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CLIP 14058

Tsunami destruction

Tsunami destruction
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Key Info
  • Tsunami destruction
  • Duration: 02:17
  • Professor Iain Stewart explains why tsunami waves can be so much more destructive than ordinary storm waves. Detailed computer imagery is used to explain the formation of a tsunami wave and how they are so powerful and unstoppable once they reach land causing chaos and devastation. First broadcast on 'Ten things you didn't know about...Tsunamis' on BBC4 in January 2008.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Natural Hazards: Tectonic Activity

  • Keywords: Storm, tsunami, waves, destruction, boxing, day, 2004, Iain Stewart, computer imagery, tenthingsyoudidntknowabout
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful for generating ideas about how tsunami waves differ to those of normal storm waves.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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