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Study Tracks Path of Indian Ocean Tsunami
Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004, scientists have tried to retrace the path of the giant waves to learn how and why the water moved in unexpected directions, even turning corners and producing simultaneous wavefronts coming from different directions. This radio broadcast describes efforts to measure the strength, distance traveled inland, and height of the tsunami, as well as mapping its route. The clip is 4 minutes in length.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Audio:
    • Radio broadcast
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
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Real player or Windows Media player is required
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No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-389
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Publisher: National Public Radio
All Things Considered Radio Series