Educated Earth // Videos - Earth Sciences - The Pororoca Phenomenon
User:
Pass:
Remember Me
Forgot Pass Register

Our educational work is entirely supported by people like you. Your donations directly add new exhibits and new features to the website, and even helps us open the Prehistoria Natural History Center!




eXTReMe Tracker

Videos / Earth Sciences / The Pororoca Phenomenon







The Pororoca Phenomenon
Loading the player...

The Pororoca Phenomenon
The pororoca is a tidal bore, with waves up to 4 meters high that travel as much as 13 kilometers inland upstream the Amazon River. The word pororoca comes from the indigenous Tupi language, meaning "great destructive noise".


  • Currently 2.92/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 2.9 / 5 (889 votes)
Posted by nova on August 24, 2011
Hits: 5421

More Videos

*LIVE FEED* NASA Television
*LIVE FEED* NASA Television
Type: Live Feeds
How Space Elevators Will Work
How Space Elevators Will Work
Type: Astronomy
Fire Water
Fire Water
Type: Physics & Chemistry
Deciphering The Indus Script
Deciphering The Indus Script
Type: Humanity
SpaceX - Dragon Capsule Launch & Landing
SpaceX - Dragon Capsule Launch & Landing
Type: Astronomy
Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Type: Science Fiction
Aquarius - Studying Ocean Salinity
Aquarius - Studying Ocean Salinity
Type: Astronomy
Tour of ATV-3 From The ISS
Tour of ATV-3 From The ISS
Type: Astronomy
Next Gen Revolving Door
Next Gen Revolving Door
Type: Tech & Gadgets
The Paradox Of Choice
The Paradox Of Choice
Type: Humanity
How To Make Your Own Glowsticks
How To Make Your Own Glowsticks
Type: Tech & Gadgets
'Hummingbird' Spy Drone Takes Flight
'Hummingbird' Spy Drone Takes Flight
Type: War
Thermoelectric Power Generation
Thermoelectric Power Generation
Type: Tech & Gadgets
Aboriginal Use of Iboga
Aboriginal Use of Iboga
Type: Biology & Medicine
SpaceX Launch 4
SpaceX Launch 4
Type: Astronomy

Comments

Posted by kimmy on August 14, 2007 at 1:29 pm
This is a huge version of the reversing rapids in Eastern Canada.
Awesome.
Posted by bartolel on August 20, 2007 at 5:56 am
Wicked! Yeah, the tidal bore in Nova Scotia is the best one I've seen.
User: Pass: Remember Me

To comment on this item, please login or register.


Warning: Unknown: Your script possibly relies on a session side-effect which existed until PHP 4.2.3. Please be advised that the session extension does not consider global variables as a source of data, unless register_globals is enabled. You can disable this functionality and this warning by setting session.bug_compat_42 or session.bug_compat_warn to off, respectively in Unknown on line 0