About the Practice
Problem Statement:

• Accurately providing tsunami warning in coastal areas. • Measuring the magnitude of the tsunami. • Providing more time for evacuation and preparing for the tsunami.


It has devised a new technique for providing tsunami forecasting. Accurate forecasting of Tsunami can be very vital in issuing warnings and evacuating the people from regions with the possibility of being hit by tsunami.The cost of this tsunami warning system may be a hundred times cheaper than the existing systems due to the very low cost of obtaining TEC data from satellite Pratham. The project uses a novel technique for ionospheric tomography using the TEC data. The TEC data for this system is obtained from Pratham, a satellite developed by IIT Bombay. The TEC data is being generated using ten ground stations in India and one in France. The algorithm reconstructs the distribution of electron density across various layers of the ionosphere with more than 85% accuracy. This allows forecasting tsunami with a good deal of accuracy.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Neena Gilda, Sandeep S, Seena V, Sheetal Patil
Address: IIT Bombay
City: Mumbai
State: Maharashtra
PIN Code 400076

Practice Details

Link: • Has Accuracy of more than 85% on prediction. • Can be helpful at very minimal cost of installation and operation. • When combined with other early warning system it can play vital role in preventing major damage caused by disaster.
Manufacturing Capacity: d) Licensing
Problem Scale: Around the World
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1315

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