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Research Group Herget

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Fluvial gravel dunes
Kuraj-Basin, Siberia

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Historical flood water levels
City gate, Eibelstadt

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Fluvial obstacle mark in a laboratory flume

 

Paleohydrology and Geomorphology

 

Main Research Areas

The focus of our research lies upon the reconstruction of river floods. Thereby extreme events since the Pleistocene are investigated, for example outbursts of natural dam-lakes. Numerous historical floods are documented in respect of water levels; in order to interpret these floods for risk assessment and disaster prevention water levels have to be converted into peak discharges. Floods often leave specific small-scale morphological features in the landscape, which can be interpreted hydraulically by using methods of process-orientated research. Here these methods primarily comprise experiments in laboratory flumes.

 

Contact

Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Herget

Department of Geography
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 5398
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