Grall Céline

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French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Research Section: Section 18 « Earth and the Terrestrial Planets: structure, history and models»
Institut : National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU)

LDEO of Columbia University, USA (associate researcher)

Keywords : Sea-Level Equation, Geodynamics, Isostasy, Stratigraphy, Tectonics.

Team : PDL - Physical Dynamics of the Littoral zone
Research Funding :

  • 2019-2023: US-National Sciences Foundation – EAR 19 25974, Collaborative Research: Exploring the Linkages Between Sea-Level Change, Sediment Transport and Geomorphology on Coastal Freshwater Water Sequestration (co-PI; Pi: M. Person, K. Key)
  • 2017-2021: US-National Sciences Foundation EAR-17 14892, Collaborative Research: Subduction below extreme sedimentation - A multidisciplinary transect from the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta to the IndoBurma Backarc (Associate, Pi: M. Steckler)
  • 2016-2020: US-National Sciences Foundation OCE-15 37614. Tectonics in the Western Anatolian Extensional Province from sequence stratigraphic modelling of multichannel seismic data in the Gulf of Kusadasi (co-Pi, Pi: M. Steckler)

Fields of Interest.
I am studying land and seafloor displacements (and notably subsidence) and morphodynamic processes induced by and/or associated with both climate changes and tectonic activity.
The primarily target of my research is to provide critical insights about the geodynamical and sedimentary processes that play on the sea level equation and that control relative sea level today and further back in the past.
My main field areas and on-going projects are in the Ganges Delta (Bangladesh) and in the Sea of Marmara (Turkey).

Publications :

