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SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS

Publications

10 books, ~150 journal publications
Presented 31 research papers at international meetings in 13 countries outside the US

Current Research Activities

  • Cause of global climate changes, global warming and cooling
  • Cause of abrupt global climate changes at the end of the last Ice Age.
  • Relationship of 25-30 year glacial, and ocean warming and cooling cycles to solar variation and global warming and cooling
  • Relationship of atmospheric cosmogenic isotope (10Be, 14C) production rates to global climate change
  • 14C, and cosmogenic 10Be isotope dating of glacial deposits in the Puget Lowland, Cascade Range, Sawtooth Range, New Zealand Alps, Argentine Andes, and Columbia Plateau
  • Correlation of Quaternary interhemispheric climate changes
  • Measurement of radiocarbon marine reservoir values
  • Holocene glaciation of the Cascade Range
  • Holocene climate changes—The Little Ice Age
  • Tephra and lahar chronology of Mt. Baker
  • Interpretation of LIDAR imagery of glacial topography in western Washington
  • Use of shorelines to determine isostatic uplift rates in the Puget Lowland
  • Cause of debris torrents

Offices in Professional Societies

International

  • Director of field excursions for the 2003 International Quaternary Congress.
  • Associate Editor, GEOMORPHOLOGY (International Journal)
  • U.S. representative to UNESCO International Geological Correlation Project, Glaciations in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Member of International Geological Correlation Project, UNESCO
  • Member of International Quaternary Association
  • Member, Commission on Quaternary Stratigraphy of North America
  • Founding member of American Quaternary Association

National

  • Associate Editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin .
  • Received national award for "Distinguished service to the Quaternary Geology and
  • Elected national chairman of Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America
  • Elected national 1st-vice-chairman of Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America
  • Elected national 2nd-vice-chairman of Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology
    Division, Geological Society of America
  • Elected national secretary of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America, 6 times (12 years)
  • Chairman of the Geological Society of America national meeting in Seattle
  • National Chairman of the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Panel to select the Kirk Bryan Award for the best paper in geomorphology
  • Member of national Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Management Board
  • Member of national Geological Society of American Committee on Grants and Awards
  • National council member, American Quaternary Research Association.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Geological Society of America (Fellow)
  • Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division (past president)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • International Quaternary Assoc.
  • American Quaternary Assoc.

Research Grants and Awards

  • 8 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Research Grants
  • 3 Department of Interior Research Grants
  • U.S. Geological Survey Research Grant
  • Council on Governments Research Grant

Papers Presented at International Meetings

  • International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway
  • International Quaternary Assoc. Congress, Reno, Nevada
  • Geological Society of America, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Geological Society of America, Toronto, Ont.
  • International Quaternary Assoc. Congress, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Geological Society of America, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Geological Society of America, Toronto, Ont.
  • International Quaternary Assoc. Congress, Ottawa, Ontario
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Paris, France
  • International Quaternary Assoc. Congress, Moscow, USSR
  • International Quaternary Assoc. Congress Field Conference, Leningrad, USSR
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Kyoto, Japan
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Kiel, West Germany
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
  • International Quaternary Association Commission, Zurich, Switzerland
  • International Quaternary Congress, Birmington, England
  • International Quaternary Association Commission, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Stuttgart, Germany
  • International Quaternary Association Commission, Stockholm, Sweden
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Grenoble, France
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Salzburg, Austria
  • International Quaternary Congress, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • International Geological Correlation Program (UNESCO), Koln, Germany
  • International Geological Congress, Montreal, Canada
  • International Quaternary Congress, Paris, France
  • Geological Society of America, Mexico City, Mexico
  • International Geological Congress, Prague, Czechoslovakia

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Geological Books
by Don J. Easterbrook

Evidence-Based Climate Science: Data opposing CO2 emissions as the primary source of global warming
by Don J. Easterbrook

Evidence-based Climate Science graphic Authored by eight of the world’s leading climate scientists, this book features an unbiased, evidence-based analysis of the scientific data concerning climate change and global warming, as well as extensive analysis of the physics of CO2 as a greenhouse gas and its role in global warming. Adaptation strategies are presented as alternative reactions to greenhouse gas emission reductions.

A Walk Through Geologic Time From Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay
by Don J. Easterbrook

A walk through geologic time from Mt Baker to Bellingham Bay book graphic

This is the story of the geologic history of western Whatcom County from the North Cascades to the sea. The book traces the geologic sculpting and evolution of the landscape from the oldest rocks through the Ice Ages, to presently-forming features. Included are the geology of most of the peaks in the North Cascades of western Whatcom County, the history of Ice Age continental glaciers more than a mile thick, marine submergences of the lowland, the history of gold and coal mining in the area, the volcanic and glacial history of Mt. Baker, and much more. Illustrated with 300 photos and figures of geologic features, fossils, and landforms.