Publications

In Review

Kim, W., Petter, A.L., Straub, K., and Mohrig D., submitted, Decoupling allogenic forcing from autogenic processes: Experimental geomorphology and stratigraphy: IAS Special Publication, v. 47.

Accepted

Petter, A.L., Steel, R.J., Mohrig D., and Nittrouer, J., accepted pending revision, The stratal significance of backwater hydraulic conditions for downstream sediment fractionation and facies trends in the Campanian Lower Castlegate Sandstone of Utah: Journal of Sedimentary Research.

2013

Shaw, J.B., Mohrig, D., Whitman, S.K., 2013, The morphology and evolution of channels on the Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana, USA: Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface – Earth Surface, v. 118, p. 1562-1584, DOI:10.1002/jgrf.20123

Kenney, M.A., Hobbs, B.F., Mohrig, D., Huang, H., Nittrouer, J.A., Kim, W., Parker, G., 2013, Cost analysis of water and sediment diversions to optimize land building in the Mississippi River delta: Water Resources Research, v. 49, p. 3388-3405, DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20139

Petter, A., Steel, R., Mohrig D., Kim, W., and Carvajal, C., 2013, Estimation of the paleo-flux of terrestrial-derived solids across ancient basin margins using the stratigraphic record: The Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 578-593, DOI: 10.1130/B30603.1

Dakin, N., Pickering, K.T., Mohrig, D., Bayliss, N.J., 2013, Channel-like features created by erosive submarine debris flows: Field evidence from the Middle Eocene Ainsa Basin, Spanish Pyrenees: Marine and Petroleum Geology Special Issue, v. 41, p. 62-71, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.07.007

2012

McElroy, B., Mohrig, D., 2012, Nature of deformation of sandy bed forms: Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 117, DOI: 10.1029/2012JF002642

Eastwood, E.N., Kocurek, G., Mohrig D. and Swanson, T., 2012, Methodology for reconstructing wind direction, wind speed, and duration of wind events from aeolian cross-strata: Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 117, DOI:  10.1029/2012JF002368

You, Y., Flemings, P., and Mohrig, D., 2012, Dynamics of dilative slope failure: Geology, v. 40, p. 663-666, DOI: 10.1130/G32855.1

Sawyer, D.E., Flemings, P.B., Buttles, J., and Mohrig D., 2012, Mudflow transport behavior and deposit morphology: Role of shear stress to yield strength ratio in subaqueous experiments: Marine Geology, v. 307, p. 28-39, DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2012.01.009

Nittrouer, J.A., Shaw, J., Lamb, M.P., and Mohrig D., 2012, Spatial and temporal trends for water-flow velocity and bed material sediment transport in the lower Mississippi River: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 400-414, doi: 10.1130/B30497.1.

Lamb, M.P., Nittrouer, J., Mohrig D. and Shaw, J., 2012, Backwater and river plume controls on scour upstream of river mouths: Implications for fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics: Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 117, F01002, doi:10.1029/2011JF002079

Straub, K.M., Mohrig, D., and Pirmez, C., 2012, Architecture of an aggradational tributary submarine-channel network on the continental slope, offshore Brunei Darussalam: SEPM Special Publication, v. 99, p. 13-30, DOI: 10.2110/pec.12.99.0013

Cantero, M.I., Cantelli, A., Pirmez, C., Balachandar, S., Mohrig D., Hickson, T.A., Yeh, T-H, Naruse, H., and Parker, G., 2012, Emplacement of massive turbidites linked to extinction of turbulence in turbidity currents: Nature Geoscience, v. 5, p. 42-45DOI:10.1038/NGEO1320.

