• 04/01/16- 2016 Distinguished Jahns Lecturer, Jerome De Draff, Discusses the Matthieu Landslide-Dam of Dominica

    Presentation: The Story of the Matthieu Landslide-Dam of Dominica, West Indies

    Friday April 1, 2016 at 1:00pm in Hilbun Hall 102

    The 2016 Distinguished Jahns Lecturer, Jerome De Graff, will be visiting Mississippi State University to discuss natural dams created by large landslides blocking rivers that are found in many parts of the world. Upstream flooding from impounded water is often followed sometime later by downstream flooding. Topics to be discussed include how these impacts call upon geologists involved with such events to make predictions or forecasts, especially about when later downstream flooding will take place. The behavior of the Matthieu landslide dam on the small island nation of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean will illustrate how far off the mark these predictions can be.

    Event hosted by the MSU Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Student Chapter and the Department of Geosciences

    If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Sarah Radencic (AEG Student Chapter President) at 662-268-1032, X229

    For more information regarding this event, please contact: Dr. Darrel Schmitz (AEG Student Chapter Advisor)at schmitz@geosci.msstate.edu