Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

Editors: Bernard, E.N. (Ed.)

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Tsunamis remain an ever-present threat to lives and property along the coasts of most of the world’s oceans. Because of the geographical extent of U.S. coastlines, an earthquake in Alaska can generate a local tsunami for Alaskans and, hours later, a distant tsunami for communities in Hawaii and along the Pacific Coast . This volume chronicles the development and accomplishments of a joint State/Federal partnership that was forged to reduce tsunami hazards along U.S. coastlines – the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. By integrating hazard assessment, warning guidance, and mitigation activities, the program has created a roadmap and a set of tools to develop communities more resilient to local and distant tsunamis. Among the set of tools are tsunami forecasting, educational experiments, early alerting systems, and design guidance for tsunami-resilient communities. Part of this book has already been published in a recent journal issue.

About the authors

Eddie Bernard has served as Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) since 1982, where he leads a staff of 175 scientists, engineers, and technical support specialists in oceanographic research related to El Ninos, fisheries/ climate interactions, impact of underwater volcanoes on the oceans, and tsunami. Since receiving his Ph.D. in physical oceanography in 1976, he has published over 70 scientific/technical articles on tsunamis and other oceanographic topics. During his 34 year career in NOAA, he has also sailed on oceanographic research vessels and directed the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. In 1997 he was elected the first Chair of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program- a five state, three agency partnership to reduce the impact of tsunamis on US coastlines. In 2002 he received the prestigious Presidential Rank Award from President Bush for his exceptional service to the public.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Real-Time Tsunami Forecasting: Challenges and Solutions

    Vasily V. Titov, Frank I. González, E. N. Bernard, Marie C. Eble, Harold O. Mofjeld, Jean C. Newman, Angie J. Venturato

    Pages 41-58

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  • Local Tsunami Warning in the Pacific Coastal United States

    Mark Darienzo, Al Aya, George L. Crawford, David Gibbs, Paul M. Whitmore, Tyree Wilde, Brian S. Yanagi

    Pages 111-119

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  • The Role of Education in the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

    Lori Dengler

    Pages 141-153

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  • Planning for Tsunami: Reducing Future Losses Through Mitigation

    Richard K. Eisner

    Pages 155-162

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  • NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) — A Coastal Solution to Tsunami Alert and Notification

    George L. Crawford

    Pages 163-171

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities
Book Subtitle
The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
Editors
  • E.N. Bernard
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3607-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3607-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3353-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8905-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 184
Additional Information
Reprinted from NATURAL HAZARDS, 35:1 (2005)
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