tr Volumes Archives | Keck Geology Consortium

30th Keck Symposium Volume

April 2017 – Wesleyan University, CT

Proceedings of the 30th Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology (pdf)

images compliments of Wooster Geologists

Short Contributions— Iceland Tephrastratigraphy Project

TEPHRASTRATIGRAPHY IN ICELAND 
ANDREW DE WET, Franklin & Marshall College and CHRISTOPHER HAMILTON, University of Arizona

GEOMORPHOLOGIC MAP OF THE FISSURE 3 LAVA CHANNEL OF THE 1783-1784 LAKI ERUPTION, ICELAND
ALEXANDRA HUFF, Northern Arizona University
Research Advisor:  James A. Skinner, Jr. U.S. Geological Survey

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ‘a‘ā AND SPINY PᾹHOEHOE AT THE HOLUHRAUN LAVA FIELD IN ICELAND
JONATHAN MAGEE, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor: Andrew deWet

EXAMINING THE EMPLACEMENT HISTORY OF A  ROOTLESS CONE COMPLEX ASSOCIATED WITH THE  LAKI VOLCANIC FIELD
ANNY SAINVIL, Smith College
Research Advisors: Mark Brandriss (Smith College), Robert Newton (Smith College)

RECONSTRUCTING JÖKULHLAUP DISCHARGE USING THE MORPHOLOGY OF ERODED VOLCANIC ROOTLESS CONES
KRYSTINA LINCOLN, Williams College
Research Advisor:  Bud Wobus

USING PAHOEHOE CRUST GROWTH RATES TO CONSTRAIN LAVA CHANNEL FORMATION EVENTS AND TIMING
LUCAS ZELLER, Amherst College
Research Advisors:  Andrew deWet (Franklin and Marshal College and Christopher Hamilton (University of Arizona)

IMPLICATIONS OF PAHOEHOE CRUSTAL THICKNESS DISTRIBUTION THE FISSURE 3 LAVA CHANNEL IN LAKI, ICELAND
WILLIAM SPEISER, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Christopher W. Hamilton (University of Arizona)

 

Short Contributions—  Great Lakes Dendrochronology Project

DENDROCHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF INSULAR FOREST STANDS IN RELATION TO CLIMATE AND WATER-LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS IN THE GREAT LAKES  
Faculty:  KIM DIVER, Wesleyan University

A DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL RECORD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY WATER LEVELS IN GEORGIAN BAY,  ONTARIO, CANADA
LEAH BOURNIVAL, Mt. Holyoke College
Research Advisor:  Michelle Markley (Mt. Holyoke College)

A GIS APPROACH TO THE EFFECTS OF WATER-LEVEL CHANGE ON SOIL PROPERTIES AND TREE SPECIES RICHNESS
EZRA STEINFELD, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor:  Kim Diver (Wesleyan University)

DENDROCHRONOLOGY AND WATER LEVELS AS INDICATORS OF RECENT CLIMATE CHANGE: GEORGIAN BAY, LAKE HURON (ONTARIO, CANADA)
MATTHEW KELLY, Beloit College
Research Advisor:  Carl Mendelson (Beloit College)

 

Short Contributions—  Mollusk Ecology Project

HISTORICAL ECOLOGY OF MARINE MOLLUSKS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO:  INVESTIGATING ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS IN COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS THROUGH LIVE-DEAD ANALYSIS  
Faculty:  PAUL HARNIK, Franklin & Marshall College.

ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF NUTRIENT RUNOFF ON BIVALVE EGG SIZE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
MORGAN TORSTENSON, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor:  Paul G. Harnik, Franklin and Marshall College

COMPARATIVE TAPHONOMY OF MOLLUSCAN DEATH ASSEMBLAGES FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
ANIK REGAN, Macalester College
Research Advisor:  Paul G. Harnik (Franklin and Marshall College)

BIVALVE LIVE-DEAD DIFFERENCES RECORD THE IMPACT OF ANTHROPOGENIC EUTROPHICATION ON COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO
LUKE GRIMMELBEIN, Beloit College
Research Advisor:  Paul G. Harnik (Franklin and Marshall College)

 

Short Contributions—Salinian Block Project

TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF A DEEPLY EXHUMED ARC SECTION:  A STUDY OF THE PHYSICAL AND PETROLOGIC EVOLUTION OF THE SALINIAN BLOCK, CENTRAL COASTAL CALIFORNIA
ALAN CHAPMAN, Macalester College and SARAH BROWNLEE, Wayne State University

GEOCHRONOLOGIC AND HAFNIUM ISOTOPIC CONSTRAINTS ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE SALINIAN MAGMATIC ARC
GRADY JOHNSON, Macalester College
Research Advisor:  Alan Chapman (Macalester College)

RIM-CORE U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY AND HF DATING OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS FROM THE SCHIST OF SIERRA DE SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
ALISON HORST, Union College
Research Advisor:  Alan Chapman (Macalester College) and John Garver (Union College)

THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF A DEEPLY EXHUMED ARC SECTION: A PETROLOGICAL STUDY OF THE EMPLACEMENT OF THE SIERRA DE SALINAS SCHIST
VERONICA VRIESMAN, Colgate University
Research Advisor:  Martin Wong (Colgate University)

EXHUMATION OF THE SCHIST OF SIERRA DE SALINAS
MOLLY KOVER, Smith College
Research Advisor:  Jack Loveless (Smith College)

IMPLICATIONS OF PRE-CRETACEOUS MARBLES ALONG THE SUR FAULT ZONE, CALIFORNIA, USA: A STUDY OF CALCITE CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS
ERICA WATTS, Mt. Holyoke College
Resesarch Advisor:  Michelle Markley (Mt. Holyoke College)

PRESERVATION OF A SUBDUCTION-RELATED GEOTHERMAL GRADIENT IN THE SCHIST OF SIERRA DE SALINAS, CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST RANGES
EMILY GROSS, Macalester College
Research Advisor:  Alan Chapman (Macalester College)

 

Short Contributions—Wisconsin Lake Ecology Project

SUBFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES AS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN TEMPERATE LAKES OF WISCONSIN  
JILL LEONARD-PINGEL, Washington & Lee University and ANDREW MICHELSON, University of Pittsburgh

DATING OF LACUSTRINE MOLLUSCAN SUBFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES USING AAR TECHNIQUES TO CONTEXTUALIZE THE INTRODUCTION OF ZEBRA MUSSELS TO A WISCONSIN LAKE
SEQUOYA BUA-LAM, Washington & Lee University
RESEARCH ADVISOR: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University)

ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENTS AS A PROXY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN TEMPERATE LAKES OF WISCONSIN
JOHN DANNEHL, Washington & Lee University
Research Advisor: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University)

A DIATOM-BASED, PALEOLIMNOLOGICAL STUDY OF SHADOW LAKE, WAUPACA COUNTY, WISCONSIN
TAYLOR MOONEY, Colgate University
Research Advisors: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University), Andy Michelson (University of Pittsburg), Amy Leventer (Colgate University) and Karen Harpp (Colgate University)

HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN THREE WISCONSIN LAKES
ALEXANDER WAHEED, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Pat Spencer (Whitman College)

SUBFOSSIL OSTRACOD ASSEMBLAGES AS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND HUMAN IMPACT IN TEMPERATE LAKES OF WISCONSIN
SLOANE GARELICK, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University) and Andrew Michelson (University of Pittsburg)

MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY AS AN INDICATOR  OF ANTHROPOGENIC ALTERATION TO THREE  WISCONSIN LAKES
ANDREW CONAWAY, The College of Wooster.
Research Advisor: Jill Leonard-Pingel (Washington & Lee University) and Andrew Michelson (University of Pittsburg)

 

Short Contributions—British Columbia Seismic Hazards Project

EVALUATING THE SLIP HISTORY OF CRUSTAL FAULTS UNDERLYING VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA:  IMPLICATIONS FOR SEISMIC HAZARDS 
Faculty:  KRISTIN MORELL, University of Victoria and TOM GARDNER, Trinity University

LATE PLEISTOCENE GLACIAL HISTORY AND EVALUATION OF THE SAN JUAN FAULT, SOUTHWESTERN VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
BRENDAN POWERS, Trinity University
Research Advisor: Thomas Gardner (Trinity University)

THE SAN JUAN FAULT: AN EAST-WEST TRENDING LEFT-LATERAL STRIKE SLIP FAULT INFERRED FROM ANALYSIS OF KINEMATIC INDICATORS, VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC
NOLAN LESCALLEET, Union College
Research Advisor: Dr. Matthew Manon (Union College)

OLIGOCENE TO RECENT VERTICAL TECTONISM ON SOUTHWESTERN VANCOUVER ISLAND REVEALED BY ANALYSIS OF THE CARMANAH GROUP SEDIMENTARY UNITS
CARLEE AKAM, University of Victoria
Research Advisor: Dr. Kristin Morell

BRITTLE FAULT KINEMATICS OF THE SAN JUAN FAULT ZONE, SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND,  BRITISH COLUMBIA
JOHN BORAH, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Meredith Bush (Colorado College)

 

Short Contributions—Beaver and Geomorphology Project

THE ROLE OF BEAVER IN SEDIMENT AND CARBON BUDGETS OF THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS, NY  
Faculty:  MATTHEW JUNGERS, Washington and Lee University

CHARACTERIZING BEAVER-INDUCED DIFFERENCES IN REACH-SCALE FLUVIAL MORPHOLOGY, HUNTINGTON WILDLIFE FOREST (HWF), CENTRAL ADIRONDACKS, NY
SARAH GRANKE, Pomona College
Research Advisor: Robert R. Gaines (Pomona College)

ANALYZING THE GEOMORPHIC PARAMETERS OF  BEAVER-CREATED MEADOWS ALONG PANTHER BROOK, NY
SHYAM DAS-TOKE, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Lyman Persico (Whitman College)

BEAVER OCCUPATION AND SEDIMENT BUDGET: PANTHER BROOK, HUNTINGTON WILDLIFE FOREST, NEWCOMB, NY
SPENCER O’BRYAN, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Dr. Matthew Jungers (Washington and Lee University)

 

Short Contributions—Iceland Magma Project

CONSTRAINTS ON MAGMA TRANSPORT AND ERUPTION DYNAMICS AT A GLACIOVOLCANIC PILLOW RIDGE, SOUTHWEST ICELAND:
Faculty:  MEAGEN POLLOCK, The College of Wooster, and BEN EDWARDS, Dickinson College

