Title: Approaches to Tsunami Risk Assessment
Authors: JELINEK RobertKRAUSMANN Elisabeth
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC48713
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23573 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC48713
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report provides an overview of the existing methods of tsunami risk assessment. The analyses focus on the process of risk assessment, its basic steps and output. Therefore, the specific components of risk, such as hazard, consequence or vulnerability are not discussed in detail. The reviewed studies are classified according to the country of origin or their place of the application. Since literature on tsunami risk assessment is limited, other risk assessment methods applied for floods and landslides are briefly discussed and studied their commonalities with tsunami risk. In conclusion, the report suggests a possible strategy for addressing the tsunami risk in the TRANSFER project. For this purpose, a general framework for tsunami risk assessment has been prepared.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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