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Ships could provide earlier tsunami warnings

Source(s):  MSNBC Digital Network (MSNBC)

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.

  • Publication date 09 May 2012

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