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Poster for June 23, 2022 lecture: NOAA's Tsunami Warning System.

Lecture: NOAA's Tsunami Warning System

Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00pm PDT

We hope you can join this lecture — part of the monthly lecture series, You Don't Know What You Don't Know!

This month, we dive into the world of tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean's 'Ring of Fire," as Dave Snider teaches us about NOAA's Tsunami Warning System!

Dave Snider is a Tsunami Warning Coordinator at NOAA’s National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. In that role, he works with "tsunami-ologists" to ensure that NOAA’s detection and forecasting of tsunami events are clearly coordinated through NOAA’s National Weather Service and Emergency Alert Systems.

Before becoming a Tsunami Warning Coordinator, he received his BS in Aeronautics with a concentration in Meteorology from Saint Louis University and spent 25 years as an award-winning weather broadcaster and social media worker in Colorado, North Carolina, Missouri, and Alaska, giving the public and decision-makers important safety information during blizzards, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, and tornado outbreaks.

Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of the month — and please feel free to share the series with others in the professional spill planning, response, and environmental science communities.