University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Erosion of North American Granites



We sampled granite inselbergs in arid southern California, semi-arid central Texas, and humid Georgia. Cosmogenic 10-Be, 26-Al and 36-Cl all indicate that these are exceptionally stable landforms typically eroding at rates of meters per million years.
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Multiple Methods of Age Determination EAR-9004252
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More In-depth North American Granites Project page
People Working on this Project
Paul Bierman
Marc Caffee
Alan Gillespie
Christine Massey
Jill Turner
Publications Related to this Project

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.
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Abstracts Related to this Project

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.
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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.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)

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