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Rachid Omira

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Rachid Omira

PhD in Geophysics, 2010
Post-Doc Researcher at IPMA/ IDL

Scientific Interests:  Natural Hazards, Tsunami.


INTERNATIONAL REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

[22] Grezio A. , Babeyko A., Baptista M. A., Behrens J., Costa A., Davies G., Geist E. L., Glimsdal S., González F. I. , Griffin J., Harbitz C. B., LeVeque R. J., Lorito S., Løvholt F., Omira R., Mueller C., Paris R., Parsons T., Polet J., Power W., Selva J., Sørensen M. B., Thio H. K. (2017). Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis (PTHA): multiple sources and global applications. Accepted in Reviews of Geophysics.

[21] Baptista M. A., Miranda J. M., Matias L., Omira R. (2017). Synthetic tsunami waveform catalogs with kinematic constraints. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 17: 1253–1265. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1253-2017.

[19] Omira R., Matias L., and Baptista M. A. (2017). Reply to Comment on “Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard in the Northeast Atlantic From Near-and Far-Field Tectonic Sources” by Fonseca (Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2016). Pure and Applied Geophysics, 174(3): 1127-1132. Doi: 10.1007/s00024-017-1470-9.

[18] Omira R., Quartau R., Ramalho I., Baptista M.A. and Neil, M. (2016). The tsunami effects of a collapse of a volcanic island on a semi-enclosed basin: The Pico-São Jorge channel in the Azores archipelago. Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards, ISBN: 978-1-119-05397-2.

[17] El-Hussain I., Omira R., Deif A., Al-Habsi Z., Al-Rawas G., Mohamad A., Al-Jabri K., Baptista M. A. (2016). Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment along Oman coast from submarine earthquakes in the Makran subduction zone, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:888, 1-14, Doi: 10.1007/s12517-016-2687-0.

[16] Omira R., Matias L., and Baptista M. A. (2016). Developing an event-tree probabilistic tsunami inundation model for NE Atlantic coasts: Application to a case study. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173(12), 3775-3794. Doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1367-z.

[15] Omira R., Ramalho I., Terrinha P., Baptista M.A. Batista L. and Zitellini, N. (2016). Deep-water seamounts, a potential source of tsunami generated by landslides? – The Hirondelle seamount, NE Atlantic. Marine Geology 379, 267-280. Doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2016.06.010.

[14] Omira R., Baptista M. A., and Lisboa F. (2016). Tsunami Characteristics Along the Peru–Chile Trench: Analysis of the 2015 Mw8. 3 Illapel, the 2014 Mw8. 2 Iquique and the 2010 Mw8. 8 Maule Tsunamis in the Near-field. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173(4),1063-1077. Doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1277-0.

[13] Wronna M., Omira R., and Baptista M. A. (2015). Scenario-based approach for multiple source Tsunami Hazard assessment for Sines, Portugal. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences , 15, 2557-2568.

[12] Omira R., Vales D., Marreiros C., and Carrilho F. (2015). Large submarine earthquakes that occurred worldwide in a 1-year period (June 2013 to June 2014)–a contribution to the understanding of tsunamigenic potential. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 15(10), 2183-2200.

[11] Omira R., Baptista M. A., and Matias L. (2015). Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard in the Northeast Atlantic from Near-and Far-Field Tectonic Sources. Pure Appl. Geophys., 172(3-4), 901-920. Doi:10.1007/s00024-014-0949-x.

[10] Benchekroun S., Omira R., Baptista M. A., El Mouraouah A., Brahim A. I., and Toto E. A. (2015). Tsunami impact and vulnerability in the harbour area of Tangier, Morocco. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 6(8): 718–740. Doi:10.1080/19475705.2013.858373.

[9] Miranda J. M., Baptista M. A., and Omira R. (2014) On the use of Green’s summation for tsunami waveform estimation: a case study. Geophys. J. Int. 199.1: 459-464.

