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Sethusamudram Project Facts Vs. Myth
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As I feared. There is not a single answer that the author can give to any of the points.

The Law of Conservation of Mass is not different in Kerala or Tamil Nadu. Water is very nearly constant in density, so that Cross Section Area x speed has to be constant for the same mass of water.

If X additional mass of water comes through a channel because it is now deeper, then that is all the additional mass of water available to distribute across the coastline to cause an added increase in water level, with a certain speed of movement. Very simple calculation, doesn't matter if it is done on the back of an envelope or on a supercomputer. Answer is the same. There is NO way that the proposed depth increase of the 300m channel can have any measurable effect on any tsunami hundreds of kilometers away.

The Quarter-Wave Resonance sounds very impressive as a Scientific Explanation, but it is exactly like I wrote. Also, it is very doubtful whether Prof. Tad's group has done computational simulations with enough resolution and fidelity to include the bends in the proposed canal. Yes, I have viewed the simulations, thank you, and I am aware of the limitations of what can be simulated today.

Also, see carefully what Professor Tad said: he said that in the case of the Alaska channel with a tsunami input, the largest amplitude was AT THE MOUTH of the channel. This is exactly what happens with wave motion in an open tube. The pressure changes are released at the open boundary, where the boundary condition is that the boundary cannot support a pressure discontinuity (or a discontinuity in potential energy). This causes a large velocity amplitude, same as what happens when you take a tube and blow across one end of it while holding the other end closed. Nothing new there.

Except that the mouth of the SSC is nowhere near Kerala. It is somewhere in the vicinity of Talaimannar, a bit southwest of there, perhaps, but NOWHERE near Kerala or Toothukkudi (Tuticorin to the Angrez and the Brown Sahibs), or KanyaKumari (Cape Comorin to the same). So Prof. Tad shoots his own claims down right there.

Now for the "Ramar Bridge" "NASA Photos". Like I said, that sounds good except to those who have carefully viewed those photos hoping to find some grounds to say that they are real proof of what our Epics taught us, but also trying to stay honest like our Epics taught us. The only honest explanation is what I posted - there MAY have been a human-aided part to that sandbank, but certainly not 30KM long. And the human-aided part was NOT what got eroded.

Get some Indian Remote Sensing photos and see if the Ramar Bridge appears still - or whether it only appears when NASA looked at it. What has happened to the sandbanks since the Tsunami? This alone would be a very useful revelation, relevant to the issues. Why have people not bothered to dig this out, before advancing all these theories and computer simulations?

It would also help to actually go and look down into the sea at Rameswaram, Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar to get some sense of perspective on these things. And get a sense of scale before supporting notions like those pushed in the Petition. Stand at the water's edge and look out to the horizon. And realize that that's only 4 miles away, and the other side is 25 miles away. The Palk Strait is not the Suez or Panama Canal - it is BIG. It is NOT like that "photo" that is available at major temples, showing Shri Rama and the Vanara Sena in Egyptian depthless depiction, where you can see Sita sitting over there, across a ditch narrower than the Buckingham Canal in Mylapore.

Sorry, Kalyanji, you have backed yourself into an indefensible corner, and have run out of intelligent answers, as I did warn would happen.

The smart thing for the RSS etc. to do (Yes, I know, that would be unusual) would be to withdraw that Petition, or back off from the childish nonsense and reword it to reflect some real concerns. Support the project, but ask for a major renovation of the Rameswaram temple and facilities, along with using the dredged soil and rocks to build a permanent, sustainable island out near the channel, to which people can go in boats and worship.


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