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The American Geological Institute, the American Geophysical Union and the Seismological Society of America in association with the Congressional Hazards Caucus Alliance and in Cooperation with the Congressional Hazards Caucus Invite You to a Public Briefing on

Earthquakes & Tsunamis:
What Happened in Japan and What It Means for the U.S.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Senate Visitor Center 202-203
1:00PM – 2:30PM

Invitation Flyer

The Congressional Hazards Caucus is led by Co-Chairs: Senators Mary Landrieu, Lisa Murkowski, and Ben Nelson and Representative Zoe Lofgren


Agenda

Speakers:

David Applegate, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey
USGS's Role in Earthquake Hazard Reduction: Summary of the Japanese Earthquake (PDF)

Jenifer Rhoades, Tsunami Program Manager, National Weather Service
NOAA's Role in Tsunami Monitoring and Warning: Summary of the Japanese Tsunami (PDF)

Dale Lehman, Vice President, URS Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD
Infrastructure Recovery After a Natural Hazard: Rapid Response and First Steps (PDF)

Tim Canty, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
Plumes over the Pacific: Will Japanese Radiation Reach the U.S.? (PDF)



Contributed by Dana Thomas, AAPG/AGI Spring 2011 Intern.

Posted March 23, 2011

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