Tsunamis, they say, can be deceptive. Out in the deep ocean, travelling at 400 to 500 mph, they may appear on the surface to be nothing more than just a large swell -- like the wake of a large ship. While sensors can estimate the wave's size and power, it's true destructive force doesn't become visible until it reaches shallower water and all that energy is compressed and forced towards the surface. Then it hits, at which point the last place you want to be is on the beach.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Advice to GOPers: Grab Your Deck-Chairs & RUN!
Natural history, from Billmon:
Posted by J.W. Williamson at 11/03/2006 05:32:00 PM