• Time: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Date: Thursday 25 January 2018
  • Location: Level 8 Seminar Rooms, School of Earth and Environment
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: General public
  • Faculty: Science and Technology
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A talk hosted by the Yorkshire Local Centre of the Royal Meteorological Society. This talk will be given by David Williams, a PhD student at the University of Liverpool.

A meteotsunamis is a wave that behaves just like an earthquake-generated tsunami, but is created by the atmosphere. Normally less than a metre high and unnoticeable, they can grow as large as a double decker bus, destroying boats and seriously injuring or killing people.

In this talk, David will focus on how meteotsunamis have affected the UK and Western Europe in the past, how much we currently understand them and the hurdles we must overcome to predict them in the future.

The talk will begin at 7pm, but please join us at 6.30pm for refreshments!

Please email yorkshire@rmets.org for more information.