Sea Level Research - Benjamin Horton

The sea level research lab investigates sea-level and environmental change. We aim to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Our research primarily focuses on sea-level changes caused by climate variability and tectonics (e.g., earthquakes and tsunamis) throughout the globe and from a variety of environments ranging from salt-marshes and mangroves to coral microatolls. 

Blog

18 Apr 2020

A higher frequency of unusual weather conditions caused by global warming has...

Events

Latest Projects

High-quality Relative Sea Level (RSL) reconstructions from regions distant from former centers of glaciation, such as Southeast Asia, provide fundamental insight on the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) process.

The understanding of Holocene relative sea-level (RSL) change in Southeast Asia is fragmentary. We will use geological proxies to reconstruct RSL at ±<0.2m vertical and decadal-to-centennial temporal resolution in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Awards

2019

John C. Frye Environmental Geology Award

2019

President’s Chair in Earth Sciences