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Weather Before Disasters

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This source cites how extreme changes weather have been recorded at a time extremely close to the tsunami's occurrence. Many different patterns are observed such as a change in temperature, humidity, pressure, and others. It's very interesting what this knowledge can lead to and what it really means.

 

Current Science (00113891); 6/10/2012, Vol. 102 Issue 11, p1575-1580, 6p

 
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Ancient Tsunami Events

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There is evidence showing that previous tsunamis have hit the same Indian area that the last one in 2004 happened. Ancient sediments show that similar sized and sourced tsunamis occurred over 1000 and 1500 years ago. Studies like these show how often or what conditions we can expect to take place for a disaster like this to happen.

 

Current Science (00113891); 11/10/2006, Vol. 91 Issue 9, p1242-1247, 6p

 
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Monitoring Tsunamins

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This source goes over the monitoring of the April 11th, 2012 earthquake that led to Indian Tsunami. It goes over the specific tools that are used to detect these mid-ocean earthquakes and how fast they are able to detect it from a certain distance. This kind of technology can improve responsiveness to natural disasters and better prepare the areas that are about to be hit by them.


Current Science (00113891); 6/10/2012, Vol. 102 Issue 11, p1519-1526, 8p

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Mangroves and Tsunamis

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There is a lot of debate on whether mangroves help protect communities from extreme weather conditions such as tsunamis. There isn't really an exact way to test this besides looking at previous cases and their mangrove situation. After looking at what damages occurred and the natural protection around was in place more people are starting to lean towards mangroves as legitimate sources of protection against tsunamis.


F. Dahdouh-Guebas, L.P. Jayatissa, D. Di Nitto, J.O. Bosire, D. Lo Seen, N. Koedam

Current Biology - 21 June 2005 (Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. R443-R447)

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The Power of Tsunamis Rethought

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It has been long believed that the max height onshore of a tsunami could not exceed the depth of the sea floor. From recent studies it looks like this may not be entirely true. This would completely change preparation for tsunamis and the perception of how powerful they are, definitely an important thing to focus on for future possibilities. 

 

USA Today Magazine; Apr2013, Vol. 141 Issue 2815, p5, 2p

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Gigantic Tsunamis

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In this article we see how scientists are studying the cause of extremely large tsunamis and how to expect when they may be coming. If these conditions are being made aware of it may lead to better preparation and less disaster when these tsunamis occur. 

 

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Jun2013, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p774-774, 2/3p

 
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Coral Reefs

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This source goes over the damage that occurs to coral reefs during natural disasters and the impact that comes with that. It also touches on how long of an impact that a natural disaster such as a tsunami can have on the coral reef and its inhabitants for years to come.


Current Science (00113891); 4/25/2012, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p1199-1205, 7p

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Vegetation Protection

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Here we see more information about coastal vegetation, like mangroves, and how they help deter events like tsunamis from doing severe damage. More information supporting the side that believes natural vegetation can help protect communities from natural disasters.

 

Finn Danielsen, Mikael K. Sørensen, Mette F. Olwig, Vaithilingam Selvam, Faizal Parish, Neil D. Burgess, Tetsuya Hiraishi, Vagarappa M. Karunagaran, Michael S. Rasmussen, Lars B. Hansen, Alfredo Quarto, Nyoman Suryadiputra

www.sciencemag.org SCIENCE VOL 310 28 OCTOBER 2005

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Understanding Tsunamis

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This is a great article to get some pretty good understandings of how tsunamis form and how they relate to earthquakes. There are a few great things about this article that help you really feel like it is interactive and help learn. With all the different resources available it's a great place to really learn the details about these disasters and ways to prepare for them.

 

Science Scope; Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p38-44, 7p

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Tsunamis and Atlantis

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This article talks about how, believe it or  not, Atlantis may have existed and it may have been destroyed by a tsunami just like other cities that we have seen. The article shows supporting evidence of the damage that a tsunami can do and how a tsunami could even wipe out an entire civilization overnight.

 

Swallowed by the Sea. By: Winchester, Simon, Newsweek, 00289604, 3/28/2011, Vol. 157, Issue 13/14

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