The Asian "Mega Tsunami" (2004) has struck most of the territorial nations of South Asia including the East Coast of India. The NRDMS Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, has conceived and executed on All India Co-ordinated Programme on "Tsunami Disaster Assessment and Mitigation" through various institutions of expertise on Geomatics in Earth System Dynamics and the related natural disasters. The Geomatics technology which includes Arial Photography, Photogrammetry, Satellite Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, GPS Surveys, GIS modeling etc. was used in this programme, geo-spatial data bases were created on Tsunami disasters over Natural, Physical and Human Resources and futuristic mitigation strategies were evolved there from. The book illuminates the results of the studies carried out along the Indian Coast and a bird's eye view on the tsunami studies in Norway. In addition, some special papers on the role of mangroves as Tsunami mitigator, Impacts o Tsunami over marine water quality, coral ecosystem etc; the administrator's experience over the tsunami crisis management, NGO's perspective, certain societal issues triggered by the killer Tsunami and citizen's perspective, etc. also find a place in this volume.
1. History of Tsunami 2. The Role of Oscillations of the First and Second Class in Tsunami around Andaman and Nicobar Islands 3. Photogrammetry Applications for Tsunami Damage Assessment 4. Indian Tsunami (2004): Initiatives by NRDMS, Department of Science and Technology, India 5. S&T Input: Earthquake and Tsunami Effects, Andaman Islands, India 6. Damage Assessment and Mapping of Tsunami Affected Areas in parts of Nellore coast, India 7. Tsunami – 2004 Damage Assessment Mapping, Chennai Region 8. Damage Assessment in the Tsunami Affected Pondicherry – Cuddalore coast, India 9. Geomatics in Tsunami Damages, Nagapattinam coast, India 10. Geospatial Assessment of Tsunami 2004 Damages along the Rocky Coast of Kanyakumari, India 11. Physico - Chemical Perturbation on Coastal System by Tsunami Events 12. 26, December 2004 Great Tsunami: It’s Characteristic and Coastal Responses in Car Nicobar Island, India 13. Reflection of Boxing Day Tsunami on Coral Reef Ecosystem of India 14. Reflections of Recent Tsunami on Mangrove Ecosystem, Cuddalore coast, India 15. Tsunami Induced Water Quality Changes in Buckingham Canal, Chennai Region, India 16. Syndrome of the Tsunami (2004) Ravaged Society - A Microscopic view from Nagapattinam, India 17. Tsunami: The Citizen’s Perspective 18. Partners in Action: NGOs in Tsunami Relief and Rehab 19. The Tsunami Disaster and Tamil Nadu’s Response, India 20. Landslide Triggered Tsunami in Norway