[8] Omira R., Baptista M. A., Leone F., Mellas S., Matias L., Zourarah B., Miranda J. M., Carrilho F., and Cherel J-P. (2013): Performance of coastal sea-defense infrastructure at El Jadida (Morocco) against tsunami threat – Lesson learned from the Japanese 11th March 2011, tsunami. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13: 1–16. Doi: 10.5194/nhess-13-1-2013.

[7] Costa P. J. M., Andrade C., Freitas M. C., Oliveira M. A., da Silva C. M., Omira R., Taborda R., Baptista M. A. and Dawson A. G. (2011): Boulder deposition during major tsunami events. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 36: 2054-2068. Doi: 10.1002/esp.2228.

[6] Font E., Nascimento C., Omira R., Baptista M. A., Silva P. F. (2011): Erratum to Identification of tsunami-induced deposits using numerical modeling and rock magnetism techniques: a study case of the 1755 Lisbon tsunami in Algarve, Portugal [Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors Volume 182, Issues 3–4, Pages 187–198 (October 2010)]. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 184: 106-117. Doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.10.006.

[5] Baptista M. A., Miranda J. M., Omira R., Antunes, C. (2011): Potential inundation of Lisbon downtown by a 1755-like tsunami. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11: 3319-3326. Doi: 10.5194/nhess-11-3319-2011.

[4] Font E., Nascimento C., Omira R., Baptista M. A., Silva P. F. (2010): Identification of tsunami-induced deposits using numerical modelling and rock magnetism techniques: A study case of the 1755 Lisbon tsunami in Algarve, Portugal. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors – Elsivier. 182: 187–198. Doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.08.007.

[3] Omira R., Baptista M.A., and Miranda J.M. (2010): Evaluating Tsunami Impact on the Gulf of Cadiz Coast (Northeast Atlantic). Pure and Applied Geophysics. Doi: 10.1007/s00024-010-0217-7.

[2] Omira R., Baptista M. A., Miranda J. M., Toto E., Catita C., Catalão J. (2010): Tsunami vulnerability assessment of Casablanca-Morocco using numerical modelling and GIS tools. Natural Hazards – Springer, 54:75-95. Doi: 10.1007/s11069-009-9454-4.

[1] Omira R., Baptista M.A., Matias L., Miranda J.M., Catita C., Carrilho F., Toto E. (2009): Design of a Sea-level Tsunami Detection Network for the Gulf of Cadiz. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 9: 1327–1338. Doi: 10.5194/nhess-9-1327-2009.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

[03] Sabeur, Zed, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Wachter, Joachim, Hammitzsch, Martin, Lowe, Peter, Lendholdt, Matthias,Armigliato, Alberto, Pagnoni, Gianluca, Tinti, Stefano and Omira, Rachid (2013) Modeling and detection of hydrodynamic trends for advancing early-tsunami warnings. In, ISOPE 2013, Anchorage, US, 30 Jun – 05 Jul 2013, ISBN 978-1-880653-99–9 (Set); ISSN 1098-6189.

[02] Omira R., Baptista M.A., Mellas S., Leone F., Meschinet de Richemond N. , Zourarah B. and Cherel J-P. (2012): The November, 1st, 1755 Tsunami in Morocco:  Can Numerical Modeling Clarify the Uncertainties of Historical Reports?.Tsunami Analysis of Hazard- From Physical Interpretation to Human Impact. Book edited by: Gloria I. Lopez, ISBN: 978-953-51-0865-8. Publisher: INTECH, November 2012

[01] Baptista M. A., Omira R., Matias L., Miranda J. M., Annunziato A., Carrilho F. and Kaabouben F. (2011). On the Need for a Tsunami Warning System in the North East Atlantic Area (Gulf of Cadiz). The Tsunami Threat – Research and Technology, Nils-Axel Mörner (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-552-5, INTECH.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

[03] Hammitzsch M., Carrilho F., Necmioglu O., Lendholt M., Reißland S., Schulz J., Omira R., Comoglu M., Ozel N., Wächter J. (2013): Meeting UNESCO-IOC ICG/NEAMTWS Requirements and beyond with TRIDEC’s Crisis Management Demonstrator for Tsunamis. Conference Proceedings – 23rd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference – ISOPE (Anchorage, Alaska, USA 2013), p. 80.

