The journal Pure and Applied Geophysics published a special issue this month focusing on tsunamis in 2011 and 2012, including the massive wave that struck Japan and caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Hermann Fritz co-edited the issue.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Hermann Fritz talked about tsunamis at length this weekend on CNN Chile, explaining the difficulties in predicting the massive waves. Fritz is in Chile for a series of seminars on earthquakes and tsunamis, including an international gathering on ports engineering and operations.
The Girl Scouts are considering building an “eco-village” on the island they own along Georgia’s coast, and they want to harness the ebb and flow of the tide to power it. The camp would be a place for young girls to learn about sustainability and green energy, and as part of that, the organization wants it to be completely self-sustaining. They’ve turned to Kevin Haas to help. Haas studies tidal energy and is an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.