* denotes Caltech student, postdoc or Lamb-group staff 

Refereed Publications

In Review and Revision

*Trower, E.J., O'Reilly, S.S., Gomes, M., Cantine, M., Stein, N., Grotzinger, H., Strauss, J.V., Lamb, M.P., Grotzinger, J.P., Knoll, A.H., Fischer, W.W., in review, Active ooid growth driven by sediment transport in a high energy shoal, Little Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos, British Overseas Territories.  J. Sedimentary Research

*Lapotre, M.G.A., Lamb, M.P., in review, Substrate controls on valley formation by groundwater on Earth and Mars.

Allen, G.H, Pavelsky, T.M., Barefoot, E.A., Lamb, M.P., Butman,D, Tashie, A., Gleason, C.J., in review, Similarity of stream width distributions across headwater systems.

*Prancevic, J.P., Lamb, M.P., *Palucis, M., Venditti, J., in review, Enhanced stability of experimental hillslopes and channel beds to seepage-induced mass failure, J. Geophysical Research-Earth Surface.

*Ayoub, F., Jones, C.E., Lamb, M.P., Holt, B., Shaw, J.B., Mohrig, D., Wagner, W., in review, Inferring surface currents within submerged, vegetated deltaic islands from multi-pass airborne SAR.

Edgar, L., Grotzinger, J.P., Southard, J.B. and Lamb, M.P., in review, 3-D outcrop analysis reveals lower-regime bedforms in pyroclastic-surge deposits in southern New Mexico, with implications for Mars.  Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.


90. *Scheingross, J.S. and Lamb, M.P., 2017, A mechanistic model of waterfall plunge-pool erosion into bedrock, J. Geophysical Research-Earth Surface. [PDF]

89.  *Torres, M. A., Limaye, A. B., Ganti, V., Lamb, M. P., West, A. J., and Fischer, W. W., 2017, Model predictions of long-lived storage of organic carbon in river deposits, Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, doi:10.5194/esurf-2017-29. [link]

88. Lamb, M.P., *Brun, F., *Fuller, B.M., 2017, Direct measurements of lift and drag on shallowly submerged cobbles in steep streams: Implications for flow resistance and sediment transport.  Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2017WR020883. [PDF] 

87.  *Malatesta, L.C. and Lamb, M.P., in press, Formation of waterfalls by intermittent burial of active faults, Geological Society of America Bulletin.

86.  *Palucis, M.C. and Lamb, M.P, 2017, What controls channel form in steep mountain streams? Geophysical Research Letters. [PDF]

85.  Ewing, R.C., *Lapotre, M.G.A., Lewis, K.W., Day, M., Stein, N., Rubin, D.M, Sullivan, R., Banham, S., Lamb, M.P., Bridges, N.T., Gupta, S., Fischer, W.W., 2017, Sedimentary processes of the Bagnold Dunes: Implications for the eolian rock record of Mars, J. Geophysical Research - Planets. [PDF]

84.  *Trower, E., Lamb, M.P., Fischer, W.W., 2017, Experimental evidence that ooid size reflects a dynamic equilibrium between rapid precipitation and abrasion rates, Earth and Planetary Science Letters[PDF]

83.  *DiBiase, R.A., Lamb, M.P., *Ganti, V. and *Booth, A.M., 2017, Slope, grain size and roughness controls on hillslope sediment transport in steep landscapes, J. Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. [PDF]

82.  Lamb, M.P., *Brun, F., *Fuller, B.M., 2017, Hydrodynamics of steep streams with planar coarse-grained beds: Turbulence, flow resistance, and implications for sediment transport, Water Resources Research, v. 53, doi:10.1002/ 2016WR019579. [PDF] [SM]

81.  *Lapotre, M.G.A., Lamb, M.P. and B.J. McElroy, 2017, What sets the size of current ripples?, Geology, doi:10.1130/G38598.1 [PDF] [SM]

80.  *Scheingross, J.S., *Lo, D.Y., and Lamb, M.P., 2017, Self-formed waterfall plunge pools in homogeneous rock.  Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 200-208, doi:10.1002/2016GL071730.[PDF] [SM] 


79.  *Larsen, I.J. and M.P. Lamb, 2016, Progressive incision of the Channeled Scablands by outburst floods, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature19817. [PDF]  [See News and Views by Perron and Venditti NV]

