Publications by BGC Scientists

Below is a comprehensive list of publications by BGC scientists. Included are publications by current BGC Faculty arising from prior affiliations elsewhere.

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Black, L.P., Kamo, S.L., Allen, C.M., Davis, D.W., Aleinikoff, J.N., Valley, J.W., Mundil, R., Campbell, I.H., Korsch, R.J., Williams, I.S. and Foudoulis, C., 2004. Improved Pb-206/U-238 microprobe geochronology by the monitoring of a trace-element-related matrix effect; SHRIMP, ID-TIMS, ELA-ICP-MS and oxygen isotope documentation for a series of zircon standards. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 205: 115-140.


Feinberg, J.M., Wenk, H.-R., Renne, P.R., and Scott, G.R., 2004. Epitaxial relationships of clinopyroxene-hosted magnetite determined using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) technique. AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, 89: 462-466.


Haile-Selassie, Y., WoldeGabriel, G., While, T.D., Bernor, R.L., Degusta, D., Renne, P.R. Hart, W.K., Vrba, E., Ambrose, S., and Howell, F.C., 2004. Mio-Pliocene mammals from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia. GEOBIOS, 37 (4): 536-552.

Hollister, L.S., Hargraves, R.B., James, T., and Renne, P.R., 2004. The paleomagnetic effects of post-intrusion reheating of the Ecstall pluton, British Columbia. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 221: 397-407.


Jordan, B.T., Grunder, A.L., Duncan, R.A., and Deino, A.L., 2004. Geochronology of age-progressive volcanism of the Oregon High Lava Plains: Implications for the plume interpretation of Yellowstone. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 109, B10202.


Kirch, P. V., A. S. Hartshorn, O. A. Chadwick, P. M. Vitousek, D. R. Sherrod, J. Coil, L. Holm, and W. D. Sharp, 2004. Environment, agriculture, and settlement patterns in a marginal Polynesian landscape. PROCEEDINGS NATIONAL ACADEMY SCIENCES, 101: 9936-9941.


Knight, K.B., Nomade, S., Renne, P.R., Marzoli, A., Bertrand, H., and Youbi, N., 2004. The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary: Paleomagnetic and 40Ar/39Ar evidence from Morocco for brief, episodic volcanism. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 228: 143-160.


Marzoli, A., Bertrand, H., Knight*, K.B., Cirilli, S., Buratti, N., Vérati, C., Nomade**, S., Renne, P.R., Youbi, N., Martini, R., Allenbach, K., Neuwerth, R., Rapaille, C., Zaninetti, L., and Bellieni, G., 2004. Synchrony of the Central Atlantic magmatic province and the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. GEOLOGY, 32: 973-976.


Mertz, D. F., W. D. Sharp and K. M. Haase, 2004. Volcanism on the Eggvin Bank (Central Norwegian-Greenland Sea, latitude ~71°N): age, source, and relationship to the Iceland and putative Jan Mayen plumes. JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS, 38: 57-83.


Mundil, R., Ludwig, K.R., Metcalf, I., and Renne, P.R., 2004. Age and Timing of the End Permian mass extinction: U-Pb geochronology of closed system zircons: SCIENCE, 305: 1760-1763.


Nomade, S., Renne, P.R., and Merkle, R.K.W., 2004. 40Ar/39Ar age constraints on ore deposition and cooling of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, 161: 411-420.


Nomade, S., Renne, P.R., Mo, X., Zhao, Z., and Zhou, S., 2004. Miocene Potassic and Ultrapotassic Volcanism in the Lhasa Block: Spatial Trends and Geodynamic Implications. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 221: 227-243.


Norman, E.B., Browne, E., Goldman, I.D., and Renne, P.R., 2004. Improved Limit on the Electron Capture Decay Branch of 176Lu. APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, 65 (5): 767-770.


Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Deino, A., Ditchfield, P., and Clark, J., 2004. Small Mid-Pleistocene hominin associated East African Achuelean technology. SCIENCE, 2305: 75–78.


