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Now In Press: Spatial variation in 10Be erosion rates and increasing relief in the southern Rocky Mountains…

‘Basins and bedrock: Spatial variation in 10Be erosion rates and increasing relief in the southern Rocky Mountains’, co-authored by group member Will Ouimet, is now In Press at Geology

Here’s the full citation: David P. Dethier, Will Ouimet, Paul R. Bierman, Dylan H. Rood, and Greg Balco, 2014, Basins and bedrock: Spatial variation in 10Be erosion rates and increasing relief in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA, Geology, first published on January 6, 2014, doi:10.1130/G34922.1

Here’s the early online access:

More PRESS for our LiDAR and southern New England Archaeology research!

The PRESS keeps coming for our recently published LiDAR and southern New England Archaeology research – it didn’t stop with National Geographic!  The Journal of Archaeological Science article has seen lots of Press and media attention over the last few weeks. Here’s the full list:

National Geographic:

Associated PodCast:

National Public Radio (NPR):
(Third segment of the show ‘Where We Live’ on WNPR, Connecticut. Kate’s interview starts at minute ~36:00)

Archaeology Magazine:
Additional Graphics made available:

CBS News:

Yahoo News:

NBC News:

Huffington Post:

GIS Lounge:

Newspaper Coverage

Blogs/Social Media/Comments

LiDAR and southern New England Archaeology research Highlighted in National Geographic!

Great news!  Kate Johnson’s recent paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science is receiving some great press!  Kate was interviewed by National Geographic and now her interview along some new graphics were just posted on their Daily News page.

Check it out:


Now In Press: LiDAR and Historical Archaeology in southern New England…

‘Rediscovering the lost archaeological landscape of southern New England using airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)’, by group members Kate Johnson and Will Ouimet, is now In Press at the Journal of Archaeological Science

Check it out:

Congratulations Kate and Will!

NSF RAPID grant to study the 2013 Colorado floods has been funded !

Lead faculty member Will Ouimet is now the principal investigator on a funded RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation through the Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics program (Division of Earth Sciences).  The grant is titled “RAPID: Characterizing Sediment Mobilization and Landscape Response to the Combined Effects of Wildfire and Extreme Flooding along Fourmile Canyon, Front Range Colorado”.  The project seizes an opportunity to view exposures and sample flood deposits associated with severe flooding along the Colorado Front Range in September 2013.  This region experienced a large, intense wildfire in September 2010, and since that time we have been studying the effects of the wildfire on soils, erosion and sediment deposition along Fourmile Creek. The major flooding of September 2013 affords a unique opportunity to confirm and expand on this work.

This research continues a collaboration with Dave Dethier (Williams College), James Kaste (College of William and Mary), members of the Boulder Creek CZO (Suzanne Anderson, Bob Anderson) and USGS professionals at Boulder, Colorado office (Sheila Murphy and Deborah Martin).  It also builds upon previous Keck research with BA Thesis graduates Hannah Mondrach (UConn, ’13), Ben Purinton (Wesleyan University, ’13) and Sarah Beganskas (Amherst College, ’12).

This news (and a photo) is also posted HERE.


Taiwan Research presented at AGU, December 2013

Our group had a successful showing earlier this month at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) National Meeting in San Francisco!

We were  involved in 4 presentations about our research in Eastern Tibet and  Taiwan:

  • T13C-2548: Huang, C., Byrne, T. and  Ouimet, W., 2013,  An Active Crustal-Scale Thrust in an On Land Accretionary Wedge: Tulungwan Fault in the Southern Taiwan
  • T21G-06: Byrne, T.; Rau, R., Kuo-Chen, H., Lee, Y., Ouimet, W., Van Soest, M., Huang, C. and Wu, F., 2013, Seismic Tomography Reveals Breaking Crust and Lithosphere Beneath a Classic Orogen
  • T22E-01: Kirby, E., Furlong, K., Cook, K., Ouimet, W., Shi, X., Wang, E., Kamp, P. and Hodges, K., 2013, On the extent and significance of Oligocene mountain building in eastern Tibet
  • T24C-02: Ouimet, W., Byrne, T., Siame, L., Bierman, P. and Rood, D., 2013, Slow Erosion Rates, Increasing Relief and Transient Landscape Evolution within the Central Range of Taiwan

Will and UConn Geosciences colleague Tim Byrne chaired a Tectonophysics session at the meeting titled ‘Seismology, Active Tectonics and Geomorphology in South and East Asia’ that had 3 poster sessions and 4 oral sessions.  Overall, it was a great showcase for the group’s active research in Asia, especially Taiwan.


Highlights from GSA in Denver!

Our group had a successful showing this past week at the Geological Society of America (GSA) National Meeting in Denver Colorado!

We were  involved in 4 talks:

  • Dethier, D., Ouimet, W.,  Bierman, P., Rood, D. and Balco, G., Spatial Variation in 10Be Erosion Rates and Increasing Relief in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Geological Society Of America Abstracts With Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.18
  • Nicoulin, A. and Ouimet, W., River Terraces, Incision and Post-Glacial Landscape Evolution in Southern New England, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.41
  • Ouimet, W.,  Dethier, D., Mondrach, H., Shea, N., Kaste, J., And Bierman, P., Fallout Radionuclides in Critical Zone Studies, Front Range, Colorado, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.409
  • Shea, N., Ouimet, W.,  Dethier, D., Bierman, P. and Rood, D., Transient Hillslopes and the Legacy of Climate in the Colorado Front Range, Geological Society Of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.409

Will and recent alum Neil Shea participated in the QG&G Kirk Bryan Field Trip, which took place north of Denver within the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory.  During the field trip, Will and Neil presented and discussed several results from their work in Gordon Gulch, Betasso Gulch and  Fourmile Canyon.

Amberlee participated in the On To the Future (OTF) program.

Our group website is now live!