2011

Nittrouer, J.A., Mohrig D., and Allison, M.A., 2011, Punctuated sand transport in the lowermost Mississippi River: Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, v. 116, F04025, doi:10.1029/2011JF002026

Nittrouer, J. A., Mohrig D., Allison, M. A., Peyret, A.-P., 2011, The Lowermost Mississippi River: A Mixed Bedrock-Alluvial Channel: Sedimentology, v. 58, p. 1914-1934, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01245.x

Edmonds, D., Shaw, J., and Mohrig D., 2011, Topset-dominated deltas: a new model for river delta stratigraphy: Geology, v. 39, p. 1175-1178, doi:10.1130/G32358.1.

Mohrig D., 2011, Quantiative stratigraphy: GeoPrisms Newsletter No. 26, Spring 2011, p. 21.

Straub, K.M., Mohrig D., Buttles, J., McElroy, B., and Pirmez, C., 2011, Quantifying the influence of channel sinuosity on the depositional mechanics of channelized turbidity currents: A laboratory study: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 744-760, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.05.014.

Paola, C., Twilley, R.R., Edmonds, D.A., Kim, W., Mohrig D., Parker, G., Viparelli, E., and Voller, V.R., 2011, Natural processes in delta restoration: Application to the Mississippi delta: Annual Review of Marine Science, v. 3, p. 67-91.

2010

Lamb, M.P., McElroy, B., Kopriva, B., Shaw, J., and Mohrig D., 2010, Linking river-flood dynamics to hyperpycnal-plume deposits: Experiments, theory and geological implications: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, p. 1389-1400, DOI: 10.1130/B30125.1

Kocurek, G., Ewing, R., and Mohrig D., How do bedform patterns arise? New views on the role of bedform interactions within a set of boundary conditions: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 35, p. 51- 63, DOI: 10.1002/esp.1913.

Hajek, E., Huzurbazar, S., Mohrig D., Lynds, R., and Heller, P., 2010, Statistical characterization of grain-size < distributions in sandy fluvial systems: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 80, p. 184-192, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2010.020.

2009

Abrams, D.M., Lobkovsky, A.E., Petroff, A.P., Straub, K.M., McElroy, B., Mohrig D., Kudrolli, A., and Rothman, D.H., 2009, Growth laws for channel networks incised by groundwater flow: Nature Geoscience, v. 2 (3), p. 193-196, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO432.

Kim, W., Mohrig D., Twilley, R., Paola, C., and Parker, G., 2009, Is it feasible to build new land in the Mississippi River delta?: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. v. 90, n. 42, p. 373-384. Lamb, M.P., and Mohrig, D., 2009, Do hyperpycnal-flow deposits record river-flood dynamics?: Geology, v. 37; no. 12; p. 1067-1070; doi: 10.1130/G30286A.1.

McElroy, B.D., and Mohrig D., 2009, Nature of deformation of sandy bedforms: Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, v.114, F00A04, doi:10.1029/2008JF001220.

Metz, J.M., Grotzinger, J.P., Mohrig D., Milliken, R., Prather, B., Pirmez, C., McEwen, A.S., and Weitz C.M., Sublacustrine depositional fans in southwest Melas Chasma: Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, v. 114, E10002, doi:10.1029/2009JE003365.

Paola, C., Straub, K.M.,Mohrig D., and Reinhardt, L., 2009, The “unreasonable effectiveness” of stratigraphic and geomorphic experiments: Earth Science Reviews, v. 97, p. 1-43, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2009.05.003

Straub, K.M., and Mohrig, D., 2009, Constructional canyons built by sheet-like turbidity currents: Observations from offshore Brunei Darussalam: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.79, p. 24-39, DOI:10.2110/jsr2009.006.

Straub, K.M., Paola, C., Mohrig D., Wolinsky, M.A., and George, T., 2009, Compensational stacking of channelized sedimentary deposits: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.79, p. 673-688, DOI:10.2110/jsr2009.070

2008

McElroy, B., and Mohrig D., 2008, Correlation decay and dynamic equilibria in sandy transport systems, in Dohmen-Janssen C.M., and Hulscher S.J.M.H. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2007, Volumes 1 & 2, Taylor & Francis, London, ISBN 9780415453639, p. 891-896.

