PUBLICATIONS


Peer-reviewed Journals (reverse chronological order) (* indicates student or post-doctoral author)


*Chakraborty, S., Moecher, D.P., Samson, S.D., 2012, Provenance of the lower Ocoee Supergroup. eastern Great Smoky Mountains: Geological Society of America Bulletin in press. 

Ratschbacher L., Krumrei I., Blumenwitz M., Staiger M., Gloaguen R., Samson S.D., Edwards M.A., Appel E., 2011: Rifting and strike-slip shear in central Tibet and the geometry, age, and kinematics of upper crustal extension in Tibet. In: Gloaguen, R. & Ratschbacher, L. (eds). Growth and Collapse of the Tibetan Plateau. Geol. Soc. London Spec. Publ., vol. 353, 127-163. doi: 10.1144/SP353.8

*Hietpas, J., Samson, S.D., and Moecher, D.M., 2011, A direct comparison of the ages of detrital monazite versus detrital zircon in Appalachian foreland basin sandstones: Searching for the record of Phanerozoic orogenic events: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 310, 488-497, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.08.033

*Sell, B.K. and Samson, S.D., 2011, Apatite phenocryst compositions demonstrate a miscorrelation between the Millbrig and Kinnekulle K-bentonites of North America and Scandinavia: Geology, 39, 303–306; doi: 10.1130/G31425.1

Johnson, E., Sutherland, C., Logan, M., Samson, S.D. and Feely, M., 2011, Emplacement conditions of a porphyritic felsite dyke and timing of motion along the Coolin Fault at Ben Levy, co. Galway: Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 29, 1-13, doi: 10.3318/IJES.2011.29.1

*Keating-Bitonti, C., Ivany,L., Affek, H., Douglas, P. and Samson, S.D., 2011, Warm, not super-hot, temperatures in the Early Eocene subtropics: Geology, 39, 771–774, doi:10.1130/G32054.1.

*Sell, B.K and Samson, S.D., 2011, A tephrochronologic method based on apatite trace-element chemistry: Quaternary Research, 76, 157-166, doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2011.03.007

*Fisher, C.M., Hanchar, J.M., Samson, S.D., Blichert-Toft, Vervoort, J.D., Dhuime, B., 2011, Synthetic zircon doped With hafnium and rare earth elements for use as reference material for hafnium isotopic analyses: Chemical Geology 286, 32 – 47, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.04.013 

Moecher, D.M., Hietpas, J., Samson, S.D., Chakraborty, S., 2011, Insights into southern Appalachian tectonics from ages of detrital monazite and zircon in Modern Alluvium: Geosphere, 7, 494-512, doi: 10.1130/GES00615.1 

*Hietpas, J. Samson, S.D., Moecher, D., and Chakraborty, S., 2011, Enhancing tectonic and provenance information from detrital zircon studies: assessing terrane-scale sampling and grain-scale characterization: Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 309-318, doi: 10.1144/0016-76492009-163

*Hietpas, J., Samson, S.D., Moecher, D.M., and Schmitt, A.K., 2010, Recovering tectonic events from the sedimentary record: detrital monazite plays in high fidelity: Geology, 38, 167-170.

*Satkoski, A., Barr, S. and Samson, S.D., 2010, Provenance of Late Neoproterozoic and Cambrian sediments in Avalonia: Constraints from detrital zircon ages and Sm-Nd isotopic compositions in southern New Brunswick, Canada: Journal of geology, 188, 187-200.

Hibbard, J.P., Pollock, J.C., Brennan, M., Samson, S.D., and Secor, D.T., 2009, Significance of new Ediacaran fossils and U-Pb zircon ages from the Albemarle Group, Carolina terrane of North Carolina; Journal of Geology, 117, 487-498.

*Carey, A., Samson, S.D., and Sell, B., 2009, Utility and limitations of apatite phenocryst chemistry for continent-scale correlation of Ordovician K-bentonites: Journal of Geology, 117, 1-14.

*Azzolina,N.A., Siegel, D.I. ,Brower, J.C., Samson, S.D., Otz, M.H. and Otz. I., 2007, Can the HGM Classification of Small Non-Peat Forming Wetlands Distinguish Wetlands From Surface Water Geochemistry: Wetlands, 27, 884-893.

Ivany, L., Simaeys, S.V., Domack, E.W., and Samson, S.D., 2006, Evidence for an earliest Oligocene ice sheet on the Antarctic Peninsula: Geology, 34, 377-380.

D’Lemos, Samson, S.D. and Strachan, R. (2008), The geological evolution of North Armorica: in, The Geology of Central Europe (U. Linneman, ed.), The Geological Society of London.

* Azzolina,N.A., Siegel, D.I. ,Brower, J.C., Samson, S.D., Otz, M.H. and Otz. I. (2007), Can the HGM Classification of Small Non-Peat Forming Wetlands Distinguish Wetlands From Surface Water Geochemistry: Wetlands, 27, 884-893.

