INSTAAR

Continental Slope Dreamtime
Continental Slope Dreamtime
Continental Slope Dreamtime
Continental Slope Dreamtime
Continental Slope Dreamtime
Continental Slope Dreamtime
Chris Jenkins
chris.jenkins@colorado.edu


Address:

Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
 University of Colorado at Boulder
 1560 30th Street
 Campus Box 450
 Boulder CO, 80309-0450 

Tel: +1 720 840 3303 

Fax: +1 303 492 6388

Research and Development Fields:

Marine Sediments, Geophysics and Stratigraphy
Computing Methods for Heterogeneous Data
Machine Understanding of Word-Based Data
Materials and Features of the Global Seabed 


Qualifications:

Senior Research Scientist in Environmental Computing, INSTAAR, Univ. Colorado, 2002-
Senior Research Fellow, Univ Adelaide, Adelaide Australia, 2008-
Senior Research Fellow in Marine Geosciences, Sydney Univ, 1991-2001 
Research Fellow in Marine Geosciences, Sydney Univ., 1983-90 
BSc (Sydney, Australia), PhD (Cambridge, UK) 


Research Programs

  • dbSEABED - an Information System of the World's Seafloor
    Seabed information processing leading to mappings on local to global scales; development of new data mining and linguistic processes, development of GIS visualizations for seabed data.
  •  Population Modelling of Carbonate Sediment/Rock Facies
    Carbonate sediments and rocks are mostly biogenic in origin, formed from the growth and turnover of populations of organisms. Population models should be able to model the facies of carbonate accumulation in detail and accurately. 
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  • Extraction of Image Strips from IODP Core Photo Collection
    During the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) the core recoveries were photographed in racks containing ~1.5m core sections. This project devised methods to automatically extract image strips from those photos, strips that are compatible with the scanned images of modern technologies.
(Poster)
  • Rationalization of the Geosciences Parameter and Geomaterials Vocabularies
    By applying tools from computational linguistics, the enormous and complex vocabularies for sediment and rock description and analysis can be systematized and used better in query systems via automatically computed ontologies.
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  • Geophysics, Geotechnics, Sedimentology with Engineering Applications
    The combination of huge amounts of detailed seabed data with geological and geophysical models, plus modern visualization technologies such as GIS assists multiple projects in seafloor object burial, acoustic propagation, and slope stability.  
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  • Seamless over the Strandline
    One of the great data divides in geosciences is between the substrates and habitats of the land (soils, agriculture) and the marine (sediments, oceanography). This project devised some new computing methods for reconciling the two data domains. It produced joined maps for Louisiana.

Appointments, Qualifications
  • Senior Research Fellow in Marine Geosciences, Ocean Sciences Institute, Sydney Univ, 1991-2001
  • Consultancies and secondments with agencies and companies, 1985-.
    Marine geophysical acquisition, multibeam surveying, marine error analysis, marine tailings disposal monitoring,
    marine platform foundations sampling and analysis, linguistic data processing in geology, shipboard database/GIS systems,
    deep seafloor sediment sampling and photography, marine shallow seismic interpretation.
  • Research Fellow in Marine Geosciences, Ocean Sciences Institute, Sydney Univ., 1983-90
  • Assistant Lecturer, Tutor in Stratigraphy, Australian National University and James Cook University, 1980-1982.
  • PhD (Cambridge, UK)  1979
    with Sidney Sussex College Scholarship for postgraduate study.
  • BSc Hons (Sydney, Australia) 1974
    with various scholarships and awards.
Teaching
  • Australian National University 1980-81: Stratigraphy-palaeontology Year II
  • James Cook University 1982: Stratigraphy-palaeontology Year II
  • University of Sydney: ~1990, 1992: Introductory Oceanography Year I
  • University of Colorado, Boulder ~2009, 2012: Advanced Oceanography Year III
  • University of Colorado, Boulder 2012: Introductory Oceanography Year I
Publications, Articles, Abstracts, Reports

