Global Disaster: The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Fumihiko Imamura*, Shunichi Koshimura*, Kazuhisa Goto*, Hideaki Yanagisawa**, and Yoko Iwabuchi**
*Disaster Control Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-11 Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
**Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-11 Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
The typical mechanism behind the generation and propagation of the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami is introduced through computer graphics, showing how it propagated across the ocean. The damage it caused in countries on the Indian ocean is summarized to suggest the lessons to be leaned in mitigating similar disasters in the future. And we investigated its impact on not only coastal community but also the environment, including coral and vegetation by a field survey and cover research required in tsunami engineering.