Quade J., Levin N., Semaw S., Stout D., Renne, P.R., Rogers, M., Simpson, S., 2004. Paleoenvironments of the earliest stone toolmakers, Gona, Ethiopia. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 116: 1529-1544; doi: 10.1130/B25358.1


Schultz, P.H., Zárate, M., Hames, B., Koeberl, C., Bunch, T., Storzer, D., Renne, P.R., and Wittke, J., 2004. The Quaternary impact record from the Pampas, Argentina. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 219:221-238.


Semaw, S., Simpson S.W., Quade, J., Renne, P.R., Butler, R.F., McIntosh, W.C., Levin, N., Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., and Rogers, M.J., 2004. Early Pliocene Hominids from Gona, Ethiopia. NATURE, 433: 301-305.


Shervais, J.W., Kimbrough, D.L., Renne, P.R., Hanan, B.B., Murchey, B., Snow, C.A., Schuman, M.M.Z., and Beaman, J., 2004. Multi-stage origin of the Coast Range ophiolite, California: Implications for the life cycle of supra-subduction zone ophiolites. INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW, 46: 289-315.


Shuster D. L. and Farley K. A., 2004. 4He/3He thermochronometry. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 217(1-2): 1-17.


Shuster D. L., Farley K. A., Sisterson J. M., and Burnett D. S., 2004. Quantifying the diffusion kinetics and spatial distributions of radiogenic 4He in minerals containing proton-induced 3He. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS. 217. 19-32. 10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00594-6. doi: 10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00594-6


WoldeGabriel, G., Renne, P.R., Hart, W.K., Ambrose, S., Asfaw, B., and White, T.D., 2004. Geoscience Methods Lead to Paleo-anthropological Discoveries in Afar Rift, Ethiopia. EOS, 85 (29) 273-280.


Wolfenden, E., Ebinger, C., Yirgu, G., Renne, P.R., and Kelley, S.P., 2004. Evolution of a volcanic rifted margin: southern Red Sea, Ethiopia. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, in press.


Wolfenden, E., Ebinger, C., Yirgu, G., Deino, A., and Dereje, A., 2004. Evolution of the northern Main Ethiopian rift: birth of a triple junction. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 224: 213–228.


Zhu, R., Hoffman, K.A., Nomade, S., Renne, P.R., Shi, R., Pan, Y., and Shi, G., 2004. Geomagnetic paleointensity and direct age determination of the ISEA (M-0r?) chron. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 217: 285-295.


Ambrose, S.H., Hlusko, L.J., Kyule, D. and Deino, A.L., 2003. Lemudong'o: a new 6 Ma paleontological site near Narok, Kenya Rift Valley. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 44(6): 737-742.


Black, L.P., Kamo, S.L., Williams, I.S., Mundil, R., Davis, D.W., Korsch, R.J. and Foudoulis, C., 2003. The application of SHRIMP to Phanerozoic geochronology: a critical appraisal of four zircon standards. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 200(1-2): 171-188.


Blisniuk, P.M. and Sharp, W.D., 2003. Rates of late Quaternary normal faulting in central Tibet from U-series dating of pedogenic carbonate in displaced fluvial gravel deposits. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 215: 169-186.


Blumenschine, R.J., Peters, C.R., Masao, F.T., Clarke, R.J., Deino, A.L., Hay, R.L., Swisher, C.C., Stanistreet, I.G., Ashley, G.M., McHenry, L.J., Sikes, N.E., van der Merwe, N.J., Tactikos, J.C., Cushing, A.E., Deocampo, D.M., Njau, J.K. and Ebert, J.I., 2003. Late pliocene Homo and hominid land use from western Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. SCIENCE, 299(5610): 1217-1221.


Clark, J.D., Beyene, Y., WoldeGabriel, G., Hart, W.K., Renne, P.R., Gilbert, H., Defleur, A., Suwa, G., Shigehiro, K., Ludwig, K.R., Boisserie, J.-R., Asfaw, B. and White, T.D., 2003. Stratigraphic, chronological and behavioural contexts of Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia. NATURE, 423: 747-752.


