How volcanic eruptions cause tsunamis
http://www.agu.org/news/press/jhighlight_archives/2004/jh021704.html#9

Phil Watts, C. F. Waythomas, AGU


This study investigates the effect of pyroclastic flows on tsunami generation. The authors analyzed several possible mechanisms that occur when the particle rich flows encounter water and conclude that the volume and density of the basal flow has a close correlation with the wave's amplitude and wavelength, which can be used to model the water movement in lakes, bays and oceans.


Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards