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Nature Article Features PMEL Tsunami Research

March 07, 2012

Lessons learned from the March 11, 2011 Tohoku tsunami are highlighted in a recent Nature article nearly a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed over 18,000 people. This tsunami highlighted the need for a more accurate warning system for those shorelines closest the earthquake. Scientists at PMEL are working with international colleagues to develop a system that will be able to predict the severity of coastal flooding faster in order to issue accurate and timely warnings. 

Please visit the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research website for more information.