Courtillot, V.E. and Renne, P.R., 2003. On the ages of flood basalt events (Sur l'age des trapps basaltiques). COMPTES RENDUS GEOSCIENCE, 335: 113-140.


Cousens, B.L., Clague, D.A. and Sharp, W.D., 2003. Chronology, chemistry, and origin of trachytes from Hualalai Volcano, Hawaii. GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, 4(9): 1-27.


Ferrandini, J., Gattacceca, J., Ferrandini, M., Deino, A.L. and Janin, M.C., 2003. Chronostratigraphy and peleomagnetism of Oligo-Miocene deposits of Corsica (France): geodynamic implications for the liguro-provencal basin spreading. BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, 174(4): 357-371.


Glen, J.M.G., Valet, J.P., Soler, V., Renne, P.R. and Elmaleh, A., 2003. A Neogene geomagnetic polarity transition record from lavas of the Canary Islands, Spain: Episodic volcanism adn/or metastable transitional fields? GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 154(2): 426-440.


Horn, S.P., Sanford, R.L., Dilcher, D., Lott, T.A., Renne, P.R., Wiemann, M.C., Cozadd, D. and Vargas, O., 2003. Pleistocene plant fossils in and near La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. BIOTROPICA, 35(3): 434-441.


Knight, K.B., Renne, P.R., Halkett, A. and White, N., 2003. 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Rajahmundry Traps, Eastern India and their relationship to the Deccan Traps. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 208: 85-99.


Liu, J.Z., Hay, R.L., Deino, A.L. and Kyser, T.K., 2003. Age and origin of authigenic K-feldspar in uppermost Precambrian rocks in the North American Midcontinent. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 115(4): 422-433.


Ludwig, K.R., 2003. Mathematical-statistical treatment of data nd errors for Th-230/U geochronology. Uranium-Series Geochemistry, REVIEWS IN MINEROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY, 52: 631-656.


Marra, F., Freda, C., Scarlato, P., Taddeucci, J., Karner, D.B., Renne, P.R., Gaeta, M., Palladino, D.M., Trigila, R. and Cavarretta, G., 2003. 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology and compositional features of young volcanic rocks from the Alban Hills Volcanic District (Rome, Italy): evidence of rejuvenation volcanism. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY, 65: 227-247.


Min, K., Farley, K.A., Renne, P.R. and Marti, K., 2003. Single grain (U-Th)/He ages from phosphates in Acapulco meteorite and implications for thermal history. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 209: 323-336.


Mundil, R., Zuhlke, R., Bechstadt, T., PeterhŠnsel, A., Egenhoff, S.O., Oberli, F., Meier, M., Brack, P. and Rieber, H., 2003. Cyclicites in Triassic platform carbonates: synchronizing radio-isotopic and orbital clocks. TERRA NOVA, 15(2): 81-87.


Nomade, S., Chen, Y., Pouclet, A., Faraud, G., Thaveniaut, H., Daouda, B., Vidal, M. and Rigolet, C., 2003. The Guiana and the West African Shield Palaeoproterozoic grouping: new palaeomagnetic data for French Guiana and the Ivory Coast. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 154: 1-18.


Schmitz, M.D., Bowring, S.A., Ludwig, K.R. and Renne, P.R., 2003. Comment on "Precise K-Ar, 40Ar-39Ar, Rb-Sr adn U-Pb mineral ages from the 27.5 Ma Fish Canyon Tuff reference standard". CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 199: 277-280.


Semaw, S., Rogers, M.J., Quade, J., Renne, P.R., Butler, R.F., Dominquez-Rodrigo, M., Stout, D., Hart, W.S., Pickering, T. and Simpson, S.W., 2003. 2.6 million-year-old stone tools and associated bones from OGS-6 and OGS-7, Gona, Afar, Ethiopia. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 45: 169-177.


Sharp, W.D., Ludwig, K.R., Chadwick, O.A., Amundson, R. and Glaser, L.L., 2003. Dating fluvial terraces by 230Th/U on pedogenic carbonate, Wind River Basin, Wyoming. QUARTENARY RESEARCH, 59: 139-150.


