Katrin is studying lake cores in Sumatra and Thailand to look for ancient tsunami deposits. Her hope is to be able to produce a prehistoric tsunami history for Sumatra, and to use records from distal locations like Thailand and Sri Lanka to help determine which of these events is local, and which have far-reaching effects.

Katrin has also helped out on many other projects, including Monetteís work on Hurricane Katrina and on the 2006 Java tsunami. She intends another round of coring in 2007.

Katrinís work was funded by the Swiss Science Foundation.

Katrin coring near Meulaboh, Indonesia, on the hunt for paleotsunami deposits.

Publications from Katrinís work:                                                 Katrinís Resume     Katrinís Webpage

Monecke, K., Finger, W., Kongko, W., McAdoo, B., Moore, A., and Sudrajat, S.U., 2006, Sedimentary characteristics of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami deposit and the potential of a long tsunami record in the ridge and swale region between Meulaboh and Calang, northern Sumatra, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 38,