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Summarization of Tsunami Warning System

S. Lakshmi, B.S. Sathishkumar


Tsunamis occur rarely on Earth but their impact is devastating. This paper describes the system components that make up the second-generation Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis system (DART II), which comprise a critical portion of a tsunami forecast, warning and mitigation system and also summarize the recently used sensors in Indian Tsunami Warning System. The Indian Tsunami Early Warning System (ITEWS) based at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), operates on 24x7 basis and has the functions of monitoring seismological stations, bottom pressure recorders (BPRs) and tidal stations throughout the Indian Ocean Basin to evaluate potentially tsunamigenic earthquakes and disseminating tsunami warning information and also evaluate the Earthquake parameters. The development of techniques adopted to detection of Tsunami is a continuous process and it has lot of scope for researcher and people those working in this area.


Bottom Pressure Recorders, Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis System, Indian Tsunami Warning System, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services.

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