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Japan tsunami whirlpool near Oarai City, Japan Image of DART buoy - Measurement
Image of computer modeled tsunami inundation
Image of energy plot on globe - Forecasting
Improved measurement technology and optimal tsunami monitoring networks Improved models for increased speed and accuracy of operational forecasts and warnings Improved methods for predicting tsunami impacts on coastal communities and infrastructure

Kirakira, Solomon Islands, December 8, 2016
New Zealand Tsunami, November 13, 2016

General interest tsunami events
Simulated (modeled) Cascadia event
The Great Alaska Tsunami of 1964
East Coast Non-Seismic Tsunami Events

Product Brochures
DART4G & SIFT & ComMIT & Tweb

Google Maps interface to recent and historical tsunamis

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Tsunami YouTube videos

Tsunami science: 10 years since Sumatra 2004

Focusing of long waves with finite crest over constant depth

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PMEL awarded Gold Medal U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 2014 -  for protecting life and property by transitioning the Short-term Inundation Forecasting for Tsunamis system to operations
U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 2005 - for research and development leading to the creation of a tsunami forecasting capability
U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 2004 - for the creation and use of a new moored buoy system to provide accurate and timely warning information on tsunamis