Publications

Fernandes, A.M., Abeyta, A., Mahon, R.C., Martindale, R., Bergman, K.D., Jackson, C., Present, T.M., Swanson, T., Reano, D., Butler, K., Brisson, S., Mohrig, D., Johnson, C. [Accepted], “Enriching lives within Sedimentary Geology”: Evaluating SEPM’s role in diversity, equity, and inclusion and recommendations for improvement: The Sedimentary Record, 18(3), 4-12, Preprint doi: 10.31223/osf.io/y7v9e [articlepre-print pdf]

 

Ashley, T.C., Mahon, R.C., Naqshband, S., McElroy, B. [2020], Probability distributions of particle hop distance and travel time over equilibrium mobile bedforms: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface v. 125, no. 7, doi:10.1029/2020JF005647, ESSOAr preprint doi:10.1002/essoar.10502734.1 [articlepre-print pdf]

Mahon, R.C. and Shaw, J.B. [in revision], A faithful record of channel mouth bifurcation angles in river delta stratigraphy on Earth and Mars: In revision for resubmission to Geology. EarthArXiv Preprint doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/9R64A [pre-print pdf]

Ke, W.-T., Shaw, J.B., Mahon, R.C., Cathcart, C.A. [2019], Distributary channel networks as moving boundaries: Causes and morphokinematic effects: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2019JF005084  [article  -  pre-print pdf]

Mahon, R.C. and McElroy, B. [2018], Indirect estimation of bedload flux from modern sand-bed rivers and ancient fluvial strata: Geology, in press, doi:10.1130/G40161.1 [pdf]

Naqshband, S., McElroy, B., Mahon, R.C. [2017], Validating a universal model of particle transport lengths with laboratory measurements of suspended grain motions: Water Resources Research, v. 53, no. 5, p. 4106-4123, doi:10.1002/2016WR020024 [pdf]

Mahon, R.C., Shaw, J.B., Barnhart, K.R., Hobley, D.E.J., McElroy, B. [2015], Quantifying the stratigraphic completeness of delta shoreline trajectories: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 120, doi:10.1002/2014JF003298 [pdf]

Link, P.K., Mahon, R.C., Beranek, L.P., Campbell-Stone, E.A., Lynds, R.S. [2014], Detrital zircon provenance of Pennsylvanian and Permian sandstones: Wyoming Craton, Uinta Mountains and Wood River Basin: Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 49, no. 2, p. 115-136, doi:10.2113/gsrocky.49.2.137 [pdf]

Mahon, R.C., Dehler, C.M., Link, P.K., Karlstrom, K.E., Gehrels, G.E. [2014], Geochronologic and stratigraphic constraints on the Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic Pahrump Group, Death Valley, California:  A record of the assembly, stability and breakup of Rodinia: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, no. 5-6, p. 652-664, doi:10.1130/B30956.1 [pdf]

Mahon, R.C., Dehler, C.M., Karlstrom, K.E., Link, P.K., Gehrels, G.E. [2014], Detrital zircon provenance and paleogeography of the Pahrump Group and overlying strata, Death Valley, California: Precambrian Research, v. 251, p. 102-117, doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.06.005 [pdf]

RECENT ABSTRACTS

(* indicates student presenting author)

Mahon, R.C., Ganti, V., Ashley, T.C., Leary, K.P., 2020 (invited), Stochastic model for the development of fluvial bedform cross set bounding surfaces: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted abstract.


Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A., Mahon, R.C., Swanson, T., 2020, Remote research opportunities expand reach and increase diversity - a need to expand and continue after COVID 19: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted abstract.


Benally, D.A. Jr.*, Lapham, L., Redhouse, K.T., Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A.M., Mahon, R.C., Swanson T., 2020, Developing educational modules to quantify microplastic presence in rivers and sedimentary washes: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.


