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The Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami by Tad S. Murty
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Geostructural Environment of Tsunami Genesis

  1. A Historical Account of the Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean

B.K. Rastogi

Chapter 2: Impact of Coastal Morphology, Structure and Seismicity on the Tsunami Surge

K.S.R.Murthy, V.Subrahmanyam, G.P.S.Murty and K.Mohana Rao

Chapter 3: Tsunamigenic Sources in the Indian Ocean : Factors and Impact on the Indian Landmass

R.K. Chadha

Chapter 4: Palaeo-Tsunami and Storm Surge Deposits

K. Arun Kumar, Hema Achyuthan, and Navin Shankar

Chapter 5: Overview, and Integration

U.Aswathanarayana (Editor)

Section 2: Modeling of Tsunami Generation and Propagation

Chapter 6: A Review of Classical Concepts on Phase and Amplitude Dispersion: Application to Tsunamis

N. Nirupama, T.S. Murty, I. Nistor, and A.D. Rao

Chapter 7: A Possible Explanation for the Initial Withdrawal of the Ocean during the Tsunami

N.Nirupama, T.S. Murty, A.D. Rao & I.Nistor

Chapter 8: The Energetics of the Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: A Brief Review

N.Nirupama, T.S.Murty, I. Nistor & A.D.Rao

Chapter 9: Possible Amplification of the Tsunami through Coupling with Internal Waves

N.Nirupama, T.S.Murty, I. Nistor & A.D.Rao

Chapter 10: Numerical Modeling of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Zygmunt Kowalik, William Knight, Tom Logan, Paul Whitmore

Chapter 11: Modelling Techniques for Understanding the Indian Ocean Tsunami Propagation

V.P.Dimri and Kirti Srivastava

Chapter 12: Validation of Tsunami Beach Run-up Height Predictive Model Based on the Work-Energy Theorem

G. Muraleedharan, A.D. Rao, T.S. Murty and Mourani Sinha

Chapter 13: Normal Modes and Tsunami Coastal Effects

N. Nirupama, T.S.Murty, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor

Chapter 14: Helmholtz Mode and K-S-P Waves: Application to Tsunami

N. Nirupama, T.S.Murty, I. Nistor and A.D. Rao

Chapter 15: Numerical Models for the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004: A Brief Review

P. Chittibabu and T.S. Murty

Chapter 16: The Cauchy-Poisson Problem: Application to Tsunami Generation and Propagation

N. Nirupama, T.S.Murty, I. Nistor and A.D. Rao

Chapter 17: A Review and Listing of Tsunami Heights and Travel Times for the 26 December 2004 Event

I. Nistor, K. Xie, N. Nirupama and T.S. Murty

Chapter 18: Overview and Integration

N. Nirupama (Editor)

Section 3: Tsunami Detection and Monitoring Systems

Chapter 19: Satellite Detection of Pre-Earthquake Thermal Anomaly and Sea Water Turbidity

Arun K. Saraf, Swapnamita Choudhury, Sudipta Dasgupta and J. Das

Chapter 20: Possible Detection in the Ionosphere of the Signals from Earthquakes and Tsunamis

T.S. Murty, N. Nirupama, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor

Chapter 21: Seismic Precursors in the Ionosphere Registered by DEMETER Satellite

A.K. Gwal, S.Sarkar,S. Bhattacharya and M. Parrot

Chapter 22: Web-Enabled and Real Time – Reporting, Cellular-Based Instrumentation for Coastal Sealevel and Surge Monitoring

Anthony Joseph and R.G. Prabhudesai

Chapter 23: Methodologies of Tsunami Detection

T.S. Murty, N. Nirupama, A.D. Rao and I. Nistor

Chapter 24: Tsunami Travel Time Atlas for the Indian Ocean

P.K. Bhaskaran, S.K. Dube, T.S. Murty, A. Gangopadhyay, A. Chaudhuri, A.D. Rao, and N. Nirupama

Chapter 25: Overview and Integration

N. Nirupama (Editor)

Section 4: Biophysical and Socio-economic Dimensions of Tsunami Damage

Chapter 26: Performance of Structures Affected by the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami in Thailand and Indonesia

Murat Saatcioglu, Ahmed Ghobarah, and I. Nistor

Chapter 27: Field Observations on the Tsunami Impact on the Kerala Coast, South West India

N.P. Kurian, T.N.Prakash, and M.Baba

Chapter 28: Ecological Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami


Chapter 29: Tsunami Damage to the Southeastern Coast of India

N. Chandrasekar and R. Ramesh

  Chapter 30: Hydrophysical Manifestations of the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Y.Sadhuram, T.V.Ramana Murthy and B.P.Rao

