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Effect of the 2004 Asian tsunami in the sea cave of Tham Phaya Nak (Koh Phi Phi archipelago, Thailand) and possible evidence of a prehistoric event

Karst systems : dynamics, evolution, paleoenvironmental recordings and natural hazards. Special issue

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

GILLI, E.
Dep. Géographie, Univ. Paris 8, Saint-Denis, France
GILLI, E.
Dep. Géographie, Univ. Paris 8, Saint-Denis, France
UMR ESPACE 6012, Nice, France
DE WAELE, J.
Ist. Italiano di Speleologia, Dip. di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Univ., Bologna, Italie
Dep. de Ciencias de la Tierra, Univ., Zaragoza, Espagne
PARISE, M.
Ist. di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italie


Description :
Tsunamis may leave traces on the landscapes whose study provides a prehistorical approach and the analysis of possible recurrences. The effects of the 2004 Asian tsunami on the karstic shores have been studied in Western Thailand, close to Phuket. Limestone cliffs of Koh Phi Islands and the marine cave of Phi Phi Leh have been poorly affected, but a prehistoric-event has provoked the deposit of a layer of coral fragments into the cave. This damage could be attributed to a tsunami but a storm cannot be excluded.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geodinamica acta, issn : 0985-3111, 2009, vol. 22-23, n°. 5-6/1-3, p. 79-88, nombre de pages : 10, Références bibliographiques : 66 ref.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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