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Holocene Palaeotsunami Landfalls and Neotectonic Dynamics in the Western and Southern Peloponnese (Greece): The Past as a Key to the Present and Predictor of the Future

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Series: Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband - Neue Folge Volume: 59/4

By: Andreas Vött (Editor), Dieter H Kelletat (Editor)

317 pages, 128 illustrations, 12 tables

Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlag

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #232430
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The eastern Mediterranean has been hit by numerous tsunami landfalls during the past millennia. This Supplementary Issue of Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie features the results of studies, conducted along the coasts of the western and southern Peloponnese in search of palaeotsunami signatures in the local sedimentary record. Further papers deal with regional neotectonic issues relevant for understanding the Holocene landscape evolution.

The authors present geomorphological and sedimentological evidence of tsunamites detected in near-coast geological archives, such as traces of the 1303 AD tsunami event, so far unknown. The effects of tsunami-related high-energy wave impacts during history on man-made coastal infrastructure and settlements are thoroughly described. The studies underline the high vulnerability of the Peloponnese against tsunami hazards.

The contributions of this issue also emphasize the important role of tsunamis for the overall coastal evolution of the Peloponnese and far beyond, which should no longer be neglected or ignored. Extreme tsunamis that occurred centuries ago may still crucially control present-day coastal geomorphologies. Most of the studies were conducted within the interdisciplinary project “Quaternary tsunami events in the eastern Ionian Sea – reconstructing and modelling extreme events based on interdisciplinary geo-scientific investigations” funded by the German Research Foundation.

Of special interest for coastal geomorphologists and geologists professionally dealing with palaeotsunami and neo-tectonic research in the Mediterranean region, but also for lecturers and students of the disciplines of Geography, Geology and Geoarchaeology.


Contents

Holocene Palaeotsunami Landfalls and Neotectonic Dynamics in the Western and Southern Peloponnese (Greece)
         Vött, Andreas; Kelletat, Dieter p. 1-5
Palaeotsunami impact on the ancient harbour site Kyllini (western Peloponnese, Greece) based on a geomorphological multi-proxy approach
      Hadler, Hanna; Baika, Kalliopi; Pakkanen, Jari; Evangelistis, Dionysios; Emde, Kurt; Fischer, Peter; Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Röbke, Björn; Willershäuser, Timo; Vött, Andreas p. 7-41
Geo-scientific evidence of tsunami impact in the Gulf of Kyparissia (western Peloponnese, Greece)
      Willershäuser, Timo; Vött, Andreas; Hadler, Hanna; Fischer, Peter; Röbke, Björn; Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Emde, Kurt; Brückner, Helmut p. 43-80
Holocene fan alluviation and terrace formation by repeated tsunami passage at Epitalio near Olympia (Alpheios River valley, Greece)
      Vött, Andreas; Fischer, Peter; Röbke, Björn R.; Werner, Vera; Emde, Kurt; Finkler, Claudia; Hadler, Hanna; Handl, Mathias; Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Willershäuser, Timo p. 81-123
Geoscientific investigations in search of tsunami deposits in the environs of the Agoulinitsa peatland, Kaiafas Lagoon and Kakovatos (Gulf of Kyparissia, western Peloponnese, Greece)
      Koster, Benjamin; Vött, Andreas; Mathes-Schmidt, Margret; Reicherter, Klaus p. 125-156
Considering coastal palaeogeographical changes in a numerical tsunami model – a progressive base to compare simulation results with field traces from three coastal settings in western Greece
      Röbke, Björn R.; Vött, Andreas; Willershäuser, Timo; Fischer, Peter; Hadler, Hanna p. 157-188
The Lapithas Mountain faults and nearby archaeological damage, western Peloponnese, Greece
      Mason, Jack; Reicherter, Klaus; Papanikolaou, Ioannis p. 189-213
Holocene palaeotsunami imprints in the stratigraphical record and the coastal geomorphology of the Gialova Lagoon near Pylos (southwestern Peloponnese, Greece)
      Willershäuser, Timo; Vött, Andreas; Hadler, Hanna; Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Emde, Kurt; Brückner, Helmut p. 215-252
Palaeotsunami history of the Elos Plain (Evrotas River delta, Peloponnese, Greece)
      Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Vött, Andreas; Fischer, Peter; Hadler, Hanna; Emde, Kurt; Röbke, Björn Roman; Willershäuser, Timo p. 253-273
Palaeotsunami record in near-coast sedimentary archives in southeastern Lakonia (Peloponnese, Greece)
      Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Vött, Andreas; Emde, Kurt; Fischer, Peter; Hadler, Hanna; Röbke, Björn Roman; Willershäuser, Timo p. 275-299
Traces of repeated tsunami landfall in the vicinity of Limnothalassa Moustou (Gulf of Argolis – Peloponnese, Greece)
      Ntageretzis, Konstantin; Vött, Andreas; Fischer, Peter; Hadler, Hanna; Emde, Kurt; Röbke, Björn Roman; Willershäuser, Timo p. 301-317


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