Trauth, M.H., Deino, A.L., Bergner, A.G.N. and Strecker, M.R., 2003. East African climate change and orbital forcing during the last 175 kyr BP. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 206: 297-313.


Zhu, R., Hoffman, K.A., Nomade, S., Renne, P.R., Shi, R., Pan, Y. and Shi, G., 2003. Geomagnetic paleointensity and direct age determination of the ISEA (M0r?) chron. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 217: 285-295.


Zuhlke, R., Bechstadt, T. and Mundil, R., 2003. Sub-Milankovitch and Milankovitch forcing on a model Mesozoic carbonate platform - the Latemar (Middle Triassic, Italy). TERRA NOVA, 15: 69-80.


Asfaw, B., Gilbert, H., Beyene, Y., Hart, W., Renne, P.R., WoldeGabriel, G., Vrba, E. and White, T., 2002. Remains of Homo erectus from Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia. NATURE, 416: 317-320.


Baxter, E., DePaolo, D.J. and Renne, P.R., 2002. Spatially correlated anomalous 40Ar/39Ar "age" variations in biotites about a lithologic contact near Simplon Pass, Switzerland: a mechanistic explanation for excess Ar. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 66(6): 1067-1083.


Behrensmeyer, A., Deino, A.L., Hill, A., Kingston, J. and Saunders, J., 2002. Geology and geochronology of the middle Miocene Kipsaramon site complex, Muruyur Beds, Tugen Hills, Kenya. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 42: 11-38.


Behrensmeyer, A., Potts, R., Deino, A.L. and Ditchfield, P., 2002. Olorgesailie, Kenya: A million years in the life of a rift basin. SOCIETY FOR SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY (SEPM), SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 73(SEDIMENTATION IN CONTINENTAL RIFTS): 97-106.


Busby, C., Yip, G., Blikra, L. and Renne, P.R., 2002. Coastal landsliding and catastrophic sedimentation triggered by Cretaceous-Tertiary bolide impact: A Pacific margin example? GEOLOGY, 30: 687-690.


Deino, A.L. and Hill, A., 2002. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Chemeron Formation strata encompassing the site of hominid KNM-BC 1, Tugen Hills, Kenya. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 42: 141-151.


Deino, A.L. and McBrearty, S., 2002. 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Kapthurin Formation, Baringo, Kenya. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 42: 185-210.


Deino, A.L., Tauxe, L., Monaghan, M. and Hill, A., 2002. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and paleomagnetic stratigraphy of the Lukeino and lower Chemeron Formations at Tabarin and Kapcheberek, Tugen Hills, Kenya. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 42: 117-140.


Dusel-Bacon, C., Lanphere, M., Sharp, W.D., Layer, P. and Hansen, V., 2002. Mesozoic thermal history and timing of structural events for the Yukon-Tanana Upland, east-central Alaska: 40Ar/39Ar data from metamorphic and plutonic rocks. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, 39: 1013-1051.


Evans W. C., Sorey M. L., Cook A. C., Kennedy B. M., Shuster D. L., Colvard E. M., White L. D., and Huebner M. A., 2002. Tracing and quantifying magmatic carbon discharge in cold groundwaters: lessons learned from Mammoth Mountain, USA. JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND

GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH, 114(3-4): 291-312.


Kwon, J., Min, K., Bickel, P. and Renne, P.R., 2002. Statistical methods for jointly estimating decay constant of 40K and age of a dating standard. MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY, 34(4): 457-474.


Ludwig, K.R. and Paces, J.B., 2002. Uranium-series dating of pedogenic silica and carbonate, Crater Flat, Nevada. GEOCHIMICA AND COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 66(3): 487-506.


Lyons, J., Coe, R., Zhao, X., Renne, P.R., Kazansky, A., Izokh, A., Kungurtsev, L. and Mitrokhin, D., 2002. Paleomagnetism of the early Triassic Semeitau Igneous Series, E. Kazakhstan. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 107: 10.1029/2001JB000521.


Nomade, S., Faraud, G., Chen, Y. and Pouclet, A., 2002. Thermal and tectonic evolution of the paleoproterozoic Transamazonian orogen as deduced from 40Ar/39Ar and AMS along the Oyapok river (French Guyana). PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 114: 35-53.


Nomade, S., Pouclet, A. and Chen, Y., 2002. The French Guyana doleritic dykes: geochemical evidence of three populations and new data for the Jurassic Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. JOURNAL OF GEODYNAMICS, 34: 595-614.


Paces, J.B., Ludwig, K., Peterman, Z. and Neymark, L., 2002. 234U/238U evidence for local recharge and patterns of ground-water flow in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA. APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY, 17(6): 751-779.


Pederson, J., Karlstrom, K., Sharp, W.D. and McIntosh, W., 2002. Differential incision of the Grand Canyon related to Quaternary faulting - contraints from U-series and Ar/Ar dating. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 30(8): 739-742.


Renne, P.R., 2002. Flood Basalts - Bigger and Badder. SCIENCE, 296: 1812-1813.


Renne, P.R., Reimold, W., Koeberl, C., Hough, R. and Claeys, P., 2002. Comment on: I.T. Uysal et al. 'K-Ar evidence from illitic clays of a Late Devonian age for the 120 km diameter Woodleigh impact structure, Southern Carnaron Basin, Western Australia'. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 201(1/2): 247-252.


Renne, P.R., Scott, G.R., Glen, J.M. and Feinberg, J.M., 2002. Oriented inclusions of magnetite in clinopyroxene: Source of stable remanent magnetization in gabbros of the Messum Complex, Namibia. GEOCHEMISTRY, GEOPHYSICS, GEOSYSTEMS, 3(12): 1-11.


Teixeira, W., Pinese, J., Iacumin, M., Girardi, V., Piccirillo, E.M., Echeveste, H., Ribot, A., Fernandez, R., Renne, P.R. and Heaman, L.M., 2002. Calc-alkaline and tholeiitic dyke swarms of Tandilia, Rio De La Plata Craton, Argentina: U-Pb, Sm-Nd, and Rb-Sr 40Ar/39Ar data provide new clues for intraplate rifting shortly after the Trans-Amazonian orogeny. PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 119: 329-353.


Ukstins, I., Renne, P.R., Wolfenden, E., Baker, J., Menzies, M. and Aleyew, D., 2002. Matching conjugate volcanic rifted margins: 40Ar/39Ar chronostratigraphy of pre- and syn-rift bimodal flood volcanism in Ethiopia and Yemen. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 198: 289-306.


Weiss B. P., Shuster D. L., and Stewart S. T., 2002. Temperatures on Mars from 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of ALH84001. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 201(3-4): 465-472.

Weiss B. P., Vali H., Baudenbacher F. J., Kirschvink J. L., Stewart S. T., and Shuster D. L., 2002. Records of an ancient Martian magnetic field in ALH84001. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 201(3-4): 449-463.


Begemann, F., Ludwig, K.R., Lugmair, G.W., Min, K., Nyquist, L.E., Patchett, P.J., Renne, P.R., Shih, C.-Y., Villa, I.M. and Walker, R.J., 2001. Call for an improvised set of decay constants for geochronological use. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 65: 111-121.


Blatter, D.L., Carmichael, I.S.E., Deino, A.L. and Renne, P.R., 2001. Neogene volcanism at the front of the central Mexican volcanic belt: Basaltic andesites to dacites, with contemporaneous shoshonites and high-TiO2 lava. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 113(10): 1324-1342.


Deino, A.L., Gattacceca, J., Rizzo, R. and Montanari, A., 2001. 40Ar/39Ar dating and paleomagnetism of the Miocene volcanic succession of Monte Furru (western Sardinia): Implications for the rotation history of the Corsica-Sardinia microplate. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 28(17): 3373-3376.


DePaolo D. J., Bryce J. G., Dodson A., Shuster D. L., and Kennedy B. M., 2001. Isotopic evolution of Mauna Loa and the chemical structure of the Hawaiian plume. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS 2, paper #2000GC000139.

Evans W. C., Sorey M. L., Kennedy B. M., Stonestrom D. A., Rogie J. D., and Shuster D. L., 2001. High CO2 emissions through porous media: transport mechanisms and implications for flux measurement and fractionation. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 177(1-2): 15-29.


Harrison, T., Msuya, C.P., Murray, A.M., Jacobs, B.F., Baez, A.M., Mundil, R. and Ludwig, K.R., 2001. Paleontological investigations at the Eocene locality of Mahenge in North-Central Tanzania, East Africa. In: G.F. Gunnell (Editor), EOCENE BIODIVERSITY: UNUSUAL OCCURENCES AND RARELY SAMPLED HABITATS. Kluwer Academic /Plenum Publishers, New York.


Karner, D.B., Lombardi, L., Marra, F., Fortini, P. and Renne, P.R., 2001. Age of ancient monuments by means of building stones provenance: a case study of the Tullianum, Rome, Italy. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 28(4): 387-393.


Karner, D.B., Marra, F. and Renne, P.R., 2001. The history of the Monti Sabatini and Alban Hills volcanoes: Groundwork for assessing volcanic-tectonic hazards for Rome. JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH, 107(1-3): 185-215.


Karner, D.B., Renne, P.R., McDougall, I. and Becker, T.A., 2001. The viability of leucite for 40Ar/39Ar dating and as a Quaternary standard. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 177: 473-482.


Kowallis, B.J., Christiansen, E., Deino, A.L., Zhang, C. and Everett, B.H., 2001. The record of Middle Jurassic volcanism in the Carmel and Temple Cap Formations of southwestern Utah. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 113(3): 373-387.


Ludwig, K.R., 2001. Eliminating mass-fractionation effects on U-Pb isochron ages without doubles-spiking of Pb. GEOCHIMICA AND COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 65: 3139-3145.


Ludwig, K.R. and Paces, J.B., 2001. Uranium-series dating of pedogenic silica and carbonate, Crater Flat, Nevada. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 66: 487-506.


Mertz, D.F., Weinrich, A., Renne, P.R. and Sharp, W.D., 2001. Alkaline intrusions in a near-trench setting, Franciscan Complex, California: Constraints from geochemistry, petrology, and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 301: 877-911.


Metcalfe, I., Nicoll, R., Mundil, R., Foster, C., Glen, J., Lyons, J., Wang, X., Wang, C.-y., Renne, P.R., Black, L., Qu, X. and Mao, X., 2001. The Permian-Triassic Boundary and Mass Extinction in China. EPISODES, 24(4): 239-244.


Min, K., Renne, P.R. and Huff, W.D., 2001. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Ordovician K-bentonites in Laurentia and Baltoscandia. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 185(1-2): 121-134.


Mote, T.I., Becker, T.A., Renne, P.R. and Brimhall, G.H., 2001. Chronology of Exotic Mineralization at El Salvador, Chili by 40Ar/39Ar dating of copper wad and supergene alumite. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 96(2): 351-366.


Muller, R., Becker, T., Culler, T. and Renne, P.R., 2001. Solar system impact rates measured from lunar spherule ages. In: B. Peucker-Ehrenbrink and B. Schmitz (Editors), ACCRETION OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL MATTER THROUGHOUT EARTH'S HISTORY. Kluwer Publishers, pp. 447-452.


Mundil, R., Metcalfe, I., Ludwig, K.R., Renne, P.R., Oberli, F. and Nicoll, R.S., 2001. Timing of the Permian-Triassic biotic crisis: implications from new zircon U/Pb age data (and their limitations). EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 187: 131-145.


Renne, P.R., 2001. Reply to comment on 40Ar/39Ar age of plagioclase from Acapulco meteorite and the problem of systematic errors in cosmochronology' by Mario Trieloff, Elmar K. Jessberger and Christine Fieni. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 190: 271-273.


Renne, P.R., 2001. Book Review: The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth (Cherry Lewis). PHYSICS TODAY, October: 74.

