Pacific Tsunami warning system is credible or not

Hong Lei, Liu Yang, Liu Ru, Liu Jing Jing, Wang Shen Yuan, Zhao Hui & Wu Kang Min

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


#Tsunami, one of the most horrible disasters in the earth, the killer wave contains incogitable powerful energy rushing to the shore and coastline. Nowadays the best way for avoiding the tragedy is to use Tsunami Warning System (TWS) to forecast. How does it work? Does it could be reliable enough? These questions attract us to find answer and make discovery. Before understanding the truth of TWS, the first important knowledge that can not be missed is Plate tectonic. Because most of tsunamis were generated by landslide, volcano happened under ocean and undersea earthquake which the sources cause Plate moving and crushing to each other. Then our eyes move to the knowledge about gravity wave transfers under the water (oceans). This is the key element that detected by warning system, according to analyze the data of wave’s velocity, the warning system can calculate the time of tsunami arriving. When the wave runs up the sea level and makes an inundation. Generally speaking, TWS is a tool for detecting and analyzing (e.g. the source of tsunami, velocity, depth and wave height, mode the potential inundation area). So firstly we need to collect data for different elements in TWS; then analyzing a real case under different situation and try to give an answer about the operation of TWS; finally we can see whether the TWS can be used in other oceans.

UddannelserBasis - Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2006


  • Geography