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Observations by the international tsunami survey team in Sri Lanka.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15947179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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In response to the 26 December 2004 tsunami, a survey team of scientists was dispatched to Sri Lanka. Measurements made by the team show that the tsunami elevation and runup ranged from 5 to 12 meters. Eyewitnesses report that up to three separate waves attacked the coast, with the second or third generally the largest. Our conclusion stresses the importance of education: Residents with a basic knowledge of tsunamis, as well as an understanding of how environmental modifications will affect overland flow, are paramount to saving lives and minimizing tsunami destruction.
Authors:
Philip L-F Liu; Patrick Lynett; Harindra Fernando; Bruce E Jaffe; Hermann Fritz; Bretwood Higman; Robert Morton; James Goff; Costas Synolakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  308     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-10     Completed Date:  2005-06-24     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1595     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
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