University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Robert Finkel



Bob has had a long term collaboration with the UVM cosmogenic lab from field to lab to publications. Bob is the man who makes sure the AMS data are the best they can be. He helps us gather data on just about every AMS run at Livermore and several times has come to the field to assist in sample collection. Bob is a great and continuing source of chemistry expertise.
Doctoral Degree
University of California, Ph.D. Chemistry, 1972
Projects
Erosion of the Blue Ridge Escarpment
Erosion of Shenandoah National Park
Oregon Coast Range Erosion Rates
Madagascar
Detrital Cosmochronology of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Other Related Links
LLNL Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry website
Bob Finkel's LLNL page
Email Address
rfinkel@llnl.gov
Current Position and Contact Information (3/2008)
Staff Scientist
University of California Berkeley
Earth and Planetary Science Department
Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808
Livermore, California 94550
Junior-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Hunt, A.L., Petrucci, G.A., Bierman, P.R., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Investigation of metal matrix systems for cosmogenic 26Al analysis by accelerator mass spectrometry: Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B, v. 260, p. 633-636. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Eppes, M.C., Caffee, M., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2007, Timing of surficial process changes down a Mojave Desert piedmont: Quaternary Research, v. 68, p. 151-161. (download pdf)

Hunt, A.L., Petrucci, G.A., Bierman, P.R., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Metal matrices to optimize ion beam currents for accelerator mass spectrometry: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, v. 243, p. 216-222. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Foniri, W.R., Gillespie, A.R., Caffee, M., and Finkel, R., 2006, Dates and rates of arid region geomorphic processes: GSA Today, v. 16, p. 4-11. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2006, An episode of rapid bedrock channel incision during the last glacial cycle, measured with 10Be: American Journal of Science, v. 306, p. 69-102. (download pdf)

Riihimaki, C.A., Anderson, R.S., Safran, E.B., Dethier, D.P., Finkel, R.C., and Bierman, P.R., 2006, Longevity and progressive abandonment of the Rocky Flats surface, Front Range, Colorado: Geomorphology, v. 78, p. 265-278. ( download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Caffee, M., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2005, Cosmogenically enabled sediment budgeting: Geology, v. 33, p. 133-136. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Eppes, M.C., Caffee, M., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2005, Late Quaternary history of the Chemehuevi Mountain piedmont, Mojave Desert, deciphered using 10Be and 26Al: American Journal of Science, v. 305, p. 345-368. (download pdf)

Reusser, L.J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M.J., Zen, E.-a., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Rapid Late Pleistocene incision of Atlantic passive-margin river gorges: Science, v. 305, p. 499-502. (download pdf)

Matmon, A.S., Bierman, P., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Finkel, R., and Caffee, M., 2003, Erosion of an ancient mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee: American Journal of Science, v. 303, p. 817-855. (download pdf)

Matmon, A.S., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Finkel, R., and Caffee, M., 2003, ERRATA: Erosion of an ancient mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains. North Carolina and Tennessee: American Journal of Science, v. 303, p. 972-973. (download pdf)
Other Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., and Finkel, R., 2008, Estimating pre-disturbance rates of sediment generation and erosion with in situ and meteoric 10-Be: Waipaoa River Basin, New Zealand: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, p. 299-7. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Nichols, K.K., Matmon, A., Enzel, Y., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2007, 10-Be shows that Namibian drainage basins are slowly, steadily and uniformly eroding: Quaternary International v. 167-168 p. 33. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Duxbury, J., Jungers, M., Reusser, L., Reuter, J., Sullivan, C., Larsen, J., Pavich, M., and Finkel, R., 2007, A geochronologic glimpse into how ancient mountain ranges erode: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 512. (download pdf)

Duxbury, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Southworth, S., Matmon, A., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Using cosmogenic isotopes to interpret landscape change in National Parks: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 378. (download pdf)

Jungers, M.C., Bierman, P.R., Matmon, A., Nichols, K.K., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Accepting our differences: The power of amalgamation and 10Be as a geomorphic tracer for hillslope soil transport: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 513. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Matmon, A., Enzel, Y., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Namibia: Interesting landscapes but monotonous erosion rates: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 603. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Webb, R., Cleveland, K.M., Bierman, P.R., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2007, The long and the short of it: Millennial-scale and contemporary sediment yields of eastern Grand Canyon: EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 88. (download pdf)