Straub, K.M., and Mohrig D., 2008, Quantifying the morphology and growth of levees in aggrading submarine channels: Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 113 (F3), F03012, doi: 10.1029/2007JF000896.

Straub, K.M.,Mohrig D., Buttles, J., McElroy, B., and Pirmez, C., 2008, Interactions between turbidity currents and topography in aggrading sinuous submarine channels: A laboratory study: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 120 (3-4), p. 368-385; doi: 10.1130/B25983.1.

Woodruff, J.D., Donnelly, J.P., Mohrig D., Geyer, W.R., 2008, Reconstructing relative flooding intensities responsible for hurricane-induced deposits from Laguna Playa Grande, Vieques, Puerto Rico: Geology, v. 36 (5), p. 391-394, dio: 10.1130/G24731A.1

2007

Mohrig D., and Buttles, J., 2007, Deep turbidity currents in shallow channels: Geology, v. 35, p. 155-158, doi: 10.1130/G22716A..

Jerolmack, D.J., and Mohrig D., 2007, Conditions for branching in depositional rivers: Geology, v. 35; no. 5; p. 463-466, doi: 10.1130/G23308A.

Lobkovsky, A. E., Smith, B.E., Kudrolli, A., Mohrig D., and Rothman, D.H., 2007, Erosive dynamics of channels incised by subsurface water flow, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 112, F03S12, doi:10.1029/2006JF000517.

Lyons, W., Swart, R., and Mohrig D., 2007, Deepwater lobes of the Zerrissene Turbidite System, Namibia, in T.H. Nilsen, R.D. Shew, G.S. Steffens, and J.R.J. Studlick (eds.), Atlas of Deep-Water Outcrops: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Studies in Geology #56, p. 235-237.

Parsons, J.D., Friedrichs, C.T., Traykovski, P., Mohrig D., Imran, J., Syvitski, J.P.M., Parker, G., Puig P., Buttles, J.L., and García, M.H., 2007, Chapter 7: The mechanics of marine sediment gravity flows, in C.

Nittrouer, J. Austin, M. Field, M. Steckler, J. Syvitski, P. Wiberg, Editors: Continental Margin Sedimentation: from Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy, Int. Assoc. Sedimentol., Spec. Publ. 37, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, p.275-338.

Straub, K.M., Jerolmack, D.J., Mohrig D., and Rothman, D.H., 2007, Channel network scaling laws in submarine basins: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34, L12613, doi:10.1029/2007GL030089.

Törnqvist, T.E., Paola, C., Parker, G., Liu, K., Mohrig D., Holbrook, J.M., and Twilley, R.R., 2007, Comment on “Wetland Sedimentation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita”: Science, v. 316, 201b, doi:10.1126/science.1136780.

2006

Jerolmack, D.J., Mohrig D., Grotzinger, J.P., Fike, D.A., and Watters, W.A., 2006, Spatial grain size sorting in eolian ripples and estimation of wind conditions on planetary surfaces: Application to Meridiani Planuum, Mars: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 111, E03S90, doi:10.1029/2005JE002544.

Paola, C., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Dietrich, W.E., Hondzo, M., Mohrig D., Parker, G., Power, M.E., Rodriguez-Iturbe, I., Voller, V., and Wilcock, P., 2006, Toward a unified science of the Earth’s surface: Opportunities for synthesis among hydrology, geomorphology, geochemistry and ecology: Water Resources Research, v. 42, W03S10, doi:10.1029/2005WR004336.

