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Yeong Bae Seong

Editorial Board Member of Geosciences

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography Education, Korea University, South Korea

Research Areas

Geomorphology, Quaternary Science, Active Tectonics


2007Ph.DDepartment of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
2002M.AGeography Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2000B.AGeography Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


2010-presentHead of Department of Geography Education.
2009-presentAssistant professor, Dept. of Geography Education, Korea University.
2007-2009Research Professor, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
2007-2009 Lecturer, Dept. of Geography Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2006-2007Visiting Researcher, Prime Laboratory, Purdue University, USA
2005-2005Visiting Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
2004-2004Visiting Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
2002-2002Visiting Researcher, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences-Rafter laboratory, New Zealand.
2001-2002Research Assistant, Laboratory of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Seoul National University, Korea
2000-2000Teaching Assistant, Physical Geography, Seoul National University, Korea
1994-1996Soldier, The Korean Army

Academic Achievement

Meyer's Fellowship (9/2004 to 6/2007), Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, USA
Dean's Fellowship (9/2003 to 8/2004), University of California at Riverside, USA

Publications: Journals

[1]  Copland, L., Sylvestre, T., Bishop, M.P., Shroder, J.F., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bush, A., Kamp, U., 2011. Expanded and recently increased glacier surging in the Karakoram. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, in press.
[2]  Seong, Y.B.*, Kang, H.-C., Ree, J-H., Yi, C., Choi, J.-H., Lai, Z., Long, H., Yoon, H., 2011. Geomorphic constraints on active mountain growth by the lateral propagation of fault-related folding: A case study on Yumu Shan, NE Tibet. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 41(2), 184-194.
[3]  Seong, Y.B.*, Kang, H.-C., Ree, J-H., Yi, C., Yoon, H., 2011. Constant slip rate during the late Quaternary along the Sulu He segment of the Altyn Tagh Fault near Changma, Gansu, China. Island Arc, 20, 94-106.
[4]  Hedrick, K.A., Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Caffee, L.A., Dietsch, C., 2011. Towards defining the transition in style and timing of Quaternary glaciation between the monsoon-influenced Greater imalaya and the semi-arid Transhimalaya of Northern India. Quaternary International, 236(1-2), 21-33.
[5]  Shroder, J.F., Owen, L.A., Seong, Y.B., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Caffee, M.W., Copland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., 2011. The role of mass movements on landscape evolution in the Central Karakoram: discussion and speculation. Quaternary International, 236(1-2), 34-47.
[6]  Bishop, M.P., Owen, L.A., Bush, A., Copeland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., Seong, Y.B., Shroder, J.F, 2010. Climate Change and Mountain Topographic Evolution in the Central Karakoram, Pakistan. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(4), 1-22.
[7]  Choi, I.S., Seong, Y.B.*, Kim, J.W.. 2010. Report on the patterned ground in Mt. Baekdu. Journal of Korea Geomorphological Assocation, 17(1), 1-14.
[8]  Seong, Y.B.*., Owen, L.A., Copland, L., Bishop, M., Shroder, J.F., Bush, A., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., 2009. Rates of basin-wide rockwall retreat in the K2 region of the Central Karakoram defined by terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide 10Be. Geomorphology, 107(3-4), 254-262.
[9]  Copland, L., Pope, S., Bishop, M., Shroder, J., Clendon, P., Bush, A., Kamp, U., Seong, Y.B., and Owen, L., 2009. Glacier velocities across the Karakoram Himalaya. Annals of Glaciology, 50(52), 41-49.
[10]  Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L., Finkel, R., and Yi, C. 2009. Quaternary glaciation of Muztag Ata and Kongur Shan: evidence for glacier response to rapid climate changes throughout the Lateglacial and Holocene in westernmost Tibet. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121 (3/4), 348-365.
[11]  Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Lim, H.S., Yoon, H.I., Kim, Y.D., Lee, Y.I., and Caffee, M.W., 2009. Rate of Late Quaternary ice cap thinning on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, West Antarctica defined by cosmogenic 36Cl surface exposure dating. Boreas, 38(2), 207-213.
[12]  Seong, Y.B.*, Kamp, U., Owen, L.A., Bishop, M., Bush, A., Copeland, L., Finkel, R.C., , Shroder, J.F., Weeks, P., 2009. Landforms and landscape evolution in the Skardu, Shigar and Braldu Valleys, Central Karakoram. Geomorphology, 103, 251-267.
[13]  Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L., Yi, C., Finkel, R., Schoenbohm, L. 2009. Geomorphology of anomalously high glaciated mountains at the northwestern end of Tibet: Muztag Ata and Kongur Shan. Geomorphology, 103, 227-250.
[14]  Owen, L.A., Caffee, M., Finkel, R.C and Seong, Y.B., 2008, Quaternary glaciation of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen, Journal of Quaternary Science, 23 (6-7), 513-531.
[15]  Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Bishop, M., Bush, A., Copeland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., Weeks, P., 2008. Rates of fluvial bedrock incision within an actively uplifting orogen: Central Karakoram Mountains, northern Pakistan. Geomorphology, 97(3-4), 274-286.
[16]  Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Bishop, M., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copeland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., 2008. Reply to comments by Matthias Kuhle. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27 (15-16), 1656-1658.
[17]  Seong, Y.B.*, Owen, L.A., Bishop, M., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copeland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., 2007. Quaternary glacial history of the Central Karakoram. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(25-28), 3384-3405.
[18]  Yi, C., Zhu, L., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L. and Finkel, R., 2006. A lateglacial rock avalanche event in the Tianchi Lake, Tien Shan, Xinjiang. Quaternary International, 154-155, 26-31
[19]  Seong, Y.B.*, 2007, Absolute age determination of one of the oldest Quaternary(?) glacial deposit (Bunthang sequence) in the Tibetan Plateau using radioactive decay of cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al, the Central Karakoram, Pakistan: implication for paleoenvironment and tectonics, Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 42(2), 165-176.
[20]  Seong, Y.B.*, 2007, Burial age dating of geomorphic event using multiple cosmogenic radioactive nuclides: a case study on the first flow of Jeongok basalt over Baekeuri Formation. Journal of the Korean Geomorphological Association, 14(2), 101-107.
[21]  Seong, Y.B.*, Lim, H.S., Yoon, H.I., Lee, Y.I., Kim, Y.D., and Owen, L.A., 2006. A preliminary geomorphic overview of Late Quaternary glacier fluctuations in the South Shetland Islands, West Antarctica. Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 41(5), 513-526.
[22]  Seong, Y.B.* and Kim, J.W., 2003. Application of In-situ Produced Cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al for Estimating Erosion Rate and Exposure Age of Tor and Block Stream Detritus: Case Study from Mt. Maneo, South Korea. Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 38(3), 389-399.