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Department of Geology
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610) 526-7392
Fax: (610) 526-5086

Donald Charles Barber

Department of Geology,
   ph. 610-526-5110
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

PUBLICATIONS (page numbers link to online abstracts)

Magee, P., H.-P. Uerpmann, M. Uerpmann, S.A. Jasim, M. Handel, D.C. Barber, C. Fritz and E. Hammer, 2009. Multidisciplinary research on the past human ecology of the east Arabian coast: excavations at Hamriya and Tel Abraq (Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates). Arabian Archaeology & Epigraphy 20, 18-29.

Alley, R.B., J.T. Andrews, D.C. Barber, P.U. Clark, Why an ice shelf for Heinrich events? Comment on “Catastrophic ice shelf breakup as the source of Heinrich event icebergs” by C.L. Hulbe et al. Paleoceanography 20, PA1009, doi: 10.1029/2004PA001086

Kelley, J.T., D.C. Barber, D.F. Belknap, D.M. FitzGerald, S. van Heteren, S.M. Dickson, 2005. Sand budgets at geological, historical and contemporary time scales for a developed beach system, Saco Bay, Maine, USA. Marine Geology 214, 117-142.

Magee, P., D.C. Barber, M. Sobur, S. Jasim, 2005. Sourcing Iron Age softstone artifacts in south eastern Arabia: Results from a programme of analysis using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry/optical emission spectrometry (ICP-MS/OES). Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 16, 129-143.

Benson, L.V, D.C. Barber J.T. Andrews, H. Taylor, R. Theriault, P. Lamothe, 2003. Rare-earth elements and Nd and Pb isotopes as source indicators for Labrador Sea clay-size sediments during Heinrich event 2. Quaternary Science Reviews 22, 881-889.

Farmer, G.L., D.C. Barber, J.T. Andrews, 2003. Nd, Sr and Pb isotopic compositions of late Quaternary ice proximal sediments in the northern North Atlantic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 209, 227-243.

Kelley, J.T., S.M. Dickson, D.F. Belknap, W.A. Barnhardt and D.C. Barber,  2003. Distribution and volume of sand bodies on the rocky, glaciated inner continental shelf of the northwestern Gulf of Maine. Journal of Coastal Research 19, 41-56.

Andrews, J.T. and D.C. Barber,  2002. Dansgaard-Oeschger events: Is there a signal off the Hudson Strait ice stream? Quaternary Science Reviews  21, 443-454

Hemming, S.R., C.M. Hall, P.E. Biscaye, S.M. Higgins, B.D. Turrin, J.F. McManus, D.C. Barber, J.T. Andrews, W.S. Broecker, 2002. 40Ar /39Ar step-heating spectra and 40Ar* concentrations of fine-grained sediment in North Atlantic Heinrich layers. Chemical Geology, 182, 583-603.

Barber, D.C.
, A. Dyke, C. Hillaire-Marcel, A.E. Jennings, J.T. Andrews, M.W. Kerwin, G. Bilodeau, R. McNeely, J. Southon, M.D. Morehead, J.-M. Gagnon,  1999. Forcing of the cold event 8200 years ago by outburst drainage of Laurentide lakes.  Nature , 400, 344-348.

Andrews, J.T., D.C. Barber, A.E. Jennings,  1999. Errors in generating time-series and in dating events at Late Quaternary millennial (radiocarbon) timescales: Examples from Baffin Bay, NW Labrador Sea and East Greenland. in: Clark, P.U., R. Webb and L. Keigwin, (eds.), Mechanisms of Global Climate Change at Millennial Time Scales. Amer. Geophys. Union Monograph  112, 23-33.

Andrews, J.T., M.E. Kirby, A. Aksu, D.C. Barber, D. Meese, 1998. Late Quaternary detrital carbonate events in Baffin Bay (67 - 74 N):  Do they correlate with and contribute to Heinrich events in the North Atlantic?  Quaternary Science Reviews, 17, 1125-1137.

Andrews, J.T., M.E. Kirby, A.E. Jennings, D.C. Barber, 1998. Late Quaternary stratigraphy, chronology, and depositional processes on the slope of S.E. Baffin Island: Implications of Detrital Carbonate and Heinrich events for onshore glacial history. Geographie physique et Quaternaire, 52, 91-105.

van Heteren, S., D.M. FitzGerald, D.C. Barber, J.T. Kelley, D.F. Belknap, 1996. Volumetric analysis of a New England barrier system using ground-penetrating radar and coring techniques. Journal of Geology, 104, p. 471-483.


2005 Ocean circulation and the (un)likelihood of an ice age coming “The Day After Tomorrow.” Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Roxborough, PA.
2003 An update on outburst floods from glacial lake Agassiz and climate dynamics during the cold event 8200 years ago. Geological Sciences Dept., University of Maine, Orono.
2002 What makes Heinrich maneuver?  Recent progress and still unanswered questions on North Atlantic iceberg discharges and climate change.  Dept of Geological Sciences, Rutgers University,New Brunswick, NJ.
2001 Influence of grazing on barrier island vegetation and geomorphology, coastal North Carolina.  Geological Society of America Annual Mtg., Boston.; read abstract, or download presentation as .pdf (2 Mb file!)
2001 Sr, Nd and Pb isotopic signatures of sediment from major ice discharge routes of eastern Canada.  NOAA-sponsored Heinrich events mini-conference, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY.
1999 Revised chronology for Hudson Bay deglaciation based on newly constrained local 14C reservoir effects. Earth and Ocean Sciences, Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver.
1999 Did a breakaway meltwater event induce a shutdown of the conveyor 8200 years ago?  Workshop on Late Quaternary history of the global thermohaline circulation, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY.
1998 Constraints on NE Laurentide ice stream dynamics from sediment provenance studies in Hudson Strait and NW Labrador Sea.Geological Society of America Annual Mtg., Toronto; abstract.