Assessment of storm surge disaster potential for the Andaman Islands

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dc.contributor.author Kumar, V.S.
dc.contributor.author RameshBabu, V.
dc.contributor.author Babu, M.T.
dc.contributor.author Dhinakaran, G.
dc.contributor.author Rajamanickam, G.V.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-01T06:29:06Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-01T06:29:06Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Coastal Research, 24(SI 2); 171-177p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1059
dc.description.abstract The Andaman Sea is known for the genesis of many severe cyclones that traverse the Bay of Bengal. The Andaman Islands face the surge disaster threat as their north-south orientation comes across the eastward path of severe cyclones moving from the Andaman Sea and western Pacific Ocean. In this study, we investigated the potential of a storm-induced surge - a natural disaster due to short-duration sea-level rise to affect the Andaman Islands. A two dimensional hydrodynamic model was employed to simulate storm surge characteristics and demarcate the coastal flooding extent of the highly inhabited Port Blair region of the Andaman Islands in the case of the severe cyclone of November 1989. A storm surge disaster mitigation plan is also proposed for the group of Andaman Islands.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Coastal Education and Reserch Foundation
dc.rights Copyright [2008]. It is tried to respect the copyright. If it is brought to our notice that the rights are violated then the item would be withdrawn.
dc.subject Storm surge
dc.subject hydrodynamic
dc.subject Andaman Islands
dc.subject hydrodynamic model
dc.title Assessment of storm surge disaster potential for the Andaman Islands
dc.type Journal Article


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