria hidraulica en mexico (Hydraulic engineering in mexico) Represents 81% of all mexican and 33.51% Of all latin american scientific production. International collaborations were also identified, mainly with the united states, france and spain.
Plafker, G. and Ward, S.N. (1992), Backarc thrust faulting and tectonic uplift along the Caribbean Sea Coast during the April 22, 1991 Costa-Rica earthquake. Tectonics, 11 (4), 709-718.
Abstract: Surface deformation and a tsunami accompanied the destructive April 22, 1991, Costa Rica-Panama earthquake (Ms=7.5). Along a 135 km stretch of Caribbean coast, coseismic uplift was measured between the lower and upper limits of sessile intertidal organisms stranded on coral reefs, the preearthquake and postearthquake high tide levels located from driftwood lines on beaches, and the preearthquake and postearthquake tide levels as pointed out by local residents, The nature and distribution of offshore vertical displacements were further constrained from analysis of measured run-up heights and reported arrival times of the tsunami. Uplift detected along the coast jumped, within 4 km, from zero to 157 cm near Limon and generally decreased over a distance of 70 km southward to the border with Panama. These data map an axis of uplift that intersects the coastal beach ridge just north of the port of Moin and runs offshore to the east and south roughly parallel to the coast. No surface faulting was found. The earthquake and tsunami were generated by backarc thrusting along faults that bound the north Panama deformed belt and dip from the Caribbean Sea beneath Costa Rica and northern Panama. Combined geodetic and seismological data indicate that the main rupture dips landward at an angle of about 30-degrees and is approximately 40 km wide and 80 km long. Dislocation models suggest 2.2 m of slip on a causative thrust fault striking between 105-degrees and 120-degrees. We estimate that the repeat time for this type of earthquake is 200 to 1100 years. The historical record and new isotopic data favor the middle of the range.