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Till J.J. Hanebuth

Associate Professor, Coastal and Marine Systems Science

Jonathan Doe
Contact Till J.J. Hanebuth
843-349-2753 thanebuth@coastal.edu

BCMW 106

Office Hours: By appointment
Research Interests:
  • Long-term (Quaternary) deposition and clastic material fluxes along continental margins
  • Coastal, shelf and continental slope sediment dynamics – processes and products
  • Climatic and oceanographic control on sedimentation along modern to millennial time scales
  • Coastal and marine geological hazards
  • Environmental deterioration by human impact
Courses Taught:
  • CMSS 606 Coastal and Marine Geological Processes
  • CMSS 609 Graduate Seminar
  • Upcoming: CMSS 567 Paleo-Ecology
  • Upcoming: CMSS 662 Geo Forum
  • CMSS 799 PhD Thesis Research
  • CMWS 608 Issues and Applications Seminar
  • CMWS 700 Graduate Thesis Research
  • MSCI 111 Introduction to Marine Science
  • MSCI 395 Internship Experience in Marine Science
  • MSCI 399 Undergraduate Independent Study
  • MSCI 499 Independent Study
Boards & Panels:
  • INQUA International Focus Group "Rapid changes and human impact on continental shelves"
  • Georgetown Working Waterfront Coalition
  • UN RCE for Education for Sustainable Development Georgetown advisory board
  • SCDNR Geological Survey advisory board
  • NSF review panel
  • Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS) editorial board
Student Adviser:
  • Joshua H. Long (PhD, 2019/2020)
  • Madison Fink (MS, summer 2020)
  • Mary Lee King (MS, summer 2018)
  • Samantha Ladewig (MS, summer 2018)
  • Cathryn Wheaton (MS, summer 2018)
  • John T. Durica (BS, summer 2019)
  • Ariel L. Clark (BS, summer 2018)
Related Links:

Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science, faculty page

Researchgate Personal Profile

Coastal Geosystems Facebook

Personal Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications:

2018

Hanebuth TJJ, King ML, Mendes I, Lebreiro S, Lobo FJ, Oberle FK, Antón L, Ferreira PA, Reguera MI (accepted) Hazard potential of widespread but hidden historic offshore heavy metal (Pb, Zn) contamination (Gulf of Cadiz, Spain). Science of the Total Environment 637-638, 561-576. Doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.352.

Mena A, Francés G, Pérez-Arlucea M, Hanebuth TJJ, Bender VB, Nombela MÁ (2018) Evolution of the Galicia Interior Basin during the past 60 ka: Sedimentation processes and palaeoceanographic significance. Journal of Quaternary Science. Doi 10.1002/jqs.3032.

Caricchi C, Lucchi RG, Sagnotti L, Macrì P, Morigi C, Melis R, Caffau M, Rebesco M, Hanebuth TJJ (2018) Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism in sediments along a continental shelf-to-slope transect in the NW Barents Sea: implications for geomagnetic and depositional changes during the past 15 thousand years. Global and Planetary Change 160, 10-27. Doi 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.11.007.

2017

Lantzsch H, Hanebuth TJJ, Horry J, Grave M, Rebesco M, Schwenk T (2017) Deglacial to Holocene history of ice-sheet retreat and bottom current strength on the western Barents Sea. Quaternary Science Reviews 173, 40-57. Doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.08.016.

Mahiques MM, Hanebuth TJJ, Nagai RN, Bícego MC, Figueira RCL, Sousa SHM, Burone L, Franco-Fraguas P, Taniguchi S, Salaroli AB, Dias GP, Prates DM, Freitas MEF (2017) Inorganic and organic geochemical fingerprinting of sediment sources and ocean circulation on a complex continental margin (São Paulo Bight, Brazil). Ocean Science 13, 209-222. Doi 10.5194/os-13-209-2017.

Perez L, García-Rodríguez F, Hanebuth TJJ (2017) Paleosalinity changes in the Río de la Plata estuary and on adjacent Uruguayan continental shelf during the past 1,200 cal ka BP: an approach using diatoms as proxy. In: Weckström K, Saunders K, Gell P, Skilbeck G (eds) “Applications of paleoenvironmental techniques in estuarine studies”. Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research 20,529-549. ISBN: 978-94-024-0990-1. Book chapter.

