Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

  • Editors
  • E. N. Bernard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-4
  2. Frank I. González, Eddie N. Bernard, Christian Meinig, Marie C. Eble, Harold O. Mofjeld, Scott Stalin
    Pages 25-39
  3. Vasily V. Titov, Frank I. González, E. N. Bernard, Marie C. Eble, Harold O. Mofjeld, Jean C. Newman et al.
    Pages 41-58
  4. David H. Oppenheimer, Alex N. Bittenbinder, Barbara M. Bogaert, Raymond P. Buland, Lynn D. Dietz, Roger A. Hansen et al.
    Pages 59-72
  5. Frank I. González, Vasily V. Titov, Harold O. Mofjeld, Angie J. Venturato, R. Scott Simmons, Roger Hansen et al.
    Pages 89-110
  6. Mark Darienzo, Al Aya, George L. Crawford, David Gibbs, Paul M. Whitmore, Tyree Wilde et al.
    Pages 111-119
  7. C. Jonientz-Trisler, R. S. Simmons, B. S. Yanagi, G. L. Crawford, M. Darienzo, R. K. Eisner et al.
    Pages 121-139
  8. D. Johnston, D. Paton, G. L. Crawford, K. Ronan, B. Houghton, P. Bürgelt
    Pages 173-184

About this book


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.


Coast Ocean coastal populations coastlines earthquake earthquake prediction earthquakes submarine landslides tsunami

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