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Tsunami Geology and its role in Hazard Mitigation

Authors: 
Atwater, B. F., Bourgeois, J., Yeh, H., Abbott, D., Cisternas, M., Glawe, U., Higman, B., Horton, B. P., Peters, R., Rajendran, K., Tuttle, M. P.
Year: 
2 005
Source: 
EOS
Abstract: 
The timely topic of tsunami geology was addressed during a recent international workshop sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Participants from 15 nations compared criteria for identifying tsunamis by their geologic signatures; explored applications to plate tectonics, hazard assessment, and public education; and discussed recommendations for research priorities. A post-workshop trip occasioned heartfelt exchanges with Washington state coastal residents two days after a local tsunami scare.
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