Marine Geophysik und Hydroakustik

M155 Fogo

Summary M155 - May 26th to June 30th, 2019 Pointe-á-Pitre (Guadeloupe) to Mindelo (Cape Verde)

RV  Meteor-Cruise  M155  realized  two  proposals  with  different  objectives.  The  main  part  of  the cruise was assigned to the proposal ‘The tsunamigenic gravitational flank collapse of Fogo volcano, Cape Verde  Islands’. The cruise contributes to the assessment of poorly constrained and heavily debated  tsunamigenic  potential  of  large  volcanic  island  flank  collapses. The  recent  discovery  of tsunamigenic  deposits  in  the  Cape Verdes  shows  that  Fogo  collapsed  catastrophically  at  ~73  ka, resulting in a mega-tsunami. Mehr