Coastal mangrove forests mitigated tsunami

@article{Kathiresan2005CoastalMF,
  title={Coastal mangrove forests mitigated tsunami},
  author={K. Kathiresan and N. Rajendran},
  journal={Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={65},
  pages={601-606}
}
  • K. Kathiresan, N. Rajendran
  • Published 2005
  • Geography
  • Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science
  • Abstract A study conducted after the 26th of December 2004 tsunami in 18 coastal hamlets along the south-east coast of India reiterates the importance of coastal mangrove vegetations and location characteristics of human inhabitation to protect lives and wealth from the fury of tsunami. The tsunami caused human death and loss of wealth and these decreased with the area of coastal vegetation, distance and elevation of human inhabitation from the sea. Human inhabitation should be encouraged more… CONTINUE READING
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