The worldwide growth of coastal urbanization has induced even more populous concentrations of cities, industrial complexes, power stations - also nuclear -, and harbours etc..., in event-vulnerable coastal areas. Coastal areas are prone to paroxysmal events of different origins posing major threats to its natural and anthropic features. Recent meteorological- and/or geodynamic-genetic events resulted in severe economic damage and significant loss of life. In particular, tsunami can hit any coastal zone in the world with short or no-alarm period. In the Mediterranean basin, the short distance substantially annuls this possibility. In addition, the concept of ICZM underlines the necessity to consider every morpho-dynamic event in relation to human activities. The task is the implementation of scientific and cultural systems and tools capable of supporting effective coastal management, suggesting tsunami risk maps for example which would be essential for coastal planners to realize effective civil-protection measures and procedures

Tsunami in Mediterranean Sea / MASTRONUZZI G. - In: THE EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. - ISSN 2090-2271. - 2(2010), pp. 1-9.

Tsunami in Mediterranean Sea

MASTRONUZZI, Giuseppe Antonio
2010

Abstract

The worldwide growth of coastal urbanization has induced even more populous concentrations of cities, industrial complexes, power stations - also nuclear -, and harbours etc..., in event-vulnerable coastal areas. Coastal areas are prone to paroxysmal events of different origins posing major threats to its natural and anthropic features. Recent meteorological- and/or geodynamic-genetic events resulted in severe economic damage and significant loss of life. In particular, tsunami can hit any coastal zone in the world with short or no-alarm period. In the Mediterranean basin, the short distance substantially annuls this possibility. In addition, the concept of ICZM underlines the necessity to consider every morpho-dynamic event in relation to human activities. The task is the implementation of scientific and cultural systems and tools capable of supporting effective coastal management, suggesting tsunami risk maps for example which would be essential for coastal planners to realize effective civil-protection measures and procedures
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