University of Vermont

Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

Eroding the Susquehanna Basin



The Susquehanna drainage basin drains much of the northeastern United States and incorporates several distinct geographic provinces including the Appalachian Plateau, the Ridge and Valley, and the Piedmont. We sampled fluvial sediment from small and large drainage basins to determine the erosion rate of these provinces and the relationships between slope, lithology and erosion rate.
Project Support
NSF Eroding the Appalachians EAR-310208
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People Working on this Project
Paul Bierman
Marc Caffee
Jennifer Larsen
Milan Pavich
Luke Reusser
Eric Reuter (Butler)
Joanna Reuter
Theses Related to this Project

Lucas Reusser, MS Thesis (2004): Late Pleistocene Bedrock Channel Incision Along The U.S. Atlantic Passive Margin Measured with 10-Be: Holtwood Gorge, Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania (download pdf)

Joanna Reuter, MS Thesis (2005): Erosion rates and patterns inferred from cosmogenic 10Be in the Susquehanna River Basin (download pdf)
Publications Related to this Project

Reusser, L., and Bierman, P., 2007, Accuracy assessment of LiDAR-derived DEMs of bedrock river channels: Holtwood Gorge, Susquehanna River: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34. (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)
Abstracts Related to this Project

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)

Pavich, M.J., Reuter, J., Reusser, L., and Bierman, P., 2005, Late Cenozoic Response of the Susquehanna River to Climatic and Base Level Forcing: American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting 2005, abstract# H24A-02. (download pdf)

Reuter, J.M., Bierman, P.R., and Pavich, M., 2005, Using GIS to select drainage basins for sampling: An example from a cosmogenic 10Be study of erosion rates within the Susquehanna River basin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, p. 32. (download pdf)

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 Northeastern 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)

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)

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