Slides & Tsunami
Scientists know that large underwater landslides can cause massive tsunamis. Could such tsunami wreak havoc on coastal communities?
How might a weird gas-ice mixture that burns, found in the sediments of the sea floor, play a role?
Visitors to the Ocean Institute simulate underwater landslides that generate tsunamis in the Institute's Tsunami Research Tank.
Dr. Neal Driscoll studies the sea floor evidence for underwater landslides.
A killer tsunami
Slopes & bathymetry
Tools & instruments
Online photo mosaic
Wave tank video
Hydrothermal vent video
Flaming methane hydrate
Image courtesy Gerhard Bohrmann, GEOMAR
Bathymetric map, North Pacific
Basemap courtesy National Geophysical Data Center
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