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51. H.D. Sinclair, S.M. Mudd, E. Dingle, D.E.J. Hobley, R. Robinson, R. Walcott (2016-in press) Squeezing River Catchments Through Tectonics: Shortening and Erosion across the Indus Valley, NW Himalaya, GSA Bulletin

50. F.J. Clubb, S.M. Mudd, M. Attal, D.T. Milodowski, S.W.D. Grieve (2016 in press), The relationship between drainage density, erosion rate, and hilltop curvature: implications for sediment transport processes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, DOI: 10.1002/2015JF003747. open access article

49. M.A. Harel, S.M. Mudd, M. Attal (2016) Global analysis of the stream power law parameters based on worldwide 10Be denudation rates, Geomorphology, 268, 184-196, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.035.

48. S.M. Mudd, M.A. Harel, M.D. Hurst, S.W.D. Grieve, S.M. Marrero (2016) The CAIRN method: Automated, reproducible calculation of catchment-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 655-674, doi:10.5194/esurf-4-655-2016. Article

47. S. W. D. Grieve, S.M. Mudd, D.T. Milodowski, F.J. Clubb, D.J. Furbush (2016) How does grid-resolution modulate the topographic expression of geomorphic processes?, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 627-653, doi:10.5194/esurf-4-627-2016. Article

46. S. W. D. Grieve, S.M. Mudd, M.D. Hurst, and D.T. Milodowski (2016) A nondimensional framework for exploring the relief structure of landscapes, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 309-325, 10.5194/esurf-4-309-2016. Article

45. S.M. Mudd (2016), Detection of transience in eroding landscapes. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, doi:10.1002/esp.3923. Article

44. S.W.D. Grieve, S.M. Mudd, M.D. Hurst (2016), How long is a hillslope? Earth Surf. Process. Landforms doi:10.1002/esp.3884. Open access article


43. D.T. Milodowski, S.M. Mudd, E.T.A. Mitchard (2015), Topographic roughness as a signature of the emergence of bedrock in eroding landscapes, Earth Surface Dynamics, 3, 483-499, doi:10.5194/esurf-3-483-2015. Open access pdf

42. E.J. Gabet, S.M. Mudd, D.T. Milodowski, K. Yoo, M.D.Hurst, A. Dosseto (2015), Local topography and erosion rate control regolith thickness along a ridgeline in the Sierra Nevada, California, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40, 1779–1790, doi:10.1002/esp.3754. Article

41. R. Devrani, V. Singh, S.M. Mudd, H.D. Sinclair, HD (2015), Prediction of flash-flood hazard impact from Himalayan river profiles, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(14), 5888–5894, doi:10.1002/2015GL063784. Open access pdf

40. M. Attal, S.M. Mudd, M.D.Hurst, B. Weinman, K. Yoo and M. Naylor (2015), Impact of change in erosion rate and landscape steepness on hillslope and fluvial sediments grain size in the Feather River basin (Sierra Nevada, California), Earth Surface Dynamics, 3, 201-222, doi:10.5194/esurf-3-201-2015. Open access pdf

39. D.T. Milodowski, S.M. Mudd, and E.T.A. Mitchard (2015). Erosion rates as a potential bottom-up control of forest structural characteristics in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ecology, 96, 31–38, doi:10.1890/14-0649.1. Open access paper


38. M.O. Johnson, S.M. Mudd, B. Pillans, N.A. Spooner, L.K. Fifield and M. Gloor (2014), Quantifying the intensity and depth dependence of bioturbation based on Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates and meteoric 10Be, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39(9), 1188-1196, doi: 10.1002/esp.3520. enhanced html

37. F.J. Clubb, S.M. Mudd, D.T. Milodowski, M.D. Hurst and L.J. Slater (2014), Objective extraction of channel heads from high resolution topographic data, Water Resources Research, 50(5), 4283-4304, DOI: 10.1002/2013WR015167. pdf

36. Mudd, S.M., M. Attal, D.T. Milodowski, S.W.D. Grieve and D.A. Valters (2014), A statistical framework to quantify spatial variation in channel gradients using the integral method of channel profile analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 119 138–152, doi: 10.1002/2013JF002981 enhanced html


