Earthquakes & Tsunamis: What Happened in Japan and What It Means for the U.S.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Senate Visitor Center 202-203
1:00PM – 2:30PM

Invitation Flyer

The Congressional Hazards Caucus is led by Co-Chairs: Senators Mary Landrieu, Lisa Murkowski, and Ben Nelson and Representative Zoe Lofgren


Agenda

Speakers:

David Applegate, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey
USGS's Role in Earthquake Hazard Reduction: Summary of the Japanese Earthquake (PDF)

Jenifer Rhoades, Tsunami Program Manager, National Weather Service
NOAA's Role in Tsunami Monitoring and Warning: Summary of the Japanese Tsunami (PDF)

Dale Lehman, Vice President, URS Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD
Infrastructure Recovery After a Natural Hazard: Rapid Response and First Steps (PDF)

Tim Canty, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
Plumes over the Pacific: Will Japanese Radiation Reach the U.S.? (PDF) 


Contributed by Dana Thomas, AAPG/AGI Spring 2011 Intern.

Posted March 23, 2011

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