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Tohoku (East Coast of Honshu) Tsunami, March 11, 2011
Model and Data Comparison Plots

Tohoku Tsunami Event Page | Web Link Compilation | Model and Data Comparison Plots

Model vs Data Comparison Interactive Map with links to comparison plots and sea level data websites.

Yellow DART buoy marker DART® buoys      Red tide gage station marker Tide gage stations      Green star earthquake epicenter marker Earthquake epicenter

Model and DART® buoy data / tide gage data comparison

Disclaimer: The forecasts on these pages show the results of ongoing research to enhance tsunami science and to improve NOAA operational tsunami forecasts. These products are experimental in nature and care must be taken when using such products as they are intended for research use. They should not be used as the basis of any public or private policy decisions.

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Tang, L., V. V. Titov, and C. D. Chamberlin (2009), Development, testing, and applications of site-specific tsunami inundation models for real-time forecasting, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C12025, doi:10.1029/2009JC005476. [PDF version]

Titov, V.V. (2009): Tsunami forecasting. Chapter 12 in The Sea, Volume 15: Tsunamis, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA and London, England, 371–400.

Wei, Y., E. Bernard, L. Tang, R. Weiss, V. Titov, C. Moore, M. Spillane, M. Hopkins, and U. Kânoğlu (2008): Real-time experimental forecast of the Peruvian tsunami of August 2007 for U.S. coastlinesGeophys. Res. Lett.35, L04609, doi: 10.1029/2007GL032250. [PDF Version]

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