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GEOL 210 Natural Disasters: Internet Sites

Web Sites on Volcanoes

Web Sites on Earthquakes

  • Seismic Monitor
    Live seismic monitor from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).
  • Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
    Founded in 1984 with support from the National Science Foundation, IRIS is a non-profit consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. IRIS programs contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
  • International Seismological Centre (ISC)
    The Centre's main task is to redetermine earthquake locations making use of all available information, and to search for new earthquakes, previously unidentified by individual agencies. Its output is available as a series of publications, in printed form or on compact disks. In addition, special consulting work is carried out on request. The Centre's publications are a source of fundamental data for application to seismological problems such as the structure of the Earth.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) 
    The American Geophysical Union (AGU), which was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, is now a nonprofit corporation. The Union is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations.
  • Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
  • Lamont-Dohtery Earth Observatory (LDEO)
    The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) is a leading research institution at the University of Columbia where more than 200 research scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world.
  • Tectonics Observatory
    A multidisciplinary center located at CalTech for observing, measuring, and modeling the dynamics of the lithosphere.

Web Sites on Tsunamis

  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
    NOAA's two Tsunami Warning Centers (PTWC and WC/ATWC) have separate areas of responsibility, which are the geographical areas within which each Center has the responsibility for the dissemination of messages and the provision of interpretive information to emergency managers and other officials, news media, and the public.
  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Tsunami Programme
    The IOC Tsunami Programme aims at reducing the loss of lives and livehoods that could be produced worldwide by tsunamis. In order to accomplish this, the IOC Tsunami Unit supports IOC Member States in assessing tsunami risk, implementing Tsunami Early Warning Systems (EWS) and in educating communities at risk about preparedness measures.

  • International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC)
    Located in Honolulu, the International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) was established in November 1965 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ITIC maintains and develops relationships with scientific research and academic organizations, civil defense agencies, and the general public in order to carry out its mission to mitigate the hazards associated with tsunamis by improving tsunami preparedne
  • National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
    A coordinated national effort to assess tsunami threat, prepare community response, issue timely and effective warnings, and mitigate damage.

  • NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
  • NOAA Tsunami Website
    NOAA has primary responsibility for providing tsunami warnings to the Nation, and a leadership role in tsunami observations and research.

  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans and earth.
  • Sea Level Stations
    The Sea Level Stations web site has been established as the new home for "A Tsunami-Focused Data Sharing Framework" being developed by the NOAA Integrated Data & Environmental Applications (IDEA) Center.