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EAGER Workshop

Extreme events Archived in GEological Records

Venue: Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan
Dates: Meeting: November 7 and 8, 2013; Field trip: November 9-10, 2013
Workshop Organizers: Shu‐Kun Hsu, Serge Lallemand, Andrew Lin, Lionel Siame
Sponsors: NSC (Taiwan), National Central University (Taiwan), CNRS‐INSU (France), LIA ADEPT (France/Taiwan),
BRT (Bureau de Représentation de Taipei en France) and BFT (Bureau Français à Taiwan)

Scope of the workshop

Sediments are tape recorders for extreme events (such as landslides, earthquakes and fault ruptures, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, typhoons, storms and floods) and those extreme events are prone to occur in active plate boundaries with frequent storms or typhoons. This workshop invites researchers from France, Japan, and Germany to communicate with Taiwanese scientists for a better understanding of extreme events. The workshop will also serve as a platform to foster future research collaborations among scientists from different nations.

Main objectives of the workshop:
(1) Better estimate the contribution of extreme events such as landslides, earthquakes and fault ruptures, tsunamis, typhoons, storms, floods on sediment source to sink fluxes
(2) Better characterize the contribution of extreme events on the dynamics of an orogen including erosion, transport, sedimentation and tectonics
(3) Develop an integrative approach including geophysics, geochemistry, tectonics, geomorphology, hydrology, oceanography, climatology and modeling
(4) Focus on East Asia sub-tropical region under monsoon influence: Taiwan as a perspective
(5) Focus on active processes or their Quaternary or Pliocene records


This workshop consists of five sessions of:


Session 1: Extreme River Discharges on Source-to-Sink Fluxes

Session 2: Nearshore Dynamic Response to Extreme Events

Session 3: Sedimentological Records of Seismic and Mass-movement Events


Session 4: Catastrophic Landscape and Seafloor Changes

Session 5: Sedimentological Records of Paleoclimatic Extreme Events


EAGER Workshop Registration

Workshop Secretary: Dr. Chung-Liang LO (, Department of Earth Sciences, National Central University


Workshop Program (Download program and abstract volume 8.4 Mb)

2013/11/07 Thursday

10:00 – 10:15
Opening Remarks
Yen-Hsyang CHU, NCU, Taiwan
10:15 – 10:25
Introduction for EAGER Workshop
Shu-Kun HSU and Serge LALLEMAND

Session 1: Extreme River Discharges on Source-to-Sink Fluxes
Chair: Char-Shine LIU, Co-chair: Christian FRANCE-LANORD

10:25 – 10:40


LTHE, Grenoble, France

Flash-Flood generating storms. State of the art in the Mediterranean climate context

10:40 – 10:55

James LIU

NSYSU, Taiwan

Experience from the FATES-HYPERS (FAte of Terrestrial/Nonterrestrial SEdiments of High Yield Particle-Export River-sea Systems) Research Program in Taiwan

10:55 – 11:10

Albert GALY

CRPG Nancy, France

Effect of cyclonal precipitations on the long-term dissolved and particulate fluxes of river in Taiwan

11:10 – 11:25

Ray T. HSU

NSYSU, Taiwan

Hyperpycnal events observed in the Gaoping Submarine Canyon

11:25 – 11:40


Geosc. Montpellier, France

Intense storm activity during the Little Ice Age on the French Mediterranean coast

Session 2: Nearshore Dynamic Response to Extreme Events
Chair: Frédéric BOUCHETTE, Co-chair: Hwa CHIEN

11:40 - 11:55


NCU, Taiwan

Monitoring of shoreline position and beach morphodynamical changes using microwave marine radar

11:55 -  12:10

Samuel MEULE

CEREGE Aix, France

The impact of typhoons on a sandy beach – Insights from in-situ measurement in the Wan Tzu Liao barrier, south-westernmost Taiwan

12:10 - 12:25

Tsung-Yi LIN

NTNU, Taiwan

Coastal hazard mitigation: Reconstruction of sand dunes and proper setback zoning

12:25 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:15


EPOC Bordeaux, France

Runup dynamic and beach response under extreme energetic conditions: Video applications

14:15 - 14:30

Zhi-Cheng HUANG

NCU, Taiwan

Field measurements of turbulence properties over an algal reef

14:30 - 14:45


Geosc. Montpellier, France

Modelling storms and extreme events impacting sand beaches in Taiwan

14:45 – 15:00


EPOC Bordeaux, France

Shoreline response to sequence of storms: Complex process-based or simple behaviour-oriented modelling?

