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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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    Primer: Japan's Nuclear Crisis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This article, by NPR, details the nuclear crisis in Japan following damage to Japanese nuclear power plants following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

    Honshu Mw=9 Earthquake 11 March 2011 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This web page, from CIRES, provides information, diagrams, and movies related to the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. These visualizations include mechanisms behind the earthquake and tsunami ...

    Western & Central Gulf of Mexico part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This website houses a collection of online publications from the Coastal and Marine Geology Program in the United States Geological Survey. The collection topic is coastal and marine geology in the ...

    Sea level rise and subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This 2003 article describes the potential problems associated with sea level rise and subsidence in New Orleans. The article forewarns of serious losses in property in New Orleans unless ...

    Corrections of the Indian gauge data used for early assessments of the great 26 December 2004 earthquake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This resource is an abstract. This study re-evaluates slip velocity over the region of the December 26, 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Using new data, the authors found that a mixed mode of slip ...

    Tsunami warnings using ocean circulation models part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This resource is an abstract. This study uses numerical models that take advantage of digital seismometry and satellite radar altimetry to shed light on tsunami source and formation mechanisms. The ...

    Listening to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami quake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This resource is an abstract. This study tracks the movement of the rupture that caused the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami by comparing recordings of sound waves from five sensors located ...

    A tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This resource is an abstract. Using tidal gauge data from the time of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the authors were able to reconstruct the height and speed of the waves and the time it took them ...

    Tsunami "shadows" may allow remote detection of tidal waves part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This resource provides an abstract. This study investigates tsunami shadows, extended dark strips on the ocean surface before a tsunami. Such shadows are found to result from an air-sea interaction ...

    How volcanic eruptions cause tsunamis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This study investigates the effect of pyroclastic flows on tsunami generation. The authors analyzed several possible mechanisms that occur when the particle rich flows encounter water and conclude ...