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.  Allegheny student authors are bold text; Allegheny geology faculty authors are underlined.

Chen, Nancy M., Veltri, Marcus, Cole, R.B., Chung, S.L., 2014, Paleocene Granitic Plutons And Shallow Intrusions In A Terrane Suture Zone In South-Central Alaska: Zircon U-Pb Age, Garnet SEM-EDS, and Whole-Rock Geochemical Constraints On Magma Origins And Economic Potential:  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 2, p.50.

Schwartz, R.K., Schricker, L., Weislogel, A.L., 2014, Paleogene Unroofing of the Anaconda Metamorphic Core Complex and Sediment Dispersal Into Adjacent Southern and Eastern Intermontane Basins of Southwest Montana: Implications For Evolution of the Deer Lodge Basin, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 5, p.21.

Simonides, I., and Cole, R.B., 2014, Sandstone Petrography of Middle To Upper Devonian Appalachian Foreland Basin Fill In The Catskill Front, New York:  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 2, p.104.

Schwartz, T.M. & Schwartz, R.K. 2013, Paleogene postcompressional intermontane basin evolution along the frontal Cordilleran fold-and-thrust belt of southwestern Montana, Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 125, no. 5-6, pp. 961-984.

Schricker, L., Statza, M., Barber, D.E., Schwartz, R.K. & Elliott, C. 2013, Paleogene record of Anaconda metamorphic core complex unroofing and sediment dispersal in the Deer Lodge Basin of southwest Montana, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs., vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 604.

Moran, J.L., Shaffer, C., Windahl, J.S., O’Brien, R. & Fleeger, G.M. 2013, Uncovering the hidden landscape; mapping bedrock elevation for the glaciated region of northwestern Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs., vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 378.

O’Brien, R., and Shaffer, C., 2013, Mapping bright futures: providing students with hands-on skills and experiences in geoscience research, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7, p. 365.

O’Brien, R., McNary, K.P., Shaffer, C. & Harrison, S.S. 2013, A map of recommended surface casing depths for oil and gas well construction in a region of the Marcellus and Utica Shales, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 72.

Ceschini, A.M., Cole, R.B. & Chung, S. 2013, Granitic and volcanic episodes in a collisional setting, Clark Creek igneous field, northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 165.

Cole, R.B. & Chung, S. 2013, Late Cretaceous to Eocene progression of arc and collisional magmatism in south-central Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 77.

Barber, D.E., Schricker, L., Schwartz, R.K., Weislogel, A.L. & Thomas, R.C. 2012, Paleogeographic and tectonic implications of the Paleogene paleo-Missouri headwater system in southwest Montana, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 547.

McKnight, M.L., Baker, E.P. & Samuels, J.X. 2012, Geologic and stratigraphic mapping of Sheep Rock at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 407.

O’Brien, T., Barber, D.E., Schwartz, R.K., O’Brien, R. & Schricker, L. 2012, Assessment of a braided fluvial system in the Paleogene Renova Formation as a proxy for buried aquifers in intermontane basins of southwest Montana, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 80.

Oehser, A.A. & O’Brien, R. 2011, Groundwater flow patterns and sources of water to a calcareous fen, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 89.

Cole, R.B. & Boynton, E. 2011, Integrating geoscience and humanities during an undergraduate travel course in western Turkey, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 420.

Keller, C.K., O’Brien, R., Balogh-Brunstad, Z. & Bormann, B.T. 2011, Geochemical and ecological models of plant-driven chemical weathering; insights into the sinks for atmospheric CO2, Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 1167.

Wells, S.M., Shaffer, C., Talmage, G. & O’Brien, R. 2011, Bedrock elevation and shallow hydrologic systems in a glaciated region, northwestern Pennsylvania, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 112.

Stewart, J., Birsic, E. & Cole, R.B. 2011, Petrogenesis of a composite pluton in a collisional terrane suture zone, northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 62-63.

Cole, R.B. & Stewart, B.W. 2009, Continental margin volcanism at sites of spreading ridge subduction; examples from Southern Alaska and western California, Tectonophysics, vol. 464, no. 1-4, pp. 118-136.

O’Brien, R., Keller, C.K. & Balogh-Brunstad, Z. 2009, The effect of plants on groundwater carbonate chemistry in experimental sand ecosystems, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 376.

Rothfuss, J.L., Weislogel, A.L., Schwartz, T.M. & Schwartz, R.K. 2009, Detrital zircon and petrographic evidence for Paleogene basin development atop the Cordilleran orogenic wedge; provenance of the Renova Formation, southwest Montana, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 38.

Thompson, J. & Schwartz, R. 2008, Short-lived marine transgression documented through proximal tidal facies at the southern limit of an Early Cretaceous (Barremian) seaway, Kootenai Formation, MT, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 484.

Cole, R.B., Layer, P.W., Hooks, B., Cyr, A., and Turner, J., 2007, Magmatism and Deformation in a Terrane Suture Zone South of the Denali Fault System, Northern Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Publication, v. 431, p. 477-506.

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.

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.

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, R. 2006, The French Creek watershed research program; integration of undergraduate education and student-faculty research, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 38, no. 7, pp. 30.

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.

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.

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.

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.