Sue Dawson

Reader, Head of Discipline

Bio

Biography

I am a hazard geoscientist with expertise in extreme coastal change including tsunamis and storms with a particular interest in their onshore sedimentological signature. My research considers the impact of submarine landslide tsunamis and the potential for an increase in this hazard to the North Atlantic with the response of climate change in the Arctic. I have wider interest in the sediment ‘fingerprint’ observed in the landscape of a range of natural hazards and use methodologies including sedimentology, paleoecology, geomorphology geology, geomatics, experimental and numerical modelling to investigate these in a range of environments.  

Publications

Reconciling Storegga tsunami sedimentation patterns with modelled wave heights : A discussion from the Shetland Isles field laboratory
6/2019, Sedimentology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The coastal landslides of Shetland
/2018, Scottish Geographical Journal
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Imprints in silica grains induced during an open-channel flow experiment : Determination of microtextural signatures during aqueous transport
7/2017, Journal of Sedimentary Research
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The application of microtextural and heavy mineral analysis to discriminate between storm and tsunami deposits
2/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

Assessing the risks to infrastructure from coastal storms in a changing climate : Project Report PPR800
1/2017
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

Northern North Sea and Atlantic Northwest Approaches
/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter

The environmental context of the Neolithic monuments on the Brodgar Isthmus, Mainland, Orkney
6/2016, Journal of Archaeological Science
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Late Glacial and Holocene relative sea-level changes and first evidence for the Storegga tsunami in Sutherland, Scotland
5/2016, Journal of Quaternary Science
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Heavy mineral assemblages of the Storegga tsunami deposit
4/2016, Sedimentary Geology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Tsunami sedimentology
12/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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Activities

The Science of Tsunamis - Engage Dundee 2014

Sue Dawson (Presenter)
6 May 2014

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