• geological sciences


Cecil, Robinson

Cecil, M.R., Saleeby, Z., Saleeby, J., and Farley, K.A., 2014, Pliocene-Quaternary subsidence and exhumation of the southeastern San Joaquin Basin, California, in response to mantle lithosphere removal: Geosphere, v. 10, p. 129-147.

Cecil, M.R., Rotberg, G., Ducea, M.N., Saleeby, J., and Gehrels, G., 2012, Magmatic growth and batholithic root development in the northern Sierra Nevada batholith, California: Geosphere, v. 8.

Girardi, J.D., Patchett, P.J., Ducea, M.N., Gehrels, G.E., Cecil, M.R., Rusmore, M.E., Woodsworth, G.J., Pearson, D.M., Manthei, C., and Wetmore, P., 2012, Elemental and Isotopic Evidence for Granitoid Genesis From Deep-Seated Sources in the Coast Mountains Batholith, British Columbia: Journal of Petrology, v. 53, p. 1505-1536.

Lackey, J.S.,Cecil, M.R., Windham, C.J., Frazer, R.E., Bindeman, I.N., and Gehrels, G., 2012, Influence of basement architecture and magma source evolution on development of the Early Cretaceous Sierra Nevada arc: Geosphere, v. 8, p. 292-313.

Cecil, M.R., Gehrels, G., Ducea, M.N., Patchett, J.P., 2011, U-Pb-Hf characterization of the central Coast Mountains Batholith: Implications for petrogenesis and crustal architecture: Lithosphere, v. 3, p. 247-260.

Cecil, M.R., and Ducea, M.N., 2010, K-Ca ages of authigenic sediments: Examples from Paleozoic glauconite and applications to low temperature thermochronometry: International Journal of Earth Sciences. doi:10.1007/s00531-010-0618-y.

Cecil, M.R., Ducea, M.N., Reiners, P., Gehrels, G., Mulch, A., Allen, C., and Campbell, I., 2010, Provenance of Eocene fluvial deposits from the central - northern Sierra Nevada and implications for paleotopography: Tectonics. doi:10.1029/2010TC002717.

Cecil, M.R., Chase, C.G., and Wolfe, J.A., 2007, Geologic and stratigraphic context of paleoflora from Eocene river systems, Northern Sierra Nevada, California: Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, v. 258, p. 119-128. (Special paleobotany volume honoring Wolfe and Dilcher)

Cecil, M.R., Ducea, M.N., Reiners, P.W., and Chase, C.G., 2006, Cenozoic exhumation of the Northern Sierra Nevada, California, from (U-Th)/He thermochronology: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 1481-1488. doi: 10.1130/B25876.1.


d'Alessio, Matthew

  • d'Alessio, M.A. (2014). What kinds of questions do students ask? Results from an online question ranking tool. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 18 (5),
  • Herr, N., Rivas, M., Chang, T., Tippens, M., Vandergon, V., d'Alessio, M., Nguyen-Graff, D. (in press). Continuous formative assessment (CFA) during blended and online instruction using cloud-based collaborative documents. In Koç, S; Wachira, P.; Liu, X. Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments.
  • d'Alessio, M.A., & Horey, T. (2013). Simulating Earthquake Early Warning Systems in the Classroom. Science Scope, 37(4), 51–57. 
  • d'Alessio, M., & Lundquist, L. (2013). Computer Supported Collaborative Rocketry: Teaching students to distinguish good and bad data like an expert physicist. The Physics Teacher, 51 (7), 424-427. doi: 10.1119/1.4820858 
  • d'Alessio, M.A. (2012). Schoolyard Geology as a Bridge Between Urban Thinkers and the Natural World, Journal of Geoscience Education, 60 (2), 106-113.
  • Herr, N., Rivas, M., Foley, B., Vandergon, V., d'Alessio, M., Simila, G., Nguyen-Graff, D. & Postma, H. (2012). Employing Collaborative Online Documents for Continuous Formative Assessments. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 3899-3903). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. <Download here>




Heermance, Richard


* 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. 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 (2014), 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 39, no. 11, 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 21, Issue 4/5, April/May 2011.

•Heermance, R. V., J. Chen, D. B. Burbank, J. Miao (2008), Temporal constraints and 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. Journal of Geophysical Research., 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 and Planetary Science Letters, 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 , Journal of 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, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 93, 1034-1050.


Marsaglia, Kathleen


PUBLICATIONS   Student co-authors italicized.

Arculus, R. et al. including Marsaglia, K.M., in press, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 351, Initial Report.Arculus, R. et al. including Marsaglia, K.M., in press, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 351, Preliminary Report.

Milliken, K., Ko, L.T., Pommer, M., and Marsaglia, K.M., in press, 2014, SEM Petrography of Mediterranean Sapropels: Analogue Data for Assessing Marine Kerogen in Oil and Gas Shales: Journal of Sedimentary Research.

Marsaglia, K., Mortimer, N., Bender-Whitaker, C., and Marden, M., 2014, Ophioliticlastic Ihungia igneous conglomerate (Early Miocene), North Island, New Zealand: evidence for an island source: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, v. 57, p. 219-235.

Perrone, V., Perotta, S., Marsaglia, K., Di Staso, A., and Tiberi, V., 2014, Oligocene ophiolite-derived breccias and sandstones of the Val Marecchia Nappe: insights for paleogeography and evolution of Northern Apennines (Italy): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology: v. 394, p. 128-143.

Pavia, J., Marsaglia, K.M., and Fitzpatrick, S.M., 2013, Petrography of Caribbean sherd tempers and implications for the Precolumbian settlement of Carriacou, West Indies: Geoarchaeology, v. 28, p. 450-477.

Marsaglia, K.M., Milliken, K., and Doran, L., 2013, Smear slides of marine mud for IODP Core Description: Part I Methodology & atlas of siliciclastic & volcanogenic components: IODP Technical Note 1; interactive pdf format, 263 p.

Milliken, K.L., Comer, E.J., and Marsaglia, K.M., 2012, Data Report: modal sand composition at Sites C0004, C0006, C0007, and C0008, IODP Expedition 316, Nankai accretionary prism: Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, v. 314/315/316, 21p. doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.314315316.221.2012

Parra, J.G., Marsaglia, K.M., Rivera, K.S., Dawson, S.T., and Walsh, J.P., 2012, Provenance of sand on the Poverty Bay shelf, the link between source and sink sectors of the Waipaoa River sedimentary system: Sedimentary Geology, v. 280, p. 208-233.

Rains, J., Marsaglia, K.M., Dunne, G., 2012, The stratigraphic and petrologic record of Permian subduction inception along the North American margin Lithosphere, v.4, p. 533-552.

Marsaglia, K.M., 2012, Sedimentation at Plate Boundaries in Transition: Recent Advances in the Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins, Busby, C. and Pérez, A., eds., Blackwell, p. 291-309.

Marsaglia, K.M., Martin, C.E., Kautz, C.Q., Shapiro, S.A., and Carter, L. (2011) Linking a late Miocene–Pliocene hiatus in the deep-sea Bounty Fan off South Island, New Zealand, to onshore tectonism and lacustrine sediment storage. Geosphere, v. 7, p. 305-312.

Jacobson, C.E., Grove, M., Pedrick, J.N., Barth, A.P., Marsaglia, K.M., Gehrels, G.E., and Nourse, J.A., 2011, Late Cretaceous-early Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the southern California margin inferred from provenance of trench and forearc sediments: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 485–506.

Fulthorpe, C. et al. including Marsaglia, K.M., 2010, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 317 Canterbury Basin, Initial Report.

Fulthorpe, C. et al. including Marsaglia, K.M., 2010, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 317 Canterbury Basin, Preliminary Report.

Marsaglia, K.M., DeVaughn, A.M., James, D.E., and Marden, M., 2010, Provenance of fluvial terrace sediments within the Waipaoa sedimentary system and their importance to New Zealand source-to-sink studies: Marine Geology, v. 270, p. 84-93.

Expedition 320T Scientists including Marsaglia, K.M., 2009, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 320T Preliminary Report: USIO Sea Trials and Assessment of Readiness Transit (START): Ontong Java Plateau, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, doi:10.2204/

Fitzpatrick, S.M., Kappers, M., Kaye, Q., Giovas, C.M., LeFebvre, M.J., Harris, M.H., Burnett, S., Pavia, J., Marsaglia, K.M., Feathers, J., 2009, Precolumbian settlements on Carriacou, West Indies: Journal of Field Archaeology, v. 34, p. 247-266.

Fitzpatrick, S.M., Kaye, Q., Feathers, J., Pavia, J., Marsaglia, K.M., 2009, Evidence for inter-island transport of heirlooms: luminescence dating and petrographic analysis of ceramic inhaling bowls from Carriacou, West Indies: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 36, p. 596-606.

Fitzpatrick, S.M., Carstensen, J., Marsaglia, K.M., Descantes, C., Glascock, M., Kaye, Q., and Kappers, M., 2008, Preliminary petrographic and chemical analysis of prehistoric ceramics from Carriacou, West Indies, Journal of Caribbean Archaeology, Special Publication 2, An Exploratory Study into the Chemical Characterization of Caribbean Ceramics p. 59-82.

Hiscott, R.N., Marsaglia, K.M., Wilson, R.C., Robertson, A.H.F., Karner, G.D., Tucholke, B., Pletsch, T., and Petschick, R., 2008, Detrital sources and sediment delivery to the early post-rift (Albian-Cenomanian) Newfoundland Basin east of the Grand Banks: results from ODP Leg 210, Bull. Can. Petrol. Geol., v. 56, p. 69-92.

Gleason, J.D., Finney, S.C., Peralta, S.H., Gehrels, G.E., and Marsaglia, K.M., 2007, Zircon and whole rock Nd-Pb isotopic provenance of Middle and Upper Ordovician siliciclastic rocks, Argentine Precordillera, Sedimentology, v. 54, p. 107-136.

Marsaglia, K.M., Carstensen, J., and Maloney, S., 2007, Petrology and provenance of Eocene-Albian sandstones and grainstones recovered during ODP Leg 210: Implications for passive margin (rift-to-drift) sandstone provenance models: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v.210. [online]

James, D.E., DeVaughn, A.M., and Marsaglia, K.M., 2007, Sand and gravel provenance in the Waipaoa River System: Sedimentary recycling in an actively deforming forearc basin, North Island, New Zealand: Special Paper Geological Society of America v. 420, Sedimentary provenance and petrogenesis: Perspectives from petrography and geochemistry: J. Arribas et al., eds., 253-276.

Shapiro, S.A., Marsaglia, K.M., and Carter, L., 2007, The petrology and provenance of sand in the Bounty Submarine Fan, New Zealand: Geological Society of America Special Paper 420, Sedimentary provenance and petrogenesis: Perspectives from petrography and geochemistry: J. Arribas et al., eds., p. 277-296.

Marsaglia, K.M. Davis, A.S., Rimkus, K., Clague, D,A., 2006, Evidence for interaction of a spreading ridge with the outer California borderland: Marine Geology, v. 229, p. 259-272.

Fontilea, K. and Marsaglia, K.M., and Dean, N., 2006, A petrological and geochemical study of Cretaceous siliceous rocks from Shatsky Rise: Ocean Drilling Program Scientific Results, v. 198.

Gadley, K. and Marsaglia, K.M., 2005, Petrography and correlation of Cenozoic ash layers recovered on Shatsky Rise, ODP Leg 198: Ocean Drilling Program Scientific Results, v. 198.

Marsaglia, K.M., 2005, Sedimentology, petrology, and volcanology of the lower Aptian Oceanic Anoxic Event (OAE1a), Shatsky Rise, north-central Pacific Ocean. In Bralower, T.J., Premoli Silva, I., and Malone, M.J. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 198 [Online].

Tucholke, B.E., Sibuet, J.-C., Klaus, A., and the Leg 210 Scientific Party (includes Marsaglia), 2004,  Margins of the Newfoundland-Iberia rift: ODP Leg 210 explores the Newfoundland Basin: JOIDES Journal, v. 30, no. 1, p. 20-24.

Marsaglia, K.M., Fukusawa, H., Cornell, W.C., Skilbeck, C.G., Meyers, P.A., Prasad, M., and Klaus, A.; 2004, Eustatic signals in deep-marine sedimentary sequences recovered at ODP Site 978, Alboran Basin, western Mediterranean Sea: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 74, p. 378-390.

Tucholke, B.E., Sibuet, J.-C., Klaus, A., and the Leg 210 Scientific Party (includes Marsaglia), 2004, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports, Volume 210, {CD-ROM}. Available from: Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77845-9547 USA. (also online at

Marsaglia, K.M., Fukusawa, H., Cornell, W.C., Skilbeck, C.G., Meyers, P.A., Prasad, M., and Klaus, A, 2004, Eustatic signals in deep-marine sedimentary sequences recovered at ODP Site 978, Alboran Basin, western Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 74, p. 378-390.

Brassell, S.C., Dumitescu, M., and the ODP Leg 198 Shipboard Scientific Party (includes Marsaglia), 2004, Recognition of alkenones in a lower Aptian porcellanite from the west-central Pacific: Organic Geochemistry, v. 35, p. 181-188.

Marsaglia, K.M., 2004, Sandstone detrital modes support Magdalena fan displacement from mouth of Gulf of California: Geology, v. 32, p. 45-48.

Critelli, S., Arribas, J., La Pera, E., Tortosa, A., Marsaglia, K.M., and Latter, K.K., 2003, The recycled orogenic provenance sand suite from an uplifted thrust-belt, Betic cordillera, southern Spain and the Alboran  Basin: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 73, p. 72-81.

Marsaglia, K.M., 2003, Biography and citation for Dr. Albert V. Carozzi, Distinguished Educator Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 87, p. 1052-1053.

Marsaglia, K.M., 2002, The Mesoproterozoic section in the Franklin Mountains: Correlation and regional tectonic implications for a southern Arizona-west Texas extensional corridor (SAWTEC): in F. A. Corsetti, ed., Proterozoic-Cambrian of the Great Basin and Beyond, Pacific Section SEPM Book 93, p. 165-186.

Bralower, T., Primoli-Silva, I., and Leg 198 Shipboard Scientists (includes Marsaglia), 2002, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Volume 198, Initial Reports, Shatsky Rise: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program).

Bralower, T., Primoli-Silva, I., Malone, M.J., and the Leg 198 Scientific Party (includes Marsaglia) , 2002, ODP leg 198: New evidence for rapid climate change in the Cretaceous and Paleogene from the Shatsky Rise, northwest Pacific Ocean: JOIDES Journal, v. 28, no. 2, p. 13-17.

Bralower, T.J., Premoli-Silva, I., Malone, M.J., and the Scientific participants of Leg 198 (includes Marsaglia),  2002, New evidence for abrupt climate change in the Cretaceous and Paleogene: An Ocean Drilling Program expedition to Shatsky Rise, northwest Pacific: GSA Today, v. 12, p.4-10.

Critelli, S., Marsaglia, K.M., and Busby, C.J., 2002, Tectonic history of a Jurassic backarc-basin sequence (the Gran Canon formation, Cedros Island, Mexico), based on compositional modes of tuffaceous deposits: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 515-527.

Marsaglia, K.M., 2001, Citation for Laurence L. Sloss Award, presented to George D. Klein: GSA Today, v. 11, #2, p. 47.

Navarette, R.C., Dearing, H.L, Constien, V.G., Marsaglia, K.M., Seheult, J.M., and Rogers, P.E., 2000, Experiments in fluid loss and formation damage with xanthan-based fluids while drilling.  IADC/SPE contribution 62732, Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference, 20 p.

Marsaglia, K.M., and Tribble, J., 1999,  The evaporite to carbonate transition in the uppermost Messinian section at ODP Site 975, Western Mediterranean Sea: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 161, p. 3-20.

Marsaglia, K.M., Mann, P., Hyatt, R., and Olson, H., 1999a, Evaluating the influence of aseismic ridge subduction and accretion(?) on the detrital modes of forearc sandstone: An example from the Kronotsky Peninsula, Kamchatka forearc: Lithos, v. 46, p. 17-42.

Marsaglia, K.M., Latter, K., and Cline, V., 1999b, Sand provenance in the Alboran and Tyrrhenian Basins: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 161, p. 37-56.

Marsaglia, K. (1999) Some pointers on point-count analysis: TechNotes, Westport Technology Center International, p. 3.

Welch, J., Brown, S., Marsaglia, K., and Mese, A., 1999, Isolation of depleted zones while coil tubing drilling a horizontal sidetrack: PNEC Fifth International Conference on Reservoir Conformance, 21 p.

Bartolini, C., and Marsaglia, K.M., 1996, Mesozoic intra-arc volcanic-sedimentary sequences (Nazas Formation) in northern Durango, Mexico: A geological traverse through parts of northwestern Mexico, Guidebook for the 1996 Field Conference, Clark, K.F. and Hoffer, J.M., eds., p. 111-118.

Comas, M., Zahn, R., Klaus, A. and others (includes Marsaglia), 1996, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Volume 161, Initial Reports, Western Mediterranean: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program),  1023 p.

Comas, M.C., Zahn, R., Klaus, A., and ODP Leg 161 Scientific Party, 1996, Las perforaciones del ODP-Leg 161 en el Mediterráneo Occidental: Geogaceta, v. 20, p. 408-411.

Marsaglia, K.M., Garcia y Barragán, J.C., Padilla, I., and Milliken, K.L., 1996, Evolution of the Iberian passive margin as reflected in sand provenance: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 149, p. 269-280.

Ingersoll, R.V., Devaney, K.A., Geslin, J.K., Cavazza, W., Diamond, D.S., Jagiello, K.J., Marsaglia, K.M., Paylor, E.D., II, and Short, P.F., 1996, The Mud Hills, Mojave Desert, California: Structure, stratigraphy and sedimentology of a rapidly extended terrane: Geological Society of America Special Paper, K. Beratan and J. Schmitt, eds.

ODP Legs 160 and 161 Scientific Party, 1996, Drilling Probes Mediterranean Climate and Oceanography. Eos, v. 77, p. 19-22.

Platt, J.P., Soto, J.I., Comas, M.C., and Leg 161 Shipboard Scientists, 1996, Decompression and high temperature-low-pressure metamorphism in the exhumed floor of an extension basin, Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean: Geology, v. 24, p. 447-450.

Marsaglia, K.M., Rimkus, K.C., and Behl, R.J.,1995, Provenance of sand deposited in the Santa Barbara Basin at ODP Site 893 during the last 155ka. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 146, p. 61-75.

Brown, K.M., Bangs, N., Marsaglia, K., Froleich, P.N., Zheng, Y., Didyk, B.M., Prior, D., Rochford, E.L., Torres, M., Kurnosov, V.B., Lindsley-Griffin, N., Osozawa, S., and Waseda, A., 1995, A summary of ODP Leg 141 hydrogeologic, geochemical, and thermal results: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 141, p. 363-372.

Marsaglia, K.M., 1995, Chapter 8, Interarc and backarc basins, in Busby, C. and Ingersoll R.V., eds., Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins, Blackwell, p. 299-329.

Marsaglia, K.M., and Devaney, K.A., 1995, Tectonic and magmatic controls on backarc basin sedimentation: The Mariana Region re-examined: in Taylor, B., ed., Backarc Basins: Tectonics and Magmatism, Plenum, New York, p.497-520.

Marsaglia, K.M., Boggs, S., Clift, P., Seyedolali, A., and Smith, R., 1995, Sedimentation in western Pacific backarc basins: New insights from recent ODP drilling: in Taylor, B., and Natland, J., eds., Active margins and marginal basins of the western Pacific, American Geophysical Union Monograph, v. 88, p. 291-314.

Marsaglia, K.M., Torrez, X., Padilla, I., and Rimkus, K., 1995, Provenance of Pleistocene and Pliocene sand and sandstone, ODP Leg 141, Chile Margin: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 141, 133-151.

Pavlis, T.L., Underwood, M., Sisson, V.B., Serpa, L.F., Prior, D., Marsaglia, K.M., Lewis, S.D., and Byrne, T., 1995, The effects of triple junction interactions at convergent plate margins. Report on the results of the joint JOI/USSAC and GSA Penrose conference, 44p.

Prior, D.J., Marsaglia, K.M., Rochford, E.L., Agar, S.M., and Coy, G., 1995, Textural evidence of diagenetic evolution at Site 863, Chile Triple Junction: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 141, 153-167.

Strand, K., Marsaglia, K., Forsythe, R., Kurnosov, V., and Vergara, H., 1995, Outer margin depositional systems near the Chile Margin Triple Junction: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 141, p. 379-397.

Torres, M., Marsaglia, K.M., Martin, J., and Murray, R., 1995, Fluid-rock interaction and sediment diagenesis in Western Pacific Basins: in Taylor, B., and Natland, J., eds., Active margins and marginal basins of the western Pacific, American Geophysical Union Monograph, v. 88, p. 241-258.

Underwood, M.B., Ballance, P.F., Clift, P., Hiscott, R.N., Marsaglia, K.M., Pickering, K.T., and Reid, R.P., 1995,  Sedimentation in forearc basins, trenches, and collision zones of the western Pacific: A summary of results from the Ocean Drilling Program: in Taylor, B., and Natland, J., eds., Active margins and marginal basins of the western Pacific, American Geophysical Union Monograph, v. 88, p. 315-353.

Behrmann, J.H., Lewis, S.D., Cande, S.C., and the ODP Leg 141 Scientific Party, 1994, Tectonics and geology of spreading ridge subduction at the Chile Triple Junction; a synthesis of results from Leg 141 of the Ocean Drilling Program: Geologische Rundschau, v. 83, p. 832-852.

Marsaglia, K.M., Borrego, P.F., Long, L.E., Keller, G.R., and Pingitore, N.E., 1994, Metamorphic petrology of the Ouachita Interior Zone: Findings from a deep drill hole in west Texas: Structure and tectonics of the Big Bend and southern Permian Basin, Texas.  West Texas Geological Society Publication 94-95, p. 149-154.

ODP Leg 149 Scientific Party, 1994, Drilling at the West Iberian Ocean-Continent Transition: Geotimes, March, p. 18-21.

Pittenger, M.A., Marsaglia, K.M., and Bickford, M.E., 1994, Depositional history of the Middle Proterozoic Castner Marble and Basal Mundy Breccia, Franklin Mountains, West Texas: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. B64, p. 282-297.

Sawyer, D.S., Whitmarsh, R.B., Klaus, A., and others (including K. Marsaglia), 1994, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Volume 149, Initial Reports, Iberia Abyssal Plain: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 719 p.

Whitmarsh, B., Sawyer, D.S., and ODP Leg 149 Scientific Party, 1994, Upper mantle drilling in the ocean-continent transition west of Iberia: Terra Nova, v. 5, p. 327-331.

Marsaglia, K.M., 1993, Basaltic Island Sand Provenance, in Johnsson, M.J., and Basu, A., eds., Processes controlling the composition of clastic sediments: Geological Society of America Special Paper 284, p.41-65.

Marsaglia, K.M., and Ingersoll, R.V., 1992, Compositional trends in arc-related, deep-marine sand and sandstone: a reassessment of magmatic-arc provenance: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, p. 1637-1649.

Marsaglia, K.M., Ingersoll, R.V., and Packer, B.M., 1992, Tectonic evolution of the Japanese islands as reflected in modal compositions of Cenozoic forearc and backarc sand and sandstone: Tectonics, v. 11, p. 1028-1044.

Marsaglia, K.M., and Tazaki, K., 1992, Diagenetic trends in Leg 126 sandstones: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 126, p. 125-138.

Marsaglia, K.M., 1992, Petrography and provenance of volcaniclastic sands recovered from the Izu-Bonin arc, Leg 126: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 126, p. 139-154.

Lewis, S., Berhmann, J.H., and others (including K. Marsaglia), 1992, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Volume 141, Initial Reports, Chile triple junction: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 708 p.

ODP Leg 141 Scientific Party, 1992, Geology and tectonics of the Chile Triple Junction: EOS, v. 73, #38, p. 404-410.

ODP Leg 141 Scientific Party, 1992, Ocean drilling yields surprises at the Chile Triple Junction: Geotimes, v.37, p.19-21.

Anthony, E.Y., Chen, W., Hoffer, J.M., Keller, G.R., Marsaglia, K.M., McLemore, V.T., Seward, M.A., Barnes, C.G., Shannon. W.M., Seeley, J.M., and Thomann, W.F., 1991, Examples of modern rift volcanism and Proterozoic anorogenic magmatism: the Potrillo Volcanic Field of southern New Mexico and the Franklin Mountains of west Texas: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin, v. 137, p. 1-20.

Nishimura, A., Marsaglia, K.M., Rodolfo, K.S., Colella, A., Hiscott, R.N., Tazaki, K., Gill, J.B., Janecek, T., Firth, J., Isiminger-Kelso, M., Herman, Y., Taylor, R.N., Taylor, B., Fujioka, K., and Leg 126 Scientific Party, 1991, Pliocene-Quaternary submarine pumice deposits in the Sumisu Rift area, Izu-Bonin Arc: in R.V. Fisher and G.A. Smith (eds.), Sedimentation in Volcanic Settings, SEPM Special Publication 45, p. 201-208.

Marsaglia, K.M., 1991, Provenance of sands and sandstones from the Gulf of California, a rifted continental arc: in R.V. Fisher and G.A. Smith (eds.), Sedimentation in Volcanic Settings, SEPM Special Publication 45, p. 237-248.

Gill, J., Torssander, P., Lapierre, H., Taylor, R., Kaiho, K., Koyama, M., Kusakabe, M., Aitchison, J., Cisowski, S., Dadey, K., Fujioka, K., Klaus, A., Lovell, M., Marsaglia, K., Pezard, P., Taylor, B., and Tazaki, K., 1990, Explosive deep water basalt in the Sumisu backarc rift: Science, v. 248, p. 1214-1217.

Egeberg P.K., & the Leg 126 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1990, unusual composition of pore waters found in the Izu-Bonin fore-arc sedimentary basin: Nature, v. 344, p. 215-218.

Marsaglia, K.M., and Carozzi, A.V., 1990, Depositional environment, sand-provenance and diagenesis of the Basal Salina Formation, lower Eocene, Northwest Peru: Journal of South American Earth Science, v. 3, p. 253-267.

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Taylor, B., Fujioka, K., and others (including Marsaglia), 1990, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports Volume 126, Sites 787-793, Bonin Arc-trench System: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1,002 p.

Leg 126 Scientific Drilling Party, 1989, ODP Leg drills the Izu-Bonin arc: Geotimes, October, p. 36-38.

Leg 126 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1989, Arc volcanism and rifting:  Nature, v. 342 p. 18-20.

Klein, G.deV., and K.M. Marsaglia, 1987, Discussion: Hummocky cross-stratification, tropical hurricanes and intense winter storms:  Sedimentology, v. 34, p. 333-337.

Marsaglia, K.M., and G.deV. Klein, 1985, The paleogeography of Paleozoic and Mesozoic storm depositional systems: a reply:  Journal of Geology, v. 93, p. 91-94.

Marsaglia, K.M., and G.deV. Klein, 1983,  The paleogeography of Paleozoic and Mesozoic storm depositional systems: Journal of Geology, v. 91, p. 117-142.


Miranda, Elena


Pedone, Vicki


Schwartz, Joshua

Decker, M., Schwartz, J.J., Stowell, H.H., Klepeis, K.A., Tulloch, A., Kouki, K., Valley, J., and Kylander-Clark, 2017, Slab-Triggered Arc Flare-up in the Cretaceous Median Batholith and the Growth of Lower Arc Crust, Fiordland, New Zealand: Journal of Petrology, v.58, No. 6, p. 1145-1172; doi: 10.1093/petrology/egx049.

Paterson, S., Clausen, B., Memeti, V., and Schwartz, J.J., 2017, Arc magmatism, tectonism and tempos in Mesozoic arc crustal sections of the Peninsular and Transverse Ranges, Southern California, USA, in Kraatz, B., Lackey, J.S., and Fryxell, J.E., eds., Field Excursions in Southern California: Field Guides to the 2016 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting: Geological Society of America Field Guide 45, p. 1–104, doi:10.1130/2017.0045(04).

McKay, M.P., Bollen, M., Gray, K.D., Stowell, H.H., and Schwartz, J.J., 2017, Prolonged metamorphism during long-lived terrane accretion: Sm-Nd garnet and U-Pb zircon geochronology and P-T paths from the Salmon River suture zone, west-central Idaho: Lithosphere, doi:

Schwartz, J.J., Klepeis, K.A., Sadorski, J.F., Stowell, H.H., Tulloch,  A.J., and Coble, M., 2017, The Tempo of Continental Arc  Construction in the Mesozoic Median Batholith, Fiordland, New Zealand: Lithosphere (doi:10.1130/L610.1).

Stowell, H.H., Schwartz, J.J., Klepeis, K.A., Hout, C., Tulloch, A.J., and Koenig, A., 2017, Sm-Nd garnet ages for granulite and eclogite in the Breaksea Orthogneiss and widespread granulite facies metamorphism of the lower crust, Fiordland magmatic arc, New Zealand: Lithosphere;

Žák J, Verner K, Tomek F, Johnson K, Schwartz, J.J., 2017, Magnetic fabrics of arc plutons reveal a significant Late Jurassic to Early  Cretaceous change in the relative plate motions of the Pacific Ocean basin and North America: Geosphere, v. 12, no. 6, p. 1–11, doi:10.1130/GES01357.1

Klepeis, K.A., Schwartz, J.J., Stowell, H.H., and Tulloch, A., 2016, Gneiss domes, vertical and horizontal mass transfer, and the initiation of extension in the hot lower crustal root of a continental arc, Fiordland, New Zealand: Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L490.1

Schwartz, J.J., Stowell, H.H., Klepeis, K.A., Tulloch, A., Kylander-Clark, A., Hacker, B.R., and Coble, M., 2016, Thermochronology of Extensional Orogenic Collapse in the deep Crust, Fiordland, New Zealand: Geosphere, v. 12, no. 3, p. 1–31, doi:10.1130/GES01232.1.

Johnson, K., Schwartz, J.J., Žák, J., Verner, K., Barnes, C.G., Walton, C., Wooden, J.L., Wright, J.E., and Kistler, R.W., 2015, Composite Sunrise Butte pluton: Insights into Jurassic–Cretaceous collisional tectonics and magmatism in the Blue Mountains Province, northeastern Oregon, in Anderson, T.H., Didenko, A.N., Johnson, C.L., Khanchuk, A.I., and MacDonald, J.H., Jr., eds., Late Jurassic Margin of Laurasia—A Record of Faulting Accommodating Plate Rotation: Geological Society of America Special Paper 513, p. 1–22, doi:10.1130/2015.2513(10)

Schwartz, J.J., Johnson, K., Mueller, P., Valley, J., Strickland, A. and Wooden, J., 2014, Time scales and processes of Cordilleran batholith construction and high-Sr/Y magmatic pulses: Evidence from the Bald Mountain batholith, northeastern Oregon: Geosphere, v. 10, no 6, doi:10.1130/GES01033.1.

Steltenpohl, M.G., Schwartz, J.J., and Miller, B.V., 2013, Late-to-post Appalachian strain partitioning and extension in the Blue Ridge of Alabama and Georgia: Geosphere, no. 3, p. 1–20; doi:10.1130/GES00738.1. 

