Accession Number : AD1004298

Title :   Improving End-To-End Tsunami Warning for Risk Reduction on Canada's West Coast

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Peter

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Tsunamis pose a significant hazard along Canadas Pacific West Coast. Although relatively infrequent in occurrence, they are among the most destructive forces in nature and can cause enormous loss of life, injury and property damage. Tsunamis are a series of unusually large waves formed by a large-scale displacement of water. Among the most widely recognized causes of tsunamis are earthquakes, but tsunamis can also be produced by shoreline and underwater landslides, shoreside and underwater volcanoes, and even by asteroids impacting water bodies.

Descriptors :   Tsunamis , Earthquakes , Landslides , Predictions , Coastal regions , Risk analysis , surveys , Warning systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE