Geology Faculty Publications

Geology Faculty Publications

 

The Department of Geology values high quality in both teaching and research. Research specialties include but are not limited to biodiversity dynamics; evolutionary trends in the fossil record; sedimentary geology, experimental mineraology; the impact of climate change on the cryosphere; practical application of the hydrology of glacierized basins; weather systems in high altitudes; hydrological and sediment transport; stable isotope geochemistry, paleoenvironments of human evolution, isotopic tools, terrestrial records, vegetation history, climate history, isotope variation, land-atmosphere modeling systems; and petrology.

This collection includes a sampling of research conducted by the faculty.

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Submissions from 2016

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Pedostratigraphy of Aeolian Deposition near the Yunxian Man Site on the Hanjiang River Terraces, Yunxian Basin, Central China, Xuefeng Sun, Yinghua Li, Xiaobo Feng, Chengqiu Lu, Huayu Lu, Shuangwen Yi, Shejiang Wang, and Shuang-Ye Wu

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Investigation of Peat Sediments from Daiyun Mountain in Southeast China: Late Holocene Vegetation, Climate and Human Impact, Lin Zhao, Chunmei Ma, Lingyu Tang, Kam-biu Liu, Limi Mao, Yu Zhang, Huayu Lu, Shuang-Ye Wu, and Qingyun Tu

Submissions from 2015

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Katian GSSP and Carbonates of the Simpson and Arbuckle Groups in Oklahoma, Jesse R. Carlucci, Daniel Goldman, Carlton E. Brett, Stephen R. Westrop, and Stephen A. Leslie

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Test Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Soil Organic Matters as a Proxy Indicator of Past Precipitation: Study of the Sand Fields in Northern China, Yingyong Chen, Huayu Lu, Enlou Zhang, Hongyan Zhang, Zhiwei Xu, Shuangwen Yi, and Shuang-Ye Wu

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Geologic Map of the Welcome Quadrangle and an Adjacent Part of the Wells Quadrangle, Elko County, Nevada, Allen J. McGrew and Arthur W. Snoke

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Tree-Ring Based February–April Precipitation Reconstruction for the Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River, Southeastern China, Jiangfeng Shi, Huayu Lu, Jinbao Li, Shiyuan Shi, Shuang-Ye Wu, Xinyuan Hou, and Lingling Li

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Effects of Changes in Moisture Source and the Upstream Rainout on Stable Isotopes in Precipitation – A Case Study in Nanjing, Eastern China, Y. Tang, H. Pang, W. Zhang, Y. Li, Shuang-Ye Wu, and S. Hou

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Changing Characteristics of Precipitation for the Contiguous United States, Shuang-Ye Wu

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Changing Characteristics of Precipitation in China during 1960–2012, Yanjuan Wu, Shuang-Ye Wu, Jiahong Wen, Ming Xu, and Jianguo Tan

Submissions from 2014

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Theoretical Foundations of Remote Sensing for Glacier Assessment and Mapping, Michael P. Bishop, Andrew B. G. Bush, Roberto Furfaro, Alan R. Gillespie, Dorothy K. Hall, Umesh K. Haritashya, and John F. Shroder

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Remote Sensing of Glaciers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Michael P. Bishop, John F. Shroder, Ghazanfar Ali, Andrew B. G. Bush, Umesh K. Haritashya, Rakhshan Roohi, Mehmet Akif Sarikaya, and Brandon J. Weihs

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A Re-Examination of the Contributions of Biofacies and Geographic Range to Extinction Risk in Ordovician Graptolites, James T. Boyle, H. David Sheets, Shuang-Ye Wu, Daniel Goldman, Michael J. Melchin, Roger A. Cooper, Peter M. Sadler, and Charles E. Mitchell

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New Zealand’s Glaciers, Trevor J. Chinn, Jeffrey S. Kargel, Gregory J. Leonard, Umesh K. Haritashya, and Mark Pleasants

