Project Overview

The Twelve Lake Area is one of the latest disturbed coastal regions present in Lufeng, southern China. Sediment preserved in the six existing freshwater lakes and the six infilled paleo-lakes will provide a good record for a paleo-typhoon/storm/tsunami study, due to the contrasts between lake sediment and nearshore/marine sediment.

Study of these lakes will also provide information that can be used to determine the geological evolution of this area. Pilot fieldwork was carried out in May 2012, when Ground Penetrating Radar was used to locate one of the infilled paleo-lakes. Further fieldwork will be carried out in late 2012 to locate the rest of the infilled lakes and to collect sediment cores from both the existing and the infilled lakes.

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Principal Investigator


Dr. Zhuo Zheng – Sun Yat-Sen University, China

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