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Professor Ian Shennan - all publications

Edited book

  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Horton, B.P. (2015). Handbook of Sea-Level Research. Wiley / AGU.

Chapter in book

  • Shennan, Ian (2018). Sea level studies: Overview. In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier.
  • Shennan, I. (2015). Handbook of sea-level research: framing research questions. In Handbook of Sea-Level Research. Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Horton, B.P. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. 3-25.
  • Shennan, I. & Hamilton, S.L. (2009). Holocene sea-level changes and earthquakes around Bering Glacier. In Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary studies of Earth’s largest temperate surging glacier. Geological Society of America.
  • Shennan, I., Barlow, N. & Combellick, R. (2008). Palaeoseismological records of multiple great earthquakes in south-central Alaska - a 4000 year record at Girdwood. In Active tectonics and seismic potential of Alaska. American Geophysical Union. Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 179: 185-199.
  • Shennan, I., Barlow, N.L.M. & Combellick, R. (2008). Palaeoseismological records of multiple great earthquakes in south-central Alaska: a 4000 year record at Girdwood. In Active tectonics and seismic potential of Alaska. Freymueller, J.T. Haeussler, P.J. Wesson, R.L. & Ekstrom, G. Washington, DC: AGU Geophysical Monograph Series. 179: 185-199.
  • Shennan, I. (2007). Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. In Elsevier. 4: 2967-2974.
  • I. Shennan & S. Woodroffe (2003). Holocene sea level changes around Loch Duich and Loch Alsh, Northwest Highlands. In The Quaternary of Glen Affric and Kintail. R.M. Tipping Quaternary Research Association. 123-124.
  • S.L. Hamilton & I. Shennan (2002). Pre-seismic land and sea-level movements and great Holocene earthquakes, Alaska. In Coastal Environmental Change During Sea Level Highstands: A Global Synthesis with Implications for Management of Further Coastal Change. IGCP Project 437 International Meeting. 38.
  • Shennan, I., Lambeck, K., Flather, R., Wingfield, R., Horton, B.P., McArthur, J.J., Innes, J.B., Lloyd, J.M. & Rutherford, M.M. (2000). Modelling western North Sea palaeogeographies and tidal changes during the Holocene. In Holocene land ocean interactions and environmental change around the North Sea. Shennan, I. & Andrews, J.E. London: The Geological Society. Special Publication 166: 299-319.
  • Long, A.J., Innes, J.B., Shennan, I. & Tooley, M.J. (1999). Coastal stratigraphy: a case study from Johns River, Washington. In The description and analysis of Quaternary stratigraphic field sections. Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. & Hart, J.K. Quaternary Research Association Technical Guide 7, Quarternary Research Association. 267-286.

