Deepwater Waves and Tsunami Produced by the Impacts of Small Asteroids

by J. G. Hills, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV

Abstract:

Studies of ocean sediments may be used to determine when coastal areas have been hit by tsunamis in the past. Tsunami debris has been found to be associated with the Cretaceous-Tertiary impact and should be detectable for smaller impacts.



Subject Headings: Tsunamis | Asteroids, comets, and meteoroids | Sea water | Ocean waves | Ocean engineering | Sediment | Coastal environment | Debris

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