Jeremy Bernstein on Tsunamis

From the BBC, the tsunami strikes.

One of my favorite scientist-writers is physicist Jeremy Bernstein. On the New York Review of Books blog on March 14 he posted a primer on tsunamis. It is worth reading.

I find this image stunning:  the black water pouring onto the roadway.  I couldn’t find the video footage from which this comes.  A lesson repeatedly unlearnt: one should bookmark everything….