78.  *Ganti, V., *von Hagke, C., *Scherler, D., Lamb, M.P., Avouac, J.P., Fischer, W.W., 2016, Time scale bias in erosion rates of glaciated landscapes, Science Advances, 2, e1600204, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600204. [PDF] [SM]

77.  *Ganti, V., *Chadwick, A., *Hassenruck-Gudipati, H., Lamb, M.P., 2016, Avulsion cycles and their stratigraphic signature on an experimental backwater-controlled delta, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface,121, doi:10.1002/2016JF003915. [PDF]

76.  *Lapotre, M. G. A., R. C. Ewing, M. P. Lamb, W. W. Fischer, J. P. Grotzinger, D. M. Rubin, K. W. Lewis, M. J. Ballard, M. Day, S. Gupta, S. G. Banham, N. T. Bridges, D. J. Des Marais, A. A. Fraeman, J. A. Grant, K. E. Herkenhoff, D. W. Ming, M. A. Mischna, M. S. Rice, D. A. Sumner, A. R. Vasavada, R. A. Yingst, 2016, Large wind ripples on Mars: A record of atmospheric evolution, Science, v. 353 (6294), p.  55-58, doi: 10.1126/science.aaf3206. [PDF] [Supplement]

75.  *Lapotre, M.G.A., Lamb M.P. and R.M.E. Williams, 2016, Canyon formation constraints on the discharge of catastrophic outburst floods of Earth and Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, 121, p. 1-32, doi: 10.1002/2016JE005061. [PDF] 

74.  *Ganti, V., *Chadwick, A.J., *Hassenruck-Gudipati, H.J., *Fuller, B.M., Lamb, M.P., 2016, Experimental river delta size set by multiple floods and backwater hydrodynamics, Science Advances, 2, no. 5, e1501768, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501768. [PDF] [Supplement] [Movies]

73.  Shaw, J.B., *Ayoub, F., Jones, C.E., Lamb, M.P., Holt, B., Wagner, W., Coffey, T., Chadwick, J.A. and Mohrig, D., 2016, Airborne radar imaging of subaqueous channel evolution in Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana, USA., Geophysical Research Lettters, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068770. [PDF]

72.  Lamb, M.P. and Venditti, J.V., 2016, The grain size gap and abrupt gravel-sand transitions in rivers due to suspension fallout.  Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL068713. [PDF]

71.  *Scheingross, J.S. and Lamb, M.P., 2016, Sediment transport through self-adjusting, bedrock-walled waterfall plunge pools. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JF003620 [PDF] [Supplement and Movies]

70.  *Limaye, ABS and Lamb, MP, 2016, Numerical model predictions of autogenic fluvial terraces and comparison to climate change expectations.  Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 121, doi:10.1002/2014JF003392. [PDF] [SI and Movies]

69.  *Scherler, D., Lamb, M.P., Rhodes, E.J., Avouac, J.P., 2016, Climate change versus landslide origin of fill terraces in an arid bedrock landscape: San Gabriel River, CA, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: doi:10.1130/B31356.1. [PDF] 


68.  Grotzinger, J.P., S. Gupta, M. C. Malin, D. M. Rubin, J. Schieber, K. Siebach, D. Y. Sumner, K. M. Stack, A. R. Vasavada, R. E. Arvidson, F. Calef III, L. Edgar, W. F. Fischer, J. A. Grant, J. Griffes, L. C. Kah, M. P. Lamb, K. W. Lewis, N. Mangold, M. E. Minitti, M. Palucis, M. Rice, R. M. E. Williams, R. A. Yingst, D. Blake, D. Blaney, P. Conrad, J. Crisp, W. E. Dietrich, G. Dromart, K. S. Edgett, R. C. Ewing, R. Gellert, J. A. Hurowitz, G. Kocurek, P. Mahaffy, M. J. McBride, S. M. McLennan, M. Mischna, D. Ming, R. Milliken, H. Newsom, D. Oehler, T. J. Parker, D. Vaniman, R. C. Wiens, and S. A. Wilson, 2015, Deposition, exhumation and paleoclimate of an ancient lake deposit, Mars, Science, 350 (6257), doi: 10.1126/science.aac7575. [PDF]

67.  *Lapotre, MGA and Lamb, MP, 2015, Hydraulics of floods upstream of horseshoe canyons and waterfalls. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surfacedoi: 10.1002/2014JF003412. [PDF]

66.  Kite, E.S., Howard, A.D., Lucas, A.S., Armstrong, J.C., Aharonson, O., and Lamb, M.P., 2015, Stratigraphy of Aeolis Dorsa, Mars: Stratigraphic context of the great river deposits, Icarus, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.03.007. [PDF]

