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Research Group Herget

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.


Further information on the website of the research group Paleohydrology and Geomorphology

 

Contact

Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Herget

Meckenheimer Allee 166
D-53115 Bonn
Telefon: +49 (0)228 - 73 5398
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 9099
E-Mail: herget@geographie.uni-bonn.de

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