Refereed Geology and Geophysics Contributions (since 2008)

Contribution #69

Kong, F.S.**, S.S. Gao, and K.H. Liu (2015), A systematic comparison of the transverse energy minimization and splitting intensity techniques for measuring shear-wave splitting parameters, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, volume 105, doi: 10.1785/0120140108.

Contribution #68

Elsheikh, A.A.**, S.S. Gao, and K.H. Liu (2014),Formation of the Cameroon Volcanic Line by lithospheric basal erosion: Insight from mantle seismic anisotropy,Journal of African Earth Sciences, volume 100, 96-108, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.06.011.

Contribution #67

Mohamed, A.A., S.S. Gao, A.A. Elsheikh**, K.H. Liu, Y. Yu**, and R.E. Fat-Helbary (2014), Seismic imaging of mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the northern Red Sea and adjacent areas,Geophysical Journal International, volume 199, 648-657, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu284

Contribution #66

Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2014),Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the contiguous United States,Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, 6452-6468, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011253

Contribution #65

Elsheikh, A.A.**, S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Mohamed, Y. Yu**, and R.E. Fat-Helbary (2014), Seismic anisotropy and subduction-induced mantle fabrics beneath the Arabian and Nubian plates adjacent to the Red Sea, Geophysical Research Letters, volume 41, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059536

Contribution #64

Liu, K.H., A. Elsheikh**, A. Lemnifi**, U. Purevsuren**, M. Ray*, H. Refayee**, B. Yang**, Y. Yu**, and S.S. Gao (2014),A uniform database of teleseismic shear wave splitting measurements for the western and central United States,Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, volume 15, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005267

Contribution #63

Reed, C. A.**, S. Almadani**, S. S. Gao, A. Elsheikh**, S. Cherie**, M. Abdelsalam, A. Thurmond, and K. H. Liu (2014), Receiver function constraints on crustal seismic velocities and partial melting beneath the Red Sea rift and adjacent regions, Afar Depression, Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010719

Contribution #62

Yang, B.B.**, S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, A.A. Elsheikh**, A.A. Lemnifi**, H.A. Refayee**, and Y. Yu** (2014),Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow beneath the northern Great Plains of North America,Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JB010561

Contribution #61

Gao, S. S., and K. H. Liu (2013), Imaging mantle discontinuities using multiply-reflected P-to-S conversions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, , volume , , doi:

Contribution #60

R.W. Scott, Michael Formolo, Natalie Rush, Jeremy D. Owens, Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Upper Albian OAE 1d event in the Chihuahua Trough, New Mexico, U.S.A., Cretaceous Research, Volume 46, November 2013, Pages 136-150

Contribution #59

Chapman, A. D., Saleeby, J. B., Eiler, J. M.(2013),
Slab flattening trigger for isotopic disturbance and magmatic flare-up in the southernmost Sierra Nevada batholith, California
Geology, doi:10.1130/G34445.1.

Contribution #58

Kidder, S.B., Herman, F., Saleeby, J., Avouac, J.-P., Ducea, M.N., Chapman, A.D.(2013),
Inverted Metamorphism and Low Stress in the Pelona Schist
Geology, doi: 10.1130/G34289.1.

Contribution #57

Chapman, A. D., Saleeby, J. B., Wood, D. J., Piasecki, A, Farley, K. A., Kidder, S., and Ducea, M. N.(2012),
Late Cretaceous gravitational collapse of the southern Sierra Nevada batholith, California
Geosphere, Vol. 8, p. 314 - 341, doi: 10.1130/GES00740.1

Contribution #56a Contribution #56b Contribution #56c

Chapman, A. D., and Saleeby, J.(2012),
Geologic map of the San Emigdio Mountains
Geological Society of America digital map and chart series, MCH-101, 1:24,000 scale.

Contribution #55

Chapman, A. D., Luffi, P., Saleeby, J., and Petersen, S. (2011),
Metamorphic evolution, partial melting, and rapid exhumation above an ancient flat slab: Insights from the San Emigdio Schist, southern California
Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Vol. 29, No. 6, p. 601, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00932.x

Contribution #54

Chapman, A.D., Kidder, S., Saleeby, J.B., Ducea M.N. (2010),
Role of extrusion of the Rand and Sierra de Salinas schists in Late Cretaceous extension and rotation of the southern Sierra Nevada and vicinity
Tectonics, Vol. 29, No. 5, p. TC5006

Contribution #53

Brenda Beitler Bowen, Stacy Story, Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Kathleen Counter Benison (2013),
Differences in regolith weathering history at an acid and neutral saline lake on the Archean Yilgarn Craton and implications for acid brine evolution,
Chemical Geology, Vol. 356, p. 126-140,

Contribution #52

Carlos A. Sánchez Botero , Francisca E. Oboh-ikuenobe & Mike Macphail (2013),
First fossil pollen record of the Northern Hemisphere species Aglaoreidia cyclops Erdtman, 1960 in Australia,
Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, DOI:10.1080/03115518.2013.785336

Contribution #51

Zhang Li-Qiang and Wan Yang (2012)
Multi-Provenance depositional model of paleo gully in north steep slope of Dongying depression of upper Es4 in Paleogene,
Journal of Central South University (Science and Technology), Vol.43,  No.8., p. 1-7

Contribution #50

Liu YiQun, Jiao Xin, Li Hong, Yuan MingSheng, Yang Wan, Zhou XiaoHu, Liang Hao, Zhou DingWu, Zheng ChaoYang, Sun Qin & Wang ShuangShuang, (2012)
Primary dolostone formation related to mantle-originated exhalative hydrothermal activities, Permian Yuejingou section, Santanghu area, Xinjiang, NW China,
Science China, Vol.55, No.2, p. 183–192, doi: 10.1007/s11430-011-4356-1

Contribution #49

Liu, K.H, and S.S. Gao (Accepted),
Making reliable shear-wave splitting measurements,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

Contribution #48

Gao, S.S., K.H. Liu, C.A. Reed, Y. Yu, B. Massinque, H. Mdala, M. Moidaki, D. Mutamina, E.A. Atekwana, S. Ingate, and A.M. Reusch (Accepted),
SAFARI-Seismic Arrays For African Rift Initiation,
Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.

Contribution #47

Emitt C. Witt III, David J. Wronkiewicz, Robert T. Pavlowsky, and Honglan Shi (2013),
Trace metals in fugitive dust from unsurfaced roads in the Viburnum Trend resource mining District of Missouri; Implementation of a direct-suspension sampling methodology,

Contribution #46

Moidaki, M.D., S.S. Gao, K.H. Liu, and E. Atekwana (2013),
Crustal Thickness and Moho Sharpness beneath the Midcontinent Rift from Receiver Functions,
Research in Geophysics, 3 (1).

Contribution #45

Refayee, H.A., B.B. Yang, K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2013),
Mantle flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere coupling beneath the southwestern edge of the North American Craton: Constraints from shear-wave splitting measurements,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Contribution #44

Emitt C. Witt III,* David J. Wronkiewicz, and Honglan Shi (2013),
Preliminary Assessment of an Economical Fugitive Road Dust Sampler for the Collection of Bulk Samples for Geochemical Analysis,
Journal of Environmental Quality.

Contribution #43

Guillermo Rodríez-Forero, Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, Carlos Jaramillo-Munoz, Milton J. Rueda- Serrano & Edwin Cadena-Rueda (2012),
Palynology of the Eocene Esmeraldas Formation, Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia,
Palynology, DOI:10.1080/01916122.2012.650548

Contribution #42

Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, Marissa K. Spencer, Carl E. Campbell & Robert D. Haselwander (2012),
A portrait of Late Maastrichtian and Paleocene palynoflora and paleoenvironment in the northern Mississippi Embayment, Southeastern Missouri,
Palynology, Vol. 36, sup1, p. 63-79

Contribution #41

Hogan, J. & Cernusca, D. (2012),
Millennials Perception of Using Clickers to Support an Active Classroom Environment: An Early Adoption Perspective,
Proceedings of the 119th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 10-13, San Antonio: TX.

Contribution #40

Gao, S.S., and K.H. Liu (2012),
AnisDep: A FORTRAN program for the estimation of the depth of anisotropy using spatial coherency of shear-wave splitting parameters,
Computers & Geosciences.

Contribution #39

Wang, B.Z., S.S. Gao, and K.H. Liu (2012),
High-accuracy practical spline-based 2D and 3D integral transformations in potential-field geophysics,
Geophysical Prospecting.

Contribution #38

Roden, J., Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E., El-Qady, G., and Tarabees, E.A. In Press.
Structural influence on the evolution of the pre-Eonile drainage system of southern Egypt: Insights from magnetotelluric and gravity data.
Journal of African Earth Sciences.

Contribution #37

Zobaa, M.K., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., Ibrahim, M.I., (2011),
The Cenomanian/Turonian oceanic anoxic event in the Razzak Field, north Western Desert, Egypt: Source rock potential and paleoenvironmental association,
Marine and Petroleum Geology 28 (8), pp. 1475-1482

Contribution #36

Zobaa, M.K., Zavada, M.S., Whitelaw, M.J., Shunk, A.J., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E. (2011),
Palynology and palynofacies analyses of the Gray Fossil Site, eastern Tennessee: Their role in understanding the basin-fill history,
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 308 (3-4), pp. 433-444.

Contribution #35

D. L. Bridges, K. Mickus, S. S. Gao, M.G. Abdelsalam, and A. Alemu (2012),
Magnetic stripes of a transitional continental rift in Afar,

Contribution #34

Satsukawa, T., M. Michibayashi, E. Y. Anthony, R.J. Stern, S.S. Gao, and K. H. Liu (2011),
Seismic anisotropy of the uppermost mantle beneath the Rio Grande rift: Evidence from Kilbourne Hole peridotite xenoliths, New Mexico,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 311 (1-2), pp. 172-181.

Contribution #33

Thomas, S.G., Tabor, N.J., Yang, W., Myers, T.S., Yang, Y., Wang, D. (2011),
Paleosol stratigraphy across the Permo-Triassic boundary, Bogda Mountains, NW China: Implications for palaeoenvironmental transition through earth’s largest mass extinction.
In Algeo, T.J., Chen, Z-Q., Fraiser, M.L., Twitchett, R.J., eds.,
Special Issue: Permian-Triassic ecosystems: collapse and rebuilding:
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 308, p. 41-64: doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.20.

Contribution #32

Zhang, L.K., Luo, X.R., Vasseur, G., Yu, C.H., Yang, W., Lei, Y.H., Song, C.P., Yu, L., Zhao, J., Yan, J.Z. (2011),
Effect of Geological Parameters in Characterizing Fault Connectivity for Hydrocarbon Migration,
Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 1634-1647.

Contribution #31

Hogan, J.P., and Cernusca, D.,
Integrating Gallery Walks and Wikis in a Synergic Instructional Activity: An Exploratory Study of Students’ Perceptions,
Computers in Education.

Contribution #30

Elsheikh, A., M. G. Abdelsalam, and K. Mickus,
Geology and geophysics of the West Nubian Paleolake and the Northern Darfur Megalake (WNPL–NDML): Implication for groundwater resources in Darfur, northwestern Sudan,
Journal of African Earth Sciences.

Contribution #29

Seaman, S.J., H. Gylling, J. Hogan, F. Karner, and G.C. Koteas (In press),
Concentric Zoning in the Tunk Lake Pluton, Coastal Maine,
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology.

Contribution #28

Liu, K.H. and S.S. Gao (2011),
Estimation of the depth of anisotropy using spatial coherency of shear-wave splitting parameters, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 101, pp. 2153-2161, doi: 10.1785/0120100258.

Contribution #27

Bashir, L., S. S. Gao, K. H. Liu, and K. Mickus (2011),
Crustal structure and evolution beneath the Colorado Plateau and the southern Basin and Range Province: Results from receiver function and gravity studies,
Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q06008 (18 pages), doi:10.1029/2011GC003563.

Contribution #26

Abdelsalam, M.G., S.S. Gao, and J.-P. Liegeois (2011),
Upper mantle structure of the Saharan Metacraton,
Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 60, pp. 328-336

Contribution #25

Jonathan Obrist and Wan Yang (2011),
Petrographic Comparison and Contrast of Fluvial and Deltaic Sandstones, Upper Pennsylvanian Oread Cyclothem, NE Oklahoma:
Kansas Geological Society Bulletin, v. 86, No. 1, p. 18-27.

Contribution #24

Hogan, J.P., and Cernusca, D. (2011),
Integrating Gallery Walks and Wikis in a Synergic Instructional Activity: An Exploratory Study of Students’ Perceptions,
The 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 26-29, Vancouver: BC, Canada.

Contribution #23

Sur, S., Soreghan, G.S., Soreghan, M.J., Yang, W., Saller, A.H. (2010),
A record of glacial aridity and Milankovitch-scale fluctuations in atmospheric dust from the Pennsylvanian tropics:
Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 80, p. 1046-1062, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2010.091.

Contribution #22

Gao, S.S., K.H. Liu, and M.G. Abdelsalam (2010),
Seismic anisotropy beneath the Afar Depression and adjacent areas: Implications for mantle flow,
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, B12330, 15 pp., doi:10.1029/2009JB007141.

Contribution #21

Hooks, B., Lux, D., Gibson, D., and J.P., Hogan (2010),
Felsic Magma Chamber Dynamics: A Process Oriented Interpretation of the Mineralogical and Textural Diversity of Outcrops Within the Deer Isle Granite Complex Maine,
in Guidebook for Fieldtrips of the 102nd New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Orono, Maine.

Contribution #20

Gilbert, M.C., and Hogan, J.P., (2010),
Our Favorite Outcrop: The Striking But Enigmatic Granite-Gabbro Contact of the Wichita Mountains Igneous Province,
Journal of the Oklahoma City Geological Society, vol. 61, No. 3.

Contribution #19

Yang, W., Feng, Q., Liu, Y.Q., Tabor, N., Miggins, D., Crowley, J.L., Lin, J.Y., Thomas, S. (2010),
Depositional environments and cyclo- and chronostratigraphy of uppermost Carboniferous–Lower Triassic fluvial–lacustrine deposits, southern Bogda Mountains, NW China — A terrestrial paleoclimatic record of mid-latitude NE Pangea:
Global and Planetary Changes, 99 pp., doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.03.008.

Contribution #18

Liu, K. H., and S. S. Gao (2010),
Spatial variations of crustal characteristics beneath the Hoggar swell, Algeria, revealed by systematic analyses of receiver functions from a single seismic station,
Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q08011 (14 pages), doi:10.1029/2010GC003091.

Contribution #17

Abdelsalam, M.G. (2010),
Quantifying 3D post-accretionary tectonic strain in the Arabian-Nubian Shield: Superimposition of the Oko Shear Zone on the Nakasib Suture, Red Sea Hills, Sudan,
Journal of African Earth Sciences, v. 56, iss. 4-5, p. 167-178

Contribution #16

Scott, R.W., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., Benson, D.G., Jr., and Holbrook, J.M. (2009),
Numerical age calibration of the Albian/Cenomanian boundary,
Stratigraphy, Vol. 6, p. 17-32

Contribution #15

Liu, K.H. (2009),
NA-SWS-1.1: A uniform database of teleseismic shear-wave splitting measurements for North America,
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10, Q05011, doi: 10.1029/2009GC002440

Contribution #14

Atef, A., K.H. Liu, and S.S. Gao (2009),
Apparent weekly and daily earthquake periodicities in the western United States,
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 99, No. 4, pp. 2273-2279, doi:10.1785/0120080217.

Contribution #13

Gao, S.S., and K.H. Liu (2009),
Significant seismic anisotropy beneath the southern Lhasa Terrane, Tibetan Plateau,
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10, Q02008, doi: 10.1029/2008GC002227

Contribution #12

Zobaa, M., C. S. Botero, C. Browne, F.E. Ohoh-Ikuenobe, and M.I. Ibrahim (2008),
Kerogen and Palynomorph Analyses of the Mid-Cretaceous Bahariya Formation and Abu Roash "G" Member, North Western Desert, Egypt,
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, Vol. 58, p. 933-943

Contribution #11

Abdelsalam, M.G., Tsige, L., Yihunie, T., and Hussien, B. (2008),
Terrane rotation during the East African Orogeny: Evidence from the Bulbul Shear Zone, south Ethiopia. Gondwana Research, Vol. 14, p. 497-508

Contribution #10

Gani, N.D.S., Abdelsalam M.G., and Gera, S. (2008),
Stratigraphic and Structural Evolution of the Blue Nile Basin, Northwestern Ethiopian Plateau.
Geological Journal, DOI: 10.1002/gj.1127

Contribution #9

Gao, S.S., T.M. Niemi, R.A. Black, K.H. Liu, R.J. Joeckel, R.W. Busby, and J. Taber (2008),
Rationale for a permanent seismic network in the Central Plains utilizing USArray,
(click here for electronic supplementary material)
Eos (Forum section), Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Vol. 89, No. 9, Feb. 26, 2008. Page 85

Contribution #8

Kinabo, B. D., J.P. Hogan, E.A. Atekwana, M. G. Abdelsalam, and M.P. Modisi (2008),
Fault growth and propagation during incipient continental rifting: Insights from a combined aeromagnetic and SRTM DEM investigation of the Okavango rift zone, NW Botswana,
Tectonics, Vol. 27

Contribution #7

Ciftci, E., J.P. Hogan, H. Kolayli, and E. Cadirli (2008),
An unusual rock, natrolitite: Occurrence, petrographic and geochemical characteristics (Eastern Turkey),
Clays and Clay Mineralogy, Vol. 56, No. 2

Contribution #6

Campbell, C.E., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., and Eifert, T.L. (2008),
Megatsunami deposit in Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary interval of southeast Missouri,
In: Evans, K., Horton, J.W. Jr., King, D.T. Jr., and Morrow, J.R. (eds.), The Sedimentary Record of Meteorite Impacts. Geological Society of America Special Paper 437, p. 189-198, doi: 10.1130/2008.2437(11)

Contribution #5

Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., Holbrook, J.M., Scott, R.W., Akins, S.L., Evetts, M.J., Benson, D.G., and Pratt, L.M. (2008),
Anatomy of epicontinental flooding: Late Albian-Early Cenomanian of the southern U.S. Western Interior,
In: Pratt, B.R., and Holmden, C. (eds.),
Dynamics of Epeiric Seas: Sedimentological, Paleontological and Geochemical Perspective. Geological Association of Canada, Special Paper 48, pp. 201-227

Contribution #4

Bowen, B.B., Benison, K.C., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F., Story, S., and Mormile, M. (2008),
Active hematite concretion formation in modern acid saline lake sediments, Lake Brown, Western Australia
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 268, p. 52-63, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.12.023

Contribution #3

Liu, K.H., S.S. Gao, Y. Gao, and J. Wu (2008),
Shear-wave splitting and mantle flow associated with the deflected Pacific slab beneath northeast Asia,
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 113, B01305, doi:10.1029/2007JB005178

Contribution #2

Abdelsalam, M.G., A.M. Youssef, S.M. Arafaat, and M. Alfarhan (2008),
Rise and demise of the New Lakes of Sahara,
Geosphere, Vol. 4, doi:10.1130/GES00142.1, p. 375-386

Contribution #1

Gao, S.S., K.H. Liu, R.J. Stern, G.R. Keller, J.P. Hogan, J. Pulliam, and E. Y. Anthony (2008),
Characteristics of mantle fabrics beneath the south-central United States: Constraints from shear-wave splitting measurements Geosphere, Vol. 4, doi:10.1130/GES00159.1, p. 411-417