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Kathryn Moran
Emeritus Professor of Oceanography

Educational Background

B.S Civil Engineering
M.S. Ocean Engineering
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
Dalhousie Univesity
1977
1981
1995

Publications:

Moran, K., Backman, J. et al., 2006, The Cenozoic palaeoenvironment of the Arctic Ocean, Nature, Vol 441, 1 June 2006, doi:10.1038/nature04800.

Moran, K. Backman, J. and Farrell, J.W., 2006, The Arctic Coring Expedition: Drilling at the Top of the World, Paper No. OTC 18114, Proceedings of the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, May.

Moran, K., Backman, J. and Farrell, J., 2006, Deepwater drilling in the Arctic Ocean’s permanent sea ice, in Proc. IODP, Exp. Rep. 302. (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc., College Station TX).

Moran, K. et al., 2006, The Cenozoic palaeoenvironment of the Arctic Ocean, Nature, 441, 601-605.

Wang, J., Moran, K., and Baxter, C.D.P. Correlation between the Shear Wave Velocity and the Liquefaction Resistance of Offshore Saturated Sands and Silts, 2006, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132-12, 1574-1580.

Sluijs, A. Schouten,S., Pagani M., Woltering, M., Pedentchouk, N., Brinkhuis, H., Sinninghe Damste, J., Dickens, G.,  Huber, M., Reichart, G-J., Stein, R.,  Matthiessen, J., Lourens, l., Backman, J., Moran, K. and the Expedition Scientists, 2006, Subtropical Arctic Ocean temperatures during  the Palaeocene Eocene thermal maximum, Nature, 441, 610 - 613.


Brinkhuis, H., Schouten, S., Collinson, M., Sluijs, A., Sinninghe-Damste, S., Dickens, G., Huber, M., Cronin, T., Onodero, J., Takahashi, K., Bujak, J., Stein, R., van der Burgh, J., Matthiessen, J., Eldrett, J., Harding, I., Lotter, A., Sangiorgil, F., de Leeuw, J. Backman, Moran, K. and the Expedition Scientists, 2006,  Episodic fresh surface waters in the early Eocene Arctic Ocean, Nature, 441, 606-609.

Pagani, M., Pedentchouk, N., Huber, M., Sluijs, A., Schouten, S., Brinkhuis, H., Damste ́, J., Dickens G., Backman, J., Clemens, S., Thomas Cronin, T., Eynaud, F., Gattacceca, J., Jakobsson, M., Jordan, R., Kaminski, M.,  King, J., Koc, N., Martinez, N., Matthiessen, J.,  McInroy, D., Moore, TC, Moran, K., O’Regan, M., Onodera, J. Paelike, H., Rea, B., Rio, D., Sakamoto, T., Smith, DC, Stein, R., St John, K., Suto, I., Suzuki, N., Takahashi, K. Watanabe, M. & Yamamoto M., Arctic hydrology during global warming at the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum, 2006, Nature 442, 671–675.

Moran, K., Backman, J., and the IODP Expedition 302 Science Party, 2006,  The Arctic coring expedition recovers a Cenozoic History of the Arctic Ocean, Oceanography, 19-4, 162-167.


Moran, K., Altmann, V., O’Regan, M. and Ashmanka, C., Acoustic Compressional Wave Velocity as a Predictor of Glaciomarine Sediment Grain Size, 2007, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 30-4, 267-273.

Jakobsson, M., Backman, J., Rudels, B., Nycander, J., Frank, M., Mayer, L., Jokat, W., Sangiorgi, F., Brinkhuis, H., King, J., and Moran, K., 2007, The early Miocene onset of a ventilated circulation regime in the Arctic Ocean, Nature, 447, 986-990.


O'Regan, M., and Moran, K., Compressibility, permeability, and stress history of sediments from Demerara Rise, 2007,  In Mosher, D.C., Erbacher, J., and Malone, M.J. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 207: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–35. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.207.114.

Fisher D., Mosher D., Austin J.A., Gulick S.P., Masterlark T., and Moran, K., 2007,  Active deformation across the Sumatran forearc over the December 2004 Mw9.2 rupture. Geology: Vol. 35, No. 2, 99–102.

Backman, J., and Moran K. Introduction to special section on Cenozoic Paleoceanography of the Central Arctic Ocean, 2008,  Paleoceanography,  doi:10.1029/2007PA001516.


