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Earth Sciences Faculty Research


Below you will see information about the faculty research from The Ohio State University's School of Earth Sciences. This information is current as of February 2023. Information based upon data retrieved from Scopus.  Links provided to content are for Ohio State user access.

Scroll below to see information about the top-cited titles and collaboration information. To the right, are the journals in which faculty most often published..

Recent Publications

These are the 25 most recent publications (Scopus, as of February 2023) from Earth Sciences faculty. Click to access (may require off-campus sign in).


Carbonate weathering, phosphate fertilizer, and hydrologic controls on dissolved uranium in rivers in the US Corn Belt: Disentangling seasonal geogenic- and fertilizer-derived sources

Emplacement age of the Markagunt gravity slide in southwestern Utah, USA

Comparison of trace element concentrations in paired formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded and frozen human placentae

Opposite mass balance variations between glaciers in western Tibet and the western Tien Shan

Understanding the evolution of oil sands tailings deposits using tritium-helium dating and noble gases

Chemical and isotopic evolution of flowback fluids from the Utica Gas Shale Play, Eastern Ohio USA

Sealing fractures to increase underground storage security: Lessons learned from a multiscale multimodal imaging study of a syntaxial vein in a mudrock

Precessional pacing of tropical ocean carbon export during the Late Cretaceous

Temporal variability in snow accumulation and density at Summit Camp, Greenland ice sheet

Prediction of Soil Erodibility by Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy in a Neotropical Dry Forest Biome

Surface Interactions and Nanoconfinement of Methane and Methane plus CO2 Revealed by High-Pressure Magic Angle Spinning NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics

Sodium diffusion in heterogeneous porous media: Connecting laboratory experiments and simulations

Westerly drives long-distance transport of radionuclides from nuclear events to glaciers in the Third Pole

Deep learning models for river classification at sub-meter resolutions from multispectral and panchromatic commercial satellite imagery

Increasing sensitivity of dryland vegetation greenness to precipitation due to rising atmospheric CO2

Inverse altitude effect disputes the theoretical foundation of stable isotope paleoaltimetry

Dispersal and fire limit Arctic shrub expansion

Transient ice loss in the Patagonia Icefields during the 2015–2016 El Niño event

What induces the spatiotemporal variability of glacier mass balance across the Qilian Mountains

Physiological acclimatization in Hawaiian corals following a 22-month shift in baseline seawater temperature and pH

The contribution of Humboldt Glacier, northern Greenland, to sea-level rise through 2100 constrained by recent observations of speedup and retreat

Use of δ18Oatm in dating a Tibetan ice core record of Holocene/Late Glacial climate

New species of Liostracina Monke, 1903 (Trilobita, Cambrian) from Yunnan, China: complete holaspid exoskeleton and implications for higher level classification

Unified methods in collecting, preserving, and archiving coral bleaching and restoration specimens to increase sample utility and interdisciplinary collaboration

A composite Llandovery δ13Ccarb record from the Michigan Basin, USA

Most Cited Journal Articles

These are the 25 most cited journal articles (Scopus, as of February 2023) from Earth Sciences faculty. Click to access (may require off-campus sign in).


The shuttle radar topography mission  4636 citations

GPS meteorology: remote sensing of atmospheric water vapor using the global positioning system  1769 citations

Different glacier status with atmospheric circulations in Tibetan Plateau and surroundings  1659 citations

Partially molten middle crust beneath southern Tibet: Synthesis of project INDEPTH results 1123 citations

A critical review of the risks to water resources from unconventional shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing in the United States 1107 citations

GPS meteorology: mapping zenith wet delays onto precipitable water  962 citations

Tropical climate instability: The last glacial cycle from a Qinghai- Tibetan ice core  881 citations

Late glacial stage and holocene tropical ice core records from Huascarán, Peru 714 citations

A high-resolution millennial record of the South Asian Monsoon from Himalayan ice cores  711 citations

