University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Alan Gillespie



Alan is a Geomorphologist/Geochronologist/Remote Sensor and just about everything else. We have worked with him on samples from both Owens Valley and Asia as well as the intermontane west. Alan got Paul started on all this back in the early Holocene at UW (1988).
Doctoral Degree
California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Geology, 1982
Projects
North American Granites
Oregon Coast Range Erosion Rates
Soil Profiles, Georgia and Australia
Fish Springs Fans and Earthquakes
Lone Pine Fans and Earthquakes
Other Related Links
Alan's UW Earth and Space Science Department web page
W.M. Keck Remote Sensing and Planetary Sciences Lab web page
Email Address
gillespie@ess.washington.edu
Current Position and Contact Information (3/2008)
Professor
Johnson Hall 343
University of Washington
Box 351310
4000 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1310
206-685-8265
First-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

Gillespie, A.R., and Bierman, P.R., 1995, Precision of terrestrial exposure ages and erosion rates estimated from analysis of cosmogenic isotopes produced in situ: Journal of Geophysical Research, B, Solid Earth and Planets, v. 100, p. 24,637-24,649. ( download pdf)
First-Authored Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Gillespie, A.R., and Bierman, P.R., 2000, Fan-moraine synchrony, Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A-472. ( download pdf)

Gillespie, A.R., Clark, D.H., and Bierman, P.R., 1996, New exposure ages support asynchronism between alpine glaciation and sea-level fluctuations, Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, p. A-133. ( download pdf)

Gillespie, A.R., and Bierman, P.R., 1991, Theoretical precision estimates for exposure-age and erosion-rate data from analysis of cosmogenic isotopes: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, p. A409. ( download pdf)
Junior-Authored, Refereed Publications Based on UVM Research

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)

Zehfuss, P.H., Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A.R., Burke, R.M., and Caffee, M.W., 2001, Slip rates on the Fish Springs fault, Owens Valley, California, deduced from cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al and soil development on fan surfaces: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 113, p. 241-255. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1995, Reply to comment on "Evidence suggesting that methods of rock-varnish cation ratio dating are neither comparable nor consistently reliable": Quaternary Research, v. 43, p. 274-276. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A., and Caffee, M., 1995, Cosmogenic age-estimates for earthquake recurrence intervals and debris-flow fan deposition, Owens Valley, California: Science, v. 270, p. 447-450. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Gillespie, A., Caffee, M., and Elmore, D., 1995, Estimating erosion rates and exposure ages with 36Cl produced by neutron activation: Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, v. 59, p. 3779-3798. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1994, Evidence suggesting that methods of rock-varnish cation-ratio dating are neither comparable nor consistently reliable: Quaternary Research, v. 41, p. 82-90. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1992, Replies to comments on Accuracy of rock varnish chemical analyses: implications for cation ratio dating: Geology, v. 20, p. 469-472. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1992, Reply to comment on Range fires: A significant factor in exposure-age determination and geomorphic surface evolution: Geology, v. 20, p. 283-285. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Gillespie, A., Harrington, C., Raymond, R., McFadden, L., and Wells, S., 1992, Throwing rocks: American Scientist, v. 80, p. 110-112. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1991, Accuracy of rock varnish chemical analyses: implications for cation ratio dating: Geology, v. 19, p. 196-199. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1991, Range fires: A significant factor in exposure-age determination and geomorphic surface evolution: Geology, v. 19, p. 641-644. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A.R., and Kuehner, S., 1991, Precision of rock-varnish chemical analyses and cation-ratio ages: Geology, v. 19, p. 135-138. (download pdf)
Other Meeting Abstracts Based on UVM Research

Clark, D., Gillespie, A., Bierman, P.R., and Caffee, M.W., 2001, Glacial asynchrony in the Kunlun Shan, northwestern Tibet: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, p. A-441. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Nies, S., Zehfuss, P., Burke, R., Gillespie, A., and Caffee, M., 1998, 10-Be and 26-Al age estimates for five tectonically offset fan surfaces, Owens Valley, CA: Geological Society of America, 1998 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 30, p. 141. (download pdf)

Zehfuss, P.H., Burke, R., Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A., and Caffee, M., 1998, A comparison of relative and numerical dating techniques applied to tectonically offset fan surfaces, Owens Valley, CA: Geological Society of America, 1998 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 30, p. 141. (download pdf)

Clark, D.H., Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1996, 10Be and 26Al production rates and a revised glacial chronology for the Sierra Nevada, 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. 152-153. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A.R., and Caffee, M., 1995, First 10Be, 26Al, and 36Cl age-estimates for earthquake recurrence intervals and debris flow fan deposition, Owens Valley, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, p. A-376. (download pdf)

Clark, D.H., Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1995, New cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al measurements of glaciated surfaces, Sierra Nevada, California -- They're precise but are they accurate?: Geological Society of America, 1995 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 27, p. 170. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A.R., and Caffee, M., 1993, Cosmogenic isotope exposure age estimates for Lone Pine Creek debris-flow fan boulders, southeastern Sierra Nevada: Geological Society of America, 1993 annual meeting Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 25, p. A461-462. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., Gillespie, A., Caffee, M., and Elmore, D., 1993, Erosion rate and exposure age of granite landforms estimated using 36Cl: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, p. A-141. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1991, Lowering rates of granitic landforms determined by measurement of in situ produced cosmogenic nuclides: EOS, v. 72, p. 575. (download pdf)

Bierman, P.R., and Gillespie, A.R., 1991, The evolution of granitic landforms -- field observations and cosmogenic insights: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, p. A89. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., and Gillespie, A., 1990, An independent evaluation of the potential precision and accuracy of rock-varnish cation ratio dates: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, p. A270. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., and Gillespie, A., 1990, Range fires: A dramatic and significant factor in the dating and evolution of geomorphic surfaces: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, p. A110. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., and Gillespie, A., 1990, Varnish cation-ratio ages -- How precise can they be?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, p. A8. (download pdf)

Bierman, P., and Gillespie, A., 1989, Rock varnish, alluvial fans, and tectonism in the southern Owens Valley, CA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 21, p. A343. (download pdf)
Other Publications Based on UVM Research

Bierman, P.R., Gillespie, A.R., Whipple, K.X., and Clark, D.H., 1991, Quaternary geomorphology and geochronology of Owens Valley, California, in Walawender, M.J., and Hanan, B.B., eds., Geological excursions in southern California and Mexico, Guidebook, 1991, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Geological Society of America, p. 199-223. (download pdf)

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)

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