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Ships could provide earlier tsunami warnings


Scientists are investigating the possibilities of equipping commercial ships with geodetic GPS systems to create a network of tsunami sensors. "If we could equip some fraction of the shipping fleet with high-accuracy GPS and satellite communications, we could construct a dense, low-cost tsunami sensing network that would improve our detection and predictions of tsunamis — saving lives and money," James Foster, a researcher at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Keywords

  • Themes:Early Warning, GIS & Mapping, Space Technology
  • Hazards:Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26690

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