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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163936
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tsunami- A Natural Disaster With Global Impact
Author(s):
Debnath, Pradip Kumar
Author Details:
Pradip Kumar Debnath, MPH Student, Dental Student, State University of Bangladesh, Government Sadar Hospital, Kalabagan, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, email: firoz@subd.net
Abstract:
The sudden vertical rise of the seabed by several meters during the earthquake displaced massive volumes of water, resulting in a tsunami, which struck the coasts. A tsunami is referred to as a teletsunami when it causes damage far away from its source, and this is more likely to be produced by the vertical motion of the seabed rather than a horizontal motion. Tsunamis behave very differently in deep sea waters compared to shallower sea waters. In deep ocean waters tsunami waves form only a small hump, barely noticeable and harmless, while in shallow waters near coastlines tsunamis slow down to only tens of kilometers per hour. But in so doing they form large destructive waves. The total energy of tsunami waves is about four megatons of TNT (20 petajoules). This is more than twice the total explosive energy used during all of World War II. In many places, the waves reached as far as 20 km inland.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTsunami- A Natural Disaster With Global Impacten_GB
dc.contributor.authorDebnath, Pradip Kumaren_US
dc.author.detailsPradip Kumar Debnath, MPH Student, Dental Student, State University of Bangladesh, Government Sadar Hospital, Kalabagan, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, email: firoz@subd.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163936-
dc.description.abstractThe sudden vertical rise of the seabed by several meters during the earthquake displaced massive volumes of water, resulting in a tsunami, which struck the coasts. A tsunami is referred to as a teletsunami when it causes damage far away from its source, and this is more likely to be produced by the vertical motion of the seabed rather than a horizontal motion. Tsunamis behave very differently in deep sea waters compared to shallower sea waters. In deep ocean waters tsunami waves form only a small hump, barely noticeable and harmless, while in shallow waters near coastlines tsunamis slow down to only tens of kilometers per hour. But in so doing they form large destructive waves. The total energy of tsunami waves is about four megatons of TNT (20 petajoules). This is more than twice the total explosive energy used during all of World War II. In many places, the waves reached as far as 20 km inland.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:12Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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