The Indian Ocean Tsunami Of 2004

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Of 2004

On December 26, 2004, a gigantic earthquake ripped apart the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra.

Author: William W. Lace

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438103228

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 127

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On December 26, 2004, a gigantic earthquake ripped apart the floor of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The force of the quake sent a tsunami in all directions toward unprotected shores and unwarned populations, many in remote areas or secluded vacation spots. Within 12 hours, more than 200,000 people had been killed, and many more left injured or homeless, their livelihoods destroyed. Cities and villages lay in ruins. Even the geography of the earth was changed. But as the affected countries, with help from around the world, struggled to recover, scientists warned that the next deadly tsunami could come at any time. The question remains whether the world will be any more prepared for the next one. Read how the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami changed the way nations are tracking natural-disaster warnings in an effort to prevent future disasters.
Categories: Earthquakes

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Author: Prema-chandra Athukorala

Publisher:

ISBN: 1740320735

Category: Emergency management

Page: 55

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Categories: Emergency management

Tide Gauge Observations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami December 26 2004 at the Rio De La Plata Estuary Argentina

Tide Gauge Observations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami  December 26  2004  at the Rio De La Plata Estuary  Argentina

Tide Gauge Observations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, December 26, 2004, at the Rio De La Plata Estuary, Argentina.

Author: Walter Dragani

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1154303486

Category: Technology

Page:

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Tide Gauge Observations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, December 26, 2004, at the Rio De La Plata Estuary, Argentina.
Categories: Technology

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Implications for U S and Global Disaster Reduction and Preparedness

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster  Implications for U S  and Global Disaster Reduction and Preparedness

The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami resulted in one of the greatest "natural" disasters that the world has seen in modern times.

Author: Disasters Roundtable

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309660518

Category: Science

Page: 10

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The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami resulted in one of the greatest "natural" disasters that the world has seen in modern times. The impact of the catastrophe was felt world wide, with scores of nationals from other countries, many drawn to the impacted areas by tourist attractions, among the dead and injured, and unprecedented government and non-government disaster relief and recovery efforts mounted from every corner of the globe. On June 21, 2005 The Disasters Roundtable convened a workshop to consider: (1) knowledge gained by researchers investigating various aspects of the disaster and its implications for implementing effective tsunami mitigation, detection, warning, and emergency response systems, (2) emerging U.S. initiatives and how they are expected to tie into regional and global efforts to reduce the impacts of such disasters, and (3) implications of the disaster for multi-hazard mitigation and preparedness at the national and international scale.
Categories: Science

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The majority of the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami were marginal social
groups such as women, children, the elderly, and the disabled. The low income,
lack of knowledge of protection measures, poor housing conditions, and lack of ...

Author: Pradyumna Prasad Karan

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813126524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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December 2004, a tsunami swept over the coasts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and other South Asian countries, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and many more without the resources to rebuild their lives. With casualties as far away as Africa, the aftermath was overwhelming: ships could be spotted miles inland; cars floated in the ocean; legions of the unidentified deadùan estimated 225,000ùwere buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid to survivors. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster is the first comprehensive assessment of the environmental, social, and economic costs of this tragedy. Soon after the tsunami, an international team of geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists traveled to the most damaged areas to observe and document the tsunami's impact. The Indian Ocean Tsunami draws on data collected by this team. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and Shanmugam P. Subbiah, along with contributors from multiple disciplines, examine numerous issues that arose in the aftermath of the tsunami, such as inequities in response efforts, unequal distribution of disaster relief aid, and relocation and housing problems. The Indian Ocean Tsunami is organized into several sections, the first of which deals with the ecological destruction of the tsunami. It includes case studies and photographs of the damage in Japan, Indonesia, South India, and other areas. The second section analyzes the economic and social aspects of the aid responses, specifically discussing the role of NGOs in tsunami relief, the strengths and weaknesses of the reconstruction process, and the lessons the tsunami offers to those who are responsible for dealing with future disasters. In the tsunami's aftermath, the inadequacies of governmental and privately funded aid and the challenge of rehabilitating devastated ecosystems quickly became apparent. With this volume, Karan and Suhbiah illuminate the need for the development of efficient, socially and environmentally sustainable practices to cope with environmental disasters. They suggest that education about the ongoing process of recovery will mitigate the effects of future natural disasters. Including maps, photographs, and statistical analyses, The Indian Ocean Tsunami is a clear and definitive evaluation of the tsunami's impact and the world's response to it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster

Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster

Design/methodology/approach – This paper examines short-term actions related
to warning following the earthquake and long-term actions related to setting up
an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system prior to the disaster. The evidence is ...