Published papers

  • Arsenault, M.A., Williams, S.J., Reid. J.A. and Jenkins, C.J. 2010. Geologic characterization of U.S. shelf areas using usSEABED for GIS mapping, habitat delineation, and assessing marine sand and gravel resources.  In:  Bremer, J. (Ed.), Ocean Globe, ESRI Press, p.179-192.
  • *Li, F., Griffiths, C.M.,  Dyt, C.P., Weill, P., Feng, M., Salles, T. and Jenkins, C. 2009. Multigrain seabed sediment transport modelling for the south-west Australian Shelf. Marine and Freshwater Research, 60(7), 774–785.
  • Goff, J.A., Jenkins, C.J. and Williams, S.J. 2008. Seabed mapping and characterization of sediment variability using the usSEABED data base. Continental Shelf Research, 28(4-5), 614-633.
  • Jenkins, C. and Wever, T. 2007. Naval Mine Impact Burial Prediction using Seafloor Database, Experiment, and GIS Technologies. Marine Geores. & Geotech., 25(3), 199-208. [DOI: 10.1080/10641190701688734]
  • Williams, S.J., Bliss, J.D., Arsenault, M.A., Jenkins, C.J. and Goff, J.A. 2007. Geologic Characterization of Offshore of Shelf Areas Using usSEABED for GIS Mapping, Modeling Processes and Assessing Marine Sand and Gravel Resources, p.2473-2486. In: Kraus, N.C. & Rosati, J.D. [Eds], Coastal Sediments '07: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, May 13–17, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana [doi: 10.1061/40926(239)194].
  • Goff, J.A., Jenkins, C.J. & Calder, B. 2006. Maximum likelihood resampling of noisy, spatially correlated data. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7(8), Q08003,[doi:10.1029/2006GC001297, ISSN: 1525-2027].
  • Wever, T.F. & Jenkins, C.J. 2006. Mine Burial Prediction Based On Doctrines Applied To Sediment Data Bases. Underw. Defence Technol. Europe 2006, Sess. 10C.1.
  • Jenkins, C., Flocks, J. & Kulp, K. 2006. Integration of the Stratigraphic Aspects of very large Seafloor Databases using Information Processing. In: Rothwell, G. (Ed.), New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis, Geological Society Special Publns 276, 200pp. [ISBN 978-1-86239-210-6]
  • Li, F., Dyt, C., Griffiths, C.M., Jenkins, C., Rutherford, M., and Chittleborough, J. 2005. Seabed Sediment Transport and Offshore Pipeline Risks in the Australian Southeast. APPEA Journal 45, 523-534. 
  • Kulp, M., Penland,S., Williams,S.J., Jenkins, C., Flocks, J., and Kindinger. J., 2005. Geologic Framework, Evolution and Sediment Resources for Restoration of the Louisiana Coastal Zone. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, 44, p. 56-71.
  • Porter-Smith, R., Harris, P.T., Anderson, O., Coleman, R., Greenslade, D. and Jenkins, C.J., 2004. Classification of the Australian continental shelf based on predicted sediment threshold exceedance from tidal currents and swell waves. Marine Geology 211, 1-20.
  • Williams, S.J., Jenkins, C., Currence, J., Penland, S., S., Reid, J., Flocks, J., Kindinger, J.L., Poppe, L.J., Kulp, M., Manheim, F.T., Hampton, M., Polloni, C.F., and Rowland, J., 2003. New digital geologic maps of U.S. continental margins; insights to seafloor sedimentary character, aggregate resources and processes. In: Coastal Sediments '03 Conference Proceedings, Fifth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries, Clearwater Beach, Fl., 18-23 May 2003, 12 p.
  • Jenkins, C.J. 2002. Automated digital mapping of sediment colour descriptions. Geo-Marine Letters, 22(4), 181-7.
  • Goff, J. A., L, A. Mayer, P. Traykovski, I. Buynevich, R. Wilkens, R. Raymond, G. Glang, R. L. Evans, H. Olson, and C. Jenkins, 2004. Detailed investigation of sorted bedforms, or 'rippled scour depressions', within the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts, Continental Shelf Research, 209, 147-172.
  • Jenkins, C.J. & Keene, J.B. 1992. Submarine slope failures on the south-east Australian continental slope. Deep-Sea Research, 29, 121-136.
  • Malikides, M., Harris, P.T., Jenkins, C.J. & Keene, J.B. 1988. Carbonate sandwaves in Bass Strait. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 35, 303-311.
  • Barron, J., Larsen, B. & shipboard party (incl. Jenkins, C.J.), 1988. Middle Cenozoic initiation of ice sheet development in Prydz Bay, East Antartica. Nature, 333, 303-4.
Published Articles
  • Jenkins, C.J. 1997. Building Offshore Soils Databases. Sea Technology, 38(12), pp. 25-28. 
  • Jenkins, C.J. 2003. Data Management of MARGINS Geologic Data,with Emphasis on Efficiency,Quality Control and Data Integration. MARGINS Newsletter, 10, 8-10.
  • Williams, S.J., Jenkins, C., Currence, J., and Reid, J., 2003, New digital geologic maps of U.S. Continental Margins; insights to seafloor sedimentary character, aggregate resources and processes, U.S. Geological Survey Information Sheet, May 2003.
Published Abstracts
  • Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Field, M.E., Gardner, J.V., Zimmermann, M., Box, Carolynn E., and Kneeshaw, T.A., 2001, usSEABED: Database efforts in marine surficial sediments of the US EEZ, EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 2001 Fall Meeting, p. F593.
  • Kilbourne, K.H., Field, M.E., Gardner, J.V. and Jenkins, C.J. 1999. Evaluating Benthic Fish Habitats on the Continental Shelf  and Slope of the Southern California Bight:  Design and Use of a Benthic Character Database. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 80(49) supplement.
  • Kilbourne, K.H., Field, M.E., Gardner, J.V., Zimmermann, M. and Jenkins, C.J. 1999. Bottom Character on the Pacific Shelf and Slope of the US and Southern Canada:  a Foundation for Evaluating Benthic Fish Habitats. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 1999 Fall Meeting, 80(46) supplement.
  • Reid, J. A., Jenkins, C., Field, M. E., Gardner, J. V. and Box, C. E. 2001. USSEABED: defining the surficial geology of the continental shelf through data integration and fuzzy set theory. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Abstracts with Programs 33:A106.
  • Jenkins, C.J. 2003. The Patchiness of Benthic Substrates, Measured Using the usSEABED Data Structure. GeoHab 2003, Hobart 30-31 April 2003.
  • Porter-Smith R, Harris PT, Heap A, Anderson O, Coleman R, Greenslade D & Jenkins CJ. 2003. Classification of the Tasmanian continental shelf using multivariate analysis of wave and tide dynamics and physical sediment parameters. In: Proceedings of GEOHAB 2003: Geological Mapping of Habitats for Marine Resources and Management, Hobart, Apr 30–May 2. 
  • Jenkins, C., Morin, P., Williams, S.J, Penland, S., Sharman, G., Flocks, J., Kindinger, J. 2004. Experiments with Visualization Technology Applied to Global Seabed Database. AGU Fall Meeting 2004, Abstract SF13A-0706.
  • Goff, J. and Jenkins, C. 2005. Maximum likelihood resampling of noisy, spatially correlated data. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS32C-04. [San Francisco, CA Wed 6 Dec. 2005]
  • Jenkins, C.J. 1999. A GIS of the Great Barrier Reef benthic physical habitats. Nth Qld. Sedim., 1st Ann. Meet., June 1999. (James Cook Univ. Publ.)
  • Jenkins, C.J. 2003. New Computing Methods for Generating National Coverages of Seabed Core and Sample data. In: Rothwell, G. (Ed.), New ways of looking at sediment cores and core data.  An international conference at Southampton Oceanography Centre 4-5th September 2003.  Challenger Division for Seafloor Processes, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.
  • Kilbourne, K.H., Field, M.E., Gardner, J.V. and Jenkins, C.J. 1999. Benthic Habitat Mapping and Data Management: A Versatile Approach. Third Biennial USGS Geographic Information Science Workshop. Denver, CO.
  • Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Field, M.E., Gardner, J.V., and Box, C.E., 2001, usSEABED: Defining the surficial geology of the continental shelf through data integration and fuzzy set theory. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
  • Reid, J. A., Jenkins, C.J., Field, M.E., Zimmermann, M., Gardner, J.V., Box, C.E., and Kneeshaw, T.A., 2002, Towards an integrated prediction of seabed character: usSEABED. USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program Five-year Planning Meeting, Palo Alto, CA
  • Reid, J. A., Jenkins, C.J., M.E. Field, M. Zimmermann, James V. Gardner, Carolynn E. Box, and Tara A. Kneeshaw, 2001. usSEABED: Mining seabed data for more than textural information. USGS Gulf of Mexico Integrated Database Workshop, St. Petersburg, FLA
  • Williams,  S. J., Hampton, M.,  Jenkins, C., Currence, J., Poppe, L., Penland, S., Reid, J., Flocks, J., Kindinger, J., Kulp, M., Manheim, F., Polloni, C., Rowland, J. 2002. New  Digital  Geological  Maps  of  U.S.  Continental  Margins: Insights to Seafloor  Sedimentary  Character  and Processes, Tools for Assessing Marine Aggregate Resources. Coastal Sediments-03 Conference, 2002, 1p.
  • Zimmermann, M., Kilbourne, K.H., Reid, J.A., Field, M.E., Gardner, J.V., Jenkins, C., Currie, R.G., and Bornhold, B. B. D., 2002, Use of surficial sediment information and species assemblage analysis for improving trawl survey stratification and abundance estimation. 2002 Western Groundfish Conference, Ocean Shores, WA
  • Jenkins, C.J., Reid, J.A., and Field, M.E., 2001. Digital Maps of the Seabed Color Rendered in True Color. Geol. Soc. Am. (Abstr), Fall 2001.
  • Williams, S.J., Jenkins, C., Reid, J., Penland, S., and others 2004. Regional-scale sediment maps of U.S. Continental Margins: insights to sedimentary character and processes, aggregate resources. Geological Society of America, Northeastern and Southeastern Sections Joint Meeting, Tysons Corner, Va., 25-27 March 2004.
Data Deliveries and Interactive mappings
  • Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, Mark, Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific coast (California, Oregon,
    Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182 [available on the World Wide Web at URL
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/ ].
  • Buczkowski, B.J., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Reid, J.M., Williams, S.J., and Flocks, J.G., 2006, usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Carribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 146, Version 1.0, CD-ROM. ONLINE. ["http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/146/"]
  • Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Poppe, L.J., Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M. and Jenkins, C.J., 2006, Surficial sediment character of the New York-New Jersey offshore Continental Shelf region: a GIS Compilation. [Online: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ofr/2006/1046.]
  • Reid, J.M., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Hastings, M.E., Williams, S.J., and Poppe, L.J, 2005, usSEABED: Atlantic coast offshore surficial sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118, version 1.0. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/118/ [Also as CD-ROM.]
  • Jenkins, C.J., Kettner, A.J., Moore, C., Sharman, G. 2003. goSEABED World Seabed Data Browser. Univ. Colorado, Inst. Arctic and Alpine Res., Boulder, CO, USA. ["http://instaar.colorado.edu/~jenkinsc/dbseabed/goseabed/interactive/", 6 June 2003].  (Server URL)
  • Jenkins, C.J. & Kettner, A.J. 2002. Northern Gulf of Mexico iSEABED. [“http://instaar.colorado.edu/~jenkinsc/dbseabed/usseabed/interactive/”; 7 Jan 2003 download]  (Server URL)
  • Reid, J.A. and others 2002. usSEABED - West Coast Seabed Samples. [“http://kai.er.usgs.gov/regional/contusa/westcoast/”, 23 Sep 2002 download] (Server URL)
  • Reid, J.A. and others, 2002. usSEABED - East Coast Seabed Samples. ["http://kai.er.usgs.gov/regional/contusa/eastcoast/", 23 Sep 2002 download] (Server URL)
  • Reid, J.A. and others, 2002. usSEABED - Gulf of Mexico Seabed Samples. ["http://kai.er.usgs.gov/regional/contusa/gomex/", 23 Sep 2002 download] (Server URL)
Reports
  • *Jenkins, C.J. 1997. Construction of Marine Substrate Maps for Habitat Protection, Victoria, Australia. Syd. Univ. Ocean Sci. Inst. Rep., 81, May 1997
  • Jenkins, C.J., Short, A.D., Field, M.E. 2001. Progress Report to ONR: Improved Information Systems for Mine Burial Prediction. ["http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/reports/docs/mg/01/mgjenkin.pdf"]
  • Jenkins, C.J., Short, A.D., Field, M.E. 2002. Improved Information Systems for Mine Burial Prediction: FY2002 Report. ["http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/reports/docs/mg/02/mgjenkin.pdf"] 
  • Jenkins, C.J. 2002. Improved Data Input Systems for Mine Burial Prediction (Final NICOP Report) ["http://www.onrifo.navy.mil/reports/nicop/2002/02CJenkinscNICOPfinal02.doc"] 
  • Jenkins, C.J. 2004. Report for the US Geological Survey & University of Colorado collaboration in usSEABED – dbSEABED: 2003-4. ["http://instaar.colorado.edu/~jenkinsc/dbseabed/usseabed/CU_USGS2003-4_Report.pdf"]
Posters Presented
  • Williams, S. J., Jenkins, C., Reid, J.M., Poppe, L. J., and Reid, J., 2003.  Insights to seafloor sedimentary character, processes and aggregate resources of U.S. continental margins. Minerals Management Service Offshore Sand Workshop, 23 October 2003, Delaware Geological Geological Survey, Newark, DL.
  • Wiberg, P.L. and Jenkins, C.J. 2003. Spatial abundance of permeable sediment on the eastern US continental shelf. Gordon Research Conference on Permeable Sediments, June 15 - 20, 2003, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine 
  • Ito, E., Morin, P., Rao, A., Chen, J., Leigh, J., Johnson, A., Kamp, B., Jenkins, C., Higgens, S. 2006. CoreWall, An Integrated Environment for Interpretation of Geoscientific Data from Sediment, Ice and Crystalline Cores. European Geophysical Union, April 2006.
Electronic Documents
  • <>Rubec, P.J., J. Lewis, D. Reed, C.F. Ashbaugh, C. Lashley, S. Versaggi, R.H. Weisberg, L. Zheng, R. He, and C. Jenkins.   2005a.  Refinement of An Electronic Logbook To Support Fishing Operations By Predicting Abundance In Relation To Environmental Conditions Off The West Coast Of Florida. Report by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute to the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation Inc., Tampa, Florida, 73 pp. + 2 CD-ROMs.
  • <><>Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Bliss, J.D., Buczkowski, B.J., Jenkins, C.J., Poppe, L.J., Reid, J.A., 2006. Marine Aggregate Resources and Processes (MARP): National Assessment of Offshore Sand Resources. ["http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/aggregates/index.htm"]


