03 March 2010

Another useful GIS application

The reach of GI Science continues to amaze me.  You probably heard reports this weekend of the Tsunami alert in Hawaii as a result of the absolutely terrible earthquake in Chile.  But you might not have thought about how that wave energy is transmitted across the Pacific and how complex the spatial patterns are that NOAA was modeling.  The map, above, really captures the potential reach of this thing and you can see why Hawaii was wary.  With all of the other stories and photos of damage you may not realize it, but there were severe Tsunami impacts in Chile - see photos 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41 from The Big Picture.

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