553 Week 8

Week 8 Course Material

    Supplemental Reading

  • Jenny, H., 1994. Factors of Soil Formation: A System of Quantitative Pedology, Dover Publications, New York, 191 pp.
  • USDA NRCS Soil Taxonomy Guide
  • USDA NRCS videos and tutorials
  • Ferraro et al., 2004. Val Sorda: An upper Pleistocene loess-paleosol sequence in northeastern Italy Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, v. 21, p. 30-47
  • Muhs, D.R., Aleinikoff, J.N., Stafford, T.W., Jr., Kihl, R., Been, J., Mahan, S.A., and Cowherd, S., 1999, Late Quaternary loess in northeastern Colorado: Part I–Age and paleoclimatic significance: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 111, p. 1861-1875. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Aleinikoff, J.N., Muhs, D.R., Sauer, R.R., and Fanning, C.M., 1999, Late Quaternary loess in northeastern Colorado: Part II–Pb isotopic evidence for the variability of loess sources: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 111, p. 1876-1883. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Muhs, D.R., Ager, T.A., Been, J.M., Rosenbaum, J.G., and Reynolds, R.L., 2000, An evaluation of methods for identifying and interpreting buried soils in late Quaternary loess in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1615, p. 127-146.
  • Muhs, D.R., and Bettis, E.A., III, 2000, Geochemical variations in Peoria loess of western Iowa indicate paleowinds of midcontinental North America during last glaciation: Quaternary Research, v. 53, p. 49-61. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Muhs, D.R., and Zarate, M., 2001, Eolian records of the Americas and their paleoclimatic significance, in Markgraf, V., ed., Interhemispheric Climate Linkages, San Diego, Academic Press, p. 183-216.
  • Muhs, D.R., Ager, T.A., and Begét, J.B., 2001, Vegetation and paleoclimate of the last interglacial period, central Alaska: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 20, p. 41-61. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Muhs, D.R., Bettis, E.A., III, Been, J., and McGeehin, J., 2001, Impact of climate and parent material on chemical weathering in loess-derived soils of the Mississippi River Valley: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 65, p. 1761-1777. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • McGeehin, J., Burr, G.S., Jull, A.J.T., Reines, D., Gosse, J., Davis, P.T., Muhs, D., and Southon, J.R., 2001, Stepped-combustion 14C dating of sediment: A comparison with established techniques: Radiocarbon, v. 43, p. 255-261. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Muhs, D.R., Ager, T.A., Bettis, E.A., III, McGeehin, J., Been, J.M., Begét, J.E., Pavich, M.J., Stafford, T.W., Jr., and Stevens, D.S.P., 2003, Stratigraphy and paleoclimatic significance of late Quaternary loess-paleosol sequences of the last interglacial-glacial cycle in central Alaska: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 22, p. 1947-1986. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Bettis, E.A., III, Muhs, D.R., Roberts, H.M., and Wintle, A.G., 2003, Last glacial loess in the conterminous U.S.A.: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 22, p. 1907-1946. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Muhs, D.R., and Bettis, E.A., III, 2003, Quaternary loess-paleosol sequences as examples of climate-driven sedimentary extremes: Geological Society of America Special Paper 370, p. 53-74. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Roberts, H.M., Muhs, D.R., Wintle, A.G., Duller, G.A.T., and Bettis, E.A., III, 2003, Unprecedented last glacial mass accumulation rates determined by luminescence dating of loess from western Nebraska: Quaternary Research, v. 59, p. 411-419. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Busacca, A.J., Begét, J.E., Markewich, H.W., Muhs, D.R., Lancaster, N., and Sweeney, M.R., 2004, Eolian Sediments, in: Gillespie, A.R., Porter, S.C., and Atwater, B.F, eds., The Quaternary Period in the United States: Amsterdam, Elsevier, p.275-309.
  • Muhs, D.R., McGeehin, J.P., Beann, J., and Fisher, E., 2004, Holocene loess deposition and soil formation as competing processes, Matanuska Valley, southern Alaska: Quaternary Research, v. 61, p. 265-276. [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Muhs, D.R., and Budahn, J.R., 2006, Geochemical evidence for the origin of late Quaternary loess in central Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 43, p. 323-337. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

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