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Tsunamis and Wetland Management

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Abstract

A tsunami (literally Japanese for “harbour wave”) is a series of ocean waves generated by sudden displacements in the sea floor through landslides or volcanic activity. In the deep ocean, the tsunami wave may only be a few centimetres high but as the tsunami wave approaches the shore it may increase in height to become a fast moving wall of turbulent water in excess of 10 m high. Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, the impact of a tsunami can be mitigated through community preparedness, timely warnings, effective responses and, in some situations, the management of coastal wetlands.

Keywords

Regulating ecosystem service Coastal wetlands Disaster management Tsunami 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RM Wetlands and Environment LtdLittleworth, OxfordshireUK

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