Session 3 Sedimentological Records of Seismic and Mass-movement Events
Chair: Serge LALLEMAND, Co-chair: Chih-Chieh SU

15:20 – 15:35

Andrew T. LIN

NCU, Taiwan

Paleoclimates and geohazards recorded in sediments in the frontal Manila accretionary wedge near Taiwan

15:35 – 15:50


Geosc. Montpellier, France

Sedimentary records of paleo-extreme events in marine cores offshore East Taiwan

15:50 – 16:05

Chih-Chieh SU

NTU, Taiwan

Is Morakot unique? An observation from deep sea

16:05 – 16:20


LDO Brest, France

Turbidite deposits as long-term deep-marine record of extreme events

16:20 – 16:35

Shu-Kun HSU

NCU, Taiwan Possible extreme geological events recorded in the lower reach of Kaoping submarine canyon

16:35 – 16:50

Yi-Ching YEH

TORI, Taiwan Interbeded fluid activities induced slope failure in Kaoping Slope area

16:50 - 17:05

Hong-Chun LI

NTU, Taiwan

The AMS 14C dating facility at NTU and its capability

17:05 – 17:20

Niels Hovius

GFZ Postdam, Germany

A global relation between surface uplift and erosion caused by large, compressional earthquakes


Welcome Banquet

Hotel Kuva Chateau


2013/11/08 Friday

Session 4: Catastrophic Landscape and Seafloor Changes
Chair: Shu-Kun HSU, Co-chair: Vincent GODARD

09:00 – 09:15

Jian-Cheng LEE

IES, Taiwan

Fluvial incision and knickpoint retreat across a co-seismic popup zone of the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake, Da-An River gorge, Taiwan

09:15 – 09:30

Frédéric BOUDIN

Geosc. Montpellier, France

Analysis and modelling of tsunami-induced tilt for the 2007,M= 7.6, Tocopilla and the 2010,M= 8.8 Maule earthquakes, Chile, from long-base tiltmeter and broadband seismometer records

09:30 – 09:45

Meng-Long HSIEH NCCU, Taiwan Late Quaternary mass-wasting records in the actively uplifting Pa-chang catchment, southwestern Taiwan

09:45 – 10:00

Lionel SIAME

CEREGE Aix, France

Cosmogenic nuclides and surface processes in Taiwan

10:00 – 10:15

Hjime NARUSE U. Kyoto, Japan Reconstruction of flow condition of large-scale mass transport deposits from internal stress fields.

10:15 – 10:30

Vincent GODARD

CEREGE Aix, France

Landscape relaxation after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake : insights from cosmogenic nuclides

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

Session 5: Sedimentological Records of Paleoclimatic Extreme Events
Chair: Shou-Yeh GONG, Co-chair: Albert GALY

10:45 – 11:25

Yoko OTA

NTU, Taiwan

Problems on the paleoearthquake reconstruction based on geological evidences : View from active fault and paleotsunami studies

11:25 – 11:40

Christophe COLIN

IDES Orsay, France

Impact of the East Asian monsoon rainfall changes on the erosion of Asian river and sediment transfer to the South China Sea

11:40 – 11:55

Po-Sen YU

TORI, Taiwan

Preliminary results of marine core analyses off Southwestern Taiwan: R/V Ocean Researcher 5 Cruises

11:55 – 12:10


LSCE Gif/Yvette, France

Reconstructing paleo-monsoon changes and variability from marine sediment records: State-of-the-Art and perspectives

12:10 – 12:25

Shou-Yeh GONG

NMNS, Taiwan

An extreme wave event in Holocene coral reef, western Luzon, Philippines

12:25 – 12:40


CRPG Nancy, France

Erosion processes and sediment transfer to the ocean: A perspective from the Himalayan basin

12:40 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Wrap-up Discussion

Workshop Organizers and Session Chairs and Co-Chairs

15:00 – 15:40

Report and Discussion for LIA and NSC Project Proposal

Shu-Kun HSU and Serge LALLEMAND

15:40 – 15:50

Field Trip Briefing

Andrew T. LIN and Rong-Kuan YANG


Poster Session

Rick Yang Absence of delta facies in the Holocene sedimentological record at the mouth of the Zhuoshui River on the west coast of Taiwan