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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The Global Historical Tsunami Database consists of two related files containing information on tsunami events from 2000 BC to the present in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas.

Carleton College/NAGT materials
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Find animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

From the PBS series, `Savage Earth,` find a variety of Flash animations dealing with earthquakes, volcanism, and tsunamis.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This YouTube video explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself. 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Tsunamis can neither be prevented nor precicely predicted. But people educated about particular warning signs can save their own lives and the lives of others. Through this interactive web site, you will: learn about tsunamis, gather tips to prepare for and survive a tsunami, understand tsunami-...

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Visualizations that cover the following topics: earthquakes, the 2011 Japan earthquake and Tsunami, Sear wave propagation, the 2010 Chile earthquake, isostasy and gravity, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and plate tectonic movements.

Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch a tsunami hit the shores of Japan and see how it affects the shoreline as the water destroys everything in its path.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes, the most powerful earthquakes in the world, can produce tsunamis through a variety of structures that are missed by simple models. These include fault boundary rupture, deformation of overlying plate, splay faults and landslides. In this animation we...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Oblique view of a highly generalized animation of a subduction zone where an oceanic plate is subducting beneath a continental plate. This scenario can happen repeatedly on a 100-500 year cycle. The process which produces a mega-thrust earthquake would generate a tsunami (not depicted here).

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This simplified animation illustrates both the subduction-zone processes that lead to a "ghost forest" as well as the evidence that scientists collected to determine that the Pacific Northwest has had many great earthquakes and tsunamis in the past, and will again inthe future. This is based on...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Tsunamis are giant, powerful waves most often caused by earthquakes beneath the ocean floor. Their incredible power can destroy entire communities, then drag the debris out to sea. This video shows what causes tsunamis and the importance of evacuating any area under a tsunami alert.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This video from NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This video explains the devastation tsunamis can cause, and how to stay safe in the event of one.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Over the past twenty years, NOAA has developed DART: a real-time monitoring system that provides data for forecasting tsunamis. The DART systems have been deployed in earthquake prone areas throughout the ocean, including the Pacific and Indian basins. A DART system combines a surface buoy and a...

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European Space Agency (ESA)

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