Title: Tsunami Vulnerability and Risk Analysis Applied to the City of Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: JELINEK RobertECKERT SandraZEUG GunterKRAUSMANN Elisabeth
Publisher: OP
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC53316
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23967 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53316
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report describes the work carried out by two actions of the JRC, ISFEREA and MAHB, to achieve the TRANSFER project objectives, which was to produce tsunami risk-related products for the town of Alexandria. The deliverable D8.8 of the TRANSFER project specifies the production of flooding maps, vulnerability maps with selected indicators and scenario risk maps. The ISFEREA action performed the physical vulnerability assessment with a help of high resolution satellite remote sensing data and a field survey. The vulnerability was calculated based on four indicators such as the elevation, building type, number of floors and shoreline distance. The results of vulnerability assessment have been used for the purposes of risk analysis, which was done by the MAHB action. The tsunami risk was calculated in a qualitative way using a risk matrix relates the hazard and vulnerability. The study was carried out in two districts, a central and peri-urban of the city of Alexandria. Two scenarios of a 5 m and a 9 m inundation were selected for the analysis based on historical records of past tsunamis. The information obtained in this study can help responsible authorities to reduce potential tsunami consequences based on the resultant tsunami building vulnerability and risk maps.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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