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Von Voigtlander, J., Clark, M. K., Zekkos, D., Greenwood, W. W., Suzanne AndersonRobert S. Anderson, Godt, J. W. 2018: Strong variation in weathering of layered rock maintains hillslope-scale strength under high precipitation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(6): 1183-1194. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4290

Karen Alley, Scambos, T. A., Robert S. Anderson, Rajaram, H., Pope, A., Haran, T. M. 2018: Continent-wide estimates of Antarctic strain rates from Landsat 8-derived velocity grids. Journal of Glaciology, 64(244): 321-332. DOI: 10.1017/jog.2018.23

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 Team 2016: Present and past glaciation on Pluto. Icarus, 287: 287-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.006

Melissa FosterRobert S. Anderson, Rindfleisch, P. R., Birkeland, P. W., Redwine, J. R., Pitlick, J., Rachel Glade 2016: The 2016 Kirk Bryan field trip: Quaternary landslides, fluvial terraces, and recent geomorphic events along the Colorado Front Range. In Keller, S. M. and Morgan, M. L. (eds.), Unfolding the Geology of the West: Geological Society of America Field Guide 44: 267-289. DOI: 10.1130/2016.0044(12)

Robert S. Anderson 2015: Particle trajectories on hillslopes: Implications for particle age and 10Be structure. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Science, 120(9): 1626-1644. DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003479

Melissa FosterRobert S. Anderson, Wyshnytzky, C. E., Ouimet, W. B., Dethier, D. P. 2015: Hillslope lowering rates and mobile-regolith residence times from in situ and meteoric 10Be analysis, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, Colorado. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127(5-6), 862-878. DOI: 10.1130/B31115.1

Langston, A. L., Tucker, G. E., Robert S. AndersonSuzanne Anderson 2015: Evidence for climatic and hillslope-aspect controls on vadose zone hydrology and implications for saprolite weathering. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(9): 1254-1269. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3718

Langston, A. L., Tucker, G. E., Robert S. Anderson 2015: Interpreting climate-modulated processes of terrace development along the Colorado Front Range using a landscape evolution model. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 120(10): 2121-2138. DOI: 10.1002/2014JF003403

Hoffman, B. S. S., Robert S. Anderson 2014: Tree root mounds and their role in transporting soil on forested landscapes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39(6): 711-722. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3470

Loso, M. G., Doak, D. F., Robert S. Anderson 2014: Lichenometric dating of Little Ice Age glacier moraines using explicit demographic models of lichen colonization, growth, and survival. Geografiska Annaler Series A—Physical Geography, 96(1): 21-41. DOI: 10.1111/geoa.12022

Zhang, H., Zhang, P., Champagnac, J.-D., Molnar, P., Robert S. Anderson, Kirby, E., Craddock, W. H., Liu, S. 2014: Pleistocene drainage reorganization driven by the isostatic response to deep incision into the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geology, 42(4): 303-306. DOI: 10.1130/G35115.1

Griffiths, R. E., Topping, D. J., Robert S. Anderson, Hancock, G. S., Melis, T. 2014: Design of a sediment-monitoring gaging network on ephemeral tributaries of the Colorado River in Glen, Marble, and Grand Canyons, Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1137, iv, 21 pp. DOI: 10.3133/ofr20141137

Robert S. AndersonSuzanne Anderson, Tucker, G. E. 2013: Rock damage and regolith transport by frost: An example of climate modulation of the geomorphology of the critical zone. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(3): 299-316. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3330

Regard, V., Dewez, T., Bourlès, D. L., Robert S. Anderson, Duperret, A., Costa, S., Leanni, L., Lasseur, E., Pedoja, K., Maillet, G. M. 2012: Late Holocene sea-cliff retreat recorded by 10Be profiles across a coastal platform: Theory and example from the English Channel. Quaternary Geochronology, 11: 87–97. DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.02.027

Duehnforth, M., Robert S. Anderson, Ward, D. J., Blum, A. 2012: Unsteady late Pleistocene incision of streams bounding the Colorado Front Range from measurements of meteoric and in situ Be-10. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 117: F01023. DOI: 10.1029/2011JF002232

Ward, D. J., Robert S. Anderson, Haeussler, P. J. 2012: Scaling the Teflon Peaks: Rock type and the generation of extreme relief in the glaciated western Alaska Range. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 117: F01031. DOI: 10.1029/2011JF002068

Regard, V., Dewez, T., Bourles, D. L., Robert S. Anderson, Duperret, A., Costa, S., Leanni, L., Lasseur, E., Pedoja, K., Maillet, G. M. 2012: Late Holocene seacliff retreat recorded by Be10 profiles across a coastal platform: Theory and example from the English Channel. Quaternary Geochronology, 11: 87-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.02.027

Duehnforth, M., Robert S. Anderson 2011: Reconstructing the glacial history of Green Lakes Valley, North Boulder Creek, Colorado Front Range. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 43(4): 527-542. DOI: 10.1657/1938-4246-43.4.527

Colgan, W., Zwally, H., Abdalati, W., Joughin, I., Robert S. Anderson, Steffen, K., Rajaram, H., Phillips, T. 2011: The annual glaciohydrology cycle in the ablation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Part 1. Hydrology model. Journal of Glaciology, 57(204): 697-709.

Ward, D. J., Robert S. Anderson 2011: The use of ablation-dominated medial moraines as samplers for 10Be-derived erosion rates of glacier valley walls, Kichatna Mountains, AK. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36(4): 495-512. DOI: 10.1002/esp.2068

Burbank, D. W., Robert S. Anderson 2011: Tectonic geomorphology, second edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

Colgan, W., Rajaram, H., Robert S. Anderson, Steffen, K., Zwally, H. J., Phillips, T., Abdalati, W. 2011: The annual glaciohydrology cycle in the ablation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Part 2. Observed and modeled ice flow. Journal of Glaciology, 58(207): 51-64. DOI: 10.3189/2012JoG11J081

Bartholomaus, T. C., Robert S. AndersonSuzanne Anderson 2011: Growth and collapse of the distributed subglacial hydrologic system of Kennicott Glacier, Alaska, USA, and its effects on basal motion. Journal of Glaciology, 57(206): 985 1002.

Colgan, W., Steffen, K., McLamb, W. S., Abdalati, W., Rajaram, H., Motyka, R., Phillips, T., Robert S. Anderson 2011: An increase in crevasse extent, West Greenland: Hydrologic implications. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L18502. DOI: 10.1029/2011GL048491

Ward, D. J., Berlin, M. M., Robert S. Anderson 2011: Sediment dynamics below retreating cliffs. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36(8): 1023 1043, DOI: 10.1002/esp.2129

Dhnforth, M., Robert S. Anderson, Ward, D. J., Stock, G. M. 2010: Bedrock fracture control of glacial erosion processes and rates. Geology, 38(5): 423 426, DOI: 10.1130/G30576.1

Wobus, C. W., Tucker, G. E., Robert S. Anderson 2010: Does climate change create distinctive patterns of landscape incision?. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 115: F04008, DOI: 10.1029/2009JF001562

Berlin, M. M., Robert S. Anderson 2009: Steepened channels upstream of knickpoints: controls on relict landscape response. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 114: F03018, DOI: 10.1029/2008JF001148

Briner, J. P., Bini, A. C., Robert S. Anderson 2009: Rapid early Holocene retreat of a Laurentide outlet glacier through an Arctic fjord. Nature Geoscience, 2(7): 496 499, DOI: 10.1038/ngeo556

Owen, L. A., Thackray, G., Robert S. Anderson, Briner, J., Kaufman, D., Roe, G., W. Tad Pfeffer, Yi, C. 2009: Integrated research on mountain glaciers: current status, priorities and future prospects. Geomorphology, 103(2): 158 171.

Ward, D. W., Robert S. Anderson, Guido, Z. S., Briner, J. P. 2009: Numerical modeling of cosmogenic deglaciation records, Front Range and San Juan Mountains, Colorado. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 114: F01026, DOI: 10.1029/2008JF001057

Yanites, B. J., Tucker, G. E., Robert S. Anderson 2009: Numerical and analytical models of cosmogenic radionuclide dynamics in landslide-dominated drainage basins. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 114: F01007, DOI: 10.1029/2008JF001088

Kessler, M. A., Robert S. Anderson, Briner, J. P. 2008: Fjord insertion into continental margins by topographic steering of ice. Nature Geoscience, 1(6): 365 369. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo201

Wobus, C. W., Kean, J. W., Tucker, G. E., Robert S. Anderson 2008: Modeling the evolution of channel shape: Balancing computational efficiency with hydraulic fidelity. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 113: F02004. DOI: 10.1029/2007JF000914

Champagnac, J. D., Molnar, P., Robert S. Anderson, Sue, C., Delacou, B. 2007: Quaternary erosion-induced isostatic rebound in the western Alps. Geology, 35 (3): 195 198.

