Integration of Tsunami Analysis Tools into a GIS Workspace – Research, Modeling, and Hazard Mitigation Efforts Within NOAA’s Center for Tsunami Research

Geospatial Techniques in Urban Hazard and Disaster Analysis, 2010

Nazila Merati, Christopher Chamberlin, Christopher Moore, Vasily Titov, and Tiffany C. Vance

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR) uses geospatial data and GIS analysis techniques in support of building an accurate tsunami forecasting system for the US Tsunami Warning Centers. The resulting forecast products can be integrated into applications and visualizations to assess hazard risk and provide mitigation for US coastal communities ranging from small towns to large urban centers. NCTR also conducts basic research on the nature of tsunami propagation and inundation, which relies on accurate geospatial information. In this chapter, we discuss how we have used both open source and commercially available geospatial technologies to address issues in tsunami research and hazard mitigation – including model visualization, data delivery, and emergency management products. Additionally, we discuss the development and coupling of tsunami model results with coastal risk, vulnerability, and evacuation models, raising the issues of integration, visualization, proliferation of mapping applications, and the ease of use and intended audience of these products.”

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  1. Respected sir,
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