Career of the Month: An Interview With Tsunami Researcher Vasily Titovby: Megan Sullivan

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When the Indian Ocean tsunami struck Sumatra in 2004, nations around the world were shocked to learn that tsunamis, though rare, are a major threat to people and property. Tsunami researchers investigate these natural disasters in an attempt to forecast the threats they pose and avoid catastrophic damage. Through his work, tsunami researcher Vasily Titov helps save lives from the potentially devastating effects of tsunamis.

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Publication Date
4/1/2010

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  • on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:35 AM

The scientist in this article has the following advice for students...."follow your passion and make a difference". This is very true, because having a job you love can make all the difference in what you achieve. His research in tsunamis has saved hundreds, maybe thousands of lives. This general advice to students is invaluable.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:15 AM

This article was written after the tsunami that struck Sumatra in 2004. At that time people became aware of the horrific danger to lives and property that a tsunami can produce. This article is of even greater significance after the tsunami that destroyed and moved the island of Japan this past year. Reading about what this gentleman does and how important his job is might inspire students interested in Earth Science and current events to learn more about what scientists can or need to accomplish in this field.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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