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Title and Description:

U.S. States and Territories National Tsunami Hazard Assessment (update)

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) requested this update to the 2008 National Tsunami Hazard Assessment following several tsunamis in the 2008 - 2012 timeframe, including the 2009 Samoa, 2010 Chile, and 2011 Japan tsunamis. The NTHMP, a partnership between Federal and State agencies, provides the organizational framework for this collaborative effort of the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, now part of the National Centers for Environmental Information - NCEI) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The assessment is based largely on a careful examination of the NCEI historical tsunami data, which results in a qualitative tsunami assessment based on the distribution of runup heights and the frequency of tsunami runups and on the USGS National Seismic Hazard Map (NSHM) data to partially extend the time interval. The update also identifies progress in recent tsunami research.

ID:314 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated DIssemination Date: 9/30/2015
Actual Dissemination Date: 12/30/2015
Contact Person: Peter Grimm NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 7/6/2015
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 3/27/2014
Review type:
Number of reviewers: 4-10.

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 and When? (The State and Tribal members of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program will provide review through the NTHMP sub-committees.)

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: Earthquake / seismic, tsunami coastal flooding, statistics / recurrence, marine geophysics

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product