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Please type your first name. Don't forget to capitalize it!OK, now think: What do you want to know about oceanography, tsunamis or climate change? Ask away!What if you could ask a second question? What would you ask?What if you could ask a THIRD question? What would you ask? (optional)
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Kingston SuWhats the biggest tsunami? We may have not seen the biggest tsunami yet.Was the japan tsunami the biggest? No. Actually the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami is bigger that the 2011 Japan tsunami. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed about 230,000 people, while 2011 Japan tsunami killed about 20,000 people.
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NoahHow much do the machines tell you about the climate? Machines can tell us many things of the climate, like the extreme weather and natural disasters.How many Tsunamis have you located? In the last 15 years, we have located about 20 tsunamis. Many of them are small, not destructive and no body noticed them.
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Oscarhow do tsunamis happen? Most tsunamis are gnerated by submarine earthquakes. In addition, volcanoes and landslides also generate tsunamis.what is your last name? My last name is Song.
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RobertWhat was the biggest tsunami ever recorded. The biggest tsunami ever recorded is the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
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Helen panCan you warn people before a tsunami in time? Yes, we are developing a tsunami early warning system.Can you tell what time a tsunami will strike? No, we can not tell when a tsunami will strike. However, because most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes. Once we know the earthquake, we can make tsunami early warning from the earthquake information.
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SeanHow long does it take for the tsunami warning process take? It can take about 5 to 10 minutes to issuing tsunami early warning after an earthquake.When was the tsunami warning machine created? There are many machines to detect tsunamis. NASA is making a new system to detect tsunamis from space.
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YeshuaHow does your machine detect tsuniams ? My machine uses GPS system to detect tsunamis.How long does it take to detect a tsunami? It takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
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MichelleWhat tools do you use? We use satellites, computers, and iphones.Do you know when it happens? Most of the times, yes. Because most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes.
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MaryssaWhy are tsunamis so big and strong? Because the ocean is the largest and deepest water on Earth, and the earthquake is the largest force on Earth. So when an earthquake strikes the ocean, it generates a big and strong tsunami.What disasters do you have over there? We study other disaters too, like hurricanes, widefiles, floods and storms.why do you study about disasters? We want to make the earth safer for the world.
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Paul LeeAre you people going to improve your machines in the future? Yes, exactly.How many days or yearsto make a machine? It takes many yeas in research and development.
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AnnaI want know where do shark live in the ocean? Usually, they live in the deep ocean. But sometime, they come to coast.I want to ask you that where are jelly live in the ocean? Jellyfish are found all over the world, from surface waters to the deep sea.I what to ask do ocean have an earthquake? Yes, they called submarine earthquakes.
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DesireeHow bad can they be? Earthquake and tsunamis can kill people.How can you alert them on the ocean? We use satellite signals to alert people on the ocean.How far can a tsunami go? Tsunami can cross the ocean. FOr example, a Japan tsunami can travel to California in 10~11 hours.
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RyanHow bad can they be? Earthquakes and tsunamis can kill people.How can you alert them on the ocean? We use satellite signals to alert people on the ocean.
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JOSHUAis it true that you can survive a tsunamis? Yes, as long as you run to the higher ground before the tsunami stike tot he coast.if you were in the water will you survive. No for most cases. Only if you are in the deep ocean.
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HilaryAround when do you believe you could know when theres a disaster? If so why?We still don't know most of the disasters becasue they can occur anytime and anywhere.What disasters have you studied? I studies tsunamis and storms.
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NicholasHaw do tsunamis form and move to shour. Tsunamis form by something disturbed the ocean, like earthquakes and volcanoes. The disturbed ocean surface form bi waves to the shore.How is the climate in the middle of the sea? The climate in the middle of the sea is alo warming from our measurements.haw do you now if a tsunamis are coming. We use ocean instruments to detect the tsunami.
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EleanaI want to know why we care tsunamis. We want to predict tsunamis and to avoid them for saving lives.Can you tel how people die from tsunamis? They can be drawn by the flood of ocean water.why the tsunamis sometime have sometime not have? Excellent question. That depends on how the earthquake strike to the ocean. Usually, big earthquakes cause tsunamis. Smaller earthquakes do not generate tsunami.
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April BalderamosDo you like your job? Yes.whats the biggest tsunami you have heard of? The biggest tsunami I heard is the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
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SusieHave you seen a tsunami in person? No.
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ZAMINwhat happens when a earthquake comes in the ocean? It can generate a tsunami.if a tsunami comes how high is the water going to go up in the air. In the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the highest wave was measured 60 meters. In the 2011 Japan tsunami, the highest water is about 40 meters. They are higher than trees or 4~5 levels of buildings.how dangers is a Japanese tsunami and how bad is the china earthquake? Japan can have many tsunamis because they are islands in the earthquake-active ocean. China is a big country with a lot of people, so an earthquake can kill many people.
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RaymondWhy is tsunamis happening? Becasuse under the ocean, there are many active earthquakes. Those earthquakes can generate tsunamis.How does the Earth shake? Earth is consist of many pieces of plate, called techtonics. Once a piece of plate slip from another plate suddenly, an earthquake occurs and shakes the ground.
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