Chapter 31: Tsunami and Marine Life

D.V. Subba Rao, Baban Ingole, Danling Tang, B. Satyanarayana, Hui Zhao

Chapter 32: Remote Sensing of tsunami impact on the coastal habitats of India

P. N. Sridhar, A. Surendran, Sarika Jain and B. Veera Nanayan

Chapter 33: Overview and Integration

U. Aswathanarayana (Editor)

Section 5: Quo Vadis

Chapter 34: Protective Measures Against Natural Hazards

V. Sundar

Chapter 35: Protective Role of Coastal Ecosystems: Implications for Hazard Preparedness

A. Mascarenhas and S. Jayakumar

Chapter 36: Integrated Preparedness Systems

U. Aswathanarayana

Chapter 37: Social and Political Aspects of Tsunami

Response, Recovery and Preparedness Planning: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Carol Amaratunga and H.S. Fowler

Chapter 38: An Ideal Conceptual Tsunami Warning System for the Indian Ocean

T.S. Murty, A.D. Rao, N. Nirupama, and I. Nistor

Chapter 39: Overview and Integration

N. Nirupama (Editor)





The Indian Ocean Tsunami by Tad S. Murty & U. Aswathanarayana

1. Geostructural environment of Tsunami Genesis

  • 1.1 History of earthquakes and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean.
  • 1.2 The seismotectonics of the Bengal Fan region.
  • 1.3 Tsunami-genic sources in the Indian Ocean : factors and impact on the Indian landmass.
  • 1.4 Historical Earthquakes and Tsunami in the Indian Ocean region
  • 1.5 Overview, and Integration

2. Modeling of Tsunami Generation and Propagation

  • 2.1 Tsunami generation, propagation and coastal inundation
  • 2.2 A critical evaluation of the dispersion characteristics with reference to travel times, maximum amplitudes, and inundation
  • 2.3 Numerical modelling of tsunami generation and propagation.
  • 2.4 Numerical modeling of the tsunami of 26 Dec. 2004 in the Indian Ocean.
  • 2.5 Tsunami wave propagation modeling with special reference to the Indian Ocean
  • 2.6.Numerical modeling of the tsunami of 26th December 2004
  • 2.7.Numerical modeling of the Indian ocean tsunami
  • 2.8. Overview, and Integration

3. Tsunami Detection and Monitoring Systems

  • 3.1 Satellite detection of pre-earthquake thermal anomaly and sea water turbidity
  • 3.2 Possible detection of the tsunami signal in the ionosphere.
  • 3.3 Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning System
  • 3.4 Atlantic Ocean tsunami warning system.
  • 3.5 Tsunami Warning Systems
  • 3.6 Web enabled instrumentation for coastal sea level and surge monitoring.
  • 3.7 Overview, and Integration with other aspects

4. Biophysical and Socio-economic Dimensions of Tsunami Damage

  • 4.1 Tsunami Damage in Indonesia
  • 4.2 Tsunami Damage in Thailand
  • 4.3 Health impacts of tsunami, with emphasis on Sri Lanka.
  • 4.4 Social aspects of tsunami with reference to India
  • 4.5 Engineering aspects of tsunami damage
  • 4.6 Evaluation of the tsunami survey on the Kerala coast
  • 4.7 Social impacts of the tsunami with reference to India.
  • 4.8 Tsunami coastal survey in India
  • 4.9 Post tsunami survey for Kanyakumari and Kerala.
  • 4.10 Field data, runup, wave heights
  • 4.11 Ecological impact of tsunami on the coastal waters of southwest India.
  • 4.12 Damages due to tsunami in southeastern coast of India.
  • 4.13 Impact of Sumatra tsunami on the coastal environment of India.
  • 4.14 Ecological effects of the Indian Ocean tsunami.of Dec. 26, 2004
  • 4.15.Impact of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the Sri Lankan coastline.
  • 4.16 Tsunami impact on coastal habitats
  • 4.17 Overview, and Integration

5. Quo Vadis

  • 5.1 Socio-economic dimensions of tsunami preparedness and mitigation.
  • 5.2 5.2 Integrated Preparedness Systems
  • 5.3 Public education and increasing awareness.
  • 5.4 Tsunami Prediction Methodologies
  • 5.5 An ideal Indian Ocean state-of-art tsunami warning system
  • 5.6 Overview, and Integration
CRC Press; January 2007
526 pages; ISBN 9780203964439
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Title: The Indian Ocean Tsunami
Author: Tad S. Murty; U. Aswathanarayana; Niru Nirupama
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