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Scientists look to skies to improve tsunami detection - Phys.Org
When a tsunami forms and moves across the ocean, the crests and troughs of its waves compress and extend the air above them, creating motions in the atmosphere known as internal gravity waves. The undulations of internal gravity waves are amplified as ...
A physicist says blowing up nuclear weapons in the ocean to trigger tsunamis 'would be completely stupid' - Business Insider
But could this fearsome power be harnessed by Russia or other nuclear nations to lob deadly tsunamis against an enemy coastline, as British tabloids recently reported? If you ask a nuclear physicist, you're likely to be laughed out of the room. "It ...and more »
What causes a tsunami? We thought we knew. The energy from a massive uplift of the seafloor caused by subduction – where one tectonic plate slides under another – during an earthquake transmits the force to the water above. Right? Well maybe not.
Tsunamis Could Wipe Out the Remaining 62 Javan Rhinos - Newsweek
After analyzing the large amount of video collected, they determined that only 62 Javan rhinos remain in the wild. These few live in low-lying areas that could be inundated by a tsunami, researchers write in a study describing their findings, published ...
Mysterious 'Planet X' hurtling towards Earth could trigger deadly tsunamis and superquakes in early August ... - The Sun
A SOLAR system on a collision course with Earth is going to destroy much of our planet by causing “superquakes” and tsunamis in August this year, according to bizarre claims. Conspiracy theorists have long thought that “Planet X” and its accompanying ...and more »
Surviving tsunamis: The new pods offering protection - AZFamily
(MEREDITH/AP) -- After earthquakes triggered devastating tsunamis in Asia, a Washington state-based company found a market in Japan selling its survival capsule. Now U.S. customers are showing interest. Jeanne Johnson, tsunami capsule owner: "I see it ...and more »
Tsunami preparedness at risk as National Tsunami Warning Center could face closure - KTUU.com
The U.S. currently has two national tsunami warning centers in operation, one in Honolulu, Hawaii and one in Palmer, Alaska. Both were built in response to earthquakes originating in Alaska, the first in 1946 and the second in 1964. The closure of one ...and more »
Tsunami formation: Study challenges long-held theory - Science Daily
An undisputed fact was that most tsunamis result from a massive shifting of the seafloor -- usually from the subduction, or sliding, of one tectonic plate under another during an earthquake. Experiments conducted in wave tanks in the 1970s demonstrated ...and more »
Seabed seismic sensors would have cut 2011 Japan tsunami toll - New Scientist
A new tsunami warning system could have saved many of the 22,000 people killed by the massive tsunami following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, had it been in place there at the time. That's the message from simulations assessing how the system ...