Geomorphology is one of more than 16 discipline tags that we use to categorize and aggregate our interdisciplinary information within and across CZOs. Much of our information has been tagged with 2-3 disciplines.
Betasso - Topographic Carbon Storage, GIS/Map Data, LiDAR, Land Cover (2010)
2 components • Betasso • GIS / Remote Sensing, Biology / Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology • Tyson Lee Swetnam, Paul Brooks, Holly Barnard, Adrian Harpold, Erika Gallo
Como Creek - Topographic Carbon Storage, GIS/Map Data, LiDAR, Land Cover (2010)
2 components • • GIS / Remote Sensing, Biology / Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology • Tyson Lee Swetnam, Paul Brooks, Holly Barnard, Adrian Harpold, Erika Gallo
Gordon Gulch - Topographic Carbon Storage, GIS/Map Data, LiDAR, Land Cover (2010)
2 components • Gordon Gulch • GIS / Remote Sensing, Biology / Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology • Tyson Lee Swetnam, Paul Brooks, Holly Barnard, Adrian Harpold, Erika Gallo
National - LiDAR, Land Cover, GIS/Map Data - LiDAR (2010-2017)
16 components • Boulder Creek Watershed, Eel River Watershed, Jemez River Basin, Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Northeastern Puerto Rico and the Luquillo Mountains, Sangamon River Basin, Clear Creek Watershed, Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, Providence Creek headwater catchments • Geomorphology, GIS / Remote Sensing, Hydrology, Biology / Ecology • Data Provider and Roles: National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping Role: Collector Url: http://ncalm.org/ National Science Foundation Role: Funder Url: http://nsf.gov Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory Role: Partner Url: http://czo.colorado.edu/ National Science Foundation (NSF-0724960) Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory Role: Partner Url: http://criticalzone.org/calhoun/ National Science Foundation (EAR-1339015, EAR-1331846) Jemez EAR-1043051 University of Arizona Role: Partner Url: http://www.arizona.edu/ University of California, Merced Role: Partner Url: http://www.ucmerced.edu Valles Caldera National Preserve Role: Partner Url: https://www.nps.gov/vall/ Bandelier National Monument/ National Park Service Role: Partner Url: http://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory Role: Partner Url: http://www.czo.arizona.edu National Science Foundation Award EAR-0724958 Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory Role: Partner Url: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lczo/ NSF EAR-0922307 Reynolds Creek NSF EPS-0814387, EPS-0447689, NNX14AD81G Eel River EAR-1043051 Shale Hills EAR-0922307
Models of 10Be on hillslopes require acknowledgement of transport within the mobile regolith
Cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations in hillslopes evolve by production, decay, and lateral transport of nuclides in regolith.
Numerical models of alpine glaciers in 1 and 2 dimensions
Computes glacial ice motion including internal deformation and sliding in flowline (1D) or in planview (2D) in an alpine valley
Channel-Hillslope Integrated Landscape Development (CHILD) model
Computes time evolution of a topographic surface z(x,y,t) by erosion (fluvial, hillslope) and sediment transport
Digital model of glacier bed
Computes evolution of a glacial bed at the 1-meter scale , mimicking both abrasion and block removal by quarrying
The geomorphic systems of the Front Range and the High Plains
The geomorphic systems of the Front Range and the High Plains are linked.
1D model of gully longitudinal profile evolution
Calculates the long-profile evolution of a gully channel containing an abrupt step (headcut).
Hillslope trajectory model
Combination of analytical and numerical methods captures soil particle trajectories on a steady state hillslope
Landlab: A Python-language library for 2D numerical modeling
Landlab enables researchers to efficiently create and/or combine 2D numerical models.
Hillslopes between rapidly downcutting streams steepen in the wake of propagating knickpoints
Hillslopes between rapidly downcutting streams steepen in the wake of propagating knickpoints.
Range and Basin: A Simple Model of Mountain Range and Basin Evolution on a Flexing Lithosphere
Computes the time evolution of mean elevation and “extra” crustal thickness for a hypothetical mountain range and adjacent forel
Particle model to simulate soil deformation associated with roots
Employs the discrete element model LIGGGHTS to compute displacement of particles in near-surface soil
Numerical hillslope model and its thermal state
Computes evolution of topography, soil thickness, and damage in the underlying rock driven by spatial variations in the surface
Using VS2Di to study aspect-related controls on vadose-zone moisture
2D model of subsurface moisture dynamics in the vadose zone. Model written by R. Healy, USGS.
2017 (In Review)
Reviews and syntheses: On the roles trees play in building and plumbing the Critical Zone. Brantley, Susan L., David M. Eissenstat, Jill A. Marshall, Sarah E. Godsey, Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, Diana L. Karwan, Shirley A. Papuga, Joshua Roering, Todd E. Dawson, Jaivime Evaristo, Oliver Chadwick, Jeffrey J. McDonnell, Kathleen C. Weathers (2017): Biogeosciences Discussions Cross-CZO National
Regional sensitivities of seasonal snowpack to elevation, aspect, and vegetation cover in western North America. Christopher J. Tennant, Adrian A. Harpold, Kathleen Ann Lohse, Sarah E. Godsey, Benjamin T. Crosby, Laurel G. Larsen, Paul D. Brooks, Robert W. Van Kirk, Nancy F. Glenn (2017): Water Resources Research 53 Cross-CZO National
Sources of streamflow along a headwater catchment elevational gradient. Cowie, R. M., Knowlesa, J. F., Daileya, K. R., Williamsa, M. W., Millsa, T. J., Molotch, N. P. (2017): Journal of Hydrology Volume 549, June 2017, Pages 163–178
Dating of river terraces along Lefthand Creek. Foster, M.A., Anderson, R.S., Gray, H.J., and Mahan, S.A (2017): Geomorphology
Block-controlled hillslope form and persistence of topography in rocky landscapes. Glade, R. C., Anderson, R. S., and Tucker, G. E. (2017): Geology, First published on 2017-01-23 12:45:18, doi:10.1130/G38665.1
Critical zone properties control the fate of nitrogen during experimental rainfall in montane forests of the Colorado Front Range. Hinckley, E. S., Ebel, B. A., Barnes, R. T., Murphy, S. F., Anderson, S. P. (2017): Biogeochemistry (2017) 132: 213. doi:10.1007/s10533-017-0299-8
Particle trajectories on hillslopes: Implications for particle age and 10Be structure. Anderson, R.S. (2015): JGR-Earth Surface 120: 1626–1644
Bedrock incision and gravel deposition along the rivers in the High Plains . Akquia, S. (2015): Senior thesis, Geography, University of Colorado, 31 pp.
Trajectories of soil particles on a hillslope conveyor: Implications for particle age and Be-10. Anderson, R. S. (2015): EP34A-05 Landscape Evolution from a Critical Zone Science Perspective III,
Force of nature: A monumental flood gives CU-Boulder researchers a rare opportunity to study the effects of extreme weather on erosion. Anderson, R. S., Anderson, S., Anderson, S. P. (2015): Research and creative work 2014–15, PG.3-5
Exhumation by debris flows in the 2013 Colorado Front Range storm. Anderson, S.W., Anderson, S. P., and Anderson, R. S. (2015): Geology, Geological Society of America
Seeking GUTH, the Grand Unified Theory of Hillslopes: Linking weathering, erosion and landscapes. Anderson, SP, Dietrich, WE, Rempe, D, West, N, Brantley, SL, Bacon, AR, Buss, HL, Fisher, BA, Flinchum, B, Holbrook, S, Klos, PZ, Leopold, M, Moon, S, Nielson, T, Pelletier, J, and Terry, N. (2015): EP34A-01 Landscape Evolution from a Critical Zone Science Perspective III, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec. Cross-CZO
Weathering, exhumation, and sediment production in granite steeplands. Anderson, SP, Foster, MA, Anderson, RS, and Anderson, SW (2015): 25th Goldschmidt, Prague, August 16-21, 2015.
Aspect Controls on Bedrock Fracturing and Seismic Velocity within the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory . Bandler, A., Magill, C., Hendricks, S., and Singha, K. (2015): H51R-06 Hydrogeophysical Characterization of the Critical Zone I, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Aspect-dependent soil saturation and insight into debris-flow initiation during extreme rainfall in the Colorado Front Range. Ebel, B.A., Rengers, F. K., and Tucker, G.E. (2015): Geology 43 (8): 659-662
Absolute Dating of Strath Terraces along the Western High Plains Reveals Complicated History of Occupation and Incision. Foster, M.A., Anderson, R.S., Gray, H., and Mahan, S (2015): EP53A-0951 Earth and Planetary Surface Processes: General Contributions Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Using 10Be to deduce rates of landscape evolution and mobile-regolith residence times in Gordon Gulch, Boulder Creek CZO. Foster, M.A., Anderson, R.S., Wyshnytzky, C.E., Ouimet, W.B., Dethier, D.P (2015): GSA Bulletin 127 (5/6): 862–878
Honoring the Reality of Blocky Hillslopes: Case Study of a Vertical Dike at Shiprock, New Mexico. Glade, R., and Anderson, R.S. (2015): EP53B-1023 Erosion and Sediment Transport in Steep Landscapes III Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science. Harpold, A. A., Marshall, J. A., Lyon, S. W., Barnhart, T. B., Fisher, B. A., Donovan, M., Brubaker, K. M., Crosby, C. J., Glenn, N. F., Glennie, C. L., Kirchner, P. B., Lam, N., Mankoff, K. D., McCreight, J. L., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Pelletier, J., Russo, T., Sangireddy, H., Sjöberg, Y., Swetnam, T., and West, N. (2015): Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2881-2897 Cross-CZO National
Evidence for climatic and hillslope-aspect controls on vadose zone moisture and saprolite weathering. Langston, A. L., Tucker,G. E., Anderson, R. S. and Anderson, S. P. (2015): ESPL, 40 1254-1269
Three-dimensional topographic stress controls on bedrock fractures and landscape evolution. Moon, S., Perron, J.T., Martel, S., Holbrook, W.S., St. Clair, J., and Singha, K. (2015): EP33D-02 Landscape Evolution from a Critical Zone Science Perspective II, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Spatial and temporal variations in meteoric 10Be inventories and long-term deposition rates, Colorado Front Range. Ouimet, W., Dethier, D, Bierman, P, Wyshnytzky, C, Shea, N, and Rood, DH (2015): Quaternary Science Reviews
Advances in reactive transport modeling of geochemical systems: Applications to acid rock drainage and the evolution of the critical zone. Pandey, S. (2015): Pd.D. dissertation, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Saprolite formation rates using U-series isotopes in a granodiorite weathering profile from Boulder Creek CZO (Colorado, USA) . Pelt, E, Chabaux, F, Mills, TJ, Anderson, SP, and Foster, MA (2015): Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU2015-11724.
Big Blocks and River Incision: A Numerical Modeling Perspective. Shrobe, C., Tucker, G.E., and Anderson, R.S. (2015): EB53B-1022 Erosion and Sediment Transport in Steep Landscapes III Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. St. Clair, J., S. Moon, W. S. Holbrook, J. T. Perron, C. S. Riebe, S. J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harman, K. Singha, D. deB. Richter (2015): Science, 30 October 2015, Vol. 350, no. 6260, pp. 534-538 Cross-CZO National
Exploring the landscape evolution of the subalpine meadow-forest system driven by the geomorphic work performed by the Northern Pocket Gopher. Winchell, E., Anderson, R. S., Lombardi., E., and Doak, D. (2015): EP41C-0936 Mechanistic Underpinnings of Damage, Disruption, and Downslope Transport of Rock and Regolith Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Spatial and temporal variations in meteoric 10Be inventories and long-term deposition rates, Colorado Front Range. Wyshnytzky, C., Ouimet WB, McCarthy, J, Dethier, DP, Shroba, RR, Bierman, PR, and Rood, DH (2015): Quaternary Science Reviews
Putting weathering into a landscape context: Variations in exhumation rates across the Colorado Front Range. [Invited] Anderson, SP, Foster, MA, Anderson, SW, Dühnforth, M., and Anderson, RS (2015): Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU2015-7992.
Evolution of lumpy glacial landscapes. Anderson, R. S. (2014): Geology 42(8): 679–682
EP33B-3635 Using shallow seismic tomography to characterize patterns of near-surface weathering and the mobile-immobile regolith transition: Implications for the erodibility and morphology of hillslopes . Brian Clarke • Eric Kirby • Douglas Burbank • Nicole West (2014): 2014 AGU Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 15-19th Cross-CZO
From the litter layer to the saprolite: Chemical changes in water-soluble soil organic matter and their correlation to microbial community composition. Gabor, R., Eilers, K., McKnight, D., Fierer, N., Andersond, S. (2014): Soil Biology & Biochemistry 68 (2014) 166e176
The torrential and the mundane: Climate controls on hillslope weathering, channel bed material, and landscape evolution in the Colorado Front Range. Langston, A. L. (2014): Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Analysis and modeling of gully headcut dynamics, North American high plains. Rengers, F. K., & Tucker, G. E. (2014): Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119(5), 983-1003.
Rock damage and regolith transport by frost: an example of climate modulation of the geomorphology of the critical zone. Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Tucker, G.E. (2013): EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS Earth Surf. Process. Landforms
Cross-CZO Contrasts: Aspect Controls and Critical Zone Architecture. Clarke, B.A., Kirby, E., Burbank, D.W., West, N. (2013): Abstract H43L-07presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec. Cross-CZO
Subsurface architecture of the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory from electrical resistivity tomography. Leopold, M., Völkel, J., Huber, J., and Dethier, D. (2013): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38, 1417–1431
A model for post-orogenic development of a mountain range and its foreland. Tucker, G. E., & van der Beek, P. (2013): Basin Research, 25(3), 241-259
Landscape scale linkages in critical zone evolution. Anderson P.S., Anderson R.S., Tucker G. E. (2012): Comptes Rendus Geoscience 344: 586-596
How deep and how steady is the Earth’s surface? . Anderson, S.P. (2012): Geology, 40 (9): 863-864
Using the accumulation of CBD-extractable iron and clay content to estimate soil age on stable surfaces and nearby slopes, Front Range, Colorado. Dethier, D. P., Birkeland, P.W., and McCarthy, J. A. (2012): Geomorphology 173-174: 17-29
Unsteady late Pleistocene incision of streams bounding the Colorado Front Range from measurements of meteoric and in situ 10Be. Dühnforth, M., R. S. Anderson, D. J. Ward and A. Blum (2012): JGR-Earth Surface 117, F01023
Water chemistry of surface waters affected by the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, Colorado, 2010–2011. McCleskey, R.B., Writer, J.H., and Murphy, S.F., (2012): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1104, 11 p
Exploring weathering and regolith transport controls on critical zone development with models and natural experiments. Anderson, S.P., Anderson, R.S., Hinckley, E.S., Kelly, P., and Blum, A.E. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S3-S5
Seismic constraints on critical zone architecture, Boulder Creek Watershed, Colorado. Befus, K.M., Sheehan, A.F., Leopold, M., Anderson, S.P., and Anderson, R.S (2011): Vadose Zone Journal 10: 915-927
Examining knickpoints in the Middle Boulder Creek Catchment, Colorado. Dethier, Evan N. (2011): A thesis Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts With Honors in Geosciences WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Reconstructing the Glacial History of Green Lakes Valley, North Boulder Creek, Colorado Front Range. Duhnforth M, and Anderson, R. (2011): Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43: 527-542
Landscape-Scale Variation in Soil Microbial Communities Across a Forested Watershed. Eilers, Kathryn. (2011): Thesis, University of Colorado, Master of Arts, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cross-CZO
Reconstructing Pinedale (latest Pleistocene) ice in the Green Lakes Valley and adjacent areas, Colorado. Kantack, Keith McBride. (2011): Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts With Honors in Geosciences(Williams College)
Characteristics of a palaeosol and its implications for the Critical Zone development, Rocky Mountain Front Range of Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Voelkel, J., Dethier, D., Huber, J. & Steffems, M. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S72-S75.
Assessing eolian contributions to soils in the Boulder Creek Catchment, Colorado,. MacCarthy, James A. (2011): Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts With Honors in Geosciences(Williams College) Cross-CZO
Solving a conundrum of a steady-state hillslope with variable soil depths and production rates, Bodmin Moor, UK . Riggins, S.G., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Tye, A.M. (2011): Geomorphology, 128: 73-84.
Significance of slope sediments layering on physical characteristics and interflow within the Critical Zone - Examples from the Colorado Front Range, USA. Voelkel, J., Huber, J. & Leopold, M. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S143-S145.
Meteoric 10Be in Gordon Gulch, Colorado soils: Implications for hillslope processes and development. Wyshnytzky, C. E. (2011): Honors thesis, Geology, Amherst College, 100 pp.
Geomorphology: The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes. Anderson, R. S., and Anderson, S. P. (2010): Cambridge University Press, 340 pp. (Textbook; weathering chapter presents the critical zone description of the earth surface.)
Applied geophysical characterization of the shallow subsurface: Towards quantifying recent landscape evolution and current processes in the Boulder Creek watershed, CO. Befus, Kevin (2010): Thesis, University of Colorado, Master of Science, Department of Geological Sciences
The Distribution of Tors in Gordon Gulch, Front Range, Colorado . Trotta, James Richard. (2010): Thesis. Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Geosciences. Williams College 2010
Does climate change create distinctive patterns of landscape incision?. Wobus, C.W., Tucker, G.E., and Anderson, R.S. (2010): JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 115, F04008. 2010
Numerical modeling of cosmogenic deglaciation records, Front Range and San Juan mountains, Colorado,. Ward, D. J., Anderson, R. S., Guido, Z. S., Briner, J. P. (2009): J. Geophys. Res., 114, F01026
Combining sediment analysis and seismic refraction to describe the structure, thickness and distribution of periglacial slope deposits at Niwot Ridge, Rocky Mountains Front Range, Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Dethier, D., Voelkel, J and Raab, T. (2008): Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 52: 77-94.
Using geophysical methods to study the shallow subsurface of a sensitive alpine environment, Niwot Ridge, Colorado Front Range, USA:. Leopold, M., Dethier, D., Voelkel, J., Raab, T., Corson-Rickert, T., and Caine, N. (2008): Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40(3): 519-530.
Physical and Chemical Controls on the Critical Zone. Anderson, S.P., von Blanckenburg, F., and White, A.F. (2007): Elements 3: 315-319.
Facing reality: Late Cenozoic evolution of smooth peaks, glacially ornamented valleys, and deep river gorges of Colorado's Front Range In Willet SD, Hovius N, Brandon MT, Fisher D (eds) Tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution. Anderson RS, Riihimaki CA, Safran EB, MacGregor KR (2006): Geological Society of America Special Paper 398 Penrose Conference Series, p 397-418.
Geomorphic inferences from regolith thickness, chemical denudation and CRN erosion rates near the glacial limit, Boulder Creek catchment and vicinity, Colorado. Dethier DP, Lazarus ED (2006): Geomorphology 75: 384-399.
Soils and geomorphology in mountains-- an example from the Front Range of Colorado soils and geomorphology in mountains-- an example from the Front Range of Colorado. Birkeland, PW, Shroba, RR, Burns SF, Price AB, Tonkin PJ (2003): Geomorphology 55: 329-344
06 Nov 2015 - Leaders in science, medicine are newest University of Colorado Distinguished Professors
07 Sep 2015 - Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) & Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
07 Sep 2015 - PhD Student, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado
29 Apr 2015 - About Colorado Matters Colorado Public Radio's daily interview show Colorado Matters interviews Suzanne and Robert Anderson concerning...
01 Apr 2015 - The Boulder Creek CZO and coauthors are highlighted in recent articles for their analysis of flooding and debris flows from the historic 2013...
25 Oct 2013 - Persistent, heavy rains in the Colorado Front Range broke several rainfall records and led to catastrophic flooding and geomorphic activity.
07 Oct 2013 - An Extreme Rain Event and the Hydrologic Response in the Boulder Creek CZO Persistent, heavy rain over Boulder during a 36-hour period between...
03 Oct 2013 - Heavy Rainfall and the Geomorphic Response During the week of September 9th, 2013, several days of continuous rainfall caused widespread...
16 May 2013 - Job Title: Section Head, Surface Earth Processes Section Agency: National Science Foundation Job Announcement Number: ...
24 Apr 2012 - The 2012 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Gregory E. Tucker for his innovative modeling and field studies.
Graduate seminar on Geomorphic weathering in the Critical Zone, Spring 2015. 1 credit class based upon critical discussion of readings, with guest lectures-Geol-5702
Room 380 in the Benson Building on main campus..