Lecture 19: Breaking waves, tsunami & tides 
Lecture 19: Breaking waves, tsunami & tides
by UCLA / Edwin Schauble
Video Lecture 19 of 27
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Date Added: December 5, 2010

Lecture Description

November 9, 2009

Waves can’t transport energy as efficiently in shallow water
When Do Waves Break?
Why Do Waves Break at the Shore?
Tsunami
Tsunami Locations
Tsunami crossing the Bay of Bengal
The Banda Aceh Tsunami
Detecting tsunami in the open ocean
TOPEX/Poseidon and Tsunami
How does a tsunami cause harm?
Tsunami waves come to shore
Is California at Risk?
Minimizing Tsunami Damage
Preventing Tsunami Damage
Tides
Earth-Moon-Sun System
Tides are caused by the gravity of the Moon and Sun acting on Earth and its ocean.
Phases of the Moon

Lecture Notes: Lecture 19: Waves and Tides

Course Index

Course Description

In this course, Prof. Edwin Schauble gives 27 video lectures on Introduction to Oceanography. This class provides a general introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and history of Earth's global oceanic system.

Prerequisites
•High school science background
– Math: algebra & geometry, graphs
– Metric units
– Geography: maps, Earth's major features, longitude & latitude
– Chemistry: elements, atoms, molecules, chemical equations
– Physics: matter, density, waves, velocity, energy, gravity
– Biology: genus, species, evolution, plants & animals

Original Course Name: Earth & Space Science 15: Introduction to Oceanography.

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