P H O T O G R A P H Y

Bahamas, 2011 and 2016

  • Thomas Kosciuch mapping the Hurricane Joaquin wrack line on San Salvador Island 

  • Dive buddies…

  • Dive buddies…

  • San Salvador Island, Bahamas

  • Pink overwash layers – storms or tsunamis?

  • Caliche deposits on San Salvador Island

  • Thomas Kosciuch collecting underwater surface samples

  • Assignment time! Not a bad classroom…

  • Assignment time! Not a bad classroom…

  • The Hurricane Joaquin deposit

  • San Salvador Island, Bahamas

  • San Salvador Island, Bahamas

  • Sampling cores at GERACE Research Centre

  • Sampling cores at GERACE Research Centre

Bermuda, 2013

  • Davin Wallace doing fieldwork in Bermuda

  • Coastal setup for Spittal Pond, Bermuda

  • Examining boulder storm transport

  • Limestone eolianites outcropping along the Atlantic

  • Davin Wallace working hard in Bermuda

  • Limestone storm surge channel connecting Spittal Pond to the Atlantic

  • Chitons in Bermuda

  • Spittal Pond with breaking waves on the forereef in the background

Petit Bois, USA, 2017

  • Davin Wallace, Ph.D., Clayton Dike, Rob Hollis and Shara Gremillion unload vibracore equipment from USM’s aluminum skiff.

  • Davin Wallace and Rob Hollis steady a vibracore barrel as Clayton Dike and Shara Gremillion prepare the engine and extraction equipment.

  • Davin Wallace and Rob Hollis remove the vibracore head mount to begin extraction of the shoreface core.

  • Shara Gremillion and Rob Hollis assist the vibracore through the sandy upper shoreface to achieve the longest core possible.

  • Basecamp on the eastern end of Petit Bois Island.

  • Davin Wallace, Clayton Dike and Rob Hollis attempt to sink a 5 meter vibracore on the north side of Petit Bois Island.

  • Rob Hollis describing a core from an overwash fan in one of the Petit Bois lagoons in the Coastal Hazards Research Lab’s clean lab.

  • Sunrise over basecamp.

Japan, 2012 to 2017

  • Jessica and colleagues from the Geological Survey of Japan taking cores in frozen Hokkaido

  • Coring through a frozen lake in Hokkaido, Japan

  • Coring through a frozen lake in Hokkaido, Japan

  • Wrapping up a successful day of coring in Hokkaido, Japan

  • Checking out tsunami deposits in Aomori, Japan

  • Field shenanigans

  • Shells deposited by the 2011 Tohoku tsunami on a beach in Aomori, Japan

  • Shells deposited by the 2011 Tohoku tsunami on a beach in Aomori, Japan

  • Rice paddies in Aomori Prefecture, Japan

  • Prepping foram samples at AIST

  • Coring in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • Coring in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • Coring in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • Coring in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

  • The mighty geoslicer

Oman, 2016

  • Anne Griffis mapping her thesis field site, Sur Lagoon

  • Thomas Kosciuch and Anne Griffis on a hike through Wadi Shab, Oman

  • Sampling the 1945 Makran tsunami deposit in Sur Lagoon

  • IGCP 639 field trip

  • Thomas presenting his work at the IGCP 639 workshop in Muscat, Oman

  • The entrance to Sur Lagoon

  • Local wildlife near our campsite in Fins, Oman

  • IGCP participants get a lecture on shell taphonomy and tsunami deposit preservation

  • Coach buses are not meant for off-roading!

  • Gorgeous hike through Wadi Shab, Oman

  • Anne presents her work on the tsunami history of Oman at IGCP 639 in Muscat

  • When in Oman, be aware of the goats

  • Coach buses are not meant for off-roading!

  • IGCP 639 field trip

  • The best campsite we could have asked for. Beachside camp at Fins, Oman during the 2016 supermoon!

Bohol, Philippines, 2014

  • In search of paleo-typhoon deposits in Bohol, Philippines

  • Underwater coring in Bohol, Philippines

  • Davin Wallace underwater coring

  • Sunset over Bohol, Philippines

  • Local fauna, Bohol, Philippines

  • Bohol, Philippines

  • Bohol, Philippines

  • Sunset over Bohol, Philippines

  • Jessica and Eve taking a break from sampling to check out the local fauna

  • Eve and the mangroves, Bohol, Philippines

  • Surface sampling in Bohol, Philippines

  • Searching for a paleo-typhoon record

  • Davin Wallace and Ando Siringan discuss field strategy

Leyte/Samar, Philippines, 2014

  • Typhoon Haiyan wind damage in Marabut, Philippines

  • Typhoon Haiyan survivors! San Antonio, Philippines

  • The Typhoon Haiyan deposit preserved in rice paddy soils in the Philippines

  • Typhoon Haiyan damage on Leyte Island, Philippines

  • Typhoon Haiyan damage near Tacloban, Philippines

  • Tacloban City two months after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall

  • Beach erosion caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

  • The Typhoon Haiyan recovery deposit at Tanauan, Philippines

New Zealand, 2017 (pt.1)

  • Thomas and Stephen getting ready to collect surface samples in Ahuriri Lagoon

  • Tim Tam Slams! It’s a Kiwi thing…

  • Classic beach platforms on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand

  • Enjoying an amazing lunch with our Maori friends and colleagues in Wairoa, New Zealand

  • Turns out jumping electric fences is quite the ordeal!

  • Coring lagoons in Wairoa, New Zealand

  • USM Coastal Hazards Lab and Ursula Cochran from GNS Science

  • Taking a break from tsunami hunting to hug some sheep!

  • Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

  • Thomas and Ursula meeting with city councilmen about site access

  • The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Oh yes we did.

  • Stephen visits Mordor!

  • The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Oh yes we did.

  • A beautiful day for surface sampling in Ahuriri Lagoon

  • “In a long, or strong earthquake, BE GONE!”

  • Happy students enjoying a rather spectacular view of Hawke’s Bay

  • Tsunami hunting success!

  • Landslide boulders, Wairarapa Coast, New Zealand

  • Local fauna on the Wairarapa Coast, New Zealand

  • Landslide boulders, Wairarapa Coast, New Zealand

New Zealand, 2017 (pt.2)

  • Thomas and Stephen perfect the art of appearing as though they are doing work…

  • Wairarapa Coast, New Zealand

  • Wairarapa Coast, New Zealand

  • A successful tsunami hunt!

  • Is that a tsunami wave?!

Vanuatu, 2015

  • Hermann Fritz interviews Tropical Cyclone Pam survivors to better understand storm hazards facing the South Pacific Islands

  • Jessica Pilarczyk teaching local school children about the sedimentological implications of tropical cyclones

  • Thomas and Isabel collecting modern surface samples from Undine Bay, Vanuatu

  • Vanuatu locals showing our team the escape route and shelter they used during TC Pam

  • Undine Bay rests as the team packs the car and stains surface samples with Rose Bengal after twelve hours of collection

  • Hermann Fritz measures storm surge on Tanna Island while Thomas Kosciuch and Isabel hong discuss the various types of pumice found throughout the wrack line

  • Isabel on top of Mount Yasur, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

  • On top of Mt. Yasur, Tanna Island, Vanuatu

  • The daily commute through rural Tanna Island

Coastal Hazards Research Lab
Division of Marine Science
School of Ocean Science and Technology
University of Southern Mississippi
1020 Balch Blvd., Stennis Space Center, MS 39529