The NAU sedimentary research group I lead seeks to better understand tectonic and landscape processes as they are recorded in terrestrial and marine basins. We work at the interface between sedimentary geology, geomorphology, and geochronology. We’re focused on the terrestrial stratigraphy of the North American Cordillera, and the effects of bedrock lithology on modern and ancient sedimentary processes across a variety of environments.
The Sedimentary Research Group at Northern Arizona University is focused on deciphering the modern and ancient sedimentary environments and materials using a broad suite of geochronologic, stratigraphic and provenance approaches.
michael dot e dot smith at nau.edu
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Northern Arizona University
625 Knoles Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4099
Google Scholar Page Leary, R., Umhoefer, P.J., Smith, M.E., Riggs, N.R. (in press) A three-sided orogen: a new tectonic model for Ancestral Rocky Mountain uplift and basin development, Geology. 2016 Mueller, E.M., Smith, M.E., and Pitlick, J., 2016, Lithology-controlled evolution of stream bed sediment and basin-scale sediment…