Project

Determining the interseismic vertical elevation changes of coastal lakes in Chile

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Other earth sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Communications technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
Chile coastal lakes Coastal deformation InSAR
 
Project description

The elevation of coastal lakes in Chile through geological time has changed because of the plate-tectonic motions. Based on InSAR, geological/geomorphological and GPS data, a better insight into these changes will be obtained. This information can subsequently be used to better understand the paleotsunami and paleoseismic records of these lakes and perform risk assessment for future earthquakes and tsunamis