THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ON-LINE, INTERACTIVE, TSUNAMI-INFORMATION RESOURCE

Benjamin Cook, Catherine Petroff

Abstract


Tsunami! (http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/welcome.html) is a WWW site developed at the University of Washington with collaborative support from the global tsunami research community. The site originated as an on-line documentation of the 1994 East Java tsunami survey. The field survey documentation was developed to serve as a prototypical WWW resource whose form can be amended and improved upon for future on-line tsunami survey documentation. Educational and hazard mitigation resources were added to the site to provide the general public with an on-line source of tsunami information. The site's content and interface design were strongly influenced by the wide range of network connections and browser applications utilized by the target audience.

Keywords


tsunami; online resource; online site development

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