Geosciences Faculty Publications--2006

1. Refereed Publications

Leech, M.L., S. Singh, A.K. Jain, S.L. Klemperer, and R.M. Manickavasagam, 2006: Reply to comment by P.J. O'Brien on: "The onset of India-Asia continental collision: Early, steep subduction required by the timing of UHP metamorphism in the western Himalaya", Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 817-820.

Leech, M.L., L.E. Webb, and T. Yang, 2006: Diachronous histories for the Dabie-Sulu orogen from high-temperature geochronology: In, Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism: Deep continental subduction (B.R. Hacker, W.C. McClelland, and J.G. Liou, eds.), Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Pap. 403, 1-22. 

Shafer, J. C., W. J. Steenburgh, J. A. W. Cox, and J. P. Monteverdi, 2006: Terrain influences on synoptic storm structure and mesoscale precipitation distribution during IPEX IOP3. Mon. Wea. Rev. 134, 478-497.

Sklar, L.S., W.E. Dietrich, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, B. Lashermes and D. Bellugi, 2006, Do gravel-bed river size distributions record channel network structure?  Water Resources Research, Vol. 42, No. 6, W06D18, doi:10.1029/2006wr005035.

Sklar, L.S. and W.E. Dietrich, 2006. The role of sediment in controlling bedrock channel slope: Implications of the saltation-abrasion incision model, Geomorphology, Vol. 82, No. 1-2, p. 58-83, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2005.08.01

Sullivan, R., 2006, A walk along the old bay margins in downtown San Francisco: Retracing the events of the 1906 earthquake and fire, in Prentice, C.S., Scotchmoor, J. G., Moores, E.M., and Kirkland, J.P., eds., 1906 San Francisco, California Earthquake Centennial Field Guides; Geological Society of America Guide 7, p. 1-23.

Umscheid, M.E., J. P. Monteverdi, and J.M. Davies, 2006: Photographs and analysis of an unusually large and long-lived firewhirl. Electronic J. Severe Storms Meteor., 1, no. 2, 1-13. (Abstract, PDF)

Webb, L.E., M.L. Leech, and T. Yang, 2006: 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of the Sulu terrane: Late Triassic exhumation of high and ultrahigh-pressure rocks and other implications for Mesozoic tectonics in East Asia: In, Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism: Deep continental subduction (B.R. Hacker, W.C. McClelland, and J.G. Liou, eds.), Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Pap. 403, 77-92. 

2. Refereed Abstracts and Technical Memoranda, Field Trip Publications, Books and Invited Journal and Conference Publications

Caskey, S. J., Lackey, H.G., Klinger, R.E., Wan, E., and Wojcicki, A.S., 2006, Age and elevation of high-level OIS2 pluvial Lake Manly shorelines, northern and southern Death Valley: Implications for lacustrine sequence stratigraphy in southern Death Valley and the OIS6 pluvial lake level, American Geophysical Union Transactions, EOS, 87, 2006.

Cornell, M. and Leech, M.L., 2006: X-ray diffraction analysis of possible graphite pseudomorphs after diamond from the south Ural Mountains, Russia, Eos Trans., Am. Geophys. Union, 87, V31A-0573

Braudrick, C.A., G.T. Leverich, W.E. Dietrich and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Mechanisms of point bar growth and accretion in experimental bedload-dominated streams, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H14D-02.

Corbett, S.C., L.S. Sklar, K.X. Whipple, and J.P. Johnson, 2006, The role of sequences of channel-spanning potholes in the transient evolution of a weakly dissected bedrock landscape, Henry Mountains, Utah, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H51G-0553.

Dusterhoff, S., J.K. Wooster, Y. Cui, M. Malko, W.E. Dietrich, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Sediment supply and relative grain size distribution effects on fine sediment infiltration into immobile gravels, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H51G-0586.

Fuller, B., L.S. Sklar, Z.G. Compson, K.J. Adams, J.C. Marks, and A.C. Wilcox, 2006, Step-pool spacing in a travertine system, Fossil Creek, Arizona, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H516-0562.

Fuller, T.K., N. Finnegan, L. Perg, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Lateral erosion by abrasion in an  experimental channel, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H21E-1422.

Hsu, L., W.E. Dietrich, L.S. Sklar, and B.W. McArdell, 2006, Field and laboratory observations of bedrock erosion by granular flows, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H53D-0658.

Leech, M.L. and Sas, R., 2006: New U-Pb SHRIMP dating for the Leo Pargil gneiss dome, western Himalaya, Eos Trans., Am. Geophys. Union, 87, T31B-0453.