Palaeozoic studies

  • Jenkins, C.J., 1987. The Ordovician graptoloid Didymograptus murchisoni in South Wales and its use in three-dimensional absolute strain analysis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 78, 105-114.
  • Jenkins, C.J. (compiler), 1986. The Silurian of mainland Australia: a field guide. IUGS Silurian Subcommission, University of Sydney, Sydney, 82 pp.
  • Jenkins, C. J. 1982. Late Pridolian graptolites from the Elmside Formation near Yass, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of NSW, 106: 167-172.
  • Jenkins, C. J. 1982. Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician) graptolites from the Monaro Trough sequence east of Braidwood, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of NSW, 106: 173-179.
  • Jenkins, C. 1982. Isograptus gibberulus (Nicholson) and the isograptids of the Arenig Series (Ordovician) of England and Wales. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 44, 219–248.
  • Hughes, C.P. , Jenkins, C.J., Rickards, R.B., 1982. Abereiddi Bay and the adjacent coast. In: Geological excursions in Dyfed, South-West Wales, p. 51-63. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. 
  • Jenkins, C. 1980. Maeandrograptus schmalenseei and its bearing on the origin of the diplograptids. Lethaia, 13, 289–302.Jenkins, C.J., 1979. Stratigraphy and graptolite biostratigraphy of the Llanvirn series’ type area, St. David’s, Dyfed, Wales. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cambridge. Department of Geology.
  • Jenkins, C.J., 1978. Llandovery and Wenlock stratigraphy of the Panuara area, central New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 102: 109–130.
  • Crowther, P. R. and Jenkins, C. J., 1976. Retiolitids from the Llanvirn and Darriwillian. Geological Magazine, 113, 3, 277-286.
  • Jenkins, C.J., 1973. Silurian biostratigraphy of the Four Mile Creek and “Angullong” area, central western N.S.W. Unpublished BSc (Hons) thesis, University of Sydney, 139 pp.



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