Below are the papers, chapters, and reports published by members of the waterSHED Lab. See here for Dr Shugar's Google Scholar page.

*indicates student author.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Byers, Shugar, Chand, Portocarrero, Shrestha, Rounce, and Watanabe. 2022. Three recent and lesser-known glacier-related flood mechanisms in high mountain environmentsMountain Research and Development, 42(2):A12-22.

Cooke, Galassi, Gillanders, Landsman, Hammerschlag, Gallagher, Eliason, Kraft, Taylor, Crisafulli, Shugar, and Lennox, 2022. Consequences of “natural” disasters on aquatic life and habitats. Environmental Reviews.

Dunham, Kiser, Kargel, Haritashya, Watson, Shugar, Hughes, and DeCelles, 2022. Topographic control of ground motions and landslides from the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 49

Geertsema,…Shugar, *Sharp, and 29 others. 2022. A deglacial hazard cascade exemplified by the landslide, tsunami and outburst flood at Elliot Creek, Southern Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, 49: e2021GL096716

Li, Lu, Walling, Zhang, Steiner, Wasson, Harrison, Nepal, Nie, Immerzeel, Shugar, Koppes, Lane, Zeng, Sun, Yegorov, and Bolch, 2022. Climate-driven landscape instability threatens hydropower dams and reservoirs in High Mountain Asia. Nature Geoscience 15, 520-530.

Van Wyk de Vries, Bhushan, Jacquemart, Deschamps-Berger, Berthier, Gascoin, Shean, Shugar, and Kääb. Accepted. Pre-collapse motion of the February 2021 Chamoli rock-ice avalanche, Indian Himalaya. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 22, 3309-3327


Kargel, Upadhyay, Maxwell, Ramos, Harrison, Shugar, Haritashya, 2021. Climate change, land use change, and mountain disasters. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Sattar, Haritashya, Kargel, Leonard, Shugar, Chase, 2021. Modeling lake outburst and downstream hazard assessment of the Lower Barun Glacial Lake, Nepal Himalaya Journal of Hydrology 598, 126208

Shugar and 52 others 2021. A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya. Science, 373, 300-306.



Bloom, MacInnes, Higman, Shugar, Venditti... 2020. Catastrophic landscape modification from a massive landslide tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska. Geomorphology 353, 107029.

Shugar, Burr*, Haritashya, Kargel... 2020. Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990. Nature Climate Change 10,939-945.

Watson, Kargel, Shugar, Haritashya, Schiassi, Furfaro. 2020. Mass loss from calving in Himalayan proglacial lakes. Frontiers in Earth Sciences 7, 342.



Brideau, Shugar, Bevington, Willis, Wong. 2019. Evolution of the 2014 Vulcan Creek landslide-dammed lake, Yukon, Canada, using field and remote survey techniques. Landslides 16 (10), 1823-1840

Schiassi, Furfaro, Kargel, Watson, Shugar, Haritashya. 2019. GLAM Bio-Lith RT: A tool for remote sensing reflectance simulation and water components concentration retrieval in glacial lakes. Frontiers in Earth Science 7, 267

Byers, Rounce, Shugar, Lala, Byers, Regmi. 2019. A rockfall-induced glacial lake outburst flood, Upper Barun Valley, Nepal. Landslides 16 (3), 533-549

Kirschbaum, Watson, Rounce, Shugar, Kargel, ... 2019. The State of Remote Sensing Capabilities of Cascading Hazards Over High Mountain Asia. Frontiers in Earth Science 7, 197



Higman, Shugar, Stark, Ekström, Koppes,...Bonno* ...2018. The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 12993

Dufresne, Geertsema, Shugar, Koppes, Higman...Bonno*...2018. Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska. Sedimentary Geology 364, 302-318

Haeussler, Gulick, McCall, Walton, Reece, Larsen, ...Shugar...2018. Submarine Deposition of a Subaerial Landslide in Taan Fiord, Alaska. J Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 123 (10), 2443-2463

Haritashya, Kargel, Shugar, Leonard, Strattman, Watson, ...2018. Evolution and controls of large glacial lakes in the Nepal Himalaya. Remote Sensing 10 (5), 798

Harrison, Kargel, Huggel, Reynolds, Shugar, Betts, ...2018. Climate change and the global pattern of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods. The Cryosphere 12

Shugar, Clague, McSaveney. 2018. Late Holocene activity of Sherman and Sheridan glaciers, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews 194, 116-127



Eamer*, Shugar, Walker, Neudorf, Lian, ...2017. Late Quaternary landscape evolution in a region of stable postglacial relative sea levels, British Columbia central coast, Canada. Boreas 47 (3), 738-753

Eamer*, Shugar, Walker, Lian, Neudorf. 2017. Distinguishing depositional setting for sandy deposits in coastal landscapes using grain shape. J Sedimentary Research 87 (1), 1-11

