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Remote Sensing Technologies Applied Following South Asian Tsunami

cover imageMCEER Response: Post-Tsunami Urban Damage Survey in Thailand Using the VIEWS® Reconnaissance System describes the efforts of a post-tsunami field campaign undertaken in Thailand following the Sumatra earthquake and subsequent tsunami of December 26, 2004. Thailand was chosen by the multilateral reconnaissance team, which included MCEER researcher Shubharoop Ghosh of ImageCat, based on its condition--media reports suggested destruction at multiple tourist locations, more than 5,300 deaths and more than $500 million (USD) damage to the nation’s shrimp industry—and based on a preliminary assessment of potential casualties in the region by ImageCat, using remote sensing data. The report is available at http://mceer.buffalo.edu/research/tsunami/default.asp.

The Bulletin is a free publication offering articles on Center research, cooperative ventures, reports from conferences, educational activities, upcoming events, and reviews of new MCEER publications Spring 2005

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