O'Regan, M., Moran, K., Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Sangiorgi, F., Brinkhuis,  H.,Pockalny, R.A., Skelton, A.,  Stickley, C., Koc, N. and Brumsack H. Mid-Cenozoic tectonic and paleoenvironmental setting of the central Arctic Ocean, 2008,  Paleoceanography,  doi:10.1029/2007PA001559.


O'Regan, M., King, J.W., Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Moran, K., Heil, C., Sakamoto, T., Cronin, T., and Jordan, R. Constraints on the Pleistocene chronology of sediments from the Lomonosov Ridge,  2008, Paleoceanography,  doi:10.1029/2007PA001551.

Moran, K., Altmann, V., O’Regan, M. and Ashmanka, C., 2007, Acoustic Compressional Wave Velocity as a Predictor of Glaciomarine Sediment Grain Size, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 30-4, 267-273.

Jakobsson, M., Backman, J., Rudels, B., Nycander, J., Frank, M., Mayer, L., Jokat, W., Sangiorgi, F., Brinkhuis, H., King, J., and Moran, K., 2007, The early Miocene onset of a ventilated circulation regime in the Arctic Ocean, Nature, 447, 986-990.

O'Regan, M., and Moran, K., 2007, Compressibility, permeability, and stress history of sediments from Demerara Rise. In Mosher, D.C., Erbacher, J., and Malone, M.J. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 207: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–35. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.207.114.2007


Fisher D., Mosher D., Austin J.A., Gulick S.P., Masterlark T., and Moran, K., 2007. Active deformation across the Sumatran forearc over the December 2004 Mw9.2 rupture. Geology: Vol. 35, No. 2, 99–102.

Backman, J., and Moran K., 2008.  Introduction to special section on Cenozoic Paleoceanography of the Central Arctic Ocean,  Paleoceanography,  doi:10.1029/2007PA001516.


Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Frank, M., Sangiorgi, F., Brinkhuis, H., Stickley, C., O’Regan, M., Lovlie, R., Pälike, H., Spofforth, D., Gattacecca, J., Moran, K., King, J. and Heil, C. , 2008. Age model and core-seismic integration for the Cenozoic Arctic Coring Expedition sediments from the Lomonosov Ridge, Paleoceanography, 23, PA1S03, doi:10.1029/2007PA001476.

O'Regan, M., Moran, K., Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Sangiorgi, F., Brinkhuis,  H.,Pockalny, R.A., Skelton, A.,  Stickley, C., Koc, N. and Brumsack H., 2008. Mid-Cenozoic tectonic and paleoenvironmental setting of the central Arctic Ocean,  Paleoceanography,  doi:10.1029/2007PA001559


O'Regan, M., King, J.W., Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Moran, K., Heil, C., Sakamoto, T., Cronin, T., and Jordan, R.. 2008. Constraints on the Pleistocene chronology of sediments from the Lomonosov Ridge,  Paleoceanography,  doi:10.1029/2007PA001551.


Backman, J. and Moran, K. Expanding the Cenozoic paleoceanographic record in the central Arctic Ocean: IODP Expedition 302 synthesis. Central European Journal of Geoscience, 2009, 1: 157-175. doi:10.2478/v10085-009-0015-6.


O’Regan, M.A., St. John, K., Moran, K., Backman, J., King, J., Haley, B.A., Jakobsson, M., Frank, M., Röhl, U., 2009. Plio-Pleistocene trends in ice rafted debris on the Lomonosov Ridge. Quaternary International. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2009.08.010


O'Regan, M., K. Moran, C. D. P. Baxter, J. Cartwright, C. Vogt and M. Kölling. Towards ground truthing exploration in the central Arctic Ocean: a Cenozoic compaction history from the Lomonosov Ridge, 2009. Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00403.x.


O’Regan, M.A. and K. Moran. Deep-water marine hydrates in the Arctic Ocean: re-assessing the significance of a shallow BSR on the Lomonsov Ridge, 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B05102, 13 PP., doi:10.1029/2009JB00682.


In review: Paulson, M., K. Moran, C. D. P. Baxter, M. O’Regan,  I. Ispas, R. Sharma Characterizing weak and poorly consolidated marine sediments using neural networks, Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
 


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