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Harbors and tsunami threat; a case study in the sea of marmara
Resilience of harbors and coastal utilities under marine hazards is an important issue for post disaster operations and
recovery. Throughout history, in the Sea of Marmara, more than 30 tsunamis have occurred in the last two millenniums.
The highest populated mega city Istanbul, located at north coast of the Sea of Marmara is one of the main centers of all
economic activities in Turkey. There are numerous ports in Istanbul and those are in different sizes serving different
activities from commercial to leisure purposes. One of the main ports in the Sea of Marmara is Haydarpasa port which
serves not only cargo but also passenger transportation. In this study, Haydarpasa port is selected as a case study area
to understand the motion of tsunamis inside the port and identify their effects on harbor performance. In the study, the
spatial and temporal changes of main tsunami parameters are investigated and their adverse effects on harbor
performance are identified by analyzing the critical tsunami parameters (water elevation, current speed and momentum
fluxes) in the port. Finally the functional loss of port and the necessary strategies for reduction of tsunami impact and
increase of resilience are also discussed.
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Date Published : 18/08/2015
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