Dead Forest, Ibáñez river. Tree stamps submerged on ash from volcano Hudson. Aysén region, Patagonia (Chile)
We are interested in the analysis of extreme floods in the past, and we have a long experience in reconstructing long (several centuries and millennia) flood records through sedimentary evidence (paleofloods) and documentary records (historical floods).
Our research activity applies river geomorphology and hydrology methods to understand the effects of climate and environmental change on hydrology, with applications to flood risk analysis, engineering infrastructures design, water-resources assessment, and hydro-climatic change models.