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Modeling tsunami damage in Aceh: a reply

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Landscape Egology. 23: 7-10.


In reply to the critique of Baird and Kerr, we emphasize that our model is a generalized vulnerability model, built from easily acquired data from anywhere in the world, to identify areas with probable susceptibility to large tsunamis--and discuss their other criticisms in detail. We also show that a rejection of the role of trees in helping protect vulnerable areas is not justified in light of existing evidence.


coastal forests; tsunami vulnerability; random forest; Aceh; mangrove


Iverson, Louis R.; Prasad, Anantha M. 2008. Modeling tsunami damage in Aceh: a reply. Landscape Egology. 23: 7-10.

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