geography country notes

Geography

Nicobar Islands

and

Banda Aceh,Sumatra

  • low lying islands and flat land was flooded
  • submerged
  • no barrier
  • water travelled inland up to 1km

Banda Aceh

and

lakes of Galle, Sri Lanka

  • salinzation- salt contamination of land
  • made soil infertile for normal plants
  • fresh water ecosystems ruined
  • tsunami waves contaminated land,lakes,rivers with salt

East coast of Sri Lanka

  • coral reefs and mangroves destroyed which leaves no natural barrier
  • mangroves removed by wave action
  • the land has no buffer
  • is suseptable to further damage from erision and flooding.

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