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posted Oct 3, 2011, 3:52 PM by s beard   [ updated Oct 3, 2011, 3:54 PM ]

The final abstract volume is now available through the USGS Website as USGS Open-File Report 2011-1210,
Suggested reference is:

Beard, L.S., Karlstrom, K.E., Young, R.A., and Billingsley, G.H., eds., 2011, CRevolution 2—Origin and evolution of the Colorado River system, workshop abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1210, 300 p., available at


Please email if you see any mistakes/needed changes.

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posted Aug 19, 2011, 12:18 PM by s beard

The abstract volume is now official!  The link will be posted as soon as we have it.
The citation is:

Beard, L. Sue, Karlstrom, Karl E., Young, Richard E., and Billingsley, George H., CREvolution 2—Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System, Workshop Abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2011-1210.

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posted May 9, 2011, 2:08 PM by s beard

Final Abstracts have been posted;  please check your abstract for accuracy.  We hope to have the full citation available for you soon.

UTM to Decimal Degree conversion....

posted Jun 6, 2010, 12:26 PM by Kyle House   [ updated Jun 6, 2010, 12:27 PM ]

I have posted a link to a very useful spreadsheet that quickly converts UTM to Decimal Degrees. It is on the collaborative geospatial database page....

Photos from the Workshop are up

posted May 27, 2010, 3:14 PM by Kyle House

Thanks also to Wayne for taking many photos at the workshop. you can see them at the Workshop Photo page on this site.

A blog to check out...

posted May 26, 2010, 9:41 PM by Kyle House

Turns out that Wayne Ranney had time to post on his blog about the workshop. Thanks Wayne! I am a blogging fool and found not a second to post a thing.

The Workshop is over.

posted May 26, 2010, 9:14 PM by Kyle House

It was a great success! Thanks to the many participants for many hours of informative discussion about the origin and evolution of the Colorado River system. More announcements will be forthcoming about abstract revision and review, the open-file report, and the Geosphere volume.


posted May 18, 2010, 2:30 PM by s beard

Please check the agenda for the meeting-- the meeting has been significantly reorganized!

More 'final' abstracts

posted May 17, 2010, 1:05 PM by s beard   [ updated May 17, 2010, 1:25 PM ]

Kyle is at a meeting, so I am filling in.  I just posted five abstracts today, listed below.
Please let me know if you have any trouble viewing or downloading the files!

Differential incision rates in the upper Colorado River system: implications for knickpoint transience

Andy Darling1, Karl Karlstrom1, Andres Aslan2, Darryl Granger3

1. University of New Mexico
2. Mesa State College
3. Purdue University

Geochemistry of springs, travertines and lacustrine carbonates of the Grand Canyon region over the past 12 million years: the importance of groundwater on the evolution of the Colorado River System

Crossey1, L.C., Karlstrom1, K.E., Lopez Pearce1, J., and Dorsey2, R.

1. University of New Mexico
2. University of Oregon

Incision History of the Little Colorado River based on K-Ar dataing of basalts and U-Series dating of Travertine in the Springerville Area

E.H Embid, L.J. Crossey, and K.E Karlstrom
University of New Mexico

Syntectonic Deposition and Paleohydrology of the Spring-Fed Hualapai Limestone and Implications for the 6-5 Ma Integration of the Colorado River System through the Grand Canyon

Jessica C. Lopez Pearce, Laura J. Crossey, Karl E. Karlstrom, George Gehrels, Mark Pecha
Sue Beard, Elmira Wan

Evidence from the Colorado River system for surface uplift of the Colorado Rockies and western Colorado Plateau in the last 10 Ma driven by mantle flow and buoyancy

Karlstrom, K.1, Coblentz, D.2, Ouimet, W.3, Kirby, E.4, Van Wijk, J.5, Schmandt, B.6,
Crossey, L.1, Crow, R.1, Kelley, S.7, Aslan, A8, Darling, A.1, Dueker, K.9, Aster, R.7,
MacCarthy J.7, Lazear, G.9, and the CREST working group
1. UNM, ABQ, NM, 87131,
2. LANL, Los Alamos, NM,
3. Amherst College, MA 01002,
4. Penn State, State College, PA 16802,
5. Univ of Houston, 6. UO, Eugene, OR,
7. New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM,
8. Mesa State, Grand Junction, CO
9. UWYO, Laramie, WY


Two final (?) abstracts....from the kindness of my heart on a very busy weekend, btw.

posted May 16, 2010, 12:02 PM by Kyle House

Incision Rates of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon

Tom Hanks, Kristen Cook, Marie Davis, Sid Davis, Bob Finkel, Cris Garvin, Arjun
Heimsath, Ivo Lucchitta, Bob Webb, and Kelin Whipple

A summary and evaluation of thermochronologic constraints on the exhumation history of the Colorado Plateau- Rocky Mountain region.

Shari A. Kelley1, Karl E. Karlstrom2, Danny Stockli3, Ryan McKeon4, Markella Hoffman3, John Lee3, Joel Pederson5, Rebecca Garcia1, David Coblentz6

1. Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 87801
2. Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
3. Dept. of Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045
4. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015
5. Geology Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322
6. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544

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