Role of bathymetry in tsunami devastation along the East Coast of India

Thakur, N. K.; Kumar, A. Pradeep
February 2007
Current Science (00113891);2/25/2007, Vol. 92 Issue 4, p432
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the results of a study on the role of bathymetry and its derivative in devastation caused by tsunami along the East Coast of India. It is inferred that the shape and bathymetry in the vicinity of Nagapattinam might have resulted to maximum damage at this site. It is concluded that under-sea configuration has a significant role in improving the wave height where the bathymetry parameters have illustrated an anomalous pattern.


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