Eamer*, Shugar, Walker, Lian, Neudorf, Telka. 2017. A glacial readvance during retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia central coast. Quaternary Research 87 (3), 468-481

Shugar, Colorado, Clague, Willis, Best. 2017. ‘Boundary’: mapping and visualizing climatically changed landscapes at Kaskawulsh Glacier and Kluane Lake, Yukon. J Maps, 1-12

Shugar, Clague, Best, Schoof, Willis, Copland, Roe. 2017. River piracy and drainage basin reorganization led by climate-driven glacier retreat. Nature Geoscience 10 (5), 370



Kargel, Leonard, Shugar, Haritashya, Bevington, ...2016. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science 351 (6269), aac8353



Neudorf, Lian, Walker, Shugar, Eamer*, Griffin. 2015. Toward a luminescence chronology for coastal dune and beach deposits on Calvert Island, British Columbia central coast, Canada. Quaternary Geochronology 30, 275-281



Deline, Hewitt, Reznichenko, Shugar. 2014. Rock avalanches onto glaciers. In: Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters, 263–319, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

McLaren, Fedje, Hay, Mackie, Walker, Shugar...Eamer*...2014. A post-glacial sea level hinge on the central Pacific coast of Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews 97, 148-169

Shugar, Walker, Lian, Eamer*, Neudorf, McLaren, ...2014. Post-glacial sea-level change along the Pacific coast of North America. Quaternary Science Reviews 97, 170-192

Shugar, Clague, Giardino. 2013. A quantitative assessment of the sedimentology and geomorphology of rock avalanche deposits. Landslide Science and Practice, 321-326.

Walker, Shugar. 2013. Secondary flow deflection in the lee of transverse dunes with implications for dune morphodynamics and migration. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38 (14), 1642-1654

Shugar, Rabus, Clague, Capps. 2012. The response of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, to the Denali earthquake rock avalanches. J Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 117 (F1)

Shugar, Clague. 2011. The sedimentology and geomorphology of rock avalanche deposits on glaciers. Sedimentology 58 (7), 1762-1783

Capps, Rabus, Clague, Shugar. 2010. Identification and characterization of alpine subglacial lakes using interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR): Brady Glacier, Alaska, USA. J Glaciology 56 (199), 861-870

Shugar, Kostaschuk, Best, Parsons, Lane, Orfeo, ...2010. On the relationship between flow and suspended sediment transport over the crest of a sand dune, Río Paraná, Argentina. Sedimentology 57 (1), 252-272

Shugar, Rabus, Clague. 2010. Elevation changes (1949–1995) of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, derived from a multi-baseline InSAR DEM and historical maps. J Glaciology 56 (198), 625-634



Kostaschuk, Shugar, Best, Parsons, Lane, Hardy, Orfeo. 2009. Suspended sediment transport and deposition over a dune: Río Paraná, Argentina. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34 (12), 1605-1611

Shugar, Kostaschuk, Ashmore, Desloges, Burge. 2007. In situ jet-testing of the erosional resistance of cohesive streambeds. Canadian J Civil Engineering 34 (9), 1192-1195


Other publications

Deline, Hewitt, Shugar, and Reznichenko, 2021. Rock avalanches onto glaciers. In: Davies, T.R. & Rosser, N. (Eds) Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, 2nd Edition. Elsevier. pp 269-333.

Emmer, Cook, Frey, Shugar, 2021. Editorial: Geohazards and Risks in High Mountain Regions Frontiers in Earth Science 9, 754260

Higman, Geertsema, Shugar, Lynett, Dufresne. 2019. The 2015 Taan Fiord landslide and tsunami. Alaska Park Science, 18, 7-16

Shugar, Kane. 2019. An adventure in predatory publishing: the contents of two medicine cabinets. Nature 568, 316

Shugar, Clague. 2018. Changing glaciers, changing rivers. Alpine Club of Canada (State of the Mountains Report), 1, 4-11.

Phillips, Burn, Wolfe, Morse, Gaanderse, O’Neill, Shugar, Gruber. 2015. Improving water content description of ice-rich permafrost soils. Proceedings GeoQuébec 68

Shugar. 2014. Bathymetric and geophysical surveys of the southern end of Kluane Lake, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2013, MacFarlane, Nordling, Sack (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 221-231

Kostaschuk, Shugar, Best, Parsons, Lane, Hardy, ...2008. Suspended sediment transport over a dune. Marine Sand-wave and River Dune Dynamics III. University of Leeds, UK, 197-201

Parsons, Best, Lane, Hardy, Kostaschuk, Shugar, ...2006. Morphology, flow and sediment transport over a natural 3D dune field: Rio Parana, Argentina. River Flow 2006, vols. 1 and 2, 997-1004