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Kelin Whipple

School Of Earth & Space Explor
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Publications
  • DiBiase, R., Whipple, K., Heimsath, A., Ouimet, W. Landscape form and millennial erosion rates in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2010).
  • Johnson, J., and Whipple, K. Evaluating the controls of shear stress, sediment supply, alluvial cover and channel morphology on experimental bedrock incision rate. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface (2010).
  • Johnson, J., Whipple, K., and Sklar, L. Contrasting bedrock incision rates from snowmelt and flash floods in the Henry Mountains, Utah. Geological Society of America, Bulletin (2010).
  • Ouimet, W., Whipple, K., Royden, L., Reiners, P., Hodges, K., and Pringle, M. Regional Incision of the Eastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau, Lithosphere. Lithosphere (2010).
  • Adams, B A, Whipple, K X, Heimsath, A M, Van Soest, M C, Hodges, K. The Enigmatic Transient Landscapes of Bhutan. AGU (2010).
  • Chatanantavet, P, Whipple, K X, Adams, M A. Experimental Study of Bedrock Incision Processes by Both Suspended Load and Bedload Abrasions. AGU (2010).
  • DiBiase, R A, Whipple, K X, Heimsath, A M. Using topography to decipher the uplift history of the western San Gabriel Mountains, CA. AGU (2010).
  • Dixon, J L,,Hartshorn, A S, Heimsath, A M, DiBiase, R A, Whipple, K X. Chemical Weathering in the San Gabriel Mountains of California: The influence of erosion rates, soil depth, and transport processes on soil chemical losses. AGU (2010).
  • Johnson, J P, DeLong, S , Whipple, K X. Monitoring the sensitivity of active gully erosion to individual runoff events and seasonal soil moisture changes. AGU (2010).
  • McDermott, J A, Hodges, K , Whipple, K X, Van Soest, M C. EXPLORING EVIDENCE FOR POSSIBLE RECENT N-S EXTENSION ALONG THE HIMALAYAN CREST. AGU (2010).
  • Ouimet, W B, Whipple, K X. Landslides, Erosion and Landscape Evolution along the Eastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau. AGU (2010).
  • ROBERT, X, MOUCHA, R, WHIPPLE, K, FORTE, A, and REINERS, P. AN INTEGRATED MODEL FOR THE POST-LARAMIDE EVOLUTION OF THE GRAND CANYON AND THE COLORADO PLATEAU. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (2010).
  • Rossi, M W, Whipple, K X, DiBiase, R A, Heimsath, A M. Climate and the erosional efficiency of fluvial systems. AGU (2010).
  • Whipple, K X. Transient Landscapes: Recorders of History and Engines of Discovery. AGU (2010).
  • Whipple, K X, McDermott, J A, Adams, B A. Expression of Active Tectonics in Erosional Landscapes. AGU (2010).
  • Cook, K., Whipple, K., Heimsath, A., Hanks, T. incision of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon – insights from channel profiles, local incision rates, and modeling of lithologic controls. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2009).
  • DiBiase, R., Whipple, K., Heimsath, A., Ouimet, W. Landscape form and millennial erosion rates in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2009).
  • Johnson, J.P., Whipple, K., Sklar, L., Hanks. Transport slopes, sediment cover, and bedrock channel incision in the Henry Mountains, Utah, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research (2009).
  • Ouimet, W., Whipple, K., Granger, D. Beyond threshold hillslopes: Channel adjustment to baselevel fall in tectonically active mountain ranges. Geology (2009).
  • Schildgen, T. F., T. A. Ehlers, D. M. Whipp, Jr., M. C. van Soest, K. X. Whipple, and K. V. Hodges. Quantifying canyon incision and Andean Plateau surface uplift, southwest Peru: A thermochronometer and numerical modeling approach. J. Geophys. Res (2009).
  • Schildgen, T., Hodges, K., Whipple, K., Pringle, M., van Soest, M., Cornell, K. Late Cenozoic structural and tectonic development of the western margin of the Central Andean Plateau in southwest Peru. Tectonics (2009).
  • Whipple, K. Landscape texture set to scale. Nature (2009).
  • Whipple, K. The influence of climate on the tectonic evolution of mountain belts. Nature Geoscience (2009).
  • , J., Sklar, L., Litwin, K., Johnson, J., Collins, G., Whipple, K. The dependence of bedrock erodibility on rock material properties: is tensile strength enough?. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • Adams, B.A., von Soest, M., Hodges, K., Whipple, K. Landscape evolution of the Bhutan Himalaya – insights from tectonic geomorphology and low-temperature thermochronology. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • Brooks, B., Bevis, M., Whipple, K., Kendrick, E., Smalley, R., Arrowsmith, R., and Zapata, T. Short- and long-term deformation and the earthquake cycle in the southern Bolivia Subandes: Implications for orogenic wedge processes. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • Chatanantavet, P., Parker, G., Whipple, K. Incisional bedrock channels cutting into tablelands. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • DiBiase, R., Whipple, K., Heimsath, A. Channel incision and the role of sediment supply in the San Gabriel Mountains, California. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • Heimsath, A., DiBiase, R., Whipple, K., and Walsh, J. Sediment supply differences between soil and bedrock dominated landscapes, San Gabriel Mountains, CA. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • Rossi, M., Whipple, K., DiBiase, R. Inferring landscape response to climate from the relation between mean hillslope angle and channel steepness. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • Schildgen, T., Balco, G., Shuster, D., Ehlers, T., Hodges, K., Whipple, K. Thermochronometer and numerical modeling constraints on canyon incision and topographic evolution, SW Peru. EOS Trans. AGU (2009).
