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Published Papers 

42. Steelquist, A. T., Seixas, G. B., Gillam, M. L., Saha, S., Moon, S., and Hilley, G. E., 2024. The impact of bedrock meander cutoffs on 50 ka-year-scale incision rates, San Juan River, Utah, EGUsphere,

41. Neely*, A.B., S. Moon, R.A. DiBiase, L.S. Sklar & M.O. Argueta*, 2024. The grain size of sediments delivered to steep debris-flow prone channels prior to and following wildfireEarth Surface Processes and Landforms124.

40. Argueta*, M. O., S. Moon, K. Blisniuk, N. D. Brown, L. B. Corbett, P. R. Bierman and S. R. Zimmerman, 2023. Examining the influence of disequilibrium landscape on millennial-scale erosion rates in the San Bernardino Mountains, California, USA. GSA Bulletin.

39. Youssef#, K., K. Shao#*,  S. Moon, L. Bouchard, 2023. Landslide susceptibility modeling by interpretable neural network. Communications Earth & Environment, 4 (162). (#equal contribution)

38. Lewis-Merrill*, R. A., S. Moon, J. L. Mitchell, and J. M. Lora, 2022. Assessing Environmental Factors of Alluvial Fan Formation on Titan. The Planetary Science Journal,  3(9), p. 223.

37. Yi, E. S., K. J. Kim, C. Wöhler, A. A. Berezhnoy, Y. H. Kim, and S. Moon, 2022. Petrological and Mineralogical Characteristics of Exposed Materials on the Floors of the Lavoisier and Surrounding Craters. Remote Sensing, 14(17), 4313.

36. Nizam, N., C. Divola, M. Day, A. Yin, and S. Moon, 2022. Development of Chaos Terrain as Subaqueous Slide Blocks in Galilaei Crater, Mars. Remote Sensing, 14(9), p.1998. (#equal contribution)

35. Li*, S. Moon, and J. Higa*, 2022, Residence time of excess topography in an active mountain range, Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL097319.

34. Higa*#, J. T., N. D. Brown*#, S. Moon, J. M. Stock, L. Sabbeth, S. E.K. Bennett, A. Martín-Barajas, M. O. Argueta*, 2022Microcontinent breakup and links to possible plate boundary reorganization in the northern Gulf of California, MéxicoTectonics41, e2021TC006933. (#equal contribution)

33. Brecheisen, D. Richter, S. Moon, and P. Halpin, 2021. Quantitative analysis of hillshed geomorphology and critical zone function: Raising the hillshed to watershed status. GSA Bulletin.

32. Pierce, I., S. G. Wesnousky, S. Saha, S. Moon, 2022. Testing the Synchronicity of Splay‐Fault Ruptures in Carson Valley, Nevada, United States. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

31. Wang, W.Nyblade, A.Mount, G.Moon, S.Chen, P.Accardo, N., et al. 20213D seismic anatomy of a watershed reveals climate-topography coupling that drives water flowpaths and bedrock weatheringJournal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface126, e2021JF006281.

30. J. Eppinger, J.L. Hayes, B.J. Carr, S. Moon, C. Cosans, W.S. Holbrook, C.J. Harman, S.M. Putnam, Z. T. Plante* 2021. Quantifying Depth-Dependent Seismic Anisotropy in the Critical Zone Enhanced by the Weathering of a Piedmont Schist, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126, e2021JF006289.

29. Goehring, B. MBrown*, N.Moon, S., & Blisniuk, K. 2021The transport history of alluvial fan sediment inferred from multiple geochronometersJournal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface126, e2021JF006096.

28. Ma, L.Oakley, D.Nyblade, A.Moon, S.Accardo, N.Wang, W., et al. 2021Seismic imaging of a shale landscape under compression shows limited influence of topography-induced fracturingGeophysical Research Letters48, e2021GL093372.

27. Saha, S*.Moon, S.Brown, N. D.Rhodes, E. J.Scharer, K. M.McPhillips, D., et al. 2021Holocene depositional history inferred from single-grain luminescence ages in southern California, North AmericaGeophysical Research Letters48, e2021GL092774.

26. Castillo, B. A., S. F. McGill, K. M. Scharer, D. Yule, D. McPhillips, J. McNeil, S. Saha*, N. D. Brown*, and S. Moon 2021. Prehistoric earthquakes on the Banning strand of the San Andreas fault, North Palm Springs, California. Geosphere.

25. Li*, G. K. and S. Moon, 2021. Topographic stress control on bedrock landslide size, Nature Geoscience

24. Yin, A., Moon, S., Day, M., 2021. Landform evolution of Oudemans crater and its bounding plateau plains on Mars: Geomorphological constraints on the Tharsis ice-cap hypothesis. Icarus, 114332.

23. Moon, S.Paige, D. A.Siegler, M. A., & Russell, P. S. 2021Geomorphic evidence for the presence of ice deposits in the permanently shadowed regions of Scott‐E crater on the MoonGeophysical Research Letters47, e2020GL090780.

22. Kirkpatrick*, H. M., Moon, S., Yin, A., & Harrison, T. M., 2021, Impact of fault damage on eastern Tibet topography. Geology.

21. Moon, S.Perron, J. T.Martel, S. J.Goodfellow, B. W.Mas Ivars, D.Hall, A., et al. 2020Present‐day stress field influences bedrock fracture openness deep into the subsurfaceGeophysical Research Letters47, e2020GL090581.

20. Adrian M., Karin Ebert, Bradley W. Goodfellow, Clas Hättestrand, Jakob Heyman, Maarten Krabbendam, Seulgi Moon, and Arjen P. Stroeven, 2019, Past and future impact of glacial erosion in Forsmark and Uppland. TR-19-07, Swedish Nuclear Fuel And Waste Management Co, Stockholm, Sweden. link

19. Brown*, N.D., Moon, S., 2019. Revisiting erosion rate estimates from luminescence profiles in exposed bedrock surfaces using stochastic erosion simulations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 528, 115842,

18. Lin, J*., S. Moon, A. Yong, L. Meng, and P. Davis, 2019. Length‐Scale‐Dependent Relationships between VS30 and Topographic Slopes in Southern California, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, doi:10.1785/0120190076.

17. Zhang*, X., Xu, Z., Liu, W., Moon, S., Zhao, T., Zhou, X., et al, 2019. Hydro‐geochemical and Sr isotope characteristics of the Yalong River basin, eastern Tibetan Plateau: implications for chemical weathering and controlling factorsGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems20

16. Moon, S., D. J. Merritts, N. P. Snyder, P. Bierman, A. Sanquini, J. C. Fosdick, and G. E. Hilley, 2018. Erosion of coastal drainages in the Mendocino Triple Junction region (MTJ), northern California, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 502, 156-165,

15. Flinchum, B. A., Steven Holbrook, W., Rempe, D., Moon, S., Riebe, C. S., Carr, B. J., et al. 2018Critical zone structure under a granite ridge inferred from drilling and three‐dimensional seismic refraction dataJournal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface123, 1317–1343.

14. Faulk, S.P.*, Mitchell, J.L., Moon, S., Lora, J.M., 2017. Regional patterns of extreme precipitation on Titan consistent with observed alluvial fan distribution. Nature Geoscience 10, 827. link

13. Ibarra, D.E., Moon, S., Caves, J.K., Chamberlain, C.P., Maher, K., 2017. Concentration–discharge patterns of weathering products from global rivers. Acta Geochimica 36, 405-409. link

12. Moon, S. J. T. Perron, S. Martel, W. S. Holbrook, J. St. Clair, 2017, A model of three-dimensional topographic stresses with implications for bedrock fractures, surface processes and landscape evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JF004155.

11. Ibarra, D., Caves, J., Moon S., Thomas, D., Hartmann, J., Chamberlain C.P., Maher, K., 2016, Differential weathering of basaltic and granitic catchments from concentration-discharge relationships, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.07.006

10. Goodfellow, B. W., G. E. Hilley, S. M. Webb, L. Sklar, S. Moon, and C. A. Olson, 2016, The chemical, mechanical, and hydrological evolution of weathering granitoidJournal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JF003822

9. St. Clair#, J, Moon, S.#, Holbrook, W. S., Perron, J. T., Riebe, C. S., Martel, S., Carr, B., Harman, C., Singha, K., and Richter D., 2015, Topographic stress controls on bedrock weathering revealed by geophysical imaging, Science,  v.350, p. 534-538. link (#equal contribution)

8. Moon, S., Shelef, E., and Hilley, G.E., 2015, Recent topographic evolution and erosion of the deglaciated Washington Cascades inferred from a stochastic landscape evolution model, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 120, p.856-876. doi:10.1002/2014JF003387.

7. Moon, S., Chamberlain, C.P. and Hilley, G.E., 2014, New estimates of silicate weathering rates and their uncertainties in global rivers, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 134, p. 257-274. link

6. Moon, S., Chamberlain, C.P., Blisniuk, K., Levine, N., Rood, D.H., and Hilley, G.E., 2011, Climatic control of denudation in the deglaciated landscape of the Washington Cascades: Nature Geoscience, v. 4, p. 469–473. link

5. Hilley, G.E., Chamberlain, C.P., Moon, S., Porder, S., and Willett, S.D., 2010, Competition between erosion and reaction kinetics in controlling silicate-weathering rates: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 293, p. 191-199. link

4. Moon, S., Huh, Y., and Zaitsev, A., 2009, Hydrochemistry of the Amur River: Weathering in a Northern Temperate Basin: Aquatic Geochemistry, v. 15, p. 497-527. link

3. Borges, J.B., Huh, Y., Moon, S., and Noh, H., 2008, Provenance and weathering control on river bed sediments of the eastern Tibetan Plateau and the Russian Far East: Chemical Geology, v. 254, p. 52-72.

2. Yoon, J., Huh, Y., Lee, I., Moon, S., Noh, H., and Qin, J., 2008, Weathering Processes in the Min Jiang: Major Elements, 87Sr/86Sr, δ34SSO4, and δ18OSO4: Aquatic Geochemistry, v. 14, p. 147-170.

1. Moon, S., Huh, Y., Qin, J., and van Pho, N., 2007, Chemical weathering in the Hong (Red) River basin: Rates of silicate weathering and their controlling factors: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 71, p. 1411-1430. link

Papers in review/ revision

N.D. Brown, M.O. Argueta*, S. Moon, E.J. Rhodes, M. Oskin, A. Morelan, Luminescence thermochronology reveals Late Pleistocene slip history of the San Gorgonio (in review, Geology)

T. Plante*, S. Moon, J. C. Fosdick, N. Brown, and G.E. Hilley, Could atmospheric dust deposition be an important contributor to Earth’s riverine silicate weathering discharge? (in revision)