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An Introduction to the World's Oceans, 10/e
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NOAA Tsunami Program. Find the "Modeling and Forecasting" link. Continue to the "Short term Forecasts-1994, Shikotan Tsunami" link. This site displays water level recordings of this tsunami as it reached the U.S. West Coast. Compare the tsunami's water levels at Port Orford, Oregon (PTOR), San Francisco (SF), and Los Angeles (LA). What causes the amplitude of the tsunami to change at each location? How long after the earthquake did the tsunami arrive at Port San Luis, California? Why is it difficult to predict the actual impact time and location of a tsunami? See your text. For animated tsunami models return to "Modeling and Forecasting."