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The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings on Tsunami Sand Deposits, Damage, and Inundation in Sri Lanka
 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Survey Team
Importance of Survey
Survey and Methods
Inundation/Run-up
Tsunami Heights
Damage to Structures
Tsunami Sand Deposits
Recovery and Planning
Photos
Acknowledgments
Links
Contacts
 

Links

The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings from Sumatra
Based on Survey Conducted January 20-29, 2005
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/sumatra05/

Tsunami Generation from the 2004 M=9.0 Sumatra Earthquake
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/sumatraEQ/

Sumatra Tsunami Study, March 30 - April 26, 2005
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/news/sumatra.html

Compilation of the 26 December 2004 Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami by NOAA:
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/sumatra20041226.html

Photographs of the south coast of Sri Lanka and of the Maldives taken by Professor Herman Fritz, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Professor Costas Synolakis, University of Southern California
http://www.gtsav.gatech.edu/cee/groups/tsunami/
 

Photographs of Sri Lanka (non-technical) taken by Bretwood Higman, University of Washington
http://www.aktrekking.com/photos/SriLankaSlideShow/

"On the trail of destruction": article from Nature magazine, 26 December 2004
http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050124/full/433350a.html

A series of web pages by the Japanese Research Group on The December 26, 2004 Earthquake Tsunami Disaster of Indian Ocean: http://www.drs.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sumatra/index-e.html#tsunami

For more information on the 26 December 2004 tsunami from Nature magazine, see
http://www.nature.com/news/specials/tsunami/index.html

See tsunami stories from Tom Paulson of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/tsunami/index.asp?pubdate=1%2F1%2F2005&x=11&y=12

Field Study of Tsunami Deposits formed during the 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami:
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/itst.html

Field Study of Tsunami Deposits formed during the 2001 Peru Tsunami:
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/peru2/

USGS Fact Sheet FS150-00 "Helping Coastal Communities at Risk from Tsunamis—The Role of U.S. Geological Survey Research"
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs150-00/

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