Tsunami-like phenomena generated by meteorological or
atmospheric disturbances. These waves can be produced
by atmospheric gravity waves, pressure jumps, frontal
passages, squalls, gales, typhoons, hurricanes and other
atmospheric sources. Meteotsunamis have the same
temporal and spatial scales as tsunami waves and can
similarly devastate coastal areas, especially in bays and
inlets with strong amplification and well-defined resonant
properties (e.g. Ciutadella Inlet, Baleric Islands; Nagasaki
Bay, Japan; Longkou Harbour, China; Vela Luka, Stari Grad
and Mali Ston Bays, Croatia). Sometimes referred to as
rissaga.