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What is a tsunami?

What is a tsunami? | Tsunamis | Scoop.it
Tsunamis are giant waves caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions under the sea. They speed along as fast as jet planes. As they near land, these waves rear up to great heights and can drown whole islands. Historically tsunamis have been referred to as tidal waves, but that name is discouraged by oceanographers because tides have little effect on tsunamis.
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This article is general information about tsunamis from the ocean services of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. I can use this information during the explanation of tsunami section of my paper.

 

"What Is a Tsunami?" What Is a Tsunami? United States Chamber of Commerce, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

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Tsunami Science - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Tsunami Science - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Tsunamis | Scoop.it
A tsunami strikes almost every year. When and where will the next giant wave hit?
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Interesting story about how a Japanese village "disappeared" and also has some information on casualties of the tsunami that devastated Japan. 

 

Folger, Tim. "Tsunami Science." - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine. N.p., Feb. 2012. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

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Tsunamis and the International Response: Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions

Tsunamis and the International Response: Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions | Tsunamis | Scoop.it
An overview of the on-going recovery, examining links between environmental and economic issues. Ecosystem disruption may hinder mariculture, agriculture, and tourism, as well as create local pollution, ruining otherwise clean water. Further looks at preventing future devastation by implementing early warning systems. The technological and political infrastructure required for an international tsunami monitoring and warning system is already partly in place, but must be expanded to the Indian Ocean. Many lessons learned in coordinating relief operations between international agencies, governments, and local experience can be applied toward integrating early warning systems. Furthermore, many of the satellite, global information, and communication networks critical in Tsunami early warning are also useful in relief efforts.
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Shorelines Could Help Forecast Tsunami Floods

Shorelines Could Help Forecast Tsunami Floods | Tsunamis | Scoop.it
Earthquake fault location can maximize the power of tsunami waves.

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11 Facts About Tsunamis

11 Facts About Tsunamis | Tsunamis | Scoop.it
About 80 percent of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire.”
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These facts are all incredibly interesting! The fact that tsunami waves can travel as quickly as a jet place is incredible. I think these facts will add a little extra interest to my paper on tsunamis, letting readers know something they maybe didn't know before. 

 

"11 Facts About Tsunamis." Do Something. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

 

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Health Effects of Tsunamis

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I really like this article. As someone who is interested in anything and everything health related, this article from the Center for Disease Control talks about the health concerns of the tsunami. 

 

"Health Effects of Tsunamis." Health Effects of Tsunamis. Centers for Disease Control, n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014.

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Causes of Tsunamis

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Despite the incorrect grammar of the title of the article "What Cause Tsunamis" will be great to provide background on what exactly causes tsunamis since I plan on giving  "before, during, and after" information about tsunamis. 

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Cave holds stunning tsunami clues

Cave holds stunning tsunami clues | Tsunamis | Scoop.it

A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra (near  Banda Aceh) holds  records of 7 tsunamis in the Indian Ocean stretching back up to 7500 years. 


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This is really interesting because this particular cave is allowing scientists to study tsunamis that occurred thousands of years ago and determining the frequency of tsunamis.

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Scientists explain scale of Japanese tsunami - Research - University of Cambridge

Scientists explain scale of Japanese tsunami - Research - University of Cambridge | Tsunamis | Scoop.it

Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes under the seabed. Some tsunamis – including the disaster that hit Japan last year – are unexpectedly large. Cambridge scientists suggest that their severity is caused by a release of gravitational energy as well as elastic energy.


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I will be able to get some information about tsunamis from this article as well as some information about the tsunami that occurred in Japan. I plan on focusing on the Japanese tsunami because everyone is most likely going to remember it because it only happened 3 years ago, and is still being talked about today. 

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