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Multi-sensor studies of the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004

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Abstract:

Multi sensor satellites are now capable of monitoring the globe during day and night and provide information about the land, ocean and atmosphere. Soon after the Sumatra tsunami and earthquake of 26 December 2004, multi-sensors data have been analysed to study the changes in ocean, land, meteorological and atmospheric parameters. A pronounced changes in the ocean, atmospheric and meteorological parameters are observed while comparing data prior and after the Sumatra main event of 26 December 2004. These changes strongly suggest a strong coupling between land, ocean and atmosphere associated with the Sumatra event.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431160701237405

Affiliations: 1: Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - 208016, India,Centre for Earth Observing and Space Research, College of Science, George Mason University, fair, VA 22030 2: Centre for Earth Observing and Space Research, College of Science, George Mason University, fair, VA 22030 3: Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - 208016, India 4: South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, PR China

Publication date: July 1, 2007

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