Revisiting Traditional Gender Identities in Disaster Response

From the late 1990s several scholars have highlighted how women are more vulnerable to the impacts of different disasters due to their reproductive and care-giving roles. This monolithic representation of women as ‘victims’ has later been challenged by different scholars (cf.Hydman and deAlwis, 2003; Ruwanpura, 2008; Gandhi, 2010; Enarson, 2012). Feminists from the Majority World […]

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Seismological research and geosciences

Seismology research is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the earth or through other planet-like bodies. The research also includes studies of the environmental effects of earthquakes, such as tsunamis and other seismic phenomena such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, and atmospheric explosions. A related field that uses geology to infer […]

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India’s World Class Tsunami Warning Services

A tsunami early warning system is devised to detect tsunamis well in advance and issue timely warnings to prevent loss of life and damage. A tsunami early warning system is made up of two components, a network of sensors to detect tsunamis and a communication infrastructure to disseminate timely alarms for evacuation of people from […]

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Tsunami and the soils of South Andaman

  Soils usually turn saline due to weathering of parent materials – causing fossil or primary salinity, or from anthropogenic activities involving the improper management of land and water resources – contributing to human or secondary salinity. Until recently, the occurrence of large scale soil salinity due to natural disasters like the tsunami was understood […]

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