65.  Hooshmand, A., Horner-Devine, A.R., Lamb., M.P., 2015, Structure of turbulence and sediment stratification in wave-supported mud layers, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010231. [PDF]

64.  Lamb, M.P., Finnegan, N.J., *Scheingross, J.S., Sklar, L.S., 2015, New insight into the mechanics of fluvial bedrock erosion through flume experiments and theory, Geomorphology, Special issue 46th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium: Laboratory Experiments in Geomorphology, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.03.003 [PDF]

63.  *Prancevic, J.P. and Lamb, M.P., 2015, Unraveling bed slope from relative roughness in initial sediment motion. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. doi: 10.1002/2014JF003323 [PDF]
62.  *Prancevic, J.P. and Lamb, M.P., 2015, Particle friction angles in steep mountain channels, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. doi: 10.1002/2014JF003286 [PDF]


61.  *Booth, AM, *Hurley, R, Lamb, MP, Andrade, J, 2014, Force chains as the link between particle and bulk friction angles in granular material, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061981[PDF] [Supplement]

60.  Golombek, M.P., Warner, N.H., *Ganti, V., Lamb, M.P., Parker, T.J., Fergason, R.L., Sullivan, R., 2014, Small Crater Modification on Meridiani Planum and Implications for Erosion Rates and Climate Change on Mars.  JGR-Planets, doi: 10.1002/2014JE004658 [PDF] [Supplement]
59.  *Ganti, V., Chu, Z., Lamb, M.P., Nittrouer, J.A., Parker, G., 2014, Testing morphodynamic controls on the location and frequency of river avulsions on fans versus deltas: Huanghe (Yellow River), China, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061918 [PDF] [Supplement]

58.  *Gimbert, F., Tsai, V.C., Lamb, M.P., 2014, A physical model for seismic noise generation by turbulent flow in rivers, JGR-Earth Surface, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003201. [PDF]

57. *Ewing, R.C., *Eisenman, I., Lamb, M.P., Poppick, L., Maloof, A.C., Fischer, W.W., 2014, New constraints on equatorial temperatures during a Late Neoproterozoic snowball Earth glaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.[PDF] [Supplement]

  • 56.  *DiBiase, R.A., Whipple, K.X., Lamb, M.P., Heimsath, A.M., 2014, The role of waterfalls and knickzones in controlling the style and pace of landscape adjustment in the western San Gabriel Mountains, CA.  GSA Bulletin. [PDF]

  • 55.  *Buhler, P.B., Fassett, C., Head, J.W., Lamb, M.P., 2014, Timescales of fluvial activity and intermittency in Milna Crater, Mars, Icarus, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.06.028. [PDF]

  • 54.  *Chatanantavet, P. and Lamb, M.P., 2014, Sediment transport and topographic evolution of a coupled river and river-plume system: An experimental and numerical study, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JF002810. [PDF]

  • 53. *Scheingross, J.S., *Brun, F., *Lo, D.Y., *Omerdin, K., and Lamb, M.P., 2014, Experimental evidence for bedrock erosion by suspended sediment. Geology, doi:10.1130/G35432.1.  [PDF] [MOVIES]

  • 52.  *Limaye, A.B.S. and Lamb, M.P., 2014, Numerical simulations of bedrock valley evolution by meandering rivers with variable bank material, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 119, doi:10.1002/2013JF002997. [PDF] [MOVIES]

  • 51. *Ganti, V., Lamb, M.P., McElroy, B.A., 2014, Quantitative Bounds on Environmental Signal Preservation in the Sedimentary Record. Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms4298 [PDF]

  • 50.  *Johnson, J.E., *Gerpheide, A., Lamb, M.P., Fischer, W.W.,2014, O2 constraints from Paleoproterozoic detrital pyrite and uraninite,Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30949.1. [PDF]

  • 49. *Mackey, B.H., *Scheingross, J.S., Lamb, M.P., Farley, K.A., 2014,  Knickpoint formation, rapid propagation and landscape response following coastal cliff retreat at last-interglacial sea-level highstand: Kauai, Hawaii, GSA Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B30930.1. [PDF]

  • 48.  *Prancevic, J., Lamb, M.P., and *Fuller, B., 2014, Initial sediment transport across the river-debris flow transition. Geologydoi: 10.1130/G34927.1 [PDF] [Supplement] [Movies]

    • 47.  Lamb, M.P., *Mackey, B.H., Farley, K.A., 2014, Amphitheater-headed canyons formed by megaflooding at Malad Gorge, Idaho. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, doi/10.1073/pnas.1312251111.[PDF]

  • 46.  *Limaye, A.B.S. and Lamb, M.P., 2013, A vector-based method for bank material tracking in coupled models of meandering and landscape evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, VOL. 118, 1–17, doi:10.1002/2013JF002854. [PDF]

45.  *Booth, A.M., Lamb, M.P., Avouac, J.-P., Delacourt, C., 2013, Landslide velocity, thickness and rheology from remote sensing: La Clapiere landslide, France, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, p. 1-6, doi:10.1002/grl.50828. [PDF] [Matlab Codes]

44.  *DiBiase, R.A., *Limaye, A.B., *Scheingross, J.S., Fischer, W.W. and Lamb, M.P., 2013, Deltaic deposits at Aeolis Dorsa: Sedimentary evidence for a large body of water in the northern plains of Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, v. 118, p. 1-18, doi: 10.1002/jgre.20100.  [PDF]

43.  *Hayes, A.G., R. D. Lorenz, M. A. Donelan, M. Manga, T. Schneider, J. I. Lunine, M. P. Lamb, J. M. Mitchell, W. W. Fischer, S. D. Graves, H. L. Tolman, O. Aharonson, P. Encrenaz, B. Ventura, D. Casarano, C. Notarnicola, and the Cassini RADAR Team, 2013, Wind driven capillary-gravity waves on Titan's Lakes: Hard to Detect or Non-Existent?, Icarus, v. 225, p. 403 - 412, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.04.004. [PDF]

42.  *Scheingross, JS, *Winchell, EW, Lamb, MP, and Dietrich, WE, 2013, Influence of bed patchiness, slope, grain hiding, and form drag on gravel mobilization in very steep streams, JGR-Earth Surface, v. 118, p. 1-20, doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20067. [PDF]

41. Grotzinger, J.P., Hayes, A.G., Lamb, M.P., McLennan, S.M., 2013, Sedimentary processes on Earth, Mars, Titan and Venus, In Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets, Mackwell, S., Bullock, M. and Harder, J., eds., University of Arizona Press, p. 439-472, doi: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816530595-ch18. [PDF]

40.  Lamb, M.P., *Levina, M., *DiBiase, R.A., *Fuller, B.M., 2013, Slope, roughness and particle-size controls on sediment storage by vegetation in steep bedrock landscapes: Theory, experiments and implications for post-fire sediment yield, JGR-Earth Surface, v, 118, p. 1–14, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20058.  [PDF]

39.  *Chatanantavet P., Whipple K. X., Adams M.A., and Lamb M.P., 2013, Experimental study on coarse grain saltation dynamics in bedrock channels, J. of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 118, p. 1–16,  doi:10.1002/jgrf.20053. [PDF]

38.  *DiBiase, R.A. and Lamb, M.P., 2013, Vegetation and wildfire controls on sediment yield in bedrock landscapes, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, p. 1-5, doi:10.1029/2013GL055108. [PDF]

37.  *Mackey, B.H., Lamb, M.P., 2013, Deciphering boulder mobility and erosion from cosmogenic nuclide exposure age dating, JGR - Earth Surface, v. 118, p. 184-197,doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20035. [PDF] [Matlab Codes

36.  *Kite, E.S., Lewis, K.W. and Lamb, M.P., Newman, C.E., Richardson, M.I., 2013, Growth and form of the mound in Gale Crater, Mars: Slope wind enhanced erosion and transport, Geology, v. 41(5), p. 543-546, doi:10.1130/G33909.1. [PDF]

35.  *Scheingross, J.S., *Minchew, B., *Mackey, B.H., Simons, M., Lamb, M.P., Hensley, S., 2013, Fault zone controls on the spatial distribution of slow moving landslides, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 473-489, doi: 10.1130/B30719.1. [PDF]

34.  Burr, D.M., Perron, J.T., Lamb, M.P., Irwin, R.P., Collins, G., Howard, A.D., Sklar, L.S., Moore, J.M., Adamkovics, M., Baker, V.R., Drummond, S.A., Black, B.A., 2013, Fluvial Features on Titan, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 299–321, doi:10.1130/B30612.1. [PDF]


