UH researcher zeroes in on tsunamis

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HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii researcher is focusing his attention on tsunamis.

Michael Foster is an assistant researcher at the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, and is doing groundbreaking research on the measurement of tsunami waves in the open ocean.

According to KITV-TV (http://is.gd/jjp0Sn), Foster believes the deployment of advanced GPS devices on board cargo ships could provide more accurate tsunami data in the aftermath of powerful earthquakes.

Foster's research comes at a time when the Obama administration is considering a $1 million funding cut to the tsunami warning system, which relies on 39 deep-ocean buoys to transmit data on seismic events throughout the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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Information from: KITV-TV, http://www.kitv.com/index.html

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