by May 31, 2010 0 comments

The need to deploy this system needs no explanation, because the devastation
caused by the Tsunami on Dec 26th, 2004 is probably still fresh in everyone’s
minds even after six years. One wonders though why such an important project was
deployed 3 years after the catastrophe and not earlier.

The Tsunami early warning system is a pretty complex project, providing lots of
advanced features to send early warnings to all areas that might be affected by
it. It uses N2 modeling to provide predicted travel times of a Tsunami to reach
a particular location along the coast. It does real-time monitoring of seismic
data, and determine the water levels of tide gauge and Bottom Pressure Recorders
(BPR) from various national and international sources.

Once a tsunami is detected, the system can disseminate information to
scientists, researchers, administrators, and of course, the general public
through emails, sms, and publishing on website. The system is pretty robust and
has detected 1000 earthquakes of 5+ magnitude on the Richter scale without
issuing false alarms.

Project Specs
  • Project Head: Dr.
    S.S.C. Shenoi, Director
  • Deployment Location:
  • Team Size: 15-20
  • Tech Used:
    Geospatial technology, seismic data monitoring with GIS interface, Tivoli
    Storage Manager
  • Expected life:


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