By Beth Shaw

This thesis is amazing for the big variety of the recommendations and observations used and for its insights, which go numerous disciplines. It starts off by way of fixing a well-known puzzle of the traditional international, that is what was the reason for the tsunami that destroyed settlements within the japanese Mediterranean in 365 advert. via radiocarbon courting of preserved marine organisms, Shaw demonstrates that the entire of western Crete was once lifted out of the ocean via as much as 10 meters in an enormous earthquake at the moment, which occured on a formerly unknown fault. the writer exhibits that the ensuing tsunami could have the features defined by way of old writers, and makes use of sleek GPS measurements and beach geomorphology to teach that the tension build-up close to Crete calls for one of these tsunami-earthquake approximately each 6.000 years - a big perception into Mediterranean tsunami danger. an in depth seismological learn of earthquakes within the Cretan arc during the last 50 years unearths different very important beneficial properties of its behaviour that have been formerly unknown. eventually, she offers primary insights into the constraints of radiocarbon courting marine organisms, with regards to how they secrete carbon into their skeletons. The thesis ended in 3 significant papers in best journals.

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