Paper Published on Surface Current Observations after Tsunami


Paper Published on Surface Current Observations after Tsunami

Lead author Lindsey Benjamin, along with other PacIOOS-affiliated researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi, recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research “The 2011 Tohoku tsunami south of Oahu: High-frequency Doppler radio observations and model simulations of currents.” The sea surface current observations on the south shore of Oʻahu detected oscillatory radial currents following the arrival of the 2011 tsunami, generated by an 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan’s coast. Scientists compared the observations on Penguin Bank with the modeled currents. View the abstract.

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