(NOAA) According to scientists, tsunamis produce "internal gravity waves" in the atmosphere — waves of energy that ripple up through the sky.
Satellites Use Ripples in Space to Detect Tsunamis
AUGUST 06, 2010Michael Reilly, Discovery News
Tsunamis are born in the violent interaction of two simple ingredients: rock and water. Outer space would seem like the last place to put an instrument designed to detect one of these potentially devastating waves.
But a new study proposes to do just that, using global positioning system (GPS) satellites already in orbit.
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This research is being done by a team at the Institute of Geophysics of Paris: www.ipgp.fr