Tsunami Web Sources
- Australian Spaceguard Survey – Tsunami from Asteroid/Comet Impacts
- This site contains a research paper discussing the probability of tsunami effects due to an asteroid or comet impact with
the earth. The author presents his conclusions and references along with many tables and color figures.
- California Department of Conservation – Tsunami Inundation Maps
- Coordinated by the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), these maps are developed for all populated areas at risk to tsunamis in California,
and represent a combination of the maximum considered tsunamis for each area.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tsunamis such as those that recently hit South Asia can have serious public health consequences. This page provides
information on these public health issues and provides links to other pertinent resources.
- International Tsunami Information Center
- ITIC maintains and develops relationships with scientific research and academic organizations, civil defense agencies, and
the general public in order to carry out its mission to mitigate the hazards associated with tsunamis by improving tsunami preparedness for all Pacific
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Center for Tsunami Research
- Located at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA, this center focuses on an integrated approach to
improving tsunami warning and mitigation through modeling and forecasting, maintaining the tsunami warning buoys, and inundation mapping.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Shoreline Website
- This NOAA site provides links to seven sources of federal shoreline data: national, medium resolution, OCS, composite, vector, world vector, and
prototype global; additional sections address frequently asked questions, common uses of shoreline data, and shoreline references and terms.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Tsunami Website
- NOAA has primary responsibility for providing tsunami warnings to the Nation, and a leadership role in tsunami
observations and research. This site discusses all aspects of tsunamis, including basic definitions, warning systems, mitigation and
preparedness, hazard assessment, and education.
- National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
- This site features the archived NTHMP documents dating from 1995 to 2005. Reports on implementation plans, hazard
assessment, warning guidance and mitigation are included.
- O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory – Oregon State University
- This laboratory is one of the largest and most sophisticated laboratories for education, research, and testing in coastal,
ocean and related areas. Research can be conducted to better understand tsunamis, wave-structure interaction, nearshore hydrodynamics, and
sediment suspension and transport. The site features an event/tour schedule and a live web-cam of the lab.
- Pacific Tsunami Museum
- The Pacific Tsunami Museum promotes public tsunami education for the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Region. The museum
preserves the social and cultural history of Hawaii, and it serves as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunami events.
- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- Established in 1949, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center provides warnings for teletsunamis to most countries in the
Pacific Basin as well as to Hawaii and all other US interests in the Pacific outside of Alaska and the US West Coast. Bulletins and color maps
- Science of Tsunami Hazards Online Journal
- Published to disseminate knowledge about tsunamis and their hazards, this site provides full text PDF access to the
journal dating back to 1982.
- TsuInfo Alert Publication
- Serving as the information delivery component of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, this journal can be
accessed in full text PDF as far back as January 1999.
- Hosted and maintained at the University of Washington by the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, this website is
dedicated to providing general information about tsunamis, their causes and history, as well as what to do in case of a tsunami.
- Tsunami Data at National Geophysical Data Center
- NGDC and the co-located World Data Center for Solid-Earth Geophysics have compiled a unique set of tsunami-related
products as part of a continuing program to support the interests of engineers, oceanographers, seismologists, and the general public. These
data products include historic tsunami data, technical publications and photographs.
- The Tsunami Page
- Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, a tsunami expert, has developed this page consisting of links to relevant resources
pertinent to the study of these and other natural disasters.
- UNISDR – Tsunami Bibliography
- This first edition of ISDR-BIBLIO is on tsunami literature in commemoration of the devastating earthquake of 26 December
2004. This catalogue lists major academic, technical and scientific publications on tsunami as well as reports produced by United Nations
- University of South Carolina – Tsunami Research Center
- This unit of the Department of Civil Engineering at USC is actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research;
inundation field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, hazard assessment, mitigation, and planning. The TRC has developed the tsunami
inundation maps for California and the tsunami code now used by NOAA.
- Washington State Department of Geology & Earth Resources – Tsunamis
- This site discusses Washington State's tsunami history, warning and mitigation plans, and the risk for an event. Links to
several publications are provided.
- West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
- This division of NOAA provides a list of current tsunami events, including tide gauge, estimated arrival time, and
forecasted and observed heights. A full color map of its location is featured.