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Multispectral image analysis of glaciers and glacier lakes in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska, Jeffrey S. Kargel, Matthew J. Beedle, Andrew B. G. Bush, Francisco Carreño, Elena Castellanos, Umesh K. Haritashya, Gregory J. Leonard, Javier Lillo, Ivan Lopez, Mark Pleasants, Edward Pollock, and David F.G. Wolfe

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Digital Terrain Modeling and Glacier Topographic Characterization, Duncan J. Quincey, Michael P. Bishop, Andreas Kääb, Etienne Berthier, Boris Flach, Tobias Bolch, Manfred Buchroithner, Ulrich Kamp, Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa, Thierry Toutin, Umesh K. Haritashya, Adina Racoviteanu, John F. Shroder, and Bruce H. Raup

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The Shortest Distance Between Two Points Isn't Always a Great Circle: Getting Around Landmasses in the Calibration of Marine Geodisparity, Shuang-Ye Wu and Arnold I. Miller

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Reconstruction of the Hirnantian (Late Ordovician) Palaeotopography in the Upper Yangtze Region, Linna Zhang, Junxuan Fan, Qing Chen, and Shuang-Ye Wu

Submissions from 2013

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Integration of Classification Tree Analyses and Spatial Metrics to Assess Changes in Supraglacial Lakes in the Karakoram, Himalaya, Henry N.N. Bulley, Michael P. Bishop, John F. Shroder, and Umesh K. Haritashya

Submissions from 2012

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Effectiveness of Four Water-Bearing Zones of the Glacierized Basin in Meltwater Runoff Modeling, Umesh K. Haritashya

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Supraglacial Lake Classification in the Everest Region of Nepal Himalaya, Prajjwal K. Panday, Henry N.N. Bulley, Umesh K. Haritashya, and Bardan Ghimire

Submissions from 2011

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Timing, Distribution, Amount, and Style of Cenozoic Extension in the Northern Great Basin, Christopher D. Henry, Allen J. McGrew, Joseph P. Colgan, Arthur W. Snoke, and Matthew E. Brueseke

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Himalayan Glaciers: The Big Picture is a Montage, Jeffrey S. Kargel, J. Graham Cogley, Gregory J. Leonard, Umesh K. Haritashya, and Alton Byers

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Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, and Umesh K. Haritashya

Submissions from 2010

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Paleogeographic, Paleoceanographic, and Tectonic Controls on Early Late Ordovician Graptolite Diversity Patterns, Daniel Goldman and Shuang-Ye Wu

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Particle Size Characteristics of Suspended Sediment Transported in Meltwater from the Gangotri Glacier, Central Himalaya — An Indicator of Subglacial Sediment Evacuation, Umesh K. Haritashya, Amit Kumar, and Pratap Singh

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SHRIMP-RG U-Pb Isotopic Systematics of Zircon from the Angel Lake Orthogneiss, East Humboldt Range, Nevada: Is This Really Archean Crust?, Allen J. McGrew and Arthur W. Snoke

Submissions from 2009

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Understanding Paleoclimate and Human Evolution Through the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project, Andrew Cohen, Ramon Arrowsmith, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Christopher Campisano, Craig Feibel, Shimeles Fisseha, Roy Johnson, Zelalem Bedaso, Charles Lockwood, Emma Mbua, Daniel Olago, Richard Potts, Kaye Reed, Robin Renaut, Jean-Jacques Tiercelin, and Mohammed Umer

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Space-Based Assessment of Glacier Fluctuations in the Wakhan Pamir, Afghanistan, Umesh K. Haritashya, Michael P. Bishop, John F. Shroder, Andrew B. G. Bush, and Henry N.N. Bulley

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What is Diplograptus?, Charles Mitchell, Jörg Maletz, and Daniel Goldman

Submissions from 2008

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An Ordovician Global Reference Section Recently Selected in Oklahoma, Daniel Goldman, Stephen A. Leslie, Stig M. Bergström, Jaak Nõlvak, Seth A. Young, and Stanley C. Finney

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Modelling and Estimation of Different Components of Streamflow for Gangotri Glacier Basin, Himalayas, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya, and Naresh Kumar

