Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
NOVA Home Find out what's coming up on air Listing of previous NOVA Web sites NOVA's history Subscribe to the NOVA bulletin Lesson plans and more for teachers NOVA RSS feeds Tell us what you think Program transcripts Buy NOVA videos or DVDs Watch NOVA programs online Answers to frequently asked questions

Links & Books


Wave That Shook the World homepage

Links

NOAA and the Indian Ocean Tsunami
www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2358.htm
This is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's official time line of events during the 2004 tsunami. It features detailed information on how NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii responded as the disaster unfolded across the Indian Ocean, and it includes links to a number of NOAA tsunami Web sites.


Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami
Compiled by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, this archive features much of the scientific information available immediately after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.


Tsunami Fury
tsunamifury.org
This comprehensive site is dedicated to the science of giant waves, including answers to frequently asked questions, photographs, videos, history, and recent news.


Tsunami Research Center
cwis.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis
The University of Southern California's Tsunami Research Center presents field-survey data, animations, and articles about past and predicted future tsunamis.


O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory
wave.oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University's Wave Research Laboratory combines model-based simulations and fieldwork to study waves. The site links to faculty publications and describes past and current projects.


Tsunami Science and Prediction
npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4253406
Listen to National Public Radio's December 31, 2004 broadcast on tsunami science and prediction with expert guest Harold Mofjeld from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.


What Was Lost
time.com/time/photoessays/tsunami
View Time magazine's in-depth photo essay of the 2004 tsunami.



Books

The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History
by Dennis M. Powers. New York: Citadel Press, 2005.

Tsunami!
by Walter Dudley and Min Lee. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.

Essentials of Geology: Portrait of Earth
by Stephen Marshak. New York: Norton, 2003.

Furious Earth: The Science and Nature of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
by Ellen J. Prager. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999.

The Great Waves: Tsunami
by Douglas Myles. London: Robert Hale, 1986.

Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard
by Edward Bryant. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.


Back to top

Related NOVA Content

NOVA scienceNOW: Hurricanes
Predicting a hurricane's intensity is notoriously difficult, but new tools may make it easier.

Flood!
The Great Flood of 1993 leaves a wake of destruction across the Midwest. Can rivers ever be contained?




Wave That Shook the World
Wave of the Future

Wave of the Future
What will it take to be ready for the next major tsunami?

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert
Tsunami expert Lori Dengler answers viewers' e-mailed questions.

Anatomy of a Tsunami

Anatomy of a Tsunami
Follow the life cycle of the 2004 tsunami on this interactive map.

Once and Future Tsunamis

Once and Future Tsunamis
Learn about ten deadly tsunamis—and where the next could strike.



Send Feedback Image Credits
   
NOVA Home Find out what's coming up on air Listing of previous NOVA Web sites NOVA's history Subscribe to the NOVA bulletin Lesson plans and more for teachers NOVA RSS feeds Tell us what you think Program transcripts Buy NOVA videos or DVDs Watch NOVA programs online Answers to frequently asked questions

Support provided by

For new content
visit the redesigned
NOVA site