  • C Wobus, B Crosby, Kelin Whipple. Hanging valleys in fluvial systems: Controls on occurrence and implications for landscape evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research (2006).
  • C Wobus, Kelin Whipple, K Hodges. Tectonic architecture of the central Nepalese Himalaya: Constraints from geomorphology, detrital 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology and thermal modeling. Tectonics (2006).
  • I Haviv, Y Enzel, Kelin Whipple, E Zilberman, J Stone, A Matmon, L Fifield. Amplified erosion above waterfalls and oversteepened bedrock reaches. Journal of Geophysical Research (2006).
  • Kelin Whipple, B Meade. Orogen response to changes in climatic and tectonic forcing. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2006).
  • M Clark, L Royden, Kelin Whipple, B Burchfiel, X Zhang, W Tang. Use of a regional, relict landscape to measure vertical deformation of the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research (2006).
  • M Lamb, A Howard, J Johnson, Kelin Whipple, W Dietrich, J Perron. Can springs cut canyons into rock?. Journal of Geophysical Research (2006).
  • Gasparini, N M (Author) ,Bras, R L (Author) ,Whipple, Kelin X (Author) . Numerical modeling of non-steady-state river profile evolution using a sediment-flux-dependent incision model. Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution (2006).
  • Wobus, C W (Author) ,Whipple, Kelin X (Author) ,Kirby, E (Author) ,Snyder, N P (Author) ,Johnson, J (Author) ,Spyropolou, K (Author) ,Crosby, B T (Author) ,Sheehan, D (Author) . Tectonics from topography: Proceedures, promise, and pitfalls. Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution (2006).
  • Gasparini, 1N, Bras, R, Whipple, Kelin. Numerical modeling of non-steady-state river profile evolution using a sediment-flux-dependent incision model. Geological Society of America (2006).
  • Wobus, 1C, Whipple, Kelin, Kirby, E, Snyder, N, Johnson, 1J, Spyropolou, 1K, Crosby, 1B, Sheehan, D. Tectonics from topography: Proceedures, promise, and pitfalls. Geological Society of America (2006).
  • C Wobus, A Heimsath, Kelin Whipple, Kip Hodges. Active out-of-sequence thrust faulting in the central Nepalese Himalaya. Nature (2005).
  • E Safran, P Bierman, R Aalto, T Dunne, Kelin Whipple, M Caffee. Erosion rates driven by channel network incision in the Bolivian Andes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2005).
  • Kelin Whipple. Bedrock Rivers and the Geomorphology of Active Orogens. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science (2004).
  • Kelin Whipple, B Meade. Controls on the strength of coupling among climate, erosion, and deformation in two-sided, frictional orogenic wedges at steady state. Journal of Geophysical Research (2004).
  • Kip Hodges, C Wobus, K Ruhl, T Schildgen, Kelin Whipple, T Ojha. Quaternary deformation, river steepening, and heavy precipitation at the front of the Higher Himalayan ranges. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2004).
  • L Schoenbohm, Kelin Whipple, B Burchfiel, L Chen. Geomorphic constraints on surface uplift, exhumation, and plateau growth in the Red River region, Yunnan Province, China. Geological Society of America, Bulletin (2004).
  • M Clark, L Schoenbohm, L Royden, Kelin Whipple, B Burchfiel, X Zhang, W Tang, E Wang, L Chen. Surface uplift, tectonics, and erosion of eastern Tibet from large-scale drainage patterns. Tectonics (2004).
  • S Brocklehurst, Kelin Whipple. Hypsometry of glaciated landscapes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2004).
  • C Wobus, Kip Hodges, Kelin Whipple. Has focused denudation sustained active thrusting at the Himalayan topographic front?. Geology (2003).
  • E Kirby, Kelin Whipple, W Tang, Z Chen. Distribution of active rock uplift along the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, : Inferences from bedrock river profiles. Journal of Geophysical Research (2003).
  • J Baldwin, Kelin Whipple, G Tucker. Implications of the stream-power channel incision model for the post-orogenic decay of topography. Journal of Geophysical Research (2003).
  • N Snyder, Kelin Whipple, G Tucker, D Merritts. Channel response tectonic forcing: Field analysis of stream morphology and hydrology in the Mendocino triple junction region, northern California. Geomorphology (2003).
