Tallest Man-Made Tsunami|
scientists experiment with the World's tallest man-made Tsunami to determine the
power and behavior of it.
seabed to crest,the 8 feet tall sea-wave(made artificially) is the world's tallest
man -made Tsunami as per the Japanese Scientists at Port and Airport Research
Institute's Tsunami Research Centre,Yokosuka,Japan.
a narrow concrete tank which is slightly longer than a
football field a gaint vertical slab lurches forward,
creating a wave. Then the impact of such a wave is observed.
Travelling at 25 miles per hour the wave pounds into a
4 inches thick woden wall,tossing table, bookshelf and
mannequin into the air before sweeping them away.
now the scientists are studying the impact level. As per
Mr.Taro Arikawa, the project leader of the demonstration,
"The bigger the tsunami we make the more accurately
we can reproduce its actual destructive power."
also thinks - by determining the power and the behavior of a tsunami the scientists
hope to devise better seawalls and more precise evacuation plans for coastal communities
at risk of a direct hit.
type of safety measures in advance if could have been made it might have made
difference in saving life and lives in the Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami in
December,2004 that killed nearly 1,80,000 people and also left another 50.000