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Tsunami: Wave of Change: Overview/Future Forecasts

  • In the wake of the catastrophic December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, a massive influx of information about the event has reshaped our understanding of such monster waves.
  • From the new data, scientists have learned how to better forecast what areas could spawn a tsunami, where it will go and how far it will climb up on shore.
  • The resulting improved computer models will work with new monitoring and warning systems to help save lives.
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