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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Institution
U.S. Geological Survey at Department of Earth and Space Sciences University of Washington (
U.S. Geological Survey at Department of Earth and Space Sciences University of Washington Box 351310 Seattle WA 98195-1310
Address
U.S. Geological Survey at Department of Earth and Space Sciences University of Washington U.S. Geological Survey at Department of Earth and Space Sciences University of Washington Box 351310
Seattle
Washington
WA 98195-1310
United States
Nationality United States
Tel 206-553-2927
Fax 206-553-8350
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Skills/Expertise Geologist, United States Geological Survey, and affiliate professor, University of Washington. Brian used coastal geology to help discover earthquake and tsunami hazards from subduction in the Cascadia region of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. That work included comparative studies in Alaska, Chile, and Japan. Since the 2004 tsunami, Brian has worked on Indian Ocean shores with scientists from Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka, in part through UNESCO projects on the Makran Subduction Zone. He contributed to the public-safety booklets, “Surviving a tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan,” and "Where the first wave arrives in minutes—Indonesian lessons on surviving tsunamis near their sources." Brian was a Fulbright scholar in Indonesia and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Group(s): IOC , Tsunami , ICG Participants , IOC ICG/IOTWMS
Created: 2009-01-06 Last Updated: 2014-07-30 by Bernardo ALIAGA ROSSEL