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Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program
the likelihood and physical characteristics of tsunamis (i.e., the hazard), the personal or situational conditions that increase the susceptibility of people or resources to harm from the tsunami (i.e., vulnerability), and associated uncertainties.
This chapter first introduces tsunami risk assessment by identifying roles it may play in reducing the losses of life and property to tsunamis and by summarizing broad approaches to risk assessment. The rest of the chapter reviews progress in assessing tsunami hazard and tsunami vulnerability. Aspects of perceptions, knowledge, and preparedness levels that influence individual resilience are discussed in the following chapter.
The definition of tsunami run-up height. SOURCE: Committee member.
maps but these zones are typically enlarged to allow easier identification of landmarks, such as major intersections or highways.
Evacuation modeling refers to the process of simulating how people evacuate any given area and is used to quantitatively evaluate whether high ground can be reached in time. The definition of tsunami run-up height. SOURCE: Committee member.