  • N Snyder, Kelin Whipple, G Tucker, D Merritts. Importance of a stochastic distribution of floods and erosion thresholds in the bedrock river incision problem. Journal of Geophysical Research (2003).
  • E Kirby, P Reiners, M Krol, Kip Hodges, Kelin Whipple, K Farley, W Tang, Z Chen. Late Cenozoic evolution of the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Inferences from 40Ar/39Ar and (U-Th)/He thermochronology. Tectonics (2002).
  • G Tucker, Kelin Whipple. Topographic outcomes predicted by stream erosion models: sensitivity analysis and intermodel comparison. Journal of Geophysical Research (2002).
  • Kelin Whipple, G Tucker. Implications of sediment-flux dependent river incision models for landscape evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research (2002).
  • N Snyder, Kelin Whipple, G Tucker, D Merritts. Interactions between onshore bedrock-channel incision and nearshore wave-base erosion forced by eustacy and tectonics. Basin Research (2002).
  • S Brocklehurst, Kelin Whipple. Glacial erosion and relief production in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Geomorphology (2002).
  • E Kirby, Kelin Whipple. Quantifying differential rock-uplift rates via stream profile analysis. Geology (2001).
  • J Hurtado, K Hodges, Kelin Whipple. Neotectonics of the Thakkhola Graben and implications for recent activity on the South Tibetan Fault System in the Central Nepal Himalaya. Geological Society of America Bulletin (2001).
  • J Parsons, Kelin Whipple, A Simoni. Experimental study of the grain-flow, fluid-mud transition in debris flows. Journal of Geology (2001).
  • Kelin Whipple. Fluvial landscape response time: How plausible is steady state denudation?. American Journal of Science (2001).
  • Kip Hodges, J Hurtado, Kelin Whipple. Southward extrusion of Tibetan crust and its effect on Himalayan tectonics. Tectonics (2001).
  • E Kirby, Kelin Whipple, B Burchfiel, W Tang, G Berger, Z Sun, Z Chen. Neotectonics of the Min Shan, China: Implications for mechanisms driving Quaternary deformation along the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Geological Society of America, Bulletin (2000).
  • Kelin Whipple, G Hancock, R Anderson. River incision into bedrock: mechanics and relative efficacy of plucking, abrasion, and cavitation. Geological Society America Bulletin (2000).
  • Kelin Whipple, N Snyder, K Dollenmayer. Rates and processes of bedrock channel incision by the Upper Ukak river since the 1912 Novarupta Ash Flow in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Alaska. Geology (2000).
  • N Snyder, Kelin Whipple, G Tucker, D Merritts. Landscape response to tectonic forcing: DEM analysis of stream profiles in the Mendocino triple junction region, northern California. Geological Society of America Bulletin (2000).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 108Water Planet
SOS 182Water Planet
GLG 591Seminar
SES 592Research
GLG 592Research
AST 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 362Geomorphology
GLG 591Seminar
GLG 592Research
GLG 598Special Topics
GLG 599Thesis
SES 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 592Research
AST 692Research
GLG 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 108Water Planet
GLG 499Individualized Instruction
GLG 591Seminar
AST 592Research
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 362Geomorphology
GLG 499Individualized Instruction
GLG 592Research
GLG 598Special Topics
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 108Water Planet
SOS 182Water Planet
GLG 591Seminar
GLG 592Research
AST 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
AST 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 362Geomorphology
GLG 591Seminar
GLG 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 108Water Planet
GLG 591Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 362Geomorphology
GLG 591Seminar
GLG 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
GLG 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
GLG 362Geomorphology
GLG 591Seminar
GLG 592Research
GLG 598Special Topics
GLG 599Thesis
GLG 692Research
GLG 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
Service
  • SESE Associate Director for New Initiatives, Associate Director for New Initiatives (2009 - Present)
  • SESE Associate Director for New Initiatives, Associate Director for New Initiatives (2009 - Present)
  • Ad-hoc Committee for Update of SESE Graduate Manual, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Ad-hoc Committee for Update of SESE Graduate Manual, Member (2008 - Present)
  • SESE Computing Committee, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • SESE Computing Committee, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • SESE Computing Committee, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • American Geophysical Union: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Member (2008 - Present)
  • American Geophysical Union: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Member (2008 - Present)
  • NRC Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Member (2007 - Present)
  • SESE Graduate Admissions Committee, Chair (2007 - Present)
  • SESE Awards Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • SESE Awards Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • American Geophysical Union: Sediment and Landscape Dynamics Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • NRC Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • NRC Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research, Associate Editor (2005 - 2007)
  • American Geophysical Union, Sediment and Landscape Dynamics Committee Chair (2004 - 2007)
  • American Geophysical Union, Editor, Surface Processes Virtual Journal (2002 - 2007)
  • SESE Awards Committee, Committee Member (2006 - 2007)
  • National Science Foundation, Program Review Panel Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth, Associate Editor (2001 - 2005)
  • New Departures in Structural Geology and Tectonics, NSF Workshop Participant (2002 - 2002)
  • Tectonics, Associate Editor (2000 - 2002)