TY - CHAP A1 - Karen G. Villholth A2 - Bhanu Neupane ED1 - Mohammad Mokhtari Y1 - 2011-12-16 PY - 2011 T1 - Tsunamis as Long-Term Hazards to Coastal Groundwater Resources and Associated Water Supplies N2 - The objective of this multi-disciplinary book is to provide a collection of expert writing on different aspects of pre- and post- tsunami developments and management techniques. It is intended to be distributed within the scientific community and among the decision makers for tsunami risk reduction. The presented chapters have been thoroughly reviewed and accepted for publication. It presents advanced methods for tsunami measurement using Ocean-bottom pressure sensor, kinematic GPS buoy, satellite altimetry, Paleotsunami, Ionospheric sounding, early warning system, and scenario based numerical modeling. It continues to present case studies from the Northern Caribbean, Makran region and Tamil Nadu coast in India. Furthermore, classifying tsunamis into local, regional and global, their possible impact on the region and its immediate vicinity is highlighted. It also includes the effects of tsunami hazard on the coastal environment and infrastructure (structures, lifelines, water resources, bridges, dykes, etc.); and finally the need for emergency medical response preparedness and the prevention of psychological consequences of the affected survivors has been discussed. BT - Tsunami SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/25125 DO - 10.5772/25125 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-20 ER -