James Syvitski

GEOL Faculty

Professor of Geological Sciences; Director and Fellow of INSTAAR

Ph.D. University of British Columbia 1978




Research interests

Sediment transport, oceanography, marine geophysics, numerical modeling (climate-ice-water-sediment interactions).

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Research topics

  • Discharge dynamics of global rivers and their sediment load.
  • Morphology and deposits of continental margins.
  • Impact of high-energy weather events on coastlines
  • Impact of ice sheets on high-latitude shelves and slopes.

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