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Document title

Tsunami inundation scenarios for the Gulf of Kyparissia (western Peloponnese, Greece) derived from numerical simulations and geoscientific field evidence

published at : Reconstructing and modeling of paleotsunami events. Multi-proxy approaches, geophysical studies, numerical simulations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RÖBKE B.R. (1) ; SCHÜTTRUMPF H. (2) ; WÖFFLER T. (2) ; FISCHER P. (1) ; HADLER H. (1) ; NTAGERETZIS K. (1) ; WILLERSHÄUSER T. (1) ; VÖTT A. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography, Johannes-Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Inst. of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resouces Management, RWTH, Aachen, ALLEMAGNE

Abstract

Six tsunami scenarios were simulated in a numerical model, namely with tripartite tsunami wave trains approaching from west, south-west and south, and with 2 different intensities (moderate and extreme). Both, in the moderate and extreme scenarios, the extent of tsunami landfall varies significantly depending on the local relief and the propagation direction of the waves. Overall, the most serious threat to the northern part of the Gulf of Kyparissia is related to tsunamis from west and south-west. Results of numerical simulations are in good accordance with geoscientific field evidence obtained from the northern gulf coast between Katakolo, Epitalio and Kato Samiko, indicating multiple strong tsunami impact in prehistorical and historical times. Both, simulation results and field evidence support the Olympia Tsunami Hypothesis, suggesting that ancient Olympia was destroyed and buried by repeated tsunami-related flooding of the coast along the Kyparissiakos Gulf. The regional tsunami risk has to be considered as high in the northern Kyparissiakos Gulf

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no 4 [pp. 69-104]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 98 fig., 17 tabl., 2 annexes

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/S-00152

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