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Decision analysis for a tsunami detection system – case study: Sri Lanka.

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This is yet another article with very many great observations and ideas. It talks of the differences for types of advanced warning for a tsunami. But what I am using this article for is quotes discussing how an evacuation is not successful if citizens are not informed. In this case that citizens do not know about moments of dormancy after a tsunami. This false calm makes many believe the worst is over when the worst might be yet to come. Again we see many lives that could have been spared if they had just some education about a tsunami.

 

Wickramaratne, S., J. Y. Ruwanpura, and S. C. Wirasinghe. "Decision Analysis For A Tsunami Detection System – Case Study: Sri Lanka." Civil Engineering & Environmental Systems 28.4 (2011): 353-373. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.

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Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Sea-Level Observing Network for Tsunami Warning.

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This article is very useful to show how networks to detect a tsunami are very effective yet can still have gaps in technology. I want to show that even with a system in place nothing is 100% accurate and that preparing citizens must also come before a tsunami. 

 

Greenslade, D. J. M., and J. O. Warne. "Assessment Of The Effectiveness Of A Sea-Level Observing Network For Tsunami Warning." Journal Of Waterway, Port, Coastal & Ocean Engineering 138.3 (2012): 246-255. Academic Search Complete. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.

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Facilitating disaster preparedness through local radio broadcasting.

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What happens when one form of media to warn citizens of an impending disaster goes down? This article examines how a network of warnings needs to be set up and that communities also need to be informed of what to do and how to warn others in case information is not readily available. Beyond this being useful for the previously discussed reasons the information contained here comes from interviews of those who have survived a tsunami. This gives an in depth look at not only what needs to be done but from those who experienced a disaster first hand.

 

Romo-Murphy, Eila, Ross James, and Mike Adams. "Facilitating Disaster Preparedness Through Local Radio Broadcasting." Disasters 35.4 (2011): 801-815. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Nov. 2013.

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DAMAGE CHARACTERISTIC AND FIELD SURVEY OF THE 2011 GREAT EAST JAPAN TSUNAMI IN MIYAGI PREFECTURE.

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This article has many layers and options for its use. It discusses the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 and fatality rate based off of many different factors. One of these factors is education, which is vitally important to tsunami evacuation. This will help prove my point that education is vitally important to tsunami avoidance for citizens living near coastal regions.

 

SUPPASRI, ANAWAT, et al. "Damage Characteristic And Field Survey Of The 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami In Miyagi Prefecture." Coastal Engineering Journal 54.1 (2012): 1250005-1-1250005-30. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

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Your Tsunami Survival Kit

Your Tsunami Survival Kit | Tsunami Research | Scoop.it
Being prepared is always one step towards survival. Here are some things that we think is important to have during times like these. Prepare them beforehand and keep them in a safe place at all tim...
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What would a tsunami survival kit look like? This is an obviously informal article yet I believe it gives good information to the kinds of things researchers are currently investigating This information can be useful to include because it can discuss what more impoverished countries could inform citizens to prepare and get in case of a tsunami.

 

“Your Tsunami Survival Kit.” Bayanihan Online. Bayanihan Online, 28 Feb. 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia quake toll jumps again

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia quake toll jumps again | Tsunami Research | Scoop.it
Indonesia raises its estimate of the deaths caused by last month's quake and tsunami to 220,000, a jump of 50,000.
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This particular article gives detailed death toll information for the tsunami in 2004. It helps to show the difference experienced by different countries. I want to use this to show the overall devastation in 2004 and compare it again to the devastation experience in 2011 for Japan.

 

“Indonesia quake toll jumps again.” BBC News. British Broadcasting. 25 Jan. 2005. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.

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Japan quake could cost $309 billion - Mar. 23, 2011

Japan quake could cost $309 billion - Mar. 23, 2011 | Tsunami Research | Scoop.it
Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami could cost up to $309 billion, making it the most costly disaster in the country since the end of World War II, the Japanese government said Wednesday.
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The article by Annalyn Censky talks of the devastation caused by the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. It discusses the monetary loss associated with this storm and also discusses the death toll experienced. I want to use this to compare and contrast with the death toll and monetary loss seen for the 2004 tsunami.

 

Censky, Annalyn. “Japan quake could cost $309 billion.” CNN. Time Warner Corporation. 23 March, 2011. Web. 2 Nov. 2013.

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Resonant Amplification of Tsunami Waves Generated by an Underwater Landslide

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This article examines the inner working of a tsunami and specifically examines the amplification of waves, which come as a result of underwater landslides. They take the study of bathymetry and use the constant rate to determine the volume of an underwater landslide. The formulas they have created can be useful to determine what height a wave would be and when an underwater landslide can intensify a tsunami. This is yet another step in the preparedness that could be used to warn citizens of when and how bad a tsunami will be.

 

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Didenkulova, I., I. Nikolkina, and E. Pelinovsky. "Resonant Amplification Of Tsunami Waves Generated By An Underwater Landslide." Doklady Earth Sciences 436.1 (2011): 66-69. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Sept. 2013.

