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ABOUT

ITU-GEOHAZARD

RESEARCH GROUP

ABOUT US

Geohazards, such as landslides, floods, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, can have destructive effects on populations, economies and landscapes around the world. Our research interests focus on understanding the complex response of the landscape to the major triggering events (i.e. earthquakes, volcanic activities, extreme rainfalls) and further use this knowledge to predict the locations, impacts and frequencies of natural hazards. We use a combination of detailed conceptional, physically-based and statistical models, field studies and laboratory measurements to understand how landscapes respond to geohazards in different tectonic, climatic, and geologic environments. Our research spans a broad range of topics that cover various geographical regions, from studies of significant geomorphic, geologic and meteorological impacts of natural disasters in Anatolia, Caucasus, Patagonia and Antarctica. Please visit our list of research projects under the "Research" tab of this website to see the range and scope of projects in which we are currently involved.