2009 Alaska Cell FOP - Fairbanks Area

Serious FoP group shot...

Serious FoP group shot...

Goofy FoP group shot

Goofy FoP group shot...

Key Publications for the Field Trip Stops
Site Citations
Permafrost Tunnel

Kanevskiy, M.Z. et al. 2008. Site #13--Late Pleistocene syngenetice permafrost in the CRREL permafrost tunnel, Fox, Alaska; pp 45-66. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost Local Guidebook. See also the references cited in this report.

Hamilton, T. D., Craig, J. L., and Sellmann, P. V. (1988). The Fox permafrost tunnel A late Quaternary geological record in central Alaska. Geological Society of America Bulletin 100, 948-969.

Sellman, PV (1967). Geology of the USA CRREL permafrost tunnel, Fairbanks, Alaska. CRREL Technical Report 199.

Sellman P.V. (1972). Geology and properties of matierials exposted in the USA CRREL permafrost tunnel. CRREL Special Report 177.

Forest fire ecology and history

Yoshikawa, K. 2003. Impacts of wildfire on the permafrost in the boreal forests of Interior Alaska. Jnl. Geophys. Rsch. 108, NO. D1, 8148, doi:10.1029/2001JD000438.

Marlon, J.R. et al., 2008. Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North America. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106:2519-2524.

Lynch, J. A., et al. (2003). Geographic and temporal variations in fire history in boreal ecosytems of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research 108 (D1), 8-1 to 8-17.

Tinner, W., et al. (2006). Postglacial vegetational and fire history: pollen, plant macrofossil and charcoal records from two Alaskan Lakes. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 15, 279-293.

Anderson, R. S. et al. (2006). Holocene development of Boreal forests and fire regimes on the Kenai lowlands of Alaska. The Holocene 16, 791-803.

Higuera, P.E. et al. (2008). Frequent Fires in Ancient Shrub Tundra: Implications of Paleorecords for Arctic Environmental Change. PLoSOne vol 3. Go to Plosone website and search for "Higuera".
Murphy Dome and Goldstream periglacial features

Stevens, D.S.P. (2008). Site #7--Murphy Dome; pp 21-26. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost Local Guidebook.

Yoshikawa, K. (2008). Site #6--O'connor Creek pingos; pp. 17-20. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost Local Guidebook.

General references on periglacial geomorphology (courtesty of DeAnne Stevens)

French, H., 2007, The Periglacial Environment, Wiley, John & Sons, 478 pp ( ISBN-13: 9780470865880)

Embleton, C., King, C.A.M., 1975, Periglacial Geomorphology, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., 203 pp (ISBN: 0713157941)

van Everdingen, Robert, ed., 1998 revised May 2005, Multi-language glossary of permafrost and related ground-ice terms, Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology,

Summary notes on periglacial features for a geomorphology course at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Gold Hill and loess in general (courtesy of Jeff Benowitz)

Beget, J.E. et al., 2008. Site #8--Gold Hill; pp 27-31. Ninth International Conference on Permafrost Local Guidebook. See also Beget, Pewe, and Westgate citations in this article.

Pewe, T. et al. 2009. Late Pliocene Dawson Cut Forest Bed and new tephrochronological findings in the Gold Hill Loess, east-central Alaska. Geol. Soc. Am. Bulletin 121:294-320.

Muhs, D.R. et al. 2008. Paleoclimatic Significance of Chemical Weathering in Loess Derived Paleosols of Subarctic Central Alaska. Arct., Antarct, and Alp. Research 40:396 411.

Muhs, D.R. and Budahn, J.R. 2006. Geochemical evidence for the origin of late Quaternary loess in central Alaska. Can. J. Earth Sci. 43:323-337

Rowe, P.J. and Maher, B.A. 2000. 'Cold' stage formation of calcrete nodules in the Chinese Loess Plateau: evidence from U-series dating and stable isotope analysis. Palaeogeog, Palaeoclim, Palaeoecol. 57:109-125.

Donguai, S. et al. 1998. Magnetostratigraphy and palaeoclimatic significance of Late Tertiary aeolian sequences in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geophys. Jnl. Intl. 134:207 212.

Bonanza bluff -- archaeology and paleoecology


Hoffecker, J. F. and S. A. Elias. 2007. Human Ecology of Beringia. New York: Columbia University Press.

Potter, B.A. 2008. Exploratory Models of Intersite Variability in Mid-Late Holocene Central Alaska. Arctic 61(4):407-425.

Bigelow, N.H. and Powers, W.R. 2001. Climate, vegetation, and archaeology 14,000-9000 cal yr B.P. in Central Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 38, 171-195.


Anderson, P. M., Edwards, M. E., and Brubaker, L. B. (2004). Results and paleoclimate implications of 35 years of paleoecological research in Alaska. In "The Quaternary Period in the United States." (A. R. Gillespie, and S. C. Porter, Eds.), pp. 427-440. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Guthrie, R. D. (1990). "Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe." University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Guthrie, R. D. (2001). Origin and causes of the mammoth steppe: a story of cloud cover, woolly mammal tooth pits, buckles, and inside-out Beringia. Quaternary Science Reviews 20, 549-574.

Guthrie, R. D. (2003). Rapid body size decline in Alaskan Pleistocene horses before extinction. Nature 426, 169-171.

Guthrie, R. D. (2006). New carbon dates link climatic change with human colonization and Pleistocene extinctions. Nature 441, 207-209.