Speaker Readings and Presentations

Derek Vance's Presentation and Readings

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Marine geochemical budgets, chemical weathering and the carbon cycle in the ice-house world of the Quaternary

Video of Presentation

Derek Vance et al.: Variable Quaternary chemical weathering fluxes and imbalances in marine geochemical budgets, NATURE Vol 458|26 March 2009|

Required Reading

Claude J. Allegre et al.: The fundamental role of island arc weathering in the oceanic Sr isotope budget, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 292 (2010) 51-56

Required reading

Robert Aller's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Deltaic systems as global biogeochemical reactors: C cycling, diagenetic pathways, and reverse weathering

Video of Presentation

Panagiotis Michalopoulos, and Robert C. Aller: Early diagenesis of biogenic silica in the Amazon delta: Alteration, authigenic clay formation, and storage, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 68, No. 5, pp. 1061-1085, 2004

Required Reading

Robert C. Aller, Neal E. Blair, and Gregg J. Brunskill: Early diagenetic cycling, incineration, and burial of sedimentary organic carbon in the central Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea), Journal Of Geophysical Research, Vol. 113, F01S09, doi:10.1029/2006JF000689, 2008

Required Reading

Rocky Geyer's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

The influence of estuaries on the transport of sediment and solutes from rivers to the ocean

Video Presentation

W.R. Geyer, P.S. Hill, G.C. Kineke: The transport, transformation and dispersal of sediment by buoyant coastal flows, Continental Shelf Research 24 (2004), 927 - 949

Required Reading

Peter Traykovski and Rocky Geyer: Rapid sediment deposition and fine-scale strata formation in the Hudson estuary, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 109, 2004

Required Reading

John Day's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Energy Scarcity and Climate Change: The Mississippi and Place-Based Sustainability

Video of Presentation

Charles A. S. Hall and John W. Day, Jr.: Revisiting the Limits to Growth After Peak Oil, American Scientist, Volume 97, May – June 2009

Required Reading

John W. Day, Jr. et al.: Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: Lessons from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, SCIENCE Vol 315 23 March 2007

Required Reading

David Batker et al.: Gaining Ground Wetlands, Hurricanes and the Economy: The Value of Restoring the Mississippi River Delta, EARTH ECONOMICS, 97 pages, June 2010

Suggested Additional Reading

Peter Raymond's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentaion

The role of rivers in the global carbon budget

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Peter A. Raymond, Neung-Hwan Oh, R. Eugene Turner, and Whitney Broussard: Anthropogenically enhanced fluxes of water and carbon from the Mississippi River, NATURE, Vol 451|24 January 2008

Required Reading

Anthony K Aufdenkampe et al.: Riverine coupling of biogeochemical cycles between land, oceans, and atmosphere, Front Ecol Environ 2011; 9(1): 53-60

Required Reading

Robert Spencer's Presentation and Readings

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Floodplains as biogoechemical reactors

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Rolf Aalto et al.: Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian flood plains influenced by El Nino/Southern Oscillation, NATURE |VOL 425 | 2 OCTOBER 2003 |

Required Reading

Michael E. McClain et al.: Biogeochemical Hot Spots and Hot Moments at the Interface of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecosystems (2003) 6: 301-312

Required Reading

Robin L. Vannote et al.: The River Continuum Concept,CAN. J. FISH. AQUAT. SCI. VOL. 37, 1980

Suggested additional reading

Wolfgang J. Junk, Peter B. Bayley and Richard E. Sparks: The Flood Pulse Concept in River-Floodplain Systems, pp110 -127

Suggested additonal reading

Heather Buss's Presentation and Readings

S. L. Brantley et al.: Twelve testable hypotheses on the geobiology of weathering, Geobiology (2011), 9, 140 - 165

Required Reading

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Critical Zone Processes and their Influence on Watershed Exports

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Festo Lugolobi et al.: Germanium - silicon fractionation in a tropical, granitic weathering environment, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (2010) 1294 -1308

Required Reading

Heather L. Buss et al.: Phosphorus and iron cycling in deep saprolite, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico, Chemical Geology 269 (2010) 52-61

Suggested additional reading

Daniel D. Richter and Daniel Markewitz: How Deep Is Soil? Soil, the zone of the earth's crust that is biologically active, is much deeper than has been thought by many ecologists, Bioscience; Oct 1995; 45, 9; Research Library Core, pg. 600

Suggested Additional Reading

Arjun Heimsath's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentaion

Quantifying Hillslope Processes: Holes, Isotopes, Exploration

Arjun M. Heimsath
School Of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University

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Arjun M. Heimsath et al.: The illusion of diffusion: Field evidence for depth-dependent sediment transport, Geology; v. 33; no. 12; p. 949-952; December 2005

Required Reading

Jean L. Dixon, Arjun M. Heimsath, James Kaste, and Ronald Amundson: Climate-driven processes of hillslope weathering, GEOLOGY, vol 37; no. 11; p. 975-978; November 2009

Required Reading

Rudy Slingerland's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Landscape Evolution and Sediment Fluxes to the Ocean

Rudy Slingerland
Professor of Geosciences
Penn State University

Video of the Presentation

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Gregory E. Tucker' and Rudy Slingerland: Predicting sediment flux from fold and thrust belts, Basin Research (1996) 8, 329-349

Required Reading

Sebastien Castelltort, Jean Van Den Driessche, and Philippe Davy: Reply to comment on "How plausible are high-frequency sediment supply-driven cycles in the stratigraphic record?" by Jasper Knight, Sedimentary Geology, 164 (2004) 331-334

Required Reading

Suzanne Prestrud-Andersons Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Glacier- Rivers of ice in surficial Earth systems

Suzanne Prestrud-Anderson
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Univ. of Colorado

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Suzanne Prestrud Anderson: Biogeochemistry of Glacial Landscape Systems, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 35:375-399, 2007

Required Reading

Tim Bartholomaus, Bob S. Anderson, and Suzanne P. Anderson: Response of glacier basal motion to transient water storage, Nature Geoscience, Vol 1 January 2008

Required Reading

Tim Bartholomaus, Bob S. Anderson, and Suzanne P. Anderson: Midnight glacier hikes Nature Geoscience Vol 1 January 2008 (This is the Backstory to the work by Tim Bartholomaus and colleagues, published on page 33 of this issue)

Suggested additional reading

Josh West's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Floods, Earthquakes, and Rivers: The Effects of Rare Large Events on Weathering, Erosion, and the Transport of Carbon

Josh West
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Southern California

Video of the Presentation

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Robert G. Hilton et al.: Tropical-cyclone-driven erosion of the terrestrial biosphere from mountains, Nature GeoscienceVol 1 November 2008

Required Reading

West et al.: Mobilization and transport of coarse woody debris to the oceans triggered by an extreme tropical storm, Limnol. Oceanogr., 56(1), p. 77 - 85, 2011

Required reading

Simon J. Dadson et al.: Earthquake-triggered increase in sediment delivery from an active mountain belt, Geology; v. 32; no. 8; p.733-736; August 2004

Suggested additional reading

Valier Galy et al.: Efficient organic carbon burial in the Bengal fan sustained by the Himalayan erosional system, NATURE| Vol 450| 15 November 2007

Suggested additional reading

Taylor Perron's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Coupling of River Networks and Hill Slopes in Landscape Evolution

Taylor Perron
Dept. Of Earth, Atmosphere & Planetary Sciences, MIT

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Perron, J.T., J.W. Kirchner and W.E. Dietrich: Formation of evenly spaced ridges and valleys. Nature, 460, 502-505 (2009).

Required Reading

Dietrich, W.E., Bellugi, D., Heimsath, A.M., Roering, J.J., Sklar, L., and Stock, J.D.: Geomorphic transport laws for predicting landscape form and dynamics,: in Wilcock, P., and Iverson, R., eds., Prediction in geomorphology: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph 135, pp 103 - 132 (2003)

Required Reading

James Syvitski's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

Rivers as Land to Sea Transport Arteries

James P.M. Syvitski
Community Surface Dynamic Modeling System UC-Boulder, CO

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James P.M. Syvitski: Global sediment fluxes to the Earth?s coastal ocean, CSDMS Integration Facility, INSTAAR, Univ. Colorado, Boulder

Required Reading (talk abstract)

James P. M. Syvitski and John D. Milliman: Geology, Geography, and Humans Battle for Dominance over the Delivery of Fluvial Sediment to the Coastal Ocean, The Journal of Geology, volume 115, p. 1?19] 2007

Required Reading

James P. M. Syvitski, et al.: Impact of Humans on the Flux of Terrestrial Sediment to the Global Coastal Ocean, 15 APRIL 2005 VOL 308 SCIENCE

Reguired Reading

James P. M. Syvitski, et al.: Sinking deltas due to human activities, Nature Geoscience Advance Online Publication, 20 September 2009

Additional Reading

Ray Schmitt's Presentation and Readings

PowerPoint Presentation

The Role of the Oceans in the Global Water Cycle

Ray Schmitt
Physical Oceanograpgy Department, WHOI

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Raymond W. Schmitt: The ocean component of the global water cycle, Reviews of Geophysics, Supplement, Pages 1395-1409, July 1995, U.S. National Report to International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 1991-1994

Required Reading

Raymond W. Schmitt: Salinity and the Global Water Cycle, Oceanography Vol.21, No.1, March 2008

Required Reading

Paul Durack and Susan E. Wijffels: Fifty-Year Trends in Global Ocean Salinities and Their Relationship to Broad-Scale Warming, J. Climate, 23, 4342?4362, August 2010

Additional Reading