Karl E. Karlstrom

Ph.D., Wyoming, 1981 (Professor)
Office: Northrop Hall Rm. 205; 277-4346 Email:kek1@unm.edu

Research and Academic Interests:

Structural Geology and Tectonics. Research interests in field and analytical studies of ductile rock deformation; growth and assembly of Proterozoic continental lithosphere in North America; and studies of the dynamic interaction of deformation, pluton ascent, emplacement and metamorphism.

List of Related Web Links:

Karl E. Karlstrom Personal Page

Karl E. Karlstrom curriculum vitae

Selected Recent Publications

.Karlstrom, K.E., Lee, J., Kelley, S.A., Crow*, R., Young, R.A., Lucchitta, I., Beard, L.S., Dorsey. R., Ricketts*, J.W., Dickinson, W.R., and Crossey, L.C., 2013, Arguments for a young Grand Canyon: Technical Comment on: R. M. Flowers & K. A. Farley, Apatite 4He/3He and (U-Th)/He Evidence for an Ancient Grand Canyon: Science, Nov. 2012, 10.1126/science.1229390

Lee, J.P., Stockli, D.F., Kelley, S.A., Pederson, J.L., Karlstrom, K.E., Ehlers, T.A., 2013, New thermochronometric constraints on the Tertiary landscape evolution of central and eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona: Geosphere, v.9, no.2, doi:10.1130/GES00842.1.

Lazear, G., Karlstrom, K.E., Aslan, A., and Kelley, S., 2012, Denudation and flexural isostatic response of the Colorado Plateau and southern Rocky Mountain region since 10 Ma: Geosphere, v.9, no.4, doi:10.1130/GEO00836.1.

Karlstrom, K.E., Coblentz, D., Dueker, K., Ouimet, W., Kirby, E., Van Wijk, J., Schmandt*, B., Kelley, S., Lazear, G., Crossey, L.J., Crow*, R., Aslan, A, Darling*, A., Aster, R., MacCarthy*, J., Hansen*, S.M., Stachnik*, J., Stockli, D.F., Hoffman*, M., McKeon*, R., Feldman*, J. Heizler, M., Donahue*, M.S., and the CREST working group, 2011, Surface response to mantle convection beneath the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau: Lithosphere, v. 4 p. 3-22..

Crow*, R., Karlstrom, K., Asmerom, Y., Schmandt*, B., Polyak, V., and Dufrane, A., 2011, Shrinking of the Colorado Plateau via lithospheric mantle erosion: evidence from Nd and Sr isotopes and geochronology of Neogene basalts: Geology, v. 39, p 27-30.

Karlstrom, K.E., Beard, L.S., House, K., Young, R.A., Aslan, A., Billingsley, G., Pederson, J., 2012, Introduction: CRevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II: Geosphere, v. 8, no. 6, p. 1020-1041. This themed issue of Geosphere resulted from the 2010 Flagstaff symposium.

Levander A., Schmandt, B., Miller, M.S., Liu, K., Karlstrom, K.E., Crow*, R.S., and Humphreys, E.D., 2010, Regional Colorado Plateau uplift by delamination and thermo-chemical downwelling of North American lithosphere: Nature, v. 472, p. 461-465.

Karlstrom, K.E., Crow*, R, Crossey, L.J., Coblentz, D., and van Wijk, J., 2008, Model for tectonically driven incision of the less than 6 Ma Grand Canyon: Geology, v. 36, no. 11, p. 835-838.


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