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SEPM2020 ISGC Workshop: Distinguishing Storms and Tsunamis
26 April, 2020$300
A 1-Day workshop investigating the similarities and differences between the sedimentary records of storms and tsunamis. Tsunami and storms threaten coastal lives and infrastructure. Documenting past events within the sedimentary record provides an important means of assessing the hazards associated with storms and tsunamis. However, distinguishing storm and tsunami deposits within the sedimentary record remains a very difficult problem. Recent work has shown that even storms can produce large infragravity waves thus calling into question basic assumptions about how the two might differ in their sedimentary products. The purpose of this session is to bring together scientists working in the laboratory, field and with computer simulations on storm and/or tsunami deposits who might be able to shed light on this fundamental problem. We imagine the workshop as a mini-research conference