The Physics of Tsunamis



"Physics for Scientists and Engineers", (2004), Serway and Jewett, Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning


"Furious Earth - The Science and Nature of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis", (2000), Ellen Prager, McGraw-Hill Publishing


"The Official Tommy Tsunami and Ernie Earthquake Coloring Book", (1980), Jewell Hermon, Alaska Emergency Services

Web Resources

"Surviving a Tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan"


"The Physics of Tsunamis - The mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation"


"Introduction to Physical Oceanography"


"West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center"

Photo credits

The main photo in the navigation bar courtesy of

All other images are courtesy of the site noted underneath. If no note, it is from Justin Priest

Special Thanks to Mike Diggles of USGS for photo permission.