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What is tsunami?
In brief - Recent and historical tsunamis - Tsunami early warning system technique - Tsunami warning systems
- Key tsunami actors & organisations - Research projects - Further reading

Further reading

Communications Plan for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific
Reviewed by F. Schindele and L. Kong, 2-March 2005

Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communities. The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. Reprinted from Natural Hazards, Volume 35(1), 2005.

For young adults

From Commitments to Action: Advancements in Developing an Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System IOC of UNESCO
General reading list of tsunami publications
The UNESCO/IOC website provides a tsunami glossary, containing definitions of the vocabulary used in the study of tsunamis.
How the Smart Family Survived a Tsunami (2003)
Washington Military Department
IOC Reports of Geoverning and Major Subsidiary Bodies: Thirty-seventh Session of the Executive Council, Paris, 23-29 June 2004
International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific
Nineteenth Session, Wellingtion, New Zealand, 29 September – 2 October 2003
Links to scientific publication list
Links and Sources for Tsunami Publications
Links and Sources for Tsunami Videos
Online tsunami research papers
Publications of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program
Silver, E., Day, S. et al. (2005). Island arc debris avalanches and tsunami generation. Eos 86, 485, 489
Tsunami: Reduction Of Impacts through three Key Actions (TROIKA)
Eddie N. Bernard NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Washington, USA
Tsunami: the great waves
The brochure provides information on what a tsunami is, how fast and how big tsunami waves could be, what cause them, and describes programmes undertaken to mitigate this hazard type, including the development of tsunami warning centres, research programmes, and safety rules describing what to do when a tsunami attacks your coastline.
UNESCO-IOC: Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific – Master Plan