Lucy Buck

Lucy Buck

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Lucy Buck
E-mail Address:
lucy.buck.15@ucl.ac.uk
Start Year

2017 (Cohort 4)

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PhD Project
PhD Title
Using GPR to investigate and characterise Tsunami Deposits.
Research Theme
Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Processes
Primary Supervisor

Charlie Bristow

Primary Institution
BBK
Secondary Supervisor

Ilan Kelman

Secondary Institution
UCL
Abstract

The principal aim of this PhD project is to test the hypothesis that ground penetrating
radar can be used to identify and map sedimentary deposits of tsunamigenic origin.
To achieve this a series of objectives are listed:
1. A detailed GPR survey to investigate and characterise the tsunami deposits in
Northern Scotland and the Shetland Islands, focusing on deposits from three
Holocene tsunamis.
2. A detailed GPR survey to investigate and characterise the tsunami deposits in
Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, focusing on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
3. Modelling of tsunami sand deposits interbedded in peat in order to see how
such deposits will be eect the GPR signal.
4. To use examples from recent, well documented, tsunami deposits to develop
models that can assist in the identication of older, poorly documented, tsunami
deposits.
5. To characterise and dierentiate between storm and tsunami deposits.

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