Gaja cyclone: Revival of livelihood and restoration of greenery in the coastal areas of Nagapattinam District
|Title||Gaja cyclone: Revival of livelihood and restoration of greenery in the coastal areas of Nagapattinam District|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Selvam V, Velvizhi S, Gopinath R., Rajavelan R., Lakshmanan P., Nagarajan R, Dinesh S|
|Institution||M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation|
|Keywords||Gaja Cyclone; livelihood; restoration; Nagapattinam; Coastal Areas|
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Government of India, a severe cyclonic storm named ‘Gaja’ crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam near latitude 10.5ºN and longitude 79.8ºE with a wind speed of 100‒110 km/h gusting to 120 km/h during 0030 to 0230 hours on 16th November, 2018 (Fig 1). It was reported by private weather observers that in Vedaranyam the speed of the cyclonic wind was more than 160 km/h. As per the observation of fishers, the cyclonic wind generated a storm surge of more than 5 m in height.
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