  • Grall C., Steckler M.S., Steve Goodbred S., Karpytchev M., Yann Krien Y., Chris Small C., Valérie Ballu V;, Mélanie Becker M, S.Humayun Akther S.H. 2020. Subsidence and relative sea level rates in the Bengal delta. ICEEST, January 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Grall C., Steckler M.S., Oryan B., Akhter S.H. The effects of extreme sedimentation on the thermal structure of the Indian Plate in the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra delta and tectonic implications. December 2019, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.
  • Grimaud J-L., Grall C.., Goodbred S., Steckler M.S., Pickering J. L., Sincavage R., Paola C., Seeber L., Hossain S. 2019. Late Quaternary sediment partitioning related to deep structure in the Garo-Rajmahal Gap, northwest Bengal Basin. Basin Research, DOI: 10.1111/bre.12425
  • Krien Y., Karpytchev M., Ballu V., Becker M., Grall C. Goodbred S., Calmant S., Shum C.K., and Khan Z. 2019. Present-day subsidence in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta: eastern amplification of the Holocene sediment loading contribution, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2019GL083601.
  • Grall C., Steckler M.S., Goodbred S., Pickering J. L., Sincavage R., Paola C., Akhter S.H., Spieß V. 2018. A Base-level stratigraphic approach to determining Holocene subsidence of the Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra Delta Plain. Earth and Planetary Science Letter,
  • Pickering J. L., Diamond M. S., Goodbred S. L., Grall C., Sincavage R. S., Paola C., Palamenghi L., Schwenk T., and Spieß V.2018. Impact of glacial-lake paleofloods on valley development since glacial termination II: A conundrum of hydrology and scale for the lowstand Brahmaputra-Jamuna paleovalley system, GSA Bulletin,
  • Sarıtaş H. , Çifçi G. , Géli L. , Thomas Y., Marsset B. , Grall C., Rochat A. 2018. Gas occurrence and shallow conduit systems in the Western Sea of Marmara: a review and new acoustic evidence. Geo-Mar Lett (2018) 38: 385,
  • Grall C., Henry P., Dupré S., Sengor A.M.C, Zitter T.A.C., Géli L., Scalabrin C., Cagatay M. N. 2018. Gas updip migration in an active tectonic basin: Role of fault damaging at shallow depth and sedimentation, the example of the Sea of Marmara, Deep Sea Research Part II-Special Issue,
  • Henry P., Grall C., Kende J., Viseur S., Ozeren M.S., Sengor A.M.C. 2018. A statistic approach to relationships between fluid ecruises and faults: The Sea of Marmara case. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.05.010.
  • Géli L., Henry P., Grall C., Tary J.-B., Lomax A., Batsi E., Riboulot V., Cros E., Gürbüz C., Isik S., Sengör A. M. C., Le Pichon X., Ruffine L., Dupré S., Thomas Y., Kalafat D., Bayrakci G., Coutellier Q., Regnier T., Westbrook G., Saritas H., Cifçi G., Cagatay N., Ozeren S., Görür N., Tryon M., Bohnoff M., Gasperini L., Klingelhoefer F., Scalabrin C., Augustin J.-M., Embriaco D., Marinaro G., Frugoni F., Monna S., Etiope G., Favali P. 2018. Gas-related seismicity within the Istanbul earthquake gap. Nature, Scientific Report, 10.1038/s41598-018-23536-7.
  • Ruffine L., Ondreas H., Blanc-Valleron M-M., Teichert B.M.A., Scalabrin C., Rinnert E., Birot D., Croguennec C., Ponzevera E., Pierre C., Donval J-P., Alix A-S., Germain Y., Bignon L., Etoubleau J., Caprais J-C., Knoery J., Lesongeur F., Thomas B., Roubi A., Legoix L., Burnard P., Chevalier N., Lu H., Dupré S., Fontanier C., Dissard D., Olgun N., Yang H., Strauss H., Özaksoy V., Perchoc J., Podeur C., Tarditi C., Özbeki E., Guyader V., Marty B., Madre D., Pitel-Roudaut M., Grall C., Embriaco D., Polonia A., Gasperini L., Çağatay M. N., Henry P., Géli L..2018. Multidisciplinary investigation on cold seeps with vigorous gas ecruises in the Sea of Marmara (MarchiteCruise): Strategy for site detection and sampling and first scientific outcome, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography,
  • Kende J., Henry P., Bayrakci G., Özeren M.S., Grall C. Moho depth and crustal thinning in the Marmara Sea region from gravity data inversion. Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2015JB012735.
  • Grall C., Steckler M. S., Pickering J. L., Goodbred S., Sincavage R.,Paola C., Akter S.H, Spiess V. Balance of Subsidence and sediment for the sustainability of the Ganges-Meghna Brahmaputra Delta Plain during periods of sea-level rise. WCRP/IOC Sea Level Conference, July. 10-14 2017, New York.
  • Schreurs G., Susanne J. H., Buiter, J. Boutelier C., Burberry C., Callot J.P., Cavozzi C. , Cerca M., Chen J.H., Cristallini E., Cruden A.R., Cruz L., Daniel J.M., Da Poian G., Garcia V.H., Gomes C.J.S., Grall C., Guillot Y., Guzman C., Hidayah T.N., Hilley G., Klinkmuller M., Koyi Hemin H.A., Lu C-Y., Maillot B., Meriaux C., Nilfouroushan F., Pan C-C., Pillot D., Portillo R., Rosento M. Schellart W.P., Schlische Roy W., Take A., Vendeville B., Vergnaud M., Vettori M., Wang S.H., Withjack M.O., Yagupsky D., Yamada Y. Benchmarking analogue models of brittle thrust wedges. Journal of Structural Geology, 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.005.
  • Le Pichon X., Şengör A.M.C., Kende J., Caner İ.; Henry P., Grall C. , Karabulut H. Propagation of a strike slip plate boundary within a tensional environment: the westward propagation of the North Anatolian Fault. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 10.1139/cjes-2015-0129.
    Dunham A., Grall C., Mondal D.R., Steckler M, Rajapara H., Kumar B., Philosobian B., Akter S.H., Singhbi A.K. Complex channel avulsion in the Meghna river floodplain during the mid to late Holocene: the potential effect of tectonic and co-seismic uplift, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 12 - 18 2016.
  • Smith W., Grall C., Sorlien C., Steckler M, R., Okay S., Cormier M.H, Cific G., Dondurur D., Seeber L, Tectonic activity and stratigraphic history over the last 130-340 ka of the Southern Shelf of the Sea of Marmara, western North Anatolian Fault, Turkey, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 12 - 18 2016.
