Paleostorm surge

Nott, Jonathan F. (2015) Paleostorm surge. In: Ellis, Jean T., and Sherman, Douglas J., (eds.) Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Hazards and Disasters . Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 45-55.

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Prehistoric records of tropical-cyclone (TC)-generated storm surges and marine inundations occur in the form of ridges of coral rubble, sand, shell, sand and shell, and pumice and barrier washover deposits. As yet, such records have not been identified beyond approximately 7,000 years of age. Recent studies of palaeomarine inundation deposits in the United States, Japan, and Northern Australia have shown a substantial degree of synchroneity in global intense TC behavior over the past 3,000-5,000 years. One of the most striking aspects of these records is that they all display extended alternating periods (centuries to millennia) of relative quiescence and heightened intense TC activity irrespective of both the resolution and type of long-term, marine inundation record. These deposits have unique sedimentary signatures and they can now be used to determine return intervals of storm marine inundations using robust statistical techniques.

Item ID: 39523
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-396538-7
Keywords: prehistoric tropical cyclones; storm deposits; storm surge
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 00:33
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961002 Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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