Professor of Geosciences; Williams College
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Washington;, 1977
Geochemistry and hydrology of surface and ground water systems; glacial history of the Puget lowland, Washington; Rates, mechanisms, and effects of surficial processes, particularly the chemistry of weathering and effects of acid deposition on that chemistry; soil-chemical characteristics; Quaternary stratigraphy and chronology of the Espanola basin, New Mexico
CZO Research Groups
Anthropocene Landscape Change and the Legacy of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Mining in the Fourmile Catchment, Colorado Front Range. Dethier, D. P., Ouimet, W. B., Murphy, S. F., Kotikian, M., Wicherski, W., & Samuels, R. M. (2018): Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 1-21
Erosion and channel changes due to extreme flooding in the Fourmile Creek catchment, Colorado . Wicherski, W, Dethier, DP, and Ouimet, WB (2018): Geomorphology 294: 87-98
Meteoric 10Be, clay, and extractable iron depth profiles in the Colorado Front Range: Implications for understanding soil mixing and erosion. Wyshnytzky, C., Ouimet WB, McCarthy, J, Dethier, DP, Shroba, RR, Bierman, PR, and Rood, DH (2015): Catena 127: 32-45
Spatial and temporal variations in meteoric 10Be inventories and long-term deposition rates, Colorado Front Range. Wyshnytzky, C., Ouimet WB, McCarthy, J, Dethier, DP, Shroba, RR, Bierman, PR, and Rood, DH (2015): Quaternary Science Reviews
Critical zone evolution: Climate and exhumation in the Colorado Front Range. Anderson, S.P., Anderson, R.S., Tucker, G.E., and Dethier, D.P. (2013): In Abbot, L.D. and Hancock, G.S., eds., Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years of GSA Discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region: Geological Society of America, Field Guide 33, p. 1-18
Changing mountain permafrost from the 1970s to today - comparing two examples from Niwot Ridge, Colorado Front Range, USA. Leopold, M., Volkel, J., Dethier, D. P., and Williams, M.W. (2013): Zeitschrift for Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issue
Subsurface architecture of the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory from electrical resistivity tomography. Leopold, M., Völkel, J., Huber, J., and Dethier, D. (2013): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38, 1417–1431
Using the accumulation of CBD-extractable iron and clay content to estimate soil age on stable surfaces and nearby slopes, Front Range, Colorado. Dethier, D. P., Birkeland, P.W., and McCarthy, J. A. (2012): Geomorphology 173-174: 17-29
Mineralogic and Geochemical Changes from Alteration of Granitic Rocks, Boulder Creek Catchment, Colorado. Dethier, D.P. and Bove, D.J. (2011): Vadose Zone Journal 10: 858-866
Internal Structure of the Green Lake 5 Rock Glacier, Colorado Front Range, USA: . Leopold, M, Williams, M., Caine, N., Voelkel, J., and Dethier D. (2011): Permafrost and Periglac. Process. 22/2:107-119
Characteristics of a palaeosol and its implications for the Critical Zone development, Rocky Mountain Front Range of Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Voelkel, J., Dethier, D., Huber, J. & Steffems, M. (2011): Applied Geochemistry 26(S1): S72-S75.
Mountain Permafrost - a valid archive to study climate change? Examples from the Rocky Mountains Front Range of Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Voelkel, J., Dethier, D., Williams, M., and Caine, N. (2010): Nova acta Leopoldina, v. 112: 281-289.k
Combining sediment analysis and seismic refraction to describe the structure, thickness and distribution of periglacial slope deposits at Niwot Ridge, Rocky Mountains Front Range, Colorado, USA. Leopold, M., Dethier, D., Voelkel, J and Raab, T. (2008): Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 52: 77-94.
Using geophysical methods to study the shallow subsurface of a sensitive alpine environment, Niwot Ridge, Colorado Front Range, USA:. Leopold, M., Dethier, D., Voelkel, J., Raab, T., Corson-Rickert, T., and Caine, N. (2008): Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40(3): 519-530.
Geomorphic inferences from regolith thickness, chemical denudation and CRN erosion rates near the glacial limit, Boulder Creek catchment and vicinity, Colorado. Dethier DP, Lazarus ED (2006): Geomorphology 75: 384-399.
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Models of 10Be on hillslopes require acknowledgement of transport within the mobile regolith
Cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations in hillslopes evolve by production, decay, and lateral transport of nuclides in regolith.