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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A Couple of Thoughts Concerning Yesterday's Tsunami in Japan
After all that Japan has gone through, never have I been so glad to see a tsunami that looked like the one below:
I imagine that tsunami-forecasting oceanographers yesterday had the same feeling of relief that meteorologists have when we issue a tornado watch and a tornado warning and there is nothing but a single weak tornado in the middle of nowhere -- but, that tornado is photographed by 30 storm chasers, thus validating the scientific accuracy of the forecast.
Congratulations, tsunami forecasters. So glad the waves were weak.