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Title and Description:

PMEL Tsunami Forecast Series: A Tsunami Forecast Model for Point Reyes, California

NOAA’s tsunami forecast system combines numerical models with deep-ocean tsunami amplitudes observed at DART locations during tsunami propagation to produce estimates of tsunami wave arrival times, amplitudes, and coastal inundation. The Point Reyes, California forecast model is one in a series of 75, each developed for integration into the NOAA tsunami forecast application for real-time forecast during a tsunami event. This report documents development of the Point Reyes model, including rigorous testing and validation with historic and synthetic tsunami events.

ID: 283 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated Dissemination Date: 11/1/2014
Actual Dissemination Date: 11/15/2014
Contact Person: Patricia Hathaway NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 11/7/2014

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 7/13/2012
Review type: individual letters
Expected number of peer reviewers: 3 or fewer
Peer reviewers will be selected by: the agency.

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? no

How? NA

When? NA

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review:

  1. Tsunami Scientist in either academia or industry – Person(s) engaged in tsunami research
  2. State or territory emergency management – Person(s) responsible for dissemination of information in the event of potential tsunami impact
  3. Harbor masters – Responsible for providing guidance to local boating community in the event of potential tsunami impact.
  4. Community/urban planners – Person(s) engaged in hazard mitigation and response planning
  5. Coastal managers – Person(s) responsible for decision making that involves the safety of local communities in the event of potential tsunami impact.
  6. Domestic or international tsunami warning center personnel – Personnel responsible for evaluating a tsunami threat and alerting those responsible for life and property.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product