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    Observation of a meteotsunami on the south coast of Ireland

    McCarthy, Gerard D. and Berry, Alan (2022) Observation of a meteotsunami on the south coast of Ireland. Weather, 77 (8). pp. 281-282. ISSN 1477-8696

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    At 1440 utc (1540 local time) on Saturday 18 June 2022, when low tide had passed and the tide was due to rise, the water drained from the harbours of Union Hall and nearby Courtmacsherry on the south coast of Ireland (see Figure 1a). Eyewitnesses captured the event on video,1 with observers remarking that it reminded them of reports of the tide receding ahead of the tsunami in Japan in 2011. The event was captured by the Irish Marine Institute’s tide gauge in Union Hall, which recorded a drop in water level of 70cm in 5min. Compared to the normal ebb and flow of tides of ~1cm per minute, this was a dramatic event. The event impacted most of the Irish south coast, from Castletownbere to Dunmore East and onwards to Britain, with reports of unusual tidal behaviour in Pembrokeshire in South Wales (see Sibley, 2022, this issue).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Observation; meteotsunami; south coast; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 17493
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    Depositing User: Gerard McCarthy
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2023 14:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Weather
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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