How to track Mega-tsunamis and not get our feet wet
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 Tsunami page by Tsunami Tsam

Christopher Columbus suspected the world was round, along with all the other sailors that saw masts, for some reason, sink into the horizon. But Columbus was the only one that convinced the Queen, that if it were round, they'd both get rich.

Now if you want to comprehend how to track mega-tsunamis, do what the Queen did, listen to a new way of thinking. Sorry, no "get rich quick ", but at least you might get to save the castle.

So drop that flat map, grab a globe, you are now in tsunami kindergarten.

Imagine a total water planet. Call it "Water World". There is no land. All the oceans are three miles deep. Sinusoidal water gravity waves travel with out energy loss when the depth is twice their wavelength. It was reported that a steamer had been hit by a 500-mph tsunami only 6 inches high, with a wavelength of one mile, in Deep Ocean. The crew said it sounded like a giant sledgehammer had hit the ship.

But please, set all other tsunami experiences aside. Remember your back in kindergarten.

Imagine now, a global "Water World", three miles deep, calm water, no waves. Splash, a meteor hits at the North Pole. A large wave appears, it forms a circle and proceeds out ward. A series of ringlets appear and follow. In surfer terms, " Here comes a set."The set" proceeds south. As the "set" proceeds, the rings get bigger and bigger. But the waves heights get smaller and smaller, sorry surfers. Imagine ringlets from a stone, dropped in a quiet pond. But imagine these ringlet waves imposed on the top of "Water World", but wrapping around "Water World". It is the same image as hot chocolate syrup running down over an ice cream cone but add ringlets. When the chocolate gets to the ice cream equator it usually starts dripping off on your hand. Gravity pulls the chocolate straight down and off the sphere. But on "Water World", gravity keeps pulling the water into the center. Think with gravity, globally. It is easy to get to this point. The "set" of ringlet waves on "Water World" gets to the equator. But what happens next is a little sticky. They won't drip off like the chocolate. The rings can not get any bigger, and they're not going to stop. They will continue to travel on a curved surface south. If you know next peculiar thing that happens to wave height, you have graduated form tsunami kindergarten. You know how sometimes waves, just because they are traveling on a curved surface, can increase in wave height. Now add back in all you know about tsunamis, and go track them. Tsunami waves can go five miles inland. About one third of the worlds population lives near the coast.

After ring waves pass the equator the rings, wave breadth, gets smaller, and the waves get higher. When waves travel on curved surfaces their wave height and wave breadth alternately go minimum to maximum, like a sea-saw. Surfers like to go sideways, along the breadth of a wave as it breaks. There are times, just because a wave travels on a curved surface, wave breadth is minimized and wave height is maximized. This is the origin of mega tsunamis. Waves that could reach 1000 feet high and you understand why. If you are not sure, for sure, actually do the following experiments. Everyone else can do them in their mind as we go. Real kindergartners just do the chocolate over ice cream experiment.

Experiment #1

Fill a round cake pan with water one inch from the top. Allow all the waves settle. Drop a marble in the center. Watch the ringlets travel out. Watch them reflect of the side and them contract back into the center. Notice if the wave height is inversely proportional to changing ring circumference. Practice dropping the marble into the exact center from different heights. See how many times you can get the rings to reflect back and forth.

Imagine, once the marble hits, someone blows up a balloon under the surface. Imagine these waves traveling on the balloon. Now what happens after the waves get to the outer edge of the pan? Pretend that is the balloons equator. Imagine the waves imploding on the bottom half of the same balloon. Just because they travel on a curved surface the rings get smaller and the waves get higher. Repeat the image in your mind because it is a little harder when we chop it all up to fit on Earth.

Bang on the side of the pan. See the rings generated travel inward, implode then retract outward. Just for fun, Submerge the pie pan in a bigger pan, one-inch below the surface. Bang the pan with the edge of a knife. Do ringlets again appear, imploding to the center? Hold the pan in the air. Whack it so hard the imploding wave flies a drop in the air. When this happens on a water planet, it is called a flying Tsam. It really must have happened one time or another on our water planet. Imagine out at sea a giant ball of water, a million gallons, flies straight up into the air and you know the theory. During extreme global warming the earths surface is 90% water. All the land was once together, Pangia. Punch deep water hard enough and you will get a Tsam at each end, if there is water.

Experiment #2

Take a rubber band and stretch it over the center of a round apple. Or, tie a rubber hose around a basketball. Slowly roll the rubber off. Notice how the rubber gets thicker as the rubber is rolled off. Notice how the rubber gets thicker as the ring gets smaller. There is a conservation of rubber. Thick or thin, the amount of rubber stays the same. The conservation of rubber is the same as wave energy traveling on a curved surface.

Once waves pass the equator in "Water World" they start to get higher, like the rubber gets thicker on the ball.

Let us restart "Water World", no Kevin Cosner, all is quiet. Slice "Water World" in half with a giant piece of glass. Throw half away. Now, through the glass we can view wave height as waves travel. A half size meteor hits "Water half World", and half ringlet waves proceed south. The waves get lowest at the equator and heighten at the South Pole. Draw it, does it look like Diagram #1?

