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Research Group Herget


Fluvial gravel dunes
Kuraj-Basin, Siberia


Historical flood water levels
City gate, Eibelstadt


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.



Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Herget

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