Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sophie Hage

University of Calgary

Topic: Are turbidity currents a globally efficient carbon pump over geologic timescales?

Research Topics

  • My current research goal is to assess whether turbidity currents have been an efficient carbon pump of global importance across geologic timescales. To address this research question, I am using samples collected in Cretaceous deltaic and submarine channel deposits of the Magallanes Basin (Chile)

  • PhD thesis: “turbidity current processes and products in the fjords of British Columbia (Canada)”. My PhD project used innovative direct monitoring of presently active turbidity current systems (Howe Sound and Bute Inlet in British Columbia) in order to link active flows with deposits.

  • Msc thesis: “Characterisation of depositional processes at the origin of thin lacustrine turbidites in Lake Hazar (East-Anatolian Fault, Turkey)”

  • Bachelor thesis: “The role of permafrost in global warming”

Researcher

Publications

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Hughes Clarke, J.E., Vardy, M.E., Talling, P.J., Lintern D.G., Simmons, S.M., Vellinga, A. J., Silva Jacinto, R., Vellinga, A. J., Allin, J.R, Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Gales, J.A., Hizzett, J. L, Hunt, J. E., Mozzatto, A., Parsons, D. R., Pope, E.L., Stacey, C.D., Symons, W.O., Vardy, M.E., Watts, M. (2019) Direct monitoring reveals triggering of turbidity currents by extremely dilute river plumes. Geophysical Research Letters 46 (20): 11310-11320. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084526

  • Vendettuoli, D., Clare, M.A., Clarke, J.H., Vellinga, A., Hizzett, J., Hage, S., Cartigny, M.J.B., Talling, P.J., Waltham, D., Hubbard, S.M. and Stacey, C. (2019). Daily bathymetric surveys document how stratigraphy is built and its extreme incompleteness in submarine channels. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 515: 231-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.03.033

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J. B., Clare, M. A., Sumner, E. J., Vendettuoli, D., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Hubbard, S. M., Talling, P. J., Lintern, G. D., Stacey, C. D., Englert, R. G., Vardy, M. E., Hunt, J. E., Yokokawa, M., Parsons, D. R., Hizzett, J. L, Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Vellinga, A. J. (2018). How to recognize crescentic bedforms formed by supercritical turbidity currents in the geologic record: Insights from active submarine channels. Geology 46(6): 563-566. https://doi.org/10.1130/G40095.1

  • Hage, S., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Lamair, L., Avsar, U., El Ouahabi, M., Van Daele, M., Boulvain F., Ali Bahri, M., Seret, A., Plenevaux, A. (2017). Flow dynamics at the origin of thin clayey sand lacustrine turbidites: Examples from Lake Hazar, Turkey. Sedimentology, 64: 1929-1956. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12380

 

Invited keynotes/lectures

  • Hage, S. Filling the gap between turbidity currents processes and products in British Columbia fjords. Invited keynote, Japan Geoscience Union, Chiba, Japan, 27th May 2019. 

  • Hage, S. Supercritical flows and associated bedforms and deposits in deepwater systems- insights from direct monitoring. Invited keynote, annual meeting of the SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology Deepwater Research Group, San Antonio Texas, United States, 20th May 2019. 

  • Hage, S. Insights into the hidden parts of deltas. Invited lecture, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva (Unige), Geneva, Switzerland, 1st March 2019. 

  • Hage, S. Supercritical turbidity currents and their deposits on deltas: insights from direct monitoring. Invited Keynote for the supercritical flow workshop, International Sedimentological Congress, Quebec city, 12th August 2018.

First-author presentations

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M.J.B., Clare, M.A., Sumner E.J., Hughes Clarke, J.E., Vardy, M.E., Talling, P.J., Lintern D.G., Simmons, S.M., Vellinga, A. J., Silva Jacinto, R. et al. First field measurements of an erosive turbidity current triggered by a dilute river plume. Pico presentation for the European Geoscience Union 2019, Vienna, 10th April 2019.