Author: Rajib Shaw

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781845449544

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 216

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Categories: Disaster relief

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

CHAPTER. 11. Modeling. Techniques. for. Understanding. the. Indian. Ocean.
Tsunami. Propagation. V.P. Dimri and K. Srivastava National Geophysical
Research Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India 11.1 INTRODUCTION ...

Author: Tad S. Murty

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203964439

Category: Science

Page: 528

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The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 is considered to have been one of the worst natural disasters in history, affecting twelve countries, from Indonesia to Somalia. 175,000 people are believed to have lost their lives, almost 50,000 were registered as missing and 1.7 million people were displaced. As well as this horrendous toll on human life
Categories: Science

Tsunami and its Hazards in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Tsunami and its Hazards in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

This volume features contributions from the first Meeting of the Tsunami Commission after the big 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. It presents consolidated findings based on hydrophone records, seismometer readings, and tide gauges.

Author: Kenji Satake

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 376438364X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This volume features contributions from the first Meeting of the Tsunami Commission after the big 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. It presents consolidated findings based on hydrophone records, seismometer readings, and tide gauges. In addition, the volume provides reports of post-tsunami surveys and numerical simulations for tsunamis such as the 2004 Indian Ocean event. It also details tsunami dangers and early warning systems.
Categories: Nature

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Indian Ocean Tsunami Oddly enough, an area that was most vulnerable to the
tsunami, India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, had a very high survival rate.
These islands are home to six indigenous tribes who live much as A Moken man
 ...

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617851667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami

Greg Roza. Car Nicobar Island RELIEF FROM AROUND THE WORLD The
Indian Ocean disaster affected. 29.

Author: Greg Roza

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404235388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 425

Examines the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in 2004; describes the formation, destruction and aftermath of the giant waves.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Disaster in the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004

Disaster in the Indian Ocean  Tsunami 2004

After the tsunami struck in the Indian Ocean, many people wondered if such a
catastrophe could befall the United States. After all, millions of Americans live on
U.S. coasts, and tsunamis can be over a hundred miles long. Tsunamis have
struck ...

Author: John A. Torres

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612288499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The disaster in the Indian Ocean started with a massive undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia. What followed was a surge of water called a tsunami that killed thousands of people in nearly a dozen countries. Water rose up miles inland and destroyed everything in its path. Children were ripped from their parents’ arms, family members were lost to each other forever. This is their story. But more importantly, this is a story of hope, of how people woke up to destroyed cities and missing children and did not give up. They showed what they were made of by licking their wounds and then trying to find their lives again. This is also the story of how the world responded with the biggest humanitarian effort in history. Countries from all over the world sent money, food, water, soldiers, and doctors. This moving account is based on the author's extensive research, including his personal trip to Indonesia in January 2005, where he witnessed the devastation firsthand and spoke to dozens of survivors.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami

A Ten-Year Journey Rajib Shaw. Part IV Sri Lanka Chapter 25 Reviewing Indian
Ocean Tsunami Lessons Learnt Practices of Part IV: Sri Lanka.

Author: Rajib Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431551171

Category: Nature

Page: 503

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During the past 10 years following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, invaluable lessons have been learned and great changes have been observed. Immediately after the disaster, the second World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in Kobe, Japan, and formulated the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA: 2005–2015). HFA provided a platform and framework for changes and innovations, many of which were part of the recovery programs in the different countries affected by the 2004 disaster. This book is a modest attempt to review the lessons learned through the recovery process in the affected region. The book has 31 chapters, drawing lessons from four countries: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. There are five sections: Overview (10 chapters), Indonesia (8 chapters), India (6 chapters), Sri Lanka (5 chapters), and Thailand (2 chapters). The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster risk reduction, environment, and development. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends and lessons over the past decade of recovery initiatives. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to establishing policy and making decisions.
Categories: Nature

Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Tsunami Science Four Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

0033–4553/08/112059–30 DOI 10.1007/s00024-008-0421-x Pure and Applied
Geophysics A Probabilistic Tsunami ... In addition to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of
2004, four tsunami events have affected the coast of Western Australia with ...

Author: Phil R. Cummins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034600577

Category: Science

Page: 309

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The tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has led to a rapid expansion in science directed at understanding tsunami and mitigating their hazard. A remarkable cross-section of this research was presented in the session: Tsunami Generation and Hazard, at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV General Assembly in Perugia, held in July of 2007. Over one hundred presentations were made at this session, spanning topics ranging from paleotsunami research, to nonlinear shallow-water theory, to tsunami hazard and risk assessment. A selection of this work, along with other contributions from leading tsunami scientists, is published in detail in the 28 papers of this special issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics: Tsunami Science Four Years After the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Part I of this issue includes 14 papers covering the state-of-the-art in tsunami modelling and hazard assessment. Another 14 papers are published in Part II focusing on observations and data analysis.
Categories: Science

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters

Tsunami. Early. Warning. System: An. Indian. Ocean. Perspective. Prasad K.
Bhaskaran* and P.C. Pandey 1. ... These locations place major cities at a greater
risk of natural hazards viz., cyclones, flooding, sea-level rise, tsunamis, etc. With
the ...