FRACTURE MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS IN PILLOW LAVAS
MICHELLE ORDEN, Dickinson College
Research Advisor: Benjamin R. Edwards (Dickinson College)

PALEO-ICE THICKNESS OF A GLACIOVOLCANIC TINDAR RIDGE, REYKJANES PENINSULA, SOUTHWEST ICELAND
CHLOE WALLACE, The College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Meagen Pollock (The College of Wooster)

ERUPTIVE HISTORY OF TEPHRA ON UNDIRHLÍĐAR RIDGE, ICELAND
CARA LEMBO, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Jack Cheney (Amherst College)

VESICLE DISTRIBUTION IN GLACIOVOLCANIC PILLOW LAVA FROM UNDIRHLÍÐAR, SOUTHWEST ICELAND
ANNA THOMPSON, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson (Carleton College)

GLACIOVOLCANIC MEGAPILLOWS OF UNDIRHLÍĐAR, REYKJANES PENINSULA, SOUTHWESTERN ICELAND
RACHEL HEINEMAN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Zeb Page (Oberlin College)

NEW INSIGHTS AND EDUCATIONAL TOOLS THROUGH STORY MAPPING OF A GLACIOVOLCANIC TINDAR
CARl-LARS ENGEN, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Susan Swanson (Beloit College)

Robert J. Varga
Editor and Keck Director
Pomona College

Keck Geology Consortium
Pomona College
185 E 6th St., Claremont, CA  91711

Christina Kelly
Proceedings Layout & Design
Scripps College

Keck Geology Consortium Member Institutions:
Amherst College, Beloit College, Carleton College, Colgate University, The College of Wooster,
The Colorado College, Franklin & Marshall College, Macalester College, Mt Holyoke College,
Oberlin College, Pomona College, Smith College, Trinity University, Union College,
Washington & Lee University, Wesleyan University, Whitman College, Williams College

Funding Provided by:
Keck Geology Consortium Member Institutions
The National Science Foundation Grant NSF-REU 1358987
ExxonMobil Corporation

29th Keck Symposium Volume

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, April 2016

Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology


Short Contributions–Nevada Tectonics Project

LATE CRETACEOUS TECTONIC BURIAL AND CENOZOIC TECTONIC EXHUMATION OF THE EAST HUMBOLDT-WOOD HILLS-PEQUOP CRUSTAL SECTION, ELKO COUNTY, NEVADA
JEFFREY M. RAHL, Washington and Lee University, ALLEN J. MCGREW, The University of Dayton

GEOCHRONOLOGIC AND PETROLOGIC CONTEXT FOR DEEP CRUSTAL METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX DEVELOPMENT, EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA
ZOE DILLES, Pomona (Scripps) College
Research Advisor: Allen McGrew, University of Dayton

HIGH THERMAL GRADIENT IN THE UPPER PLATE OF A CORE COMPLEX, DETERMINED BY CALCITE-DOLOMITE THERMOMETRY, PEQUOP MOUNTAINS, NV
COLBY HOWLAND, Union College
Research Advisor: Matthew Manon, Union College

STRAIN PATH AND THERMAL HISTORY OF QUARTZITE IN THE DEEP CRUST OF ANDEAN-STYLE OROGENIC PLATEAUS: A CASE STUDY FROM THE WOOD HILLS, NV
SARAH JORDAN, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Jeffrey Rahl, Washington & Lee

MECHANISMS AND PATTERNS OF STRAIN RELATED TO LATE MESOZOIC TECTONIC SHORTENING ON THE INDEPENDENCE THRUST, PEQUOP MOUNTAINS, ELKO COUNTY NEVADA
JOSHUA R. LATHAM, University of Dayton
Research Advisor: Allen J. McGrew, University of Dayton

DEFORMATION MECHANISMS AND QUARTZ CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS AT VARYING STRUCTURAL LEVELS IN A CRUSTAL-SCALE EXTENSIONAL MYLONITIC SHEAR ZONE, EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE, CLOVER HILL, AND WOOD HILLS, ELKO COUNTY NEVADA
LINDSEY PLUMMER, Amherst College
Research Advisors: Jeffrey M. Rahl, Washington and Lee University, Allen J. McGrew, The University of Dayton, Peter Crowley, Amherst College

NEW CONSTRAINTS ON THE TIMING, RATE, AND STYLE OF EXHUMATION OF THE WOOD HILLS AND PEQUOP MOUNTAINS, ELKO COUNTRY, NEVADA
FRANKLIN WOLFE, Washington & Lee University
Research Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Rahl, Washington & Lee University

IMPLICATIONS OF QUARTZ CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS IN GRANITIC ORTHOGNEISS AND QUARTZITE IN THE CORE OF THE EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX
GABRIEL CHEVALIER, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisors: Michelle Markley Research Advisor & Jeffrey Rahl, Washington & Lee University

 


Short Contributions–North Slope, AK Project

SEDIMENTOLOGY, STRATIGRAPHY, AND CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE ALBIAN-CENOMANIAN TOROK AND NANUSHUK FORMATIONS, NORTH SLOPE, ALASKA
GRANT SHIMER, Whitman College
PAUL MCCARTHY University of Alaska-Fairbanks

δ13C AND δ18O ANALYSES OF CARBONATE CONCRETIONS AND NODULES AND THE EVIDENCE FOR A CRETACEOUS GREENHOUSE
JOSEPH BENINATI, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: Lisa Greer, Washington & Lee University

CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF PRODELTA TO DELTA FRONT SANDSTONES FROM THE CRETACEOUS NANUSHUK AND TOROK FORMATIONS, SLOPE MOUNTAIN, NORTH SLOPE, AK
SARAH DICKSON, Smith College
Research Advisor: Bosiljka Glumac, Smith College

FACIES MODELING AND STRATIGRAPHY OF THE UPPER NANUSHUK FORMATION AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
KEVIN GARDNER, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Grant Shimer, Whitman College

GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE TOROK FORMATION MUDSTONES AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
EVAN LEWIS, Franklin and Marshall College
Research Advisors: Carol de Wet & Stanley Mertzman, Franklin and Marshall College

δ13C AND δ15N ANALYSIS OF TOROK AND NANUSHUK FORMATION MUDSTONES AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
ASHLEY RATIGAN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Karla Hubbard, Oberlin College

PALEOCURRENT DIRECTIONS IN THE NANUSHUK FORMATION AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
LAUREN WILLIAMSON, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Dr. Paul Myrow, Colorado College

 


 Short Contributions-Weddell Sea Project

PLIOCENE PALEOPRODUCTIVITY AND SEDIMENTATION AT ODP SITE 697 IN THE WEDDELL SEA, ANTARCTICA
SUZANNE O’CONNELL, Wesleyan University

 ANTARCTIC WEDDELL SEA ODP SITE 697 SEDIMENTOLOGICAL CHANGES
KATE CULLEN,Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Professor Suzanne O’Connell,Wesleyan University

UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE: BIOGENIC SILICA AS A PROXY FOR INTERGLACIAL AND GLACIAL PERIODS 3 TO 5 MILLION YEARS AGO
CINDY EUNICE FLORES, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Suzanne O’Connell, Wesleyan University

PLIOCENE DIATOM ABUNDANCE AS PROXY FOR TEMPERATURE IN WEDDELL SEA: ODP SITE 697
ELENA ROBAKIEWICZ, Oberlin College
Research Advisors: Karla Hubbard, Oberlin College & Suzanne O’Connell, Wesleyan University

 


Short Contributions— Trace Metal Mobility Project

TRACE METAL SUBSTITUTION IN AND RELEASE FROM SECONDARY IRON (OXY)HYDROXIDES
BRYN KIMBALL, Whitman College

TRACE METAL SUBSTITUTION IN AND RELEASE FROM JAROSITE
JASON ANTHONY, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Bryn Kimball, Whitman College

STABILITY OF SCHWERTMANNITE AND COBALT SUBSTITUTED SCHWERTMANNITE IN MINING ENVIRONMENTS
SAMANTHA SCHONBERGER, Beloit College
Research Advisor: James Rougvie, Beloit College

ACID MINE DRAINAGE SIMULATED LEACHING BEHAVIOR OF GOETHITE AND COBALT SUBSTITUTED GOETHITE
SHANTI PENPRASE, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Dr. Cameron Davidson, Carleton College

 


Short Contributions— Crater Lakes, Oregon Project

THE NEWBERRY CRATER LAKES, OREGON
JOHAN C. VAREKAMP, Wesleyan University, SAM CALDWELL, Amherst College
LENA CAPECE, Wesleyan University, JULIA HORNE, Colgate University, HEATHER UPIN, Smith College

GEOCHEMISTRY OF TWO CRATER LAKES IN THE NEWBERRY CALDERA
SAMUEL CALDWELL, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Anna Martini, Amherst College

CARBON DYNAMICS IN EAST LAKE, NEWBERRY VOLCANO, OR
LENA CAPECE, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Johan Varekamp, Wesleyan University

NEWBERRY CRATER LAKES, OREGON: PAULINA LAKE
JULIA HORNE, Colgate University
Research Advisors: Karen Harpp, Colgate University; Johan Varekamp, Wesleyan University

A STUDY OF THE GEOCHEMICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGIC EVIDENCE FOR PREHISTROIC FLOODS FROM PAULINA LAKE, NEWBERRY VOLCANO, CENTRAL OREGON
HEATHER UPIN, Smith College
Research Advisor: Robert Newton, Smith College

 


Short Contributions— New England Holocene Climate Change Project

HOLOCENE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND HUMAN IMPACTS IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
WILL OUIMET, University of Connecticut & MICHAEL HREN, University of Connecticut

THE EFFECTS OF HISTORIC CHARCOAL PRODUCTION ON SOIL MORPHOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT
SALLY DONOVAN, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Mary Savina, Carleton College

AN ORGANIC MOLECULAR RECORD OF POST-GLACIAL CLIMATE AND FIRE OCCURRENCE IN A SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WETLAND CORE 
CHAD FAGAN, University of Connecticut
Research Advisor: Michael Hren & Will Ouimet, University of Connecticut

CHARCOAL-RICH MOUNDS IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY CT RECORD WIDESPREAD HILLSLOPE DISTURBANCE IN THE IRON CORRIDOR FROM MID 18TH TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY 
MARY IGNATIADIS, Williams College
Research Advisor: David Dethier, Williams College

STUDYING ANTHROPOCENE SEDIMENTATION BEHIND A 19TH CENTURY DAM IN WESTERN CONNECTICUT
Jia S. Kelleher, Mt. Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Al Werner, Mt. Holyoke College