Porter, M. L., A. R. G. Sprague, M. D. Sullivan, D. C. Jennette, R. T. Beaubouef, T. R. Garfield, C. Rossen, D. K. Sickafoose, G. N. Jensen, S. J. Friedmann, and Mohrig D., 2006, Stratigraphic organization and predictability of mixed coarse- and fine-grained lithofacies successions in a lower Miocene deep-water slopechannel system, Angola Block 15, in P. M. Harris and L. J. Weber (eds.), Giant hydrocarbon reservoirs of the world: From Rocks to reservoir characterization and modeling: AAPG Memoir 88/SEPM Special Publication, p. 281-305

2005

Mohrig D., Straub, K.M., Buttles, J., and Pirmez, C., 2005, Controls on geometry and composition of a levee built by turbidity currents in a straight laboratory channel, in Parker, G., and Garcia, M.H. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2005, Taylor & Francis/Balkema, London, ISBN 0415392705, p. 579-584.

Jerolmack, D.J., and Mohrig D., 2005, Frozen dynamics of migrating bedforms: Geology, v.33, p. 57-60.

Jerolmack, D., and Mohrig D., 2005, Interactions between bedforms: topography, turbulence and transport: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, F02014, doi:10.1029/2004JF000126.

Jerolmack D.J., and Mohrig D., 2005, Formation of Precambrian sediment ripples: Nature, Brief Communications Arising from P.A. Allen & P.F. Hoffman Nature 433, 123-127 (2005), v. 436, 21July2005, E1, doi:10.1038/nature04025.

Jerolmack, D.J., and Mohrig D., 2005, A unified model for subaqueous bedform dynamics: Water Resources Research, v. 41, W12421, doi:10.1029/2005WR004329.

Jerolmack, D.J., Mohrig D., and McElroy, B., 2005, A unified description of ripples and dunes in rivers, in Parker, G., and Garcia, M.H. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2005, Taylor & Francis/Balkema, London, ISBN 0415392705, p. 843-851.

van der Mark, C.F., Blom, A., Hulscher, S.J.M.H., Leclair, S.F., and Mohrig D., 2005, On modeling the variability of bedform dimensions, in Parker, G., and Garcia, M.H. (eds.), River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics: RCEM 2005, Taylor & Francis/Balkema, London, ISBN 0415392705, p. 831-841

2004

Jerolmack, D., and Mohrig D., 2004, Modeling bedform evolution as an interface problem: comparing bedform kinematics generated by advection-diffusion equations against reality, in Hulscher, S., Garlan, T., and Idier, D. (Eds.): Marine Sandwaves and River Dune Dynamics 2, International Workshop, University of Twente, The Netherlands, p. 118-124.

Jerolmack, D.J., Mohrig D., Zuber, M.T., and Byrne, S., 2004, A minimum time for the formation of Holden Northeast fan, Mars: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 31, L21701, doi:10.1029/2004GL021326. Das, H.S., Imran, J., Pirmez, C., and Mohrig D., 2004, Numerical modeling of flow and bed evolution in meandering submarine channels: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109, C10009, doi:10.1029/2002JC001518

2003

Mohrig D., and Marr, J.G., 2003, Constraining the efficiency of turbidity current generation from submarine debris flows and slides using laboratory experiments: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 20, p. 883-899.

Abreu, V., Sullivan, M, Pirmez, C., and Mohrig D., 2003, Lateral accretion packages (LAPs): an important reservoir element in deep water sinuous channels: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 20, p. 631-648.

Harbitz, C.B., Parker, G., ElverhØi, A., Marr, J.G., Mohrig D., and Harff, P., 2003, Hydroplaning of subaqueous debris flows and glide blocks: analytical solutions and discussion: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108, B7, doi:10.1029/2001JB001454

2001

Paola, C., Mullin, J., Ellis, C., Mohrig D., Swenson, J.B., Parker, G., Hickson, T., Heller, P.L., Pratson, L., Syvitski, J., Sheets, B., and Strong, N, 2001, Experimental stratigraphy: GSATODAY, v.11, n.7, p.4-9.

2000

Mohrig D., Heller, P.L., Paola, C., Lyons, W.J., 2000, Interpreting avulsion process from ancient alluvial sequences: Guadalope-Matarranya system, northern Spain and Wasatch Formation, western Colorado: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, p. 1787-1803.

