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40 Years of Tsunami Research

A Mini-Course Offered by the NU Emeriti Organization and EPL

2022-10-11 18:00:00 2022-10-11 19:30:00 America/Chicago 40 Years of Tsunami Research Throughout Earth's history, few natural phenomena have resulted in such widespread colossal damage and loss of life as tsunamis, caused by volcanos, earthquakes, and--yes--even giant meteor strikes. Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tuesday, October 11
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-11 18:00:00 2022-10-11 19:30:00 America/Chicago 40 Years of Tsunami Research Throughout Earth's history, few natural phenomena have resulted in such widespread colossal damage and loss of life as tsunamis, caused by volcanos, earthquakes, and--yes--even giant meteor strikes. Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Main Library

Community Meeting Room (107)

Throughout Earth's history, few natural phenomena have resulted in such widespread colossal damage and loss of life as tsunamis, caused by volcanos, earthquakes, and--yes--even giant meteor strikes.

Professor emeritus Emile Okal of Northwestern's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has studied the physics and the geology of tsunamis for most of his career--frequently on site, arriving as soon as possible after they strike. This has led him all over the world--from Peru to Samoa, Yemen, and Madagascar. Prof. Okal will introduce us to the causes of tsunamis, how to measure them, and perhaps how we might someday forecast their effects. In the first session (Tuesday, October 11), he will review the general topic of tsunamis: what they are, what they can do (and have done, with specific examples), and what the role of the scientist is in studying them. In the second session (Tuesday, October 18), Prof. Okal will take a close look at several case studies from over the course of his professional career, examining which new facets of science, engineering, and social response each of these events have taught us. Among these: Sumatra 2004 and Japan 2011, but also challenging, less known cases such as Nicaragua 1992 and whatever comes out of our ongoing research into Tonga 2022--which is a very different event from the others, as it involved the largest volcanic eruption in 160 years. At the end of the day, we must ask the question: "Have we become any wiser?"

Readings for this mini-course will be circulated to all registered participants several weeks before the first class session. When you register, by default you will be registered for both class sessions, on October 11 and 18. Attendance of both sessions, though strongly recommended, is not required.

This mini-course is in-person only! Seating in the Community Meeting Room will be socially distanced (at least 3' apart).

About this picture: It shows Prof. Okal on the island of Niuatoputapu (Tonga) during the survey following the 2009 Samoa tsunami. This used to be a palm grove of 15m (50 foot) trees, all felled consistently to the left. In the back, the island of Tafahi. The white band at its bottom documents the stripping of the vegetation by the tsunami, later surveyed at a height of 22 meters (over 70 feet).

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Environment and Ecology |

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Children's Room

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Children's Room

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Temperance Beer Co.
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Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
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Temperance Beer Co

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 16, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

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Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

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Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Children's Room

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sun, Feb 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Rooms B/C

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Main Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 20, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Mon, Feb 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Tue, Feb 21, All day
Main Library

Tue, Feb 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Feb 22, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Feb 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 23, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - All registrants will receive an email with a zoom link and instructions on how to join this class prior to its convening.

Thu, Feb 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Fri, Feb 24, All day
Main Library

Fri, Feb 24, 9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Feb 24, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
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Mon, Feb 27, All day
Main Library

Mon, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 28, All day
Main Library

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Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

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Robert Crown Center - Multipurpose Room B

Tue, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Feb 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)