Boulder ridge storm deposit of Aran Islands

Aug 16 2019 Posted: 12:18 CDT
Dr Eugene Farrell participated in a field excursion to Inis Mór (Inishmore) Aran Islands to examine large boulder deposits that have been moved by storm waves. Previously it was thought that only tsunamis had the power to move these giant boulders - the largest recorded to have moved exceeds 600 tonnes! The decade long research is being conducted by Prof Ronadh Cox (Williams College, Massachusetts, USA)  who visited NUIG Geography in Spring 2019. The fieldtrip – led by Prof Cox -  was attended by geographers, geomorphologists, oceanographers, geologists, and geophysicists. [More Info]

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