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Tsunami distance learning course

Source(s):  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

This distance learning course provides a comprehensive review of tsunami science, the U.S. tsunami warning program processes and products, and tsunami preparedness for coastal communities. The intended audience is emergency managers, tsunami watchstanders, forecasters, and anyone who is interested in an in-depth understanding of tsunamis, their hazards, and how communities can mitigate the dangers from this phenomenon. To better serve those who will not use the full course, some content overlaps across the modules. Community Tsunami Preparedness is also a course in the FEMA Independent Study Program’s catalog as IS-326.

Two optional modules are designed for middle and high school students. These can also be downloaded and used by emergency managers or forecasters to educate families in coastal areas.

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to provide students with knowledge of basic scientific concepts underlying tsunami generation and propagation, related hazards, and warning and preparedness process to mitigate their effects.


Format Multimedia and Websites
Sub-format Web pages  •  Digital Video

Target audiences


Group: Adults

Sub-group: Disaster managers

Additional information

Published in United States of America

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  • Year of publication 2017
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Free

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