 If you believe in Tsams, draw one in.

See Diagram #1 .

 

 Cut it in half again, notice how wave heights stay the same, wave breadth is decreased by the amount of the cut. Wave energy travels independent of its neighbor but dependent on its surface. Wave energy always travels as an arc on a spherical surface and on Earth. Earth is so big to us. We use flat maps and think like all those people that thought Columbus was out of his mind. We live on a sphere, so to comprehend global wave travel we must think spherically. If you cut "Water World" into 24 sections what would you have? A whole lot of cantaloupe. Yes, slices that can be used to demark global wave travel.

Grab a globe, if you are lucky it already has the same 24 lines we just cut "Water World" into. The globe also has 17 latitudinal rings on it. Ring 0 degrees is the equator. For every 10 degrees of travel North or South there are eight rings each direction. 16 rings, plus the equator is 17 rings. The poles are points, no wave breadth, no ring, all wave height, look for flying Tsams. The changing size of these rings can represent the change in breadth of a wave as it travels north to south and back again in deep water. It also shows wave breadth where the ring lines cross the wave path lines. Waves can travel as a ring or an arc. A wave path can be like a melon slice, only part of the whole melon.

If a meteor hit a pole in "Water World" we could use these Latitudes and longitude lines to track the resultant wave paths. If we could free these lines from the globe we could use them to track waves from a meteor that hit anywhere on "Water World". Just swivel North Pole to point of impact and start tracking.

Hold onto your globe tightly, one just hit North Pole Earth. Look for water on your globe going North to South. Use the path between two longitudes that just pass by Greenland. Pretend Iceland is not there. The longitudes show where it is going. It is heading to Antarctica. The intersections of the latitudes in the path represent the changing wave breadth traveling south. But to track a tsunami that we know now where it is going, we also want to know wave height.

Wave height is inversely proportional to wave breadth and this is why. When water gravity waves travel in water with a depth twice the wavelength, there is no energy loss through travel. All the energy is conserved; there is a conservation of energy. When water gravity waves travel on a sphere there is a cycling of energy form. From a point source of energy for the first 90 degrees of travel, wave height transposes to wave breadth .It reaches an equatorial arc. Then for 90 degrees of wave travel, wave breadth transposes to wave height, the tsunami is borne. At the pole, with no wave breadth, the Tsam is borne. Therefore, for sinusoidal water gravity waves traveling on a sphere with conservation of energy, wave breadth is inversely proportional to wave height. By knowing the final height and weight of a Tsam one can calculate the conserved energy of the wave. This wave travel phenomena should also be true for other types of sinusoidal wave travel like ones from earthquakes. Their resultant sinusoidal waves traveling spherically in the mantle. S-waves travel to the opposite diameter and reflect back a little off epicenter because the world is a little pear shaped. After shocks usually occur many hours after the initial quake and miles away. Traveling at 1000 mph this would take 24 hrs. If this is true there should also be after shocks opposite diameter of a point source quake. But how can we prove that?

Hold fast the globe, another meteor hit North Pole Earth.

This time we have satellites that can measure wave arc, wave height, wave breadth and wave speed. It is traveling between 15 degrees and 30 degrees west, between the same two longitudes. It is going to hit Shackletons base camp, 75 degrees South, Antarctica. At the equator the wave was going 500 MPH, it had a wave breadth of 1000 miles and a wave height of 4 feet. At 500 MPH it will travel the 4500 miles to Antarctica in 9 hours. The latitude on the globe intercepted by the two longitudes is 400 miles long at Antarctica. CHECK OUT FIGURE #1 BELOW.

FIGURE #1

Final wave height DIVIDED BY Initial wave height 4ft.=  Initial wave breadth 1000 miles DIVIDED BY Final wave breadth 400 miles =

Final wave height = 10ft.

Satellites are wonderful!

Imagine putting all the latitudes and longitudes on a clear plastic sphere. Imagine being able to move the grid to anywhere on the globe you want. We can now track any deep water, nautical wave disturbance. Call old North Pole, top dead center or TDC. Call South Pole, bottom dead center or BDC. Call the whole thing, Tsunami path grid, or TP Grid. Longitudes are spaced every 15 degrees around the equator. Latitudes are spaced, starting from the TDC, every 10 degrees to BDC.

Your TP grid is now "not" stuck to the North Pole. We can go anywhere on Earth and bag some "Theoretical Mega Tsunamis". Theoretical because no "Megas" have occurred in modern history. In 1692 there was an earthquake that set the town of Port Royal, Jamaica on fire. Then a Tsunami drowned everyone.

