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Main Title Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program / [electronic resource] :
Author Bernard, E. N.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2005
ISBN 9781402036071
Subjects Oceanography. ; Regional planning. ; Science--Study and teaching. ; Life sciences. ; Social sciences.
Internet Access
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Collation VI, 184 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program: A Successful State-Federal Partnership -- The NTHMP Tsunameter Network -- Real-Time Tsunami Forecasting: Challenges and Solutions -- The Seismic Project of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program -- Impact of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program on Operations of the Richard H. Hagemeyer Pacific Tsunami Warning Center -- Progress in NTHMP Hazard Assessment -- Local Tsunami Warning in the Pacific Coastal United States -- Planning for Tsunami-Resilient Communities -- The Role of Education in the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program -- Planning for Tsunami: Reducing Future Losses Through Mitigation -- NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) - A Coastal Solution to Tsunami Alert and Notification -- Measuring Tsunami Preparedness in Coastal Washington, United States. Tsunamis remain an ever-present threat to lives and property along the coasts of most of the world's oceans. Because of the geographical extent of U.S. coastlines, an earthquake in Alaska can generate a local tsunami for Alaskans and, hours later, a distant tsunami for communities in Hawaii and along the Pacific Coast . This volume chronicles the development and accomplishments of a joint State/Federal partnership that was forged to reduce tsunami hazards along U.S. coastlines - the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. By integrating hazard assessment, warning guidance, and mitigation activities, the program has created a roadmap and a set of tools to develop communities more resilient to local and distant tsunamis. Among the set of tools are tsunami forecasting, educational experiments, early alerting systems, and design guidance for tsunami-resilient communities. Part of this book has already been published in a recent journal issue.