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In review/in press

  • Callahan R., Ferrier K.L., Dixon J., Dosseto A., Hahm W.J., Jessup B., Miller S., Hunsaker C., Johnson D., Sklar L., Riebe C.S., in press at GSA Bulletin.  Arrested development: Erosional equilibrium in the southern Sierra Nevada, California, maintained by feedbacks between channel incision and hillslope sediment production.
  • Chilton H.T., Schmidt B.E., Duarte K., Ferrier K.L., Hughson K.H.G., Scully J.E.C., Wray J.J., Sizemore H., Nathues A., Platz T., Schorghofer N., Schenk P.M., Landis M., Bland M., Byrne S., Russell C.T.R., Raymond C.A., accepted to JGR Planets. Landslides on Ceres: Inferences into ice content and layering in the upper crust.
  • Ojha L., Ferrier K.L., Ojha T., in review.  Tectonic controls on millennial-scale denudation rates in the Himalaya of Far Western Nepal.
  • Schmidt B.E., Duarte K., Chilton H.T., Hughson K.H.G., Sizemore H., Ferrier K.L., Buffo J., Scully J.E.C., Nathues A., Platz T., Landis M., Byrne S., Bland M., Russell C.T.R., Raymond C.A., in review. Landslides on Ceres: Diversity and geologic context.


  1. Pico T., Mitrovica J.X., Braun J., Ferrier K.L., 2018.  Glacial isostatic adjustment deflects path of the ancestral Hudson River. Geology, v. 46, p. 591-594 (link).
  2. Blackburn T., Ferrier K.L., Perron J.T., 2018.  Coupled feedbacks between mountain erosion rate, elevation, crustal temperature, and density. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 498, p. 377-386 (link).
  3. Ferrier K.L., Li Q., Pico T., Austermann J., 2018.  The influence of water storage in marine sediment on sea-level change. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL076592 (link).
  4. Ojha L., Chojnacki M., McDonald G.D., Shumway A., Wolff M.J., Smith M.D., McEwen A.S., Ferrier K.L., Huber C., Wray J.J., Toigo A., 2017.  Seasonal slumps in Juventae Chasma.  Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, doi:10.1002/2017JE005375.
  5. Ferrier K.L., Austermann J., Mitrovica J.X.,  Pico T., 2017.  Incorporating sediment compaction into a gravitationally self-consistent model for ice age sea-level change. Geophysical Journal International, v. 211, p. 663-672 (link).
  6. Ferrier K.L., West N., 2017.  Responses of chemical erosion rates to transient perturbations in physical erosion rates, and implications for relationships between chemical and physical erosion rates in regolith-mantled hillslopes.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 474, p. 447-456 (link).
  7. Pico T., Mitrovica J.X., Ferrier K.L., Braun J., 2016.  Global ice volume during MIS 3 inferred from a sea-level analysis of sedimentary core records in the Yellow River Delta.  Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 152, p. 72-79 (pdf).
  8. Ferrier K.L., Riebe C.S., Hahm W.J., 2016.  Testing for supply-limited and kinetic-limited chemical erosion in field measurements of regolith production and chemical depletion. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1002/2016GC006273 (pdf).
  9. Ferrier K.L., Mitrovica J.X., Giosan L., Clift P.D., 2015.  Sea-level responses to erosion and deposition of sediment in the Indus River basin and the Arabian Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 416, p. 12-20 (pdf).
  10. Jefferson A.J., Ferrier K.L., Perron J.T., Ramalho R., 2014.  Controls on the hydrological landscape evolution of shield volcanoes and volcanic ocean islands. In: The Galapagos: A National Laboratory for the Earth Sciences, AGU Geophysical Monograph 204. Eds. Harpp K.S., Mittelstaedt E., d’Ozouville N., Graham D.W.
  11. Ferrier K.L., Perron J.T., Mukhopadhyay S., Rosener M., Stock J.D., Huppert K.L., Slosberg M., 2013.  Covariation of climate and long-term erosion rates across a steep rainfall gradient on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i.  Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30726.1 (pdf).
  12. Ferrier K.L., Huppert K.L., Perron J.T., 2013.  Climatic control of bedrock river incision.  Nature, v. 496, p. 206-209, doi: 10.1038/nature11982 (link).  Also see MIT’s news story about this article here (link).
  13. Dalca A.V., Ferrier K.L., Mitrovica J.X., Perron J.T., Milne G.A., Creveling J.R., 2013.  On post-glacial sea level – III: Incorporating sediment redistribution.  Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt089 (pdf).
  14. Kirchner J.W., Ferrier K.L., 2013.  Mainly in the plain.  Nature, v. 495, p. 318-319. (link)
  15. Perron J.T., Richardson P.W., Ferrier K.L., Lapôtre M., 2012.  The root of branching river networks.  Nature, v. 492, p. 100-103, doi: 10.1038/nature11672 (link).
  16. Ferrier K.L., Kirchner J.W., Finkel R.C., 2012.  Weak influences of climate and physical erosion rates on chemical erosion rates: Measurements along two altitudinal transects in the Idaho Batholith. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 117, F02026, doi:10.1029/2011JF002231 (pdf).  And supplementary file (pdf).
  17. Ferrier K.L., Kirchner J.W., Finkel R.C., 2011.  Estimating millennial-scale rates of dust incorporation into eroding hillslope soils using cosmogenic nuclides and immobile weathering tracers. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, v. 116, F03022, doi: 10.1029/2011JF001991 (pdf).  And supplementary file (pdf).
  18. Ferrier K.L., Kirchner J.W., Riebe C.S., Finkel R.C., 2010.  Mineral-specific chemical weathering rates over millennial timescales: Measurements at Rio Icacos, Puerto Rico. Chemical Geology, v. 277, p. 101-114. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.07.013.
  19. Ferrier K.L., 2009.  Effects of climate, physical erosion, parent mineralogy, and dust on chemical erosion rates in mountainous terrain. Ph.D. thesis, University of California, 251 p. (pdf)
  20. Ferrier K.L., Kirchner J.W., 2008.  Effects of physical erosion on chemical denudation rates: A numerical modeling study of soil-mantled hillslopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 272, p. 591-599. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.024 (pdf).
  21. Ferrier K.L., Kirchner J.W., Finkel R.C., 2005.  Erosion rates over millennial and decadal timescales at Caspar Creek and Redwood Creek, Northern California Coast Ranges. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 30, p. 1025-1038. doi: 10.1002/esp.1260 (pdf).

Media coverage

  • Scientia, 2017.  Interpreting ancient shorelines (pdf).
  • The Banff Centre, 2015.  How long before our cities are underwater? (youtube).