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Short Biography

Terry Swanson

Terry Swanson
  Principal Lecturer
  Office: JHN-161
     ESS Mailing Address
  Phone: 425-879-4348
  Fax: 206-543-0489 (shared)
  Email: [javascript protected email address]
  Homepage: http://faculty.washington.edu/tswanson

  Research Groups: Quaternary Research, Cosmogenic/Stable Isotope Geochemistry

Areas of Interest:
Quaternary Geology, Glacial Geomorphology, Environmental Geology and Geochronology

Graduate Students:
Devin Bedard (Assessment of the Ledgewood Beach Landslide).

Selected Publications:

Rogers, H.E., Swanson, T.W., and Stone, J.O. 2012.  Long-term shoreline retreat rates on Whidbey Island, WA.  Quaternary Research.  V. 78,  315-322. 

Porter, S.C. and Swanson, T.W. 2008.  Surface exposure ages and paleoclimatic environment of [Middle and] Late Pleistocene glacier advances, northeastern Cascade Range, Washington.  American Journal of Science.  V. 308, 130-166. 

Swanson, T.W. (2003) Editor.  “Geological Field Guide of the Western Cordillera and Adjacent Areas.”  Geological Society of America.  284 pp.

Putkonen, J. and Swanson, T.W. (2003). Accuracy of cosmogenic ages for moraines. Quaternary Research 59 (2), 255-261.

Swanson, T.W., and Caffee, M.L  (2001). Determination of 36Cl production rates from the Deglaciation History of Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands, Washington. Quaternary Research. 56, 366-382.

Porter, S.C., and Swanson, T.W. (1998)  Advance and Retreat rate of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet in southeastern Puget Sound Region. Quaternary Research 50, 205-213.

Briner, J.P. and Swanson, T.W.  (1998) Inherited Cosmogenic 36Cl Constrains Glacial Erosion Rates of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet.  Geology. 26,  3-6.

Swanson, T.W., Elliott-Fisk, D.L., and Southard, R.J. (1993).  Soil development trends in the Chiatovich Creek Basin, White Mountains, CA-NV in the absence of a chronosequence.  Quaternary Research.  39, 186-200.