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Presentation
Tsunami Risk and Vulnerability Analysis for the City of Rhodes
International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (2012)
  • E.T. Flouri
  • D.A. Mitsoudis, University of Crete
  • Nektarios Chrysoulakis
  • C.E. Synolakis
Abstract
The authors present a vulnerability and risk analysis of tsunami hazard for the city of Rhodes. The tsunami hazard is assessed through computed values of the maximum inundation and maximum flow depth derived from a probabilistic scenario for a 1000-year time window, which incorporates hundreds of numerical simulations with MOST code. The data needed to identify tsunami vulnerable areas are gathered combining remote sensing techniques and GIS technology with surveyed observations and estimates of population data. Tsunami risk zones are defined on the basis of both estimated maximum inundation and maximum flow depth data and results are presented using GIS.
Keywords
  • Tsunami; hazard; vulnerability; risk; Rhodes; Aegean Sea.
Publication Date
June 22, 2012
Citation Information
Flouri, E.T., Mitsoudis, D.A., Chrysoulakis, N., Diamantakis, M. and Synolakis, C. E., 2012. Tsunami risk and vulnerability analysis for the city of Rhodes. Proceedings of the 22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, held in Rhodes, Greece on June 17 - 22. Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) ISBN 978-1-880653-94-4; ISSN 1098-6189, pp. 257 - 264.