GLY Topic 21

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Data transmitted from tsunami detection buoys are used to
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Modify tsunami propagation models
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In which ocean basin is tsunami monitoring less important than the others?
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Atlantic Ocean
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Tsunami detection buoys are connected to a seafloor device that measures
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Pressure fluctuations on the sea bottom
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The shoreline always drops below low tide level before a tsunami comes ashore
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False
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The first tsunami detection buoy was deployed in what year?
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1995
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An October 2010 earthquake and tsunami on the Sumatra coast resulted in no loss of life because of newly installed tsunami warning systems
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False
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Increasing vegetation along the shoreline and near shore can mitigate tsunami energy as it comes ashore
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True
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Tetrapods and hexapods are _______ and ________ pronged concrete structures used to mitigate tsunami energy
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four, six
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The operational center of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is in what city?
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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An additional tsunami warning center for some North Pacific tsunami is centered in
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Palmer, Alaska
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Forecasts of tsunami heights are more accurate than tsunami arrival times
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False
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This Pacific rim country has probably engineered and deployed the most systems for the mitigation of tsunami
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Japan
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There were no tsunami detection buoys deployed in the Indian Ocean when the 2004 Sumatra tsunami hit
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True
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The first tsunami crest is always the largest one
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False
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The acronym for the deep-ocean tsunami detection system is
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DART

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