Second Generation of Tsunami Inundation Maps for California

The second generation of tsunami inundation maps for the State of California were released on December 17, 2009 at a press conference at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California. The maps are a product of a collaboration between the Tsunami Research Center, California Emergency Management Agency and California Geological Survey. A link with a list of coastal counties with available maps to download can be found here.

The simulations that provided the inundation data for the maps were performed by Professor Aggeliki Barberopoulou. Inquiries regarding the simulations or the production of the maps can be directed to Professor Barberopoulou (barberop at For general questions regarding map production, methodology you may contact the Director Professor Synolakis and Professor Barberopoulou.

The inundation mapping project of the State of California was featured on the cover article of EOS transactions of the American Geophysical Union published on April 21, 2009.

A. Barberopoulou, J.C. Borrero, B. Uslu, N. Kalligeris, J.D. Goltz, C.E. Synolakis and R.I. Wilson,(2009), New Maps of California to Improve Tsunami Preparedness, invited feature article, EOS Transactions AGU, 90 (16), 137-138. Click here for the article.

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