Killer Waves in Nature
Firstly, let us learn about some big waves in general. These are often called “Rogue Waves”. Look at the following website to answer the following questions on Rogue Waves..
Describe what are rogue waves
Explain what wave action is responsible for producing rogue waves
Explain how the height of the rogue wave is related to the wind speed. If the wind speed increased from 40 knots to 60 knots write down what you would predict the wave height for the rogue wave to increase by.
Now look at these websites to learn about how many super tanker ships have been sunk by the deadly rogue waves.
Tsunamis are a special type of wave that is often initiated many kilometres
from the coastline. Thousands of lives have been lost by the ‘killer
waves’ generated by Tsunamis.
This website provdes an animation showing how Tsunamis are produced
Describe what are Tsunamis and how they are produced
Reflect on your research findings. Write some conclusions that you would use if you were a scientist working on studying Tsunami behavior. If you were the government what would you do to plan for the possible event of a Tsunami? What would be your recommendations?
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