Publications

 

* denotes Caltech student, postdoc or Lamb-group staff 

Refereed Publications

In Review and Revision

*Chadwick, A.J. and Lamb, M.P., in review, Climate-change controls on river delta avulsion location and frequency.

*Hayden, A.T., Lamb, M.P., Carney, A.J., in review, Similar curvature-to-width ratios for channels and channel belts: Implications for paleoo-hydraulics of fluvial ridges on Mars.

Larsen, I.J., Karley, K.A., Lamb, M.P., Pritchard, C.J., in review, Emperical evidence for cosmogenic 3He production by muons.

Scheingross, J.S. and Lamb, M.P., in review, Thresholds of sediment scour and bedrock erosion in waterfall plunge pools.

*Beer, A.R. and Lamb, M.P., in review, The onset of macro-abrasion in fluvial bedrock incision.

Edmonds, D.A., Chadwick, A.J., Lamb, M.P., Lorenzo-Trueba,J., Murray, A.B., Nadin, W., Salter, G., Shaw, J.B., in review, How river-dominated deltas grow: a review of morphodynamic modeling approaches and lessons learned.

Ma, H., Nittrouer, J.A., Fu, X., Parker, G., Zhang, Y.,  Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Lamb, M.P., Best, J.L., Parsons, D.R., Wu, B., Cisneros, J., in review, Amplification of downstream flood stage due to damming of fine-grained rivers.

Li, G., Fischer, W.W., Lamb, M.P., West, Zhang,T., Galy, V., Wang, X., Li, S., Li, G., Zhao, L., Ji, J., in review, Coal fly ash is a major carbon flux in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River basin, PNAS. 

*Douglas, M., *Lingappa, U., Lamb, M., Rowland, J., West, A., Li, G., Kemeny, P., Chadwick, A., Piliouras, A., Schwenk, J., Fischer, W., in review, Impact of river channel lateral migration on the microbial ecology of a discontinuous permafrost floodplain, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

*Palucis, M.C., *Ulizio, T.P., Lamb, M.P., in review, Debris flow initiation from ravel-filled channel-bed failure following wildfire in a bedrock landscape with limited sediment supply, GSA Bulletin.

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.

2020

129. Moodie, A., Nittrouer, J.A., Ma. H., Carlson, B., Wang, Y., Lamb, M.P., Parker, G., 2020, Suspended-sediment induced stratification inferred from concentration and velocity profile measurements in the lower Yellow River, China. J. Geophysical Research - Earth Surface.

128. Brooke, S.A.S., Ganti, V., Chadwick, A.J., Lamb, M.P., 2020, Flood variability determines the location of lobe-scale avlsions on deltas: Madagascar. Geophysical Research Letters.

127. *Dickson, J.L., Lamb, M.P., Williams, R.M.E., Hayden, A.T., Fischer, W.W., 2020, Globally distribution of depositional rivers on Mars. Geology.

126. *Hayden, A.T. and Lamb, M.P., 2020, Fluvial Sinuous Ridges of the Morrison Formation, USA: Meandering, Scarp Retreat, and Implications for Mars, J. Geophysical Research - Planets.

125. Liao, Tien-Hao, Simard, M., Denbina, M., Lamb, M.P., 2020, Monitoring water level change and seasonal vegetation change in the coastal wetlands of Louisiana using L-band time series, Remote Sensing, 12, 2351, doi:10.3390/rs12152351. [PDF]  

124. *Chadwick, A.J., Lamb, M.P. Ganti, V., 2020, Accelerated river avulsion frequency on lowland deltas due to sea level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science[PDF] 

123. Trower, E.J., Bridgers, S.L., Lamb, M.P., Fischer, W.W., 2020, Ooid cortical stratigraphy reveals common histories of individual co-occurring sedimentary grains, JGR-Earth Surface[PDF] 

122. Lamb, M.P., de Leeuw, J., Fischer, W., Moodie, A.J., Venditti, J.G., Nittrouer, J.A., Haught, D., Parker, G., 2020, Mud in rivers transported as flocculated, suspended bed-material, Nature Geoscience[PDF] 

121. *de Leeuw, J., Lamb, M. P., Parker, G., Moodie, A. J., Haught, D., Venditti, J. G., and Nittrouer, J. A., 2020, Entrainment and suspension of sand and gravel, Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2019-67. [PDF] 

120. Prancevic, J.P., Lamb, M.P., McArdell, B.W., Rickli, C., Kirchner, J.W., 2020, Decreasing landslide sediment yield on steeper slopes in soil-mantled landscapes, Geophysical Research Letters47, e2020GL087505.doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087505. [PDF] 

119. *Torres, M.A., *Kemeny, P.C., Lamb, M.P., Cole, T.L., Fischer, W.W., 2020, Long-term storage and age-biased export of fluvial organic carbon: field evidence from West Iceland. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2019GC008632. doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008632. [PDF] 

2019

118.  Ma, H., Nittrouer, J., Wu, B., Zhang, Y., Mohrig, D., Lamb, M., Wang, Y., Fu, X., Moodie, A., Naito, K., Wang, G., Hu, C., Parker, G., 2019, Universal relation with regime transition for sediment transport in fine-grained rivers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science[PDF] 

117.  DiBiase, R.A. and Lamb, M.P., 2019, Dry sediment loading of headwater channels fuels post-wildfire debris flows in bedrock landscapes, Geology, v. 48, doi.org/10.1130/G46847.1. [PDF] 

116.  Moodie, A.J., Nittrouer, J.A., Ma, H., Carlson, B.N., Chadwick, A.J., Lamb, M.P., Parker, G., 2019, Modeling deltaic lobe-building cycles and channel avulsions for the Yellow River delta, China. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, doi.org/10.1029/2019JF005220. [PDF] 

115.  Lapotre, M.G.A., Ielpi, A., Lamb, M.P., Williams, R.M.E., Knoll, A.H., 2019, Model for the formation of single-thread rivers in barren landscapes and implications for pre-Silurian and martian fluvial deposits, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, doi.org/10.1029/2019JF005156. [PDF] 

114.  Larsen, I.J., Farley, K.A., Lamb, M.P., 2019, Cosmogenic 3He production rate in ilmenite and the redistribution fo spallation 3He in fine-grained minerals, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta[PDF] 

113.  *Farin, M., Tsai, V.C., Lamb, M.P., Allstadt, K., 2019, A physical model of the high-frequency seismic signal generated by debris flows, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4677. [PDF] 

112.  Ganti, V., Whittaker, A.C., Lamb, M.P., Fischer, W.W., 2019, Evidence for low gradient, single-threaded rivers prior to greening of the continents, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 116(24), p.1 11652-11657, doi:10.1073/pnas.1901642116. [PDF] 

111.  Ganti, V., Lamb, M.P., *Chadwick, A.J., 2019, Autogenic erosional surfaces in fluvio-deltaic stratigraphy from floods, avulsions and backwater hydrodynamics, Journal of Sedimentary Research. [PDF] 

110. *Hayden, A.T., Lamb, M.P., Fischer, W.W., Ewing, R.C., McElroy, B.J., Williams, R.M.E., 2019, Formation of sinuous ridges by inversion of river channel belts on Earth and Mars, Icarus, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.04.019. [PDF]

109.  *Chadwick, A.J., Lamb, M.P., Moodie, A.J., Parker, G., Nittrouer, J.A., 2019, Origin of a preferential avulsion node on lowland river deltas, Geophysical Research Letters., 46, 4267–4277. doi: 10.1029/2019GL082491. [PDF] 

108.  *Scheingross, J.S., Lamb, M.P., *Fuller, B.M., 2019, Self-formed bedrock waterfalls, Nature, V. 567, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-0991-z. [PDF] 

107. *Trower, E. J., Lamb, M. P., and Fischer, W. W., 2019, The origin of carbonate mud.  Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 10.1029/2018GL081620. [PDF] 

106. Stack, K.M., John P. Grotzinger, Michael P. Lamb, Sanjeev Gupta, David M. Rubin, Linda C. Kah, Lauren A. Edgar, Deirdra M. Fey, Joel A. Hurowitz, Marie McBride, Frances Rivera-Hernández, Dawn Y. Sumner, Jason K. Van Beek, Rebecca M. E. Williams, R. Aileen Yingst, 2019, Evidence for plunging river plume deposits in the Pahrump Hills member of the Murray formation, Gale crater, Mars, Sedimentology. [PDF] 

2018

105. *Gimbert, *Fuller, Lamb, Tsai, Johnson, 2018, Investigating river sediment transport mechanics and its control on induced seismic noise using flume experiments and accelerometer-embedded tracers, Earth Surface Process and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4495. [PDF] 

104.  Sweeney, J., N. H. Warner, V. Ganti, M. P. Golombek, M. P. Lamb, R. Fergason, and R. Kirk, 2018, Degradation of One-Hundred-Meter-Scale Impact Craters on Mars and Implications for Surface Process Rates in the Hesperian and Amazonian, Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets[PDF] 

103.  Fan, N., Chu, Z., Jiang, L., Hassan, M., Lamb, M.P., Liu, X., 2018, Abrupt drainage basin reorganization following a Pleistocene river capture, Nature Communications[PDF] [SM]

102.  *Palucis, M., *Ulizio, T., *Fuller, B., Lamb, M.P., 2018, Flow resistance, sediment transport, and bedform development in a steep gravel-bedded river flume, Geomorphology[PDF] 

101. Lapotre, M. G. A., R. C. Ewing, C. M. Weitz, K. W. Lewis, M. P. Lamb, B. L. Ehlmann, and D. M. Rubin, 2018, Morphologic Diversity of Martian Ripples: Implications for Large-Ripple Formation, Geophysical Research Letters[PDF] 

100. *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., 2018, Active ooid growth driven by sediment transport in a high energy shoal, Little Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos, British Overseas Territories.  J. Sedimentary Research[PDF] 

99.  *Trower, E.J., *Ganti, V., Fischer, W.W., Lamb, M.P., 2018, Erosional surfaces in the Upper Cretaceous Castlegate Sandstone (Utah, USA): Sequence boundaries or autogenic scour from backwater hydrodynamics?, Geology, doi: 10.1130/G40273.1. [PDF]

98.  *Lai, V.H., Tsai, V.C., Lamb, M.P., *Ulizio, T.P., *Beer, A.R., 2018, The Seismic Signature of Debris Flows: Flow Mechanics and Early Warning at Montecito, California, Geophysical Research Letters. [PDF]

97.  *Palucis, M., *Ulizio, T., *Fuller, B., Lamb, M.P., 2018, Intense granular sheeflow in steep streams, Geophysical Research Letters. [PDF]

96.  Booth, A.M., McCarley, J., Hinkle, J., Shaw, S., Ampuero, J-P, Lamb, M.P., 2018, Transient reactivation of a deep-seated landslide complex by undrained loading captured with repeat airborne and terrestrial lidar, Geophysical Research Letters. [PDF]

95.  *Ayoub, F., Jones, C.E., Lamb, M.P., Holt, B., Shaw, J.B., Mohrig, D., Wagner, W., 2018, Inferring surface currents within submerged, vegetated deltaic islands and wetlands from multi-pass airborne SAR. Remote Sensing of Environment[PDF]

94. Myrow, P.M., Lamb, M.P., Ewing, R.C., 2018, Rapid sea level rise in the aftermath of a Neoproterozoic snowball Earth, Science, doi. 10.1126/science.aap8612. [PDF] [SM]

93.  *Lapotre, M.G.A., Lamb, M.P., 2018, Substrate controls on valley formation by groundwater on Earth and Mars, Geology, doi.org/10.1130/G40007.1 [PDF] 

92.  Allen, G.H, Pavelsky, T.M., Barefoot, E.A., Lamb, M.P., Butman,D, Tashie, A., Gleason, C.J., 2018, Similarity of stream width distributions across headwater systems, Nature Communications610, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02991-w [PDF]

91.  *Prancevic, J.P., Lamb, M.P., *Palucis, M., Venditti, J., 2018, The role of three-dimensional boundary stresses in limiting the occurrence and size of experimental landslides, J. Geophysical Research-Earth Surface.[PDF] 

2017

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. [PDF]

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., 2017, Formation of waterfalls by intermittent burial of active faults, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31743.1. [PDF] 

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] 

2016

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] 

2015

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 Surface. doi: 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] [Correction]
 
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]

2014

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. Geology. doi: 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]

2013
 
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]

2012

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]

2011

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]

2010

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]

2009

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]

2008

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]

2007

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]

2006

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]

2005

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

2004

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]