Natural Hazards

Palaeo Tsunamis on Cyprus


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schellmann (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Dieter Kelletat (Institute of Geography, University of Essen)


Analysis and dating of tsunami deposits at Cape Trafalgar, Southwest coast of Spain


Dr. Franziska Whelan (Bamberg), Prof. Dr. Dieter Kelletat (Institute of Geography, University of Essen)

  • Aims: Analyze large boulder deposits on Cape Trafalgar and derive magnitude and time of responsible tsunami 
  • Methods: Geomorphic field investigations, geomorphic mapping, remote sensing
  • Funding: University of Bamberg, GermanyCooperator: D. Kelletat (Institute of Geography, University of Essen, Germany
  • Project completed in 2002

Geomorphic and sedimentologic tsunami evidence on the Hawaiian Islands


Dr. Franziska Whelan (Bamberg)

  • Aims: Determine geomorphic evidence for tsunamis in Hawaii
  • Methods: Geomorphic mapping, geomorphic/sedimentologic  field investigations, remote sensing techniques, geographic information systems (GIS), ESR (Electron Spin Resonance), and C14 dating
  • Funding: Proposal submitted to the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • Time frame: 2003-2005
  • Cooperators: B.H. KEATING (School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology - HIGP, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA); K.F. CHEUNG (School of Ocean Engineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA