bioephemera

Power in the sea

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A visualization from NOAA representing the dissipation of energy from the Chilean earthquake.

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  1. #1 chezjake
    February 27, 2010

    For someone who’s on blogcation, you sure are posting some fascinating stuff. 😉

  2. #2 Comrade PhysioProf
    February 28, 2010

    I wonder what the physical basis for the nonuniformity is? The shape of the ocean floor?

  3. #3 Miriam Goldstein
    March 3, 2010

    CPP: The nonuniformity is caused by constructive & destructive interference of the waves, as well as by the shape of the seafloor. This animation from NOAA shows it really well: http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/chile20100227/20100227Chile.mov

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