Impact-generated Tsunamis: an Over-rated Hazard

  title={Impact-generated Tsunamis: an Over-rated Hazard},
  author={Henry J. Melosh}
Introduction: A number of authors [1, 2] have suggested that oceanic waves (tsunami) created by the impact of relatively small asteroids into the Earth's oceans might cause widespread devastation to coastal cities. If correct, this suggests that asteroids > 100 m in diameter may pose a serious hazard to humanity and could require a substantial expansion of… CONTINUE READING