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Dr. Jason Addison

Research Geologist
Land Change Science Program
United States Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Mail Stop 910
94025 Menlo Park


Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Paleoceanographic, isotopic & biogeochemical reconstructions of marine ecosystems; tephrochronology (Alaskan & Pacific Northwestern US regions).

PhD dissertation title: High-resolution paleoceanographic records from the Gulf of Alaska, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Inferring Holocene changes in the Aleutian Low Pressure System.
Topics        Ecosystem processes, Ocean dynamics
Timescales        Holocene
Regions        North America
Archives        Ocean sediments
Sector        Research
Discipline        (Paleo)oceanography



Addison, J.A., Finney, B.P., Jaeger, J.M., Stoner, J.S., Norris, R.D., and Hangsterfer, A., 2013, Integrating satellite observations and modern climate measurements with the recent sedimentary record: An example from Southeast Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 118, 3444-3461, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20243.

Addison, J.A., Finney, B., Dean, W., Davies, M., Mix, A., Stoner, J., and Jaeger, J., 2012, Productivity and sedimentary d15N variability for the last 17,000 years along the northern Gulf of Alaska continental slope. Paleoceanography, vol. 27, PA1206, doi:10.1029/2011PA002161.

Barron, J., Metcalfe, S., and Addison, J., 2012, Response of the North American Monsoon to regional changes in ocean surface temperature. Paleoceanography, vol. 27, PA3206, doi:10.1029/2011PA002235.

Misarti, N., Finney, B., Jordan, J., Maschner, H., Addison, J., Shapley, M., Krumhardt, A., and Beget, J., 2012, Early retreat of the Alaska Peninsula Glacier Complex and the implications for coastal migrations of First Americans. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 48, p. 1-6.

Davies, M.H., Mix, A., Stoner, J., Addison, J., Jaeger, J., Finney, B., and Wiest, J., 2011, The deglacial transition on the southeastern Alaska Margin: meltwater input, sea level rise, marine productivity, and sedimentary anoxia. Paleoceanography, vol. 26, PA2223, doi:10.1029/2010PA002051.

Addison, J.A., Beget, J., Ager, T., and Finney, B., 2010, Marine tephrochronology of the Mt. Edgecumbe Volcanic Field, Southeast Alaska, USA. Quaternary Research, vol. 73, p. 277-292.

Barron, J., Bukry, D., Dean, W., Addison, J., and Finney, B., 2009, Paleoceanography of the Gulf of Alaska during the past 15,000 years: results from diatoms, silicoflagellates, and geochemistry. Marine Micropaleontology, vol. 72, p. 176-195.

Beget, J. and Addison, J., 2007, Methane gas release from the Storegga submarine landslide linked to early-Holocene climate change: a speculative hypothesis. The Holocene, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 291-295.