Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tohoku earthquake - the tsunami

Finally, I am getting to the tsunami.

I'll be presenting some of the images that I find most impressive, although not too much in the way of photos or videos.

The figure above shows the maximum tsunami amplitudes forecast (i.e., predicted, not observed) by the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) Center for Tsunami Research using the MOST (method of splitting tsunamis) model.

The scale saturates in Japan (I'll look for a higher resolution image for the near epicenter effects), is about 0.5 meters in Hawaii. 0.25 meters on the west coast of the U.S., and about 0.1 meters on the west coast of South America.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing !!
    A high rez image would be better. Please post.


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