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We invite everyone to the 8th installment of the 2016 NIGS Lecture Series entitled “The geological record of Extreme Storms and Tsunamis and its role in coastal hazard assessment” which will be held on Tuesday (August 9,2016), 2:30PM at the NIGS AVR. Our speaker, Dr.rer.nat. Max Engel, is a research assistant at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany.
His lecture provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in palaeotempestology (study of past tropical cyclone activity) and palaeotsunami research (study of occurrence patterns of prehistoric tsunamis based on the sedimentary record) by emphasizing, among others, on worldwide case studies of the coastal geomorphology group at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne. A focus is put on the sedimentary traces of Typhoon Haiyan, (07–09 Nov 2013) in the Philippines, locally referred to as Yolanda, and their important implications for the debate on storm vs. tsunami deposits.