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  • Lifton, N., C. Beel, C. Hättestrand, C. Kassab, I. Rogozhina, R. Heermance, M. Oskin, D. Burbank, R. Blomdin, N. Gribenski, M. Caffee, J. Heyman, M. Ivanov, Y. Li, Y. L, D. Petrakov, R. Usubaliev, A. Codilean, Y. Chen, J. Harbor, A. Stroeven( 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 101, 77-90.
  • Heermance, R.V., A. Pullen, P. Kapp, C. Garzione, S. Bogue, L. Ding, P. Song  (2013).  Climatic and tectonic controls on sedimentation and erosion during the Plio-Quaternary in the Qaidam Basin (China), Geological Society of America Bulletin 125, no 5-6, 833-856.
  • Rohrmann, A., R. V. Heermance, P. Kapp, F. Cai (2013), Wind as the primary driver of erosion in the Qaidam Basin, China, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 374, 1-10.
  • DeVecchio, D.E., R.V. Heermance, M. Fuchs, and L.A. Owen (2012). Climate-controlled landscape evolution in the Western Transverse Ranges, California: Insights from Quaternary geochronology of the Saugus Formation and strath terrace flights, Lithosphere, doi: 10.1130/L176.1.
  • Pullen, A., P. Kapp, A.T. McCallister, H. Chang, G.E. Gehrels, C.N. Garzione, R.V. Heermance, and L. Ding (2011) Qaidam Basin and northern Tibetan Plateau as dust sources for the Chinese Loess Plateau and paleoclimatic implications: Geology, pp 1031-1034, doi:10.1130/G32296.1.
  • Kapp, P., J.D. Pelletier, A. Rohrmann, R. Heermance, and J. Russell (2011), Wind erosion in the Qaidam basin, central Asia: Implications for tectonics, paleoclimate, and the source of the Loess plateau, Geological Society of America Today, Volume 21 Issue 4/5, April/May 2011.
  • Heermance, R. V., J. Chen, D. B. Burbank, J. Miao (2008), Temporal constraints and evidence for pulsed Late Cenozoic deformation during the structural disruption of the active Kashi foreland, northwest China, Tectonics 27, TC6012, doi: 10.1029/2007TC002226.

  • Heermance, R., J. Chen, D. Burbank, C. Wang (2007), Chronology and tectonic controls of Late Tertiary deposition in the southwestern Tian Shan foreland, NW China, Basin Research 19, 599-632.

  • Chen, J., R. Heermance, K. M. Scharer, D. W. Burbank, M. Jijun, C. S. Wang (2007), Quantification of growth and lateral propagation of the Kashi anticline, Southwest Chinese Tian Shan. J. Geophys. Res., 112, doi:10.1029/2006JB004345.

  • Sobel, E. R., Chen, J., Heermance, R. V., (2006), Late Oligocene - Early Miocene initiation of shortening in the Southwestern Chinese Tian Shan: Implications for Neogene shortening rate variations, Earth Planet. Sci.Lett., 247, 70-81.

  • Heermance, R. V. and J. P. Evans (2006), Geometric evolution of the Chelungpu fault: the mechanics of shallow frontal ramps and fault imbrication, J. Structural Geology, 28, 929–938

  • Heermance, R. V., Z. K. Shipton and J. P. Evans (2003), Fault structure control on fault slip and ground motion during the 1999 rupture of the Chelungpu fault, Taiwan, Bull. Seismo. Soc. Amer, 93, 1034-1050.