The Randolph glacier inventory: A globally complete inventory of glaciers  704 citations

Nanominerals, mineral nanoparticles, and earth systems  699 citations

Measuring surface water from space  689 citations

Major features and forcing of high-latitude northern hemisphere atmospheric circulation using a 110,000-year-long glaciochemical series  653 citations

Characterization and analysis of porosity and pore structures  616 citations

CO2 sequestration in deep sedimentary formations

Heterotrophic plasticity and resilience in bleached corals  591 citations

A 25,000-year tropical climate history from Bolivian ice cores  554 citations

Kilimanjaro ice core records: Evidence of holocene climate change in tropical Africa  544 citations

Third Pole Environment (TPE) 523 citations

Formation of the Isthmus of Panama 487 citations

Comparison of quantification methods to measure fire-derived (black-elemental) carbon in soils and sediments using reference materials from soil, water, sediment and the atmosphere  473 citations

The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation  450 citations

Increased stray gas abundance in a subset of drinking water wells near Marcellus shale gas extraction  440 citations

Greenland flow variability from ice-sheet-wide velocity mapping  438 citations

Evidence for an extraterrestrial impact 12,900 years ago that contributed to the megafaunal extinctions and the Younger Dryas cooling  438 citations


Earth Sciences faculty have worked with coauthors from across the globe.  Here are collaborators' countries as of February 2023.


The map is color coded by four ranges. Here are the colored countries followed by their range: United States	50+ China	50+ United Kingdom	50+ Canada	50+ Germany	50+ France	50+ Italy	50+ Netherlands	50+ Australia	50+ Sweden	50+ Japan	50+ South Korea	50+ Taiwan	50+ Denmark	10-49 Switzerland	10-49 Chile	10-49 Brazil	10-49 New Zealand	10-49 Russian Federation	10-49 Argentina	10-49 Spain	10-49 India	10-49 Norway	10-49 Hong Kong	10-49 Austria	10-49 Belgium	10-49 Luxembourg	10-49 Bolivia	2-9 Panama	2-9 Turkey	2-9 Israel	2-9 Mexico	2-9 Congo	2-9 Czech Republic	2-9 Iceland	2-9 Ireland	2-9 Bangladesh	2-9 Cameroon	2-9 New Caledonia	2-9 Singapore	2-9 Egypt	2-9 Estonia	2-9 Hungary	2-9 Nepal	2-9 Peru	2-9 Portugal	2-9 Romania	2-9 South Africa	2-9 United Arab Emirates	2-9 Finland	2-9 Greenland	2-9 Indonesia	2-9 Iran	2-9 Kuwait	2-9 Kyrgyzstan	2-9 Monaco	2-9 Puerto Rico	2-9 Slovenia	2-9 Thailand	2-9 Tonga	2-9 Trinidad and Tobago	2-9 Bahamas	2-9 Bermuda	2-9 Brunei Darussalam	2-9 Colombia	2-9 Democratic Republic Congo	2-9 Fiji	2-9 Greece	2-9 Pakistan	2-9 Saudi Arabia	2-9 Slovakia	2-9 Azerbaijan	1 Chad	1 Costa Rica	1 Ecuador	1 Ethiopia	1 French Polynesia	1 Guam	1 Jordan	1 Kazakhstan	1 Malaysia	1 Niger	1 Palau	1 Poland	1 Qatar	1 Sri Lanka	1 Tajikistan	1 Tanzania	1 Ukraine	1 Vanuatu	1

Examining the documents published by Earth Sciences faculty, institutions with more than 10 documents are mapped below.


A map with callouts for collaborating insititutions with more than 10 documents.  The map is heavy on US, Canada, Euroipe, and Southeast Asia. A smaller number in Australia, Latina America, and few or none in other areas.

Popular Journals

Below are the most popular journals in which Earth Sciences faculty publish. Click on the link to access the  item.

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