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Numerical research modeling results from the MOST tsunami model at the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research at PMEL in Seattle (1997-present)
  • Identification_Information:
    • Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator:
          • Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
        • Publication_Date: 1997 - present
        • Title: Numerical research modeling results from the MOST tsunami model at the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research at PMEL in Seattle (1997-present)
        • Publication_Information:
          • Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
          • Publisher:
            • NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
        • Online_Linkage: <http:/nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/>
    • Description:
      • Abstract:
        • Research tsunami forecast modeling results, including energy propagation pattern (maximum computed amplitude), tsunami propagation animations, and/or comparisions of model forecasts with sea level measurements, are provided for recent and historical tsunami events at http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/database_devel.html.
      • Purpose:
        • The objective of tsunami modeling research is to develop numerical models for faster and more reliable forecasts of tsunamis propagating through the ocean and striking coastal communities. The primary responsibility of the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR) is to provide assistance to the Tsunami Warning Centers (TWC) in the form of Forecast Modeling software products specifically designed to support the Tsunami Warning Center’s forecasting operations. In addition to this, the NCTR has traditionally been committed to Inundation Modeling to assist coastal communities in their efforts to assess the risk, and mitigate the potential of tsunami hazard.

          The MOST (Method of Splitting Tsunami) model, developed by Titov of PMEL and Synolakis of University of Southern California, is the standard model used at the NCTR. MOST is a suite of numerical simulation codes capable of simulating three processes of tsunami evolution: earthquake, transoceanic propagation, and inundation of dry land.

    • Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Range_of_Dates/Times:
          • Beginning_Date: 1997
          • Ending_Date: present
      • Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Status:
      • Progress: In work
      • Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: continually
    • Spatial_Domain:
      • Bounding_Coordinates:
        • West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
        • East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
        • North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
        • South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
    • Keywords:
      • Theme:
        • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
        • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
        • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
        • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
        • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > TSUNAMIS
        • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
        • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
        • Theme_Keyword: MODELS
        • Theme_Keyword: Travel Time
        • Theme_Keyword: Wave Propagation
        • Theme_Keyword: Model
        • Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
      • Place:
        • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
        • Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
    • Access_Constraints: None
    • Use_Constraints:
      • If you use any images, animations or other materials from this website in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the NOAA / PMEL / Center for Tsunami Research. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of any such publications for inclusion in the Tsunami bibliography <http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/pubs.html>. These publications should be sent to:

        NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
        NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
        7600 Sand Point Way NE
        Seattle, WA
        98115

        Further questions can be directed to the NCTR Contact Information page.

    • Point_of_Contact:
      • Contact_Information:
        • Contact_Organization_Primary:
          • Contact_Organization:
            • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
        • Contact_Position: NCTR Project Director
        • Contact_Address:
          • Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
            City: Seattle
            State_or_Province: WA
            Postal_Code: 98115
            Country: USA
        • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 526-6239
        • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 526-6815
        • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: oar.pmel.tsunami-webmaster@noaa.gov

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  • Data_Quality_Information:
    • Attribute_Accuracy:
    • Logical_Consistency_Report:
      • Model and DART® buoy data / tide gage sea level data comparisons are presented graphically for tsunami events.
    • Completeness_Report:
      • Not available.
    • Lineage:
      • Process_Step:
        • Process_Description:
          • Not available.
        • Process_Date: 1997 through present
        • Process_Contact:
          • Contact_Information:
            • Contact_Organization_Primary:
              • Contact_Organization:
                • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
            • Contact_Position: NCTR Project Director
            • Contact_Address:
              • Address_Type: mailing and physical address
                Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
                City: Seattle
                State_or_Province: WA
                Postal_Code: 98115
                Country: USA
            • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 526-6239
            • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 526-6815
            • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:oar.pmel.tsunami-webmaster@noaa.gov

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  • Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
    • Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Global
    • Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

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  • Distribution_Information:
    • Distributor:
      • Contact_Information:
        • Contact_Organization_Primary:
          • Contact_Organization:
            • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
        • Contact_Position: NCTR Project Director
        • Contact_Address:
          • Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
            City: Seattle
            State_or_Province: Washington
            Postal_Code: 98115
            Country: USA
        • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 526-6239
        • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 526-6815
        • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: oar.pmel.tsunami-webmaster@noaa.gov
    • Resource_Description: Maps, animations, reference information
    • Distribution_Liability: None
    • Standard_Order_Process:
      • Digital_Form:
        • Digital_Transfer_Information:
          • Format_Name: Not available
        • Digital_Transfer_Option:
      • Fees: None

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  • Metadata_Reference_Information:
    • Metadata_Date: 20100409
    • Metadata_Contact:
      • Contact_Information:
        • Contact_Organization_Primary:
          • Contact_Organization:
            • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
        • Contact_Position: NCTR Project Director
        • Contact_Address:
          • Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
            City: Seattle
            State_or_Province: WA
            Postal_Code: 98115
            Country: USA
        • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 526-6239
        • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 526-6815
        • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: oar.pmel.tsunami-webmaster@noaa.gov
    • Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
    • Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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