The Asian tsunami: a protective role for coastal vegetation.

@article{Danielsen2005TheAT,
  title={The Asian tsunami: a protective role for coastal vegetation.},
  author={Finn Danielsen and Mikael Kamp S{\o}rensen and Mette Fog Olwig and V. K. Manicka Selvam and Faizal Parish and Neil David Burgess and Tetsuya Hiraishi and V. M. Karunagaran and Michael Schultz Rasmussen and Lars Boye Hansen and Alfredo Quarto and Nyoman Suryadiputra},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310 5748},
  pages={
          643
        }
}
The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami had major effects on coastal communities and ecosystems. An assessment of coastlines after the tsunami indicates that coastal vegetation such as mangroves and beach forests helped to provide protection and reduce effects on adjacent communities. In recent years, mangroves and other coastal vegetation have been cleared or degraded along many coastlines, increasing their vulnerability to storm and tsunami damage. Establishing or strengthening greenbelts… CONTINUE READING

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