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Project Publications and Products

McLaughlin, Robert J; Langenheim, V E; Sarna-Wojcicki, A M; Fleck, R J; McPhee, D K; Roberts, C W; McCabe, C A; Wan, Elmira, 2008, Geologic and geophysical framework of the Santa Rosa 7.5' quadrangle, Sonoma County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OF 2008-1009, 51 pp., 3 sheets.

Darling, A. L., Karlstrom, K. E., Aslan, A., Cole, R., Betton, C., and Wan, Elmira, 2009, Late Quaternary incision rates and drainage evolution of the Uncompahgre and Gunnison rivers, western Colorado, as calibrated by the Lava Creek B ash: Rocky Mountain Geology; Spring, 2009; v. 44; no. 1; p. 71-83.

Report delivered: Wahl, D., R. Byrne, T. Schreiner and R. Hansen, 2006, Holocene Vegetation Change in the Northern Peten and its Implications for Maya Prehistory: Quaternary Research 65:380-389.

Knott, Jeffrey R; Machette, Michael N; Klinger, Ralph E; Sarna-Wojcicki, Andrei M; Liddicoat, Joseph C; Tinsley, John C, III; David, Brian T; Ebbs, Veva M., 2008, Reconstructing late Pliocene to middle Pleistocene Death Valley lakes and river systems as a test of pupfish (Cyprinodontidae) dispersal hypotheses. Editor: Reheis, Marith C; Hershler, Robert; Miller, David M. Special Paper - Geological Society of America, vol. 439, pp.1-26.

Knott, J. R., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Montanez, I. P., Wan, Elmira, 2007, Differentiating the Bishop ash bed and related tephra layers by elemental-based similarity coefficients of volcanic glass shards using solution inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (S-ICP-MS), Quaternary International 166, p. 79-86.

Ponti, Daniel J., Ehman, Kenneth D., Edwards, Brian D., Tinsley, John C., III, Hildenbrand, Thomas, Hillhouse, John W., Hanson, Randall T., McDougall, Kristen, Powell, Charles L., II, Wan, Elmira, Land, Michael, Mahan, Shannon, and Sarna-Wojcicki, Andrei M., 2008, A 3-dimensional model of water-bearing sequences in the Dominguez Gap region, Long Beach, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1013.

Powell, Charles L., II, McLaughlin, Robert J., and Wan, Elmira, 2006, Biostratigraphic and lithologic correlations of two Sonoma County Water Agency pilot wells with the type Wilson Grove Formation, Sonoma County, central California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1196.

Slate, J. L., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Wan, E., Dethier, D. P., Wahl, D. B., and Lavine, A., 2007, A chronostratigraphic reference set of tephra layers from the Jemez Mountains volcanic source, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, 58th Field Conference, Guidebook, p. 121-130,

Wahl, D., R. Byrne, T. Schreiner and R. Hansen, 2007, Paleolimnological Evidence of Late-Holocene Settlement and Abandonment in the Mirador Basin, Peten, Guatemala, The Holocene:17(6).

Wahl, D., T. Schreiner, R. Byrne and R. Hansen, 2007, A Paleoecological Record from a Late Classic Maya Reservoir in the North Peten., Latin American Antiquity: v. 19, no. 2.

Research Reports (internal USGS, not published)

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Bostwick Park, CO., USGS internal report.

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Bostwick-Shinn Paleovalley, Colorado, USGS internal report.

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Chemehuevi Formation Tephra., USGS internal report.

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Owyhee Canyon Tephra Layers, USGS internal report.

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Rio Grande and Española Basin., USGS internal report.

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: San Pedro Valley, AZ., USGS internal report.

Wan, E., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Tephra of Death Valley, USGS internal report.

Wan, E. and Wahl, D., Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Tephra and Obsidians of North San Francisco Bay., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Lake Manix Samples, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Rio Del Oso, NM., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Hillhouse, J. W., Budahn, James, Tephrochronology of USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: FOQUS-L.A. Project core hole LBCC; Identification of the Lava Creek B ash (639 ka ±2 ka, 40 Ar-39Ar) in Core LBCC- 108C-1, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USGS internal report.

Elmira Wan, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Correlated MOIS Stage 4 age of tephra sample SGW-SV1-2008, reconstructed lacustrine history, and slip rates of Smith Valley, Nevada. Steve Wesnousky, Director, Center for Neotectonic Studies UN Reno, Nevada., USGS internal report.

Elmira Wan, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Tephrochronology of Espanola Basin, New Mexico. (39 samples) Janet Slate (CESPT) and Dan Koning (New Mex. Bur. Geol. and Mines)., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Analysis of Emerald Basin tephra, San Bernardino County, CA. With Dave MIller (WESPT), USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Analysis of tephra from south side of Mojave River, Afton Canyon, Mojave, CA. With Marith Reheis (CESPT), USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Identification age determination, and tephrostratigraphy of ash layers from the Kern River Fm., Kern Co., CA. With Rob Negrini(CSUB), 9 spls for EMA & ICP-MS, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Identification of the Lava Creek B ash (~0.64 Ma) in Santa Barbara Basin Core MV0508-19JPC, Santa Barbara County, California. With John Barron (ESD), Jim Kennett (UCSB), and Rick Behl (CSULB)., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: STATEMAP - AZGS. Tephrochronology of Pinal County, Arizona. With Jon Spencer and Phil Pearthree. Nine spls, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, Tephrochronology Project lab report: Identification, age determination and chemical correlations of Kit Fox Hills (Death Valley, CA) tephra (with Jeff Knott (CSUF), USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2009, USGS Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Glacial stratigraphy and tephrochronology of Martis Creek Dam core sediments,Truckee area, CA. With Jim Howle, USGS, WRD, Carnelian Bay, CA., USGS internal report.

Elmira Wan, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Quaternary tephra of southern Death Valley, California. (J. Caskey (SFSU)and M. Reheis (CESPT)., USGS internal report.

Elmira Wan, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: STATEMAP (Kansas Geological Survey) GLJCS-KMI and GL-SCS-KMI - Pleistocene Yellowstone (Lava Creek B) and Miocene Snake River Plain-type tephra from Jewell and Smith counties, Kansas, USGS internal report.

Elmira Wan, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: STATEMAP. Colorado Geological Survey Tuff of ANTON, Colorado., USGS internal report.

Elmira Wan, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab report: 3D/4D Project: Tuff of lower Ohlson Ranch Formation, Sonoma County, California., USGS internal report.

Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: STATEMAP - California Geological Survey (CGS: Tulelake type tephra, USGS internal report.

Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Washington State U. Simon Fraser U.(Foit/Leseman): British Columbia (Mt. St Helens area)tephra, USGS internal report.

Wahl, Dave, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Aridlands Project/ Holocene Climate Project: Lake Manix and Long Valley tephra correlation - Sample M07-159B, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: (CSUF, Jeff Knott)JRK-DV-237, Zabriskie Wash, southern Death Valley, CA. Putah Tuff (3.27±0.03 Ma), USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: (Nevada Bureau of Mines, John Bell) Lake Lahontan tephra, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: (University of Oklahoma, L. Soreghan) Mesa County Colorado (Yellowstone?) tephra., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Aridlands Project: AJ-061907-2 Mono Basin, California. Miocene Snake River Plain tephra., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: BH06SB-54A and 54B, Yuba City, California Rockland and Rockland type tephra, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: Red Rock Lake, Montana., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: STATEMAP (AZGS): Bullhead City, AZ tephra, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: STATEMAP (CGS) Glen Ellen, northern CA tephra (with USGS 3D-4D Project), USGS internal report.

Wan,Elmira, 2008, Tephrochronology Project Lab report: Holocene Climate Project/UCSB (Barron/Kennett): RJB-SBB-01 - Santa Barbara Basin, California. Lava Creek B (639 ka) marine core sample. California, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2007, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: (Desert Research Institute, UNR, NV) China Lake playa tephra, Kern County, CA., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2007, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: (NPS - Yellowstone) Malin Creek Archaeological Site, Yellowstone National Park., USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2007, Tephrochronology Project Lab Report: USGS National Parks Project - Mammouth Mt. Pumice Lapilli, USGS internal report.

Wan, Elmira, 2007, Tephrochronology Project Lab report: (ED-MAP) Southern Death Valley, Noble Hill, CA tephra (Caskey, SFSU), USGS internal report.

Abstracts

David Wahl, S.W. Starratt, Elmira Wan, J. Wanket, Holly Olson, Thomas Lloyd-Davies, J. Kusler, 2009, Holocene Climate Variability in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada: A Perspective from the North-Central Great Basin, PACLIM Meeting, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA.

Goodman, J. T., Caskey, J. S., WAN, Elmira, Wahl, D. B., and Sarna-Wojcicki, A. M., 2009, New constraints on the style, timing, and rates of post-middle Pleistocene deformation in the Confidence Hills, southern Death Valley, California. May 5-7, 2009 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Kelowna, British Columbia, CN Abstracts

Lee, D., Wan, Elmira, Wahl, David, Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Knott, J. R., 2009, Evaluation of minor and trace elements of the Wilson Creek Formation, Mono County, California, Desert Symposium Meeting.

Malmon, D. V., Howard, K. A., Martin, P.M., McGeehin, J. P., Wan, Elmira, Mahan, S., 2009, The stratigraphic record of the lower Colorado River- possible climate connections.

Starratt, S.W.,, Wahl, David, Wan, Elmira, Wanket, J., Olson, H. A., Lloyd-Davies, T., Kusler, J., 2009, Holocene Climate in the Great Basin: Preliminary results from high alpine lakes in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada, AAG Abstracts.

Wahl, D. B., 2009, Prehistoric Environment and Settlement in the Holmul Region of the Southern Maya Lowlands. AAG Abstract with Programs.

Knott, J. R., Wan, Elmira, Wahl, David, Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2008, The Kit Fox Hills: Pleistocene uplift and basin development in Death Valley, California. The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 40, no. 6, p. 152.

Wahl, D. and F. Estrada-Belli, 2008, Prehistoric Human-Environment Interactions in the Southern Maya Lowlands: The Holmul Region Case. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology’s 73rd Annual Meeting, March 26-20, 2008; Vancouver, BC Canada.

Lackey, H. L., Caskey, J. S., Wan, Elmira, Wahl, D. B., and Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2008, New insights on the pluvial history of Lake Manly and tectonic development of southern Death Valley recorded in Pliocene-Recent lacustrine stratigraphy. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Cordilleran Section, no. 23-3, p.81.

Wahl, D., 2007, Effects of Holocene Climate Variability on Lago Paixban, a Perennial Wetland in Peten, Guatemala.” Poster presented at the 2007 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 10-14, 2007; San Francisco, CA.

Sarna-Wojcicki, Andrei M,, 2007, Progress and problems in late Cenozoic tephrochronology, western North America, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol. 39, no. 6, pp.173, (Improvements in chemical analytical techniques in the last approximately 50 years make it possible to analyze volcanic ash layers with great precision, and to develop compositional criteria by which these layers can be identified and correlated.)

Slate, Janet L; Sarna-Wojcicki, Andrei M; Wan, Elmira; Koning, Daniel J; Connell, Sean D; Dethier, David P; Wahl, David B; Perkins, Michael., 2007, Upper Neogene tephrochronologic correlations in the northern Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico and southern Colorado. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol. 39, no. 6, pp.495.

Wahl, David, Roger Byrne, Thomas Schreiner, and Richard Hansen 2007 Palaeolimnological Evidence of late-Holocene Settlement and Abandonment in the Mirador Basin, Peten, Guatemala, The Holocene 17 (6):813-820. Sage Publications. (http://hol.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/17/6/813).

Malmon, Daniel V; Howard, Keith A; Lundstrom, Scott C; Mahan, Shannon; Wan, Elmira, 2007, The benefits and difficulties of using the stratigraphy of large rivers to identify regional paleoclimate events: case study lower Colorado River. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol. 39, no. 6, pp.271.

Caskey, J. S., Lackey, H. G., Klinger, R. E., Wan, E., and Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2006, Pluvial Lake Manly Shorelines, Northern and Central Death Valley: Implications for Lacustrine Sequence Stratigraphy in Southern Death Valley and the OIS6 Pluvial Lake Level., American Geophysical Union Fall.

Dunning, N., D. Wahl, T. Beach, J. Jones, S. Luzzadder-Beach, Environmental Instability and Human Response in the Late Preclassic Southern Maya Lowlands. Society for American Archaeology’s 72nd Annual Meeting, April 25-29, 2007; Austin TX.

Hernandez, E., T. Schreiner, D. Wahl , 2007, The Tintal Causeway: A monumental Prehispanic Super- Highway in the Mirador Basin, Guatemala. Society for American Archaeology’s 72nd Annual Meeting, April 25-29, 2007; Austin TX.

Wahl, D., 2007, Evolution of a Neotropical Wetland: The Paleoecology of Lago Paixban. Association of American Geographers 103rd Annual Meeting, April 17-21 2007; San Francisco, CA.

Wahl, D., 2007, Prehistoric Settlement and Climate in the Mirador Basin. Society for American Archaeology's 72nd Annual Meeting, April 25-29 2007; Austin, TX.

Durant, A. J., Rose, W. I., Horwell, C. J., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Wan, E., Volentik, A., and Dartevelle, S., 2006, Reanalysis of the pyroclastic fall deposits from the 18 May 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens., American Geophysical Union Fall.
 

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