Author: M.K. Jha

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048124980

Category: Nature

Page: 615

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The major challenges of the 21st century faced by human beings are how to achieve water security, food security, energy security and environmental security. Owing to enhanced natural/anthropogenic disasters worldwide, these challenges become much more complicated and daunting especially for developing countries. Therefore, it is important to highlight the risk of different disasters as well as the modern tools and techniques for minimizing disaster incidence and losses. Disaster management being highly multidisciplinary in nature, a comprehensive book dealing with different aspects of disaster management, and encompassing important disasters faced by humankind is presently not available. This book is an attempt to fulfill this gap. It provides clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about different facets of disaster management along with salient case studies. The book highlights the current status of disaster management focusing on developing nations, discusses vital issues such as climate change and sustainable development, modern approaches and tools/techniques, and the challenges of and future R&D needs for sustainable disaster management.
Categories: Nature

The Great Sumatra Earthquakes and Indian Ocean Tsunamis of 26 December 2004 and 28 March 2005 Reconnaissance Report

The Great Sumatra Earthquakes and Indian Ocean Tsunamis of 26 December 2004 and 28 March 2005 Reconnaissance Report

Performance of Structures in Indonesia during the December 2004 Great
Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami S295 Murat Saatcioglu, Ahmed
Ghobarah, and Ioan Nistor Performance of Structures in the Andaman and
Nicobar ...

Author: Wilfred D. Iwan

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210025045822

Category: Nature

Page: 900

View: 267

Categories: Nature

Tsunami

Tsunami

For example, the Tokyo earthquake of September 1, 1923 caused the sea ̄oor
to drop in elevation by 400 m in places. ... THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI,
DECEMBER 26, 2004 (Ammon et al., 2005; Bilham, 2005; Kawata et al., 2005;
Lay et ...

Author: Edward Bryant

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540742743

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 372

Tsunamis are underrated as major hazards, mainly due to the misconceptions that they occur infrequently and happen along some distant shoreline. However, evidence for past great tsunami has recently been discovered along apparently aseismic and protected coastlines, such as those of Australia and Western Europe. This is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. It can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.
Categories: Nature

Tsunamis

Tsunamis

The oceans, which provide us with living and nonliving resources and regulate
the weather, can be hostile at times. ... The Indian Ocean tsunami of December
26, 2004, with its sequel of death and destruction, showed us nature at its ...

Author: Antony Joseph

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123850541

Category: Science

Page: 448

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The devastating impacts of tsunamis have received increased focus since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the most destructive tsunami in over 400 years of recorded history. The tsunamis that occurred as a result of the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 further emphasized the need for detection, monitoring, and early-warning technologies. This professional reference is the first of its kind: it provides a globally inclusive review of the current state of tsunami detection technology and will be a much-needed resource for oceanographers and marine engineers working to upgrade and integrate their tsunami warning systems. It focuses on the two main tsunami warning systems (TWS): International and Regional. Featured are comparative assessments of detection, monitoring, and real-time reporting technologies. The challenges of detection through remote measuring stations are also addressed, as well as the historical and scientific aspects of tsunamis. Offers readers the only source of practical content on the technological details of the subject Written by a tsunami detection and monitoring expert who has 32 years of experience in the field Companion web site featuring multi-media components, timely updates on fast-paced technological developments, and an online forum where scientists can exchange ideas, discuss technological updates and provide the author with valuable feedback
Categories: Science

Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Stories

Indian Ocean Tsunami Survival Stories

Through narrative nonfiction text, readers hear stories from survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that struck more than a dozen countries in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

Author: Darice Bailer

Publisher: Child's World

ISBN: 1634074246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 511

Hear stories from survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that struck more than a dozen countries in the Indian Ocean in 2004. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, a fast-fact section, fact-filled captions, a timeline of the disaster, infographics, a glossary, a listing of source notes, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Power of the Sea

The Power of the Sea

178, no. 1, pp. 180– 194; Normile, Dennis, 2007. “Tsunami Warning System
Shows Agility —And Gaps in Indian Ocean Network,” Science, vol. 317 (Sept. 23)
, p. 1661. “How the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System Works,” Reuters, Oct.
28, ...

Author: Bruce Parker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230112242

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery. The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Niño and climate change caused by global warming.
Categories: Science