that japanese earthquake/tsunami
everything is connected to everything else.
Aug 12, 2011By Michael Winter, USA TODAY
Earlier this week scientists reported that the tsunami unleashed by the March earthquake off Japan calved off icebergs from Antarctica 8,000 miles away. Today comes the news that the disaster also shook up Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Using about 1,000 global positioning receivers in Japan and Taiwan, researchers detected waves in the electrically charged particles of the ionosphere, more than 200 miles high, LiveScience writes. It was the largest such disturbances ever seen.
LiveScience says the finding could lead to new warning systems for tsunamis and earthquakes.