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Bahuguna, A., S. Nayak and D. Roy. 2008. Impact of the tsunami and earthquake of 26th December 2004 on the vital coastal ecosystems of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands assessed using RESOURCESAT AWiFS data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 10(2):229-237.

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Baird, A. H., S. J. Campbell, A. W. Anggoro, R. L. Ardiwijaya, N. Fadli, Y. Herdiana, T. Kartawijaya, D. Mahyiddin, A. Mukminin, S. T. Pardede, M. S. Pratchett, E. Rudi and A. M. Siregar. 2005. Acehnese Reefs in the Wake of the Asian Tsunami. Current Biology 15(21): 1926-1930.

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Brown, B. E. 2005. The fate of coral reefs in the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean following the Sumatran earthquake and tsunami, 26 December 2004. Geographical Journal 171(4):372-374.

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Coles, S. L. and E. Brown. 2006. Twenty-year Changes in Coral Coverage on a Hurricane Impacted Reef in the Vicinity of a Thermal Outfall. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl. Abstract OS53L.

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Dodge, R. E., A. V. Soloviev, T. Gustafson, M. E. Luther, R. H. Weisberg. 2006. Response of the Coastal Ocean on the Southeast Florida Shelf to Tropical Cyclones During 1999-2005 Hurricane Seasons. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS16H-14.

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Foster, R., A. Hagan, N. Perera, C. A. Gunawan, I. Silaban, Y. Yaha, Y. Manuputty, I. Hazam and G. Hodgson. 2006. Tsunami and earthquake damage to coral reefs of Aceh, Indonesia. Reef Check Foundation, Pacific Palisades, California, USA. 33 pp.

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Gardner, T. A., I. M. Côté, J. A. Gill, A. Grant and A. R. Watkinson. 2005. Hurricanes and Caribbean coral reefs: impacts, recovery patterns, and role in long-term decline. Ecology 86(1):174-184.

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Gleason, A. C. R., D. Lirman, D. Williams, N. R. Gracias, B. E. Gintert, H. Madjidi, R. P. Reid, G. C. Boynton, S. Negahdaripour, M. Miller and P. Kramer. 2007. Documenting hurricane impacts on coral reefs using two-dimensional video-mosaic technology. Marine Ecology 28(2):254-258.

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Kumaraguru, A. K., K. Jayakumar, J. J. Wilson and C. M. Ramakritinan. 2005. Impact of the tsunami of 26 December 2004 on the coral reef environment of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay in the southeast coast of India. Current Science 89(10):1729-1741.

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Liew, S. C. and J. He. 2007. Uplift of a coral island in the andaman sea due to the 2004 sumatra earthquake measured using remote sensing reflectance of water. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International. 4683-4685.

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Main, M. A. 2007. Ecological and Social Response of the Coral Reefs of Mu Koh Surin Marine National Park, Thailand, and Phuket’s diving industry to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Bachelor’s Thesis, University of Victoria.

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Manzello, D. P., M. Brandt, T. B. Smith, D. Lirman, J. C. Hendee and R. S. Nemeth. 2007. Hurricanes benefit bleached corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(29):12035-12039.

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Meltzner, A. J., K. Sieh, M. Abrams, D. C. Agnew, K. W. Hudnut, J.-P. Avouac and D. H. Natawidjaja. 2006. Uplift and subsidence associated with the great Aceh-Andaman earthquake of 2004. Journal of Geophysical Research 111(B02407):1-8.

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Pennisi, E. 2005. SOUTH ASIA TSUNAMI:Powerful Tsunami's Impact on Coral Reefs Was Hit and Miss. Science 307(5710):657.

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Rafiau, W. B., K. L. Jackson, D. Billy, M. Bonte-Grapentin, J. Kruger, B. G. McAdoo, A. L. Moore and B. Tiano. 2007. Geologic Survey of the 2 April 2007 Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract S13A-1047.

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Scopélitis, J., S. Andréfouët and C. Largouët. 2007. Modelling coral reef habitat trajectories: Evaluation of an integrated timed automata and remote sensing approach. Ecological Modelling 205(1-2): 59-80.

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Stoddart, D. R. 2007. Tsunamis and coral reefs. Atoll Research Bulletin 544.

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Stone, R. 2007. Fractured Paradise. Science 316(5825):679.

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Subarya, C., M. Chilieh, L. Prawirodirdjo, J.-P. Avouac, Y. Bock, K. Sieh, A. J. Meltzner, D. H. Natawidjaja and R. McCaffrey. 2006. Plate-boundary deformation associated with the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Nature 440:46-51.

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Tkachenko, K. S., B.-J. Wu, L.-S. Fang and T.-Y. Fan. 2007. Dynamics of a coral reef community after mass mortality of branching Acropora corals and an outbreak of anemones. Marine Biology 151:185-194.

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Wang, L., J. Sheng, C. Hu and B. G. Hatcher. 2006. Storm-Induced Circulation on the Meso-American Barrier Reef System during Hurricane Mitch: Coupling Remote Sensing and a Nested-Grid Ocean Circulation Modelling System. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS46N-15.

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Westmacott, S., K. Teleki, S. Wells and J. M. West. 2000. Management of bleached and severely damaged coral reefs. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vi + 37 pp.

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Wilkinson, C. and D. Souter. 2008. Status of Caribbean coral reefs after bleaching and hurricanes in 2005. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Townsville, 152 p.

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Woodley, J. D., E. A. Chornesky, P. A. Clifford, J. B. C. Jackson, L. S. Kaufman, N. Knowlton, J. C. Lang, M. P. Pearson, J. W. Porter, M. C. Rooney, K. W. Rylaarsdam, V. J. Tunnicliffe, C. M. Wahle, J. L. Wulff, A. S. G. Curtis, M. D. Dallmeyer, B. P. Jupp, M. A. R. Koehl, J. Neigel and E. M. Sides. 1981. Hurricane Allen’s impact on Jamaican coral reefs. Science 214(4522):749-755.

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