Renne, P.R., Farley, K.A., Becker, T.A. and Sharp, W.D., 2001. Terrestrial cosmogenic argon. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 188: 435-440.


Renne, P.R. and Norman, E.B., 2001. Determination of the half-life of 37Ar by mass spectrometry. PHYSICAL REVIEW, C63(047302): 3pp.


Renne, P.R., Sharp, W.D., Montanez, I.P., Becker, T.A. and Zierenberg, R.A., 2001. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Late Permian evaporites, southeastern New Mexico, USA. EARTH AND PLANET SCIENCE LETTERS, 193: 539-547.


Renne, P.R., Sharp, W.D., Monta–ez, I.P., Becker, T.A. and Zierenberg, R.A., 2001. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Late Permian evaporites, southeastern New Mexico, USA. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 193(3/4): 539-547.


Trauth, M.H., Deino, A.L. and Strecker, M.R., 2001. Response of the East African climate to orbital forcing during the last interglacial (130-117 ka) and the early last glacial (117-60 ka). GEOLOGY, 29(6): 499-502.


Umhoefer, P.J., Dorsey, R.J., Willsey, S., Mayer, L. and Renne, P.R., 2001. Stratigraphy and geochronology of the Comondu Group near Loreto, Baja California sur, Mexico. SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, 144(1-2): 125-147.


WoldeGabriel, G., Halle-Selassie, Y., Renne, P.R., Hart, W.K., Ambrose, S.H., Asfaw, B., Hiken, G. and White, T.D., 2001. Geology and palaeontology of the late Miocene Middle Awash valley, Afar rift, Ethiopia. NATURE, 412: 175-178.


Blisniuk, P.M., Ludwig, K.R., Sharp, W.D., Ryserson, R., Sonder, L.J., Bi, S., Wu, Z., Ratschbacker, L. and Edwards, M., 2000. Timing and rates of Late Neogene extension in Central Tibet. AGU, FALL MEETING ABSTRACTS.


Culler, T.S., Becker, T.A., Muller, R.A. and Renne, P.R., 2000. Lunar impact history from 40Ar/39Ar dating of glass spherules. SCIENCE, 287(5459): 1785-1788.


Gabunia, L., Vekua, A., Lordkipanidze, D., Swisher, C.C., III, Ferring, R., Justus, A., Nioradze, M., Tvalchrelidze, M., Anton, S.C., Bosinski, G., Jšris, O., Lumley, M.-A.-.d., Majsuradze, G. and Mouskhelishvili, A., 2000. Earliest Pleistocene Hominid Cranial Remains from Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia:  Taxonomy, Setting, and Age. SCIENCE, 288(5468): 1019-1025.

Hames, W.E., Renne, P.R. and Ruppel, C.R., 2000. New Evidence for geologically instantaneous emplacement of earliest Jurassic Central Atlantic

magmatic province basalts on the North American margin. GEOLOGY, 28: 859-862.


Harrison, T., Msuya, C.P., Murray, A., Jacobs, B.F., B‡ez, A.M., Mundil, R. and Ludwig, K.R., 2000. Paleonotological investigations at the Eocene locality of Mahenge in north central Tanzania: East Africa, Eocene Vertebrates: Unusual Occurences and Rarely Sampled Habitats. In: G. Gunnell (Editor), TOPICS IN GEOBIOLOGY. Plenum Press, New York, NY.


Hasse, K.M., Mertz, D.F., Sharp, W.D. and Garbe-Schonberg, C.D., 2000. Sr-Nd-Pb isotope ratios, geochemical compositions and 40Ar/39Ar data of lavas from San Felix Island (southwest Pacific): Implications for magma genesis and sources. TERRA NOVA, 12: 90-96.


Hemming, S.R., Bond, G.C., Broecker, W.S., Sharp, W.D. and Klas-Mendelson, M., 2000. Evidence from 40Ar/39Ar ages of individual hornblende grains from Orphan Knoll for varying Laurentide sources of iceberg discharges 22,000 to 10,500 14C years B.P. QUARTENARY RESEARCH, 54: 372-383.