2016

Rebesco M, Urgeles R, Özmaral A, and the CORIBAR team: Hanebuth TJJ, Caburlotto A, Hörner T, Lantzsch H, Llopart J, Lucchi RG, Nicolaisen LS, Osti G, Sabbatini A  (2016) Grounding Zone Wedges, Kveithola Trough (NW’ Barents Sea). In: Dowdeswell JA, Canals M, Jakobsson M, Todd BJ, Dowdeswell EK, Hogan KA (eds) “Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms”. Geological Society of London Memoirs 46, xx-xx. (www.submarineglacialatlas.com). ISBN 9781786202680. Book chapter.

Zecchin M, Rebesco M, Lucchi RG, Caffau M, Lantzsch H, Hanebuth TJJ (2016) Buried iceberg-keel scouring features in the southern Spitsbergenbanken, NW Barents Sea. Marine Geology 382, 68-79. Doi 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.10.005.

Hanebuth TJJ, Lantzsch H, García-Rodríguez F, Perez Becona L (2016) Currents controlling sedimentation: paleo-hydrodynamic variability inferred from the continental-shelf system off SE South America (Uruguay). In: Muniz P, Conde D, Venturini N, Brugnoli E (eds) “Ciencias Marino Costeras en el Umbral del Siglo XXI: Desafíos en Latinoamérica y el Caribe (XV COLACMAR)”, 1-34 (in Spanish). ISBN xx. Book chapter.

Rebesco M, Özmaral A, Urgeles R, Accettella D, Lucchi RG, Rüther D, Winsborrow M, Llopart J, Cabur-lotto A, Lantzsch H, Hanebuth TJJ (2016) Evolution of a high-latitude sediment drift inside a glacially-carved trough based on high-resolution seismic stratigraphy (Kveithola, NW Barents Sea). In: PAST Gateways (Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways), Ó Cofaigh C, Briner JP, Kirchner N, Lucchi RG and Meyer H (eds). Quaternary Science Reviews 147, 178-193. Doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.007.

Löwemark LA, Chao WS, Gyllencreutz R, Hanebuth TJJ, Chiu PY, Yang TN, Su CC, Chuang CK, León Dominguez DC, Jakobsson M (2016) Variations in glacial and interglacial marine conditions over the last two glacial cycles off northern Greenland. In: PAST Gateways (Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways), Ó Cofaigh C, Briner JP, Kirchner N, Lucchi RG and Meyer H (eds). Quaternary Science Re-views 147, 164-177. Doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.035.

Zhang W, Cui Y, Santos A, Hanebuth TJJ (2016) Storm-driven bottom sediment transport on a high-energy narrow shelf (NW Iberia) and development of mud depocenters. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 121(8), 5751-5772. Doi 10.1002/2015JC011526.

Hernández-Molina FJ, Wåhlin A, Bruno M, Ercilla G, Llave E, Serra N, Roson G, Puig P, Rebesco M, Van Rooi D, Roque D, González-Pola C, Sanchéz F, Gómez F, Preu B, Schwenk T, Hanebuth TJJ, Sánchez Leal RF, García-Lafuente J, Brackenridge RE, Juan C, Stow DAV, Sánchez-González JM (2016) Oceanographic processes and products around the Iberian margin: a new multidisciplinary approach. In: Van Rooij D, Campbell C, Rueggeberg A, Wåhlin A (eds) “The contourite log-book: significance for palaeoceanography, ecosystems and slope instability”. Marine Geology 378, 127-156. Doi 10.1016/j.margeo.2015.12.008.

Zhang W, Hanebuth TJJ, Stöber U (2016) Short-term sediment dynamics on a meso-scale contourite drift (off NW Iberia): impacts of multi-scale oceanographic processes deduced from the analysis of mooring data and numerical modelling. In: Van Rooij D, Campbell C, Rueggeberg A, Wåhlin A (eds) “The con-tourite log-book: significance for palaeoceanography, ecosystems and slope instability”. Marine Geology 378, 81-100. Doi 10.1016/j.margeo.2015.12.006.

Oberle FKJ, Storlazzi CD, Hanebuth TJJ (2016) What a drag: Quantifying the global impact of chronic bottom trawling on continental shelf sediment. Journal of Marine Sciences 159, 109-119. Doi 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.12.007.

Oberle FKJ, Swarzenski P, Reddy C, Nelson B, Baasch B, Hanebuth TJJ (2016) Deciphering the lithological consequences of bottom trawling to sedimentary habitats on the shelf. Journal of Marine Sciences 159, 120-131. Doi 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.12.008.

de Mahiques MM, Hanebuth TJJ, Martins CC, Montoya-Montes I, Alcántara-Carrío J, Figueria RCL, Bícego MC (2016) Mud depocenters on the continental shelf – a neglected sink for anthropogenic contaminants released in the coastal zone. Environmental Earth Sciences 75, 44. Doi 10.1007/s12665-015-4782-z.

