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NASA: Two Waves Formed Japan's Destructive Tsunami

NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized "merging tsunami." The tsunami doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power at landfall.

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NASA Earth Observations Investigate the Impact of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

On March 11, 2011, the Great Tohoku Earthquake occurred approximately 70 kilometers off the coast of Japan. This magnitude 9.0 earthquake was closely followed by a massive tsunami that reached 7 meters in height. Using NASA

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Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:20

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DAICHI (ALOS) Operation Completion

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) had been trying to communicate with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "DAICHI" (ALOS) for about three weeks after it developed a power generation anomaly; however, we decided to complete its operations by sending a command* at 10:50 a.m. on May 12 (Japan Standard Time) as we found it was impossible to recover communication with the satellite.

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Fri, 13/05/2011 - 16:57

TeraGrid: Paying it forward in the wake of disaster

While reports vary, some estimate the total cost of Japan's March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at 25 trillion yen, or 330 billion U.S. dollars, making it the most costly natural

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Mon, 02/05/2011 - 12:15

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Japanese Space Commitment Still Strong in Wake of Disaster

Japan’s space budget will take a hit as resources are diverted to recovery efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, but the Japanese government is determined to maintain most space investment efforts, a top Japanese official said April 13.

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Thu, 14/04/2011 - 13:54

Response To Japan's Disaster Relief Efforts

GeoEye has been supporting the relief efforts by providing its satellite imagery of the devastation in northern Japan to relief agencies, governments and the media. On March 11, 2011, GeoEye's order management team began directing the high-resolution satellites to collect color imagery over the Oshika Peninsula. IKONOS captured the first post-earthquake image at 10:36 a.m. local time.

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Tue, 05/04/2011 - 14:54

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake seen from space

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.

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Wed, 30/03/2011 - 14:17

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DubaiSat-1 images help UN efforts in Japan

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST), the UAE’s premier scientific and technology organisation, has provided recent images of Japan from its UAE-owned and operated DubaiSat-1 satellite. The images of the tsunami and earthquake struck cities were provided to the United Nations Platform for

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Tue, 29/03/2011 - 10:39

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RIT researchers help map tsunami and earthquake damage in Japan

Japan needs maps. Not just any kind—detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out, this port is damaged, this farm field is scoured; this one is verdant.

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Tue, 29/03/2011 - 10:32

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Good earth

The massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan recently has given rise to a new phenomenon called a complex mega-

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Mon, 28/03/2011 - 12:57

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