R E S E A R C H

  • 3000 year record of cyclones and tsunamis impacting the Arabian Peninsula

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Anne Griffis (MS)

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  • Mississippi Offshore Sediment Resources Inventory: Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Inner Shelf

    USM Investigator: Davin Wallace
    Students: Clayton Dike, Nina Schulze, Robert Hollis

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  • Modern analogues and paleoenvironmental reconstructions: uncovering a late Holocene record of coastal flooding in the Bahamas

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Thomas Kosciuch

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  • Hurricane and tsunami impacts on the British Virgin Islands (Anegada), 2017-2019

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Stephen Mitchell
    Collaborators: Brian Atwater, Bob Halley, Michaela Spiske, Hira Lodhi

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  • Environmental impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk

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  • Paleoseismic evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis along the southern part of the Japan Trench

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Thomas Kosciuch (PhD)

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  • 3000 year record of cyclones and tsunamis impacting the Arabian Peninsula

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Anne Griffis (MS)

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  • Sedimentary record of Cyclone Pam from Vanuatu: implications for long-term cyclone and tsunami records for the South Pacific

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Thomas Kosciuch (MS, now PhD), Isabel Hong (PhD)

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  • Highly variable recurrence of tsunamis in the 7400 years before the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk

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  • Controls on along-strike variations in locked and creeping megathrust behaviour at the Hikurangi convergent margin

    USM Investigator: Jessica Pilarczyk
    Students: Rachel Stearns (PhD), Stephen Mitchell (Hons. thesis)

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T R O P I C A L     C Y C L O N E S

Active projects

1)

Impacts of Hurricane Irma on the British Virgin Islands

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Sedimentary record of Cyclone Pam from Vanuatu: implications for long-term cyclone and tsunami records for the South Pacific

3)

Environmental impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines

E A R T H Q U A K E S   &   T S U N A M I S

Active projects

1)

Controls on along-strike variations in locked and creeping megathrust behavior at the Hikurangi convergent margin

2)

Paleoseismic evidence of earthquakes and tsunamis along the southern part of the Japan Trench

C O A S T A L     E V O L U T I O N

Active projects

1)

Mississippi Offshore Sediment Resources Inventory: Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Evolution of the Inner Shelf

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