A tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean

Merrifield et al., AGU

This resource is an abstract. Using tidal gauge data from the time of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the authors were able to reconstruct the height and speed of the waves and the time it took them to reach coastal regions. Readings from the tidal gauges could have given advance warning to some areas hit by the tsunami, had a warning system been in place. Suggestions for creating a tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean region are given.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Computer Modeling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Environmental Science