Tsunami B-roll

McCreery: Difference between ocean wave and tsunami wave

Dr. Charles "Chip" McCreery, Geophysicist in Charge, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Explains characteristics of tsunamis & wave sizes



Wave generation, characteristics, recession, inundation




Credit: Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tsunami B-roll Content List

With funding from the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and in collaboration with NOAA Public Affairs, the ITIC produced two informational videos.  The content list for the Tsunami B-roll can be download from the link below.  The product is available upon request from ITIC.

The Tsunami B-Roll (Background Information Video) is a collection of interviews, tsunami science and numerical tsunami propagation animations, and other graphics for use by broadcast media as filler or background footage during a television news presentation or a documentary program.   It may also be useful to emergency managers, educators, and for training.   The subject matter covers the science of tsunamis, the U.S. tsunami warning programs and centres in Hawaii and Alaska, the U.S. Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program, Tsunami Ready preparedness programs, and the ITIC.   The video runs 57 minutes and is available in Beta-SP and DVD format.

Tsunami B-roll

Tsunami B-Roll - Content List
(March 2005)

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U.S. Tsunami Warning Centers in Hawaii and Alaska (B-roll Separate Files)

Richard H. Hagemeyer Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, Hawaii


West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, Palmer, Alaska


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Featured Resources

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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)

A database of Spanish language materials focused on tsunami preparedness.
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Post-Tsunami Survey:
El Salvador Summary Video

Learn the basics of a post-tsunami survey.

TsunamiTeacher USA
Tsunami Basics

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Learn the basics of tsunamis. Available in English and Samoan.

Tsunamis on the Move

Tsunami Awareness Poster

Awareness poster available in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese.


Global Hazard Maps

Posters of Tsunami Sources, Significant Earthquakes and Significant Volcanic Eruptions. Also Tsunami Sources Icosohedron Globe.

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Tsunami, The Great Waves

Available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.


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Tsunami Glossary

Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Bahasa. 



Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.


DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov).

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