The tsunami warning system in Thailand: A part of the reconstruction process after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

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    Abstract

    A disaster early warning system is an important tool to prevent a large number of human casualties from natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis. In Thailand, an early disaster warning system has been established as a part of the reconstruction process after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. This chapter focuses on the establishment, development and management process of this early warning system, with particular emphasis on tsunami hazards. This study considers face-to-face interviews with executive officers from the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) and the Seismological Bureau of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD). Moreover, observations of a warning drill conducted in September 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand are also considered. Relevant issues and findings are discussed while providing suggestions for the potential development of early warning systems of a similar nature in other developing countries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    Pages111-119
    Number of pages9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
    Volume44
    ISSN (Print)1878-9897
    ISSN (Electronic)2213-6959

    Keywords

    • 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
    • Disaster reconstruction
    • Early warning system
    • Thailand
    • Tsunami

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Economic Geology
    • Computers in Earth Sciences
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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