The Power of the Sea Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict, Disasters

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The Power of the Sea Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict, Disasters

AUTHORS: Bruce Parker

PUBLISHED DATE

August 2011

RESOURCE

When the sea turns its enormous power against us, our best defense is to get out of its way. But to do that we must first be able to predict when and where the sea will strike. If the Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004 could have been predicted, 300,000 lives would not have been lost. If the 30-foot storm surges that have ravaged the coasts of Bangladesh and India over the centuries could have been predicted, millions would not have perished.