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