Threatening western waves

Aran RocksThe west coast of Ireland, in places such as the coastline of Co Clare and the Aran Islands, have been repeatedly hit by major storms, and even tsunamis in the past couple of hundred years.

Professor Mike Williams, NUIG, has found evidence, in the form of large ‘megaclast’ rocks, that storms are so powerful that they can lift rocks weighing two tonnes, or more,  up a height of 50 metres (that’s 164 feet)

To read more on this subject, click here for the article (published in the September ’09 issue of Science Spin)