2004 Sumatra Earthquake

Kenji Satake, Active Fault Research Center, Active Fault Research Center

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This visualization from Kenji Satake at the Active Fault Research Center in Tsukuba, Japan, highlights the crests and troughs of the tsunami waves as they travel across the Indian Ocean and refract around islands. Also featured is the manner in which the waves and interfere with each other. The red color means that the water surface is higher than normal, while the blue means lower. This animation runs continually.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Fracture Zone, Surface Waters
Topics: Ocean:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Earth surface, Ocean:Physical Oceanography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, GeophysicsKeyword: natural hazards