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Discovering Historical Tsunami Data Through Time-Lapse Animation
Nicolas Arcos and Lindsey Wright, NOAA NCEI


The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and collocated World Data Service (WDS) for Geophysics provide data management and access to global tsunami data. NCEI/WDS’s Global Historical Tsunami Database includes information on over 2500 tsunami events from 2000 B.C. to the present. Available data includes information on tsunami sources, tsunami wave heights and socio-economic impacts. NCEI/WDS developed an animated, interactive map displaying global historical tsunami events since 1850. Combined with a newly developed, educational STEM activity, this interactive web map could serve as an introduction to historical tsunami events and associated data for K-12 and general public audiences.


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