Duncan, M.*, Swanson, T., Mahon, R.C., Fernandes, A.M., Abeyta, A., 2020, Investigating the sensitivity of cross-strata set thickness statistics to section alignment with flow direction: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.


Lapham, L.N.*, Benally, D.A. Jr., Redhouse, K.T., Fernandes, A.M., Mahon, R.C., Abeyta, A., Swanson, T., 2020, Identifying the sources of organic carbon in sediment deposited by the Mississippi River flood of 2019: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.


Russell, A.C.*, Fernandes, A.M., Abeyta, A., Sheikholeslami, H., Mahon, R.C., Swanson, T., 2020, Tracking the lived experiences of undergraduate geoscientists engaged in research to assess the success of inclusive project design: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.


Redhouse, E.*, Padilla, B.J., Mahon, R.C., Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A.M., Swanson, T. 2020, Analyzing sediment accumulation from floodwater diversion, Bonnet Carre Spillway, LA: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.


Redhouse, K.T.*, Abyeta, A., Fernandes, A.M., Mahon, R.C., Swanson, T., 2020, Analyzing how geologists interpret stratigraphy using eye tracking software: GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.


Smiley, M.*, Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A.M., Swanson, T., Mahon R.C., 2020, A critique of delta restoration on the Mississippi River Delta – Absence of people and community? GSA Annual Meeting, submitted Abstract.
Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A., Mahon, R.C., Swanson, T., 2020, The Hidden Cost of Field Education is a Barrier to Diversifying Geosciences: AGU Fall Meeting, submitted abstract.


Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A., Mahon, R.C., Swanson, T., 2020, Remote research opportunities expand reach and increase diversity - a need to expand and continue after COVID 19: AGU Fall Meeting, submitted abstract.

Abeyta, A., Fernandes, A., Mahon, R., Swanson, T. [2020] The True Cost of Participation – Addressing Financial Barriers to Field Education: Earth Educators Rendezvous, [abstract] 

Mahon, R.C., Ganti, V., Ashley, T.C., McElroy, B. [2020], Stochastic model for the development of fluvial bedform cross set bounding surfaces: SEPM International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress, Flagstaff, Arizona. 


Swanson, T., Mohrig, D., Mahon, R.C. [2020], Modeling sedimentary structures generated during terminal sand transport by turbidity currents: SEPM International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress, Flagstaff, Arizona.


Shaw, J.B., Mahon, R.C., Gilchrist, S. [2020], Sedimentology of a Prograding Distributary Channel Network: SEPM International Sedimentary Geosciences Congress, Flagstaff, Arizona.


Tevis*, L. Mahon, R.C., Esposito, C.R. [2019], Flow and sediment dynamics through complex emergent vegetation: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Amos*, M., Mahon, R.C., Shaw, J.B., Cathcart, C.A. [2019], Sediment transport dynamics and the evolution of subaqueous delta channel levees: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, EP23E-2254.
 

Shaw, J.B., Ke, W.-T., Mahon, R.C. [2018 invited], Comparing and contrasting tributary and distributary channel networks: GSA Abstracts with Programs, vol. 50, no. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-321310

Mahon, R.C. and Shaw, J.B. [2018], A faithful record of channel mouth bifurcation angles in river delta stratigraphy on Earth and Mars: AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., EP31D-2379 [abstract]


Ashley, T.C., Mahon, R.C., Naqshband, S., Leary, K., McElroy, B. [2018], Ensemble distributions of particle hop distance and travel time over equilibrium Dunes: AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., EP33A-10 [abstract]


Cathcart, C., Shaw, J.B., Mahon, R.C., Ke, W.-T. [2018], Nourishment area asymmetry relates a distributary channel network’s structure and dynamics: AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., EP31D-2380 [abstract]


Shaw, J.B., Ke, W.-T., Mahon, R.C. [2018], Distributary Channel Networks modeled using Non-linear Viscous Fingering: AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., EP32A-06 [abstract]

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