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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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2004 Sumatra Earthquake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This visualization from Kenji Satake at the Active Fault Research Center in Tsukuba, Japan, highlights the crests and troughs of the tsunami waves as they travel across the Indian Ocean and refract ...

NOAA Indian Ocean Tsunami Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Quicktime visualization from NOAA concentrates on the wave propagation as it occurred in the Indian Ocean as a result of the Sumatra earthquake. This animation can be paused, rewound and ...

NOAA East African Coast Tsunami Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NOAA visualization tracks the tsunami waves until they reach the East African coast of Somalia. This Quicktime animation can be paused, rewound and advanced.

NOAA World Wide Tsunami Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NOAA visualization was created by combining two other tsunami models - the Indian Ocean and East African Coast tsunami animations. This movie shows the worldwide propagation of the tsunami ...

The Guardian Unlimited Special Tsunami Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This special report from The Guardian uses imagery from NOAA's tsunami animation collection and uses a stepwise progression to show a timeline of the tsunami's arrival at particular points throughout ...

The Physics of Tsunamis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Washington includes a Quicktime movie that shows the propagation of the earthquake-generated 1960 Chilean tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. The page also describes ...

Descriptive Model of the July 17, 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a USGS visualization of the 1998 tsunami that struck Papua New Guinea. There are also medium-(4.7 Mb) and high-resolution (16.8 Mb) versions.

Tsunami Generation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department clearly illustrates how a tsunami can be generated by a subduction zone earthquake. The ...

Coastal Inundation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This short QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department shows what happens when a coastal town can be inundated by a tsunami. This visualization is ...

CDC Map Room part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Climate Diagnostics Center presents links to a variety of climate and weather maps, including world-wide plots of current weather conditions, forecasts, sea surface temperatures, ...