Tsunamis

Tsunamis
  1. Describe the major triggers of tsunamis and how they generate waves.
  2. List the major types of tectonic plate boundaries. State which are most likely to generate tsunamis and explain why.
  3. Identify the earthquake and bathymetric properties most likely to contribute to large tsunamis and use them to predict how big a hypothetical tsunami will be.
  4. Describe the major properties of tsunami waves and how they differ from or are similar to deep- and shallow-water wind waves
  5. Describe how tsunamis propagate, and understand the factors that affect their direction and speed.
  6. Describe the various ways tsunamis can manifest themselves near or at shore, and how these effects are influenced by coastal features or source characteristics
  7. Understand the potential long-term effects of tsunamis.