33.  Lamb, M.P., Fischer, W.W., Raub, T.D., Perron, J.T., Myrow, P.M., 2012, Origin of giant wave ripples in Snowball Earth cap carbonates, Geology, v. 40(9), p. 827-830, doi:10.1130/G33093.1. [PDF] [Supplement] [Matlab Codes]

32.  Tsai, V.C., *Minchew, B., Lamb, M.P., Ampuero, J.-P., 2012, A Physical Model for Seismic Noise Generation from Sediment Transport in Rivers, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2011GL050255. [PDF]

31.  *Chatanantavet, P., M. P. Lamb, and J. A. Nittrouer, 2012, Backwater controls on avulsion location on deltas, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL050197. [PDF]

30.  Lamb, M.P., J. Nittrouer, D. Mohrig, J. Shaw, 2012, Backwater and river-plume controls on scour upstream of river mouths: Implications for fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, v. 117, F01002, doi:10.1029/2011JF002079. [PDF]

29.  Nittrouer, J.A., Shaw, J., Lamb, M.P., Mohrig, D., 2012, Spatial and temporal trends for water-flow velocity and bed-material transport in the lower Mississippi River.  Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 400-414, doi: 10.1130/B30497.1. [PDF]

28.  Lamb, M.P., Grotzinger, J., Southard, J.B., Tosca, N., 2012, Were ripples on Mars formed by flowing brines?  in J. Grotzinger and R. Milliken (eds.), Sedimentary Geology on Mars, SEPM Special Publication No. 102, p. 139-150.  [PDF]


27.  *Mackey, B.H., J.J. Roering, M.P. Lamb, 2011, Landslide-dammed paleolake perturbs anadromous fish evolution and marine sedimentation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, doi:10.1073/pnas.1110445108, p. 1-5. [PDF]

26.  Lamb, M.P., *Scheingross, J., *Swanson, E., *Amidon, W., *Limaye, A., 2011, A model for post-fire sediment flux by dry ravel in steep landscapes.  Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 116, F03006, doi:10.1029/2010JF001878, 2011. [PDF]

25.  *Buhler, P.B., Fassett, C., Head, J.W., Lamb, M.P., 2011, Paleolakes in Erythraea Fossa, Mars: Implications for an Ancient Active Hydrological Cycle. Icarus, 213, 104-115, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.004. [PDF]

24.  Tosca, N.J., McLennan, S.M., Lamb, M.P., Grotzinger, J.P., 2011, Physico-chemical properties of concentrated Martian surface waters.  Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, 116, doi:10.1029/2010JE003700. [PDF]

23.  Conway, S.J., Lamb, M.P., Balme, M.R., Towner, M.C., Murray, J.B., 2011, Enhanced runout and erosion by overland flow at low pressure and subfreezing conditions: experiments and application to Mars.  Icarus, 211, p. 458-471,  doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.08.026. [PDF]


22.  Yan, B., Zhang, Q., Lamb, M.P., 2010, Time-averaged turbulent mixing and vertical concentration distribution of high-density suspensions formed under waves, in Coastal Engineering, Eds. Smith, J.M. and Lynett, P., v. 32, p. 1-8. [PDF]

21.  Lamb, M.P. and Fonstad, M.A., 2010, Rapid formation of a modern bedrock canyon by a single flood event.  Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO894. [PDF] [SI]

20.  Lamb, M.P., McElroy, B., Kopriva, B., Shaw, J. and Mohrig, D., 2010, Linking river-flood dynamics to hyperpycnal-plume deposits: Experiments, theory, and geological implications.  Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122(9/10), p. 1389-1400, doi: 10.1130/B30125.1. [PDF]


19.  Lamb, M.P. and Mohrig, D, Do hyperpycnal-plume deposits record river-flood dynamics?, 2009, Geology, 7(12), p. 1067 1070; doi: 10.1130/G30286A.  [PDF]

18.  Lamb, M.P. and Dietrich, W.E., 2009, The persistence of waterfalls in fractured rock. Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B26842.1. [PDF]


17.  Lamb, M.P., Dietrich, W.E., Aciego, S.M., DePaolo, S.M., Manga, M., 2008, Formation of Box Canyon, Idaho, by megaflood: Implications for seepage erosion on Earth and Mars. Science, 320, 1067, doi: 10.1126/science.1156630.  [PDF]

16.  Lamb, M.P., Dietrich, W.E. and Sklar, L.S., 2008, A model for fluvial bedrock incision by impacting suspended and bedload sediment.  Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 113, F03025, doi:10.1029/2007JF000915. [PDF]

