Hypothetical tsunami wave behavior along California coastline

Animation depicts what a hypothetical tsunami wave would look like as it approaches a coast.

Detailed Description

The simulation shows tsunami wave behavior along the northern California coastline, looking northeast. For visualization purposes, tsunami wave amplitude is exaggerated and 2.5 hours of elapse time has been compressed into 30 seconds of animation time. Resonance within harbors and estuaries is not shown, but it is another important aspect that contributes to the persistence of tsunami waves.


Image Dimensions: 622 x 282

Location Taken: US