College of Forestry

Watershed Processes Group

Geomorphology Round Table Seminar Series

Geomorphology Brown Bag - Spring 2011
Tuesday noon to 1 pm in ALS 3096
Geomorphology of Tsunamis

The Japan earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 reminds us of the vulnerability of our own region and coastline to a similar event.

This quarter we will discuss what we know (and what we don't know) about tsunamis. Some possible discussion topics:

1) Tsunami-generating mechanisms
2) Oceanic propagation of tsunamis: spread, fluid dynamics, and bathymetry
3) Rheological changes as the tsunami moves inland (Gordon)
4) Stratigraphy/depositional record of historical tsunamis
5) Human/tsunami interaction

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Presenter: group

Open discussion of the 3/11/11 Tohuku Earthquake and Tsunami

Presenter: Andrew Meigs

Overview of subduction zone earthquake generation, tsunami, and coastal change.

2005_Stevenson.pdf , Attachments:
Presenter: Peter Ruggiero

Tsunamis/nearshore bathymetry/fluid dynamics

Presenter: Nick Legg

MacInnes, B.T., Bourgeois, J., Pinegina, T.K., and Kravchunovskaya, E.A., 2009, Tsunami geomorphology: Erosion and deposition from the 15 November 2006 Kuril Island tsunami: Geology, v. 37, no. 11, p. 995-998.

Presenter: Rachel LovellFord

Scheffers, A., andKelletat, D. 2003. Sedimentologic and geomorphologic tsunami imprints worldwide - a review. Earth-Sceince Reviews 63:83-92.

Bryant E.A., and Nott, J. 2001. Geological Indicators of Large Tsunami in Australia. Natural Hazards 42: 231-249.

Presenter: Diana DiLeonardo

Fagherazzi, S. and Du, X. 2008. Tsunamigenic incisions produced by the December 2004 earthquake along the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka: Geomorphology 99:120-129

Presenter: Terry Frueh

Peters, R., Jaffe, B. and Gelfenbaum, G. 2007. Distribution and sedimentary characteristics of tsunami deposits along the Cascadia margin of western North America. Sedimentary Geology 200:372-386.

Presenter: Jay Noller

Noller et at, in prep: Preliminary field and GIS-based Assessment of Tsunami Hazard on Cyprus

Presenter: NO MEETING


Presenter: Rob Witter, USGS

Tsunami deposits from Tohuku quake in Sendai, Japan.

2008_Sawaietal.pdf , Attachments:
1994_Minouraetal.pdf , Attachments: