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McCormick, K. A. and B. D. Marsh, 2007, Silicic Magmas on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile: Products of a Multistage Differentiation Process. (in revision).

Hersum, T.G. and B.D. Marsh, 2007, Igneous Texture: On the Kinetics behind the Words. Elements, (submitted).

Marsh, B.D., 2007, Crystallization of Silicate Magmas Deciphered Using Crystal Size Distributions. Jour. Amer. Ceramic Soc., v.90, Issue 3, p. 746-757.

Marsh, B.D., 2006, Dynamics of Magma Chambers. Elements, v. 2, p. 287-292.

Sen, G.,  M. Borges, and B.D. Marsh, 2006, A case for Short Duration Deccan Trap Eruption. EOS, Trans. American Geophysical Union, v. 87, n. 20, p. 197, 200.

Hersum, T. and Marsh, B., 2006, Igneous microstructures from kinetic models of crystallization. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 154, p. 34-47.

Hersum, T., Hilpert, M., and Marsh, B., 2005, Permeability and melt flow in simulated and natural partially molten basaltic magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v.237, p. 798-814.

Zieg, M.J. and B.D. Marsh, 2005, The Sudbury Igneous Complex: Viscous Emulsion Differentiation of a Superheated Impact Melt Sheet. Geological Society America Bulletin, v. 117, p. 1427-1450.

Coleman, N.M., Abramson, L.R., Marsh, B.D., 2004, Testing Claims about Volcanic Disruption of a Potential Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 23, p. 567-572.

Olsen, S. N., B.D. Marsh, and L. Baumgartner, 2004, Modeling mid-crustal migmatite terrains as feeder zones for granite plutons: The competing dynamics of melt transfer by bulk versus porous flow. Trans. Roy. Soc. Scotland, v. 95, p 49-58.

Marsh, B.D., 2004, A Magmatic Mush Column Rosetta Stone: The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, v 85, no 47,23 p. 497-502.

Marsh, B.D., 2003, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (book review). EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, November 14.

Myers, J. D., B. D. Marsh, C.D. Frost, and J. A. Linton, 2002, Petrologic Constraints on the Spatial Distribution of Crystal Magma Chamber, Atka, Volcanic Center, Central Aleutian Arc. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 143,567-586.

Marsh, B. D., 2002, On Bimodal Differentiation by Solidification Front Instability in Basaltic Magmas, I: Basic Mechanics, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v66, 2211-2229.

Marsh, B. D. and M. D. Higgins, 2002, Inherited Correlation in Crystal Size Distribution: Comment. Geology, v. 30, p.284-286.

Zieg, M. J. and B. D. Marsh, 2002, Crystal Size Distributions and Scaling Laws in the Quantification of Igneous Textures. J. Petrology v 43, 85-101.

Marsh, B. D., 2000, Magma Chambers. Encyclopedia of Volcanoes. Academic Press, 191-206.

Marsh, B. D., 1999, Santorini and Its Eruptions, by F. A. Fouque, trans. by A. R. McBirney. (book review),  Earth Science History, v.18, no. 2, 354-355.

Marsh, B. D. and M. J. Zieg, 1999, Solidification fronts of the Sudbury melt sheet. Geological Assoc. Canada and Mineral. Assoc. Canada, Field Trip Guidebook B9, 34p.

Hort, M., B.D. Marsh, R.G. Resmini and M.K. Smith, 1999.  Convection and crystallization in a liquid cooled from above:  An experimental and theoretical study, J. Petrology, v 40, 1271-1300.

Gunnarsson, B., B. D. Marsh, and H.P. Taylor,Jr. 1998.  Geology and petrology of postglacial silicic lavas from the SW part of the Torfajokull central volcano, Iceland.  J. Volcanology and Geotherm. Res. 83, 1-45.

Marsh, B.D., 1998.  On the interpretation of Crystal Size Distributions in Magmatic Systems.  J. Petrol., v. 39, 553-599.

Marsh, B.D. and J. R. Philipp, 1996.  3-D Magmatic Filling of Basement Sill Revealed by Unusual Crystal Concentrations.  Antarctic Journal of the United States, (in press).

Marsh, B.D., 1996.  Solidification fronts and magmatic evolution,  Mineralogical Magazine, v. 60, 5-40.

Heyn, J., Marsh, B.D., and Wheelock, M.M., 1995. Crystal size and cooling time in the Peneplain sill, Dry Valley Region. Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 30, 50-51.

Resmini, R.G. and B.D. Marsh, 1995.  Crystal Size Distributions (CSDs) of plagioclase in the mafic lavas at Dome Mountain, Nevada:  Implications for steady-state volcanism, paleoeffusion rates and an estimation of magmatic system volume, Jour. Volcan. Geotherm. Res.,v. 68, 273-296.

Fournelle, J.H., B.D. Marsh and J.D. Myers, 1994.  Age, character, and significance of Aleutian arc volcanism.  In The Geology of Alaska, Plafker, G and Berg, H.C. (eds), Boulder, Colorado, The Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, v. G-1.

Marsh B. D. and Wheelock M. M., 1994.  The vertical variation of composition in the Peneplain sill and Basement sills of the Dry Valleys:  The Null Hypthesis, Antarctic Journal of the United States , v. 29, no. 5, pp. 25-26.

Wheelock, M.M. and B.D. Marsh, 1993.  Bimodal differentiation:  Silicic segregations in the Ferrar Dolerites, Antarctic Journal of the United States, v. 28., no. 5, 19-21.

Marsh, B. D., 1993.  Memorial to Walter M. Elsasser 1904-1991, Geological Society of America Memorials, v. 24, pp. 181-186.

Mangan, M.T., B.D. Marsh, A.J. Froelich, and D. Gottfried, 1993.  Emplacement and differentiation of the York Haven diabase sheet, Pennsylvania.  J. Petrology, v. 34, p. 1271-1302.

Hort, M., B.D. Marsh and T. Spohn, 1993.  Igneous layering through oscillatory nucleation and crystal settling in well-mixed magmas.  Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v. 114, p. 425-440..

Murphy, M. T. and B. D. Marsh.  1993.  Textures and magmatic evolution of intermediate-composition dome complexes:  Evidence from the northern Tatoosh Complex, southern Washington Cascades.  J. Volcan. Geotherm. Res., v. 54, p. 197-220.

Marsh, B.D., 1992.  Enclaves and Granite Petrology:  (book review); Lithos, v. 29, p. 158-159.

Mangan, M. and B. D. Marsh. 1992.  Solidification front fractionation in phenocryst-free sheet-like magma bodies.  J. Geology, v. 100, p. 605-620.

Marsh, B.D. and R. G. Resmini.  1992.  Longevity of magma in the near subsurface:  A study using crystal sizes in lavas.  In:  Proceedings of the Third International Conference on High Level Radioactive Waste Management, v. 2, p. 2025-2032.

Marsh, B.D. 1992.  Magmatic processes in sills.  In  Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, Academic Press, Inc., vol. 3, p. 19-30.

Marsh, B.D.  1991.  Reply to comments "On Convective style and vigor in sheet-like magma chambers". Jour. Petrology, v. 32, no. 4, p. 855-860.

Marsh, B.D., B. Gunnarsson, R. Congdon and R. Carmody. 1991.  Hawaiian basalt and Icelandic rhyolite:  Indicators of fundamental igneous processes.  Geologische Rundschau , v. 80, p. 481-510.

Marsh, B.D., 1991.  Citation:  McBirney Honored with Bowen Award.  EOS, Transactions, v. 72, no. 14, p. 161. 

Fournelle, J. and B. Marsh.  1991.  Shishaldin Volcano:  Aleutian high-alumina basalts and the question of plagioclase accumulation. Geology, v. 19, p. 234-237.

Marsh, B.D. 1990.  Amak, Aleutian Islands, Alaska; Atka, Central Aleutian Islands; Buldir, Western Aleutian Islands; Gareloi, Western Aleutian Islands; Moffett and Adagdak, Central Aleutian Islands; and Tanaga, Central Aleutian Islands. In Volcanoes of North America United States and Canada, Wood, C.A. and Kienle, J. (eds), Cambridge University Press, 354 pp.

Brandeis, G. and B. D. Marsh. 1990.  Transient magmatic convection prolonged by solidification.  Geophysical Res. Letters, v. 17, no. 8, p. 1125-1128.

Marsh, B.D.  1990.  Reply to comments on Crystal capture, sorting, and retention in convecting magma.  Geological Soc. America Bulletin, v. 102, no. 6, p. 849-850.

Marsh, B.D. 1990. Igneous processes in sills.  Proceedings of Pacific Rim 90 Congress, v. II, p. 83-91.

Marsh, B.D., J. Fournelle, J.D. Myers, I-Ming Chou. 1990. On plagioclase thermometry in island-arc rocks:  experiments and theory.  Geochemical Soc. Amer. Spec. Pub. 2, p. 65-83.

Tsvetkov, A.A. and B. D. Marsh. 1990. Island arc volcanism:  tectonic position, conditions of manifestation and compositional variations.  (in Russian), Isvestiya AN SSSR, Seiya Geologicheskaya, no. 2, p. 3-15.

Marsh, B.D.  1989.  On convective style and vigor in sheet-like magma chambers.  Jour. Petrology, v. 30, part 3, pp. 479-530.