[02] Mellas S, Leone F, Omira R, Gherardi M, Baptista MA, Zourarah B,  Péroche M,  Lagahé E, « Le risque tsunamique au Maroc : modélisation et évaluation au moyen d’un premier jeu d’indicateurs d’exposition du littoral atlantique », Physio-Géo ; Volume 6 |  2012; DOI : 10.4000/physio-geo.2589

[01] Annunziato, A., Carrilho F., Matias L.M., Baptista M.A., Omira R. (2009): Progress in the establishment of the Portuguese Tsunami Warning System. EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre) Newsletter, April 2009. ISSN 1607-1980.

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

2016

Ramalho I., Omira R., Baptista M.A., Moussaoui S., and Zaghloul M.N. (2016) Mor10º Congresso Nacional de Engenharia Sísmica, Ponta Delgada, Azores, 2016

phological changes due to tsunami impact: Numerical modelling of sediments transport and deposit at Tangier – Morocco. EGU General Assembly. Paper Number: EGU2016-4193.

Omira R., Quartau R., Ramalho I., Baptista M.A. and Neil M. (2016) Massive flank collapse of Pico volcanic Island: implications for landslide-induced tsunami hazard in the Azores archipelago. 10º Congresso Nacional de Engenharia Sísmica, Ponta Delgada, Azores, 2016. Paper number: 39.

2015

Omira R., Ramalho, I., Vales D., Baptista, M.A., Matias L., Terrinha P. (2015). Deep water seamounts in the NE Atlantic, sources of landslides-induced tsunamis: Slope instability analysis and tsunami numerical modeling. EP23D-0994. AGU Fall Meeting 14-19 December 2015, San Francisco USA https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/77982.

Quartau R., Omira R., Ramalhi I., Baptista M.A., Mitchell N. (2015). The tsunami effects of a volcanic island flank collapse on a semi-enclosed basin: The Pico-São Jorge channel in the Azores archipelago. NH24A-06. AGU Fall Meeting 14-19 December 2015, https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/82973.

Baptista M.A., Matias, L.M., Miranda J. M, Omira R. (2015). Abstract IUGG 4727 Earthquake related tsunami hazard between the Azores and Iberian Margin North East Atlantic. 26th IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) General Assembly, Prague, June, 22-July,2. https://www.czech-in.org/cmGateway/IUGG2015/abstractsoverview.html

Løvholt, C. Harbitz, J. Griffin, G. Davies, S. Lorito, R. Basili, J. Selva, M.A. Baptista, R. Omira, L. Matias, A. Babeyko, E. Geist (2015) Abstract IUGG-4180. A global tsunami model (GTM) for coordinated tsunami hazard and risk assessment. 26th IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) General Assembly, Prague, June, 22-July,2.https://www.czech-in.org/cm/IUGG/CM.NET.WebUI/CM.NET.WEBUI.scpr/SCPRfunc…

Baptista M.A., Miranda J. M., Omira R.,  El-Hussain I., Deif A.,  Al Habsi Z. (2015). Tsunami Generation in the Arabian Sea: Investigation of the source of the 24 September 2103 event. Oral presentation. Reducing Tsunami Risk in the Western Indian Ocean: A regional conference in Muscat, Oman. March 2015. http://www.ioc tsunami.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewDocumentReco.

Omira, I. El-Hussain, G. Al-Rawas, A. Deif, M. A. Baptista, K. AL-Jabri, A. Mohamed, Z. Al Habsi (2015). Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard along the coast of Oman. Oral presentation. Reducing Tsunami Risk in the Western Indian Ocean: A regional conference in Muscat, Oman. March 2015. http://www.ioc-tsunami.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewDocumentReco…

El-Hussain I.,  Baptista M. A., Deif A., Omira R., Al-Rawas G., k. Al-Jabri, A. Mohamed, Z. Al Habsi (2015)Tsunami Hazard Assessment for the Sultanate of Oman from Historical and Maximum Probable Earthquake from Eastern Makran Subduction Zone. Reducing Tsunami Risk in the Western Indian Ocean: A regional conference in Muscat, Oman. March 2015. http://www.ioc-tsunami.org/index.php?option=com_oe&task=viewDocumentReco…

Terrinha, Pedro, Henrique Duarte, João Noiva, Carlos Ribeiro, Pedro Brito, Maria Ana Baptista, Miguel Miranda, Omira R., Vitor Magalhaes, and Cristina Roque. “The Tagus River delta (off Lisbon, Portugal) as a repository of landslides. Implications on trigger mechanisms, tsunami hazard and neotectonics.” (2015).Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-5606, 2015 EGU General Assembly 2015 http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-5606.pdf

Wronna M., Omira R., Baptista M. A. Scenario Based Approach for Multiple Source Tsunami Hazard Assessment for Sines, Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-5710-1, 2015 EGU General Assembly 2015 http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-5710-1.pdf

Omira R., Baptista M A, Matias L. Developing an event-tree probabilistic tsunami inundation model for NE Atlantic coasts: Application to case studies. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-7302, 2015 EGU General Assembly 2015. http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-7302.pdf

Ramalho I, Omira R., Baptista M A, Miranda M, Terrinha P, Batista L. Roque C. Contribution of large submarine landslide to tsunami potential in the NE Atlantic region: The Gorringe Bank case study. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-7477, 2015 EGU General Assembly 2015. http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-7477.pdf

2014

Omira R., Ramalho I., Baptista M.A., Miranda J.M., Batista L., Terrinha P. (2014). Tsunamis Triggered by Submarine Landslides in the NE Atlantic: Evidences of Mass Failures and Numerical Modeling. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco. Paper Number : OS33B-1060. Session Number and Title: OS33B, Marine Geohazards.

Miranda J.M., Luis J., Reis C., Omira R., Baptista M.A (2014) : Validation of NSWING, a multi-core finite difference code for tsunami propagation and run-up. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco. Paper Number : S21A-4390. Session Number and Title: S21A, Natural Hazards.

Lemos C. R., Omira R., Pinheiro L. M., Baptista M. A., Quaresma L. S., and Garrido C. (2014): Tsunami Impact from a 1755-like event in the Aveiro Region, Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 16, EGU2014-15629, 2014. EGU General Assembly 2014.

El-Hussain I., Baptista M., Omira  R., Al-Rawas  G., Deif  A., Al-Habsi  Z., & Al-Jabri K. (2014): Tsunami Hazard Assessment along the Coast of Oman from Near-and Far-field Tectonic Sources. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, p. 8665. . EGU General Assembly 2014.

2013

Baptista M., Miranda J., Omira R. (2013): A methodology for tsunami hazard assessment using Green functions. American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting 2013, abstract NH43A-1727.

Omira R., S. Benchekroun, Baptista, M.A.. Tsunami Vulnerability in the NE Atlantic: Towards a new approach to estimate the damage grade on coastal buildings. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol 15 EGU2013-2586. EGU General Assembly 2013.

Baptista M. A., Omira R., Miranda J. M., Battlo J., Lourenço N. (2013): Tsunami Scenarios of Large Earthquakes In The NE Atlantic: The Gloria fault and the Southwest Iberian Margin Case studies. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol 15 EGU2013-2586. EGU General Assembly 2013.

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