Project

Assessing the potential of coastal lakes and lagoons to record a history of tsunami inundation along tectonically active plate boundaries: a comparative study and establishment of a generally applicable methodology.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Other earth sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
coastal lakes tsunamis lake sediments
 
Project description

This study focuses on identifying tsunami depostits in coastal lakes within a varying range of geomorphological settings in Chile and Japan. By investigating the recording and preservation potential of tsunami inundation in these lake basins, compared to terrestrial sites, we aim to determine whether one of both archives (land vs lake) is superior to the other, and/or under which conditions.