Zak, J, Verner, K., Johnson, K. Schwartz, J.J., 2012, Magnetic fabric of Late Jurassic arc plutons and kinematics of terrane accretion in the Blue Mountains, northeastern Oregon, Gondwana Research, v. 22, p. 341-352 doi:10.1016/

Zak, J, Verner, K., Johnson, K., Schwartz, J.J., 2012, Magma emplacement process zone preserved in the roof of a large Cordilleran batholith, Wallowa Mountains, northeastern Oregon, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 227-228, p. 61-75.

Simila, Gerry


Sloan, Jon


Squires, Richard


Tabidian, M. Ali


Weeraratne, Dayanthie

Refereed Publications

  • Takeo, A.,D.W. Forsyth, D.S. Weeraratne, and K. Nishida, Estimation of azimuthal anisotropy in the NW Pacific from seismic ambient noise in seafloor records, Geophys. J. Int., 199 (1): 11-22 doi:10.1093/gji/ggu240, 2014.
  • Booth,C.M., D.W. Forsyth and D. S. Weeraratne, Upper mantle Q structure beneath old seafloor in the western Pacific Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth Volume 119, Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 3448–3461,DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010589, 2014.
  • Shintaku, N., D.W. Forsyth, C.J. Hajewski and D.S. Weeraratne, Pn anisotropy in Mesozoic western Pacific lithosphere Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Volume 119, Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 3050–3063, DOI: 10.1002/2013JB010534, 2014.
  • Hanna, A. and D.S. Weeraratne, Surface wave velocity structure of the western Himalayan syntaxis,Geophys. Journal Int., September, Vol. 194, Issue 3, pp. 1866-1877, 2013.
  • Sherman, B.L., H.F. Wilson, D. Weeraratne, and B. Militzer, Ab initio simulations of hot dense methane during shock experiments, Phys. Rev. B 86, 224113, 2012.
  • Adam A., A. A. Nyblade, D. S. Weeraratne, Upper Mantle Shear Velocity Beneath the East African Plateau, Geophys. J. International, GRI-11-0338, 2012.
  • Harmon, N, Forsyth, D W, Weeraratne, D S, Yang, Y, Webb, S C., Mantle heterogeneity and off axis volcanism on young Pacific seafloor, EPSL, 311, 306-315, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.038, 2011.
  • Pyle, M., D. Wiens, D.S. Weeraratne, P J. Shore, H. Shiobara, and H. Sugioka, Shear velocitystructure of the Mariana mantle wedge from Rayleigh wave phase velocities, J. of Geophys. Research, 115, B11, Dec., 2010.
  • Harmon, N., D. W. Forsyth, and D. S. Weeraratne, Thickening of Young Pacific Lithosphere From High-Resolution Rayleigh Wave Tomography: A Test of the Conductive Cooling Model , Earth and Planet. Science Lett., 278, 96-106, July 2009
  • Olson, P., D. S. Weeraratne, Experiments on metal-silicate plumes and core formation, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 366, 4253-4271, doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.1094, 2008. pdf
  • Weeraratne, D. S., D. W. Forsyth, Y. Yang, and S. C. Webb, Rayleigh wave tomography beneath intraplate volcanic ridges in the South Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B06303, doi:10.1029/2006JB004403, 2007. pdf
  • Yang,Y, D.W.Forsyth, D. S. Weeraratne, Seismic attenuation near the East Pacific Rise and the origin of the low-velocity zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.03.040, 2007. pdf
  • Chen, C.W., S.Rondenay, D. S. Weeraratne, and D. B. Snyder, New constraints on the upper mantle structure of the Slave craton from Rayleigh wave inversion, GGeophys. Res. Lett., 34, L10301, doi:10.1029/2007/GL029535, 2007. pdf
  • Weeraratne, D. S., U. Manners, and K. M. Fischer, A. Meltzer, Vertical variations in seismic anisotropy beneath the Nanga Parbat-Haramosh Massif, submitted to EPSL, 2007.
  • Weeraratne, D. S., D. W. Forsyth, K. M. Fischer, A. A. Nyblade, Evidence for an upper mantle plume beneath the Tanzanian craton from Rayleigh wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res.,108,2427,doi:10.1029/2002JB002273,2003. pdf
  • Manga, M., D. Weeraratne, and S. J. Morris, Boundary-layer thickness and instabilities in Benard convection of a fluid with variable viscosity, Physics of Fluids 13, No. 3, 802-805, 2001. pdf
  • Manga, M. and D. Weeraratne, Experimental study of non-Boussinesq Rayleigh Benard convection at high Rayleigh and Prandtl numbers, Physics of Fluids 11, No. 10, 2969-2976, 1999. pdf
  • Weeraratne, D. and M. Manga, Transitions in the style of mantle convection at high Rayleigh numbers, Earth and Planetary Science Lett., 160, 563-568, 1998. pdf

Yule, Doug