On this web site you will find an overview of the Geology of Bermuda based on the latest peer-reviewed research. It is written for geologists and non-geologists.  Comments and suggestions can be submitted to Mark Rowe*  here.

Note: “The Geology of Bermuda”, offering an abbreviated version of the information presented on this web site, is now available as a 38 page book (including 18 pages of illustrations and photographs)  in Bermuda bookstores. It also available here in digital  formats:     Link to PDF      Link to eBook

For those not familiar with Bermuda or its geology the two maps presented below will help to get you orientated.

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Map showing the location of the limestone islands of Bermuda and their position on the Bermuda Platform.
Map of localities
Map of Bermuda showing localities which have been frequently cited in published geological articles and on this web site.

Other publications and reports authored or co-authored by Mark Rowe:

Rowe, M., 1984. The freshwater “central lens” of Bermuda. Journal of Hydrology, 73(1-2), 165-176. Link to PDF

Rowe, M.P., 1998. An explanation of the geology of Bermuda. Bermuda Government Publication. 30 pp.

Rowe, M.P., 2003. Roof damage by hurricane force winds in Bermuda. The Fabian Experience, September 2003. Report for the Ministry of the Environment, Bermuda Government. Link to PDF    Link to eBook

Rowe, M.P,. 2010. Bermuda’s Water Supply. Part I and Part II.  Report for the Ministry of the Environment, Bermuda Government. Link to PDF (Part I)  Link to PDF (Part II)

Rowe, M.P., 2011. Rain Water Harvesting in Bermuda 1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47(6), 1219-1227.  Link to PDF

Rowe, M., 2020. The Geology of Bermuda. Self-published. 38 pp. Link to PDF

Rowe, M. P., & Bristow, C. S., 2015. Landward-advancing Quaternary eolianites of Bermuda. Aeolian Research, 19, 235-249. Link to PDF

Rowe, M. P., & Bristow, C. S., 2015. Sea-level controls on carbonate beaches and coastal dunes (eolianite): Lessons from Pleistocene Bermuda. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127(11-12), 1645-1665.  Link to PDF

Rowe, M.P., Wainer, K.A., Bristow, C.S., and Thomas, A.L., 2014, Anomalous MIS 7 sea-level recorded on Bermuda: Quaternary Science Reviews v. 90, p. 47 – 55. Link to PDF

Muhs, D.R., Simmons, K.R., Schumann, R.R., Schweig, E.S. and Rowe, M.P., 2020. Testing glacial isostatic adjustment models of last-interglacial sea level history in the Bahamas and Bermuda. Quaternary Science Reviews233, p.106212.   Link to PDF

Vacher, H.L., Rowe, M.P., Garrett, P., 1989. The Geological Map of Bermuda. Public Works Department publication, The Government of Bermuda. Link to Map – high resolution jpeg version     Link to Map – pdf version

Vacher, H.L., Rowe, M.P. and Quinn, T., 1997. Geology and hydrogeology of Bermuda. In Geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands (Vol. 54, 35-90). Elsevier Amsterdam.  Link to PDF

Wainer, K.A., Rowe, M.P., Thomas, A.L., Mason, A.J., Williams, B., Tamisiea, M.E., Williams, F.H., Düsterhus, A. and Henderson, G.M., 2017. Speleothem evidence for MIS 5c and 5a sea level above modern level at Bermuda. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, 325-334. Link to PDF

Winkelstern, I.Z., Rowe, M.P., Lohmann, K.C., Defliese, W.F., Petersen, S.V. and Brewer, A.W., 2017. Meltwater pulse recorded in Last Interglacial mollusk shells from Bermuda. Paleoceanography, 32(2), 132-145. Link to PDF