Modeling Landslide-Induced Tsunamis

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We all know how tsunamis caused by earthquakes and underwater explosions behave, but those caused by landslides have only recently been understood…thanks to glass beads. Researchers can now create an accurate model that can predict the behaviour of landslide-induced tsunamis; their setup consisted of a glass tank, a makeshift water reservoir, a hill of glass beads, and a plastic wall separating the latter two. When the wall is lifted, the beads fall into the water, simulating a landslide. They then study the waves and use that data to create their model. Read full article here

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