The Physics of Tsunamis

University of Washington Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

This site from the University of Washington includes a Quicktime movie that shows the propagation of the earthquake-generated 1960 Chilean tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. The page also describes the physics of tsunamis through several exploration questions.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Fracture Zone, Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Ocean:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Physical Oceanography, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Earth surfaceKeyword: natural hazards