National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 2005

Reducing the impact: U.S. tsunami forecast modeling and mapping efforts

Venturato, A.J., V.V. Titov, D. Arcas, F.I. González, and C.D. Chamberlin

In ESRI International User Conference Proceedings (UC2471), San Diego, CA, 25–29 July 2005 (2005)

U.S. tsunami preparedness efforts have been accelerated due to the devastating 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the lead agency for providing tsunami forecasts and warnings to U.S. coasts. The NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) plays an integral role in this effort through development of the tsunami forecast modeling system and development of standards and procedures for inundation modeling studies of at-risk communities. This presentation will provide an overview of PMEL Indian Ocean Tsunami model simulations and the role of GIS in U.S. tsunami modeling efforts.

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