Tsunami workshop

Tsunami Run-up Prediction for Seaside, Oregon

Friday, May 6, 2011
4:00­‐6:00 pm
Hopkinton Middle High School
297 Park Ave.
Contoocook, NH 03229

Teachers who attend the workshop and then implement EET lessons are eligible for a $120 stipend!

This hands-on workshop will utilize a free GIS tool (Arc Explorer Java Edition for Education-AEJEE) to explore tsunami data and identify potential consequences of a five, fifteen, and twenty-meter sea level rise due to a tsunami run-up on the Oregon coast. Participants will download DEM (digital elevation model) contours
and overlay additional data such as roads and schools to see the potential impact of a tsunami event on transportation, infrastructure, housing, and natural habitat in this region. Users will then plan evacuation routes for two schools in the town of Seaside, Oregon.

Geographic data from the current (Japanese) tsunami will also be explored, and ways to modify the lesson for different geographic areas will be discussed.

The Earth Exploration Toolbook (http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html) is a collection within the National
Science Digital Library that is created and administered by TERC,Inc, through funding from the NSF.

To preview this lesson visit Tsunami Lesson

For more information or to register contact:
Ina Ahern,
Plymouth Regional High School
(iahern@prhs.sau48.org or 603 536-­‐1444 ext 1221)

Bob Woolner,
Hopkinton Middle High School
(rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org or 603 746-­‐4167)

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