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Volume 11, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 11, 643–655, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-643-2015
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Special issue: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations...

Ocean Sci., 11, 643–655, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-643-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 Aug 2015

Research article | 27 Aug 2015

Simulation of tsunami generation, propagation and coastal inundation in the Eastern Mediterranean

A. G. Samaras et al.
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An advanced tsunami generation, propagation and coastal inundation model is applied to simulate representative earthquake-induced tsunami scenarios in the Eastern Mediterranean. Two areas of interest were selected after evaluating tsunamigenic zones and possible sources in the region: one at the SE of Crete (Greece) and one at the E of Sicily (Italy). Results are indicative of the model’s capabilities, as well of how areas in the Eastern Mediterranean would be affected by eventual larger events.
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