Perez L, García-Rodríguez F, Hanebuth TJJ (2016) Variability in terrigenous sediment supply offshore of the Rio de la Plata (Uruguay) recording the continental climatic history over the past 1200 years. Climate of the Past 12, 623-634. Doi 10.5194/cp-12-1-2016.

2015

Hanebuth TJJ, Lantzsch H, Nizou J (2015) Mud depocenters on continental shelves – appearance, initiation times, and growth dynamics. Geo-Marine Letters 35 (6), 487-503. doi:10.1007/s00367-015-9422-6.

Hernández-Molina FJ, Wåhlin A, Bruno M, Ercilla G, Llave E, Serra N, Roson G, Puig P, Rebesco M, Van Rooi D, Roque D, González-Pola C, Sanchéz F, Gómez F, Preu B, Schwenk T, Hanebuth TJJ, Sánchez Leal RF, García-Lafuente J, Brackenridge RE, Juan C, Stow DAV, Sánchez-González JM (2015) Oceanographic processes and products around the Iberian margin: a new multidisciplinary approach. In: “Geological processes at the Iberian Continental Margin”. Boletín Geológico & Minero 126 (2-3), 279-326. ISSN: 0366-0176.

Perez L, García-Rodríguez F, Hanebuth TJJ (2015) Variability in terrigenous sediment supply offshore of the Rio de la Plata (Uruguay) recording the continental climatic history over the past 1200 years. Climate of the Past Discussions 11, 1-27. doi: 10.5194/cpd-11-1-2015.

Zhang W, Schneider R, Kolb J, Teichmann T, Dudzinska-Nowak J, Harff J, Hanebuth TJJ (2015) Land–sea interaction and morphogenesis of coastal foredunes — A modeling case study from the southern Baltic Sea coast. Coastal Engineering 99, 148/166. doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.03.005.

Hanebuth TJJ, Zhang W, Hofmann AL, Loewemark LA, Schwenk T (2015) Oceanic density fronts steering bottom-current induced sedimentation deduced from a 50 ka contourite drift record and numerical modelling (off NW Spain). Quaternary Science Reviews 112, 207-225. doi:10.1016/j.quascierev.2015.01.027.

2014

Marrero A, Tudurí A, Pérez L, Cuña C, Muniz P, Figueira RCL, de Mahiques MM, Pittauerova D, Hanebuth TJJ, García-Rodríguez F (2014) Historical changes in terrigenous river supply from the Rio de la Plata basin to the inner shelf of Uruguay (in Spanish). Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin Analysis 21 (2), 166-179. ISSN 1851-4979.

Oberle F, Storlazzi C, Hanebuth TJJ (2014) Wave-driven sediment mobilization on a storm-controlled continental shelf (Northwest Iberia). Journal of Marine Sciences 139, 362-372. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.07.018.

Ai F, Preu B, Hanebuth TJJ, Krastel-Gudegast S, Strasser M, Kopf A (2014) New constraints on oceanographic vs. seismic control on submarine landslide initiation: a geotechnical approach off Uruguay and northern Argentina. Geo-Marine Letters 34, 399-417. doi: 10.1007/s00367-014-0373-3.

Hanebuth TJJ, Rebesco M, Urgeles U, Lucchi RG, Freudenthal T (2014). Drilling Glacial Deposits in Offshore Polar Regions. EOS 95 (31), 277-278.

Lantzsch H, Hanebuth TJJ, Chiessi CM, Schwenk T, Violante R (2014) A high-supply sedimentary system controlled by strong hydrodynamic conditions (the continental margin off the Plata Estuary during the late Quaternary). Quaternary Research 81, 339-354. doi: org/10.1016/j.yqres.2014.01.003.

Oberle FKJ, Hanebuth TJJ, Baasch B, Schwenk T (2014) Volumetric budget calculation of sediment and carbon storage and export for a late Holocene mid-shelf mudbelt system (NW Iberia). Continental Shelf Research 76, 12-24. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.12.012.

Krastel S, Lehr J, Winkelmann D, Schwenk T, Preu B, Strasser M, Wynn RB, Georgiopoulou A, Hanebuth TJJ (2014) Mass wasting along Atlantic continental margins: a comparison between NW-Africa and the de la Plata River region (northern Argentina and Uruguay). In: Krastel S, Behrmann JH, Völker D, Stipp M, Berndt C, Urgeles R, Chaytor J, Huhn K, Strasser M, Harbitz CB et al (eds) “Submarine mass movements and their consequences”. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazard Research 37, 459-469. ISBN: 978-3-319-00971-1.