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Hahnenberger, M.and Nicoll, K. 2012 in press (accepted June 8, 2012). Meteorological characteristics of dust storm events in the Eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. Atmospheric Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.029

Nicoll. K. and Küçükuysal, C. 2012 in press. Emerging Multi-Proxy Records of Late Quaternary Paleoclimate Dynamics in Turkey and the surrounding region. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences. doi: 10.3906/ yer-1109-7

Skorko, K., Jewell, P. W. and Nicoll, K. 2012. Fluvial Response to an Historic Low Stand of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37:143-156. doi: 10.1002/esp.2226

Nicoll, K. 2011b. Living on a slippery slope: case studies of geologic hazards from the Wasatch front, Utah. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at

Nicoll, K. 2011a. Geomorphic Setting & Archaeology of the Cunene River, Namibia. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at

Jewell, P. W. and Nicoll, K. 2011. Wind Regimes and Aeolian Transport in the Great Basin, U.S.A. Geomorphology 129: 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.005. Online at doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.005

Chan, M.A., Nicoll, K., Ormö, J., Okubo, C.H.,  and Komatsu, G. 2011. Utah's geologic and geomorphic analogs to Mars--An overview for planetary exploration. In Garry, W.B. and  Bleacher, J.E. (eds.), Analogs for Planetary Exploration: Geological Society of America Special Paper 483. Chapter 21. p. 349-375.  doi:10.1130/2011.2483(22).

Nicoll, K. 2010d. Geomorphic Evolution of the Tigris River, Turkey. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at

Nicoll, K.  and Lundeen, Z.J., 2010.  A Case Study on the Geomorphic Effects of Fire: the 2009 Big Pole Fire, Skull Valley, UT. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key Concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at

Nicoll, K. 2010c. Geomorphic and hazard vulnerability assessment of recent residential developments on landslide-prone terrain: the case of the Traverse Mountains, South Salt Lake Valley, Utah, USA.  Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 3(6): 126-14. Online at:

Ford, R.L., Gillman, S.J., Wilkins, D.E., Clement, W.P., and Nicoll, K. 2010. Geology and Geomorphology of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah. In Anderson, P.B.; Chidsey, T.C. and Sprinkel, D.A. (Eds) Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments, Utah Geological Association Publication 28, 3rd Edition, Bryce Canyon Natural History Association and Utah Geological Association. p. 379-406.

Nicoll, K. 2010b. Geomorphic development and Middle Stone Age archaeology of the Lower Cunene River, Namibia Angola Border. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1419-1431. doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.026

Chan, M.A., Nicoll, K., Ormö, J., Okubo, C.H.,  and Komatsu, G. 2010.  Utah’s geologic and geomorphic terrestrial analogs to              

         Mars: A training ground for future robotic and human missions to Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

         Proceedings Document #  1110 , available online at

Nicoll, K.  2010a.  Landscape development within a young collision zone: implications for the post-Tethyan evolution of the                   

         Upper Tigris River System in SE Turkey.  International Geology Review, v. 52: 4, 404 -422.

         doi 10.1080/00206810902951072. available online at

         >>B&W version of proof 600 kb>> Nicoll_IGR_proof.pdf

Parker, B. J., Foster, C. P., Nicoll, K. Kennedy, J. R., Graham, P., Smith, A., Hopwood, D. E., Hopwood, M., Butler, K.,                                    Healey, E., Uzel, M. B., and Jensen, R.. 2009. The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A                     Preliminary Report from the 2007 and 2008 Field Seasons at Kenan Tepe. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v.XXXV, p. 85-152. doi 10.2143/ANA.35.0.2038073  Link to article available online at >>

Nicoll, K., Chan, M.A., Parker, T.J., Jewell, P.W., Komatsu, G., and Okubo, C.K., 2009.  Bonneville Basin analogues for      large lake processes & chronologies of geomorphic development on Mars.  40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, document # 1962.  Available online at>>

Nicoll, K. 2009. Evidence of Levallois Technique at a Middle Stone Age open air site along the Angola-Namibia border.  Antiquity, v. 83 Issue 319.  Available online at>>

Nicoll, K., 2008. Geomorphic Features in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT. Vignettes - Key Concepts in Geomorphology.  Available online at >>

Nicoll, K., 2008. Geographic Overviews: Africa – Central and Nilotic Sudan” invited chapter in Pearsall, D.  Ed.       Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Academic Press/Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-548030-7. p. 5-9. doi: 10.1016/B978-012373962-9.00216-8.  >>124 kb DL>>Nicoll_2008.pdf

Viles, H.A., Taylor, M.P., Nicoll, K., and Neumann, S.  2007, Facies evidence of hydroclimatic regime shifts in tufa depositional sequences from the arid Naukluft Mountains, Namibia, Sedimentary Geology Volume 195, Issues 1-2, 15 February 2007, Pages 39-53, doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2006.07.007. >>2.8 MB DL>> Naukluft.pdf

Nicoll, K., Demko, T.M., and Marlow, L.M., 2006.  OSL chronologies for Aeolian activity in the context of lake-level fluctuations, drainage reorganization and glacial retreat, North-Central Minnesota, in Wise, R. A. Ed. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1351, Proceedings of the 4th New World Luminescence Dating and Dosimetry Workshop, Denver, Colorado, May 31 - June 2, 2006. >>DL>> PAPER

Demko, T., Nicoll, K., Park, L., Hasiotis, S. And Beer, J., 2005,  Mesozoic Lakes of the Colorado Plateau: GSA Field Trip Guide. Geological Society of America Field Trip Guide 6: p. 329-356. doi: 10.1130/2005.fld006(16). 4 MB DL>> GSA_fld6s.pdf

Matney, T.; Rainville, L.; Demko, T.; Kayser, S.; Köroğlu, K.; McDonald, H.; MacGinnis, J.; Nicoll, K.; Parpola, S.; Reimann, R.; Roaf, M.; Schmidt, P.; and Szuchman, J2005. Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2003 and 2004. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v.XXXI: p. 19-68. >>5.6 MB DL>> Anatol_05.pdf

Bauer, A.; Nicoll, K.; Park, L.; Matney, T.  2004, Archaeological Site Distributions by Geomorphic Setting in the Southern Cuyahoga River Valley, NE Ohio: Observations from a GIS Database.: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, v.19(8), p. 711-729. 460 kb DL>> cuyahoga.pdf

Demko, T.M.; Currie, B.S.; and Nicoll, K.A., 2004, Regional paleoclimatic and stratigraphic implications of paleosols and fluvial-overbank architecture in the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Western Interior, U.S.A.: Sedimentary Geology, v. 167 (3-4), p. 117-137. 2.3 MB DL>>morrison.pdf

Nicoll, K. 2004. Records of Recent Environmental Change and Prehistoric Human Activity in Egypt and Northern Sudan.  Quaternary Science Reviews 23: p.561-580. doi: 10.1016/jquascirev.200310/004>>529 kb DL>> qsr_nicoll_eg_sud.pdf

Matney, T.; MacGinnis, J.; Roaf, M.; McDonald, H.; Nicoll, K.; Rainville, L.; and Smith, M., 2003. Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2002. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v. XXIX: p. 175-203. >>5.5 MB DL>> Anatol_03.pdf

Matney, T.;. Nicoll, K.; and Donkin, A. 2003.  Geophysical subsurface mapping at Ziyaret Tepe and geomorphological survey in the Upper Tigris River Valley (Diyarbakir Province), 2002.  Araştirma Sonuçlari Toplantisi 1.Cılt.  T.C. Kültür ve Turızm Bakanliği, Kültür  Variklari ve Müzeler Genel Müdürlüğü: 21  p. 97-104. DL>> PAPER

Nicoll, K.  2001.  Radiocarbon chronologies for Prehistoric Human Occupation and Hydroclimatic Change, Egypt and Sudan. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 16: p. 47-64. doi: 10.1002/1520-6548(200101)16:1 >>484 kb DL>> available here or geoarch_nicoll_c14_esahara.pdf 

Hawkins, A.L.; Smith, J.R.; Giegengack, R.; McDonald, M.A.; Kleindienst, M.R.; Schwarz, H.P.; Churcher, C.S.; Wiseman, M.F.; Nicoll, K. 2001 New Research on the Prehistory of the Escarpment in Kharga Oasis, Egypt. Nyame Akuma v.55: p. 8-14. >> 212 kb DL>> nyame_akuma_55.pdf

Freeman, A.K.L.; Nicoll, K.; and Holliday, V.T.  2001.  Introduction to Special Issue: Egyptian Geoarchaeology: Dedicated to C. Vance Haynes, Jr. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 16: p. 3-5. >>36 kb DL>> geoarch_nicoll_haynes_vol.pdf

Nicoll, K.; Giegengack, R.; Kleindienst, M.R.; 1999.  Petrogenesis of Artifact-Bearing Fossil-Spring Deposits from Kharga Oasis, Egypt.   Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 14: p. 849-863. >> 360 kb DL>> click here or geoarch_nicoll_tufas.pdf

Haynes, C.V. Jr; Maxwell, T.A.; El Hawary, A.; Nicoll, K.A.; Stokes, S.; 1997.  An Acheulian Site Near Bîr Kiseiba in the Darb el Arba'in Desert, Egypt. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, v.12: p. 819-832. >>336 kb DL>>  click here or geoarch_nicoll_acheulian.pdf

Kleindienst, M. R., Schwarcz, H. P., Nicoll, K., Churcher, C. C., Frizano, J., Giegengack, R. W. and Wiseman, M. F. 1996. Pleistocene geochronology and palaeoclimates at Dakhleh and Kharga Oases, Western Desert, Egypt, based upon uranium-thorium determinations from spring-laid tufasNyame Akuma, 46, 96.

Nicoll, K 1695.  The Lamb and Flag Pub. St Giles Street. Oxford.   >> 44 kb DL>>lamb_flag.jpg.  So what’s a pubs page without one pub?

Bonneville Flood Boulders along the Snake River, ID.  K.Nicoll copyright 2006