Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Fieldwork in photos

We're in Valdivia at the moment, which means reliable internet, something that we've been without for the last week. We've been at Pucatrihue and Llico, coring marshes in our search for evidence of predecessors of the 1960 Chilean earthquake. Here's a quick photo roundup. 

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Back in Chile

A year on from our last field season, and we’re back in Chile continuing our search for evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis. So far we’ve visited two new sites – Pucatrihue (west of Osorno) and Llico (3 hours further south). We are working on the salt marshes at these sites and are interested in the sequence of sediments which have accumulated in the marshes over time. As the environment (or elevation of the land relative to the sea) changes, the nature of the sediment which is deposited changes. We’re particularly interested in where we find a very sudden or sharp change in sediments; where we see the