Tsunami and the effects on coastal morphology and ecosystems: a report

Devi, Uma E. ; Shenoi, S. S. C. (2012) Tsunami and the effects on coastal morphology and ecosystems: a report Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy, 78 (3). pp. 513-521. ISSN 0547-7565

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Tsunamis are one of the most destructive natural hazards that affect the coastal areas. Tsunami waves that impact the coast with enormous energy are capable of destroying the objects on the coast and re-shaping the coastal geography, geomorphology and ecosystem. These waves can also cause extensive damage and disruption to human lives, their livelihood, infrastructure and economic activities. The 26 December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, one of the largest recorded and deadliest tremor, created an unparalleled catastrophic tsunami wiping out thousands of human lives and throwing millions homeless. This event attracted the interest of several geoscientists in India and stimulated extensive scientific research. This article summarizes the tsunami related research work carried out in India during the past four years.

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Keywords:Tsunami; Earthquake; Sumatra and Makran Subduction Zones; Numerical Modeling; Coastal Morphology; Coastal Vulnerability; Ecosystems
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