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Rittenour, T.M., 2018. Dates and Rates of Earth- Surface Processes Revealed using Luminescence Dating, Elements, Vol. 14, no. 1, p. 21–26. In Luminescence Dating: Reconstructing Earth’s Recent History, R. Smedley and A. Wintle (guest editors).


Delano, J.E., Amos, C.B., Loveless, J.P., Rittenour, T.M., Sherrod, B.L., Lynch, E.M., 2017. Influence of the megathrust earthquake cycle on upper-plate deformation in the Cascadia forearc of Washington State, USA. Geology 45 (11), p. 1051-1054.


Schaetzl, R.J., Larson, P.H., Faulkner, D.J., Running, G.L., Jol, H.M., Rittenour, T.M., 2017. Eolian sand and loess deposits indicate west-northwest paleowinds during the Late Pleistocene in western Wisconsin, USA. Quaternary Research, p. 1-17.


Ideker, C.J., Finley, J.B., Rittenour, T.M., Nelson, M.S., 2017. Single-grain optically stimulated luminescence dating of quartz temper from prehistoric Intermountain Ware ceramics, northwestern Wyoming, USA. Quaternary Geochronology 42, P. 42-55.


Finley, J.B., Ideker, C.J., Rittenour, T.M., 2017. Single-grain optically stimulated luminescence ages of Brownware pottery in the middle rocky mountains and the spread of numic ceramic technology. American Antiquity 82 (4), p. 761-780.


Clift.P.D., Zheng, H., Carter, A., Böning, P., Jonell, T.N., Schorr, H., Shan, X., Pahnke, K., Wei, X., Rittenour, T., 2017. Controls on erosion in the western Tarim Basin: Implications for the uplift of northwest Tibet and the Pamir. Geosphere 13 (5), p. 1747-1765.


Levy, J.S., Rittenour, T.M., Fountain, A.G., O'Conner, J.E., 2017. Luminescence dating of paleolake deltas and glacial deposits in Garwood Valley, Antarctica: Implications for climate, Ross ice sheet dynamics, and paleolake duration. GSA Bulletin 129 (9-10), p. 1071-1084.


Munyikwa, K., Rittenour, T.M., Feathers, J.K., 2017. Temporal constraints for the Late Wisconsinan deglaciation of western Canada using eolian dune luminescence chronologies from Alberta. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 470 (15), p. 147-165.


Jonell, T.N., Clift, P.D., Hoang, L.V., Hoang, T., Carter, A., Wittman, H., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., Rittenour, T., 2016. Controls on erosion patterns and sediment transport in a monsoonal, tectonically quiescent drainage, Song Gianh, central Vietnam. Basin Research 29 (S1), p. 659-683.


Knabb, K.A., Erel, Y., Tirosh, O., Rittenour, T., Laparidou, S., Najjar, M., Levy, T., 2016. Environmental impacts of ancient copper mining and metallurgy: Multi-proxy investigation of human-landscape dynamics in the Faynan valley, southern Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science 74, p. 85-101.


Layzell, A.L., Mandel, R.D., Rittenour, T.M., Smith, J.J., Harlow, H., Ludvigson, G.A., 2016. Stratigraphy, morphology, and geochemistry of late Quaternary buried soils on the High Plains of southwestern Kansas, USA. CATENA 144, p. 45-55.


Perkins, J.P., Finnegan, N.J., Henderson, S.T., Rittenour, T.M., 2016. Topographic constraints on magma accumulation below the actively uplifting Uturuncu and Lazufre volcanic centers in the Central Andes. Geoshpere 12 (4) p. 1078-1096.


Gavillot, Y., Meigs, A., Yule, D., Heermance, R., Rittenour, T., Madugo, C., Malik, M., 2016. Shortening rate and Holocene surface rupture on the Riasi fault system in the Kashmir Himalaya: Active thrusting within the Northwest Himalayan orogenic wedge. GSA Bulletin 128 (7-8), p. 1070-1094.


Huckleberry, G., Ferguson, T.J., Rittenour, T., Banet, C., Mahan, S., 2016. Identification and dating of indigenous water storage reservoirs along the Rio San José at Laguna Pueblo, western New Mexico, USA. Journal of Arid Environments 127, p. 171-186.


