Tsunami


General Cause of Tsunamis Wave motion

Effects of Tsunamis

Predicting Tsunamis

Boxing Day Tsunami, Indian Ocean

Significant Tsunamis

Tsunamis: The Australian Scene
General

The Tsunami Disaster - a collection of articles and lessons about tsunamis from TeacherVision.com, registration (free) is necessary to print out lesson plans and worksheets
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/page/31100.html?wtlAC=GS010501,email-h

Small threat, but WARNING SOUNDED for tsunami research - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA5059.pdf

Tsunami! - from University of Washington
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/intro.html

Tsunamis - from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaa.gov/tsunamis.html

Tsunamis: Facts About Killer Waves - from National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1228_041228_tsunami.html

Tsunamis and Seismic Sea Waves - from Cascades Volcanic Observatory, United States Geological Survey
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/Tsunami/framework.html

Deadly Wave: How Tsunamis Work - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami.htm

Tsunami - Fact sheet from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/urban/factsheets/tsunami.jsp

Tsunami Research Program - from Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/home.html

Waves of Destruction: Tsunami - from PBS Online, check the sidebars and animation from the menu bar
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/tsunami/index.html

Tsunami - The Big Wave - from NASA Observatorium
http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/tsunami/tsun_bay.html


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Cause of Tsunamis

The Birth of a Tsunami - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami2.htm

Life of a Tsunami - from United States Geological Survey
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/basics.html


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Wave motion

The Physics of Tsunamis - from University of Washington
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/general/physics/physics.html

What is a Tsunami? - from Natural Disasters, Tulane University
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol204/tsunami.htm

Calculating the threat of tsunami - from Science in the news, NOVA, Australian Academy of Sciences
http://www.science.org.au/nova/045/045key.htm

Anatomy of a Wave - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami1.htm

The Physics behind the wave - from NASA Observatorium
http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/tsunami/tsun_physics.html

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Effect of Tsunamis

Landfall - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami4.htm

Coral Reefs May Take Years to Recover from Tsunami - from PlanetArk News
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/28733/newsDate/30-Dec-2004/story.htm

Damage to Coral Reefs - from the World Conservation Union
http://www.iucn.org/tsunami/factsheets/IUCNtsunamiresponse_marine_recovery.pdf

Tsunami waves may have destroyed Thailand's stressed coral reefs - from Cyber Diver News Network
http://www.cdnn.info/eco/e041228/e041228.html

Tsunami calamity highlights key protective role of coral, mangroves - from TerraEarth, News about Planet Earth
http://www.terradaily.com/2005/050106013100.xy0unu8h.html

Freshwater supplies under serious threat in tsunami-hit areas - from InfoChange News and Features
http://www.infochangeindia.org/bookandreportsst83.jsp

Tsunami Redraws Indian Ocean Maps - from National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/01/0112_050112_tv_tsunami_map.html

Tsunami Clouds Future of Marine Animals - from National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/01/0117_050119_tsunami_marine.html

POTENTIAL ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI ON NEARSHORE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS - from News at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2362.htm


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Predicting Tsunamis and Warning Systems

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center - from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Authority
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/

Tsunami Prediction - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami6.htm

Tsunami warning systems - fact sheet from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/urban/factsheets/tsunami3.jsp

DART: Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis - from Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/Dart/

DART: Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis - Animation showing the detection of tsunami and warning mechanism from Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/Mov/DART_04.swf

Indian Ocean tsunami warning system - from BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4524642.stm

Did Animals Sense Tsunami Was Coming - from National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/01/0104_050104_tsunami_animals.html

Did Island Tribes Use Ancient Lore to Evade Tsunami? - from National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/01/0125_050125_tsunami_island.html

Satellite Global Disaster Alert System Planned - from National Geographic News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/01/0124_050124_geoss.html


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Boxing Day Tsunami, Indian Ocean

Scientific Background on the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami - from Columbia University
http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami/

Waves of Destruction - from Sydney Morning Herald
http://www.smh.com.au/tsunamiflash/index.html

In graphics: Asia earthquake explained - from BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/asia_pac_asia_earthquake_explained/html/1.stm

Phuket Tsunami - FIRST HAND SURVIVOR STORIES - a web log set up after the tsunami in the Indian Ocean
http://phukettsunami.blogspot.com/

Hitting the Water - from How Stuff Works, includes animation of Indian Ocean tsunami
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami1.htm

December 26, 2004 - from How Stuff Works
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami2.htm

Enormous earthquake in Indonesia causes tsunamis - from Geoscience Australia, with links to animation
http://www.ga.gov.au/media/releases/2006/17072006_java.jsp

Tsunami Event: 26 December 2004 - from Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/indo_1204.html

Magnitude 9.0 - SUMATRA-ANDAMAN ISLANDS EARTHQUAKE OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA: 2004 December 26 00:58:53 UTC from United States Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eacenter/eqinthenews/2004/usslav/

A composite image using before and after photographs of Banda Aceh from Digital Globe, created using PhotoShop. Old landform can be seen under present image.

ASIA TSUNAMI DEC 2004 maps - before and after satellite images from Unosat, Satellite Imagery for All
http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/asp/charter.asp?id=55

NOAA REACTS QUICKLY TO INDONESIAN TSUNAMI - from News at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2357.htm

NOAA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI - from News at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2358.htm

NOAA SCIENTISTS ABLE TO MEASURE TSUNAMI HEIGHT FROM SPACE - from News at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2365.htm

World map - from USC Tsunami Research Group, University of South California
http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/worldmappage.htm


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Significant Tsunamis

Recent earthquakes measured by Geoscience Australia Each quake listed has a link to a seismogram, available for 90 days
http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/listQuakes

Tsunami, Solomon Islands

Towns wiped Out - from Nine MSN 2 April 2007
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=257990

Damaged Church in Gizo - and other images from Herald Sun
 http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/gallery/0,22010,5022397-5006020,00.html

Solomon Islands Tsunami - News report; Courier Mail, 3 April, 2007
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21494950-952,00.html

Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami Update - from Swellnet, 3rd April 2007
http://www.swellnet.com.au/dispatch/Solomon_Islands_Earthquake_and_Tsunami_Update_030407.php

Australian Government Media Release - from AusAid
 http://www.ausaid.gov.au/media/release.cfm?BC=Media&ID=4503_4991_3576_2680_3727

Commentary Blog - from Dr Deborah Brosnan
Solomon Islands Tsunami, 2nd April, 2007

Australian Red Cross 4th April,2007
http://www.redcross.org.au/ourservices_aroundtheworld_emergencyrelief_SolomonsTsunami2007.htm


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Tsunamis: the Australian Scene

Small threat, but WARNING SOUNDED for tsunami research - from Geoscience Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA5059.pdf

Sydney all clear after tsunami warning - from Fairfax Newspapers
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/sydney-all-clear-after-tsunami-warning/2007/04/02/1175366110823.html

Tsunami's effect on Sydney - from The Daily Telegraph
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,21491873-5006009,00.html

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