Boffins from NASA and Ohio State University have discovered that the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was a so-called ‘merging tsunami’. Merging tsunami data from two satellites. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ohio State University (click to enlarge) The idea of a merging tsunami, where two or more wave fronts join to form a …
Is it really a 1 in 10 million chance that we saw this? I'd like to see the derivation of that number.
These one-in-a-million chance thingies keep happening about one time in ten; million is the new ten.
It's not like they've observed 5million tsunami waves to get a 50% chance of recording one, as would be with the old, big, millions.
Does this mean it is more or less awesome than a double rainbow?
Well, that really depends on whether you are 'merkin or British.
Double tsunami, man. Double tsunami, look at that. Wow, man. The colors are so beautiful...
Well, maybe nukes have some uses then...
Perhaps changing the undersea topology would act to prevent this type of tsunami being able to be come about.
The satellites just happened to be there? Not at all caused as part of an experiment going disastrously wrong then.
Japan was hit by a tsumani in the early 1900's, it flattened a very, very large area. To build a nucleur power station knowing that was pure folly, it was the most stupid thing to do. This was predictable, and they should be held to account for being so stupid