NEAM Tsunami Hazard Model 2018 (NEAMTHM18)

Online data of the Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Model for the NEAM Region from the TSUMAPS-NEAM project

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NEAMTHM18 data is offered through web services adopting the OGC standards (WFS and WMS). This service is part of the candidate Thematic Core Service for tsunami and is integrated into the Integrated Core Service Data Portal of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS).
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Basili, R., Brizuela, B., Herrero, A., Iqbal, S., Lorito, S., Maesano, F.E., Murphy, S., Perfetti, P., Romano, F., Scala, A., Selva, J., Taroni, M., Thio, H.K., Tiberti, M.M., Tonini, R., Volpe, M., Glimsdal, S., Harbitz, C.B., Løvholt, F., Baptista, M.A., Carrilho, F., Matias, L.M., Omira, R., Babeyko, A., Hoechner, A., Gurbuz, M., Pekcan, O., Yalçıner, A., Canals, M., Lastras, G., Agalos, A., Papadopoulos, G., Triantafyllou, I., Benchekroun, S., Agrebi Jaouadi, H., Attafi, K., Ben Abdallah, S., Bouallegue, A., Hamdi, H., Oueslati, F. (2018) NEAM Tsunami Hazard Model 2018 (NEAMTHM18): online data of the Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Model for the NEAM Region from the TSUMAPS-NEAM project. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV);

Basili R., Brizuela B., Herrero A., Iqbal S., Lorito S., Maesano F.E., Murphy S., Perfetti P., Romano F., Scala A., Selva J., Taroni M., Thio H.K., Tiberti M.M., Tonini R., Volpe M., Glimsdal S., Harbitz C.B., Løvholt F., Baptista M.A., Carrilho F., Matias L.M., Omira R., Babeyko A., Hoechner A., Gurbuz M., Pekcan O., Yalçıner A., Canals M., Lastras G., Agalos A., Papadopoulos G., Triantafyllou I., Benchekroun S., Agrebi Jaouadi K., Ben Abdallah S., Bouallegue A., Hamdi H., Oueslati F., Amato A., Armigliato A., Behrens J., Davies G., Di Bucci D., Dolce M., Geist E., Gonzalez Vida J.M., González M., Macías Sánchez J., Meletti C., Ozer Sozdinler C., Pagani M., Parsons T., Polet J., Power W., Sørensen M.B, Zaytsev A. (2021), The making of the NEAM Tsunami Hazard Model 2018 (NEAMTHM18). Front. Earth Sci.,
The NEAM Tsunami Hazard Model 2018 (NEAMTHM18) is a probabilistic hazard model for tsunamis generated by earthquakes. It covers the coastlines of the North-East Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and connected Seas (NEAM). In this online data product, the hazard results are provided by hazard curves calculated at 2,343 Points of Interest (POI), distributed in the North-East Atlantic (1,076 POIs), the Mediterranean Sea (1,130 POIs), and the Black Sea (137 POIs) at an average spacing of ~20 km. For each POI, hazard curves are given for the mean, 2nd, 16th, 50th, 84th, and 98th percentiles. Maps derived from hazard curves are Probability maps for Maximum Inundation Heights (MIH) of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 meters; Hazard maps for Average Return Periods (ARP) of 500, 1,000, 2,500, 5,000, 10,000 years. For each map, precalculated displays are provided for the mean, the 16th percentile, and the 84th percentile. All data are also made accessible through an interactive web mapper and through Open Geospatial Consortium standard protocols. The model was prepared in the framework of the European Project TSUMAPS-NEAM ( funded by the mechanism of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (grant no. ECHO/SUB/2015/718568/PREV26).
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Tsunami modeling has been done with the HPC support by:


logo-tsunami-hysea2EDANYA Group, Universidad de Málaga, Spain for making the HySEA code available


Cineca for providing access to computing facilities.

A. Grezio, A. M. Lombardi, D. Melini, S. Orefice are thanked for their scientific discussions on various aspects of the project.

We also thank the review panel and the elicited experts.