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Mark Johnson

Senior lecturer

Mark Johnson
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 2808

Room number: 3079
Postal Address: Box 460, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 41320 Göteborg

Department of Earth Sciences (More Information)
Box 460
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 413 20 Göteborg

About Mark Johnson

Research interests
Sedimentology, geomorphology and genesis of glacial deposits; glacial history of Scandinavia and North America; modern glacial processes; varved sediments.

Current project
I have a broad interest in glacial geology, particularly the sedimentology, geomorphology and genesis of glacial deposits. I have studied hummocks, tunnel channels, and ice-walled-lake plains in the Upper Midwest, dump and push moraines in Colorado, central Sweden and Iceland, and most recently, active drumlins in Iceland. I believe that telling the glacial history of the Quaternary Period is intellectually interesting as well as important, and that it has direct practical applications for resource assessment, paleoclimate studies and environmental problems. My main interest areas are Pleistocene glacial deposits in NW Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, and SW Sweden, and modern landforms, sediments and glacial processes in Iceland. Along the way, I have also developed a strong interest in varved lake and marine sediment.

Latest publications

An updated radiocarbon-based ice margin chronology for the last deglaciation of the North American Ice Sheet Complex
A. S. Dalton, M. Margold, C. R. Stokes, L. Tarasov, A. S. Dyke et al.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Vänern och dess fantastiska hydrografi
Sten-Åke Wängberg, Göran Broström, Lars Arneborg, Mark D. Johnson
Skaraborgsnatur 2017, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

A Theoretical Model of Drumlin Formation Based on Observations at Múlajökull, Iceland
N. R. Iverson, R. G. McCracken, L. K. Zoet, I. Ö. Benediktsson, A. Schomacker et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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Progressive formation of modern drumlins at Múlajökull, Iceland: stratigraphical and morphological evidence
Ívar Örn Benediktsson, Sverrir A. Jónsson, Anders Schomacker, Mark D. Johnson, Ólafur Ingólfsson et al.
Boreas, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Glacial geological studies of surge-type glaciers in Iceland — Research
Olafur Ingolfsson, Ivar Örn Benediktsson, Anders Schomacker, Kurt Kjaer, Skafti Brynjolfsson et al.
Earth-Science Reviews, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Origin of the active drumlin field at Mulajokull, Iceland: New insights from till shear and consolidation patterns
R. G. McCracken, N. R. Iverson, I. O. Benediktsson, A. Schomacker, L. K. Zoet et al.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Journal article 2016
Journal article


Veiki-moraine-like landforms in the Nereidum Montes region on Mars: Insights from analogues in northern Sweden.
Andreas Johnsson, Dennis Reiss, Ernst Hauber, Mark D. Johnson, Mats Olvmo et al.
European Planetary Science Congress 2015, Nantes, France, 27 September – 02 October 2015, Poster 2015

Architecture and structural evolution of an early Little Ice Age terminal moraine at the surge-type glacier Múlajökull, Iceland
Ivar Örn Benediktsson, Anders Schomaker, Mark D. Johnson, Alessa Geiger, Ólafur Ingólfsson et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, Journal article 2015
Journal article


The drumlin field and the geomorphology of the Múlajökull surge-type glacier, central Iceland
Sverrir Aðalsteinn Jónsson, Anders Schomacker, Ívar Örn BENEDIKTSSON, Ólafur Ingólfsson, Mark D. Johnson
Geomorphology, Journal article 2014
Journal article


The rise of varves
Pierre Francus, Ridge John, Mark D. Johnson
GFF, Review article 2013
Review article

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