“Prof. Jaenichen’s application of graphical design [TsunamiClear] and cognitive variables in the psychology of emergency response helped provide the visual messaging needed for effective maps. Ultimately, the fact that four southern California counties (San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara) are using these similar products addresses a NTHMP Strategic Plan goal of having consistent, accurate, and cost-effective tsunami evacuation products between adjacent communities. There is no doubt in my mind that future generations of Californians living along the coast will be more aware, prepared, and safe from tsunami hazards.”—Rick I. Wilson, Senior Engineering Geologist, California Geological Survey and State of California Science Representative National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

California Geological Survey