IGCP Project 639 Sea Level Change from Minutes to Millennia

All publications can be found at IGCP Project 639 ResearchGate


  • Bahlburg, H., Nentwig, V., and Kreutzer, M., 2017. The September 16, 2015 Illapel tsunami, Chule – Sedimentology of tsunami deposits at the beaches of La Serena and Coquimbo. Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2016.12.011. [Link]

  • Carlo, D., Leonidas, S., Corrado, S., and Pennetta, M., 2017. Coastal dune development and morphological changes along the littorals of Garigliano, Italy, and Elis, Greece, during the Holocene. Journal of Coastal Conservation, doi:10.1007/s11852-017-0543-3. [Link]

  • Gerlach, M.J., Engelhart, S.E., Kemp, A.C., Moyer, R.P., Smoak, J.M., Bernhardt, C.E., and Cahill, N. 2017. Reconstructing Common Era relative sea-level change on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.001. [Link]

  • Goslin, J., Sansjofre, P., Van Vliet-Lanoe, B., and Delacourt, C., 2017. Carbon stable isotope (13C) and elemental (TOC, TN) geochemistry in saltmarsh surface sediments (Western Brittany, France): a useful tool for reconstructing Holocene relative sea level. Journal of Quaternary Science, doi:10.1002/jqs.2971. [Link]

  • Gouramanis, C., Switzer, A.D., Jankaew, K., Bristow, C.S., Pham, D.T. and Ildefonso, S.R., 2017. High-frequency Coastal Overwash Deposits from Phra Thong Island, Thailand. Scientific Reports, 7.[Link]

  • Hocking, E.P., Garrett, E. and Cisternas, M., 2017. Modern diatom assemblages from Chilean tidal marshes and their application for quantifying deformation during past great earthquakes. Journal of Quaternary Science, 32(3), pp.396-415.[Link]

  • Hocking, E.P., Garrett, E., and Cisternas, M., 2017. Modern diatom assemblages from Chilean tidal marshes and their application for quantifying deformation during past great earthquakes. Journal of Quaternary Science, doi:10.1002/jqs.2933. [Link]

  • Hong, I., Pilarczyk, J.E., Horton, B.P., Fritz, H.M., Kosciuch, T.J. Wallace, D.J., Dike, C., Rarai, A., Harrison, M.J., and Jockley, F.R., 2017. Sedimentological characteristics of the 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam overwash sediments from Vanuatu, South Pacific. Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.05.011 . [Link]

  • Kemp, A.C., Hill, T.D., Vane, C.H., Cahill, N., Orton, P.M., Talke, S.A., Parnell, A.C., Sanborn, K. and Hartig, E.K., 2017. Relative sea-level trends in New York City during the past 1500 years. The Holocene, p.0959683616683263.[Link]

  • Kemp, A.C., Horton, B.P., Nikitina, D., Vane, C.H., Potapova, M., Weber-Bruya, E., Culver, S.J., Repkina, T., and Hill, D.F., 2017. The distribution and utility of sea-level indicators in Eurasian sub-Arctic salt marshes (White Sea, Russia). Boreas, doi:10.1111/bor.12233. [Link]

  • Kemp, A.C., Kegel, J.J., Culver, S.J., Barber, D.C., Mallinson, D.J., Leorri, E., Bernhardt, C.E., Cahill, N., Riggs, S.R., Woodson, A.L. and Mulligan, R.P., 2017. Extended late Holocene relative sea-level histories for North Carolina, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 160, pp.13-30.[Link]

  • Kemp, A.C., Wright, A.J., Barnett, R.L., Hawkes, A.D., Charman, D.J., Sameshima, C., King, A.N., Mooney, H.C., Edwards, R.J., Horton, B.P. and van de Plassche, O., 2017. Utility of salt-marsh foraminifera, testate amoebae and bulk-sediment δ 13 C values as sea-level indicators in Newfoundland, Canada. Marine Micropaleontology, 130, pp.43-59.[Link]

  • Khan, N.S., Ashe, E., Horton, B.P., Dutton, A., Kopp, R.E., Brocard, G., Engelhart, S.E., Hill, D.F., Peltier, W.R., Vane, C.H. and Scatena, F.N., 2017. Drivers of Holocene sea-level change in the Caribbean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 155, pp.13-36. [Link]

  • Kosciuch, T.J., Pilarczyk, J.E., Hong, I., Fritz, H.M., Horton, B.P., Rarai, A., Harrison, M.J., and Jockley, F.R., 2017. Foraminifera reveal a shallow nearshore origin for overwash sediments deposited by Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu (South Pacific). Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.06.003. [Link]

  • May, S.M., Gelhausen, H., Brill, D., Callow, J.N., Engel, M., Opitz, S., Scheffers, A., Joannes-Boyau, R., Leopold, M., and Bruckner, H., 2017. Chenier-type ridges in Giralia Bay (Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia) – Processes, chronostratigraphy, and significance for recording past tropical cyclones. Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2017.03.005. [Link]

  • Meltzner, A.J., Switzer, A.D., Horton, B.P., Ashe, E., Qiu, Q., Hill, D.F., Bradley, S.L., Kopp, R.E., Hill, E.M., Majewski, J.M. and Natawidjaja, D.H., 2017. Half-metre sea-level fluctuations on centennial timescales from mid-Holocene corals of Southeast Asia. Nature Communications, 8.[Link]

  • Nirgi, T., Rosentau, A., Ots, M., Vahur, S. and Kriiska, A., 2017. Buried amber finds in the coastal deposits of Saaremaa Island, eastern Baltic Sea–their sedimentary environment and possible use by Bronze Age islanders. Boreas.[Link]

