Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities

Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities



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.



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Published 01 January 2005
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Table of contents
Preface Summary The U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program: A Successful State–Federal Partnership E. N. Bernard
Warning Guidance The NTHMP Tsunameter Network F. I. González, E. N. Bernard, C. Meinig, M. C. Eble, H. O. Mofjeld and S. Stalin RealTime Tsunami Forecasting: Challenges and Solutions V. V. Titov, F. I. González, E. N. Bernard, M. C. Eble, H. O. Mofjeld, J. C. Newman and A. J. Venturato The Seismic Project of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program D. H. Oppenheimer, A. N. Bittenbinder, B. M. Bogaert, R. P. Buland, L. D. Dietz, R. A. Hansen, S. D. Malone, C. S. McCreery, T. J. Sokolowski, P. M. Whitmore and C. S. Weaver Impact of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program on Operations of the Richard H. Hagemeyer Pacific Tsunami Warning Center C. S. McCreery
Hazard Assessment Progress in NTHMP Hazard Assessment F. I. González, V. V. Titov, H. O. Mofjeld, A. J. Venturato, R. S. Simmons, R. Hansen, R. Combellick, R. K. Eisner, D. F. Hoirup, B. S. Yanagi, S. Yong, M. Darienzo, G. R. Priest, G. L. Crawford and T. J. Walsh Local Tsunami Warning in the Pacific Coastal United States M. Darienzo, A. Aya, G. L. Crawford, D. Gibbs, P. M. Whitmore, T. Wilde and B. S. Yanagi
Mitigation Planning for TsunamiResilient Communities C. Jonientz-Trisler, R. S. Simmons, B. S. Yanagi, G. L. Crawford, M. Darienzo, R. K. Eisner, E. Petty and G. R. Priest The Role of Education in the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program L. Dengler
Planning for Tsunami: Reducing Future Losses Through Mitigation R. K. Eisner NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) – A Coastal Solution to Tsunami Alert and Notification G. L. Crawford Measuring Tsunami Preparedness in Coastal Washington, United States D. Johnston, D. Paton, G. L. Crawford, K. Ronan, B. Houghton and P. Bürgelt