Manuscripts In Review or Submitted (Ω denotes student author)

[35] Byers, A., Byers, E., Rounce, D., Shugar, D.H., and Regmi, D. A rockfall-induced glacial lake outburst flood, upper Barun valley, Nepal.

[34] Haeussler, P.J.,…Shugar, D.H., and 8 other authors. Submarine deposition of a subaerial landslide in Taan Fiord, Alaska.  

[33] Haritashya, U.K., Karsel, J.S., Shugar, D.H.,…and 7 others. Evolution and controls of large glacial lakes in the Nepal Himalaya.

[32] Higman, B., Shugar, D.H.,…ΩBonno, D., and 29 other authors. Glacier retreat and the largest landslide-triggered marine tsunami since 1958.

[31] Kargel, J.S., Haritashya, U.K., Shugar, D.H., Bishop, M., and Furfaro, R. High mountain hazard hotspots in seismically and volcanically active cryosphere regions.

[30] Shugar, D.H., Clague, J.J., and McSaveney, M.J. Late Holocene activity of Sherman and Sheridan glaciers, Prince William Sound, Alaska.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

[29] Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Neudorf, C., Lian, O. Eamer, J., Bryce, J., Biln, L. In press. Late Quaternary landscape evolution in a region of stable postglacial relative sea-levels, British Columbia central coast. Boreas. LINK

[28] Shugar, D.H., Colorado, K.A., Clague, J.J., Willis, M., and Best, J.L. Accepted. Boundaries – ART at the centre of eARTh science research, Kluane National Park, Yukon. Journal of Maps.

[27] Harrison, S., Kargel, J., Huggel, C., Reynolds, J., Shugar, D., and 10 other authors. 2018. Climate change and the global pattern of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods. The Cryosphere, 12: 1195-1209. LINK

[26] Dufresne, A., Geertsema, M., Shugar, D.H.,…ΩBonno, D., and 10 other authors. 2018. Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska. Sedimentary Geology, 364: 302-318. LINK

[25] Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Neudorf, C.M., and Telka, A.M. 2017A glacial re-advance during retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia central coast. Quaternary Research, 87: 468-481 LINK

[24] Shugar, D.H., Clague, J.J., Best, J.L., Schoof, C., Willis, M.J., Copland, L., and Roe, G.H, 2017. River piracy and drainage basin reorganization led by climate-driven glacier retreat. Nature Geoscience, 10: 370-375. LINK

[23] Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., and Neudorf, C.M. 2017. Distinguishing depositional setting for sandy deposits in coastal landscapes using grain shape. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87: 1-11. LINK

[22] Kargel, J.S.*, Leonard, G.J.*, Shugar, D.H.*, Haritashya, U.K.*, and 60 others, 2016. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science, 351: 140. LINK

  • Top four authors (*) contributed equally to this work.
  • Press coverage of this article in Nature, New York Times, BBC, livescience, others
  • AltMetric score of 164, which is #87 out of 753 articles of similar age published in Science

[21] Neudorf, C., Lian, O.B., Walker, I.J., Shugar, D.H., Eamer, J.B., and Griffin, L.C. 2015. Toward a luminescence chronology for coastal dune and beach deposits on Calvert Island, British Columbia central coast, Canada. Quaternary Geochronology, 30: 275-281.  LINK

[20] McLaren, D., Fedje, D., Hay, M., Mackie, Q., Walker, I.J., Shugar, D.H., Eamer, J.B.R., Lian, O.B., and Neudorf, C. 2014. A postglacial sea-level hinge on the central Pacific coast of Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 97: 148-169. LINK

  • AltMetric score of 60, and is #1 of articles of similar age published in Quaternary Science Reviews

[19] Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Eamer, J.B.R., Neudorf, C., McLaren, D., and Fedje, D. 2014. Post-glacial sea-level change along the Pacific coast of North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 97: 170-192. LINK

[18] Walker, I.J., and Shugar, D.H., 2013. Secondary flow deflection in the lee of transverse dunes with implications for dune morphodynamics and migration. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 38:1642-1654. LINK

[17] Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J., and Capps, D.M. 2012. The response of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, to the Denali earthquake rock avalanches. J. Geophysical Research – Earth Surface. 117, F01006. LINK