Brandeis, G. and B. D.Marsh.  1989.  The convective liquidus in a solidifying magma chamber:  a fluid dynamic investigation.  Nature, vol. 339, p. 613-616.

Marsh, B.D.  1989.  Magma Chambers.  Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sciences, vol 17, p. 439-474.

Marsh, B.D. 1989. Magma Physics, in, James, D. (ed.), Encycl. of Solid Earth Geophysics, Van Nostrand and Reinhold Co., p. 676-688.

Marsh, B.D.  1988.  Crystal capture, sorting, and retention in convecting magma.  Geological Society of Amer. Bulletin, vol. 100, p. 1720-1737.

Cashman, K.V. and B.D. Marsh.  1988.  Crystal size distribution (CSD) in rocks and the kinetics and dynamics of crystallization II:  Makaopuhi lava lake.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 99, p. 292-305.

Marsh, B.D.  1988.  Crystal size distribution (CSD) in rocks and the kinetics and dynamics of crystallization I.  Theory.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 99, p. 277-291.

Marsh, B.D.  1988.  Origins of Igneous Layering (book review):  EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union, vol. 69, no. 37, Sept. 13, 1988.

Marsh, B.D.  1988.  Causes of magmatic diversity.  Nature, vol. 333, p. 397.

Marsh, W.M. and B.D. Marsh.  1987.  Wind erosion and sand dune formation on high Lake Superior bluffs.  Geografiska Annaler, vol. 69, Ser. A., p. 379-391.

Marsh, B.D.  1987.  Magmatic Processes.  Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 25, 5, p. 1043-1053.

Marsh, B.D.  1987.  Petrology and evolution of the N.E. Pacific including the Aleutians.  Pacific Rim Congress 87, p. 309-315.

Myers, J.D. and B.D. Marsh.  1987.  Aleutian lead isotopic data:  Additional evidence for the evolution of lithospheric plumbing systems.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta,  vol. 51, p. 1833-1842.

Von Drach, V., B.D. Marsh, and G.J. Wasserburg.  1986.  Nd and Sr isotopes in the Aleutians:  multicomponent parenthood of island-arc magmas.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 92, p. 13-34.

Myers, J.D., B.D. Marsh and A.K. Sinha.  1986.  Geochemical and strontium isotopic characteristic of parental Aleutian Arc magmas:  evidence from the basaltic lavas of Atka.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 94, p. 1-11.

Brophy, J.G., and B.D. Marsh.  1986.  On the origin of high-alumina basalts and the mechanics of melt extraction.  Jour. Petrology, vol. 27, 4, p. 763-789.

Marsh, B.D.  1986.  Principles of Igneous Petrology (book review).  Amer. Jour. Sci., vol. 286, 7, p. 590-591.

Marsh, B.D.  1986.  Magmatism at a Plate Edge:  The Peruvian Andes (book review).  Amer. Jour. Sci., vol. 286, 5, p. 431-432. 

Myers, J.D., B.D. Marsh and A.K. Sinha.  1985.  Strontium isotopic and selected trace element variations between two Aleutian volcanic centers (Adak and Atka):  Implications for the development of arc volcanic plumbing systems.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 91, p. 221-234.

Marsh, B.D. and M.R. Maxey.  1985.  On the distribution and separation of crystals in convecting magma.  Jour. Vol. Geothermal Res., vol. 24, p. 95-150.

Marsh, B.D.  1984.   Reply to comment:  On the mechanics of igneous diapirism, stoping, and zone melting.  Amer. Jour. Sci., vol. 284, p. 981-984.

Marsh, B.D.  1984.  Arc Volcanism:  physics and tectonics (book review).  American Scientist, vol. 72, p. 511.

Marsh, B.D.  1984.  On the mechanics of caldera resurgence.  Jour. Geophys. Res., vol. 89, p. 8245-8251.

Marsh, B.D., J.G. Marsh, and R.G. Williamson, 1984.  On gravity from SST, geoid from SEASAT, and plate age and fracture zones in the Pacific.  Jour. of Geophysical Res., vol. 89, p. 6070-6078.

Marsh, B.D.  1984.  Mechanics and Energetics of Magma Formation and Ascension.  In Explosive Volcanism, Inception, Evolution, and Hazards.  J. Boyd (ed.), Nat. Acad. Press, p. 67-83.

Hsui, A.T., B.D. Marsh, and M.N. Toksoz.  1983.  On melting of the subducted oceanic crust:  effects of subduction induced mantle flow.  Tectonophysics, vol. 99, p. 207-220.

Marsh, B.D.  1982.  Physics of magmatic processes (book review).  The Journal of Geology, vol. 90, no. 3, p. 345.

Marsh, B.D.  1982.  On the Mechanics of Igneous Diapirism, Stoping, and Zone Melting.  Amer. Jour. Science, vol. 282, p. 808-855.

