• WordNet 3.6
    • n tsunami a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption "a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tsunamis ( tidal waves ) travel as fast as jet planes.
    • n tsunami A great tidal disturbance which may be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or barometric depressions.
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In literature:

Because of unstable sea-bed sediments in the offshore area, local tsunamis (tidal waves) are possible.
"An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken" by Various

In news:

Now officials are issuing a tsunami watch for countries across the indian ocean .
The entire Indian ocean is under a tsunami watch.
The quake hit in the same region as the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
In this month's cover feature, "The One-to-One Tsunami", author Pamela Livingston details the state of one-to-one programs across the country.
LADY GAGA has designed a bracelet, which she's selling on her website to raise money for Japan tsunami and earthquake relief.
Kayakers make tsunami wreckage finds on the wild Olympic coast.
Supermoon coming Saturday, but did not cause the Japan Tsunami.
BBC Trust chair calls events a 'tsunami of filth'.
Food writer and critic Allison Costa shares some of her favorite dishes USC's David Caron explains how tsunamis can affect marine life.
Fukushima tsunami plan a single page.
Six months after a devastating earthquake and the resulting tsunami, Japanese automakers still are feeling the pains of lower production.
There was the tsunami warning complete with road closures and mandatory evacuations, and now, a super storm is terrorizing the East Coast.
Trackers to provide overview of incoming tsunami junk.
Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Strike Japan.
Soccer balls, motorcycles and a million other reminders of the massive tsunami in Japan a year ago are appearing along Alaska's coastlines.

In science:

The sub ject is currently undergoing a resurgence of interest due to recent catastrophic events such as hurricanes, floods, and a particularly deadly tsunami as well as a number of research advances .
Extreme statistics of complex random and quantum chaotic states
The simulations presented in this paper were carried out on the Tsunami Beowulf clusters of the University of Birmingham and the Atlas cluster of the AEI Hannover.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
Specifically, we used femtosecond (fs) two-color pump-probe correlation technique with a low-power (energy/pulse ∼ 0.1 nJ), high repetition rate (∼ 80 MHz) laser system based on a Ti:sapphire (Tsunami, Spectra-Physics) laser having a temporal pulse resolution of 150 fs .
Evidence for Excimer Photoexcitations in an Ordered {\pi}-Conjugated Polymer Film
Constantin, A dynamical systems approach towards isolated vorticity regions for tsunami background states , Arch.
On the Nagumo uniqueness theorem
Camero, “Beyond the Tsunami: Developing the Infraestructure to Deal with Life Science Data” The 4th Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, T. Hey, S.
An Approach to Log Management: Prototyping a Design of Agent for Log Harvesting