Progress in Modeling of Asteroid-Generated Tsunamis
Could an asteroid that explodes over the ocean generate a tsunami threatening coastal populations far away?We show simulations of tsunami propagation from asteroid-generated airbursts. We then present a 1D model with an explicit solution to understand the unexpected results. The model is then extended to explore the effects of dispersion and compressibility. We end with a discussion of appropriate tools to study the more serious case of an asteroid that impacts the water.