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Senior Researcher
OGS, Geophysics
Scientific Activity: 

Geological/geophysical exploration of continental margins, aimed at depositional processes and paleoclimatic reconstruction. Focus on polar margins and interacting downslope and alongslope deep-sea sedimentary processes and submarine instabilities.


Recent Publications: 

Five selected most recent publications:

Rebesco M., Özmaral A., Urgeles R., Accettella D., Lucchi R., Rüther D., Winsborrow M., Llopart J., Caburlotto A., Lantzsch H., Hanebuth T.J., 2016. Evolution of a high-latitude sediment drift inside a glacially-carved trough based on high-resolution seismic stratigraphy (Kveithola, NW Barents Sea). Quaternary Science Reviews 147, 178-193.

Li, W., Alves. T.M., Wu, S., Rebesco., M., Zhao, F., Mi, L., Ma, B., 2016. A giant, submarine creep zone as a precursor of large-scale slope instability offshore the Dongsha Islands (South China Sea). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 451, 272-284.

Zecchin M., Rebesco M., Lucchi R.G., Caffau M., Lantzsch H., Hanebuth, T.J.J., 2016. Buried iceberg-keel scouring features in the southern Spitsbergenbanken, NW Barents Sea. Marine Geology 382, 68-79.

Rebesco M., Camerlenghi A., Llopart J., 2016. Glacigenic debris flow deposits, Storfjorden Fan. In: Dowdeswell J.A., Canals M., Jakobsson M., Todd B.J., Dowdeswell E.K., Hogan K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms. Geological Society of London Memoir 46, 373-374, doi:10.1144/M46.34

Rebesco M., Urgeles R., Özmaral A., Coribar Scientific Party, 2016. Grounding Zone Wedges, Kveithola Trough (NW Barents Sea). In: Dowdeswell J.A., Canals M., Jakobsson M., Todd B.J., Dowdeswell E.K., Hogan K.A. (Eds.) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms. Geological Society of London Memoir 46, 231-232, doi:10.1144/M46.32

Five most cited publications:

Jakobsson, M., Mayer, L., Coakley, B., Dowdeswell, J.A., Forbes, S., Fridman, B., Hodnesdal, H., Noormets, R., Pedersen, R., Rebesco, M., Schenke, H.W., Zarayskaya, Y., Accettella, D., Armstrong, A., Anderson, R.M., Bienhoff, P., Camerlenghi, A., Church, I., Edwards, M., Gardner, J.V., Hall, J.K., Hell, B., Hestvik, O., Kristoffersen, Y., Marcussen, C., Mohammad, R., Mosher, D., Nghiem, S.V., Pedrosa, M.T., Travaglini, P.G., Weatherall, P. 2012 The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Version 3.0. Geophysical Research Letters 39, L12609

Rebesco M., Larter R.D., Camerlenghi A. & Barker P.F. (1996). Giant Sediment Drifts on the Continental Rise West of the Antarctic Peninsula. Geo-Marine Letters, 16, 65-75.

Rebesco M., Stow D., 2001, Seismic expression of contourites and related deposits: a preface. In: Rebesco M., Stow D. (Eds.) Seismic expression of contourites and related deposits, Marine Geophysical Researches, 22 (5-6),  303-308. 

Rebesco, M., Hernández Molina J., van Rooij, D., Wåhlin, A., 2014. Contourites and associated sediments controlled by deep-water circulation processes: state-of-the-art and future considerations. Marine Geology, 352, 111–154.

Domack, E., Amblas, D., Gilbert, R., Brachfeld, S., Camerlenghi, A., Rebesco, M., Canals, M., and Urgeles, R., 2006, Subglacial Morphology and Glacial Evolution of the Palmer Deep Outlet System, Antarctic Peninsula, Geomorphology. 75, (1-2), 125-142.