Journal Article

  • Lin, Y., Hibbert, F., Whitehouse, P., Woodroffe, S., Purcell, A., Shennan, I. & Bradley, S. (2021). A reconciled solution of Meltwater Pulse 1A sources using sea-level fingerprinting. Nature Communications 12: 2015.
  • Brader, Martin, Garrett, Ed, Melnick, Daniel & Shennan, Ian (2021). Sensitivity of tidal marshes as recorders of major megathrust earthquakes: constraints from the 25 December 2016 Mw 7.6 Chiloé earthquake, Chile. Journal of Quaternary Science
  • Khan, Nicole S., Horton, Benjamin P., Engelhart, Simon, Rovere, Alessio, Vacchi, Matteo, Ashe, Erica L., Törnqvist, Torbjörn E., Dutton, Andrea, Hijma, Marc P. & Shennan, Ian (2019). Inception of a global atlas of sea levels since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 220: 359-371.
  • Shennan, Ian, Brader, Martin D., Barlow, Natasha L.M., Davies, Frank P., Longley, Chris & Tunstall, Neil (2018). Late Holocene paleoseismology of Shuyak Island, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 201: 380-395.
  • Horton, B.P., Shennan, I., Bradley, S., Cahill, N., Kirwan, M., Kopp, R.E. & Shaw, T.A. (2018). Predicting marsh vulnerability to sea-level rise using Holocene relative sea-level data. Nature Communications 9: 2687.
  • Shennan, I., Bradley, S.L. & Edwards, R. (2018). Relative sea‐level changes and crustal movements in Britain and Ireland since the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary Science Reviews 188: 143-159.
  • Shennan, I., Garrett, E. & Barlow, N.L.M. (2016). Detection limits of tidal-wetland sequences to identify variable rupture modes of megathrust earthquakes. Quaternary Science Reviews 150: 1-30.
  • Liu, J., Milne, G.A., Kopp, R.E., Clark, P.U. & Shennan, I. (2016). Sea-level constraints on the amplitude and source distribution of Meltwater Pulse 1A. Nature Geoscience 9(2): 130-134.
  • Garrett, E., Barlow, N.L.M., Cool, H., Kaufman, D., Shennan, I. & Zander, P. (2015). Constraints on regional drivers of relative sea-level change around Cordova, Alaska. Quaternary science reviews 113: 48-59.
  • Brew, David S., Horton, Benjamin P., Evans, G., Innes, James B. & Shennan, Ian (2015). Holocene sea-level history and coastal evolution of the north-western Fenland, eastern England. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 126(1): 72-85.
  • Garrett, E., Shennan, I., Woodroffe, S.A., Cisternas, M., Hocking, E.P. & Gulliver, P. (2015). Reconstructing paleoseismic deformation, 2: 1000 years of great earthquakes at Chucalén, south central Chile. Quaternary Science Reviews 113: 112-122.
  • Shennan, I., Barlow, N.L.M., Carver, G.A., Davies, F.P., Garrett, E. & Hocking, E.P. (2014). Great tsunamigenic earthquakes during the last 1000 years on the Alaska megathrust. Geology 42(8): 687-690.
  • Shennan, I., Bruhn, R., Barlow, N.L.M., Good, K. & Hocking, E.P. (2014). Late Holocene great earthquakes in the eastern part of the Aleutian megathrust. Quaternary Science Reviews 84: 86-97.
  • Shennan, I., Barlow, N.L.M., Combellick, R., Pierre, K. & Stuart-Taylor, O. (2014). Late Holocene paleoseismology of a site in the region of maximum submergence during the 1964 Mw 9.2 Alaska earthquake. Journal of Quaternary Science 29(4): 343-350.
  • Barlow, N.L.M., Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Gehrels, W.R., Saher, M.H, Woodroffe, S.A. & Hillier, C. (2013). Salt marshes as late Holocene tide gauges. Global and Planetary Change 106: 90-110.
  • Watcham, E.P., Shennan, I. & Barlow, N.L.M. (2013). Scale considerations in using diatoms as indicators of sea-level change: lessons from Alaska. Journal of Quaternary Science 28(2): 165-179.
  • Kuchar, J., Milne, G., Hubbard, A., Patton, H., Bradley, S., Shennan, I. & Edwards, R. (2012). Evaluation of a numerical model of the British–Irish ice sheet using relative sea-level data: implications for the interpretation of trimline observations. Journal of Quaternary Science 27(6): 597-605.
  • Shennan, I., Milne, G. & Bradley, S. (2012). Late Holocene vertical land motion and relative sea-level changes: lessons from the British Isles. Journal of Quaternary Science 27(1): 64-70.
  • Shennan, I. (2012). Relative land/sea level change is not the same as vertical land motion: Comment on Rennie, A.F. and Hansom, J.D. (2011) "Sea level trend reversal: land uplift outpaced by sea level rise on Scotland's coast" Geomorphology 125: 193-202. Geomorphology
  • Barlow, N.L.M., Shennan, I. & Long, A.J. (2012). Relative sea-level response to Little Ice Age ice mass change in south central Alaska: Reconciling model predictions and geological evidence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 315-316: 62-75.
  • Bradley, S.L., Milne, G.A., Shennan, I. & Edwards, R. (2011). An improved Glacial Isostatic Adjustment model for the British Isles. Journal of Quaternary Science 26(5): 541-552.
  • Shennan, I. (2011). Palaeoclimate: Sea level from global to local. Nature Geoscience 4(5): 283.
  • Horton, B.P. & Shennan, I. (2009). Compaction of Holocene strata and the implications for relative sea-level change on the east coast of England. Geology 37(12): 1083-1086.
