Cornell University researchers have released a video rendition of a numerical simulation for the recent Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004:
. . . 7 MB version of the multigrid coupled tsunami simulation.
. . . 43 MB version of the multigrid coupled tsunami simulation.
According to Cornell's news release:
The video compresses 10 hours and 30 minutes in the life of the tidal wave into one minute, showing in contrasting colors the advancing high water and the trough behind it, as well as the receding waters observed along coastlines near the epicenter before the wave struck. It shows high water in red and low in blue. The more intense the color, the greater the displacement from sea level. A clock in the animation starts at the moment of the Sumatra earthquake.