Sedimentary geology at Williams College

Rónadh Cox, Professor and Chair of Geosciences, and Chair of Maritime Studies


*Undergraduate student co-authors are indicated with an asterisk

Article in International Innovation, June 2012

*Voarintsoa, N.R.G., Cox, R., Razanatseheno, M.O.M., and Rakotondrazafy, A.F.M., 2012 
Relation between bedrock geology, topography and lavaka distribution in MadagascarSouth African Journal of Geology, v. 115, p. 225-250..

Cox, R., *Zentner, D.B., *Kirchner, B.J., and Cook, M.S., 2012
Boulder ridges on the Aran Islands (Ireland): Recent movements caused by storm waves, not tsunami Journal of Geology, v. 120, p. 249-272.

*Lawrence, R.L., Cox, R., Mapes, R.W., and Coleman, D.S., 2011
Hydrodynamic fractionation of zircon age populationsGeological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123 (1-2), p. 295-305.

Cox, R., *Zentner, D.B., Rakotondrazafy, A.F.M., and *Rasoazanamparany, C.F., 2010
Shakedown in Madagascar: Occurrence of lavakas (erosional gullies) associated with seismic activityGeology, v. 38 (2), p. 179-182.

Cox, R., Bierman, P., Jungers, M.C. and Rakotondrazafy, A.F.M., 2009
Erosion rates and sediment sources in Madagascar inferred from 10Be analysis of lavaka, slope, and river sediment.Journal of Geology, v. 117 (4), p. 363-376.

Cox, R., *Ong, L.C.F., Arakawa, M., and *Scheider, K.C., 2008
Impact penetration of Europa’s ice crust as a mechanism for formation of chaos terrainMeteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 43 (12), p. 2027-2048.

Cox, R., Coleman, D.S., *Chokel, C.B., *DeOreo, S.B., Wooden, J.L., Collins, A.S., Kröner, A., and de Waele, B., 2004
Proterozoic tectonostratigraphy and paleogeography of central Madagascar derived from detrital zircon U-Pb age populationsJournal of Geology, v. 112, p. 379-399.

Cox, R., Martin, M.W., *Comstock, J.C., *Dickerson, L.S., *Ekstrom, I.L., and *Sammons, J.H., 2002
Sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochronology of the Proterozoic Mazatzal Group, central ArizonaGeological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 1535-1549.

Cox, R., *Gutmann, E.D., and *Hines, P.G., 2002
A diagenetic origin for quartz-pebble conglomeratesGeology, v. 30, p. 323-326.

Cox, R., *Atkinson, R.K., *Bear, B.R., Brandriss, M.E., *Chokel, C.B., *Comstock, J.C., *Gutmann, E.D., *Interess, L.B., *Schildgen, T.F., *Teplitzky, S.J., *Willis, M.P., 2000
Changes in a fringing reef complex over a thirty-year period: coral loss and lagoon infilling at Mary Creek, St. John, U.S. Virgin IslandsBulletin of Marine Science, v. 66, p. 269-277.

Cox R., Armstrong R. A., and Ashwal L. D., 1998
Sedimentology, geochronology and provenance of the Proterozoic Itremo Group, central Madagascar, and implications for pre-Gondwana paleogeographyJournal of the Geological Society of London, v. 155, p. 1009-1024

*Beebee, R.A. and Cox, R., 1998
Dynamics of marine transgression onto a non-linear shoreline: the Middle Cambrian Flathead Sandstone, Clarks Fork Valley, Wyoming, The Mountain Geologist, v. 35, p. 55-64

Cox, R. and Ashwal, L.D., (editors), 1997
Proceedings of the UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP 348/368 International Field Workshop on Proterozoic Geology of Madagascar, Gondwana Research Group Miscellaneous Publication no. 5, 106 pp.

Cox, R. and Lowe, D. R., 1996
The effects of secondary matrix on detrital modes of sandstones, and the relationships between sandstone chemistry and tectonic setting: implications for provenance studiesJournal of Sedimentary Research, v. 66, p. 548-558.

Cox, R. and Lowe, D. R., 1995
Controls on sediment composition on a regional scale: a conceptual reviewJournal of Sedimentary Research, v.65, p. 1-12.

Cox, R. and Lowe, D. R., 1995
Compositional evolution of coarse clastic sediments in the southwestern United States from 1.8-0.2 Ga and implications for the relationships between the development of crustal blocks and their sedimentary coverJournal of Sedimentary Research, v.65, p. 477-494.

Cox, R., Lowe, D. R. and Cullers, R. L., 1995
The influence of sediment recycling and basement composition on evolution of mudrock chemistry in the southwestern United StatesGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 59, p. 2919-2940.