  • Piscitelli, A., Milella, M., Hippolyte, J-C., Shah-Hosseini, M., Morhange, C., and Mastronuzzi, G., 2017. Numerical approach to the study of coastal boulders: The case of Martigues, Marseille, France. Quaternary International, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2016.10.042. [Link]

  • Ramos, N.T., Maxwell, K.V., Tsutsumi, H., Chou, Y-C., Duan, F., Shen, C-C., and Satake, K., 2017. Occurrence of 1 ka-old corals on an uplifted reef terrace in west Luzon, Philippines: Implications for a prehistoric extreme wave events in the South China Sea region. Geoscience Letters, doi:10.1186/s40562-017-0078-3. [Link]

  • Rubin, C.M., Horton, B.P., Sieh, K., Pilarczyk, J.E., Daly, P., Ismail, N., and Parnell, A.C., 2017. Highly variable recurrence of tsunamis in the 7,400 years before the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Nature Communications, doi:10.1037/ncomms16019. [Link]

  • Rosentau, A., Muru, M., Gauk, M., Oja, T., Liibusk, A., Kall, T., Karro, E., Roose, A., Sepp, M., Tammepuu, A., Tross, J., and Uppin, M., 2017. Sea-level change and flood risk at Estonian coastal zone. In: Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East (Harff, J., Furmanczyk, K., von Storch, H., Eds), pp 363-388. [Link]

  • Seeliger, M., Pint, A., Frenzel, P., Feuser, S., Pirson, F., Riedesel, S., and Bruckner, H., 2017. Foraminifera as markers of Holocene sea-level fluctuations and water depths of ancient harbours – A case study from the Bay of Elaia (W Turkey). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.05.017. [Link]

  • Soria, J.L.A., Switer, A.D., Pilarczyk, J.E., Siringan, F.P., Khan, N.S., and Fritz, H.M., 2017. Typhoon Haiyan overwash sediments from Leyte Gulf coastlines show local spatial variations with hybrid storm and tsunami signatures. Sedimentary Geology, doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.06.006. [Link]

  • Wright, A.J., Edwards, R.J., van de Plassche, O., Blaauw, M., Parnell, A.C., van der Borg, K., de Jong, A.F., Roe, H.M., Selby, K. and Black, S., 2017. Reconstructing the accumulation history of a saltmarsh sediment core: Which age-depth model is best?. Quaternary Geochronology, 39, pp.35-67.[Link]

  • Wu, M.S., Zong, Y., Mok, K.M., Cheung, K.M., Xiong, H. and Huang, G., 2017. Holocene hydrological and sea surface temperature changes in northern coast of the South China Sea. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Vancouver.[Link]


  • Anisfeld, S.C., Cooper, K.R. and Kemp, A.C., 2016. Upslope development of a tidal marsh as a function of upland land use. Global change biology, 23(2), pp.755-766.[Link]

  • Brain, M.J., 2016. Past, present and future perspectives of sediment compaction as a driver of relative sea level and coastal change. Current Climate Change Reports, 2(3), pp.75-85.[Link]

  • Dura, T., Engelhart, S.E., Vacchi, M., Horton, B.P., Kopp, R.E., Peltier, W.R. and Bradley, S., 2016. The role of holocene relative sea-level change in preserving records of subduction zone earthquakes. Current Climate Change Reports, 2(3), pp.86-100.[Link]

  • Garrett, E., Fujiwara, O., Garrett, P., Heyvaert, V.M., Shishikura, M., Yokoyama, Y., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Brückner, H., Nakamura, A. and De Batist, M., 2016. A systematic review of geological evidence for Holocene earthquakes and tsunamis along the Nankai-Suruga Trough, Japan. Earth-Science Reviews, 159, pp.337-357.[Link]

  • Hong, I., Dura, T., Ely, L.L., Horton, B.P., Nelson, A.R., Cisternas, M., Nikitina, D., and Wesson, R.L., 2016. A 600-year-long stratigraphic record of tsunamis in south-central Chile. The Holocene, doi:10.1177/0959683616646191. [Link]

  • Karegar, M.A., Dixon, T.H. and Engelhart, S.E., 2016. Subsidence along the Atlantic Coast of North America: Insights from GPS and late Holocene relative sea level data. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7), pp.3126-3133, doi:10.1002/2016GL068015 [Link]

  • Lario, J., Zazo, C. and Goy, J.L., 2016. Tectonic and morphosedimentary features of the 2010 Chile earthquake and tsunami in the Arauco Gulf and Mataquito River (Central Chile). Geomorphology, 267, pp.16-24. Vancouver.[Link]

  • Lin, N., Kopp, R.E., Horton, B.P. and Donnelly, J.P., 2016. Hurricane Sandy’s flood frequency increasing from year 1800 to 2100. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p.201604386.[Link]

  • Love, R., Milne, G.A., Tarasov, L., Engelhart, S.E., Hijma, M.P., Latychev, K., Horton, B.P. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2016. The contribution of glacial isostatic adjustment to projections of sea‐level change along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America. Earth's Future, 4(10), pp.440-464.[Link]

  • Milker, Y., Nelson, A.R., Horton, B.P., Engelhart, S.E., Bradley, L.A. and Witter, R.C., 2016. Differences in coastal subsidence in southern Oregon (USA) during at least six prehistoric megathrust earthquakes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 142, pp.143-163. Vancouver.[Link]

  • Pennetta, M., Stanislao, C., D'Ambrosio, V., Marchese, F., Minopoli, C., Trocciola, A., Valente, R. and Donadio, C., 2016. Geomorphological features of the archaeological marine area of Sinuessa in Campania, southern Italy. Quaternary International, 425, pp.198-213. Vancouver. [ Link].