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You are cordially invited to submit an abstract (or several!) to this session on natural hazards at the GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, 22-25 October 2017. We have a great array of invited speakers.
T181. THE GEOLOGICAL SIGNATURE OF NATURAL HAZARD EVENTS
Description: Session focusses on the geologic record of natural hazards. The aim is to review challenges in recognizing products of different natural hazard events including earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, droughts, tsunamis, nuées ardentes,
landslides, hurricanes and others.
Rationale :As evidence-based science plays a greater role in our ability to model, forecast and predict future natural hazards as well as influence various land-use decisions regarding suitability for critical infrastructure, building code
input, return periods of common hazardous events, our capacity to confidently identify and assess contemporary to prehistoric geological records becomes more relevant. The imperfections of geological deposits may lead researchers to overlook event signatures
or misidentify the cause of mechanisms responsible for the deposits in the paleorecord. This session provides a forum for specialists to highlight recent advances (methodological, technological) in event recognition that will assist the broader community of
geoscientists in their work to properly document and distinguish between a multitude of natural hazard events that can affect landscapes and people.