Gray, H.J., Mahan, S. A., Rittenour, T., Nelson, M.S., 2015. Invited Paper: Guide to Luminescence Dating Techniques and Their Application for Paleoseismic Research. In Lund, W.R., editor, 2015, Proceedings volume , Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazards Summit III: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 15-5, variously paginated, DVD..


DeJong, B.D., Bierman, P.R., Newell, W.L., Rittenour, T.M., Mahan, S.A., Balco, G., Rood, D.H., 2015. Pleistocene relative sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region and their implications for the next century. GSA Today v.25 no.8 doi: 10.1130/GSATG223A.1.


Rittenour, T.M., Coats, L.L., Metcalfe, D., 2015. Investigation of late and post-Fremont alluvial stratigraphy of Range Creek, east-central Utah: Use of OSL when radiocarbon fails. Quaternary International 362, P. 63-76.


Rittenour, T.M., Cotter, J.F.P, Arends, H.E., 2015. Application of single-grain OSL dating to ice-proximal deposits, glacial Lake Benson, west-central Minnesota, USA. Quaternary Geochronology 30B, p. 306-313.


Nelson, M.S., Gray, H.J., Johnson, J.A., Rittenour, T.M., Feathers, J.K, Mahan, S.A., 2015. User Guide for Luminescence Sampling in Archaeological and Geological Contexts. Advances in Archaeological Practice 3 (2), pp. 166–177.


Mahan, S.A., Nelson, M.S., Rittenour, T.M., Hanson, P., Rhodes, E., 2015. The 9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop: Aim of the community and scope of the conference proceedings. Quaternary International 362, p. 1-2.


Nelson, M. S. and Rittenour, T.M., 2015. Using grain-size characteristics to model soil water content: application to dose-rate calculation for luminescence dating. Radiation Measurements 81, p.142-149.


Wyshnytzky, C.E., Rittenour, T.M., Nelson, M.S., Thackray, G., 2015. Luminescence dating of late Pleistocene proximal glacial sediments in the Olympic Mountains, Washington. Quaternary International v. 362, p. 116-123.


Rich, J., Rittenour, T.M., Nelson, M.S, Owen, J., 2015. OSL chronology of middle to late Holocene aeolian activity in the St. Anthony dune field, southeastern Idaho, USA. Quaternary International v. 362, p.77-86.


Nelson, M.S., Rittenour, T.M., 2014. Middle to late Holocene chronostratigraphy of alluvial fill deposits along Kanab Creek in southern Utah. In: MacLean, J.S., Biek, R.F., Huntoon, J.E. (Eds.), Geology of Utah’s Far South. Utah Geological Association Pub. 43, Utah, pp. 97–116. pdf


Huff, W.M., Rittenour, T.M., 2014. Holocene alluvial stratigraphy of Kitchen Corral Wash, southern Utah. In: MacLean, J.S., Biek, R.F., Huntoon, J.E. (Eds.), Geology of Utah’s Far South. Utah Geological Association Pub. 43, Utah. pdf


Hayden-Lesmeister, A., Rittenour, T., 2014. Chronostratigraphy of Holocene valley-fill alluvium and arroyo cut-fill events in the upper Escalante River, southern Utah. In: MacLean, J.S., Biek, R.F., Huntoon, J.E. (Eds.), Geology of Utah’s Far South. Utah Geological Association Pub. 43, Utah. pdf


Pederson, J.L., Chapot, M.S., Simms, S.R., Sohbati, R., Rittenour, T.M., Murray, A.S., Cox, G., 2014. Age of Barrier Canyon-style rock art constrained by cross-cutting relations and luminescence dating techniques. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 12986-12991.


Gran, K.B., Finnegan, N., Johnson, A.L., Belmont, P., Wittkop, C., Rittenour, T., 2013. Landscape evolution, valley excavation, and terrace development following abrupt postglacial base level fall. Geological Society of America Bulletin v. 125, n. 11-12, 1851-1864.


Kenworthy, M. K., Rittenour, T. M., Pierce, J. L., Sutfin, N. A., Sharp, W. D., 2014. Luminescence dating without sand lenses: An application of OSL to coarse-grained alluvial fan deposits of the Lost River Range, Idaho, USA. Quat. Geochron. 23, 9-25.