  • Selected for Editors’ Research Spotlight in EOS, Transactions, AGU

[16] Shugar, D.H. and Clague, J.J. 2011. The geomorphology and sedimentology of rock avalanches on glaciers. Sedimentology, 58:1762-1783. LINK

[15] Capps, D.L., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J. and Shugar, D.H. 2010. Identification and characterization of alpine subglacial lakes using interferometric synthetic aperture Radar (InSAR), Brady Glacier, Alaska, USA. J. Glaciology, 56:861-870. LINK

[14] Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., and Clague, J.J. 2010. Elevation changes (1949-1995) of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, derived from a multi-baseline InSAR DEM and historical maps. J. Glaciology, 56:625-634. LINK

[13] Shugar, D.H., Kostaschuk, R., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N., Parsons, D.R., Orfeo, O., and Hardy, R.J., 2010. On the relationship between flow and suspended sediment transport over the crest of a sand dune, Rio Paraná, Argentina. Sedimentology, 57:252-272. LINK

[12] Kostaschuk, R., Shugar, D.H., Best, J.L., Parsons, D.R., Lane, S.N. Hardy, R.J., and Orfeo, O. 2009. Suspended sediment transport and deposition over a dune: Rio Parana, Argentina. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 34:1605-1611. LINK

[11] Shugar, D.H., Kostaschuk, R., Ashmore, P., Desloges, J., and Burge, L., 2007. In-situ jet testing of the erosional resistance of cohesive streambeds. Canadian J. Civil Eng., 34:1192-1195. LINK


Book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, etc

[10] Shugar, D.H., and Clague, J.J. In press. Changing glaciers, changing rivers. Alpine Club of Canada/Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

[9] Shrestha, A.B.,…Shugar, D.H., et al (21 other authors). 2016. The Impact of Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha Earthquake-Induced Geohazards. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, 36pp.

[8] Shugar, D.H. 2016. Book review: Geology Underfoot in Western Washington. Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 107:38-39.

[7] Brideau, M.-A., Shugar, D.H., Wong, C., 2016. Preliminary investigation of the 2014 Vulcan Creek landslide dam, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Paper 3902, 8 p.

[6] Phillips, M.R., Burn, C.R., Wolfe, S.A., Morse, P.D., Gaanderse, A.J., O’Neill, H.B., Shugar, D.H., and Gruber, S. 2015. Improving water content description of ice-rich permafrost soils. Proc, GeoQuebec 2015. Quebec City, QC (7pp). LINK

[5] Deline, P., Hewitt, K., Reznichenko, N., and Shugar, D.H. 2014. Rock avalanches onto glaciers. In: Davies, T. R. (Ed) Landslide Hazards and Disasters. Elsevier, pp. 263-319. LINK

[4] Shugar, D.H. 2014. Bathymetric and geophysical surveys of the southern end of Kluane Lake. In: MacFarlane, K.E., Nordling, M.G., and Sack, P.J. (Eds) Yukon Exploration and Geology 2013. Yukon Geological Survey, Whitehorse, pp. 221-231. LINK

[3] Shugar, D.H., Clague, J.J., and Giardino, M., 2013. A quantitative assessment of the sedimentology and geomorphology of rock avalanche deposits. In: Catani, F., Margottini, C., Trigila, A., and Iadanza, C. (Eds) Landslide Science and Practice, Vol 4: Global Environmental Change. Springer-Verlag, pp. 321-326. LINK

[2] Shugar, D., Kostaschuk, R., Best, J., Parsons, D., Lane, S., Hardy, R., and Orfeo, O., 2007 (invited). Sediment dynamics over a dune in the Rio Paraná. In: Paola, C., Parker, G., and García, M.H. (Eds) Workshop on Morphodynamic Processes in Large Lowland Rivers. Santa Fe, Argentina, 3pp.

[1] Parsons, D.R., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N., Hardy, R.J., Kostaschuk, R.A., Shugar, D.H., and Orfeo, O., 2006. Morphology, flow and sediment transport over a natural 3D dune field: Rio Paraná, Argentina. In: Ferreria, R.M., Alves, E.C., Leal, J.G. and Cardos, A.H. (Eds) RiverFlow 2006: Intl. Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics. Lisbon. Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 997-1004.