Recent Publications

Recent Publications


Charles E. Lesher and Spera, F., Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of silicate melts and magma, In: Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, H. Sigurdsson, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2015), in Press (preprint available upon request)


Wendy Bohrson, Spera, F., Ghiorso, M., Brown, G., Creamer, J. and Mayfield, A. (2014), Thermodynamic model for energy-constrained open system evolution of crustal magma bodies undergoing simultaneous recharge, assimilation and crystallization: The magma chamber simulator. J. Petrology, v. 55, p. 1685-1718
Dane Tikunoff and Spera, F. (2014), Thermal conductivity of molten and glassy NaAlSi3O8, CaMgSi2O6 and Mg2SiO4 by Non Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics at elevated Temperature and Pressure, American Mineralogist, v.99, p. 2328-2336
Kevin T. Coffey, Axel K. Schmitt, Anabel Ford, Frank J. Spera, Constance Christensen, and Jennifer Garrison, Volcanic ash provenance from zircon dust with an application to Maya pottery, Geology, G35376.1, published on May 22, 2014, doi:10.1130/G35376.1
The RAISED Consortium, Bentley, M.J...(76 other authors), Simms, A.R. (2014).  A community-based geological reconstruction of Antarctic Ice Sheet deglaciation since the Last Glacial Maximum.  Quaternary Science Reviews 11:1-9.


O Cofaigh, C, Davies, B.J. Livingstone, S.J., Smith, J.A,. Johnson, J.S., Hocking, E.P., Hodgson, D.A., Anderson, J.B., Bentley, M.J., Canals, M., Domack, E., Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J., Glasser, N.F., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Larter, R.D., Roberts, S.J., Simms, A.R.  (2014).  Reconstruction of ice-sheet changes in the Antarctic Peninsula since the Last Glacial Maximum.  Quaternary Science Reviews 11:87-110.

Anderson, J.B., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A.R., Rodriguez, A.B., Milliken, K.T. (2014).  Variable response of coastal environments of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico to sea-level rise and climate change: Implications for future change.  Marine Geology 352: 348-366.

Buzas-Stephens, P., Livsey, D.N.Simms, A.R., Buzas, M.A. (2014).  Estuarine foraminifera record Holocene stratigraphic changes and Holocene climate changes in ENSO and the North American monsoon: Baffin Bay, Texas.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 404: 44-56.

Simms, A.R., and Rodriguez, A.B.  (2014).  Where do coastlines stabilize following rapid retreat? Geophysical Research Letters 41: 1698-1703.

Bement, L.C., Madden, A.S., Carter, B.J., Simms, A.R., Swindle, A.L., Alexander, H.M., Fine, S., and Benamara, M. (2014).  Quantifying the distribution of nanodiamonds in pre-Younger Dryas to recent age deposits along Bull Creek, Oklahoma Panhandle, USA.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 1726-1731.


Lifton, N. Beel, C., ; Hättestrand, C., Kassab, C., Rogozhina, I.,  Richard Heermance, R., Oskin, M., Burbank, D.W., Blomdin, R., Gribenski, N., Caffee, M., Heyman, J., Ivanov, M., Li, Yanan., Li, Yingkui, Petrakov, D., Usubaliev, R., Codilean, A., Chen, Y., Harbor, J., Stroeven, A., 2014, Constraints on the late Quaternary glacial history of the Inylchek and Sary-Dzaz valleys from in situ cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al, eastern Kyrgyz Tian Shan: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 101, p. 77-90.

Goode, J. K., Burbank, D. W., and Ormukov, C., 2014, Pliocene-Pleistocene initiation, style, and sequencing of deformation in the central Tien  Shan: Tectonics, v. 33, p. 464-484, doi:2013TC003394R. pdf doi:2013TC003394R

Godard, V., Bourlès, D. L., Spinabella, F., Burbank, D. W., Bookhagen, B., Fisher, G. B., Moulin, A., and Léanni, L., 2014, Dominance of tectonics over climate in Himalayan denudation: Geology, v. 42, p. 243-246.

Oskin, M. E., Burbank, D. W., Phillips, F. M., Marrero, S. M., Bookhagen, B., and Selander, J. M., 2014, Relationship of channel steepness to channel incision rate from a tilted and progressively exposed unconformity surface: Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 119, p. 366-384. 


Weldeab Syee, Lea D. W. Oberhaensli, Schneider R. R. (2014): Links between southwestern tropical Indian Ocean SST and precipitation over the southwestern Africa over the last  17 kyr.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 410, 200-212. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.06.001 


Weldeab  Syee, Menke V., Schmiedl  G. (2014): The Pace of East African Monsoon Evolution during the Holocen. Geophysical Research Letters. v. 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059361.



