Tsunami Infographics – Best Of The Web

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Is the tsunami a maritime news story? Should gCaptain be providing coverage and at what level? These are some of the questions gCaptain editors have been facing since our founder’s town, Morro Bay California, was partially evacuated last night.

Our decision was to give the matter some time and solicit an article about the effects of tsunami’s on ships, possible including a sea story or two. Until that happens, however, we wanted to share one of our favorite aspects of environmental disaster… infographics.

Wikipedia tells us that “Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly[1], such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information.” But more clearly they can be described as the amazing drawings newspapers and magazines use to lure in readers.

So here are the best examples of infographics to help you learn more about tsunami’s and Tidal Waves. Click on the images for the full sized versions. Enjoy!

Yesterday’s Tsunami – Samoa

Somoan Tsunami

The Threat Of Tsunami Waves To San Francisco, California

Threat Of Tsunami Waves to California

The Asian Tsunami Explained – NYTimes

Asian Tsunami - Deadly Waves

What Causes A Tsunami

How A Tsunami Wave Forms

The Making Of Tsunami Waves

How High Is A Tsunami Wave?

Height Of Tsunami Wave

USAToday’s Natural Disaster Map

Natural Disaster Map

International Tsunami Graphics

NOAA’s DART Tsunami Warning Buoy System

Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting Of Tsunamis (DART) Infographic

*Ugly But Effective Infographics

Indonesia’s Tsunami Warning System

Towering Tidal Waves

Towering tidal waves

*Infographic Tsunami Videos

Tsunami Infographic – The Movie

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