* Moecher, D.P. and Samson, S.D. (2006) Differential zircon fertility of source terranes and natural bias in the detrital zircon record: Implications for sedimentary provenance analysis: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 247, 252-266.

* Ivany, L., Simaeys, S.V., Domack, E.W., and Samson, S.D. (2006), Evidence for an earliest Oligocene ice sheet on the Antarctic Peninsula: Geology, 34, 377-380.

* D’Lemos, R.S., Samson, S.D., and Inglis, J.D. (2006), A newly discovered orogenic event in Morocco: Neoproterozoic ages for supposed ‘Eburnian’ basement of the Bou Azzer inlier, Anti-Atlas Mountains: Precambrian Research, 147, 75-78.

* Samson, S.D., D'Lemos, R.S., Miller, B.V. & Hamilton, M.A. (2005) Neoproterozoic palaeogeography of the Cadomia and Avalon terranes: constraints from detrital zircon U–Pb ages, J. Geol. Soc., Lond. 162 , 65-71.

* Inglis, J.D., D’Lemos, R.S., Samson, S.D. & Admou, H. (2005) Geochronological Constraints on Late Precambrian intrusion, metamorphism, and tectonism in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, J. Geol. 113, 439 - 450.

* Becker, T.P., Thomas, W.A., Samson, S.D. and Gehrels, G.E. (2005), Detrital zircon evidence of Laurentian crustal dominance in the Lower Pennsylvania deposits of the Alleghanian clastic wedge in eastern North America: J. of Sedimentology, 182, 59-86.

* Owens, B.E. and Samson, S.D. (2004) Nd isotopic constraints on the magmatic history of the Goochland terrane, easternmost Grenville crust in the southern Appalachians, GSA Special Paper 197 , 601-608.

* Samson, S.D., Inglis, J.D., D'Lemos, R.S., Admou, H., Blichert-Toft, J. & Hefferan, K. (2004) Geochronological, geochemical, and Nd–Hf isotopic constraints on the origin of Neoproterozoic plagiogranites in the Tasriwine ophiolite, Anti-Atlas orogen, Morocco, Precambrian Research 135 , 133–147.

* Inglis, J.D., Maclean, J.S., Samson, S.D., D'Lemos, R.S., Admou, H. & Hefferan, K. (2004) A precise U-Pb zircon age for the Bleïda granodiorite, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: implications for the timing of deformation and terrane assembly in the eastern Anti-Atlas, J. Afr. Earth Sci. 39 , 277-283.

* Thomas, W.A., Becker, T.P., Samson, S.D. & Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Detrital zircon evidence of a recycled orogenic foreland provenance for Alleghanian clastic-wedge sandstones, J. Geol. 112 , 23-37.

* Inglis, J.D., D’Lemos, R.S., Samson, S.D. & Miller, B.V. (2004) Timing of Cadomian deformation and magmatism within La Hague, NW France, J. Geol. Soc., Lond. 161, 1-12.

* Patchett, P.J. & Samson, S.D. (2003) Isotopic evolution and crustal growth history, In: Rudnick (ed.) Treatise of Geochemistry 3 , The Crust, Elsevier-Pergamon, Oxford, 321-348.

* Moecher, D.P., Samson, S.D. & Miller, C.F. (2004) Precise time and conditions of peak Taconian granulite facies metamorphism in the southern Appalachian orogen, U.S.A., with Implications for zircon behavior during crustal melting events, J. Geol. 112 , 289-304.

* Inglis, J.D., Samson, S.D., D'Lemos, R.S. & Hamilton, M. (2004) Evidence for Neoproterozoic crustal thickening within the Paleoproterozoic basement of Cadomia, La Hague, NW France, Precambrian Research , 134 (3-4) 293-315.

* Samson, S.D., D'Lemos, R.S., Blichert-Toft, J. & Vervoort, J. (2003) U-Pb geochronology and Hf-Nd isotope compositions of the oldest Neoproterozoic crust within the Cadomian Orogen: new evidence for a unique juvenile terrane, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 208 , 165-180.

* Hefferan, K., Admou, H., Hilal, R., Karson, J., Saquaque, A., Samson , S., & Kornprobst, J. (2002) Proterozoic blueschist-bearing mélange in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Precambrian Research 118 , 179-184.

* Miller, B.V., Samson, S.D. & D'Lemos, R.S. (2001) U-Pb geochronological constraints on the timing of plutonism, volcanism, and sedimentation, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, J. Geol. Soc., Lond. 158 , 243-252.

* Barr, S.M., Hamilton, M.A., White, C.E. & Samson, S.D. (2001) A late Neoproterozoic age for the Caledonia Mountain Pluton, a high Ti-V layered gabbro in the Caledonia (Avalon) terrane, southern New Brunswick, Atlantic Geology 36 , 157-166.

