National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 1979

A primer for tsunamis written for boaters in Hawaii

Loomis, H.G.

NOAA Tech. Memo. ERL PMEL-16, NTIS: PB80-161003, 8 pp (1979)

This technical memorandum gives a general description of the generation, propagation and run-up of tsunamis. The operation of the Tsunami Warning System and the response of the Hawaii State Civil Defense are described. Special emphasis is given to those aspects of tsunamis important to boaters in Hawaii.

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