Yuan, D.-Y., Ge, W.-P., Chen, Z.-W., Li, C.-Y., Wang, Z.-C., Zhang, H.-P., Zhang, P.-Z., Zheng, D.-W., Zheng, W.-J., Craddock, W.H., Dayem, K.E., Duvall, A.R., Hough, B.G., Lease, R.O., Champagnac, J.D., Burbank, D.W., Clark, M.K., Farley, K.A., Garzione, C.N., Kirby, E., Molnar, P., and Roe, G.H., 2013, The growth of northeastern Tibet and its relevance to large-scale continental geodynamics: A review of recent studies,Tectonics, 2013TC003348, doi:10.1002/tect.20081.
Godard V., G. E. Tucker, G. B. Fisher, D. W. Burbank, B. Bookhagen, 2013, Frequency-dependent landscape response to climatic forcing: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, 859-863, doi:10.1002/grl.50253. 
Li, T., J. Chen, J. A. Thompson, D. W. Burbank, and X. Yang (2013), Quantification of three-dimensional folding using fluvial terraces: A case study from the Mushi anticline, northern margin of the Chinese Pamir, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118, 4628-4647, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50316.


Lea D. W., Elemental and Isotopic Proxies of Past Ocean Temperatures, In The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry (ed. M. Mottl and H. Elderfield), Vol. 6 Treatise on Geochemistry, 2nd Edition, Elsevier-Pergamon, Oxford, in press.

Hönisch, B., Allen, K. A., Lea, D. W., Spero, H. J., Eggins, S. M., Arbuszewski, J., deMenocal, P., Rosenthal, Y., Russell, A. D. and Elderfield, H., The influence of salinity on Mg/Ca in planktic foraminifers - evidence from cultures, core-top sediments and complementary ?18O, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.

Saraswat, R., Lea, D.W., Nigam, R., Mackensen, A., Naik, D.K., Deglaciation in the tropical Indian Ocean driven by interplay between the regional monsoon and global teleconnections, EPSL, in press.


Simms, A.R., Anderson, J.B., DeWitt, R., Lambeck, K., and Purcell, A., 2013.  Quantifying rates of coastal subsidence since the last interglacial and the role of sediment loading.  Global and Planetary Change 111: 296-308.

Simkins, L.M., Simms, A.R., DeWitt, R., (2013).  Relative sea-level history of Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula derived from optically stimulated luminescence-dated beach cobbles.  Quaternary Science Reviews 77: 141-155.  

Livsey, D. and Simms, A.R., (2013).  Holocene sea-level change derived from microbial mats. Geology 41: 971-974.  

Simkins, L.M., DeWitt, R., Simms, A.R., (2013). Methods to reduce sample carrier contamination for luminescence measurements.  Ancient TL 31: 19-28. 

Warrick, J.A., Simms, A.R., Ritchie, A., Steel, E., Dartnell, P., Conrad, J.E., and Finlayson, D.P. (2013).  Hyperpycnal plume-derived fans in the Santa Barbara Channel, California.  Geophysical Research Letters 40: 2081-2086.  

Anderson, J.B., Kirshner, A., Simms, A.R.  (2013), Constraints on the Antarctic Ice Sheet configuration during and following the Last Glacial Maximum and its episodic contribution to sea-level rise. In: Hambrey, M.J., Barker, P.F., Barrett, P.J., Bowman, V., Davies, B., Smellie, J.L., and Tranter, M. (eds.).  Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes, Geological Society of London Special Publication 381: 215-232.

Livsey, D.N.Simms, A.R., Clary, W., Wellner, J.S., Anderson, J.B., and Chandler, J.P., (2013).  Fourier grain-shape analysis of Antarctic marine core: the relative influence of provenance and glacial activity on grain-shape. Journal of Sedimentary Research 83:80-90.


Weldeab  Syee, Jan-Berend Stuut, Ralph R, Schneider, Wolfgang Siebel (2013): Holocene climate variability in the Winter Rainfall Zone of South Africa. Climate of the Past. v. 9, 2347-2364, doi:10.5194/cp-9-2347-2013. 

Kraft S., Frank M., Hathorne E., Weldeab S. (2013): Assessment of seawater Nd isotope signatures extracted from foraminiferal shells and authigenic phases in Gulf of Guinea sediments.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. v. 121, 414–435.