35. Hoffmann, T., S. M. Mudd, K. van Oost, G. Verstraeten, G. Erkens, A. Lang, H. Middelkoop, J. Boyle, J. O. Kaplan, J. Willenbring and R. Aalto (2013), Humans and the missing C-sink: erosion and burial of soil carbon through time. Earth Surf. Dynam., 1, 45-52, doi:10.5194/esurf-1-45-2013, 2013. Link to article

34. M.D. Hurst, S.M. Mudd, M. Attal and G. Hilley (2013), Hillslopes Record the Growth and Decay of Landscapes, Science 341(6148), 868-871, DOI: 10.1126/science.1241791. link

33. S.M. Mudd, K. Yoo and E.J. Gabet (2013), Influence of Chemical Weathering on Hillslope Forms, In: John F. Shroder (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 7, 56-65. San Diego: Academic Press. pdf

32. M.D. Hurst, S.M. Mudd, K. Yoo, M. Attal and R. Walcott (2013), Influence of lithology on hillslope morphology and response to tectonic forcing in the northern Sierra Nevada of California, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 118, 832-851, DOI: 10.1002/jgrf.20049. enhanced html


31. M.L. Kirwan and S.M. Mudd (2012) Climate change impacts on carbon accumulation in salt marshes, Nature 489, 550-553, doi:10.1038/nature11440. link

30. J.A. Constantine, M-J Schelhaas, E.J. Gabet and S.M. Mudd (2012) Limits of windthrow-driven hillslope sediment flux due to varying storm frequency and intensity, Geomorphology, 175-176, 66-73, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.06.022. pdf

29. M.D. Hurst, S.M. Mudd, R.C. Walcott, M. Attal, and K. Yoo (2012), Using Hilltop Curvature to Derive the Spatial Distribution of Erosion Rates, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 117, F02017, doi:10.1029/2011JF002057. pdf

28. D.E.J. Hobley, H.D. Sinclair and S.M. Mudd (2012), Reconstruction of a major storm event from its geomorphic signature: the Ladakh floods, 6 August 2010, Geology. v. 40, p. 483-486. pdf

27. G.S Bilotta, M. Grove and S.M. Mudd (2012), Assessing the significance of soil erosion, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37(3), 342-345, doi: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2011.00497.x. pdf

26. A. Ghahramani, I. Yoshiharu and S.M. Mudd (2012), Field experiments constraining the probability distribution of particle travel distances during natural rainstorms on different slope gradients, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37(5), 473-485, doi: 10.1002/esp.2253. pdf

25. S. Fagherazzi, M.L. Kirwan, S.M. Mudd, G.R. Guntenspergen, S. Temmerman, A. D'Alpaos, J. van de Koppel, J.M. Rybczyk, E. Reyes, C. Craft, and J. Clough (2012), Numerical models of salt marsh evolution: Ecological, geomorphic, and climatic factors, Reviews of Geophysics, 50, RG1002, doi:10.1029/2011RG000359. pdf


24. A. D’Alpaos, S.M. Mudd, L. Carniello (2011), Dynamic response of marshes to perturbations in suspended sediment concentrations and rates of relative sea level rise, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 115, doi: 10.1029/2011JF002093. pdf

23. D.E.H. Hobley, H.D. Sinclair, S.M. Mudd, and P. A. Cowie (2011), Field calibration of sediment flux dependent river incision, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 115, doi:10.1029/2010JF001935. pdf

22. Mudd, S.M. (2011), The life and death of salt marshes in response to anthropogenic disturbance of sediment supply, Geology, 39(5), doi:10.1130/focus052011.1, 511-512. pdf

21. K. Yoo, B. Weinman, S.M. Mudd, M. Hurst, M. Attal, K. Maher (2011) Evolution of hillslope soils: The geomorphic theater and the geochemical play, Applied Geochemistry, Volume 26, Supplement, June 2011, Pages S149-S153. pdf


20. M.L Kirwan, G. R. Guntenspergen, A. D'Alpaos, J. T. Morris, S. M. Mudd, and S. Temmerman (2010), Limits on the adaptability of coastal marshes to rising sea level, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L23401, doi:10.1029/2010GL045489. pdf

19. Gabet, E.J. and Mudd, S.M. (2010), Bedrock erosion by tree throw: a model coupling biology and geomorphology to explore the humped soil production function and the persistence of hillslope soils. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 115, F04005, doi:10.1029/2009JF001526. pdf

