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Riskområden för tsunamis och havsytestegring i Messinien, Grekland
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology (INK).
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The purpose of this exam work is to study the possible threats from tsunami and raised sea level against the coast of Messinia, Greece. The main focus is on the threat against  infrastructure and cultivated land. There are some questions that need to be answered to fulfill the aim:

  • How is the tectonic built up historically in the Mediterranean Sea, and is there any pattern concerning earthquakes in the area?
  • How large is the tsunami risk in the Mediterranean Sea, and how large is the risk that a tsunami will strike the coast of Messinia?
  • Is it possible to evaluate how large a tsunami wave will be, and is that possible to use in this essay?
  • What does the future look like concerning sea level rise and how could that affect the Mediterranean Sea and Messinia?

The main result of this thesis is that certain areas of the Messinian coast will be affected by both tsunamis and sea level rise, while most of the coast will remain almost unaffected, at least concerning infrastructure and cultivated land. However, there will be negative influences on some beaches with erosion and a risk for people visiting the beach. The areas that will be most affected are the areas around the two cities Kalamata and Messini and also the Gialova lagoon area. The outer parts of the cities could get affected with drowned cultivations in the surroundings. Another threat to this area could be saltwater intrusion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 24 p.
Keyword [sv]
tsunami, havsytestegring, Messinien
National Category
Physical Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54867OAI: diva2:398771
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2011-05-19 Created: 2011-02-18 Last updated: 2011-05-19Bibliographically approved

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