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Tsunami hazards in Europe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15031018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tsunami represents one of the most potentially serious forms of coastal flood risk. Although much is known on the recorded history of tsunamis for given areas of the world, very little information is available on the occurrence of palaeotsunamis during prehistory. This is of fundamental importance in calculating tsunami flood risk for any given coastal area. Given sufficient information on past tsunami activity for a particular coastal area, the numerical calculation of aggregate coastal flood risk (including tsunami) for a coastal area is very difficult to estimate since one needs also to take into account the risk of a tsunami and a storm surge taking place simultaneously during a high tide. Estimates of coastal flood risk also need to consider future changes in relative sea level caused by the combined effects of global climate change and vertical movements of the lithosphere.
Authors:
A G Dawson; P Lockett; S Shi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-19     Completed Date:  2004-08-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK. a.dawson@coventry.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Disasters*
Europe
Geological Phenomena
Geology
Oceans and Seas
Risk Assessment
Water Movements*

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