A wave almost eight inches tall rolled through a pool at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Seconds later, the breaker surged over a dozen hastily constructed model buildings. All but one of them took the hit. But the next wave, double the size of the first, smacked into the wooden structures. Nearly all were swept away.
OSU's wave lab had a busy day Tuesday, as about 80 students in hydraulic engineering courses and 20 Sweet Home High School math students learned about construction and the devastating power of tsunamis.
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