Leverich, G.T., C.A. Braudrick, L.S. Sklar, and W.E. Dietrich, 2006, The influence of variable discharge on the morphology of a model meandering river, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H14D-03.

Polito, C. and Leech, M.L., 2006: Petrology and new U-Pb SHRIMP dating for eclogites of the Lofoten Islands, Flakstadøy and Vestvågøy, northern Norway, Eos Trans., Am. Geophys. Union, 87, V31A-0571.

Polito, P.J., and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Correlating field and laboratory rates of particle abrasion, Rio Medio, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H51G-0554.

Sklar, L.S., Dietrich, W.E., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Lashermes, B., and D. Bellugi, 2006.  Spatial Variability in Sediment Supply at Multiple Scales: Implications for the Influence of Channel Network Structure and Rock Strength on Bedload Flux and Grain Size Distributions, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H53A-04.

Sullivan, R., 2006, Retracing the events of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire along the bay margins in downtown San Francisco: Northern California Geological Society Field Guide, p. 1-21.

Wooster, J.K., J.G. Venditti, J.T. Minear, Y. Cui, S. Dusterhoff, R. Humphries, P. Nelson, W.E. Dietrich, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Investigations of sediment pulse morphodynamics in a flume with fixed bars, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H51G-0584.

Wooster, J.K., J.G. Venditti, J.T. Minear, R. Humphries, P.A. Nelson, S.R. Dusterhoff, Y. Cui, W.E. Dietrich, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Two-dimensional flume experiments investigating sediment pulses with applications to dam removal and gravel augmentation, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

3. Papers Presented at Conferences and Symposia

Braudrick, C.A., G.T. Leverich, L.S. Sklar, and W.E. Dietrich, 2006, Modeling meandering streams in laboratory flumes, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Cui, Y., J.K. Wooster, S. Dusterhoff, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Fine sediment infiltration into gravel deposits: flume experiments, theory and applications to dam removal and gravel augmentation projects, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Dusterhoff, S.R., L.S. Sklar, W.E. Dietrich, F. Ligon, Y. Cui and P. Downs, 2006, Physical modeling to guide river restoration projects: an overview, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Fadde, J.E., J.G. Venditti, L.S. Sklar, A. Wydzga, P.A. Nelson, and W.E. Dietrich, 2006, Sediment pulse propagation in flume experiments simulating gravel augmentation in armored channels downstream of dams, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Humphries, R., J.K. Wooster, J.T. Minear, L.S. Sklar, J.G. Venditti, Y. Cui and W.E. Dietrich, 2006, Experimental study of gravel augmentation pulse movement during variable flows, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Humphries, R., L.S. Sklar, W.E. Dietrich, J. Wooster, J.G. Venditti, and J.T. Minear, 2006, Laboratory simulation of gravel augmentation downstream of dams: the effect of hydrographs on sediment pulse dynamics, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Suppl., Abstract H41C-0424.

Johnson, J.P., K.X. Whipple, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Seepage, sediment supply and bedrock incision in the canyons of the Escalante River, Utah, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 282, paper 112-24.

Leech, M.L. and Klemperer, S.L., 2006: HIMPROBE: An earth science project across the roof of the world, Himalayan Science Workshop, Dehra Dun, India. p. 45.

Leech, M.L., Thiede, R.C., Singh, S., and Jain, A.K., 2006: Contrasting development of gneiss domes in the Indian Himalaya. J. Asian Earth Sci. 26, p. 149.

Leverich, G.T., C.A. Braudrick, L.S. Sklar, and W.E. Dietrich, 2006, Quantifying channel response to variable flow in a meandering river model, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Venditti, J.G., W.E. Dietrich, P.A. Nelson, A. Wyzdga, J.E. Fadde, and L.S. Sklar, 2006, Mobilization of armored gravel by pulses of fine gravel, 4th Biennial CALFED Science Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 23-25.

Monteverdi, J.P., R. Edwards, G. Stumpf and D. Gudgel, 2006: An analysis of the 7 July 2004 Rockwell Pass, CA tornado: highest elevation tornado tocumented in the US. 23rd Conf. Sev. Local Storms, Preprints, St. Louis, MO.

Monteverdi, J.P., K. Saussy, A. Cross, C. Meherin, C. Medjber and S. Lau, 2006: An analysis of the 22 May 2004 Furnas County, Nebraska tornadic supercell. 23rd Conf. Sev. Local Storms, Preprints, St. Louis, MO.

Sullivan, R., 2006, Building settlement in the artificial fill of old Mission Creek marshland San Francisco Bay. 100th Anniversary Conference: Commemorating the 1906 San Francisco Earthquak

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