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Geological Discussion and Slideshow of Tsunami Flooding in Southeast India
Monday, February 7, 2005 - 11:30am to Monday, February 7, 2005 - 12:15pm

Curt D. Peterson, professor in the Department of Geology at Portland State University, who recently returned from fieldwork on the southeast coast of India, will present a slideshow from his work in India and will discuss his preliminary survey data and the dynamic nature of tsunami interaction with local topography. Peterson was deployed with an international team of scientists in southeast India
responding to the 2004 tsunami disaster. The team focused on surveying the magnitude and the extent of tsunami flooding and investigating flood dynamics.

The event is organized by the Portland State University student chapter of the Association of Engineering Geologists.

Cramer Hall, Room 150, Portland State University (1721 S.W. Broadway)

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curt Peterson at 503-725-3375 or

Curt Peterson is an oceanographer, sedimentologist and expert on coastal processes. He has studied the Cascadian subduction zone off of the Oregon Coast, which is much like the geology of the area in south Asia recently struck by a massive quake that led to the devastating tsunami.