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Preliminary Analysis of Sedimentary Deposits
from the June 23, 2001 Peru Tsunami


[ Introduction | Team | Importance of Studying Tsunami Sediments | Survey and Methods | Damage | Run-up | Sedimentary Deposits | Preliminary Results | Future Research | Acknowledgments ]


Potential Future Research

  • Compare with deposits of other modern tsunamis; use results to interpret paleo-tsunami deposits in Peru and other locations.
  • Use Peru Tsunami deposits to further develop and test models to calculate flow properties from sediment deposits.
  • Collect bathymetric data for flow modeling.
  • Collect sediment samples offshore to determine source of sediment in tsunami deposits.
  • Conduct geophysical surveys offshore to map subsurface structure and surficial offsets caused by recent faulting.

[ Introduction | Team | Importance of Studying Tsunami Sediments | Survey and Methods | Damage | Run-up | Sedimentary Deposits | Preliminary Results | Future Research | Acknowledgments ]
 

http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/peru2/future.html
content by Bruce Jaffe and Guy Gelfenbaum
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last modified 13 January 2005 (lzt)