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Title: Progress in palaeotsunami research.
Authors: Goff, J
Chagué-Goff, C
Nichol, S
Jaffe, B
Dominey-Howes, D
Keywords: Sediments
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Goff, J., Chague-Goff, C., Nichol, S., Jaffe, B., & Dominey-Howes, D. (2012). Progress in palaeotsunami research. Sedimentary Geology, 243, 70-88. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2011.11.002
Abstract: The study of palaeotsunamis preserved in the sedimentary record has developed over the past three decades to a point where the criteria used to identify these events range from well-tested and accepted to new methods yet to receive wide application. In this paper we review progress with the development of these criteria and identify opportunities for refinements and for extending their application to new settings. The emphasis here is on promoting the use of multiple proxies, selected to best match the context of the site or region of interest. Ultimately, this requires that palaeotsunami research must be a multidisciplinary endeavour and indeed, extend beyond the geological sciences of sedimentology and stratigraphy and, to include knowledge and approaches from field such as archaeology, anthropology and sociology. We also argue that in some instances, despite the use of multiple proxies, the evidence for tsunami inundation of a coast simply may not be preserved. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Gov't Doc #: 4041
ISSN: 0037-0738
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