Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 02

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Volume 19, No. 2
Pages 40 - 49


Cyclones, Tsunamis, and Human Health: The Key Role of Preparedness

By Mark E. Keim  
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Besides the many benefits of the ocean, human and other populations living in coastal regions share in the risk for meteorological and seismic hazards that originate from the seas. Tropical cyclones (also known as typhoons and hurricanes) and tsunamis represent the most powerful and destructive of all marine hazards.


Keim, M.E. 2006. Cyclones, tsunamis, and human health: The key role of preparedness. Oceanography 19(2):40–49, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.62.

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