Guido, Z. S., Ward, D. J., Robert S. Anderson 2007: Pacing the post-LGM demise of the Animas Valley glacier and the San Juan Mountain Icecap, Colorado. Geology, 35 (8): 739-742. DOI: 10.1130/G23596A

Loso, M. G., Robert S. Anderson, Doak, D. F., Suzanne Anderson 2007: A disappearing lake reveals the Little Ice Age history of climate and glacier response in the icefields of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Alaska Park Science, 6(1): 30 35.

Riihimaki, C. A., Robert S. Anderson, Safran, E. B. 2007: Impact of rock uplift on rates of late Cenozoic Rocky Mountain river incision. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112: F03S02. DOI: 10.1029/2006JF000557

Robert S. Anderson, Molnar, P., Kessler, M. A. 2006: Features of glacial valley profiles simply explained. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111: article F01004.

Robert S. Anderson, Riihimaki, C. A., Safran, E. B., MacGregor, K. R. 2006: Facing reality: Late Cenozoic evolution of smooth peaks, glacially ornamented valleys and deep river gorges of Colorado s Front Range. In Willett, S. D., Hovius, N., Brandon, M. T., and Fisher, D. M. (eds.), Tectonics, climate and landscape evolution, GSA Special Paper 398. Boulder: Geological Society of America, 397 418.

Carter, C. L., Robert S. Anderson 2006: Fluvial erosion of physically modeled abrasion-dominated slot canyons,. Geomorphology, 81: 89 113.

Kessler, M. A., Robert S. Anderson, Stock, G. M. 2006: Modeling topographic and climatic control of east-west asymmetry in Sierra Nevada glacier length during the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111: article F02002.

Loso, M. G., Robert S. AndersonSuzanne Anderson, Reimer, P. J. 2006: A 1500-year record of temperature and glacial response inferred from varved Iceberg Lake, southcentral Alaska. Quaternary Research, 66 (1): 12 24.

Molnar, P., Robert S. Anderson, Kier, G., Rose, J. 2006: Relationships among probability distributions of stream discharges in floods, climate, bed load transport, and river incision. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111: article F02001.

Riihimaki, C. A., Robert S. Anderson, Safran, E. B., Dethier, D. P., Finkel, R. 2006: Longevity and progressive abandonment of the Rocky Flats surface, Front Range, Colorado. Geomorphology, 78: 265 278.

Stock, G. M., Riihimaki, C. A., Robert S. Anderson 2006: Age constrains on cave development and landscape evolution in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming,. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 78 (2): 74 81.

Wobus, C., Tucker, G., Robert S. Anderson 2006: Self-formation of bedrock channels. Geophysical Research Letters, 33: article L18408.

Stock, G. M., Robert S. Anderson, Finkel, R. C. 2005: Late Cenozoic topographic evolution of the Sierra Nevada, California, inferred from cosmogenic 26Al and 10Be concentrations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30: 985-1006. DOI: 10.1002/esp.1258

Adams, P. N., Storlazzi, C. D., Robert S. Anderson 2005: Nearshore wave-induced cyclical flexing of seacliffs. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 110 (F2): article F02002. DOI: 10.1029/2004JF000217

MacGregor, K. R., Riihimaki, C. A., Robert S. Anderson 2005: Spatial and temporal evolution of sliding velocity on a small alpine glacier: Bench Glacier, Alaska, USA. Journal of Glaciology, 51 (172): 49 63.

Stock, G. M., Granger, D. E., Robert S. Anderson, Sasowsky, I. D., Finkel, R. C. 2005: Dating cave deposits for use in landscape evolution studies: Insights from caves in the Sierra Nevada. California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236: 388 403.

Stock, G. M., Robert S. Anderson, Finkel, R. C. 2004: Cave sediments reveal pace of landscape evolution in the Sierra Nevada, California. Geology, 32(3): 193-196. DOI: 10.1130/G20197.1

Kessler, M. A., Robert S. Anderson 2004: Testing a numerical glacial hydrological model using spring speed-up events and outburst floods. Geophysical Review Letters, 31: article L18503. DOI: 10.1029/2004GL020622

Perg, L. A., Robert S. Anderson, Finkel, R. C. 2003: Use of cosmogenic radionuclides as a sediment input tracer: Constraints on the long-term sediment budget of the Santa Cruz littoral cell, California. Geology, 31(4): 299-302.

Perg, L. A., Robert S. Anderson, Finkel, R. C. 2002: Young ages of the Santa Cruz marine terraces determined using 10Be and 26Al. Reply to comment by Brown and Bourles. Geology, 30(12): 1148.