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Tsunamis: Are we underestimating the risk?

Join the NRC's Ocean Studies Board for the Thirteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture. The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle's contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers. The 2012 speaker is Dr. Eddie Bernard, Scientist Emeritus of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.This year's lecture, Tsunamis: Are we underestimating the risk?, will highlight recent tsunami events, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Japanese tsunami and the implications they have had on improving tsunami warning systems preparedness and education both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Bernard will also explore the tsunami threat to the United States and how we can best prepare our coastal communities in case of a devastating tsunami.
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