Publications

Allegheny Geology faculty and students have a strong publication record in professional journals and in presentations at professional conferences. The list below is a sampling of faculty and student publications (listed by year in reverse alphabetical order).

(Allegheny student authors are bold and underlined text; Allegheny faculty authors are bold text)

Schwartz, R.K., Pankowski, K., and Thompson, J., 2006, Re-interpretation of Kootenai Formation in western Montana on the basis of new tidal evidence for Early Cretaceous (Neocomian) transgression, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, vol. 38, no. 7.

Rothfuss, Jennifer, Flanagan, Daniel, Fischietto, Nicholas, and Cole, R.B., 2006, Kinematics of Terrane Accretion and Strike-Slip Recorded in the Suture Zone of the Wrangellia Composite Terrane, Reindeer Hills, Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, vol. 38, no. 7.

O’Brien, Rachel, Thompson, Jesse, Rothfuss, Jennifer, and Cole, Ronald B., 2006, Characterizing bedrock joint and stream lineament patterns for a regional watershed on the Appalachian Plateau, northwestern Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, vol. 38, no. 7.

Fischietto, Nicholas, Rothfuss, Jennifer, Flanagan, Daniel, and Cole, R.B., 2006, Provenance of a Deformed Conglomerate in the McHugh Complex Mélange, Anchorage Quadrangle, Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, vol. 38, no. 7.

Flanagan, Daniel, Fischietto, Nicholas, Rothfuss, Jennifer, and Cole, R.B., 2006, Eocene Magmatism in a Remnant Forearc Basin, Matanuska Valley, Southern Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, vol. 38, no. 7.

Cole, R.B., Nelson, S.W., Layer, P.W., and Oswald, P.J., 2006, Eocene volcanism above a depleted mantle slab window in Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 118(1-2), p. 140-158.

Cole, R.B., Layer, P.W., Hooks, B., Cyr, A., and Turner, J., 2006, Magmatism and Deformation in a Terrane Suture Zone South of the Denali Fault System, Northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Publication, in press.

Flanik, M.D., Bradford, I.A., Dailey, J.B., and Cole, R.B., 2005, Petrography and provenance of Middle Pennsylvanian Allegheny Formation and Conemaugh Group Sandstones of the Alleghanian foreland basin, southwestern Pennsylvania: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 15.

Currie, Brian S., Schwartz, Robert K., and Wilcox, William T., 2005, Sequence stratigraphy of a regional-scale tidal embayment, Upper Jurassic Curtis and Summerville Formations, central Utah, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 37, no. 7, p. 141.

Wolf, D.E., and Cole, R.B., 2004, Layer parallel shortening in a leading edge fold using deformed mudcrack polygons in the Central Appalachians, MD; transition between the thrust belt and foreland region, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 434

Thomas, J.H., and Cole, R.B., 2004, Enriched mantle source and adakite lavas at Turrialba volcano, southern Costa Rica: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, No. 2, p. 151.

Schwartz, Robert K. and Birkemeier, William A., 2004, Sedimentology and morphodynamics of a barrier island shoreface related to engineering concerns, Outer Banks, NC, USA, Marine Geology, v. 211, no. 3-4, p. 215-255.

O’Brien, Alison M. and O’Brien, Rachel, 2004, Surficial geologic map of the Cambridge Springs and Blooming Valley 7.5 minute quadrangles, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 36, no. 2, p. 126.

O’Brien, Rachel, Keller, C. Kent, and Strobridge, Daniel M., 2004, Plant-cover effects on hydrology and pedogenesis in a sandy vadose zone, Geoderma, v. 118, no. 1-2, p. 63-76.

Cole, R.B., 2004, Dynamics of Tertiary volcanism in Denali National Park, Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 54.

O’Brien, Rachel, 2003, Watershed science; working with biogeochemical data in a first-year undergraduate seminar, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 35, no. 6, p. 118.

O’Brien, Rachel, Keller, C. Kent, Havig, Jeff R., White, Timothy, Coe, Tammy A., Hawley, Gary and Wang, Deane, 2003, Using field lysimeters in watershed research; results from the Hubbard Brook sandbox study, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 35, no. 6, p. 615.

Haney, Michael A. and Schwartz, Robert K., 2003, Estuarine member of the Lower Cretaceous Kootenai Formation, Missouri River Gorge, Great Falls, MT, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 35, no. 3, p. 91.

Amos, K.E., and Cole, R.B., 2003, Tertiary Volcanic Rocks of the Central Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1678, p. 71-82.

Cole, R.B., and Layer, P.W., 2002, Stratigraphy, Age, and Geochemistry of Tertiary Volcanic Rocks and Associated Synorogenic Deposits, Mount McKinley Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper No. 1662, p. 1-25.

Hooks, Benjamin P. , Cole, Ronald B., and Schwartz, Robert K., 2001, Petrology and provenance of the Arkose Ridge Formation adjacent to the southern Talkeetna Mountains Tertiary volcanic field, Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 33, no. 1, p. 24.

Keller, C. Kent, O’Brien, Rachel, and Bormann, Bernard T., 2000, An experimental study of vadose-hydrologic and ecologic processes driving the geochemical sink for atmospheric CO2, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 32, no. 7, p. 62.

Cole, R.B., Hooks, B., Turner, C., and Slaugenhoup, G., 2000, Unroofing of metamorphic terranes and subsequent volcanism: Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary basin evolution along the McKinley fault, McKinley 1×3 quadrangle, Alaska: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 1, p. 11.

Lamb, Kathryn A. and Schwartz, Robert K., 1999, Erosional surfaces in a modern barrier shoreface and relationship to the stratigraphic record, Outer Banks, NC, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 31, no. 7, p. 290.

Hoefler, J.A., and Cole, R.B., 1999, Landfill Siting As A Forum For Subsurface Analysis And GIS Applications In An Environmental Field Geology Curriculum: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no. 2, p. 24.

Cole, R.B., Ridgway, K.D., Layer, P.W., and Drake, J., 1999, Kinematics of basin development during the transition from terrane accretion to strike-slip tectonics, Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary Cantwell Formation, south central Alaska: Tectonics, v. 18, p. 1224-1244.

Alexandrowicz, N., and Cole, R.B., 1999, Structure beneath the Appalachian Plateau of northwestern Pennsylvania and relationship to the 1998 Pymatuning earthquake: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no. 2, p. 1.

Weislogel, Amy, and Schwartz, Robert K., 1998, Temporal and spatial aspects of erosional surface development in the nearshore zone, Duck, N.C.; unconformity analogue, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 30, no. 1, p. 83.

Clemenich, Jill D. and Schwartz, Robert K., 1998, Morphodynamic behavior of the nearshore system based upon time-series elevation data; Outer Banks, Duck, NC, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 30, no. 1, p. 11.

Yokoyama, C.E., Cole, R.B., Schwartz, R.K., and Stanley, R.G., 1996, Provenance evaluation using sandstone petrography in a Middle Tertiary extensional basin, Plush Ranch Formation, California, Geological Society of America Abstracts With Program, v. 28, no. 3, p. 110.