Forecasting Coastal Inundation

Balasore 2013, Odisha, Photo courtesy: Samrat

Abstract: High waves and coastal inundation due to tropical cyclones cause heavy loss of life and property. Hence, precise prediction and warning is of extreme significance. The forecast services played a major role in preventing losses when cyclone Phailin made landfall in 2013.

The authors are Scientists and Director, respectively, from Earth System Science Organisation-Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS).