Robert S. Anderson

Robert S. Anderson CV

Fellow

  • Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

Departments

Education

  • PhD: University of Washington, 1986
  • MS: Stanford, 1977
  • BS: Williams College, 1974

Contact Information

(Office) 303 735-8169
(Fax) 303 492-6388
INSTAAR
University of Colorado
Campus Box 450
Boulder CO 80309-0450
USA

INSTAAR
Sustainability, Energy, & Environment Complex (SEEC)
Room S210
(Home) 720 565-0468
1000 Oakdale Place
Boulder, CO 80304

Specialty

Geomorphology

Research Interests

Mechanics and timing of landscape evolution: modeling of landform evolution; glaciology; Arctic and alpine landscape evolution; coastal evolution.

My academic interests focus on the processes that drive landscape evolution, studied through monitoring of modern systems, numerical modeling of these systems constrained by modern rates, and establishment of a chronology that constrains the longer term pace of landscape evolution. While recent research has focused on alpine landscapes, and the glaciers and rivers that carve them, I remain interested in all landscapes, the processes that drive them, and the natural patterns that emerge.

See my picasa site for photographic gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/andersrsphoto/

Awards

  • Distinguished Professor, University of Colorado, 2015
  • Hazel Barnes Prize, CU-Boulder, 2014
  • Fellow, AGU, 2006
  • Gladys Cole Award, GSA, 1995
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1991
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Research

Research Statement

My research focuses on the processes operating at the Earth's surface and the landforms that result. Although I am interested in the entire spectrum of earth-surface processes, his most recent work focuses on the roles of rivers and glaciers in modifying large scale landscapes.

In most cases, the research projects involve both field (mapping and instrumentation) and computer modeling exercises. The present power of computing, the sophistication and miniaturization of modern field instrumentation, the increase in the availability of digital topography and of detailed paleoclimate records makes such efforts more likely to succeed now than in any time in the past. In addition, I use cosmogenic radionuclides to document the rates of landscape evolution over long time scales.

Sand transport

Anderson treats the transport of sand and dust by wind as a physics problem involving both fluid and granular mechanics. His past work in eolian transport systems entails field experiments and modeling of the evolution of mixed grainsize ripples in both cross-section and plan view, and laboratory experiments on the dynamics of sand avalanches characteristic of the lee sides of dunes.

Large-scale topography

Anderson's research on the evolution of large-scale topography was launched in the early 1990s. Work on the Santa Cruz marine terraces and mountains stimulated by the Loma Prieta earthquake is typical of what he hopes to carry out in other tectonic settings, where the topography is produced by tectonic processes, in places by repeated earthquakes, and decays by the action of a suite of geomorphic processes including weathering of bedrock, hillslope processes, and channel incision by both rivers and glaciers. Linkages between these processes lead to the interaction of tectonics and climate to produce topography at many scales, meaning that both climate history and tectonic forcing of the topography become important to constrain. The search for appropriate sites in which there exists sufficient data to constrain process types and rates has taken Anderson and his colleagues, including students, to Utah, the Sierras, Owens Valley, Panamint Valley, Kodiak Island and the Chugach Ranges in Alaska, the Karakoram in Pakistan, Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and the Finisterre Range of Papua New Guinea.

Coastal terraces

A number of graduate students have been involved over the years in projects related in one or another way to the Santa Cruz coastline and adjacent mountains. The most recent work has focused on the coastal terraces, their timing (see below), and their formation in the face of both uplift of the landmass and attack by waves. Simple modeling in 1-D shows the expected evolution of a benched morphology, but this has been done with little knowledge of detailed effects of the wave forcing. In order to place more quantitative constraints on the relationship of the coastal erosion to the wave climate, former graduate student Pete Adams deployed a seismometer at the Long marine Lab in order to document the amount of energy that actually reaches the cliff. The shaking of the cliff is strongly related to the far-field wave heights and the tidal position, as one would expect. In addition, the orientation of the swell plays a role in that it determines the length of shelf across which the waves dissipate their energy prior to arrival at the coast. We hope to push this effort into the Arctic where rates of coastal erosion are many tens of meters per year.

Geochronology

In many instances the main information gap is timing in the landscape. Anderson has been involved in the development and extension of the use of cosmogenic radionuclides (10Be and 26Al in particular) in the extraction of timing in many settings. These have included dating of thin veneers of sediments on strath terraces (Fremont River, Utah; Wind River, Wyoming; Snake River, Wyoming) and marine terraces (Santa Cruz terraces, California), and documentation of bedrock lowering rates in alpine settings (Laramide Ranges, Sierras) and on bedrock river beds (Indus, Pakistan). Work led by former graduate student Lesley Perg was aimed at establishing the ages of the suite of five Santa Cruz marine terraces, which requires dealing with both inheritance and post-depositional bioturbation. The ages obtained are internally consistent, and are surprisingly young, the lowest terrace corresponding to the marine isotope stage 3, about 60 ka. In addition, the need to deal with the inheritance problem in this system led to an investigation of the littoral system. Here we have used cosmogenic radionuclides as tracers of sand within the system. Concentrations in river sands, cliff terrace cover sands, and littoral sands can be used to document the relative contributions of rivers and cliff backwearing to the littoral system, generating a long term average picture of the littoral discharge pattern in the Santa Cruz cell. Work with former graduate student Catherine Riihimaki on the Rocky Flats surface, a major remnant of pediment along the Colorado Front Range has required that we take into account multiple resurfacing events, which are documented in a depth profile of the ratio of 26Al/10Be. We find that the age of the Rocky Flats surface is diachronous, getting younger toward the mountain front where the stream responsible for incising into the surface can still resurface Rocky Flats surface.

Bedrock incision

Bedrock incision by fluvial processes, one of the least-understood geomorphic processes, has been a focus of research for some years, starting in the Fremont badlands of Utah, and moving to the Indus River in Pakistan and the Wind River in Wyoming. Anderson and his graduate students have tackled the rates of incision and the processes by which the incision is carried out using a combination of newly developed cosmogenic radionuclide dating techniques, field deployment of datalogger-based instrumentation, and modeling. Former graduate student Greg Stock used sediments and speleothems in caves along the western metamorphic edge of the Sierran batholiths as a means of documenting rates of incision over many hundreds of thousands of years. The incision history reveals very high erosion rates from 3 - 1.5 Ma, followed by much lower rates. we interpret these to reflect the passage of a knickzone past the cave sites, having been incited by tilting of the range prior to 3 Ma. The mechanism for tilting is debated, but may result from foundering of an eclogitic dense root from the range that coincides with a change int he natrue of volcanism. In addition, working with former graduate student Catherine Riihimaki and former postdoc Liz Safran, Anderson has modeled the incision of major streams issuing from the Colorado Front Range, showing that these are in a state of transient response to the exhumation of the adjacent edge of the Great Plains.

CU graduate student Mauren Berlin has launched her PhD research on the Roan Plateau of western Colorado, into which many tens of waterfalls have bitten. These were presumably cast off from the Colorado River in a pulse of late Cenozoic incision. The site is wonderful for this sort of natural experiment, as all these knickpoints exist in the same Eocene stratigraphy, and the small scale of the landscape assures that the climate is uniform. In this study we focus on not only the positions of these many knickpoints, but on the processes of waterfall retreat and subsequent cliff recession in the valleys, and the presumably very much lower rate of landscape lowering on the top of the Roan Plateau itself. In the adjacent Book Cliffs in the Cretaceous sandstones, Dylan Ward is modeling the pattern of erosion incited by incision of small streams, and is documenting the rate of cliff recession using cosmogenic radionuclides.

Glaciation

In the late 1990s, Anderson and his graduate students, in particular Kelly MacGregor and Catherine Riihimaki (with significant help from others), began to explore the evolution of higher mountain masses in the face of glaciation. Working on the small Bench glacier near Valdez, Alaska, they documented the meteorological forcing of the glacier, the glaciological response, and the sediment output as a means of constraining the erosion occurring at the bed of the glacier. The target here is understanding of the evolution of the long valley profile in the face of glaciation, which includes the generation of cirques, hanging valleys and fjords. The field work and in particular the detailed evolution of the glacier surface speed field over the summer season, has pointed toward the need to understand the glacial plumbing system and its summer evolution. We demonstrated the great utility of GPS monuments on the glacier itself in documenting the sliding hisotry over a melt season.

This project included modeling the evolution of glacial valley longitudinal profiles. Using a 1D numerical model, we showed that the flattening of glacial valleys is expected, and that the hanging of tributary valleys and the steps in trunk valley floors are straight-forward consequences of tributary systems. This modeling work has now moved into 2D glacial models, in which we simulate the evolution of glaciers on real landscapes (e.g., Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Uintas, Colorado Front Range, San Juans, Colorado [see ...instaar/rmnp page for examples]). The target here is several-fold. First, we wish to determine the climate scenario that allows a best match of the glacial footprint to the existing LGM moraine and trimline data. Second, once we have assured ourselves that the model works well, we will drive glacial histories with ELA histories, and allow the landscape to evolve in the fac e of subglacial erosion. The erosional output from the glacial will be fed to a fluvial model to allow proper coupling of glacial and fluvial systems. This effort has been augmented by analytic work on glacial erosion in which we explain the essential features of glacial long valley profiles using simplifying assumptions of quasi-steady glacial conditions and eroison proportional to ice discharge.

recent work: With CU graduate student Dylan Ward, I am attempting to determine the roles of glaciers in setting the very high relief in the Alaska range and other very high mountain masses of the world. Zack Guido is documenting the ages of moraines and adjacent river terraces in the Animas outlet glacier form the ice cap that occupied the centrak San Juans in the LGM. He is also exploring the degree to which the glacially polished bedrock of the glacial valley itself has been eroded during the last glacial cycle, using the degree to which cosmogenic radionuclides were reset.

Late Cenozoic landscape evolution of Laramide province

Another project just completed focused on the late Cenozoic evolution of the Laramide Ranges and adjoining basins in the western US. This project involved graduate student Catherine Riihimaki, and is collaborative with Liz Safran at Lewis and Clark College. Particular problems treated included the evolution of the smooth high surfaces on the shoulders and peaks of these ranges; the river and glacial profiles that incise the subsummit surfaces; and the timing of and processes involved in the exhumation of the Tertiary sediment-filled basins. The large remaining issue is the cause of the late Cenozoic exhimationof teh Great Plains and other basins adjacent to the Laramide Ranges. This remains a target of our investigation in this region.

Biological factors

Finally, former graduate student Mike Loso began tackling the thorny issue of the role of biology in modulating surface processes. He is thinking about how one might incorporate the role of rodents in transporting sediment on hillslopes, while being faithful to the elements of ecology such as where the animals prefer to live, their subterranean digging patterns, the role of predators in digging out their dens, and so on. We have now developed models of landscape evolution in the face of non-uniform occupation of the landscape by rodents.

Future Research

Anderson intends to continue work in these areas, in all cases focusing on the application of knowledge of these physical systems to an understanding of both the resultant landforms and the geological record.

Active Research

Research Programs

Research Labs and Groups

Publications

FeaturedPublications

Zhang, H.,Kirby, E.,Pitlick, J.,Robert S. Anderson,Zhang, P, 2017: Characterizing the transient geomorphic response to base-level fall in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 122(2): 546-572. DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003715

Hurst, M. D.,Rood, D. H.,Ellis, M. A.,Robert S. Anderson,Dornbusch, U, 2016: Recent acceleration in coastal cliff retreat rates on the south coast of Great Britain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(47): 13336-13341. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1613044113

Howard, A. D.,Moore, J. M.,Umurhan, O. M., White, O. L.,Robert S. Anderson,McKinnon, W. B.,Spencer, J. R., Schenk, P. M., Beyer, R. A., Stern, S. A., Ennico, K., Olkin, C. B., Weaver, H. A., Young, L. A.,and the
 New Horizons Science Tea, 2016: Present and past glaciation on Pluto. Icarus, 287: 287-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.006

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Academics

Teaching Statement

Talks and guest lectures

"Glaciers and the landscapes they modify: Lessons from the Kennicott Glacier, Alaska"  Wrangell Mountain Center talk series, McCarthy, Alaska, June 2012

"Glaciers and glacial landscapes: from natural to numerical experiments", U. Texas Austin February 2012

"Edges matter: erosion of landscapes by migration of edges", INSTAAR, CU Boulder, April 2012

"Of ice-water interactions in Arctic and alpine landscapes: Rapid Arctic coastline erosion and the sliding of glaciers", Caltech January 2011

"Dominance of thermal processes and their likely acceleration along Alaska's Beaufort Sea coast", National Park Service webinar July 20, 2011

Kennicott seminar series, Wrangell Mountains and St Elias National Park, "Glaciers and glacial landscapes", June 2010

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) February 2009, University of Montana September 2009, Five College Lecture series, Amherst, October 2009

Yosemite Fund, March 2008; Yale, October 2008

INSTAAR, February 2007; Workshop on Climate and Geomorphology, NCAR October 2007

University of New Mexico, 10 February 2006; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, July 2006; INQUA conference on mountain glaciers, September 2006; Garry Clarke conference, UBC, December 2006

University of Memphis , March 2005; UC Davis, April 2005; EGU, April 2005; India Geological Society, May 2005; CU INSTAAR Mountain Research Station, June 2005; CU Geology, September 2005; Rocky Mountain National Park, September 2005; NSF Earth Science Day, September 2005; University of Michigan, November 2005

Colorado School of Mines, April 2004; Colorado State University, April 2004; Yosemite National Park, June 2004

Stanford, January 2003, Penrose conference Taiwan January 2003, University of Colorado January 2003, Purdue February 2003, UC Santa Barbara February 2003

University of Wyoming January 2002, University of Colorado January 2002, Colorado College April 2002, University of Nebraska Lincoln September 2002, 'Year of the Mountain symposium', University of Colorado November 2002, Gilbert Club December 2002

USGS Marine Geology February 2001, University of Arizona February 2001, Duke November 2001, MIT November 2001, INSTAAR December 2001

UC Santa Barbara February 2000; Caltech February 2000

William and Mary March 1999; Arizona State April 1999

UC Davis January 1998; University of Alaska Fairbanks June 1998; University of Oregon October 1998

Scripps. January 1997; USC. January 1997; Harvard. March 1997

Stanford. May 1996; UC Riverside. April 1996; Penn State. April 1996; U. Washington. May 1996

University of Wyoming. February 1995; University of California Santa Barbara. March 1995; Franklin and Marshall College. October 1995; Penn State. October 1995; Lehigh University. October 1995

Caltech. February 1994; Stanford. March 1994; UC Berkeley. March 1994; MIT. March 1994; Oregon State. April 1994

San Jose State. January 1992; University of Southern California. November 1992

Williams College. (3 talks) Geology, Environmental Studies. February 1991; Duke University. Geology. February 1991; University of Wyoming. November 1991; University of Texas, Austin. November 1991

UC Berkeley. April 1990; UC Santa Barbara. January 1990

Bowdoin College. January 1988; UC Santa Cruz. February 1988

UCLA. October 1987; Johns Hopkins. April 1987

Academics

Current Courses

  • GEOG 5700: Geomorphology Seminar
  • GEOL 2001: Planet Earth
  • GEOL/GEOG 4241: Geomorphology
  • GEOL 5100: Geomechanics
  • GEOL 5700: Modeling landscapes

Past Courses

  • GEOL 3950: Natural Catastrophes and Geological Hazards
  • GEOL 5700: Advanced Geomorphology

Postdocs & Students

Outreach

Misc

Etc.

Online Book

The little book of geomorphology: Exercising the principle of conservation (16 MB PDF).

Abstracts

Greenwood, W., Clark, M., Zekkos, D., Von Voigtlander, J., Bateman, J., Lowe, K., Hirose, M., Anderson, S.P., Anderson, R.S., Lynch, J., 2016, Assessment of rock mechanical properties and seismic stability in variably weathered layered basalts, Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU2016-11787.

Anderson, L.S. and R.S. Anderson, 2016, The response of debris-covered glaciers to climate change: A numerical modeling approach. Geophysical Research Abstracts
 18, EGU2016-15611.

Anderson, L.S. and R. S. Anderson, 2015, Numerical modeling of debris-covered glaciers: transient effects of debris on the length and dynamics of valley glaciers, IGS Annual meeting 2015.

Anderson, S.P., Foster, M.A., Anderson, S.W., Dühnforth, M., and Anderson, R.S., 2015, Putting weathering into a landscape context:  Variations in exhumation rates across the Colorado Front Range. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU2015-7992.

Hurst, M.D., D. H. Rood, M.A. Ellis, R. S. Anderson, 2015, Observations of historical sea cliff retreat rates exceed long-term estimates derived from cosmogenic 10Be.  Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU2015-xxxx.

Anderson, S. P., M.A. Foster, R.S. Anderson, S.W. Anderson, 2015, Weathering, exhumation, and sediment production in granite steeplands, Goldschmidt conference abstract 2015.

Hurst, M.D., D. H. Rood, M.A. Ellis, R. S. Anderson, 2015, Observations of historical sea cliff retreat rates exceed long-term estimates derived from cosmogenic 10Be. GSA abstract.

Anderson, R.S., 2015, Standing back from the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctic Science Workshop, Loveland Colorado, September 20-22, 2015 (invited talk).

Pendleton, S., G. Miller, K. Refsnider, and R. S. Anderson, 2015, Initial Insights into the Quaternary evolution of the Laurentide Ice Sheet on Southeastern Baffin Island, AGU abstract.

Foster, M., R.S. Anderson, 2015, Absolute dating of strath terraces along the western High Plains reveals complicated history of occupation and incision, AGU Abstract.

Anderson, R.S., 2015, Particle trajectories on hillslopes: Implications for particle age and 10Be structure, AGU Abstract.

Winchell, E., R.S. Anderson, D. Doak and E. Lombard, 2015, Exploring the landscape evolution of the subalpine meadow-forest system driven by the geomorphic work performed by the Northern Pocket Gopher, AGU Abstract.

Glade, R., and R.S. Anderson, 2015, Honoring the reality of blocky hillslopes: Case study of a vertical dike at Shiprock, New Mexico, AGU Abstract.

Zhang, H., P. Zhang, E. Kirby, J. Pitlick, R.S. Anderson, 2015, Characterizing the transient geomorphic response to base level fall in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, AGU Abstract.

Shobe, C., G. Tucker and R.S. Anderson, 2015, Big blocks and river incision: A numerical modeling perspective, AGU Abstract.

Zhang, H. et al., Pleistocene drainage reorganization driven by the isostatic response to deep incision into the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, EGU2014-4944.

Anderson, L., M. Plummer, A. Wickert, W. Colgan, R.S. Anderson, 2014, Numerical modeling of the Last Glacial Maximum Yellowstone Ice Cap, Rocky Mountain Region GSA.

Armstrong, William H., Allen, Jeffery, Anderson, Leif S., Anderson, Robert S., and Rajaram, Harihar, 2014, Estimating glacier thickness from remotely sensed- and GPS-derived glacier velocities and ice dynamics modeling: A case study on the Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, USA, 44th Arctic Workshop.

Anderson, Leif S., Armstrong, William H., and Anderson, Robert S., 2014, The importance of ice face backwasting on the thinning of the debris-covered Kennicott Glacier terminus, Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, 44th Arctic Workshop.

Barnhart, Katherine R., Anderson, Robert S., and Overeem, Irina, 2014, The effect of changing sea ice on the vulnerability of Arctic coasts, 44th Arctic Workshop

Anderson, R.S., Glacial landscape evolution and its 10Be legacy in rock and sediment, invited talk at 2nd Conference on use of Cosmogenic Nuclides in Arctic settings, Aarhus, Denmark, May 2014

Foster, M.A., R.S. Anderson, S.A. Mahan, Use of 10Be to deduce variations in sediment supply from the Front Range to the High Plains, with implications for generation of fill and strath terraces, GSA Annual meeting 2014

Foster, M.A., R.S. Anderson, C.E. Wyshnytzky, W.B. Ouimet, D.P. Dethier, Hillslope lowering rates and mobile-regolith residence times from in situ and meteoric 10Be analysis: Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, Colorado, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Armstrong, W.H., R. S. Anderson, J. Allen, H. Rajaram, L. S. Anderson, Glacier basal sliding in two-dimensions quantified from correlation of high-resolution satellite imagery: A case study on Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Anderson, R.S., Edges and blocks matter on hillslopes, rivers, and glacial landscapes, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Brenner, A., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., Winchell, E., Schellhasse, D., and Marquez, J. Reconstructing Peak Discharge in a Colorado Front Range Headwater Stream During the September 2013 Storm, AGU Annual meeting 2014 virtual poster

Wickert, A.D., Mitrovica, J.X., and Anderson, R.S., Incision of the Mississippi River through the Laurentide Ice Sheet Forebulge, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Anderson, Scott, Anderson, S.P., and Anderson, R.S., Exhumation by debris flows in the 2013 Colorado Front Range storm, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Anderson, L.S., A. Wickert, W. Colgan, R.S. Anderson, Numerical modeling of the Last Glacial Maximum Yellowstone Ice Cap captures asymmetry in moraine ages, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Barnhardt, K., and Anderson, R.S., Chilly Hilly – coupling models of landscape evolution and subsurface thermal processes, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Winchell, E., L. Lombardi, J. Marquez, D. Doak, R.S. Anderson, Gopher eskers, mounds and stonelines: Evidence of the annual to centennial impacts of gophers in the montane meadows of Colorado’s Front Range, AGU Annual meeting 2014

Anderson, Scott, Anderson, S.P., and Anderson, R.S., Exhumation by debris flows in the 2013 Colorado Front Range storm, CZO All-hands meeting, Sept 2014

Anderson, R.S., Particle trajectories on hillslopes: Implications for particle age and 10Be structure CZO All-hands meeting, Sept 2014

Winchell, E., Doak, D.F., Lombardi, L., and Anderson, R.S., The role of pocket gophers in montane landscapes, Front Range, Colorado, CZO All-hands meeting, Sept 2014

Foster, M. and R.S. Anderson, Strath terraces on the western High Plains indicate climatically-driven variations in sediment supply from source basins in the Colorado Front Range, CZO All-hands meeting, Sept 2014

Anderson, L., Roe, G., and Anderson, R.S., 2013, The effects of interannual climate variability on the extraction of climate estimates from glacial moraines: A case study from the Colorado Front Range. GSA Rocky Mt Regional meeting abstract.

Stock, G.M., R.S. Anderson, and P. Devine, 2013, Retreat and stagnation of Little Ice Age glaciers in Yosemite National Park. GSA Cordillera Regional meeting abstract.

Anderson, R.S., L.S. Anderson, M. Duhnforth, W. Colgan, 2013, Glacial heads and fluvial tails: Quaternary landscape evolution in alpine settings.  Abstract, Invited to Pardee Session, GSA Annual meeting.

Anderson, L.S., R.S. Anderson, S.P. Anderson, 2013, Numerical modeling of fill-terrace formation in response to glacial-interglacial climate fluctuations: A case study from the Boulder Creek CZO. Abstract, GSA Annual meeting.

Winchell, E., R.S. Anderson, D. Doak, 2013, Gophers and trees, the drivers behind geomorphic and ecological interactive processes governing hillslope diffusion. Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Armstrong, W.H., L.S. Anderson, R.S. Anderson, E. C. Pettit, 2013, Remote sensing of the cryosphere – Building on the legacy of Austin Post. Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Wobus, C., G. Tucker, R.S. Anderson, 2013, Sediment flux and the incision of the North American High Plains. Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Foster, M.A., Duhnforth, M., and Anderson, R.S., 2013, Young strath terraces on western High Plains record climate-paced variations in sediment supply from Colorado Front Range, Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Langston, A.L., Tucker, G.E. and Anderson, R.S., 2013, Interpreting climate-modulated processes of terrace development along the Colorado Front Range using a landscape evolution model, Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Anderson, L.S., Roe, G.H., and Anderson, R.S., 2013, The effect of interannual variability forced glacial advances on the moraine record: A case study from the Colorado Front Range during the Last Glacial Maximum, Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Armstrong, W.H., ANDERSON, L.S., Anderson, R.S., and Pettit, E.C., 2013, Comparison of glacier valley surface velocity fields extracted from high-resolution satellite imagery with GPS-derived point velocities on the Kennicott Glacier, Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Winchell, E.W., Doak, D.F., and Anderson, R.S., 2013, GOPHERS, TREES AND UNGULATES ON THE MONTANE HILLSLOPES OF THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE: A LINKED GEOMORPHIC AND ECOLOGIC SYSTEM, Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Wickert, A.D., Mitrovica, J.X., and Anderson, R.S., 2013, NORTH AMERICAN DEGLACIATION AND DRAINAGE EVOLUTION. Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting

Reppy, J.H., Foster, M.A., Winchell, E.W., and Anderson, R., 2013, THE INFLUENCE OF BEDROCK TORS ON MOBILE-REGOLITH FLOW IN A CREEP-DOMINATED LANDSCAPE, BOULDER CREEK CRITICAL ZONE OBSERVATORY. Abstract, GSA Annual Meeting.

Winchell, E., D. Doak and R.S. Anderson, 2013, Modeling the gopher - meadow eco-geomorphic system on montane hillslopes. Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting.

Armstrong, W.H, K.R. Barnhart, R.S. Anderson, H. Rajaram, 2013, Variations in melt inputs and basal sliding velocity on the Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, USA. Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting.
Barnhart, K.R., R.S. Anderson, I. Overeem, 2013, Spatial and Temporal Scaling in Permafrost Remote Sensing. Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting

Armstrong, W.H., R.S. Anderson, E.C. Pettit, H. Rajaram, 2013, Hydrometeorology and basal sliding on the Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, USA: Evidence for seasonal, diurnal, and event-scale glacier velocity fluctuations due to varying meltwater inputs and precipitation events. Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting

Anderson, L.S., G. Roe, R.S. Anderson, 2013, The effect of interannual variability on the moraine record: A new perspective on paleoclimate estimation in glacial landscapes. Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting.

Foster, M.A., M. Dühnforth, R.S. Anderson, 2013, Strath terraces on the western High Plains indicate climatically-driven variations in sediment supply from source basins in the Colorado Front Range. Abstract, AGU Annual Meeting.

Anderson, S. P., R. S. Anderson, P. Kelly, G. E. Tucker, and A. Wickert, 2012, Frost weathering: Climate control of regolith production and critical zone evolution, EGU Annual Meeting

Dühnforth, M., Anderson, R. S., W. Colgan, 2012, Influence of the thermal field in alpine glaciers on the long-term evolution of longitudinal valley profiles: can a landscape escape from the glacial buzzsaw?, EGU Annual Meeting

Anderson, S. P., R. S. Anderson and G. Tucker, 2012, Landscape scale linkages in critical zone evolution, French Academy of Sciences abstract

Wickert, A. D., K. Monteleone, J. X. Mitrovica, R. S. Anderson, C. M. Lee, 2012, Beringian Paleogeography and Archaeological Site Prediction, Alaska Association of Archaeologists meeting abstract

Dühnforth, M., R. S. Anderson, D. J. Ward and A. Blum, 2012, Unsteady late Pleistocene incision of streams bounding the Colorado Front Range from measurements of meteoric and in situ 10Be, Rocky Mountain Section GSA abstract

Barnhart, K. R., Anderson, R. S., Overeem, I., Wobus, C., Clow, G. D., Urban, F. E., LeWinter, A. L., Stanton, T., 2012, Relationship between environmental conditions and rates of coastal erosion in Arctic Alaska, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Anderson, R. S., M. Dühnforth, L. Anderson, W. Colgan, 2012, Impacts of alpine glacial erosion on the shapes of glacial valleys, heights of mountains, and sediment delivery to the foreland, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Dühnforth, M., R. S. Anderson and W. Colgan, 2012, Exploring the influence of the thermal field in alpine glaciers on the evolution of longitudinal valley profiles, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Armstrong, W.H., K. R. Barnhart, R. S. Anderson, H. Rajaram, 2012, Variations in melt inputs and basal sliding velocity on the Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, USA, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Foster, M. A., R. S. Anderson, B. L. Spitzmiller, 2012, Evaluating the steady-state assumption for mobile-regolith on hillslopes using in situ produced 10Be, Boulder Creek CZO, Colorado Front Range, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Wickert, A. D., R. S. Anderson, and J. X. Mitrovica, 2012, Ice Age Geomorphology of North America, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Anderson, S. P., N Fieres, R. Gabor, H. Barnard, R. S. Anderson, B. Hoffman, and D. M. McKnight, 2012, Ecogeomorphology: Impressions of organisms in critical zone evolution, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Langston, A., G. Tucker, R. S. Anderson, M. Foster, S. P. Anderson, 2012, Interpreting climate-driven aggradation and incision along the fringes of a decaying mountain range, AGU Fall meeting abstract

Anderson, R. S., S. P. Anderson, G. Tucker, Of damage zones, reactors and conveyor belts: A geomorphologist’s view of the long term evolution of the critical zone, CZO annual meeting, Biosphere2, Arizona

Tucker, G. E., P. van der Beek, A. Langston, R. S. Anderson, S. P. Anderson, Critical Zones and Decaying Mountains: A Simple Model for Post-Orogenic Landscape Evolution of a Range and its Adjacent Basin, CZO annual meeting, Biosphere2, Arizona

Anderson, S. P., R. S. Anderson, E-L. S. Hinckley, P. Kelly, and A. Blum, Exploring weathering and regolith transport controls on critical zone development with models and natural experiments. Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface 9.

Riggins, S., R. S. Anderson, S. P. Anderson and A. M. Tye, 2011, How can we explain variable soil depths and soil production rates on a parabolic soil-mantled hiltop? Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface 9.

Langston, A.L., G.E. Tucker, S. P. Anderson, R. S. Anderson, Exploring links between vadose zone hydrology and chemical weathering in the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, Geochemistry of the Earth's Surface 9.

Anderson, S. P., G. E. Tucker, R. S. Anderson, A. Langston, and P. Kelly, Rock into regolith: Earth’s critical zone, Chapman Conference summer 2011, Galapagos

Wickert, A.D., R. S. Anderson, and J.X. Mitrovica, Quaternary incision of the upper Mississipppi Rivrer across a glacial forebulge, GSA Annual Meeting

Anderson, R. S., M. Dühnforth, William Colgan, L. Anderson, Far-flung moraines and ridge-capping tills: Exploring the feedbacks of long-term alpine glacial landscape modification, GSA Annual Meeting

Kelly, P. J., S. P. Anderson, R. S. Anderson, A.Blum, M. Foster, A. Langston, Subsurface Evolution: Weathering and mechanical strength reduction in bedrock of lower Gordon Gulch, Colorado Front Range, AGU Annual Meeting

Barnhart, K., R. S. Anderson, I. Overeem, C. Wobus, G. D. Clow, F. Urban, A. LeWinter, T. Stanton, Modeling the rate and style of Arctic coastal retreat along the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, AGU Annual Meeting

Anderson, R. S., S. P. Anderson, G. E. Tucker, Of rock damage and the regolith conveyor belt: A geomorphologist's view of the critical zone, AGU Annual Meeting

Anderson, L. S. and R. S. Anderson, Contributions of sub-debris melt and ice face retreat contributions to the rapid deflation of the debris-covered Kennicott Glacier terminus, Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, AGU Annual Meeting

Foster, M. A., R. S. Anderson, M. Duehnforth, P. J. Kelly,, Constraining Regolith Production on a Hillslope Over Long Timescales: Interpreting In Situ 10Be Concentrations on an Evolving Landscape, AGU Annual Meeting

Langston, A. L., G. E. Tucker, R. S. Anderson, S. P. Anderson, Turning rock into saprolite: Linking observations and models of vadose zone dynamics and chemical weathering, AGU Annual Meeting

Wickert, A.D., R. S. Anderson, J. X Mitrovica, A. J. Kettner, C. M. Lee, Dynamic Drainage Networks and Discharge Histories in North America over the Last Glacial Cycle: Implications for Geomorphic Change and Early Human Settlement Patterns, AGU Annual Meeting

Dühnforth, M., R. S. Anderson, D. J. Wardand G. M. Stock, 2010, Dependence of glacial erosion rates on the spacing of fractures in alpine landscapes, EGU abstract

Colgan, W., H. Rajaram, K. Steffen, R. S. Anderson, J. Zwally, and W. Abdalati, 2010, Investigating the seasonal velocity cycle of the Greenland Ice Sheet with a subglacial hydrology model, 2010 IPY Oslo Science Conference abstract

Colgan, W., H. Rajaram, R. S. Anderson, K. Steffen, J. Zwally, W. Abdalati and T. Phillips, 2010, Relating seasonal velocity variations in the Greenland Ice Sheet to a 1D hydrology model based on alpine theory, Arctic Workshop abstract

Abel, K., R. S. Anderson, and G. Stock, A localized climate record extending through the Little Ice Age for Lyell and Maclure Glaciers using tree-ring analysis, GSA Annual Meeting abstracts

Anderson, L., and R. S. Anderson, Explaining Cirque Glacier Spatial Distribution in the Wind River Range: An application of the Weather Research and Forecasting Model, GSA Annual Meeting abstracts

Stock, G. M., and R. S. Anderson, Late Cenozoic geomorphic evolution of the central and southern Sierra Nevada, Sierras Penrose Conference 2010

Barnhart, K. R., R. S. Anderson, I. Overeem, C. Wobus, G. D. Clow, F. E. Urban, and T. Stanton, Modeling the rate and style of Arctic coastal retreat along the Beaufort Sea, Alaska, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Colgan, W. H. Rajaram, K. Steffen, I. Joughin, W. Abdalati, D. McGrath and R. Anderson, Modeling the future ice discharge of a small tidewater glacier, West Greenland, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Dühnforth, M., R. S. Anderson and D. J. Ward, Placing absolute timing on basin incision adjacent to the Colorado Front Range: results from meteoric and in situ 10Be dating, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Langston, A. L., G. E. Tucker, S P. Anderson, R. S. Anderson, Exploration of subsurface flow paths as a precursor to understanding the spatial pattern of weathering in a rocky landscape, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Overeem, I., R. S. Anderson, C. Wobus, N. Matell, G. D. Clow, F. E. Urban, and T. Stanton, The impact of sea ice loss on wave dynamics and coastal erosion along the Arctic Coast, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Riggins, S. G., S. P. Anderson, and R. S. Anderson, Weathering in the cold:  Granite hillslopes in Osborn Mountain, Wyoming and Bodmin Moor, UK, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Wobus, C., R. S. Anderson, I. Overeem, T. Stanton, G. D. Clow, and F. E. Urban, The role of summertime storms in thermoabrasion of a permafrost coast, Abstract, AGU Fall meeting 2010

Anderson, R. S., C. W. Wobus, M. M. Berlin, M. Duehnforth, G. E. Tucker, S. P. Anderson, History Matters: The Large Scale Landscape Setting of the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting (invited)

Anderson, R. S., C. W Wobus, I. Overeem, G. D Clow, F. E Urban, T. P Stanton, Rapid coastal erosion on the Beaufort Sea coast: A triple whammy induced by climate change, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting (invited)

Anderson, S. P., M. Duhnforth, R. S. Anderson, M. Berlin, D. Dethier, A. Blum, M. Leopold, M. Williams, K. Befus, A. Sheehan, Transient events and landscape response in Boulder Creek, Colorado Front Range, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Colgan, W., T. Phillips, R. S. Anderson, J. Zwally, W. Abdalati, H. Rajaram, K. Steffen, Similarities in basal sliding between Greenland and Alpine Glaciers, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Dühnforth, M., R. S. Anderson, D. J. Ward and G. M. Stock, Controls on glacial sediment production: what can we learn from terminal moraines? 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Gutmann, E. D., G. E. Tucker, R. S. Anderson, J. Kleypas, Self-organization of coral atolls and their response to rising sea level and ocean acidification, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Loso, M. G., R. S. Anderson, D. F. Doak, Can pocket gopher burrowing explain the long-term evolution of uplifted marine terrace scarps? 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Riggins, S. G., S. P. Anderson, and R. S. Anderson, Soil Production in Diverse Landscapes, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Wickert, A. D. and R. S. Anderson, Topographic Change due to Sea Level Induced Asthenospheric Flow: A New Consideration in the Timing and Extent of the Bering Land Bridge, 2009 AGU Annual Meeting

Berlin, M. M., Anderson, R. S. and Larson, E. Late Cenozoic incision rates of the upper Colorado River, western Colorado, constrained by burial of gravels by basalt debris-flows, GSA Rocky Mt Sectional Meeting March 2008

Cameron W. Wobus, Robert S. Anderson, Irina Overeem, Nora Matell, Frank E. Urban, Gary D. Clow, Ben Jones, Cori Holmes, 2008, Monitoring coastal erosion on the Beaufort Sea coast: Erosion process and the relative roles of thermal and wave energy. AGU Fall Meeting, RSA delivered talk.

Briner, J.P., Bini, A.C., Anderson, R.S., Davis, P.T., and Miller, G.H., 2008, Using 10Be dating to pace Laurentide Ice Sheet retreat in polar landscapes: Rapid fiord deglaciation on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada, AGU Fall Meeting

Berlin, M. M. and R. S. Anderson, 2008, Hillslope-Channel Coupling at the Edge of a Relict Landscape, AGU Fall Meeting

Duhnforth, M., R. S. Anderson and G. Stock, 2008, "Importance of joint spacing and rock hardness on the pattern and efficiency of glacial erosion in alpine settings: an example from Yosemite National Park, CA.", AGU Fall Meeting

Ward, D., and R. S. Anderson, 2008, Alpine cliff backwearing rates derived from cosmogenic 10Be in active medial moraines, AGU Fall Meeting

Matell, N., R. S. Anderson, C. Wobus, I. Overeem, F. Urban, and G. Clow, 2008, Thinking along 2 axes: Lakeshore erosion and subsurface effects of thaw lakes along Alaska's Arctic Coastal Plain, AGU Fall Meeting

Wobus, C., G. Tucker and R. S. Anderson, 2008, "Cenozoic Incision of the North American High Plains: Tectonic Rejuvenation or Climate Change?", GSA Annual Meeting

Guido, Z. S., Ward, D. J., and Anderson, R. S., Pacing the post-Last Glacial Maximum demise of the Animas Valley glacier and the San Juan Mountain Icecap, Colorado, GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts

Berlin, M. M. and Anderson, R. S., Feedbacks between sediment supply and channel evolution following knickpoint retreat in canyons on fhte Roan Plateau, Western Colorado, GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts

Riggins, S. G., Anderson, S. P., Blum, A. E., and Anderson, R. S., Regolith formation on an alpine hillslope, GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts

Ward, D. J., Anderson, R. S., Guido, Z.S. and Briner, J.B., Signatures of glacial erosion and retreat in the landscape: cosmogenic and numerical modeling constraints, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Berlin, M. M. and Anderson, R. S., Relict landscape response to knickpoint migration on the Roan Plateau, western Colorado, detected through ALSM data analysis, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Wobus, C.W., Tucker, G.E., Anderson, R.S., Kean, J.W., Small, E.E., Hancock, G.S., The dynamics of bedrock channel adjustment: Modeling the influence of sediment supply, weathering, and lithology on channel cross-sectional and longitudinal shape, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Anderson, R.S., Bartholomaus, T.C., and Anderson, S.P., Overcharging the subglacial hydrologic network: Sliding at Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, when water inputs exceed outputs, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Pfeffer, W.T., Rick, U., Engel, C., Harper, J., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Meier, M.F., Kinematic Constraints on Greenland's Contribution to Sea Level Rise in the Next Century, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Loso, M.G., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Reimer, P.J., Sediments exposed by drainage of a collapsing glacier-dammed lake show that contemporary summer temperatures and glacier retreat exceed the Medieval Warm Period in Southern Alaska, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Ward, Dylan and Anderson, Robert S., Bemis, Sean P., Quantifying Deformation Rates in the Alaska Range Northern Foothills Through Dating of Progressively Deformed Stream Terraces. Alaskan Chapman Conference abstract

Anderson, R. S., P. Molnar, and M. A. Kessler, J. Briner, D. Ward, 2006, Modeled Glacial Valley Profiles and a Field Test of Model Predictions. Arctic Workshop Abstract.

Guido, Z., and Anderson, R. S., 2006, LGM Glacier retreat rates and the timing of terrace formation in the Animas river drainage, San Juan Mountains, Colorado. Arctic Workshop Abstract.

Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., and Riggins, S. , 2006, Modeling Chemical Weathering Rates at the Bedrock-regolith Interface. AGU Spring Meeting.

Loso, M.G., Anderson, R.S., Doak, D.F., and Anderson, S.P., 2006, A 1500 year record of temperature and glacial response from varved Iceberg Lake. 2006 Alaska Park Science Symposium abstract.

Anderson, R.S., Ward, D. and Kessler, M.A., 2006, Glacial landscape evolution, INQUA China workshop

Anderson, R.S., Kessler, M.A. and Briner, J.P., 2006, The insertion of fjords into continental margins and their potential infleunce on ice sheet geometry, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Berlin, M.M., and Anderson, R.S., 2006, Stream power modeling of knickpoints on the Roan Plateau, western Colorado, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Ward, D., Anderson, R.S., Briner, J.P., and Guido, Z., 2006, Signatures of glacial erosion and retreat in the landscape: cosmogenic and numerical modeling constraints, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Bartholomaus, T., Anderson, R.S. and Anderson, S.P., 2006, Surface velocity response to the 2006 Hidden Creek lake jokulhlaup, Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Anderson, S.P., Bartholomaus, T.C., and Anderson, R.S., 2006, Sliding, water pressure, water chemistry and outburst floods at Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Yanites, B.J., Tucker, G. and Anderson, R.S., 2006, Estimating basin-averaged erosion rates from cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations in sediment derived from landslide-dominated drainage basins, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Wobus, C., Tucker, G. and Anderson, R.S., 2006, Modleing shapes of bedrock river channels, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Meier, M., Dyurgerov, M., Rick, U.K., O'Neel, S., Pfeffer, W.T., Anderson, R.S. and Anderson, S.P., 2006, Disappearing ice: A global analysis, AGU Fall Meeting abstracts

Anderson, R.S., The roles of glaciers and rivers in Late Cenozoic increase of relief in the Colorado Front Range and the Sierra Nevadas , Abstract for Spring EGU, invited talk.

Anderson, R.S., Use of cosmogenic radionuclides to deduce geomorphic rates in coastal settings: the Santa Cruz, California, example, Abstract for Conference on the Western Ghats, India Geological Society

Mason, Maureen and Anderson, Robert S., Knickpoint migration and landscape evolution on the Roan Plateau, Abstracts with programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City

Ward, Dylan and Anderson, Robert S., Retreat rates and the controls of form of hard-capped cliffs in plateau country Abstracts with programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City

Guido, Zack and Anderson, Robert S., Occupation and erosion by Last Glacial Maximum glaciers in the Animas River drainage, San Juan mountains, Colorado Abstracts with programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City

Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Finkel, R., Kessler, M.A. and Anderson, R.S., Differential ice sheet erosion at a fjord onset zone. Abstracts with programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City

Christopher J. Pluhar, Greg M. Stock, Bruce N. Bjornstad , Robert S. Coe, Robert C. Finkel, Robert S. Anderson, Stephen P. Reidel, Combined Cosmogenic Burial Dating and Magnetostratigraphy of pre-LGM Cataclysmic Flood Sediments, Pasco Basin, WA. Abstracts with programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City

Molnar, P., Anderson, R.S., and Anderson, S.P., The roles of tectonics in erosion: Fracturing and fragmentation are key, rock uplift is not. AGU Fall meeting 2005.

Anderson, S.P., Narayana, A.C., Anderson, R.S., and Molnar, P., Dilute rivers and low sediment yields in the Western Ghats (Sahyadri):   Slow erosion of a steep terrain with high rainfall. AGU Fall meeting 2005.

Anderson, R.S., Teflon peaks: the evolution of high relief in glaciated mountain ranges. AGU Fall meeting 2005.

Ward, Dylan and Anderson, Robert S., Dating the Nenana gravels, Alaska Range, Alaska, using a modified burial age method, AGU Fall meeting 2005

Joseph S. Walder, Michelle Cunico, Dennis C. Trabant, Andrew G. Fountain, Suzanne P. Anderson, Robert S. Anderson, and Andrew Malm, Flow and faulting in an ice dam associated with annual filling and drainage of a glacier-dammed lake. Abstract for International Glaciological Society meeting, Portland, WA, July 2004

Robert S. Anderson, Joseph S. Walder, Suzanne P. Anderson, Dennis C. Trabant, and Andrew G. Fountain, Kennicott Glacier dynamics and its response to the Hidden Creek Lake outburst flood, Abstract for International Glaciological Society meeting, Portland, WA, July 2004

Robert S. Anderson, Suzanne P. Anderson, Kelly R. MacGregor, Shad O'Neel, Catherine A. Riihimaki, Edwin D. Waddington, Michael G. Loso, Sliding and the growth and decay of cavities beneath an alpine glacier: results from Bench Glacier, Alaska, Abstract for 34th Annual Arctic Workshop, Boulder, CO, March 2004

Michael G. Loso, Robert S. Anderson, and Suzanne P. Anderson, Post Little Ice Age record of fine and coarse clastic sedimentation in an Alaskan proglacial lake, Abstract for 34th Annual Arctic Workshop, Boulder, CO, March 2004

Mark Kessler, Robert S. Anderson, Origin of the east-west asymmetry of paleo-glaciers in the Sierra Nevadas, Abstract for 34th Annual Arctic Workshop, Boulder, CO, March 2004

Riihimaki, C. A., Anderson, R. S. , and Safran, E. B., Testing the impact of late Cenozoic rock uplift on the topography of the Rocky Mountains. Geological Society of America, 2004 Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Program, Invited talk.

Adams, P.N., Anderson, R.S. and Storlazzi, C.D., Swaying and shaking of seacliffs: Fatigue and failure mechanisms on rocky coasts, Abstract for Fall 2004 AGU.

Anderson, R. S., Riihimaki, C.A., Safran, Elizabeth, A numerical sketch of Late Cenozoic evolution of the Front Range, Colorado. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

Pluhar, C. J., Stock, G. M., Finkel, R. C., Anderson R. S., Coe, R. S., Reidel, S. P., Bjornstad, B. N., Cosmogenic Burial Dating and Magnetostratigraphy of Early and Mid-Pleistocene Missoula Flood Sediments, Hanford, WA. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

Adams, P. N., Anderson R. S., Storlazzi, C. D., Wave-Induced Cyclical Strain of Seacliffs. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

Loso, M. G., Anderson R. S., Anderson S. P. High-resolution reconstructions of Little ice Age climate, glacial response, and paraglacial sedimentation from glacier-dammed Iceberg Lake, southcentral Alaska, GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

Anderson, R. S., MacGregor, K.R., Riihimaki, C.A., Anderson, S.P., Waddington, E.D. (2002) Lessons from the Bench Glacier. 2002 Arctic Workshop

Anderson, R. S., Perg, Lesley A., Adams, Peter N., Loso, Michael G., Rodenbloom, Nan, and Menking, Kirsten M. Evolution of a tectonically active coastline: Lessons from Santa Cruz, California. Rocky Mt Section Meeting, AAPG, Laramie, WY

Loso, M.G., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P., Stock, G., and Helms, R., (2002) High resolution neoglacial record of glacial sediment yield exposed in an outburst-drained proglacial lakebed, in Yesner, D.R., ed., AMQUA 2002: Anchorage AK, American Quaternary Association: 81.

Anderson, S.P., Walder, J.S., Anderson, R. S., Kraal, E.R., Fountain, A.G., Cunico, M., and Trabant, D., Kennicott glacier outburst floods: real time observations and subglacial hydrologic modeling. 2002 Arctic Workshop

Stock, G. S., and Anderson, R. S., Testing a proposed uplift event in the Sierra Nevada, California, using cave-derived river incision rates. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

Anderson, R. S., Riihimaki, C.A., Safran, Elizabeth, and Stock, G. S., Late Cenozoic fluvial and glacial incision of Laramide ranges. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

Anderson, R. S., Riihimaki, C.A., Safran, Elizabeth, and Stock, G. S., Late Cenozoic fluvial and glacial incision of Laramide ranges. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

Catherine A. Riihimaki and Robert S. Anderson, Age and mechanics of formation of the Rocky Flats and analogous surfaces bounding Laramide ranges in northern Colorado and Wyoming, AGU Fall meeting

Peter N. Adams and Robert S. Anderson, Limits to Rocky Coastline Embayment and the Formation of Steps in Coastal Bedrock Profiles, AGU Fall meeting

Robert S. Anderson, Shad OíNeel, Suzanne P. Anderson, Michael G. Loso, Multiple Continuous Differential GPS Records of Surface Speed on the Bench Glacier, Alaska, AGU Fall meeting

Anderson, S. P., Longacre, S. A., Anderson, R. S. and Kraal, E. R. (2001) Patterns of glacial water chemistry and discharge: Implications for subglacial water storage. Goldschmidt 2001.

Stock, G. M. and Anderson, R. S. (2001) Rapid late Cenozoic river incision rates from cave deposits, Sierra Nevada, California. Fall AGU

Loso, M. M., Anderson, R. S., Anderson, S. P., Stock, G. M. and Helms, R. R. (2001) High resolution neoglacial record of glacial sediment yield exposed in an outburst-drained proglacial lakebed. Fall AGU

Adams, P.N. and Anderson, R. S. (2001) Conditions for antecedent stream abandonment above blind thrusts. Fall AGU

Riihimaki, Catherine A., Anderson, Robert S., and Safran, Elizabeth B. (2001) Modeling of Late Cenozoic Non-Uniform Exhumation of the Laramide Landscape Using Proposed Geophysical and Climatic Forcing Mechanisms Fall AGU

MacGregor, K.R., Anderson, R.S., Anderson, S.P. Waddington, E.D. (2001) Numerical Modeling of Glacial Cirque Development: Preliminary Results. Fall AGU

Hancock, G. S. and Anderson, R. S. (2001) Numerical modeling of strath terrace sequence formation in response to climate oscillation. Fall AGU

Perg, L. A., Anderson, R. S. and Finkel, R. C. (2000) 10Be and 26Al dating of Santa Cruz marine terraces, California, yields young ages. GSA Abstracts and Programs, 32, number 7, A-400.

Riihimaki , C. A., MacGregor, K. C., Anderson, R. S. and Anderson, S. P. (2000) Sediment Yield of the Bench Glacier, Alaska, During the 1999 Summer Melt Season. GSA Abstracts and Programs, 32, number 7, A-329

MacGregor, K. C., Anderson, R. S., Riihimaki , C. A., and Anderson, S. P. (2000) Velocity structure of the Bench Glacier, Alaska. GSA Abstracts and Programs, 32, number 7, A-329

Anderson, S.P., Kraal, E. R., Anderson, R. S., Longacre, S., Trabant, D., and Fountain, A. (2000) Comparison of the 1999 and 2000 Hidden Creek Lake outbursts: Sane peak flow, different lake volumes. GSA Abstracts and Programs, 32, number 7, A-116

Kraal, E. R., Anderson, S.P., Longacre, S., Anderson, R. S., Trabant, D., Cunico, M. and Fountain, A. (2000) Hidden Creek Lake outburst: Timing of fluvial and sympathetic lake response to a glacier outburst flood. GSA Abstracts and Programs, 32, number 7, A-116

Perg, L.A., Anderson, R. S. and Finkel, R. C. (2000) Cosmogenic radionuclide constraints on the long-term sediment budget of the Santa Cruz littoral cell, California, USA. Eos.

Adams, P.N., Anderson, R.S. and Revenaugh, J.S. (2000) Seismic constraints on wave-induced shaking of seacliffs: the role of waves and tides. Eos.

Safran, E. and Anderson, R. S. (1999) Modeling the thermal field during unsteady, non-uniform exhumation: Implications for geomorphic interpretations of thermochronologic data

MacGregor, K. C., Anderson, R. S., Riihimaki , C. A., and Anderson, S. P. Velocity structure of the Bench Glacier, Alaska

Riihimaki , C. A., MacGregor, K. C., Anderson, R. S. and Anderson, S. P. Sediment Yield of the Bench Glacier, Alaska, During the 1999 Summer Melt Season

Perg, L., Anderson, R. S. and Finkel, R. C. 10Be and 26Al Dating of the Santa Cruz Marine Terraces, California

Kraal, E. Anderson, S. P., Anderson, R. S., Fountain, A, and Walder, J. Fluvial Response to the 1999 Hidden Creek Lake Outburst, Kennicott Glacier, Alaska

Ellis, M.A., Cai, X. and Anderson, R.S. (1998) Longitudinal river profiles and the importance of storms. Fall AGU

MacGregor, K. C., Anderson, R. S., Anderson, S. P. and Waddington, E. D. (1998) Glacial valley profile evolution. Fall AGU

Anderson, R. S., and MacGregor, K. C. (1998) Alpine glacial erosion Fall AGU

Hancock, G. S. and Anderson, R. S. (1998) Simulating the generation of strath terraces. Fall AGU

Dick, G.S., Anderson, R.S., Chadwick, O.A. and Finkel, R.C. Dating the Wind River terraces using 10Be and 26Al profiles Eos Spring AGU meeting

Dick, G. S., Anderson, R. S. (1997) Flash flood hydrographs in the Upper Blue Hills Badlands, Utah. GSA Abstracts with Programs.

Anderson, R.S., Ellis, M. A., Cai, X., and Densmore, A. L. (1997) How long are marine terraces remembered? GSA Abstracts with programs

Ellis, M.A., Cai, X. and Anderson, R.S. (1997) Graded longitudinal river profiles by coupled bedrock incision and bedload sediment transport. Eos Fall meeting

MacGregor, K. C., Anderson, R. S., Anderson, S. P. and Waddington, E. D. (1997) Erosion and Sediment Production by Valley Glaciers Through the Climate Cycle: Preliminary Model Results. Eos.

Dick, G. S., Anderson, R. S. and Whipple, K. X (1997) Fluvial Bedrock Erosion Measurements, Indus River, Pakistan, Reveal Control by Local Flow Conditions. Eos Fall meeting

Small, E.E. and Anderson, R.S. (1996) Erosion rates of Laramide summit surfaces: Implications for late Cenozoic increases in summit elevations. GSA Abstracts and Programs.

Densmore, A.L., Anderson, R.S. and Ellis, M.E. (1996) Numerical modeling of landscape evolution incorporating bedrock landslides. GSA Abstracts with Programs.

Howard, K.M., Anderson, R.S. and Anderson, S.P. (1996) Ice motion and water and sediment fluxes through a spring event, Bench Glacier, Alaska. Eos, 77: 217.

Anderson, R.S. (1995) Book review of Environmental Mechanics, by Middleton and Wilcock. Journal of Geological Education.

Anderson, R.S. (1995) Dune Attractors (News and Views) Nature, 379: 24-25.

Anderson, R.S. (1995) Shallow thermal profiles in bedrock, Laramie Range, Wyoming, and their implications for the frost weathering of rock. Eos, 76: 276.

Small, E.E., Anderson, R.S. and Finkel, R.C. (1995) 10Be and 26Al Erosion Rates from Summit Flats in the Rocky Mountains: Constraints on the Rate of Relief Production. Eos, 76: 690.

Dick, G.S., Anderson, R.S., Repka, J.L., Chadwick, O.A., and Finkel, R.C. (1995) 10Be and 26Al Dating of Fluvial Terraces, Wind River, Wyoming. Eos, 76: 690.

Repka, J.L., Anderson, R.S., Dick, G.S., and Finkel, R.C. (1995) Dating depositional surfaces using in situ-produced cosmogenic radionuclides: examples from Fremont River terraces, Utah. Eos, 76: 689.

Abbott, L.D., Silver, E.A., Anderson, R.S., Galewsky, J., Ingle, J., Kling, S., Sliter, W., and Smith, R. (1994) Measurement of surface uplift in the Finistere mountains, Papua New Guinea. Eos, 75: 228.

McDonald, R.R. and Anderson, R.S. (1994) Controls on Aeolian Dune Grain Flow Dynamics and Geometry Through Laboratory Experiments on Sand Slopes. Zzyyxx conference on eolian processes.

Repka, J. L., Anderson, R. S., and Dick, G. S. (1994) Dating terraces using amalgamated sample cosmogenic radionuclides: Application to the Fremont River, Utah. Eos, 75: 44.

Menking, K.M. and Anderson, R.S. (1994) A Water-Balance Model for the Owens River Paleo-Lake Chain, Southeastern California. Eos, 75

Burbank, D.W., Leland, J.F., Reid, M., Anderson, R.S., Caffee, M. and Finkel, R. (1994) Bedrock incision and uplift rates along the Indus River, N. Pakistan. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Anderson, R.S., Dick, G.S., Densmore, A.L. (1994) Sediment Fluxes from model and real catchments. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Repka, J. L., Anderson, R. S., and Dick, G. S. (1994) Rate constraints of river incision using cosmogenic radionuclides: examples from fluvial terraces along the Fremont River, Utah (abstract). Eighth International Conference on Geochemistry, Cosmochronolgy and Isotope Geology, Berkeley, CA.

Anderson, R.S. (1993) Sorting out natural stone stripes. (News and Views). Nature, 361: 117.

Menking, K.M., Musler, H., Fitts, J.P., Anderson, R.S. and Bischoff, J.L. (1993) Sedimentary analyses from the Owens Lake core and their implications for climate change (abstract for the Paleolake meeting in Reno, May, 1993).

Anderson, R.S. (1993) Process and form in eolian sediment transport. Third International Geomorphology Conference, Hamilton, Ontario.

Repka, J.L., Anderson, R.S., Dick, G.S. and Finkel, R.C. (1993) Rates of geomorphic processes using cosmogenic radionuclides: Examples from pediments and fluvial terraces in the Fremont River basin, Utah. Eos, 74: 294.

Dick, G.S., Anderson, R.S., Repka, J.L. and Sampson, D.E. (1993) Real time documentation of ephemeral channel processes, upper Blue Hills badlands, Utah. Eos 74: 295.

McDonald, R.R., and Anderson, R.S. (1993) Field data constraints on models of eolian saltation and lee side deposition patterns. Eos 74: 295.

McDonald, R.R. and Anderson, R.S. (1992) The morphology and dynamics of natural and laboratory grainflows. Proceedings of ASCE 9th conference on Engineering Mechanics: 748-751.

McDonald, R.R. and Anderson, R.S. (1992) Constraints on grainflow dynamics through laboratory experiments on sand slopes. Eos, 73: 227.

Orange, D.L., Anderson, R.S., and Breen, N.A. (1992) Submarine slope failure caused by excess pore pressure gradients. Eos, 73: 228.

Anderson, R.S. (1991) Grit and Grain. Book review of Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes, by Pye and Tsoar. Nature, 351: 706.

Anderson, R.S. and Menking, K.M. (1991) The roles of the San Andreas and San Gregorio faults in generating the Santa Cruz marine terraces. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Rosenbloom, N.A. and Anderson, R.S. (1991) Stream incision and slope evolution in the marine terraced landscape, Santa Cruz, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Anderson, R.S. (1990) Evolution of the Santa Cruz mountains by advection of crust past a restraining bend on the San Andreas Fault: A conceptual model stimulated by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Eos, 71: 287.

Schwartz, S.Y., Orange, D.L. and Anderson, R.S. (1990) Complex fault interactions in a restraining bend on the San Andreas Fault, southern Santa Cruz Mountains, California. Seismological Research Letters.

Anderson, R.S. and Haff, P.K. (1990) Modelling the development of eolian stratigraphy via simulation of multiple grainsize saltation: An update. AAPG/SEPM annual convention program: 42, June 1990.

Marshall, J.S., Anderson, R.S., and Brenes-Marin, J.A. (1990) Geomorphic evidence and oral histories from coastal Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, reveal crustal response to subduction at the Middle America trench. Seventh Geological Congress of Central America, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Anderson, R.S. (1989) Aeolian Dust and Dust Deposits, by Kenneth Pye (book review) Quaternary Research, 30: 106-107.

Anderson, R.S., Marshall, J.S., and Brenes-Marin, J.A. (1989) Evidence of repeated coseismic uplift along the southern coast of Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs

Anderson, R.S. (1988) Saltation and suspension of snow by wind: A general theory. Annals of Glaciology, 13: 294.

Anderson, R.S. and Haff, P.K. (1988) Simulation of eolian saltation: Calculations of the approach to steady state. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1988: A307.

Anderson, R.S. (1988) Feedbacks and timescales in eolian saltation. Eos, 69: 1195.

Anderson, R.S., Haff, P.K., and Anderson, S.P. (1987) Earth pillars of the Straight Cliffs, Kane County, Utah. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1987: 573.

Farr, T.G. and Anderson, R.S. (1987) Simulation of surface modification processes in arid regions: Applications to remote sensing and the study of climate change. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1987: 659.

Anderson, R.S. (1986) A theoretical model for eolian impact ripples. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1986: 527.

Anderson, R.S. (1986) The pattern of grainfall deposition in the the lee of eolian dunes. Proceedings, Seventeenth Annual Binghamtom Geomorphology Symposium, Guelph, Ontario, 1986.

Anderson, R.S. (1985) A simple stochastic model of eolian saltation. First International Conference on Geomorphology.

Sharp, M. and Anderson, R.S. (1985) Propagation of a glacial surge into stagnant ice: Tectonic and geomorphic implications. First International Conference on Geomorphology.

Hallet, B., Gregory, C.E., Stubbs, C.W., and Anderson, R.S. (1985) Measurements of ice motion over bedrock at subfreezing temperatures. (Abstract) International Workshop on Hydraulic effects at the glacier bed.

Anderson, R.S. (1978) Clarence Edward Dutton (1841-1912) Geologist and Geographer. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 1977: 880.