Earth  ID: 30172

Tohoku-Oki Earthquake Affects the Atmosphere

This animation shows how waves of energy from the Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, pierced through into Earth's upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Japan, disturbing the density of electrons in the ionosphere. These disturbances were monitored by tracking GPS signals between satellites and ground receivers.

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Seismology >> Earthquake Dynamics
GCMD >> Location >> Japan
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Tectonics >> Earthquakes

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0