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Discussion: Tsunami Disasters

How effective is a tsunami warning system in mitigating disasters? In answering this question, you may write about a particular tsunami, beginning from the warning (if any) to the aftermath. You may also propose a warning system. Remember to cite your sources and provide references.

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Module 1 – Background

DISASTERS/HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS

For this course, it is required that you use references from scholarly sources. Please review the following links regarding what constitutes a scholarly source:

What is a scholarly article and how do I find one? (n.d.). Meriam Library. Retrieved from https://libguides.csuchico.edu/scholarly

Evaluating information found on the internet. Johns Hopkins. Retrieved from http://guides.library.jhu.edu/c.php?g=202581&p=133…

Required Reading

Dawson, A., & Stewart, I. (2007). Tsunami geoscience. Progress in physical geography, 31(6), 575–590. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Folger, P. (2011). U.S. tsunami programs: A brief overview. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41686.pdf

Kelman, I., Spence, R., Palmer, J., Petal, M., & Saito, K. (2008). Tourists and disasters: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunamis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 12(3), 105–113. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Morin, J., De Coster, B., Paris, R., Lavigne, F., Flohic, F., & Le Floch, D. (2008). Tsunami-resilient communities’ development in Indonesia through educative actions: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunami. Disaster Prevention and Management 17(3) 430-446. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.

Oskin, B. (2017). Japan earthquake & tsunami of 2011: Facts and information. Livescience. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/39110-japan-2011-earth…

The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. (2017). EM-DAT: The ofda/cred international disaster database. Retrieved from http://www.emdat.be/database. Click: Database; Choose: Consult Database; You will have to register with EM-DAT in order to use it (it is free); Enter your Trident email and password; You will be brought to: EM-DAT Database Search Options. See the choices on the right-hand side of the page.

Required Websites

Natural Disasters News: https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/na…

NOAA Tsunami Website: http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/

Requirements: Instructions Provided Above

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