This World-Wide Web site was originally developed in 1995 by Benjamin
Cook while he was a master's student in the Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University
of Washington. Developmental support was provided by the people and organizations
acknowledged below. The site is currently hosted by the Department
of Earth and Space Systems' WWW server.
- Visualization Lab at the
Locke Computer Center
- Technical support for this project was provided by C&C Visualization
Lab at the Locke Computer Center, University of Washington.
- National Science Foundation
- Funding for Mr. Cook's East Java tsunami survey expenses
was provided by the National Science Foundation.
- U.S. Department of
- Funding for Tsunami! 's development has been provided by the U.S.
Department of Defense, through the National
Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program that generously
supported Mr. Cook's graduate study and research.
- Dr. Bernard, Director of the Pacific Marine Environmental
Laboratory, provided advice and encouragement during the formative
stages of Tsunami! 's development.
- Frank Gonzalez
- Dr. Gonzalez, an oceanographer at the Pacific Marine Environmental
Laboratory, offered valuable input on Tsunami! 's content.
- Samuel Herschbein
- Many Macintosh-related computer questions were answered by
Samuel Herschbein, the software engineer for Department of Bioengineering
at the University of Washington.
- Runup data presented in the East Java tsunami survey section
have been provided by Dr. Imamura, who also offered encouragement
and suggestions on the development of Tsunami!
- Dr. Jaffe provided the 1995 East Java tsunami survey images
and captions presented in the East Java tsunami survey section.
- Daniel McCrumb
- Mr. McCrumb, a graduate student in the Department of Geology
at the University of Washington, developed the case studies presented
in the "Survey of Great Tsunamis" section.
- Ronald Nece
- As a member of Mr. Cook's Master's Advisory Committee, Dr.
Nece offered many helpful suggestions that enhanced both the
presentation and content of Tsunami!
- Catherine Petroff
- As the Chairman of Mr. Cook's Master's Advisory Committee,
Dr. Petroff provided much-appreciated guidance throughout Tsunami!
- Damage data presented in the East Java tsunami survey section
were provided by Mr. Prasetya, who offered Mr. Cook much encouragement
on the development of Tsunami!
- Nobuo Shuto
- Dr. Shuto of the Disaster Control Research Center at Tohoku
University in Japan provided many of the superb animations available
- Dennis Sigrist
- Dennis Sigrist, former acting Director of the International
Tsunami Information Center, supplied the information on tsunami
hazard mitigation and the tsunami warning system.
- Bill Steele, the University of Washington's Seismology Laboratory
Coordinator, provided beneficial input on Tsunami!'s content
- Mr. Cook's interest in the development of an on-line, interactive,
tsunami-information resource was stimulated by several conversations
that Dr. Synolakis and he had during the summer of 1994 concerning
the production of a multimedia documentation of the East Java
- Mr. Cook's interest in tsunamis stems directly from the exposure
to tsunami research he got while working for Dr. Yeh as an undergraduate
research assistant at the University of Washington. Dr. Yeh also
provided funding through the NSF that allowed him to participate
in the 1994 East Java tsunami survey.