Meteorological Tsunamis

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Time: 19:00 - 20:00


School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT


SPEAKER | David Williams, PhD Student in the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Liverpool.

ABSTRACT | A meteotsunami is a wave that behaves just like an earthquake-generated tsunami, but is created by the atmosphere. Normally less than a metre high and unnoticeable, they can grow as large as a double decker bus, destroying boats and seriously injuring or killing people.

In this talk, David will focus on how meteotsunamis have affected the UK and Western Europe in the past, how much we currently understand them and the hurdles we must overcome to predict them in the future.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Free to attend. Non members are welcome.

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