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POTENTIAL INUNDATION AREAS FOR TSUNAMI AND SURGES IN MAKRAN COAST, IRAN

AUTHOR/S: H. LAHIJANI, M. SHA-HOSSEINI, C. MORHANGE, A. NADERI BENI, M. AKBARPOUR
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 127-132 pp

ABSTRACT

The Makran coast of Iran is exposed to the long waves generated in the Indian Ocean.
The coast experienced huge waves induced by tsunami and cyclone during the past
decades. Using the impact of the past events we present potential inundation areas for
the great waves on the Makran coast. Based on the value of long wave height, three
flood zones are specified on the inundation map. The first zone associated with no
considerable inundation on uplifted rocky shore, the second zone would experience up
to a few kilometers inundation on the coast of Chabahar and Jask areas. Areas of sandy
beaches that supported by high cliffs fall between two extreme regions.

Keywords: Makran coast, tsunami, storm surge, inundation