  • Teferle, F.N., Bingley, R.M., Orliac, E.J., Williams, S.D.P., Woodworth, P.L., McLaughlin, D., Baker, T.F., Shennan, I., Milne, G.A., Bradley, S.L. & Hansen, D.N. (2009). Crustal motions in Great Britain: evidence from continuous GPS, absolute gravity and Holocene sea level data. Geophysical Journal International 178(1): 23-46.
  • Shennan, I., Milne, G. & Bradley, S.L. (2009). Late Holocene relative land - and sea-level changes: providing information for stakeholders. GSA Today 19(9): 52-53.
  • Shennan, I. (2009). Late Quaternary sea-level changes and palaeoseismology of the Bering Glacier region, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(17-18): 1762-1773.
  • Shennan, I., Bruhn, R. & Plafker, G. (2009). Multi-segment earthquakes and tsunami potential of the Aleutian megathrust. Quaternary Science Reviews 28(1-2): 7-13.
  • Woodworth, P.L., Teferle, F.N., Bingley, R.M., Shennan, I. & Williams, S.D.P. (2009). Trends in UK mean sea level revisited. Geophysical Journal International 176: 19-30.
  • Shennan, I., Brooks, A.J., Bradley, S.L., Edwards, R.J., Milne, G.A. & Horton, B. (2008). Postglacial relative sea-level observations from Ireland and their role in glacial rebound modelling. Journal of Quaternary Science 23: 175-192.
  • Edwards, R., Brooks, A., Shennan, I., Milne, G. & Bradley, S. (2008). Reply: Postglacial relative sea-level observations from Ireland and their role in glacial rebound modelling. Journal of Quaternary Science 23: 821-825.
  • Shennan, I. & Hamilton, S. (2006). Coseismic and pre-seismic subsidence associated with great earthquakes in Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 25(1-2): 1-8.
  • Milne, G.A., Shennan, I., Youngs, B.A.R., Waugh, A.I., Teferle, F.N., Bingley, R.M., Bassett, S.E., Cuthbert-Brown, C. & Bradley, S.L. (2006). Modelling the glacial isostatic adjustment of the UK region. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 364: 931-948.
  • Shennan, I., Bradley, S., Milne, G., Brooks, A., Bassett, S. & Hamilton, S. (2006). Relative sea-level changes, glacial isostatic modelling and ice-sheet reconstructions from the British Isles since the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science 21: 585-599.
  • Shennan, I., Hamilton, S., Hillier, C., Hunter, A., Woodall, R., Bradley, S., Milne, G., Brooks, A. & Bassett, S. (2006). Relative sea-level observations in western Scotland since the Last Glacial Maximum for testing models of glacial isostatic land movements and ice-sheet reconstructions. Journal of Quaternary Science 21: 601-613.
  • Shennan, I., Hamilton, S. L., Hillier, C. & Woodroffe, S. (2005). A 16 000-year record of near-field relative sea-level changes, northwest Scotland, United Kingdom. Quaternary International 133-134: 95-106.
  • Hamilton, S. & Shennan, I. (2005). Evidence for two great earthquakes at Anchorage, Alaska and implications for multiple great earthquakes through the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 24(18-19): 2050-2068.
  • S.L. Hamilton & I. Shennan (2005). Late Holocene great earthquakes and relative sea-level change at Kenai, southern Alaska. Journal of Quarternary Science 20(2): 95-111.
  • Hamilton, S. & Shennan, I. (2005). Late Holocene relative sea-level changes and the earthquake deformation cycle around upper Cook Inlet, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 24(12-13): 1479-1498.
  • Shennan, I. (2005). Peat. Encyclopedia of Coastal Science 762-764.
  • Mastronuzzi, G., Sanso, P. & Shennan, I. (2005). Quaternary coastal morphology and sea-level changes - an introduction. Quaternary Science Reviews 24(18-19): 1963-1968.
  • Horton, B. P., Innes, J. B., Shennan, I., Lloyd, J. M. & McArthur, J. J. (2004). Holocene coastal change in east Norfolk, UK: palaeoenvironmental data from Somerton and Winteron Holmes, near Horsey. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 115: 209-220.
  • I. Shennan, T. Coulthard, R. Flather, B. Horton, M. Macklin, J. Rees & M. Wright (2003). Integration of shelf evolution and river basin models to simulate Holocene sediment dynamics of the Humber Estuary during periods of sea-level change and variations in catchment sediment supply. Science of the Total Environment 314-316: 737-754.
  • Zong, Y., Shennan, I., Combellick, R.A., Hamilton, S.L. & Rutherford, M.M. (2003). Microfossil evidence for land movements associated with the AD 1964 Alaska earthquake. The Holocene 13(1): 7-20.
  • I. Shennan & G. Milne (2003). Sea-level observations around the Last Glacial Maximum from the Bonaparte Gulf, NW Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 22(14): 1543-1547.
  • Shennan, I., Peltier, W.R., Drummond, R. & Horton, B.P. (2002). Global to local scale parameters determining relative sea-level changes and the post-glacial isostatic adjustment of Great Britain. Quaternary Science Reviews 21(1-3): 397-408.
  • Shennan, I. & Horton, B. (2002). Holocene land- and sea-level changes in Great Britain. Journal of Quaternary Science 17(5-6): 511-526.
