||La Palma Tsunami
The mega-hyped tidal wave story
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|The list of scientific organisation with contra-evidence now includes:|
|*||Canarian Volcanic Institute|
|*||Southampton Oceanography Centre|
|*||The Tsunami Society|
|*||Charles L. Mader, Tsunami expert|
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|Technical University Delft, Netherlands|
|In September 2006 a team of research scientists at the highly regarded Dutch Technical University at Delft published the findings of their research into the La Palma Tsunami phenomenon.|
The report is devastatingly critical of all aspects of the BBC Horizon program and the scientific information that it was reportedly based upon.
|Download Dutch language pdf version of their report|
|pdf report (448Kb)|
|This article has just recently been brought to my attention and I am currently trying to obtain an English translation.|
The report states:
- 'La Palma has a very stable construction.'
- 'The island has an abundance of obstacles which would prevent any block from sliding quickly'
- 'Any block would break into pieces'
- They modelled the island, but 'whatever they tried they couldn't generate a significant tsunami'
- they even modelled the island higher and steeper but still couldn't get La Palma to slide into the sea.
- 'the so-called steam-kettle effect was modelled, but simply blew some steam out through the top of the ridge but excerpted no lateral pressure. (Needed by Ward/Day/McGuire to kick-start the rock-slide)'
- 'they calculated that the lateral pressure needed to move half of La Palma would be the equivalent of 600 million jet-fighter engines'
- 'the island might possibly become unstable if the island grows taller, at the current rate that would take at least 10000 years'
- of the BBC Horizon programs claim that 'a huge massive block of rock is just waiting to slide into the sea' they accuse the researchers (Ward/Day/McGuire) of having 'a complete lack of insight into ground mechanics'
- even under the most extreme circumstances they could only create a wave 15cm to 100cm tall at the coast of America
- the Delft researchers join the chorus of scientists who state that Ward/Day/McGuire used an incorrect algorithm to calculate the size of the tsunami.