Reusser, L.J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., and Finkel, R., 2007, A new approach for estimating background rates of erosion using concentration of meteoric 10Be adhered to river sediment: Application to the rapidly eroding Waipaoa Basin, New Zealand: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. H53C-1388. (download pdf)

Sullivan, C., Bierman, P.R., Reusser, L., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2007, Cosmogenic erosion rates and landscape evolution of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 512. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Nichols, K.K., Jungers, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2006, More than rates or dates: The power of amalgamation when tracing landscape-scale processes with Be: Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Reusser, L., Matmon, A., Sullivan, C., Duxbury, J., Larsen, J., Finkel, R., and Reuter, J., 2006, Erosion in an old decaying mountain range - the Appalachians: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 175. (download pdf)

Cleveland, M., Nichols, K.K., Webb, R.H., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Asymmetric tributary erosion rates of eastern Grand Canyon based on cosmogenic 10 Be: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 282. (download pdf)

Cox, R., Bierman, P.R., Jungers, M., Rakotondrazafy, A.F.M., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Just how fast does Madagascar erode? Evidence from 10Be analysis of lavaka, slope, and river sediment: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Duxbury, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M.J., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Be monitoring of erosion rates in the Appalachain Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Jungers, M.C., Bierman, P.R., Matmon, A., Cox, R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Tracking soil transport downslope using in-situ produced 10Be: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 283. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, A 10Be view of tropical erosion: The Rio Chagres, A steady supply of sediment in Panama: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 97. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2006, Timing, rates, and volumes of bedrock channel incision measured with 10Be, GPS, and LIDAR: Holtwood Gorge, PA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Reuter, J.M., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2006, 10Be estimates of erosion rates in the Susquehanna River basin: Implications for models of Appalachian geomorphology and consideration of rates in a global context: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 278. (download pdf)

Sullivan, C.L., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., Finkel, R., 2006, Cosmogenically derived erosion rates for the Blue Ridge Escarpment, Southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 2006 Philadelphia Annual Meeting, v. 38, p. 279. (download pdf)

Hunt, A.L., Petrucci, G.A., Bierman, P.R., and Finkel, R.C., 2005, The effect of matrix electron affinity on ion beam currents for BeO analysis, The 10th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. (download pdf)

Matmon, A., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Finkel, R., and Caffee, M., 2005, Grain size dependency of 10Be concentrations in alluvial sediments in the Great Smoky Mountains: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts v. 69, p. A160. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Reusser, L., Pavich, M., Zen, E.-a., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Great Falls is 30,000 years old - Episodic incision along the Potomac River revealed using field mapping and 10-Be analysis, GSA Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tyson's Corner, Virginia. (download pdf)

Hunt, A.L., Bierman, P.R., Petrucci, G.A., and Finkel, R.C., 2004, Effects of metal mixing matrices on beryllium beam currents: ESF-IAAMS conference, Arran, Scotland.

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., Pavich, M., Zen, E.-a., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Climate-driven bedrock channel incision of the Susquehanna River, Holtwood Gorge, Pennsylvania: Regional Similarities, GSA Notheastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tyson's Corner, Virginia. (download pdf)

Reuter, J.M., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Gellis, A., and Larsen, J., 2004, Erosion of the Susquehanna River Basin: Assessing relations between 10-Be derived erosion rates and basin characteristics, Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting: Tysons Corner, Virginia. (download pdf)