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M.J.B., Clare, M.A., Sumner E.J., Hughes Clarke, J.E., Vardy, M.E., Talling, P.J., Lintern D.G., Simmons, S.M., Vellinga, A. J., Silva Jacinto, R., et al. First observations of a non-hyperpycnal river generating an ignitive turbidity currents. Oral presentation for the British Sedimentological Research Group Annual meeting 2018, University of Edinburgh, 18th December 2018.

  • Hage, S., Galy, V.V., Cartigny, M.J.B., Acikalin, S., Clare, M.A., Grocke, D.R., Hilton, R.G., Hunt, J.E., Lintern, D.G., Parsons, D.R., Stacey, C.D., Sumner, E.J., Talling P.J. Organic carbon sorting by turbidity currents: a Bouma sequence for geochemists. Poster presentation for the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2018, Washington, 13th December 2018. 

  • Hage, S., Galy, V.V., Cartigny, M.J.B., Acikalin, S., Clare, M.A., Grocke, D.R., Hilton, R.G., Hunt, J.E., Lintern, D.G., Parsons, D.R., Stacey, C.D., Spencer-Jones, C.L., Sumner, E.J., Talling P.J. & the Bute Inlet field teams 2016 & 2017. How do turbidity currents distribute organic carbon in fjords? New insights from Bute Inlet (Canada) Oral presentation for the International Sedimentological Congress, Quebec city, 13th August 2018.

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J.B., Hughes Clarke, J.E., Clare, M. A., Sumner, E. J., Hubbard, S. M. Talling, P. J., Lintern, G. D., Stacey, C. D., Vardy, M. E., Hunt, J. E., Yokokawa, M., Parsons, D. R., Hizzett, J. L, Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Vellinga, A. J. First direct observations linking confined supercritical turbidity currents to their depositional architecture and facies characteristics. Oral presentation for the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2017, New Orleans, 11th December 2017.  

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J.B., Hughes Clarke, J.E., Clare, M. A., Sumner, E. J., Hubbard, S. M. Talling, P. J., Lintern, G. D., Stacey, C. D., Vardy, M. E., Hunt, J. E., Yokokawa, M., Parsons, D. R., Hizzett, J. L, Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Vellinga, A. J. First direct field observations connecting supercritical turbidity current processes to their products. Poster presentation for the International Association of Sedimentologists meeting 2017, 11th October 2017.

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M., Clare, M., Hughes Clarke, J., Sumner, E., Hubbard, S., Talling, P. Vendettuoli, D., How can we recognize supercritical turbidity current bedforms in the geological record? Pico Presentation for the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, 27th April 2017.

  • Hage S., Cartigny, M.J.B., Clare, M.A., Talling, P.J., Sumner, E.J., Vardy, M.E., Hughes Clarke, J.E., Vendettuoli, D. Linking cyclic steps of crescent-shaped bedforms and lenses of massive sand through direct field observations. Oral Presentation for the British Sedimentological Research Group Annual meeting 2016, Cambridge University, 19th December 2016.

  • Hage S., Cartigny, M.J.B., Clare, M.A., Talling, P.J., Sumner, E.J., Vardy, M.E., Hughes Clarke, J.E. A multi-instrument approach to monitoring turbidity currents: case study from the Squamish Delta, British Columbia (Canada). Poster presentation for the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, 20th April 2016.

  • Hage, S., Cartigny, M.J.B., Clare, M.A., Talling, P.J., Sumner, E.J., Vardy, M.E., Hughes Clarke, J.E. & the 2015 Squamish Field Team. New insights into flow-bedform interaction from direct monitoring of turbidity currents. Poster presentation for the British Sedimentological Research Group Annual meeting 2015, Keele University, 20th December 2015.

  • Hage, S., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Lamair, L., Avsar, U., El Ouahabi, M., Cagatay, M. Thin earthquake triggered turbidites: examples from the Hazar Lake in Turkey. Oral presentation for the 2015 BELQUA annual workshop, Brussels, Belgium. 3d March 2015.

Previous degrees

  • Ph.D. Sedimentology, completed in 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK

  • M.Sc. Geomorphology, completed in 2014 at the University of Liege, Belgium

  • B.Sc. Geography, completed in 2012 at the University of Liege, Belgium

Little known fact: Classical guitar player