Orient TDS of your TP grid in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, right near Christmas Island. A meteor hits TDC and a set of ringlet waves carry the meteors inertia energy, changed to wave energy, outward. When the waves got to the first latitude they were 10 feet high. Since wave height is inversely proportional to wave breadth we can calculate wave height as the waves get near shore. The Pacific Rim is almost at TP Grids equator. At the TP Grids first 10-degree latitude the longitudes are 400 miles apart, wave height 10 feet. The waves just fit between the longitudes. At the TP Grids equator they are 1000miles apart. Wave height is inversely proportional to wave breadth. See calculations Fig # 2.

Figure #2

Final wave height DIVIDED BY Initial wave height 10ft. = Initial breadth 400 miles DIVIDED BY Final wave breadth 1000mi. =

Final wave height = 4 ft.

These are the same values as Figure #1but we are using the other end of TP Grid.

Wave height off shore would be about 4 feet. This accompanied with normal wave height raise at the beach, there is great surfing today. Remember this wave is a ringlet that has been stretched almost around the entire Pacific Rim. Chocolate is thinnest at ice cream cone equator. Remember this next time your sharing.

Under water landslides can cause tsunamis too. The simplest one to track is one that occurs along the equator because your TP Grid is correctly positioned on your globe. Near Christmas Island exactly on the equator an under water landslide occurs. It is 1000 miles wide and is right between the longitudes. The energy from landslide forms two sets of water gravity waves. One set goes north, the other South. It is called an "equatorial arc wave". This "equatorial arc wave" is dangerous because either way it goes it is in the tsunami phase of travel.

This wave only has to travel 45 degrees to double in size. If it can travel 90-degrees to focus BDC, it could be 1000 feet high. There are allot of places on earth where there are 90 degrees of water travel to make a mega-tsunami. All the wave energy of the two 1000-mile wide waves will focus at two points if they get deep water. Trace between the longitudes going north and south from Christmas Island. Watch out Ross Sea and Alaska. Here comes a pair of tsunamis. Sometimes when an under water landslide occurs the negative half of the sinusoidal wave goes one way and the positive the other. Drop a hockey puck that is one inch submerged in water and figure which wave is the negative half of the sinusoidal wave. The one going in or the one going out. If the slide at the equator was facing Alaska, one can pick up fish off the drained Alaskan Peninsula before they get their feet wet. This happened once in Hilo Hawaii and many drowned when the positive wave hit.

What would be the worst under water landslide, tsunami condition? The one that you are in. What would be one of the worst theoretical under water, landslide, tsunami conditions?

A giant meteor crater, 1000 miles in diameter is half under water and the other half is home to 10,000 people. An earthquake shakes the rim and causes two waves to form, one inward, one outward. Align latitude of TP Grid that matches the arc of the crater because that would be the arc of the initial wave. Remember that every wave on a sphere has an arc unless it has no breadth, it is a point. The outward wave has to travel almost a full diameter to focus at BDC on the grid. It is just a rogue wave eleven thousand miles away broken up by many landmasses. The inner wave has only to go 500 miles to focus on the shore. Could have this been the geology at Port Royal? Remember banging on the pie pan with a knife under water and causing ripples to implode?

Under water volcanoes like meteors cause point source waves that must travel an earth diameter to focus. But underwater faults can cause equatorial-arc waves that only have to travel half diameter to focus. They "start" in the mega-tsunami phase. Sherlock Holmes could probably match known tsunamis to their geographical origins using a TP Grid.

If Wave monitoring satellites are placed over the oceans and designed to measure, (1) wave height, (2) wave breadth, (3) wave arc, and (4) wave speed, one could take this information and using a TP Grid track any tsunami in deep water.

Firstly one would match the arc of the wave with matching latitude on TP Grid. Remember to put BDC to where it is going. An equatorial-arc wave goes on the equator of TP Grid. Follow the londatudes and look for land. By knowing the distance to land with wave speed it is easy to calculate time of arrival. By knowing initial wave height and wave breadth we can calculate wave height in deep water before it hits shore. Initial wave height and breadth are inversely proportional to final wave height and breadth. TP Grid will show the closest latitude to shore, which is final " wave deep-water breadth". Then add in all other tsunami knowledge of waves colliding with the shore. There is one practical quirk at BDC. With no wave breadth, look for Tsams. Bang on a pie pan almost full of water and see if you can get an imploding wave to jump out of the water. That is a home made Tsam.

Mr. Holmes could also apply TP Grid technology to known reoccurring geological disturbances. Tsunamis caused by certain reoccurring disturbances could be pre-tracked. One would only have to wait (1) to see initial wave height and (2) to see if the reoccurrence were in one's lifetime.

Mega- tsunamis terrorize our entire world; there is geological evidence of waves 1000 feet high. Do we need a disaster to generate "the good press" it takes to get major funding to institute a program for "Tracking Satellites Under Nautical And Marine Environments", (T.S.U.N.A.M.I.)? With satellites and a TP Grid there is no more crying "Wolf". We will know when it is time to leave or " get your feet wet".

If Atlas took a giant yank on Earths belt, two giant tsunamis would head out to opposite poles. We would have two frozen flying Tsams. Because that is what happens when you are living on a sphere.

Believe it or not, Tsam.

 

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