  • W.R. Peltier, I. Shennan, R. Drummond & B. Horton (2002). On the postglacial isostatic adjustment of the British Isles and the shallow viscoelastic structure of the Earth. Geophysical Journal International 148(3): 443-475.
  • I. Shennan & B.P. Horton (2002). Relative sea-level changes and crustal movements of the UK. Journal of Quaternary Science 16(5-6): 511-526.
  • Shennan, I., Lambeck, K., Horton, B. P., Innes, J. B., Lloyd, J. M., McArthur, J. J., Purcell, A. & Rutherford, M. M. (2000). Late Devensian and Holocene records of relative sea-level changes in northwest Scotland and their implications for glacio-hydro-isostatic modelling. Quaternary Science Reviews 19: 1103-1136.
  • I. Shennan, B. Horton, J.B. Innes, R. Gehrels, J.M. Lloyd, J.J. McArthur & M.M. Rutherford (2000). Late Quaternary sea-level changes, crustal movements and coastal evolution in Northumberland, UK. Journal of Quaternary Science 15(3): 215-237.
  • Lloyd, J. M., Shennan, I., Green, F., Kirby, J. & Rutherford, M. (1999). Holocene relative sea-level changes in the inner Solway Firth. Quaternary International 60: 83 - 105.
  • Shennan, I., Scott, D., Rutherford, M.M. & Zong, Y. (1999). Microfossil analysis of sediments representing the 1964 earthquake, exposed at Girdwood Flats, Alaska. Quaternary International 60: 55-73.
  • I. Shennan, M. Tooley, F. Green, J.B. Innes, K. Kennington, J.M. Lloyd & M.M. Rutherford (1999). Sea level, climate change and coastal evolution in Morar, northwest Scotland. Geologie en Mijnbouw 77: 274-262.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Metcalfe, S. (1998). Editorial: IGCP Project 367 'Late Quaternary records of rapid coastal change: application to present and future conditions' and twenty-five years of progress in research. Holocene 8: 125-128.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Metcalfe, S. (1998). Late Quaternary records of rapid coastal change: application to present and future conditions' and twenty-five years of progress in research. Holocene 8: 125-128.
  • Long, A.J. & Shennan, I. (1998). Models of rapid relative sea-level change in Washington and Oregon, USA. Holocene 8: 129-142.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Metcalfe, S. (1998). Sea-level changes: IGCP Project 367. Special issue of The Holocene 8: 125-247.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Rutherford, M.M., Kirby, J.R., Green, F.M.L., Innes, J.B. & Walker, K. (1998). Tidal marsh stratigraphy, sea-level change and large earthquakes, II: Events during the last 3500 years at Netarts Bay, Oregon, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 17: 365-393.
  • Nelson, A., Shennan, I. & Long, A.J. (1996). Identifying coseismic sea-level change in tidal wetland stratigraphic sequences in the Cascadia subduction zone of western North America. Journal of Geophysical Research 101: 6115-6135.
  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J., Rutherford, M.M., Green, F.M., Innes, J.B., Lloyd, J.M., Zong, Y. & Walker, K. (1996). Tidal marsh stratigraphy, sea-level change and large earthquakes, 1; a 5000 year record in Washington, U.S.A. Quaternary Science Reviews 15: 1-37.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. (1995). Holocene relative sea-level changes at Kentra Moss, Argyll, Northwestern Scotland. Marine Geology 124: 43-59.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. (1995). Late Devensian and Holocene relative sea-level changes in northwestern Scotland: New data to test existing models. Quaternary International 26(97-123).
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. (1994). Late Devensian and Holocene relative sea-level changes at Loch nan Eala, near Arisaig, Northwest Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science 9: 261-283.
  • Long, A.J. & Shennan, I. (1994). Sea-level changes in Washington and Oregon and the 'Earthquake deformation cycle'. Journal of Coastal Research 10: 825-838.
  • Long, A.J. & Shennan, I. (1993). Holocene sea-level and crustal movements in southeast and northeast England, UK. Quaternary Proceedings 3: 15-19.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. (1993). Late and post glacial sea-level movements in northwest Scotland, UK. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 73: 161-174.
  • Shennan, I., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Zong, Y. (1993). Late-Glacial and Holocene sea-level changes at Rumach, northwest Scotland. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 73: 161-174.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Horton, B. P., Edwards, R. J. & Lloyd, J. M. (2000). Implications of a microfossil based transfer function in Holocene sea-level studies. Special No. 166: 41 - 54.

Report

  • Shennan, I., Long, A.J. & Barlow, N. (2007). Recurrent Holocene paleoseismicity and associated land/sea-Level changes in south central Alaska. Geography.
  • Shennan, I., Hamilton, S.L. & Long, A.J. (2004). Late Holocene paleoseismicity and associated land/sea level change in the greater Anchorage area. Geography.
  • Shennan, I. & Hamilton, S.L. (2003). Late Holocene paleoseismicity and associated land/sea level change in the greater Anchorage area. Geography.