Coastal Amplification of Tsunami Waves in The Eastern Mediterranean

Emin Özsoy Department of Marine Science, Middle East Technical University, P.K.28, Erdemli, Icel, Turkey

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Ümit Ünlüata Department of Marine Science, Middle East Technical University, P.K.28, Erdemli, Icel, Turkey

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Mustafa Aral Department of Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

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Abstract

Numerical modeling techniques are used to study tsunami propagation in the eastern Mediterranean. In addition to the propagation patterns, the amplification due to the geometries of the continental shelf and the basin are studied in detail. The surface displacement at selected strategic locations is frequency-analyzed to obtain the resonances and their modal shapes. Coupled resonances are identified in the Cilician Basin-Gulf of Iskenderun system.

Abstract

Numerical modeling techniques are used to study tsunami propagation in the eastern Mediterranean. In addition to the propagation patterns, the amplification due to the geometries of the continental shelf and the basin are studied in detail. The surface displacement at selected strategic locations is frequency-analyzed to obtain the resonances and their modal shapes. Coupled resonances are identified in the Cilician Basin-Gulf of Iskenderun system.

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