Pederson, J.L., Cragun, W.S., Hidy, A.J., Rittenour, T.M., Gosse, J.C., 2013. Colorado River chronostratigraphy at Lee’s Ferry, Arizona and the central Colorado Plateau bullseye of incision. Geology 41, 427-430.


Pederson, J., Burnside, N., Shipton, Z., Rittenour, T., 2013. Rapid river incision across an inactive fault- Implications for patterns of erosion and deformation in the central Colorado Plateau. Lothosphere v. 5, no. 5, p. 513–520.


Chapot, M.S, Sohbati, R., Murray, A.S., Pederson, J.L., Rittenour, T.M., 2012. Constraining the age of rock art by dating a rockfall event using sediment and rock-surface luminescence dating techniques. Quaternary Geochronology 13, 18-25.


Summa-Nelson, M.C., Rittenour, T.M., 2012. Application of OSL dating to middle to late Holocene arroyo sediments in Kanab Creek, southern Utah, USA. Quaternary Geochronology 10, 167-174.


Rittenour, T.M., Riggs, N.R., Kennedy, L.E., 2012. Application of single-grain OSL to date quartz xenocrysts within a basalt flow, San Francisco volcanic field, northern Arizona, USA. Quaternary Geochronology v. 10, p. 300-307.


Harvey, J.E., Pederson, J.L., Rittenour, T.M., 2011. Exploring relations between arroyo cycles and canyon paleoflood records in Buckskin Wash, Utah: Reconciling scientific paradigms. GSA Bulletin 123, n. 11/12, 2266-2276.


Munyikwa, K., Feathers, J., Rittenour, T.M, Shrimpton, H., 2011. Constraining the chronology of the Late Wisconsinan retreat of the Laurentide Ice Sheet from western Canada using luminescence ages from postglacial aeolian dune sequences, Quaternary Geochronology, v. 6, p. 407-422.


Janecke, S.U., Dorsey, R.J., Steely, A.N., Kirby, S.M., Lutz, A., Housen, B.A., Belgarde, B., Langehein, V., Forand, D., Rittenour, T., 2011. High Geologic Slip Rates since Early Pleistocene initiation of the San Jacinto and San Felipe Fault Zones in the San Andreas fault systems: Southern California, USA. GSA Special Paper 475, 48 p.


Harvey, J.E., Pederson, J.L., Rittenour, T.M., 2010. The alluvial records of Buckskin Wash, Utah. In, Geology of South-Central Utah, Carney, S.M., Tabet, D.E. and Johnson, C.L. Eds, Utah Geological Association Publication, v. 39, p. 19-37.


Rittenour,T.M., 2008. Luminescence dating of fluvial deposits: applications to geomorphic, palaeoseismic and archaeological research. Boreas 37, 613-635.


Pitblado, BL, Jackson, MS, Pederson, JL, Rittenour, TM, 2008. OSL Dating the Paleoamerican Heath Site (5GN3418), Gunnison Basin, Colorado. Current Research in the Pleistocene, v. 25, p. 130-132.


Pederson, J.L., Anders, M.D., Rittenhour, T.M., Sharp, W.D., Gosse, J.C., Karlstrom, K.E., 2006. Using fill terraces to understand incision rates and evolution of the Colorado River in eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 111 F02003, doi: 10.1029/2004JF000201.


Goble, R.J. and Rittenour, T.M., 2006. A Linear Modulation OSL Study of the Unstable Ultrafast Component in Samples from Glacial Lake Hitchcock, Massachusetts, USA: Ancient TL, v. 24, p. 37-46.


Rittenour, T.M., Goble, R.J., Blum, M.D., 2005. Development of an OSL chronology for Late Pleistocene channel belts in the lower Mississippi valley, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 2539-2554.


Rittenour, T.M., Goble, R.J., Blum, M.D., 2003. An optical age chronology of Late Pleistocene fluvial deposits in the northern lower Mississippi valley. Quaternary Science Reviews 22, 1105-1110.


Anders, M.D., Pederson, J.L., Rittenour, T.M., Sharp, W.D., Gosse, J.C., Karlstrom, K.E., Crossey, R.C., Goble, R.J., Stockli, L., and Guang, Y., 2005. Pleistocene geomorphology and geochronology of eastern Grand Canyon: linkages of landscape components during climate changes: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 24, p. 2428-2448.