This research examines possible tsunami deposits in the geological record in the Birdlings Flat area. Two paleotsunamis that inundated the area were identified, dating from ~1300AD and 1500-1700AD.
This research contributes to our understanding of how tsunamis behave around Banks Peninsula, and their impacts.
Authors: James Goff, Jodie McLintock, Claire Kain
Funders: Environment Canterbury
Format: University of New South Wales/Environment Canterbury report
Reference: Goff, J., McLintock, J., Kain, C. (2015). Past Tsunami Record for the Birdlings Flat Area. Report prepared for Environment Canterbury by Tsunami and Natural Hazards Research Group, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Environment Canterbury report R15/149.
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