What is a tsunami? Tsunamis are destructive natural events that create extremely high storm surge and large waves causing large amounts of erosion, and extensive inundation jeopardizing structures and people along the nation's coastlines where these events can occur. This interactive online course will provide information about the magnitude of tsunami loads, tsunami evacuation shelters, and important issues regarding the placement of structures on tsunami-prone coastlines. Case studies will be included to illustrate techniques that are known to improve building survival of tsunamis.
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