University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Erik Clapp



Erik Clapp spent many years of his life at UVM pursuing geologic and environmental research. His MS dealt with water quality and his doctoral research used 10Be analysis of sediment to examine the source and rate of sediment production in three different arid region drainage basins. Erik's work included isotopic analysis of sediment depth profiles to calculate deposition rates.
PhD dissertation (University of Vermont, 2002)
PhD dissertation Long-term, basin-wide erosion rates determined from in-situ produced cosmogenic isotopes in sediments: A basis for assessing rates of human and climate induced landscape change
PhD dissertation (download pdf)
PhD proposal (download pdf)
MS Thesis (University of Vermont, 1995)
MS thesis The Storage and transport of Phosphorus and Fecal Coliform Bacteria in the Channel Sediments of Englesby Brook
MS thesis defense slides (download ppt)
MS thesis (download pdf)
Undergraduate Degree
University of Vermont, B.S. Geology, 1988
Projects
Oregon Coast Range Erosion Rates
Arroyo Chavez
Rio Puerco Erosion Rates
Israeli Fault Scarps
Other Related Links
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. homepage
Web page while at UVM
Erik's UVM web page
Email Address
emc@smemaine.com
Current Position and Contact Information (3/2008)
Geologist & Project Manager
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
4 Blanchard Rd.
P.O.Box 85A
Cumberland Center, Maine 04021
First-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Clapp, E., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M., 2002, Using 10Be and 26Al to determine sediment generation rates and identify sediment source areas in an arid region drainage basin: Geomorphology, v. 45, p. 89-104. (download pdf)

Clapp, E.M., Bierman, P.R., Nichols, K.K., Pavich, M., and Caffee, M., 2001, Rates of sediment supply to arroyos from upland erosion determined using in situ produced cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al: Quaternary Research (New York), v. 55, p. 235-245. (download pdf)

Clapp, E.M., Bierman, P.R., Schick, A.P., Lekach, J., Enzel, Y., and Caffee, M., 2000, Sediment yield exceeds sediment production in arid region drainage basins: Geology, v. 28, p. 995-998. (download pdf)

Clapp, E., Bierman, P.R., Church, A.B., Larsen, P.L., Schuck, R.A., and Hanzas, J.P., 1996, Teaching geohydrology through analysis of groundwater resources and glacial geology, northwestern Vermont: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 44, p. 45-51. (download pdf)
First-Authored, Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Clapp, E.M., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M.W., 1999, Sediment generation and export rates in the Nahal Yael drainage basin, determined from cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al, Negev Desert, southern Israel: Geological Society of America, 1999 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 31, p. 256. (download pdf)

Clapp, E.M., Bierman, P.B., and Caffee, M.W., 1998, Estimating long-term erosion rates in a hyper-arid region using in situ produced cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al in sediment and bedrock: Geological Society of America, 1998 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 30, p. 361. (download pdf)

Clapp, E.M., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M., 1997, Rates of erosion determined using in situ produced cosmogenic isotopes in a small arroyo basin, northwestern New Mexico: Geological Society of America, 1997 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 29, p. 371-372. (download pdf)

Clapp, E., and Bierman, P., 1996, Cosmo calibrate, a program for calibrating cosmogenic exposure ages: Radiocarbon, v. 38, p. 151-152. (download pdf)

Clapp, E., and Bierman, P., 1995, First geomagnetic-based, in situ produced cosmogenic isotope calibration program: Geological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 27, p. 59. (download pdf)
Junior-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Gellis, A.C., Pavich, M.J., Bierman, P.R., Clapp, E.M., Ellevein, A., and Aby, S., 2004, Modern sediment yield compared to geologic rates of sediment production in a semi-arid basin, New Mexico: assessing the human impact: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 29. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Hooke, R.L., Clapp, E., and Caffee, M., 2002, Quantifying sediment transport on desert piedmonts using 10Be and 26Al: Geomorphology, v. 45, p. 89-104. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Clapp, E.M., 1996, Estimating geologic age from cosmogenic nuclides; an update: Science, v. 271, p. 1606. (download pdf)
Other Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Bierman, P.R., Nichols, K.K., Clapp, E., Matmon, A., Caffee, M., and Finkel, R., 2002, Tracking landscape scale sediment generation and transport using 10Be and 26Al: Abstracts of Goldschmidt Conference, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. v. 66, p. A-77. (download pdf)

Gellis, A., Pavich, M., Bierman, P., Ellevein, A., Clapp, E., and Caffee, M., 2001, Modern compared to geologic rates of erosion in Arroyo Chavez, Rio Puerco Basin, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A-286. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Nichols, K.K., Clapp, E.M., and Caffee, M.W., 2000, Army impacts on desert soils -- Comparing geologic rates of change to those occasioned by General George S. Patton: Annual Meetings Program, American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, 2000 annual meeting, p. 74. (download pdf)

Gellis, A.C., Pavich, M.J., Bierman, P.R., Ellwein, A., Aby, S., and Clapp, E.M., 2000, Measuring erosion rates using modern geomorphic and isotopic measurements in the Rio Puerco, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, p. A-118. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Clapp, E., Caffee, M., and Schroeder, P., 1999, Understanding Earth surface processes with 10-Be (and a little 26-Al): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, p. A-305. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Clapp, E., Massey, C., and Caffee, M., 1999, Tracing sediment through drainage basins with cosmogenic radionuclides, 10Be and 26Al: International Conference on Drainage Basin Dynamics and Morphology, p. 8. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Larsen, P., Clapp, E., and Clark, D.H., 1996, Refining estimates of 10Be and 26Al production rates, in Gosse, J.C., Reedy, R.C., Harrington, C.D., and Poths, J., eds., Workshop on secular variations in production rates of cosmogenic nuclides on Earth Radiocarbon 38, no. 1 (1996), University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, p. 149. (download pdf)

Bliss, C., Clapp, E.M., and Bierman, P.R., 1996, A compilation of geomagnetic paleo-intensity records over the past 150 ky; prerequisite for calibrating cosmogenic ages: AGU 1996 fall meeting Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 77, p. 174. (download pdf)
Other Publications Based on UVM Research

Bierman, P.R., Clapp, E.M., Nichols, K.K., Gillespie, A.R., and Caffee, M., 2001, Using cosmogenic nuclide measurements in sediments to understand background rates of erosion and sediment transport, in Harmon, R.S., and Doe, W.M., eds., Landscape Erosion and Evolution Modelling: New York, Kluwer, p. 89-116. (download pdf)

Gellis, A., Pavich, M., Bierman, P., Ellwein, A., Aby, S., and Clapp, E., 2001, Comparison of geomorphic and isotopic measurements for erosion in the Rio Puerco, New Mexico, in Cole, J.C., ed., U. S. Geological Survey Middle Rio Grande basin study; proceedings Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey (2001), U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, p. 46-47. (download pdf)

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