15.  Lamb, M.P., Dietrich, W.E., and Venditti, J.G., 2008,  Is the critical Shields stress for incipient sediment motion dependent on channel-bed slope?  Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 113, F02008, doi:10.1029/2007JF000831.  [PDF]

14. Lamb, M.P., Myrow, P.M., Lukens, C. and Houck, K., 2008, Deposits from wave-influenced turbidity currents: Pennsylvanian Minturn Formation, Colorado, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 78, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2008.052  [PDF]

13.  Myrow, P.M., Lukens, C., Lamb, M.P., Houck, K. and Strauss, J., 2008, Dynamics of a transgressive prodeltaic system: Implications for geography and climate within a Pennsylvanian intracratonic basin, Colorado, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 78, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2008.061. [PDF]

12.  Lamb, M.P., Parsons, J.D., Mullenbach, B.L., Finlayson, D.P., Orange, D. and Nittrouer, C., 2008, Evidence for superelevation, channel incision and formation of cyclic steps by turbidity currents in Eel Canyon, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin 120, p. 463 - 475, doi: 10.1130/B26184.1. [PDF]


11.  Liang, H., Lamb, M.P. and Parson, J.D., 2007, Formation of a sandy near-bed transport layer from a fine-grained bed under oscillatory flow. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 112, C02008, doi:10.1029/2006JC003635.  [PDF]

10.  Lamb, M.P., Howard, A.D., Dietrich, W.E. and Perron, J.T., 2007, Formation of amphitheater-headed valleys by waterfall erosion after large-scale slumping on Hawaii.  Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119, p. 805-822, doi:10.1130/B25986.1.   [PDF]

9.   Aciego, S.M., DePaolo, D.J., Kennedy, B.M., Lamb, M.P., Sims, K. and Dietrich, W.E., 2007, Combining [3He] cosmogenic dating with U-Th/He eruption ages using olivine in basalt.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.11.039.  [PDF]


8.   Toniolo, H., Lamb, M.P. and Parker, G., 2006, Depositional turbidity currents in diapiric minibasins on the continental slope: formulation and theory.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, 76, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2006.071. [PDF]

7.   Perron, T., Lamb, M.P., Koven, C.D., Fung, I.Y., Yager, E., Adamkovics, M., 2006, Valley formation and methane precipitation rates on Titan.  Journal of Geophysical Research  Planets, Vol. 111, E11001, DOI:10.1029/2005JE002602. [PDF]

6.   Lamb, M.P., Howard, A.D., Johnson, J., Whipple, K., Dietrich, W.E. and Perron, J.T., 2006, Can springs cut canyons into rock? Journal of Geophysical Research  Planets, 111, E07002, doi:10.1029/2005JE002663. [PDF]

5.   Lamb, M.P., Toniolo, H. and Parker, G., 2006, Trapping of sustained turbidity currents by intraslope minibasins.  Sedimentology, 53, p. 147  160. [PDF]

4.   Dietrich, W.E., Nelson, P.A., Yager, E., Venditti, J.G., Lamb, M.P., and Collins, L., 2006, Sediment patches, sediment supply, and channel morphology. In Parker, G., and Garcia, M. (eds.), River, Coastal, and Estuarine Morphodynamics, IAHR Symposium, Taylor and Francis, London, vol. 1, p. 79-90. [PDF]


3.   Lamb, M.P. and Parsons, J.D., 2005, High-density suspensions formed under waves. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79, 386-397. [PDF]


2.   Lamb, M.P., D'Asaro, E. and Parsons, J.D., 2004, Turbulent structure of high-density suspensions formed under waves.  Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 109, p. C12026-C12039, doi: 10.1029/2004JC002355.  [PDF]

1.   Lamb, M.P., Hickson, T., Marr, J.G., Sheets, B., Paola, C. and Parker, G., 2004, Surging versus continuous turbidity currents: flow dynamics and deposits in an experimental intraslope basin.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, 74(1), p. 148-155.  [PDF]


Other Publications

2.   Lamb, M.P., 2008, The Formation of Amphitheater-Headed Canyons, Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, California, 297 pp.  [PDF]

1.  Myrow, P.M., Lamb, M., Lukens, C., Houck, K., Kluth, C., and Parsons, J., 2004, Hyperpycnal wave-modified turbidites of the Pennsylvanian Minturn Formation, north-central Colorado: Geological Society of America Field Trip Guide, 28 p. [PDF]