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Publications

Carbon Cycle Biogeochemistry/Chemical Weathering

Maher, K. (2010) The dependence of chemical weathering rates on fluid residence time. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 294, 101-110.

Fantle, M. S., Maher, K. and DePaolo (2010) Isotopic approaches for quantifying the rates of marine burial diagenesis. Reviews in Geophysics, 48, RG3002.

Maher, K., Steefel, C. I, Stonestrom, D. A. and White, A.F. (2009) The Role of Secondary Minerals and Reaction Affinity in Regulating Weathering Rates at the Santa Cruz Marine Terrace Chronosequence. Submitted to Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta., 73, 2804-2831.

White, A. F., Schulz, M. S., Stonestrom, D. A., Vivit, D. V., Fitzpatrick, J., Bullen, T., Maher, K. and Blum, A.E. (2009) Chemical Weathering of a Marine Terrace Chronosequence, Santa Cruz, California II: Controls on Solute Fluxes and Comparisons of Long-term and Contemporary Mineral Weathering rates. , Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 2769-2803.

Maher K., Steefel C. I., and DePaolo D. J. (2006) The mineral dissolution rate conundrum: insights from reactive transport modeling of U isotopes and pore fluid chemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70(2), 337-363.

Maher K., Christensen J. N, DePaolo D. J., (2006) U-Sr isotopic speedometer: Flow and chemical weathering rates in aquifers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70 (17), 4417-4435.

Environmental Geochemistry/Isotope Geochemistry

Singer D. M., Maher K., and Brown, G.E. Jr. (2009) Uranyl-chlorite sorption/desorption: Evaluation of different U(VI) sequestration processes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 5989-6007.

Steefel, C.I., K. Maher (2009) Fluid-rock interaction: A reactive transport approach. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 70: 485-532, DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2009.70.11.

Conrad, M. E., DePaolo, D. J., Maher, K., Gee, G. W., Ward, A. L. (2007). Field evidence for strong chemical separation of contaminants in the Hanford vadose zone, Vadose Zone Journal, 6(4), 1031-1041.

Singleton M.J., Maher K., DePaolo D.J., Conrad M.E., and Dresel P.E. (2006). Regional flow and recharge of the unconfined aquifer at Hanford, WA from groundwater isotopic compositions. Journal of Hydrology 321, 39-58.

Christensen J. N., Dresel P. E., Conrad M. E., Maher K., and DePaolo D. J. (2004) Identifying the sources of subsurface contamination at the Hanford Site in Washington using high-precision uranium isotopic measurements. Environmental Science and Technology 38(12), 3330-3337.

DePaolo D. J., Conrad M. E., Maher K., and Gee G. W. (2004) Evaporation effects on oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in deep vadose zone pore fluids at Hanford, Washington: Implications for recharge and horizontal fluid movement. Vadose Zone Journal 3, 220-232.

Maher K., DePaolo D. J., Conrad M. E., and Serne R. J. (2003) Vadose zone infiltration rate at Hanford, Washington, inferred from Sr isotope measurements. Water Resources Research 39(8), 1029-1043.

Paleoclimate/Surface Processes

Dosseto, A., Hesse, P., Maher, K., Fryirs, K. and Turner, S.P. (2010) Climatic control of continental erosion via climate induced vegetation shift. Geology, 38, 395-398.

Maher K., Wooden J.W., Paces J.B., Miller, D. M., (2007). 230Th/U dating of surficial deposits using the ion microprobe (SHRIMP-RG): a microstratigraphic perspective. Quaternary International, 66 (1), 15-28.

DePaolo, D. J., Maher K., Christensen J. N, McManus, J.R. (2006) Sediment transport time measured with U-series isotopes: results from ODP North Atlantic Drift Site 984. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 248 (1-2), 379-395.

Maher K., DePaolo D. J., and Lin J. C. F. (2004) Rates of silicate dissolution in deep-sea sediment: In situ measurement using 234U/238U of pore fluids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68(22), 4629-4648.