Forecasting all aspects of tsunamis

Seafloor observations provide significant advantages for tsunami research and forecast

 The research aims to forecast all aspects of tsunamis using real-time data from S-net and DONET. Questions include: When will a tsunami arrive? How big will a tsunami be? How long will a tsunami last? How much damage will a tsunami cause?

Research utilizing MOWLAS observations
Tsunami monitor for the 2016 Fukushima earthquake

Tsunami monitor is designed to display changes in water pressure in real time. This visualization of seafloor measurements helps intuitively recognize tsunami generation and propagation.

Simulation of the tsunami

Simulation of the tsunami from the 2016 Fukushima earthquake

Red and blue colors denote positive and negative water levels, respectively. Our system automatically calculates near-shore and transoceanic tsunami propagation when receiving earthquake information.