Reuter, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2004, Linking 10Be estimates of erosion rates with landscape variables: compilation and consideration of multiple data sets from around the world., International Geological Conference: Florence. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Eppes, M.C., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., and Larsen, J., 2003, The life of desert piedmont sediment: sediment tracing using cosmogenic nuclides: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, p. 134-24. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Eppes, M.C., Caffee, M.W., Finkel, R.C., and Larsen, J., 2003, The speed and history of piedmont sediment: XVI Inqua Congress Programs with Abstracts, p. 140. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2003, Long-term erosion and sedimentation rates of the Rio Chagres basin based on cosmogenic 10Be: International Scientific Symposium The Rio Chagres: A Multi-Disciplinary Profile of a Tropical Watershed Abstract Volume. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Persico, L.P., Larsen, J., Caffee, M., and Finkel, R., 2003, U.S. Army impacts on Mojave Desert sediment, past and present: International Conference on Military Geology and Geography, p. 47. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P.R., Butler, E., Pavich, M., and Finkel, R., 2003, Late Pleistocene bedrock channel incision of the lower Susquehanna river: Holtwood Gorge, Pennsylvania: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Safran, E., Aalto, R., Dunne, T., Bierman, P., and Finkel, R., 2003, Spatial patterns of erosion in the Bolivian Andes from in situ 10Be, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Eaton, L.S., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2002, The boulders of Madison County: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M.J., Reusser, L.J., Zen, E.A., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2002, Major, climate-correlative incision of the Potomac River Gorge at Great Falls about 30,000 years ago: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34. (download pdf)

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)

Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Davis, P.T., Caffee, M., Bierman, P., and Finkel, R., 2002, Last glacial maximum erratics perched on ancient tors in Arctic Canada: Implications for ice-sheet dynamics: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, p. 550. (download pdf)

Davis, P.T., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Coulthard, R.D., Bierman, P.R., and Finkel, R.W., 2002, Huge > 54,000 yr old glaciomarine delta on northern Baffin Island overlain by boulders with <20,000 yr old cosmogenic exposure ages: Implications for non-erosive cold-based ice on Baffin Island during the LGM: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Dethier, D.P., Ouimet, W., Bierman, P., and Finkel, R.C., 2002, Long-term erosion rates derived from 10Be in sediment from small catchments, northern Front Range and southern Wyoming: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R.C., 2002, Sedimentation of the Panama Canal reservoir: Cosmogenic nuclide estimates of background sediment yield: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. (download pdf)

Matmon, A., Bierman, P.R., Southworth, S., Pavich, M., Caffee, M., and Finkel, R., 2001, Rates of erosion determined from 10Be analysis of sediments, Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina.: Eos. Trans. AGU, v. 82. (download pdf)

Nichols, K.K., Bierman, P.R., Hooke, R.L., Eppes, M.C., Persico, L., Caffee, M., and Finkel, R., 2001, Regular cosmogenic nuclide dosing of sediment moving down desert piedmonts: EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. H42D-0392. (download pdf)

Davis, P.T., Marsella, K.A., Bierman, P.R., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., Southon, J.R., and Koning, J., 1995, Timing and extent of glaciation of southern Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Arctic Canada, using in situ cosmogenic isotopes: Geological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 27, p. 60. (download pdf)

Marsella, K.A., Davis, P.T., Bierman, P.R., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W., and Southon, J.R., 1995, Geologic test of weathering zone concept and nunatak hypothesis using cosmogenic isotope dating in Pangnirtung Fjord area, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada: Geological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 27, p. 59. (download pdf)
Other Publications Based on UVM Research

Nichols, K., Bierman, P., Finkel, R., and Larsen, J., 2005, Long-Term (10 to 20 kyr) Sediment Generation Rates for the Upper Rio Chagres Basin Based on Cosmogenic 10Be, in Harmon, R.S., ed., The Rio Chagres: A Multidisciplinary Profile of a Tropical Watershed, Kluwer Academic Publishers. (download pdf)

Reusser, L., Bierman, P., Pavich, M., Butler, E., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2003, Late Pleistocene bedrock channel incision of the lower Susquehanna River: Holtwood Gorge, Pennsylvania, In "Channeling through time: landscape evolution, land use change, and stream restoration in the lower Susquehanna Basin", in Merritts, D., Walter, P., and de Wet, A., eds., Southeastern Friends of the Pleistocene Fall 2003 Guidebook, p. 48-55. (download pdf)

Reuter, J., Bierman, P.R., Pavich, M., Gellis, A., Larsen, J., and Finkel, R., 2003, Long-term sediment generation rates derived from 10Be in river sediment of the Susquehanna River Basin, in "Channeling through time: Landscape evolution, land use change, and stream restoration in the lower Susquehanna Basin", in Merritts, D., Walter, R., and de Wet, A., eds., Southeastern Friends of the Pleistocene Fall 2003 Guidebook, p. 48-55. (download pdf)

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