posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 09:34 AM
Tsunami Hazard Mitigation....
Important Facts to Know about Tsunamis
Tsunamis that strike coastal locations in the Pacific Ocean Basin are most always caused by earthquakes. These earthquakes might occur far away or
near where you live.
Some tsunamis can be very large. In coastal areas their height can be as great as 30 feet or more (100 feet in extreme cases), and they can move
inland several hundred feet.
All low-lying coastal areas can be struck by tsunamis.
A tsunami consists of a series of waves. Often the first wave may not be the largest. The danger from a tsunami can last for several hours after the
arrival of the first wave.
Tsunamis can move faster than a person can run.
Sometimes a tsunami causes the water near the shore to recede, exposing the ocean floor.
The force of some tsunamis is enormous. Large rocks weighing several tons along with boats and other debris can be moved inland hundreds of feet by
tsunami wave activity. Homes and other buildings are destroyed. All this material and water move with great force and can kill or injure people.
Tsunamis can occur at any time, day or night.
Tsunamis can travel up rivers and streams that lead to the ocean.
Earth's Climate Change..
Climate is the average pattern of weather over a long peiod of time.
What do We know about Global Climate Change..
TextWhat do We know about Global Climate Change..
We know that the earth has become warmer over the last century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group established by the
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), reports that the average surface temperature of the earth
has increased during the twentieth century by about 0.6° ± 0.2°C. (The ± 0.2°C means that the increase might be as small as 0.4°C or as great as
0.8°C.) This may seem like a small shift, but although regional and short-term temperatures do fluctuate over a wide range, global temperatures are
generally quite stable. In fact, the difference between today’s average global temperature and the average global temperature during the last Ice Age
is only about 5 degrees C. Indeed, it’s warmer today around the world than at any time during the past 1000 years, and the warmest years of the
previous century have occurred within the past decade.
Todays Space Weaher....
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class activity from Region 713.
Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to active with isolated minor storm periods possible at high latitudes.
Space Weather NOW.....in real time..
[edit on 26-12-2004 by Horus_Re]