Many people are familiar with the shaking experience of earthquakes, but very few people have experienced a tsunami---even a small one. Can we safely watch miniature tsunami waves and learn something about wave propagation? Breaking waves at the beach are a familiar sight and the basis for wave knowledge for most people. Tsunami waves are not a gigantic vertical wall of water that crashes directly onto land, but that persistent notion captures our fascination and awe. While few of us have seen tsunami waves, the pictures of the destruction left behind when the water recedes amply portray the hazards. Public...

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