Campion, K.M., Sprague, A.R., Mohrig D., Lovell, R.W., Drzewiecki, P.A., Sullivan, M.D., Ardill, J.A., Jensen, G.N., Sickafoose, D.K., 2000, Outcrop expression of confined channel complexes, in P. Weimer et al., editors, Deep-Water Reservoirs of the World: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Gulf Coast Section, Houston, TX, p. 127-150.

Elverhoi, A., Harbitz, C.B., Dimakis, P., Mohrig D., Marr, J., and Parker, G., 2000, On the dynamics of subaqueous debris flows: Oceanography, v. 13, p.109-117.

Jennette, D.C., Garfield, T.R., Mohrig D., and Cayley, G.T., 2000, The interaction of shelf accommodation, sediment supply and sea level in controlling facies, architecture and sequence stacking patterns of the Tay and Forties/Sele basin-floor fans, central North Sea, in P. Weimer et al., editors, Deep-Water Reservoirs of the World: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Gulf Coast Section, Houston, TX, p. 402-421.

Pirmez, C., Beaubouef, R.T., Friedmann, S.J., and Mohrig D., 2000, Equilibrium profile and baselevel in submarine channels: Examples from Late Pleistocene systems and implications for the architecture of deepwater reservoirs, in P. Weimer et al., editors, Deep-Water Reservoirs

1999

Mohrig D., ElverhØi, A., Parker, G., 1999, Experiments on the relative mobility of muddy subaqueous and subaerial debris flows, and their capacity to remobilize antecedent deposits: Marine Geology, v. 154, p. 117-129.

Beaubouef, R.T., Rossen, C., Zelt, F.B., Sullivan, M.D., Mohrig D., Jennette, D.C., 1999, Deep-water sandstones, Brushy Canyon Formation, west Texas; field guide for AAPG Hedberg Field Research Conference: AAPG Continuing Education Course Note Series #40, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, 50 p.

Paola, C., Parker, G., Mohrig D., and Whipple, K.X., 1999, The influence of transport fluctuations on spatially averaged topography on a sandy, braided fluvial fan, in Harbaugh, J.W., Watney, W.L., Rankey, E.C., Slingerland, R., and Goldstein, R.H., eds., Numerical experiments in stratigraphy; recent advances in stratigraphic and sedimentologic computer simulations: SEPM Special Publication 62, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Tulsa, OK, p. 211-218

1998

Mohrig D., Whipple, K.X., Hondzo, M., Ellis, C., and Parker, G., 1998, Hydroplaning of subaqueous debris flows: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.110, p. 387-394.

Parker, G., Paola, C., Whipple, K.X., and Mohrig D., 1998, Alluvial fans formed by channelized fluvial and sheet flow. 1: Theory: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, v. 124, p. 985-995.

Parker, G., Paola, C., Whipple, K.X., and Mohrig D., 1998, Alluvial fans formed by channelized fluvial and sheet flow. 2: Application: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, v. 124, p. 996-1004.

Whipple, K.X., Parker, G., Paola, C., and Mohrig D., 1998, Channel dynamics, sediment

1996

Mohrig D., and Smith, J.D., 1996, Predicting the migration rates of subaqueous dunes: Water Resources Research, v. 32, p. 3207-3217.

Paola, C., and Mohrig D., 1996, Palaeohydraulics revisited: palaeoslope estimation in coarse-grained braided rivers: Basin Research, v. 8, p. 243-254.

Pratson, L.F., Lee, H.J., Parker, G., Garcia, M.H., Coakley, B.J., Mohrig D., Locat, J., Mello, U., Parsons, J.D., Choi, S., and Isreal, K., 1996, Studies of mass-movement processes on submarine slopes: Oceanography, v. 9, p. 168-172

1985

Baird, A.K., Mohrig D., and Welday, E.E., 1985, Vapor deposition in basaltic stalactites, Kilauea, Hawaii: Lithos, v. 18, p. 151-160