Katoh, S., Nagaoka, S., WoldeGabriel, G., Renne, P.R., Snow, M.G., Beyene, Y. and Suwa, G., 2000. Lithology, Chronostratigraphy and correlation of the Plio-Pleistocene Tephra Layers of the Konso Formation, Southern Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. QUARTENARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 19: 1305-1317.


Lucchitta, I., Curtis, G.H., Davis, M.E., Davis, S.W. and Turrin, B., 2000. Cyclic aggradation and downcutting, fluvial response to volcanic activity, and calibration of soil carbonate stages in the western Grand Canyon, Arizona. QUATERNARY RESEARCH, 53: 23-33.


Ludwig, K.R., 2000. Decay constant errors on U-Pb concordia-intercept ages. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 166: 315-318.


Ludwig, K.R., 2000. Uranium Decay Constant. Section In Wg-3 JOINT PAPER.




Ludwig, K.R. and Renne, P.R., 2000. Geochronology on the paleoanthropological time scale. MILLENIUM ISSUE OF EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY, 9(2): 101-110.


Marzoli, A., Piccirillo, E.M., Renne, P.R., Bellieni, G., Iacumin, M., Nyobe, J.B. and Tongwa, A.T., 2000. The Cameroon Volcanic Line revisited: petrogenesis of continental basaltic magmas from lithosopheric and asthenospheric mantle sources. JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY, 41: 87-109.


Mertz, D.F., Swisher, C.C. III, Franzen, J.L., Neuffer, F.O. and Lutz, H., 2000. Numerical sating of the Eckfeld maar fossil site, Eifel, Germany: a calibration mark for the Eocene time scale. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, 87: 270-274.


Min, K., Mundil, R., Renne, P.R. and Ludwig, K.R., 2000. A test for systematic errors in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology through comparison with U-Pb analysis of a 1.1 Ga rhyolite. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 64(1): 73-98.


Renne, P.R., 2000. 40Ar/39Ar age of plagioclase from Acapulco meteorite and the problem of systematic errors in cosmochronology. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 175: 13-26.


Renne, P.R., 2000. K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar Dating in Quaternary Geochronology: Methods and Applications. In: J.M.S. J. S. Noller, W. R. Lettis (Editor), AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION REFERENCE SHELF SERIES 4, 77-100.


Renne, P.R., 2000. Geochronology. In: J. deHeinzelin, J.D. Clark, K.D. Schick and W.H. Gilbert (Editors), THE ACHEULEAN AND THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE DEPOSITS OF THE MIDDLE AWASH VALLEY, ETHIOPIA. Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium, pp. 47-50.




Renne, P.R., Ludwig, K.R. and Karner, D.B., 2000. Progress and challenges in geochronology. SCIENCE PROGRESS, 83: 107-121.

Rook, L., Renne, P.R., Benvenuti, M. and Papini, M., 2000. Geochronology of Oreopithecus-bearing succession at Bacinello (Italy) and the extinction pattern of European Miocene Hominoids. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 39: 577-582.


Sharp, W.D., Tobisch, O.T. and Renne, P.R., 2000. Development of Cretaceous transpressional cleavage synchronous with batholith emplacement, central Sierra Nevada, California. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 112(7): 1059-1066.


WoldeGabriel, G., Heiken, G., White, T.D., Asfaw, B., Hart, W.K. and Renne, P.R., 2000. Volcanism, tectonism, sedimentation, and the paleoanthropological record in the Ethiopian Rift System. In: F.W. McCoy and G. Heiken (Editors), VOLCANIC HAZARDS AND DISASTERS IN HUMAN ANTIQUITY: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA SPECIAL PAPER., pp. 83-99.


Yamei, H., Potts, R., Baoyin, Y., Zhengtang, G., Deino, A., Wei, W., Clark, J., Guangmao, X. and Weiwen, H., 2000. Mid-Pleistocene Acheulean-like stone technology of the Bose Basi, South China. SCIENCE, 287: 1622-1626.

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