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Jody Bourgeois

Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

Tsunamis

Expertise: Global tsunamis, history of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and asteroid impact

Strengths in tectonics, seismology and surface processes at the University of Washington allow sedimentary geologist Jody Bourgeois and her students to do critical work related to these areas. Recently, they have focused on paleo-tsunami deposits as a key to paleoseismicity, particularly in the Pacific Northwest and the Russian Far East. Her students and colleagues are also looking at a number of topics related to geological history of these regions.