Mar 23-29, 2014 is
Tsunami Preparedness Week
The TsunamiReady Program, developed by the National Weather
Service, is designed to educate/help individuals and entities
(cities, businesses, universities, etc) reduce the potential for
disastrous tsunami-related consequences.
Here are a few important links for your ready reference
1. NOAA Education Tsunami Resources
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education
Resources website is a portal to NOAA sponsored educational materials for
teaching concepts and processes related to
ocean, coastal, climate, weather, and Great Lake resources.
2. National Tsunami Warning Center
The National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) provides accurate and
timely tsunami bulletins to its area-of-responsibility (AOR). It
detects, locates, sizes, and analyzes earthquakes worldwide.
3. NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) is a federal
laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking
research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions
with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate.
4. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center serves as the operational center for TWS
of the Pacific issuing bulletins and warnings to participating members and
other nations in the Pacific Ocean area of responsibility.
5. International Tsunami Information Centre
Monitors the international tsunami warning activities in the Pacific and
other oceans and assists member states in the establishment of national
and regional warning systems, and the reduction of tsunami risk through
comprehensive mitigation programmes.
6. NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
NOAA Center for Tsunami Research performs research in support of
tsunami forecast models to increase the speed and accuracy of operational
forecasts and warnings, tsunami inundation models to predict tsunami
impacts on coastal communities, and tsunami measurement/detection
technology for optimally designed networks of tsunami buoys.
Fax to 800.978.2650