Tsunami Science and Prediction The Dec. 26 earthquake off Indonesia unleashed tsunamis that destroyed coastal regions thousands of miles away, killing more than 100,000 people. We talk about tsunami science and prediction. What do scientists know about tsunamis? How do you predict when they're coming and how big they'll be?
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Sunday's earthquake off Indonesia unleashed tsunamis that destroyed coastal regions hundreds and thousands of miles away, and killed over 100, 000 people. We talk about tsunami science and prediction. What do scientists know about tsunamis? How do you predict when they're coming and how big they'll be?

Guest:

Harold Mofjeld, senior scientist, NOAA/Tsunami Research Program, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, Wash.