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Importance of horizontal seafloor motion on tsunami height for the 2011 Mw=9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake.

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While the full article is no longer online I hope my description of what it had and what I am using it for proves helpful! I want to explain why a tsunami might form and one way many tsunamis form is through plates on the earth. The article here talks of this movement and what exactly this all means to the greater picture of a tsunami. This information will be vital in the description of how a tsunami can form.

 

Hooper, A., et al. "Importance Of Horizontal Seafloor Motion On Tsunami Height For The 2011 Mw=9.0 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake." Earth & Planetary Science Letters 361.(2013): 469-479. Academic Search Complete. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

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Why do Victims of the Tsunami Return to the Coast?

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A very common question for most to ask is why would someone want to live near a coast? Even more baffling to some is why would someone after a natural disaster such as a tsunami go back to the coast to live? The article examines individual motivation for such actions. I believe this will address a fundamental question most have when it comes to the aftermath of a tsunami.

 

UEDA, KYOKO, and HIROYUKI TORIGOE. "Why Do Victims Of The Tsunami Return To The Coast?." International Journal Of Japanese Sociology 21.1 (2012): 21-29. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

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Threats to human survival: a WIRE to warn the world.

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This article discusses the benefits to outfitting a country with an advanced warning system for natural disasters. This early warning system in the Indian Ocean would be of great help to citizens with countries bordering this ocean. I believe though that helping countries obtain an advanced warning system could benefit not just those bordering such waters. This article will help me make the link between helping other countries and how this can in the long run help us.

 

"Threats To Human Survival: A WIRE To Warn The World." Lancet 365.9455 (2005): 191-193. Academic Search Complete. Web. 30 Nov. 2013.

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Tsunami: meaning and causes; a theoretical approach.

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This article discusses geological processes and how these make tsunamis. I will use this to help explain what causes tsunami and also what can be done to detect them earlier.

 

Abdulsalam, Nasir Naeem. "Tsunami: Meaning And Causes; A Theoretical Approach." Nature & Science 9.7 (2011): 154-157. Academic Search Complete. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

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Indonesia: Tsunami warning system to cost $142 million

Posted by: Roy Tupai on 07, 21 2006
@ 08:19 am
The installation of a nationwide tsunami
early warning system is scheduled for completion in mid-2008 and will cost
about Rp1.3 trillion ($142 million), says a minister.
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The cost of the installation of a complete tsunami detection network for Indonesia and the surrounding areas fascinated me. The article discusses the relatively low cost it would take to make such a network available. I hope to use this and show how money that comes into a country after a natural disaster should not just go towards rebuilding it should benefit future generations.

 

Tupai, Roy. “Indonesia: Tsunami warning system to cost $142 million.” Relief Web. Relief Web, 21 July, 2006. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

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Tsunami two years on: Japan finally gets warning system that would have saved hundreds of lives - Telegraph

Tsunami two years on: Japan finally gets warning system that would have saved hundreds of lives - Telegraph | Tsunami Research | Scoop.it
Two years after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands, the country has unveiled an improved warning system that could have saved hundreds of lives.
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How could Japan have better prepared for the tsunami that hit in 2011? This article talks of a new warning system installed and how this will hopefully save lives in the future, if such a tragedy were to happen again. My research process is not only to discuss the devastation caused by a tsunami but also to examine what can be done to stop such horrific events or at least make them less detrimental to a society.

 

Demetriou, Danielle. “Tsunami two years on: Japan finally gets warning system that would have saved hundreds of lives.” Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 9 Mar. 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.

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Tsunami cost Aceh a generation and $4.4bn

Tsunami cost Aceh a generation and $4.4bn | Tsunami Research | Scoop.it
UN assessment focuses on lost children and lost livelihoods.
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This article discusses the cost and death toll associated with the tsunami that hit many different countries in 2004. I plan to use this to cite the monetary loss as well as physical life lost during this awful tragedy.

 

Brown, Paul. “Tsunamis cost Aceh a generation and $4.4bn.” The Guardian. The Guardian News and Media. 21 Jan. 2005. Web. 1 Nov. 2013.

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Tsunamis: How Safe is the United States?

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This article discusses the possibility of a tsunami hitting the United States and how prepared as a country we would be. It states that even with an advanced warning system in place it would leave many with little to no time to leave. They state that because the plates in the Pacific are colliding there is a greater likelihood of a tsunami impacting the west coast. This article also discusses the basics of a tsunami and how they happen and what can be done to better prepare citizens for them.

 

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Green, Thomas Aaron. "Tsunamis: How Safe Is The United States?." American Geographical Society's Focus On Geography 48.4 (2006): 31-36. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Sept. 2013.

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Joshua Yonah's comment, September 23, 2013 10:00 PM
This is why you should not live in an area next to beach waters. Here in Wisconsin, we are safe because there is no way a tsunami is going to hit farms and cows. Our tsunami warning systems are not that advanced, because they come so quickly, and there's barely any time to evacuate the area. If we could come up with a better and more advanced system, we could save thousands of lives.