THE EFFECT OF LAND USE CHANGE ON STABLE ISOTOPE (δ13C AND δ15N) COMPOSITION AND HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN CONNECTICUT WETLANDS DURING THE HOLOCENE 
CAITLIN MCMANIMON, Union College
Research Advisor: David P. Gillikin, Union College

 


Short Contributions— Basalt Lava Flow Project

CONSTRAINING PROCESSES IN NATURAL & EXPERIMENTAL BASALTIC LAVA FLOWS
JEFF KARSON, Syracuse University
RICK HAZLETT, Pomona College

CHARACTERIZATION OF HYALOCLASTITE DERIVED FROM A BASALTIC PARENT MAGMA, LOCATED AT LEIRHNJÚKUR, NE ICELAND 
NELSON BANDY, Carleton College
Research Advisors: Cameron Davidson, Carleton College

CHARACTERIZING DEVELOPMENT OF CHANNELIZED LAVA FLOWS AT KRAFLA VOLCANO, ICELAND 
ESME FANEUFF, Pitzer College
Research Advisor: Eric Grosfils, Pomona College

INTERACTION OF BASALTIC LAVA FLOWS WITH PATTERNED GROUND: FIELD AND ANALOG STUDIES 
ARIEL HAMPTON, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Karen Harpp, Colgate University

CLASTOGENESIS AS A RESULT OF REACTIVATION OF AGGLUTINATED SPATTER 
ERIN HIGHTOWER, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Jeff Noblett, Colorado College

USING ANISOTROPY OF MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE SHEARING HISTORY OF A CHANNELIZED PAHOEHOE LAVA FLOW 
TREVOR T. MAGGART, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl R. Wirth, Macalester College

INFLATED SHEET FLOWS AND THE ORIGIN OF BULBOUS SQUEEZE-UPS 
GRADY D. OLSON, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl R. Wirth

28th Keck Symposium Volume

 

Union College, Schenectady, NY, April 2015

Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology


Short Contributions–Belize Reef Project

MULTI-LEVEL CHARACTERIZATION OF ACROPORID CORAL POPULATIONS AT CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE: A REFUGIA IDENTIFIED
LISA GREER, Washington & Lee University, HALARD LESCINSKY, Otterbein University, KARL WIRTH, Macalester College

ARE THREESPOT DAMSELFISH HELPING OR HURTING THE POSSIBLE RESURGENCE OF ACROPORA CORALS?
ZEBULON MARTIN, Otterbein University
Research Advisor: Dr. Halard Lescinsky, Otterbein University

GEOEYE-1 IMAGERY CLASSIFICATION: AN ACCURATE METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING POPULATIONS OF ACROPORA SPP. CORALS PRIOR TO A FIELD STUDY
JAMES BUSCH, Washington & Lee University
Research Advisor: Lisa Greer, Washington & Lee University

MORPHOMETRIC AND TAPHONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ACROPORA PROLIFERA AT CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE
SHANNON DILLON, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Constance M. Soja, Colgate University

ACROPORA CERVICORNIS RUBBLE AND FOSSIL FRAMEWORK AT CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE: INVESTIGATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND SAMPLING STRATEGIES USING STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY
SARAH HOLMES, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Carl Mendelson, Beloit College

QUANTIFYING THE MICRO- AND MACRO- BORING COMMUNITIES IN CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE
GABRIELA GARCIA, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Dennis K. Hubbard, Oberlin College

GRAZER DYNAMICS ON AN ACROPORID PATCH REEF SYSTEM AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CARBONATE BUDGET AT CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE
SARAH K. BENDER, The College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Mark Wilson, The College of Wooster

ACROPORA CERVICORNIS CARBONATE PRODUCTION AT CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE: PREDICTING FUTURE REEF STABILITY
ERIN PEELING, The Pennsylvania State University
Research Advisor: Tim Bralower, The Pennsylvania State University

USING SEDIMENTS AND SUBSTRATES TO INTERPRET REGIONAL HYDRODYNAMICS AND ECOLOGY OF CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE
GREGORY MAK, Trinity University
Research Advisor: Daniel J. Lehrmann, Trinity University

GROWTH PATTERNS OF ACROPORA CERVICORNIS AFFECTED BY CURRENTS AT CORAL GARDENS, BELIZE
THOMAS R. HEROLD, The College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Shelley Judge, The College of Wooster

INVESTIGATIONS OF RESILIENT ACROPORA COMMUNITIES IN BELIZE: RELATIVE AGING AND INTRASPECIFIC DIVERSITY CALCULATIONS OF SPECIES USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS AND SOMATIC MUTATIONS
ADELE IRWIN, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: Lisa Greer, Washington & Lee University

RECORD OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN CARRIBEAN CORAL REEFS: SCLEROCHRONOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF O. FAVEOLATA AS A PALEOCLIMATE PROXY AT CORAL GARDENS AND ROCKY POINT, BELIZE.
ILIAN A. DECORTE, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl R. Wirth, Macalester College

 


Short Contributions–Alaska Tectonics Project

TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE IN RESURRECTION BAY AND EASTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA
CAMERON DAVIDSON, Carleton College
JOHN I. GARVER, Union College

ANNEALING RADIATION DAMAGE IN PRECAMBRIAN ZIRCON IN WHALE BAY, ALASKA AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENT
KAITLYN SUAREZ, Union College
Research Advisor: John I. Garver

PROVENANCE OF THE CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE, ALASKA, FOCUSING ON THE PALEOGENE ORCA GROUP, USING U-PB DATING OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS
WILLIAM E. GRIMM, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson

MAGMA MIXING OVER A SLAB WINDOW: GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROLOGY OF THE SHEEP BAY AND MCKINLEY PEAK PLUTONS, PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA
RAINER LEMPERT, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Peter Crowley

TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE: GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE ORCA GROUP VOLCANIC ROCKS IN EASTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA
ELAINE K. YOUNG, Ohio Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Karen Fryer

DETRITAL ZIRCON U/PB AGES AND PROVENANCE STUDY OF THE PALEOCENE TO MIOCENE TOFINO BASIN SEDIMENTARY SEQUENCE, OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WASHINGTON
FRANK R. MOLINEK III, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson, John Garver

ZIRCON FISSION TRACK AGES OF THE ORCA GROUP ON HINCHINBROOK ISLAND, ALASKA
EILEEN ALEXANDRA ALEJOS, Union College
Research Advisor: John I. Garver

 


Short Contributions–Tectonics of the Ruby Range, MT Project

EXPLORING THE PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGIC EVOLUTION OF THE RUBY RANGE IN SOUTHWEST MONTANA
TEKLA HARMS, Amherst College
JULIE BALDWIN, University of Montana

PETROLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, AND THERMOBAROMETRY OF AMPHIBOLITES IN THE RUBY RANGE, SOUTHWEST MONTANA
BRIANNA BERG, University of Montana
Research Advisor: Julie Baldwin

MONAZITE OCCURRENCE IN GARNET BEARING SCHIST AND GNEISS FROM THE RUBY RANGE, SOUTHWEST MONTANA
AMAR MUKUNDA, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Tekla Harms

CALCITE-GRAPHITE STABLE ISOTOPE THERMOMETRY IN MARBLES OF THE RUBY RANGE, SW MONTANA
REBECCA BLAND, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Steven R. Dunn

GEOTHERMOBAROMETRY AND PETROGRAPHIC INTERPRETATIONS OF CHRISTENSEN RANCH METAMORPHOSED BANDED IRON FORMATION FROM THE RUBY RANGE, MONTANA
JACOB HUGHES, Western Kentucky University
Research Advisor: Dr. Andrew Wulff

PETROGRAPHY AND MINERALOGY OF ULTRAMAFIC PODS IN THE RUBY RANGE WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO IDENTIFYING ACCESSORY MINERAL PHASES, INCLUDING ZIRCON
LUIS G. RODRIGUEZ, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
AARON CAVOSIE, Curtin University Australia, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

INVESTIGATING THE TIMING OF MELT-PRODUCING HIGH GRADE METAMORPHISM IN THE RUBY RANGE, SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA THROUGH ZIRCON U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY
MARIAH ARMENTA, University of Arizona
Research Advisor: George Gehrels

PETROGRAPHY, GEOTHERMOBAROMETRY, AND METAMORPHIC HISTORY OF METAPELITES FROM THE CENTRAL RUBY RANGE, SOUTHWEST MONTANA
CLÉMENTINE HAMELIN, Smith College
Research Advisor: John B. Brady

 


Short Contributions–Glacier Park Environmental Change Project

GEOMORPHOLOGIC AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA:
KELLY MACGREGOR, Macalester College
AMY MYRBO, LabCore, University of Minnesota

MAJOR AND TRACE ELEMENT CHEMISTRY AND MINERALOGY OF BELT GROUP ROCKS, GRINNELL VALLEY, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA: IMPLICATIONS FOR LAKE CORE SEDIMENTS AS GEOMORPHIC TRACERS
ERIC STEPHENS, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Kelly MacGregor

DOLOMITE ABUNDANCE IN LAKE JOSEPHINE SEDIMENTS, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA: A PROXY FOR GLACIAL EXTENT?
KARLY CLIPPINGER, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Carl Mendelson

MINERALOGICAL AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITON OF SEDIMENT FROM LOWER GRINNELL LAKE, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
ASHLEIGH COVARRUBIAS, California State University, San Bernardino
Research Advisor: Joan Fryxell

ADVANCE AND RETREAT OF GRINNELL GLACIER DURING THE LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM, YOUNGER DRYAS, AND EARLY HOLOCENE AS RECORDED IN LAKE JOSEPHINE SEDIMENTS, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
GRAYSON CARLILE, Whitman College
Research Advisors: Nick Bader and Bob Carson

FIRE FREQUENCY IN THE LAST MILLENNIUM IN THE GRINNELL GLACIER AND SWIFTCURRENT LAKE DRAINAGE BASINS, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
MADISON ANDRES, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Eric Leonard

INORGANIC CARBON IN ALPINE LAKES AS A PROXY FOR GLACIER DYNAMICS DURING THE LATE HOLOCENE, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
EMILY DIENER, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Kelly MacGregor


Short Contributions–Weddell Sea Core Project

ANTARCTIC PLIOCENE AND LOWER PLEISTOCENE (GELASIAN) PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTED FROM OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM WEDDELL SEA CORES:
Faculty: SUZANNE O’CONNELL, Wesleyan University

XRF DERIVED CYCLICITY IN PLIOCENE AND PLEISTOCENE SEDIMENTS FROM ODP SITE 693, DRONNING MAUD LAND ANTARCTICA
JAMES HALL, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Suzanne OConnell

PLEISTOCENE FORAMINIFERA ASSEMBLAGES AS A PROXY FOR TEMPERATURE IN THE WEDDELL SEA, ODP SITE 693A
CASSANDRE STIRPE, Vassar College
Research Advisors: Suzanne O’Connell, Kirsten Menking

PROVENANCE OF WEDDELL SEA DROPSTONES: PETROGRAPHIC AND GEOCHEMICAL EVIDENCE
HALI ENGLERT, Macalester College
Research Advisors: Karl Wirth and Suzanne O’Connell

 


Short Contributions–Peru Paleoclimate Project

HOLOCENE CLIMATIC CHANGE AND ACTIVE TECTONICS IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES: IMPACTS ON GLACIERS AND LAKES
DON RODBELL, Union College
DAVID GILLIKIN, Union College

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT THROUGH A TROPICAL ANDEAN PATERNOSTER LAKE SYSTEM: A MODERN CALIBRATION PROXY FOR LIMNOLOGICALLY-BASED PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS
NICHOLAS WEIDHAAS, Union College
Research Advisors: Donald Rodbell and David Gillikin

GLACIAL VARIABILITY IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES AS RECORDED IN LAKE SEDIMENTS
ALIA PAYNE, Macalester College
Research Advisors: Kelly MacGregor, Macalester College

HOLOCENE CLIMATE VARIABILITY IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES RECORDED IN PROGLACIAL LAKE SEDIMENTS FROM LAGUNA PEROLCOCHA IN THE QUILCAYHUANCA VALLEY
JULIE DANIELS, Northern Illinois University
Research Advisor: Nathan Stansell

 

 


Short Contributions–Volcanic Hazards and Human Interactions, AK Project

GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND HUMAN/ECOSYSTEMS RESILIENCE IN THE ISLANDS OF THE FOUR MOUNTAINS, ALASKA
KIRSTEN NICOLAYSEN, Whitman College

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE STRATIGRAPHY AS A RECORD OF HUMAN RESILIENCE IN THE ISLANDS OF FOUR MOUNTAINS, ALASKA
LYDIA LOOPESKO, Whitman College
Research Advisors: Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College; Virginia Hatfield, University of Kansas

SILICIC LAVAS OF MT. TANA AND THE ISLANDS OF THE FOUR MOUNTAINS, AK
ANNE FULTON, Pomona College
Research Advisor: Jade Star Lackey

GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF LITHIC TOOLS AND FLAKES FROM THE ISLANDS OF FOUR MOUNTAINS, AK: DETERMINING SOURCES LOCATIONS AND INFERRING DISTRIBUTION METHODS
TOM BARTLETT, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Martin Wong

 


Short Contributions-Basalt Lava Flows Project

CALIBRATING NATURAL BASALTIC LAVA FLOWS WITH LARGE-SCALE LAVA EXPERIMENTS:
JEFF KARSON, Syracuse University
RICK HAZLETT, Pomona College

COMPARISON OF NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BASALT AS AN INVESTIGATION OF PAHOEHOE-‘A’A TRANSITIONAL SURFACE TEXTURES
MARY BROMFIELD, Syracuse University
Research Advisor: Jeffrey Karson

SIZE OF PERCHED LAVA PONDS AS A PRODUCT OF VOLUMETRIC FLUX
NICHOLAS C. BROWNE, Pomona College
Research Advisors: Jeffrey A. Karson, Richard W. Hazlett, Eric B. Grosfils

COMPARISON OF ICELANDIC ROOTLESS CONES WITH EXPERIMENTAL LAVA FEATURES
NELL DAVIS, Williams College
Research Advisor: Bud Wobus

VARIATION IN BREAKOUT MECHANISMS IN EXPERIMENTAL PAHOEHOE FLOWS
KELSA A. WARNER, The University of the South
Research Advisor: Donald B. Potter, Jr.

EXPERIMENTAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF LAVA TUBE MORPHOLOGY ON MOLTEN, BASALTIC MATERIAL TRANSPORT
CHRISTOPHER G. PELLAND, Lafayette College
Research Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Malinconico

COMPARING THE ANISOTROPY OF MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL LAVA FLOWS
WILLA ROWAN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Andrew Horst

 


Short Contributions–Fire and Catastrophic Flooding, CO Project

FIRE AND CATASTROPHIC FLOODING, FOURMILE CATCHMENT, FRONT RANGE, COLORADO:
WILLIAM. B. OUIMET, University of Connecticut
DAVID DETHIER, Williams College
WILLIAM KASTE, The College of William and Mary

INVESTIGATING THE USE OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) AS PROXIES FOR HOLOCENE FOREST FIRES ON THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE
GREGORY HARRIS, University of Connecticut
Research Advisors: Michael Hren, University of Connecticut, Will Ouimet, University of Connecticut

POST-FIRE HILLSLOPE ASPECT CONTROLS ON EROSIONAL PROCESSES TRACED BY FALLOUT RADIONUCLIDES IN FOURMILE CANYON, COLORADO
EDWARD ABRAHAMS, College of William and Mary
Research Advisor: Jim Kaste

BURN SEVERITY EFFECTS ON HILL-SLOPE SOIL CHARACTERISTICS AND LOCAL VARIATION FOUR YEARS AFTER THE FOURMILE FIRE, BOULDER COUNTY, CO
OMAR KAUFMAN,Carleton College
Research Advisor: Mary Savina

CONNECTING SURFICIAL GEOLOGY AND HYDROLOGIC FLUX IN LEAKY, SNOWMELT-DOMINATED CATCHMENTS, NIWOT RIDGE, CO
VICTOR W. MAJOR, Williams College
Research Advisor: David P. Dethier

CHARACTERIZATION OF LEGACY MINE WASTE CONTRIBUTIONS TO FOURMILE CANYON, COLORADO
RACHEL SAMUELS, Washington and Lee
Research Advisors: Dave Harbor and Paul Low

RECONSTRUCTING THE HOLOCENE AND ANTHROPOCENE STRATIGRAPHIC HISTORY OF FOURMILE CANYON
MANEH KOTIKIAN, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Alan Werner

ANALYZING GEOMORPHIC EFFECTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 2013 FLOOD IN FOURMILE CANYON, COLORADO, USING LIDAR AND FIELD STUDIES
WILL WICHERSKI, Williams College
Research Advisor: David P. Dethier

 


Short Contributions–Sophomore Project

AQUATIC BIOGEOCHEMISTRY: TRACKING POLLUTION IN RIVER SYSTEMS
Faculty: ANOUK GILLIKIN-VEREYDEN, Union College
Students: CELINA BRIEVA, Mt. Holyoke College, SARA GUTIERREZ, University of California-Berkeley, ALESIA HUNTER, Beloit College, ANNY KELLY SAINVIL, Smith College, LARENZ STOREY, Union College, ANGEL TATE, Oberlin College

Funding Provided by:
Keck Geology Consortium Member Institutions
The National Science Foundation Grant NSF-REU 1358987
ExxonMobil Corporation

27th Keck Symposium Volume

Mt. Holyhoke College, South Hadley, MA, April 2014

Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology


Short Contributions–Obsidian Provenance Project

MAGNETIC AND GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GEOREFERENCED OBSIDIAN SAMPLES FROM FOUR SOURCE AREAS IN NEW MEXICO
ROB STERNBERG, Franklin & Marshall College, M. STEVEN SHACKLEY, Geoarchaeological XRF Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, JOSHUA M. FEINBERG, Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, ANASTASIA STEFFEN, Valles Caldera Trust, and Dept. of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

OBSIDIAN ARTIFACT PROVENANCE STUDY OF THE PIEDRAS MARCADAS PUEBLO, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
ALEXANDRA FREEMAN, The Colorado College
Research Advisor: Christian M. Schrader, The Colorado College

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF CERRO TOLEDO OBSIDIAN
ANDREW GREGOVICH, Colorado College
Research Advisors:  Christian M. Schroder, Colorado College and Joshua M. Feinberg, University of Minnesota

 GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MULE CREEK OBSIDIAN, NEW MEXICO
CAROLINE HACKETT, Smith College
Research Advisor:  Mark Brandriss

MAGNETIC CHARACTERISTICS OF OBSIDIANS IN MULE CREEK, NM
MICHAEL BABATUNDE HARRISON, California State University, Chico
Research Advisor: Todd J. Greene

BASIC PALEOMAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF OBSIDIAN FROM THE MOUNT TAYLOR REGION OF NEW MEXICO
MICHAELA KIM,  Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor:  Michelle Markley

HYSTERESIS AND LOW-TEMPERATURE MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MOUNT TAYLOR OBSIDIAN
ZACH OSBORNE, St. Norbert College
Research Advisor: Joshua M.  Feinberg, University of Minnesota – IRM

EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE ON FLOAT OBSIDIAN CLASTS FROM THE VALLES CALDERA, NEW MEXICO
AUDRIANNA  POLLEN, Occidental College
Research Advisor: Dr. Scott Bogue

INTRA AND INTER-SOURCE MAGNETIC PROVENANCING OF MULE CREEK REGIONAL SOURCE OBSIDIAN
MARGO REGIER, Beloit College
Research Advisors: James Rougvie, Beloit College and Joshua M. Feinberg, University of Minnesota

 GEOCHEMICAL VARIABILITY OF OBSIDIAN IN WESTERN NEW MEXICO WITH LABORATORY-BASED PXRF
KAREN ROTH,Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: Jeffrey Rahl


Short Contributions–Chugach, Alaska Project

STUDIES IN RESURRECTION BAY AND BARANOF ISLAND AIMED AT UNDERSTANDING THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE, ALASKA
Faculty: JOHN I. GARVER, Union College, CAMERON DAVIDSON, Carleton College

DETRITAL ZIRCON U/PB AGES OF THE PALEOCENE ORCA GROUP AND UPPER CRETACEOUS VALDEZ GROUP, RESURRECTION BAY, ALASKA
BRIAN K. FRETT, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson

EXHUMATION OF THE BARANOF SCHIST, ALASKA DETERMINED THROUGH DETRITAL ZIRCON FISSION TRACK DATING
KATE KAMINSKI, Union College
Research Advisor: John I. Garver

U/PB DATING OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS, BARANOF ISLAND, SE ALASKA
BRIANNA J. RICK, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson, [John Garver, Union College]

THERMAL EVOLUTION OF THE SITKA GRAYWACKE, BARANOF ISLAND, ALASKA, REVEALED THROUGH ZIRCON FISSION TRACK DATING
MEGHAN PAIGE RIEHL, Union College
Research Advisor: John I. Garver

OXYGEN AND HAFNIUM ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY OF ZIRCON, QUARTZ, AND GARNET FROM THE CRAWFISH INLET AND KRESTOF PLUTONS, BARANOF ISLAND, ALASKA
CLAUDIA I. ROIG, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Research Advisor: Dr. Aaron J. Cavosie

 PETROGRAPHY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE CRAWFISH INLET AND KRESTOF ISLAND PLUTONS, BARANOF ISLAND, ALASKA
ADRIAN A. WACKETT, Trinity University
Research Advisor: Diane R. Smith


Short Contributions–Extreme Weather Response Project

EVALUATING EXTREME WEATHER RESPONSE IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER FLOODPLAIN ENVIRONMENT
Faculty: ROBERT NEWTON, Smith College, JON WOODRUFF, University of Massachusetts, ANNA MARTINI, Amherst College, BRIAN YELLEN, University of Massachusetts

EXTREME PRECIPITATION AND EROSION IN UPLAND WATERSHEDS: A CASE STUDY FROM SHERMAN RESERVOIR, MA
LUCY ANDREWS, Macalester College
Research Advisors: Kelly MacGregor and Brian Yellen

IDENTIFYING STORM DEPOSITS IN A DRY FLOOD CONTROL RESERVOIR IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, USA
AMY DELBECQ, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Susan Swanson

SEDIMENTATION BEHIND CONWAY ELECTRIC DAM, SOUTH RIVER, WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
SAMANTHA DOW, University of Connecticut
Research Advisor: William Ouimet

A CASE STUDY OF STORM DEPOSITION IN LITTLEVILLE LAKE, HUNTINGTON, MA
CATHERINE DUNN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Amanda Schmidt

DELTA PROGRADATION IN A FLOOD CONTROL RESERVOIR: A CASE STUDY FROM LITTLEVILLE LAKE, HUNTINGTON, MA
RACHEL JOHNSON, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Mary Savina

IMPACTS OF EXTREME PRECIPITATION ON SEDIMENT YIELDS FOR POST GLACIAL UPLANDS OF THE NORTHEAST
WESLEY JOHNSON, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Advisor: Jon Woodruff

DISCERNING EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER SYSTEM THROUGH THE STUDY OF SEDIMENTS IN UPLAND DAMS AND FLOOD CONTROL RESERVOIRS OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT
SCOTT KUGEL, The College Of Wooster
Research Advisors: Dr. Mark Wilson and Dr. Meagen Pollock

GEOCHEMICAL AND MICROFOSSIL RECORD OF MASS HEMLOCK DECLINES IN THE SEDIMENT OF BARTON’S COVE, WESTERN MASSACHUSSETS: IMPLICATIONS OF HEMLOCK DIE OFF TODAY
AIDA OROZCO, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Anna M. Martini

CLAY MINERALOGY FINGERPRINTING OF SEDIMENTS DEPOSITED FROM TROPICAL STORM IRENE IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER WATERSHED
JULIA SEIDENSTEIN, Lafayette College
Research Advisor: Dru Germanoski


Short Contributions– Geobiology of Dolomite FormationProject

A GEOBIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING DOLOMITE FORMATION AT DEEP SPRINGS LAKE, CA
Faculty: DAVID S. JONES, Amherst College, JASON M. TOR, Hampshire College

MICROBIAL COMMUNITY ANALYSIS OF DEEP SPRINGS LAKE, CA: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF AEROBIC BIOFILMS IN BIOGENIC DOLOMITE PRECIPITATION
KYRA BRISSON, Hampshire College
Research Advisor: Jason M. Tor

GEOCHEMICAL EVOLUTION OF BRINES CONSTRAINED BY NAHCOLITE CONCRETIONS OF DEEP SPRINGS LAKE, CA
K.S. METCALFE, Pomona College
Research Advisors: David Jones and Robert Gaines

 IMPLICATIONS OF SULFATE REDUCTION ON DOLOMITE FORMATION AT DEEP SPRINGS LAKE, CALIFORNIA
MICHELLE PARADIS, Williams College
Research Advisor: Dr. Phoebe A. Cohen

MAGNESIUM ISOTOPE RECORDS ASSOCIATED WITH DOLOMITE FORMATION IN A MODERN LAKE
CECILIA PESSOA, Amherst College
Research Advisor: David S. Jones

GEOCHEMISTRY OF PORE WATERS, SPRINGS, AND SEDIMENTS AT DEEP SPRINGS LAKE, CA: IMPLICATIONS FOR DOLOMITE FORMATION
HANNAH PLON, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Timothy Ku

EXPLORING MEDIATION OF DOLOMITE PRECIPITATION USING STABLE CARBON AND OXYGEN ISOTOPES, DEEP SPRINGS LAKE, CA
KERRY R. STREIFF, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Kirsten Nicolaysen


Short Contributions– GIS of Water-Level Change Project

POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF WATER-LEVEL CHANGES ON ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS: A GIS SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF SHORELINE CONFIGURATION
Faculty: KIM DIVER, Wesleyan University

GIS APPROACH TO WATER-LEVEL CHANGE: POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF WATER-LEVEL CHANGES ON ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS
RYAN EDGLEY, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Research Advisor: Kim Diver

DECLINING WATER LEVEL IN LAKE MICHIGAN-HURON AND THE EFFECT ON ISLANDS IN THE MASSASAUGA PROVINCIAL PARK, ONTARIO
EMILIE SINKLER,Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Kim Diver


Short Contributions–  Martian Pāhoehoe Lava Project

LAVA ON MARS AND THE EARTH: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF INFLATED AND DISRUPTED FLOWS
Faculty: ANDREW DE WET, Franklin & Marshall College
CHRIS HAMILTON, University of Maryland and NASA-GSFC, JAKE BLEACHER, NASA-GSFC, BRENT GARRY, NASA-GSFC

CHARACTERIZATION OF DEPRESSIONS IN THE MCCARTYS FLOW COMPARED TO DEPRESSIONS IN ELYSIUM REGION ON MARS
SUSAN KONKOL, University of Nevada, Reno
Research Advisor: W. Patrick Arnott

BASALT PLATEAU ESCARPMENT CRACK PATTERNS-FIELD, GIS & ANALOG MODELING OF THE MCCARTYS FLOW AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MARS
JESSICA MCHALE, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Michelle Markley

CHANNEL BIFURCATION AND SHATTER RING FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TWIN CRATERS LAVA FLOW, ZUNI-BANDERA VOLCANIC FIELD, NM: INSIGHTS INTO SIMILAR FEATURES ON MARS
RYAN C. SAMUELS, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor: Andrew de Wet

VERTICAL VARIATIONS WITHIN THE MCCARTYS FLOW: A PETROGRAPHIC AND GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS
MEGAN SWITZER, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Karen Harpp

THE INFLUENCE OF TOPOGRAPHIC OBSTACLES ON BASALTIC LAVA FLOW MORPHOLOGIES
HESTER VON MEERSCHEIDT, Boise State University
Research Advisor: Dr. Brittany D. Brand

ANALYSIS OF CRACK SYSTEMS WITHIN THE MCCARTYS LAVA FLOW WITH POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS TO MARS
CHARLES WISE, Vassar College


Short Contributions–Earthquake Geomorphology, Costa Rica Project

THE GEOMORPHIC FOOTPRINT OF MEGATHRUST EARTHQUAKES: MORPHOTECTONICS OF THE 2012 MW 7.6 NICOYA EARTHQUAKE, COSTA RICA
Faculty: JEFF MARSHALL, Cal Poly Pomona, TOM GARDNER, Trinity University, MARINO PROTTI, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. SHAWN MORRISH, Cal Poly Pomona

ACTIVATION OF A SECONDARY OBLIQUE SLIP FAULT FOLLOWING THE MW=7.6 SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, NICOYA, COSTA RICA, EARTHQUAKE
RICHARD ALFARO-DIAZ, University of Texas at El Paso
Research Advisors: Terry Pavlis and Aaron Velasco

EARTHQUAKE RELOCATION AND FOCAL MECHANISM ANALYSIS IN THE AREA OF RUPTURE FOLLOWING THE MW=7.6 NICOYA EARTHQUAKE, COSTA RICA
GREGORY BRENN, Union College
Research Advisor: Dr. Matthew Manon

MODELING COSEISMIC SLIP OF THE 2012 NICOYA PENINSULA EARTHQUAKE, COSTA RICA: ROLES OF MEGATHRUST GEOMETRY AND SURFACE DISPLACEMENT
PAULA BURGI, Smith College
Research Advisor: Jack Loveless

HOLOCENE BEACHROCK FORMATION ON THE NICOYA PENINSULA, PACIFIC COAST, COSTA RICA
CLAYTON FREIMUTH, Trinity University
Research Advisor: Thomas Gardner

ANALYSIS OF AFTERSHOCKS FOLLOWING THE SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 NICOYA, COSTA RICA MW 7.6 EARTHQUAKE
SHANNON FASOLA, St. Norbert College
Research Advisor: Nelson Ham

COASTAL UPLIFT AND MORTALITY OF INTERTIDAL ORGANISMS FROM A MAGNITUDE 7.6 EARTHQUAKE, NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
CLAIRE MARTINI, Whitman College
Research Advisors: Kevin Pogue and Bob Carson

ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT RADIOMETRIC DATING TECHNIQUES OF BEACHROCK ON THE NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
ELIZABETH OLSON, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: David Harbor

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BEACH MORPHOLOGY AND COSEISMIC COASTAL UPLIFT, NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
CAROLYN PRESCOTT, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Kelly MacGregor

STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE OF AN ANOMALOUS HOLOCENE BEACHROCK OUTCROP, PLAYA GARZA, NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA
DUSTIN STEWART, Cal Poly Pomona
Research Advisor: Jeff Marshall

PREMONITORY SEISMICITY BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, MW 7.6 NICOYA EARTHQUAKE, COSTA RICA: RELATIONSHIP WITH MAINSHOCK RUPTURE AND AFTERSHOCK ZONE
ANTHONY MURILLO GUTIÉRREZ, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA)
Research Advisor: Marino Protti


Short Contributions–Climate Change, Svalbard, Norway Project

HOLOCENE AND MODERN CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE HIGH ARCTIC, SVALBARD, NORWAY
Faculty: AL WERNER, Mount Holyoke College, MIKE RETELLE, Bates College STEVE ROOF, Hampshire College

 A PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION OF LAKE LINNÉ, SVALBARD, NORWAY
JOHANNA EIDMANN,Williams College
Research Advisor: Mea Cook

INTERPRETATION OF SEDIMENTATION EVENTS DURING THE 2012/13 SEASON IN A PROGLACIAL LAKE, LAKE LINNÉ, SVALBARD
DANA REUTER, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Alan Werner

INVESTIGATIONS INTO ABRUPT AND LARGE SCALE LAKE LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS IN AN ARCTIC KARST LAKE, KONGRESSVATNET, KAPP LINNÉ, SVALBARD
NATASHA D. SIMPSON, Pitzer College
Research Advisor: Robert Gaines

 ANALYSIS OF 2012-2013 SEDIMENT TRAPS IN LINNÉDALEN, SPITSBERGEN: IMPLICATIONS FOR VARVE FORMATION AND PALEOCLIMATE INTERPRETATION
JOSH SOLOMON, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Bruce Selleck

26th Keck Symposium Volume

Pomona College, Claremont, CA, April 2013

Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology

Table of Contents_2013


Short Contributions–South-Central Alaska Project

TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE: SHUMAGIN ISLANDS AND KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
Faculty: JOHN GARVER, Union College, CAMERON DAVIDSON, Carleton College

THERMAL EVOLUTION AND PROVENANCE REVEALED THROUGH DETRITAL ZIRCON FISSION TRACK DATING OF THE UPPER CRETACEOUS SHUMAGIN FORMATION, NAGAI ISLAND, ALASKA
MICHAEL JAMES DELUCA, Union College
Research Advisor: J.I. Garver

ALONG-STRIKE VARIATION OF U/PB AND HF ISOTOPE COMPOSITIONS IN THE CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE, SOUTHERN ALASKA
NICK ROBERTS, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cam Davidson

DETRITAL ZIRCON AGES AND PROVENANCE OF COVER STRATA TO THE PALEOCENE RESURRECTION PENINSULA OPHIOLITE IN SEWARD, ALASKA
ROSE PETTIETTE, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: Jeffrey Rahl

AGE AND PETROGENESIS OF THE SHUMAGIN BATHOLITH IN WESTERN CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE, ALASKA
ALEXANDER K. SHORT, University of Minnesota Morris
Research Advisor: James F. Cotter

DETRITAL ZIRCON U/Pb AGE DETERMINATION: UNDERSTANDING THE PROVENANCE OF THE LATE-CRETACEOUS SHUMAGIN FORMATION, ALASKA
CARLY ROE, Lawrence University
Research Advisor: Marcia Bjornerud


Short Contributions–Northeast Oregon Project

LAVAS AND INTERBEDS OF THE POWDER RIVER VOLCANIC FIELD, NORTHEASTERN OREGON
Faculty: NICHOLAS BADER & KIRSTEN NICOLAYSEN, Whitman College.

A PALEOMAGNETIC RECONAISSANCE STUDY OF THE POWDER RIVER VOLCANIC FIELD
REBECCA L. RODD, University of California, Davis
Research Advisor: Kenneth L. Verosub

GEOCHEMICAL CLIMOFUNCTIONS REVEAL A WARM TEMPERATE, HUMID, CLIMATE IN NORTHEAST OREGON TOWARDS THE END OF THE MIDDLE MIOCENE CLIMATIC OPTIMUM
RICARDO LOPEZ-MALDONADO, University of Idaho
Research Advisors: Karen Harpp, Dennis Geist

GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOTHERMOMETRY OF MID MIOCENE TO PLIOCENE ALKALIC ROCKS OF THE POWDER RIVER VOLCANIC FIELD
JOHNNY RAY HINOJOSA, Williams College
Research Advisor: Reinhard A. Wobus

CLAY MINERAL ANALYSIS AND PALEOCLIMATE INTERPRETATION OF A MIDDLE MIOCENE PALEOSOL, POWDER RIVER VOLCANIC FIELD NORTHEAST OREGON
ANNA MUDD, The College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Dr. Meagen Pollock

OLIVINE BASALT: EARLIEST LAVAS OF THE POWDER RIVER VOLCANIC FIELD, NORTHEASTERN OREGON
LUKE FERGUSON, Pomona College
Research Advisors: Kirsten Nicolaysen and Jade Star Lackey

MINERALOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF BASANITE ERUPTED FROM THE POWDER RIVER VOLCANIC FIELD, NORTHEASTERN OREGON
MICHAEL BAEZ , California State University, Fullerton
Research Advisor: Brandon Browne

THE VOLCANIC SEDIMENTS OF LOOKING GLASS CREEK
MICHELE EVERTZ, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Nick Bader


Short Contributions–Bivalve Geochemistry Project

BIOGEOCHEMICAL CARBON CYCLING IN FLUVIAL SYSTEMS FROM BIVALVE SHELL GEOCHEMISTRY – USING THE MODERN TO UNDERSTAND THE PAST
Faculty: DAVID GILLIKIN, Union College, DAVID GOODWIN, Denison University.

RECONSTRUCTING INTRA-ANNUAL GROWTH PATTERNS OF LAMPSILIS CARDIUM USING STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS
ROXANNE BANKER, Denison University
Research Advisor: David Goodwin

VITAL EFFECTS ON STABLE CARBON ISOTOPES IN FRESHWATER BIVALVES
MAX I. DAVIDSON, Union College
Research Advisor: David P Gillikin

LINEAR AND LANDMARK-BASED MORPHOMETRIC COMPARISON OF TWO POPULATIONS OF CAMPELOMA, SP. ACROSS THE K-PG BOUNDARY
GARY LINKEVICH, Vassar College
Research Advisor: Stephanie Peek

CARBON ISOTOPE CYCLING: A COMPARISON BETWEEN FOSSIL SHELLS ACROSS THE CRETACEOUS-PALEOGENE BOUNDARY AND TODAY
HANNAH SMITH, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Advisor: Miriam Katz

THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF HELL CREEK UNIONIDS
NICOLLETTE BUCKLE, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Karla Parsons-Hubbard

TRACE ELEMENTS WITHIN THE FRESHWATER BIVALVE LAMPSILIS CARDIUM FROM THE O’SHAUGHNESSY RESERVOIR, OHIO
SCOTT EVANS, SUNY Geneseo Geology Department, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
Research Advisor: Dr. D. J. Over


Short Contributions–Catalina Island Project

METASOMATISM AND THE TECTONICS OF SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: TESTING NEW AND OLD MODELS
Faculty: ZEB PAGE, Oberlin College, EMILY WALSH, Cornell College.

NA SCHIST: INSIGHTS FROM EPIDOTE-BLUESCHIST
MICHAEL D.C. BARTHELMES, Cornell College
Research Advisors: Zeb Page, Emily O. Walsh

THERMOBAROMETRIC MODELING OF THE CATALINA AMPHIBOLITE UNIT: IMPLICATIONS FOR TECTONIC AND METASOMATIC MODELS
HENRY TOWBIN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: F. Zeb Page

PETROLOGY AND GEOTHERMOMETRY OF GARNET AMPHIBOLITE BLOCKS, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CA
ABIGAIL SEYMOUR, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Christine Siddoway

PETROLOGY AND PSEUDOSECTION MODELING OF A GARNET BLUESCHIST BLOCK-IN-MELANGE, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CA
MITCHELL AWALT, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl Wirth

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: GARNET QUARTZITE’S FROM THE CATALINA SCHIST IN THE VALLEY OF OLLAS
FREDY AGUIRRE, Franklin and Marshall
Research Advisor: Stanley Mertzman

GEOCHEMICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE ORIGIN OF MINERALOGICAL RINDS SURROUNDING GARNET-AMPHIBOLITE BLOCKS IN A SUBDUCTION ZONE MÉLANGE, CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA
LAUREN MAGLIOZZI, Smith College
Research Advisor: John B. Brady


Short Contributions— Snake Range, Nevada Project

CRETACEOUS TO MIOCENE EVOLUTION OF THE NORTHERN SNAKE RANGE METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX: ASSESSING THE SLIP HISTORY OF THE SNAKE RANGE DECOLLEMENT AND SPATIAL VARIATIONS IN THE TIMING OF FOOTWALL DEFORMATION, METAMORPHISM, AND EXHUMATION
Faculty: MARTIN WONG, Colgate University, PHIL GANS, University of California-Santa Barbara.

GEOCHRONOLOGY AND STRAIN ANALYSIS OF THE JURASSIC PLUTONIC COMPLEX ON THE SOUTHERN FLANK OF THE ORTHERN SNAKE RANGE, NEVADA
EVAN MONROE, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Advisors: Phillip Gans, Martin Wong

MICROSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MYLONITIC MARBLE OF THE NORTHERN SNAKE RANGE
CASEY PORTELA, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Martin Wong

INSIGHTS INTO THE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE NORTHERN SNAKE RANGE METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX FROM 40AR/39AR THERMOCHRONOLOGIC RESULTS, NORTHERN SNAKE RANGE, NEVADA
JOSEPH WILCH, College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Shelley Judge & Robert Wooster

METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX EVOLUTION: VERTICAL STRAIN GRADIENT IN THE NORHTERN SNAKE RANGE DECOLLEMONT
JORY LERBACK, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor: Zeshan Ismat, Martin Wong, Phillip Gans

GEOCHEMISTRY AND GENESIS OF JURASSIC GRANITOIDS FROM THE NORTHERN SNAKE RANGE, NV
WILL BENDER, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Kirsten Nicolaysen

INTRUSIVE AND DEFORMATIONAL HISTORIES OF THE FOOTWALL ROCKS IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE NORTHERN SNAKE RANGE, NEVADA
MICHAEL KENNEY, University of California-Santa Barbara
Research Advisor:  Phil Gans


Short Contributions— Matanuska, Alaska Project

GEOLOGY, PALEOECOLOGY AND PALEOCLIMATE OF THE PALEOGENE CHICKALOON FORMATION, MATANUSKA VALLEY, ALASKA
Faculty: CHRIS WILLIAMS, Franklin & Marshall College, DAVID SUNDERLIN, Lafayette College.

CLIMATE AND PLANT INTERACTIONS IN AN ANCIENT ALASKAN RAINFOREST
MOLLY REYNOLDS, Franklin and Marshall College
Research Advisor: Christopher Williams

GROWTH RING ANALYSIS OF METASEQUOIA FROM THE NORTHEAST USA AND THE PALEOCENE/EOCENE CHICKALOON FORMATION, ALASKA
JACLYN WHITE, Lafayette College
Research Advisor: David Sunderlin

ZIRCON U-PB GEOCHRONOLOGY FROM THE PALEOCENE-EOCENE CHICKALOON FORMATION
LORELEI CURTIN, Pomona College
Research Advisor: Robert Gaines

EXAMINING THE PALEOENVIRONMENT OF THE CHICKALOON FORMATION, MATANUSKA VALLEY, ALASKA THROUGH CAMPELOMA AND UNIONOIDA FOSSIL ASSEMBLAGES
TYLER SCHUETZ, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Clint Cowan

USING STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY TO RECONSTRUCT THE PALEOHYDROLOGY AND PALEOCLIMATE OF THE PALEOCENE-EOCENE CHICKALOON FORMATION, ALASKA
BRENNAN O’CONNELL, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Henry Fricke

PROVENANCE ANALYSIS OF MEDIAL BASIN CHANNEL SANDS IN THE CHICKALOON FORMATION, MATANUSKA VALLEY, ALASKA
SHAWN A. MOORE, Smith College, Northampton MA
Research Advisor: Bosiljka Glumac


Short Contributions— Clear Lake, Wisconsin Project

THE ROLE OF GROUNDWATER IN THE FLOODING HISTORY OF CLEAR LAKE, WISCONSIN
Faculty: SUSAN SWANSON, Beloit College, JUSTIN DODD, Northern Illinois University.

SEDIMENTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF A PERSISTENT GROUNDWATER-DOMINATED SYSTEM IN DUCK LAKE, WI OVER THE PAST 8000 YEARS
NICHOLAS F. ICKS, Northern Illinois University
Research Advisor: Justin P. Dodd

LAKE BUDGET ANALYSIS TO UNDERSTAND GROUNDWATER FLOODING OF A SEEPAGE LAKE NEAR MILTON, WI
GRACE GRAHAM, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Susan Swanson

RECENT LAND USE AND VEGETATION CHANGES RECORDED BY NITROGEN AND CARBON ISOTOPE VALUES OF LAKE SEDIMENT CORES FROM SOUTHERN WISCONSIN
NOA KARR, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Al Werner

SEEPAGE CONDITIONS AND WATER BUDGET ANALYSIS OF DUCK LAKE IN MILTON, WISCONSIN
CAROLINE LABRIOLA, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Jeni McDermott

GROUNDWATER FLOW AND DISTRIBUTION OF SUBSURFACE MATERIALS IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF CLEAR LAKE, WISCONSIN
BARRY CHEW, California State University – San Bernardino
Research Advisor: Erik Melchiorre

THREE DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE HYDROSTRATIGRAPHY NEAR CLEAR LAKE, WISCONSIN
H. LEIGH HONOROF, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Alan Werner


Short Contributions— Ireland Project

PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS AND EARLY DIAGENESIS OF MARL LAKE SEDIMENTS: A CASE STUDY FROM LOUGH CARRA, WESTERN IRELAND
Faculty: ANNA MARTINI, Amherst College, TIM KU, Wesleyan University.

PORE WATER AND SEDIMENT CARBON ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY OF MARL LAKE SEDIMENTS, LOUGH CARRA, IRELAND
SARAH SHACKLETON, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Timothy Ku

LATE HOLOCENE CLIMATE VARIABILITY FROM LOUGH CARRA, COUNTY MAYO, WESTERN IRELAND
LAURA HAYNES, Pomona College
Research Advisor: Dr. Robert Gaines

PHOSPHATE AND TRACE METAL RECORDS FROM AN IRISH MARL LAKE: TRACING ANTHROPOGENIC INFLUENCE OVER SHORT AND LONG TIME SCALES
ALYSSA DONOVAN, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Anna Martini


Short Contributions— Colorado Front Range Project

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE CRITICAL ZONE, BOULDER CREEK CATCHMENT, FRONT RANGE, COLORADO
Faculty: David Dethier, Williams College, Will Ouimet, U. Connecticut.

GEOCHEMICAL RESPONSE OF TWO ADJACENT ALPINE STREAMS IN GREEN LAKES VALLEY, COLORADO, IN A LOW-SNOW YEAR
CLAUDIA CORONA, Williams College
Research Advisor: Dr. David P. Dethier

HILLSLOPE SEDIMENT ANALYSIS USING FALLOUT RADIONUCLIDES, COLORADO FRONT RANGE
HANNAH MONDRACH, The University of Connecticut
Research Advisor: William Ouimet

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS ON BIOAVAILABLE MANGANESE CONCENTRATIONS IN SOILS OF THE BOULDER CREEK WATERSHED, COLORADO, USA
ANNETTE PATTON, Whitman College Geology Department
Research Advisor: Nicholas Bader

HYDROLOGIC AND GEOMORPHIC IMPACTS OF THE 2010 FOURMILE CANYON FIRE, BOULDER CREEK WATERSHED, CO
BEN PURINTON, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Peter Patton

QUANTIFYING THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WEATHERING USING THIN SECTION ANALYSIS
TIMOTHY BOATENG, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Dr. Peter Crowle

INVESTIGATING LATE PLEISTOCENE AND ANTHROPOCENE FLOOD DEPOSITS ALONG CARIBOU AND NORTH BOULDER CREEK, COLORADO FRONT RANGE
CHRISTOPHER R. HALCSIK, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Sue Swanson

USING GEOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES IN THE CRITICAL ZONE TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF PERMAFROST
GABRIEL M. LEWIS, Williams College
Research Advisor: David P. Dethier

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SNOWMELT-DRIVEN WATER BUDGETS IN TWO ADJACENT ALPINE BASINS, NIWOT RIDGE,COLORADO FRONT RANGE
IAN M. NESBITT, Williams College
Research Advisor: David P. Dethier

 

 

25th Keck Symposium Volume

Amherst College, Amherst, MA, April 2012

Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology

Table of Contents


SOUTH-CENTRAL ALASKA PROJECT

TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE, SOUTH-CENTRAL ALASKA p. 1-7
JOHN GARVER, Union College,
CAMERON DAVIDSON, Carleton College

ANALYSIS OF DETRITAL ZIRCON FISSION TRACK AGES OF THE UPPER CRETACEOUS VALDEZ GROUP AND PALEOGENE ORCA GROUP IN WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA p. 8-16
BENJAMIN M. CARLSON. Union College
Research Advisor: John I. Garver

PALEOMAGNETISM OF THE KNIGHT ISLAND OPHIOLITE, PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA p. 17-22
STEVEN ESPINOSA, University of Texas at El Paso
Research Advisor: Terry Pavlis

U-Pb DETRITAL ZIRCON PROVENANCE OF THE PALEOGENE ORCA GROUP, CHUGACH-PRINCE WILLIAM TERRANE, ALASKA p. 23-32
HANNAH LOUISE HILBERT-WOLF, Carleton College
Research Advisors: Cameron Davidson & John Garver

ORIGIN OF THE LATE EOCENE ESHAMY SUITE GRANITOIDS IN WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA p. 33-39
EMILY JOHNSON, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Kirsten Nicolaysen

GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE KNIGHT ISLAND OPHIOLITE AND CHENEGA ISLAND VOLCANICS, PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA p. 40-47
LUCY MINER, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl R. Wirth

U/PB DETRITAL ZIRCON STUDY OF THE UPPER CRETACEOUS TO MIOCENE STRATA OF KODIAK ISLAND, ALASKA p. 48-53
SARAH J. OLIVAS, University of Texas at El Paso
Research Advisor: Diane I. Doser


ASCRAEUS MONS, MARS PROJECT

ORIGINS OF SINUOUS AND BRAIDED CHANNELS ON ASCRAEUS MONS, MARS  p. 54-60
ANDREW DE WET, Franklin & Marshall College
JAKE BLEACHER, NASA-GSFC
BRENT GARRY, Smithsonian

A COMPARISON AND ANALOG-BASED ANALYSIS OF SINUOUS CHANNELS ON THE RIFT APRONS OF ASCRAEUS MONS AND PAVONIS MONS VOLCANOES, MARS p. 61-66
ANDREW COLLINS, The College of Wooster
Research Advisors: Andy De Wet, Jake Bleacher, & Shelley Judge

ORIGIN OF SINUOUS CHANNELS ON THE SW APRON OF ASCRAEUS MONS AND THE SURROUNDING PLAINS, MARS p. 67-73
ZACHARY SCHIERL, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Patrick Spencer

VOLCANIC OR FLUVIAL CHANNELS ON THE SOUTH-EAST RIFT APRON OF ASCREAUS MONS p. 74-79
JULIA SIGNORELA, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor: Andy De Wet


PERUVIAN GLACIERS PROJECT

TROPICAL HOLOCENE CLIMATIC INSIGHTS FROM RECORDS OF VARIABILITY IN ANDEAN PALEOGLACIERS p. 80-84
DONALD T. RODBELL, Union College
NATHAN STANSELL, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University

XRD ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENT-CORE MATERIAL AS AN INDICATOR OF THE TRANSITION FROM VALLEY GLACIERS TO CIRQUE DWELLING GLACIERS IN THE PERUVIAN CENTRAL CORDILLERA p. 85-91
EMMA A. CORONADO, St. Lawrence University
Research Advisor: Alexander K. Stewart

GLACIAL LACUSTRINE RECORDS OF CLIMATE VARIATION IN THE TROPICAL PERUVIAN ANDES p. 92-95
SASHA ROTHENBERG, Union College
Research Advisor: Donald Rodbell

HOLOCENE GLACIAL VARIABILITY RECORDED IN LAKE SEDIMENTS FROM NEVADO HUAGURUNCHO, PERU p. 96-102
CHRISTOPHER SEDLAK, Ohio State University
Research Advisor: Nathan Stansell

HOLOCENE CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLACIAL EVOLUTION OF THE CENTRAL PERUVIAN ANDES: LACUSTRINE RECORD FROM THE PROGLACIAL LAKE JAICO p. 103-109
JESSICA TRÉANTON, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Donald T. Rodbell


TETON-ABSAROKA RANGES, WYOMING PROJECT

EOCENE TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF THE TETON-ABSAROKA RANGES, WYOMING p. 110-112
JOHN P. CRADDOCK, Macalester College
DAVE MALONE, Illinois State University

DETRITAL ZIRCON PROVENANCE STUDY OF YELLOW SANDSTONES FROM THE WILLWOOD FORMATION IN THE BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING, USA  p. 113-118
ANDREW L. KELLY, Amherst College
Research Advisors: Tekla A. Harms & Peter D. Crowley

A MINERALOGICAL TEXTURAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A HYPOTHESIZED KIMBERLITE AT WHITE MOUNTAIN, SUNLIGHT BASIN, WYOMING p. 119-122
STUART KENDERES, Western Kentucky University
Research Advisor: Andrew Wulff

THE DYNAMICS AND EMPLACEMENT OF THE HEART MOUNTAIN DETACHMENT: ANISOTROPY OF MAGNETIC SUCEPTIBILITY AND DETRITIAL ZIRCON ANALYSIS OF VERTICAL INJECTITES AT WHITE MOUNTAIN AND SILVERGATE, WYOMING p. 123-128
BENJAMIN KRAUSHAAR, Fort Lewis College
Research Advisor: John P. Craddock

STRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE EOCENE SOUTH FORK DETACHMENT, PARK COUNTY, WYOMING p. 129-134
ALISON MACNAMEE, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Martin Wong

CALCITE TWINNING STRAIN ANALYSIS OF THE ALLOCHTHONOUS JURASSIC SUNDANCE, SOUTH FORK DETACHMENT, NORTHWEST WYOMING p. 135-141
MAREN MATHISON, Augustana College
Research Advisor: Jeffrey Strasser & Michael Wolf

PROVENANCE ANALYSIS OF THE WAPITI FORMATION (EOCENE) SANDSTONE IN THE ABSAROKA BASIN, WY USING DETRITAL ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY p. 142-148
KATHRYN SCHROEDER, Illinois State University
Research Advisor: David H. Malone


FRONT RANGE, COLORADO PROJECT

KECK COLORADO PROJECT: INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN THE CRITICAL ZONE, BOULDER CREEK CATCHMENT, FRONT RANGE, COLORADO  p. 149-154
DAVID P. DETHIER, Williams College
WILL OUIMET, University of Connecticut

THE GEOCHEMICAL IMPACT OF WILDFIRE AND MINING ON THE FOURMILE CREEK WATERSHED p. 155-163
SARAH BEGANSKAS, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Anna Martini

QUANTIFYING PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND WEATHERING OF BEDROCK IN RELATION TO LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT IN THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE p. 164-170
ALEXANDRA HORNE, Mt. Holyoke College
Research Advisor: David Dethier

THE HYDROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF TWO SNOWMELT-DOMINATED, ALPINE STREAMS IN THE BOULDER CREEK CRITICAL ZONE OBSERVATORY, FRONT RANGE, COLORADO p. 171-179
JAMES N. WINKLER, University of Connecticut
Research Advisor: Will Ouimet


VIRGIN ISLANDS PROJECT

DEPTH-RELATED CARBONATE CYCLING IN A MODERN REEF: ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS p. 180-186
DENNIS K. HUBBARD, Oberlin College
KARLA PARSONS-HUBBARD, Oberlin College

ESTIMATING DEPTH RELATED REEF CARBONATE PRODUCTION PATTERNS OFF ST. JOHN, USVI p. 187-194
WILLIAM MATTHEW BENSON, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: Lisa Greer

INVESTIGATING ENDOLITHIC ALGAE PROLIFERATION USING STABLE CARBON ISOTOPES IN BOULDER STAR CORAL p. 195-199
CORNELIA CLARKE, Pomona College
Research Advisor: Robert Gaines

POST-BLEACHING ENCRUSTATION HABITS IN USVI CORAL REEFS  p. 200-206
CLAIRE MCELROY, Otterbein University
Research Advisor: Halard Lescinsky

DEPTH-RELATED PATTERNS OF ABUNDANCE, DISTRIBUTION, AND CARBONATE PRODUCTION FOR MICROBORING ORGANISMS: ST. JOHN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS p. 207-212
CONOR NEAL, Franklin & Marshall College
Research Advisor: Roger Thomas

DEPTH RELATED DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF MICROBORING ORGANISMS: ST. JOHN, US VIRGIN ISLANDS p. 213-218
JONATHAN ROGERS, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Research Advisor: Eric Hiatt

MACROBIOEROSION RATES OF IN-SITU CORAL COLONIES: ST. JOHN, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS p. 219-225
ELIZABETH WHITCHER, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Dennis Hubbard


NORTHWESTERN ICELAND PROJECT

CRUSTAL MAGMATIC PROCESSES IN ICELAND’S OLDEST CENTRAL VOLCANO  p. 226-231
BRENNAN JORDAN, University of South Dakota
MEAGEN POLLOCK, The College of Wooster
JEANNE FROMM, University of South Dakota

THE HRAFNFJORDUR CENTRAL VOLCANO: PETROGENESIS OF LAVAS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF AN ICELANDIC RIFT ZONE p. 232-237
EMILY CARBONE, Smith College
Research Advisor: Mark Brandriss

MAGMATIC PROCESSES OF THE HRAFNFJÖRÐUR CENTRAL VOLCANO, NORTHWEST ICELAND p. 238-244
KATHRYN KUMAMOTO , Williams College
Research Advisor: Reinhard Wobus

A GEOCHEMICHAL AND PETROLOGIC ANALYSIS OF THE HRAFNFJORDUR CENTRAL VOLCANO, WESTFJORDS, ICELAND p. 245-249
KATHARINE SCHLEICH, The College of Wooster
Research Advisor: Meagen Pollock

ORIGIN OF SILICIC VOLCANISM AT SAURATINDUR, NORTHWEST ICELAND  p. 250-255
THAD STODDARD, University of South Dakota
Research Advisor: Brennan Jordan

GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF TERTIARY DIKES HRAFNFJORDUR CENTRAL VOLCANO, NORTHWEST ICELAND: IMPLICATIONS FOR DIKE ORIGIN  p. 256-261
NINA WHITNEY, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Cameron Davidson

PETROLOGIC AND GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BASALTIC AND INTERMEDIATE MAGMAS IN AN ABANDONED TERTIARY RIFT, NORTHWEST ICELAND p. 262-267
ERICA WINELAND-THOMSON, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Jeff Noblett


CONNECTICUT RIVER PROJECT

ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES RECORDED IN THE IN THE DEPOSITIONAL HISTORY OF THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER  p. 268-275
SUZANNE O’CONNELL, Wesleyan University

FRESH-WATER DIATOMS AS BIOINDICATORS OF POLLUTION IN SELDEN COVE, CONNECTICUT RIVER p. 276-280
TIRZAH ABBOT, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Carl Mendelson

GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TIDAL COVES OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER ESTUARY p. 281-286
HANNAH BLATCHFORD, Beloit College
Research Advisor: Carl Mendelson

VARIABILITY OF SUSPENDED-SEDIMENT DISTRIBUTION IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER ESTUARY p. 287-293
MICHAEL CUTLER, Boston College
Research Advisor: Gail Kineke

RECONSTRUCTING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER USING DIATOMS p. 294-300
ELIZABETH JEAN GEORGE, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: David J. Harbor

INVASIVE FRESHWATER CLAM, CORBICULA FLUMINEA, HABITATS IN THE LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER p. 301-304
DANIELLE MARTIN, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Suzanne O’Connell

COMPARING SEDIMENT DEPOSITION USING MERCURY INVENTORIES FOR BACK-WATER AND SALT MARSH ENVIRONMENTS p. 305-309
JONATHAN SCHNEYER, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Advisor: Jon Woodruff


GRENVILLE PROVINCE, ONTARIO PROJECT

PETROLOGY AND STRUCTURE OF THE CENTRAL METASEDIMENTARY BELT BOUNDARY THRUST ZONE ITS HANGING WALL, GRENVILLE PROVINCE, ONTARIO p. 310-315
WILIAM H. PECK, Colgate University
STEVEN R. DUNN, Mount Holyoke College
MICHELLE J. MARKLEY, Mount Holyoke College

GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOCHRONOLOGY OF CENTRAL METASEDIMENTARY BELT BOUNDARY THRUST ZONE THRUST SHEETS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO, GRENVILLE PROVINCE p. 316-323
KENJO S. AGUSTSSON, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Research Advisor: Scott Johnston

CONFLICTING KINEMATICS OF THE SALERNO CREEK DEFORMATION ZONE, GRENVILLE PROVINCE, ONTARIO p. 324-330
NAOMI BARSHI, Smith College
Research Advisor: Jack Loveless

THERMOBAROMETRIC EVIDENCE FOR A COMMON CENTRAL METASEDIMENTARY BELT AFFINITY OF THE BANCROFT AND ELZEVIR TERRANES, ONTARIO, CANADA p. 331-337
NEVA FOWLER-GERACE, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: F. Zeb Page

HETEROGENEOUS DEFORMATION OF GABBROIC ROCKS p. 338-343
CALVIN MAKO, University of Maine
Research Advisor: Christopher Gerbi

PETROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE ALLSAW ANORTHOSITE: A SCAPOLITIZED META-ANORTHOSITE IN GRENVILLE PROVINCE, ONTARIO p. 344-351
EDWARD W. MARSHALL, Earlham College
Research Advisor: Meg Streepey Smith

GARNET-BIOTITE GEOTHERMOBAROMETRY OF THE CENTRAL METASEDIMENTARY BELT BOUDARY THRUST ZONE OFTHE GRENVILLE PROVINCE, ONTARIO, CANADA p. 352-355
ABIGAIL MONREAL, University of Texas at El Paso
Research Advisor: Jasper G. Konter

CARBON ISOTOPE THERMOMETRY IN THE CENTRAL METASEDIMENTARY BELT BOUNDARY THRUST ZONE GRENVILLE PROVINCE, ONTARIO  p. 356-261
BO MONTANYE, Colgate University
Research Advisor: William H. Peck

CALCITE-GRAPHITE THERMOMETRY IN THE SOUTHWESTERNMOST CENTRAL METASEDIMENTARY BELT, GRENVILLE PROVINCE, SOUTHERN ONTARIO p. 262-268
JACQUELYNE NESBIT, Princeton University
Research Advisor: Blair Schoene

USING STRUCTURAL ANALYSES TO ASSESS POSSIBLE FORMATION MECHANISMS OF THE CHEDDAR GNEISS DOME p. 269-374
CALIE SENDEK, Scripps College
Research Advisor: Linda Reinen


Cover Pages.pdf 72 KB
Table of Contents.pdf 25.8 KB