Marsh, B.D.  1982.  The Aleutians.  In Andesites:  Orogenic Andesites and Related Rocks.  R. Thorpe (ed.), John Willey and Sons, p. 99-114.

Regan, R.D. and B.D. Marsh.  1981.  The Bangui magnetic anomaly:  its geologic origin.  Jour. Geophys. Res., vol. 87, no. B2, p. 1107-1120.

Marsh, B.D. and S. Morris.  1981.  Comment on "rise of deep diapirs."  Geology, Dec., p. 559-561.

Marsh, B.D.  1981.  Physics of magmatic processes (book review).  Amer. Sci., vol. 69, p. 970.

Marsh, B.D.  1981.  "Flinn's Feature Fuels Forum."  EOS. Transaction American Geophysical Union, vol. 62, no.29.

Myers, J.D. and B.D. Marsh.  1981.  Geology and Petrogenesis of the Edgecumbe Volcanic Field, SE Alaska:  The Interaction of Basalt and Sialic Crust.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 77, p. 272-287.

Marsh, B.D.  1981.  On the crystallinity, probability of occurrence, and rheology of lava and magma.  Contrib. Min. Pet., vol. 78, p. 85-98.

Marsh, B.D.  1980.  Howel Williams, 1898-1980.  Volcano News, no. 5, p. 6.

Marsh, J.G., B.D. Marsh, R.G. Williamson, and W.T. Wells.  1980.  The Gravity Field in the Central Pacific from Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking.  Jour. Geophys. Res., vol. 86, p. 3979-3997.

Marsh, J.G., B.D. Marsh, T.D. Conrad, W.T. Wells, and R.G. Williamson.  1979.  Gravity Anomalies Near the East Pacific Rise with Wavelengths Shorter than 3300 km Recovered from GEOS-3/ATS-6 Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data.  In The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy and Geodynamics.  Vol. II, G. Veis and E. Livieratos (eds.) Athens, Greece, p. 296-342.

Marsh, B.D. and R. E. Leitz.  1979.  Geology of Amak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.  Jour. Geology, vol. 87, p. 715-723

Marsh, B.D.  1979.  Island Arc Development:  Some Observations, Experiments and Speculations.  Jour. Geology, vol. 87, p. 687-713.

Marsh, B.D.  1979.  Island Arc Volcanism.  Amer. Scientist, vol. 67, p. 161-172.

Elsasser, W.M., P. Olson and B.D. Marsh.  1979.  The depth of mantle convection.  Jour. Geophys. Research, 84, p. 147-154.

Marsh, B.D. and J.G. Marsh.  1978.  Reply (Gravity of the Pacific).  Jour. Geophys. Research, vol. 83, no. B7, p. 3555-3558.

Marsh, B.D. and L.H. Kantha.  1978.  On the heat and mass transfer from an ascending magma.  Earth  Planet. Sci. Letters, vol. 39, p. 435-443.

Marsh, B.D.  1978.  On the cooling of ascending andesitic magma.  Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London, vol. 288 A, p. 611-626.

Marsh, B.D. and J.G. Marsh.  1976.  On global gravity anomalies and two-scale mantle convection.  Jour. Geophys. Research, vol. 81, p. 5267-5280.

Marsh, B.D.  1976.  Mechanics of Benioff Zone Magmatism. Amer. Geophys. Union Monograph, no. 19, p. 237-250.

Marsh, B.D., J. Dozier and W.M. Marsh.  1976.  Ice Cusp Formation on Lake Superior Icefoots.  Rev. Geogr. Montr., vol. XXX, nos. 1-2, p. 161-169.

Marsh, B.D.  1976.  Some Aleutian andesites:  their nature and source.  Jour. of Geology, vol. 84, p. 27-45.

Marsh, B.D.  1975.  Plume Spacing and Source.  Nature, vol. 256, no. 5514, p. 240.

Marsh, B.D. and I.S.E. Carmichael.  1974.  Benioff Zone Magmatism.  Jour. Geophys. Research, vol. 79, no. 8, 1196-1206.

Marsh, B.D.  1973.  Atxax matal txin agunaa (in Aleut), State of Alaska, pub., 10 p.

Marsh, W.M., B.D. Marsh and J. Dozier.  1973.  Formation, Structure and Geomorphic Influence of Lake Superior Icefoots.  Amer. Jour. Sci., vol. 273, 48-64.

Marsh, B.D.  1971.  Recon. Geology of Isla Mejia, Gulf of California, Mexico.  Part II - Magnetic Survey, Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, vol. IX, 181-187.

Handverger, P.A. and B.D. Marsh.  1971.  Recon. Geology of Isla Mejia, Gulf of California, Mexico.  Part I - Geology, Ariz. Geol. Soc. Digest, vol. IX, 171-179.