The Indian proposal

Published : Feb 11, 2005 00:00 IST

The proposed Indian Tsunami Warning System will include:

* Near real-time earthquake parameters in the two known tsunamigenic zones of the Indian Ocean region, using a network of land-based seismic stations.

* Establishing a comprehensive real-time ocean observation network comprising Bottom Pressure Recorders (BPRs) around the two zones, tide gauges, radar-based coastal monitoring stations, etc.

* Developing numerical models for tsunami and storm surges with all associated data inputs.

* Generating coastal inundation and vulnerability maps.

* Setting up a dedicated Tsunami Warning Centre (including storm surges) in India and operating it on 24 x 7 basis for generation of timely advisories.

* Capacity building, training and education of all stakeholders.

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