Two Meteotsunamis Form on Lake Michigan

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, May 18, 2018


NOAA said that two meteotsunamis developed on Lake Michigan on April 13.

A meteotsunami is a tsunami-like wave of meteorological origin. Meteotsunamis are generated when rapid changes in barometric pressure cause the displacement of a body of water.

Meteotsunamis are restricted to local effects because they lack the energy available to significant seismic tsunami.

Thunderstorms pushed across Lake Michigan back in April and was the cause of the meteotsunamis.



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