  • Grall C., Henry P., Kende J., Çagatay M. N., Eris K. K. ¸ Paillès C., Sorlien C., Shilington D., McHugh C., Steckler M., Çifçi G., Géli L. Marine-to-lacustrine transition, mud volcanism, and slope instability in an active tectonic setting: the MIS 5 to 4 transition in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. EGU 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Pickering J., Grall C., Spiess V., Schwenk T., Sincavage R., Goodbred S. Localized tectonic controls on Holocene sediment preservation in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna valley, AGU, 2015, San Francisco, USA.
  • Dupré S., Scalabrin C., Grall C., Augustin J-M., Henry P., Görür N., Sengör A.M.C., Cagatay M.N., Guérin C., Clouet H., Géli L. Tectonic and sedimentary controls for widespread gas ecruises in the Sea of Marmara. Results from systematic, ship-borne multibeam echosounder water column imageries. 2015. Journal of Geophysical Research, DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011617.
  • Ruffine L., Germain Y., Polonia A., De Prunelé A, Croguennec C., Donval J-P., Roudaut M., Ponzevera E., Caprais J-C., Brandily C., Bollinger C., Grall C., Géli L. and Gasperini L.. Pore water geochemistry at two seismogenic areas in the Sea of Marmara. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. doi:10.1002/2015GC005798.
  • Loncke L., Mayllard A., Basile C., Roest W.R., Bayon G., Pattier F., Mercier de Lépinay M., Grall C., Droz L., Marcsset T., Giresse P., Caprais J-C, Cathalot C., Graindorge D., Heuret A., Lebrun JF, Bermell S., Marcaillou B., Bassetti MA., Tallobre C., Buscail R., Durrieu de Madron X., Bourrin F. Structure of the Demerara passive transform margin and associated sedimentary processes. Preliminary results from the IGUANES cruise. Journal of the Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/SP431.7.
  • Grall C., Henry P. , Westbrook G.K., Cagatay M.N., Thomas Y., Marsset B., Bornschneck D., Saritas H., Cifci G., Géli L.. Mass-Transport Deposits cyclicity related to glacial cycles and marine-lacustrine transitions on the Sea of Marmara (Turkey) over the last 500 ka. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Book Title: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8_53.
  • Sengor A.M.C, Grall C., Imren C., Le Pichon X., Görür N., Henry P., Karabulut H., Siyako M. The geometry of the North Anatolian Transform Fault in the Sea of Marmara and its temporal evolution: implication for the development of intracontinental transform faults. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2013-0160.
  • Grall C., Marcaillou B., Loncke L., Roest W. R., Basile C. Thermal and gravimetric modeling of a transform-divergent interaction zone, the Demerara Plateau, French Guiana margin: architecture of continental crusts. 24eme Réunion of Sciences de la Terre, RST, the French Geological Society General Assembly. Oct. 2014, Pau, France.
  • Grall C., Henry P., Thomas Y., Westbrook G.K., Cagatay M.N., Marsset B., Saritas H., Cifci G., Géli L.. Slip rate estimation along the western segment of the Main Marmara Fault over the last 405-490 ka by correlating Mass Transport Deposits. Tectonics, DOI: 10.1002/2012TC003255.
  • Grall C., Henry P., Van Wess JD., Bayracki G., Dessa JX., Rudkiewicz JL., Géli L., Cloetingh S. Thermal modeling of basin subsidence history in the Sea of Marmara (North Anatolian Fault, Turkey). 8th workshop of the ILP-Task Force on Sedimentary Basin. Lithosphere dynamics and sedimentary basins: the circum-Mediterranean Basins and analogues, 14-18 Oct. 2013, Marseille, France.
  • Grall C., Henry P., Tezcan D., Géli L., M. de Lepinay B., Rudkiewicz J-L, Zitter T., Harmegnies F. Heat flow in the Sea of Marmara Central Basin: Possible implications for the tectonic evolution of the North Anatolian Fault. Geology, DOI: 10.1130/g32192.1.
  • Zitter T. A. C., Grall C., Henry P. , Özeren S. , Çagatay M.N., Şengör A.M.C., Gasperini L. , Mercier de Lépinay B., Géli L. Mapping, Morphology and Triggering Processes of Mass Transport Deposits in the Sea of Marmara. Marine Geology,10.1016.
  • Thomas Y., Marsset B., Westbrook G.K., Grall C., Géli L., Henry P., Cifçi G., Rochat A., Saritas H.. High Resolution 3D marine seismic imaging of the near-seabed zone in geologically complex areas: gas occurrence in the Western High of the Sea of Marmara. Near Surface Geophysics, DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2012019.
  • Ruffine L., Fandino O., Etoubleau J., Chéron S., Donval J-P, Germain Y., Ponzevera E., Guyader V., Dennielou B., G. Etiope G., L. Gasperini L., G. Bortoluzzi G., C. Grall C., M. N. Çagatay M.N., J-L Charlou J-L, Henry Pand L. Géli L. Geochemical dynamics of the natural gas hydrate system in the Sea of Marmara. Natural Gas. InTech - Open Access Publisher, 10.5772/36343.
  • Grall C., Thomas Y., Marsset B., Henry P., Westbrook G., Bécel A., Géli L., Cifci G., Saritas H., Zitter T., Cagatay M.N., Dupré S., Scalabrin C., Augustin J.M. and the MARMESON AND Scientific Party Team. Drilling on the Western High, a way to constrain the evolution through time of the Western segment of the North Anatolian Fault. IODP Istanbul workshop. 11-15 June 2011. Istanbul,Turkey.
  • Tryon M.D, P. Henry P., M.N. Çağatay M.N., Zitter T.A.C., Géli L., Gasperin L., Burnard P., Bourlange S., Grall C. Pore fluid chemistry of the North Anatolian Fault Zone in the Sea of Marmara: A diversity of sources and processes. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, DOI: 10.1029/2010gc003177.
  • Hébert R., Ledésert B., Bartier D., Dezayes C., Genter A., Grall C. The Enhanced Geothermal System of Soultz-sous-Forêts: A study of the relationships between fracture zones and calcite content. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 196 126–133, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.07.001.
  • Ledésert B. , Hébert R., Grall C., Genter A., Bartier D., Dezayes C., Gérard A. Calcimetry as a usefool tool for a better knowledge of flow pathways in the Soultz-sous-Forêts Enhanced Geothermal System. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.01.001.
  • Ledésert B., Hébert R., Genter A., Bartier D. and Grall C. Fractures, hydrothermal alterations and permeability in the Soultz EGS. Journal de la société géologique de France, DOI : 10.1016/j.crte.2009.09.011.