John E. Hughes Clarke

Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Dalhousie University
  • M.S., Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Southampton University
  • B.A., Geology/Earth Science, Oxford Univ-Eng

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 874: Seabed Mapping
  • ESCI 896: Top/Geol Hydro Surveyors
  • OE 774: Seabed Mapping

Selected Publications

Hughes Clarke, J. (2018). The Impact of Acoustic Imaging Geometry on the Fidelity of Seabed Bathymetric Models. Geosciences, 8(4), 109. doi:10.3390/geosciences8040109

Hizzett, J. L., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Sumner, E. J., Cartigny, M. J. B., Talling, P. J., & Clare, M. A. (2018). Which Triggers Produce the Most Erosive, Frequent, and Longest Runout Turbidity Currents on Deltas?. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(2), 855-863. doi:10.1002/2017GL075751

Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J. B., Clare, M. A., Sumner, E. J., Vendettuoli, D., Hughes Clarke, J. E., . . . Vellinga, A. J. (2018). How to recognize crescentic bedforms formed by supercritical turbidity currents in the geologic record: insights from active submarine channels. Geology. Retrieved from

MacLean, B., Blasco, S., Bennett, R., Lakeman, T., Pieńkowski, A. J., Furze, M. F. A., . . . Patton, E. (2017). Seafloor features delineate Late Wisconsinan ice stream configurations in eastern Parry Channel, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Quaternary Science Reviews, 160, 67-84. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.02.001

Hughes Clarke, J. E. (2017). Multibeam Echosounders. In Submarine Geomorphology. Retrieved from

Goff, J. A., Swift, D. J. P., Duncan, C. S., Mayer, L. A., & Hughes-Clarke, J. (1999). High-resolution swath sonar investigation of sand ridge, dune and ribbon morphology in the offshore environment of the New Jersey margin. Marine Geology, 161(2-4), 307-337. doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(99)00073-0

Goff, J. A., Orange, D. L., Mayer, L. A., & Hughes Clarke, J. E. (1999). Detailed investigation of continental shelf morphology using a high-resolution swath sonar survey: the Eel margin, northern California. Marine Geology, 154(1-4), 255-269. doi:10.1016/S0025-3227(98)00117-0

Hughes Clarke, J. E., Mayer, L. A., & Wells, D. E. (1996). Shallow-water imaging multibeam sonars: A new tool for investigating seafloor processes in the coastal zone and on the continental shelf. Marine Geophysical Researches, 18(6), 607-629. doi:10.1007/BF00313877

CLARKE, J. O. H. N. E. H. U. G. H. E. S., SHOR, A. L. E. X. A. N. D. E. R. N., PIPER, D. A. V. I. D. J. W., & MAYER, L. A. R. R. Y. A. (1990). Large-scale current-induced erosion and deposition in the path of the 1929 Grand Banks turbidity current. Sedimentology, 37(4), 613-629. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3091.1990.tb00625.x

Mayer, L. A., Shor, A. N., Hughes Clarke, J., & Piper, D. J. W. (1988). Dense biological communities at 3850 m on the Laurentian Fan and their relationship to the deposits of the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake. Deep Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers, 35(8), 1235-1246. doi:10.1016/0198-0149(88)90079-9

Most Cited Publications