* D'Lemos, R.S., Miller, B.V.M. & Samson, S.D. (2001) Precise U-Pb zircon ages from Alderney, Channel Islands: growing evidence for discrete Neoproterozoic magmatic episodes in northern Cadomia, Geol. Mag. 138 , 719-726. * Nagy, E.A., Samson, S.D. & D'Lemos, R.S. (2001) U-Pb geochronologic constraints on the timing of Brioverian sedimentation and regional deformation within the St. Brieuc region of the Neoproterozoic Cadomian orogen, northern France, Precambrian Research 116 (1-2), 1-17.

* Wortman, G.L., Samson, S.D. & Hibbard, J.P. (2000) Precise U-Pb zircon constraints on the earliest magmatic history of the Carolina terrane, J. Geol. 108 , 321-338.

* Samson, S.D., Barr, S.M & White, C.E. (2000) Nd isotopic characteristics of terranes within the Avalon Zone, southern New Brunswick, Canad. J. Earth Sci. 37 , 1039-1052.

* Coler, D.G., Wortman, G.L., Samson, S.D., Hibbard, J.P. & Stern, R. (2000) U-Pb geochronologic, Nd isotopic and geochemical evidence for the correlation of the Chopawamsic and Milton terranes, Piedmont Zone, southern Appalachian Orogen, J. Geol. 108 , 363-380.

* Samson, S.D. & D'Lemos, R.S. (1999) Precise late Neoproterozoic U-Pb zircon age of the syn-tectonic Perelle quartz diorite, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK, J. Geol. Soc., Lond. 156 , 47-54.

* Miller, B.V., Samson, S.D. & D'Lemos, R.S. (1999) Time span of plutonism, fabric development, and cooling in a Neoproterozoic magmatic arc segment: U-Pb age constraints from syn-tectonic plutons, Sark, Channel Islands, U.K., Tectonophysics 312 , 79-95.

* Wortman, G.L., Samson, S.D. & Hibbard, J.P. (1998) Precise timing constraints on the kinematic development of the Hyco Shear Zone, southern Appalachians, Am. J. Sci. 298 , 108-130.

* Hibbard, J.P., Shell, G.S., Bradley, P.J., Samson, S.D. & Wortman, G.L. (1998) The Hyco Shear Zone: the northern extension of the central piedmont suture in North Carolina and southern Virginia: American, J. Sci. 298 , 85-107.

* Changde, W., Nelson, K.D., Wortman, G.L., Samson, S.D., Yonjun, Y., Jixiang, Li, Kidd, W.S.F. & Edwards, M. (1998) Yadong cross-structure and south Tibet detachment in the East-Central Himalaya (89°-90°E), Tectonics 17 , 28-45.

* Samson, S.D. & D'Lemos, R.S. (1998) U-Pb geochronology and Sm-Nd isotopic composition of Proterozoic gneisses, Channel Islands, U.K, J. Geol. Soc., Lond. 155 , 609-618.

* Karabinos, P., Samson, S.D., Hepburn, J.C. & Stoll, H. (1998) Taconian orogeny in the New England Appalachians: Collision between Laurentia and the Shelburne Falls arc, Geology 26 , 215-218.

* Coler, D.G., Samson, S.D. & Speer, J.A. (1997) Nd and Sr isotopic constraints on the source of Alleghanian granites in the Raleigh Metamorphic belt and Eastern slate belt, southern Appalachians, Chem. Geol. 134 , 257-275.

* Wortman, G., Samson, S.D. & Hibbard, J.P. (1996) Discrimination of the Milton and Carolina slate belts, southern Appalachians: A Nd isotopic approach, J. Geol. 104 , 239-247.

* Andersen, B. & Samson, S.D. (1996) Temporal changes in the Nd isotopic composition of sedimentary rocks in the Sevier and Taconic foreland basins: Increasing influence of juvenile sources, Geology 23 , 983-986.

* Samson, S.D. (1996) 40Ar-39Ar and Nd-Sr isotopic characteristics of mid-Ordovician North American K- bentonites: A test of early Paleozoic Laurentia-Gondwana interactions, Tectonics 15 , 1084-1092.

* Samson, S.D., Coler, D.G. & Speer, J.A. (1995) Geochemical and Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic composition of Alleghanian granites in the southern Appalachians: Origin, tectonic setting, and source characterization, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 134 , 359-376.

* Hibbard, J.P. and Samson, S.D. (1995), Orogenesis exotic to the Iapetan cycle in the southern Appalachians, in Hibbard, J., van Staal, C.R., and Cawood, P., eds., New Perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen, Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 41, 191-205.

* Samson, S.D. (1995), Is the Carolina terrane part of Avalon? in Hibbard, J.P., van Staal, C.R., and Cawood, P., eds., New Perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen , Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 41, 253-264.

* Samson, S.D., Hibbard, J.P. and Wortman, G.L. (1995), Nd isotopic evidence for juvenile crust in the Carolina terrane, southern Appalachians: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 121, 171-184.

* Samson, S.D., Matthews, S.V.L., Mitchell, C.E., Goldman, D. (1995), Tephrochronology of highly altered ash beds: The use of trace element and strontium isotope geochemistry of apatite phenocrysts to correlate K-bentonites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 59, 2527-2536.




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