18. Mudd, S.M. and K. Yoo (2010), Reservoir Theory for Studying the Geochemical Evolution of Soils. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 115, F03030, doi:10.1029/2009JF001591. pdf

17. Mudd, S.M. A. D'Alpaos and J.T. Morris (2010), How does vegetation affect sedimentation on tidal marshes? Investigating particle capture and hydrodynamic controls on biologically mediated sedimentation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 115, F03029, doi:10.1029/2009JF001566. pdf

16. Dunne, T., Malmon, D.V. and Mudd, S.M. (2010), A rainsplash transport equation assimilating field and laboratory measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 115, F01001, doi:10.1029/2009JF001302. pdf


15. Yoo, K., Mudd, S.M., Sanderman, J., Amundson, R. and Blum, A. (2009), Spatial patterns and controls of soil chemical weathering rates along a transient hillslope. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 288(1-2), 184-193, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.021. pdf

14. Bo, S., Siegert, M. J., Mudd, S.M., Sugden, D., Fujita, S., Xiangbin, C., Yunun, J., Xueyuan, T., Tuansheng, L. (2009), The Gamburtsev Mountains and the origin and early evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, Nature, 459: 690-693, doi:10.1038/nature08024. link

13. Mudd, S.M., Howell, S.M. and Morris, J.T. (2009), Impact of dynamic feedbacks between sedimentation, sea-level rise, and biomass production on near surface marsh stratigraphy and carbon accumulation, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 82(3): 377-389, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2009.01.028. pdf

12. Gabet, E.J. and Mudd, S.M., (2009), A theoretical model coupling chemical weathering rates with denudation rates, Geology, 37(2): 151-154. pdf


11. Yoo, K. and Mudd, S.M., (2008b), Toward process-based modeling of geochemical soil formation across diverse landforms: A new mathematical framework. Geoderma, 146(1-2): 248-260. pdf

10. Yoo, K. and S.M. Mudd (2008a), Discrepancy between mineral residence time and soil age: Implications for the interpretation of chemical weathering rates. Geology, 36(1): 35-38. pdf


9. Mudd, S.M., and D.J. Furbish (2007), Responses of soil mantled hillslopes to transient channel incision rates, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 112, F03S18, doi:10.1029/2006JF000516. pdf

8. Furbish, D.J., K.K. Hamner, M. Schmeeckle, M.N. Borosund, and S.M. Mudd (2007), Rainsplash of dry sand revealed by high-speed imaging and sticky-paper splash targets, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 112, F01001, doi:10.1029/2006JF000498. pdf


7. Alpaos, A., Lanzoni, S., Mudd, S. M., Fagherazzi, S. (2006), Modeling the influence of hydroperiod and vegetation on the cross-sectional formation of tidal channels, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 69, 311-324. pdf

6. Mudd, S.M.and Furbish D.J. (2006), Using chemical tracers in hillslope soils to estimate the importance of chemical denudation under conditions of downslope sediment transport, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 111, F02021, doi:10.1029/2005JF000343. pdf

5. Mudd S.M.(2006), Investigation of the hydrodynamics of flash floods in ephemeral channels: Scaling analysis and simulation using a shock capturing flow model incorporating the effects of transmission losses, Journal of Hydrology, 324, 65-79.pdf
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4. Gabet, E.J. and S.M. Mudd. (2006), The mobilization of debris flows in dilative soils. Geomorphology, 74(1-4), 207-218. pdf


3. Mudd, S.M. and Furbish, D.J. (2005), Lateral migration of hillcrests in response to channel incision in soil mantled landscapes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 110(12), F04026, doi:10.1029/2005JF000313. pdf


2. Mudd, S.M., S. Fagherazzi, J.T. Morris, and D.J. Furbish (2004), Flow, sedimentation, and biomass production on a vegetated salt marsh in South Carolina: toward a predictive model of marsh morphologic and ecologic evolution, in The Ecogeomorphology of Tidal Marshes, edited by S. Fagherazzi, A. Marani, and L.K. Blum, pp. 165-187, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. pdf

1. Mudd, S. M. and Furbish, D.J. (2004), Influence of chemical denudation on hillslope morphology, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 109(4), F02001, doi:10.1029/2003JF000087. pdf