Orphan Tsunami: Megathrust Earthquakes in the Pacific N.W.

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Link to Resource: https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/orphan_tsunami_megathrust_earthquakes_in_the_pacific_nw
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Summary:"This simplified animation illustrates both the subduction-zone processes that lead to a """"""""ghost forest"""""""" as well as the evidence that scientists collected to determine that the Pacific Northwest has had many great earthquakes and tsunamis in the past, and will again inthe future. This is based on the work of Brian Atwater who published his findings in the book """"""""The Orhpan Tsunami of 1700."""""""""
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-3; HS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Stability and change
Subjects: 9-12; animation; british columbia; california; canada; earth; earth science; earthquake; geoscience; hazards; high school; japan; natural hazards; oceans; oregon; plate tectonics; tsunami; united states; washington
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