Tsunami Geology and its role in Hazard Mitigation.

TitleTsunami Geology and its role in Hazard Mitigation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAtwater BF, Bourgeois J, Yeh H, Abbott D, Cisternas M, Glawe U, Higman B, Horton BP, Peters R, Rajendran K, Tuttle MP
JournalEos
Volume86
Issue42
Pagination400
Date Published10/2005
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.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2005EO420007/full
DOI10.1029/2005EO420007