Monday, August 8, 2011

Satellite Imaging shows Tohoku Tsunami caused iceberg calving in Antarctica

The Tohoku Tsunami that is known for the damage it caused in Japan in March 2011 has been found to also caused iceberg calving in Antarctica.  Satellite imaging was used to follow the progress of the tsunami waves all the way down to Antarctica where the consistency of the 1 foot waves was still enough to cause icebergs to break off the Sulzberger shelf.  Often there are calving events and then scientists try to figure out the cause, but for the first time they were able to prove that tsunami waves are one cause of iceberg calving.

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