Submissions from 2007

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The Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Katian Stage of the Upper Ordovician Series at Black Knob Ridge, Southeastern Oklahoma, USA, Daniel Goldman, Stephen A. Leslie, Jaak Nõlvak, Seth Young, Stig M. Bergström, and Warren D. Huff

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Empirical Relationship Between Near-IR Reflectance of Melting Seasonal Snow and Environmental Temperature in a Himalayan Basin, R. P. Gupta and Umesh K. Haritashya

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Meteorological Study for Gangotri Glacier and Its Comparison with Other High Altitude Meteorological Stations in Central Himalayan Region, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya, and Naresh Kumar

Submissions from 2006

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Suspended Sediment from the Gangotri Glacier: Quantification, Variability and Associations with Discharge and Air Temperature, Umesh K. Haritashya, Pratap Singh, Naresh Kumar, and R. P. Gupta

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Hydrological Importance of an Unusual Hazard in a Mountainous Basin: Flood and Landslide, Umesh K. Haritashya, Pratap Singh, Naresh Kumar, and Yatveer Singh

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Hydrological Characteristics of the Gangotri Glacier, Central Himalayas, India, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya, Naresh Kumar, and Yatveer Singh

Submissions from 2005

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Mapping Dry/Wet Snow Cover in the Indian Himalayas using IRS Multispectral Imagery, R. P. Gupta, Umesh K. Haritashya, and Pratap Singh

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The Early to Middle Ordovician Graptolite Faunal Succession of the Trail Creek Region, Central Idaho, U.S.A., Jörg Maletz, Daniel Goldman, and M. Cone

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Diurnal Variations in Discharge and Suspended Sediment Concentration, Including Runoff-Delaying Characteristics, of the Gangotri Glacier in the Garhwal Himalayas, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya, K. S. Ramasastri, and Naresh Kumar

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Prevailing Weather Conditions During Summer Seasons Around Gangotri Glacier, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya, K. S. Ramasastri, and Naresh Kumar

Submissions from 2002

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Transition from Contraction to Extension in the Northeastern Basin and Range: New Evidence from the Copper Mountains, Nevada, Jeffrey M. Rahl, Allen J. McGrew, and Kenneth A. Foland

Submissions from 2000

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Garnet Plasticity in the Lower Continental Crust: Implications for Deformation Mechanisms Based on Microstructures and SEM-Electron Channeling Pattern Analysis, Reiner Kleinschrodt and Allen J. McGrew

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Thermobarometric Constraints on the Tectonothermal Evolution of the East Humboldt Range Metamorphic Core Complex, Nevada, Allen J. McGrew, Mark T. Peters, and James E. Wright

Submissions from 1999

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One-Dimensional Kinematic Model of Preferred Orientation Development, Martin Casey and Allen J. McGrew

Submissions from 1998

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Quartzite Fabric Transition in a Cordilleran Metamorphic Core Complex, Allen J. McGrew and Martin Casey

Submissions from 1997

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Grand Tour-Part 2: Petrogenesis and Thermal Evolution of Deep Continental-Crust: The Record from the East Humboldt Range, Nevada, Allen J. McGrew and Mark T. Peters

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The Grand Tour of the Ruby-East Humboldt Metamorphic Core Complex, Northeastern Nevada: Part 1-Introduction & Road Log, Arthur W. Snoke, Keith A. Howard, Allen J. McGrew, Bradford R. Burton, Calvin G. Barnes, Mark T. Peters, and James E. Wright

Submissions from 1994

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40Ar/39Ar Thermochronologic Constraints on the Tectonothermal Evolution of the Northern East Humboldt Range Metamorphic Core Complex, Allen J. McGrew and Lawrence W. Snee

Submissions from 1993

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The Origin and Evolution of the Southern Snake Range Decollement, East Central Nevada, Allen J. McGrew

Submissions from 1990

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A Crustal Cross-Section for a Terrain of Superimposed Shortening and Extension: Ruby Mountains-East Humboldt Range Metamorphic Core Complex, Nevada, Arthur W. Snoke, Allen J. McGrew, P. A. Valesek, and S. B. Smithson