Positions

Overview

  • My primary fields of study include glacial geology and geomorphology, paleoclimatology, and volcanology. Most of my work places a strong emphasis on geochronology and/or understanding mechanisms of climate change. Past and present research projects generally address problems by integrating field work, laboratory methods, and modeling exercises. The application of cosmogenic isotope surface exposure dating methods figures prominently in many of these projects. My main study sites are located in the western United States (particularly the greater Yellowstone and Grand Teton regions), Iceland, and the Peruvian Andes, but I have also worked on projects in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Gal├ípagos Islands. Timescales of interest generally fall within the Quaternary Period; I am especially interested in glacier fluctuations, climate variability, and volcanic activity during the late Pleistocene and Holocene.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 History and dynamics of the Greater Yellowstone Glacial System during the last two glaciationsQuaternary Science Reviews.  200:1-33. 2018
    2018 Geomorphic expression of rapid Holocene silicic magma reservoir growth beneath Laguna del Maule, Chile.Science Advances.  4:eaat1513. 2018
    2018 Character and origin of De Geer moraines in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, USAJournal of Quaternary Science.  33:225-237. 2018
    2018 Pleistocene glaciation of the Jackson Hole area, WyomingU.S. Geological Survey.  Professional Paper 1835. 2018
    2017 Tropical ocean-atmospheric forcing of Late Glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Cordillera Blanca, PeruGeophysical Research Letters.  44:4176-4185. 2017
    2017 Pleistocene to Holocene Growth of a Large Upper Crustal Rhyolitic Magma Reservoir beneath the Active Laguna del Maule Volcanic Field, Central ChileJournal of Petrology.  58:85-114. 2017
    2015 Late Glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations at Nevado Huaguruncho in the Eastern Cordillera of the Peruvian AndesGeology.  43:747-750. 2015
    2015 Laurentide ice-sheet instability during the last deglaciationNature Geoscience.  8:534-U140. 2015
    2015 Southern Laurentide ice-sheet retreat synchronous with rising boreal summer insolationGeology.  43:23-26. 2015
    2014 Assessing the impact of Laurentide Ice Sheet topography on glacial climateClimate of the Past.  10:487-507. 2014
    2011 A loess-paleosol record of climate and glacial history over the past two glacial-interglacial cycles (similar to 150 ka), southern Jackson Hole, WyomingQuaternary Research.  76:119-141. 2011
    2011 Amino acid racemization in lacustrine ostracodes, part II: Paleothermometry in Pleistocene sediments at Summer Lake, OregonQuaternary Geochronology.  6:174-185. 2011
    2011 Assessing climatic and nonclimatic forcing of Pinedale glaciation and deglaciation in the western United StatesGeology.  39:171-174. 2011
    2010 A reevaluation of in situ cosmogenic He-3 production ratesQuaternary Geochronology.  5:410-418. 2010
    2009 Surface-melt driven Laurentide Ice Sheet retreat during the early HoloceneGeophysical Research Letters.  36. 2009
    2009 Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Peruvian Andes indicate northern climate linkages.Science The Scientific monthly.  325:1677-1679. 2009
    2009 Climatic implications of reconstructed early-mid Pliocene equilibrium-line altitudes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, AntarcticaAnnals of Glaciology.  50:31-36. 2009
    2008 Rapid early Holocene deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheetNature Geoscience.  1:620-624. 2008
    2008 Rapid early Holocene deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheetNature Geoscience.  1:620-624. 2008
    2008 Cosmogenic exposure-age chronologies of Pinedale and Bull Lake glaciations in greater Yellowstone and the Teton Range, USAQuaternary Science Reviews.  27:814-831. 2008
    2008 Cosmogenic Cl-36 production rates from Ca spallation in IcelandEarth and Planetary Science Letters.  267:365-377. 2008
    2007 Glacial and volcanic history of Icelandic table mountains from cosmogenic He-3 exposure agesQuaternary Science Reviews.  26:1529-1546. 2007
    2006 Cosmogenic He-3 production rates from Holocene lava flows in IcelandEarth and Planetary Science Letters.  246:251-264. 2006
    2004 Variable responses of western US glaciers during the last deglaciationGeology.  32:81-84. 2004
    2001 Cosmogenic He-3 and Be-10 chronologies of the late Pinedale northern Yellowstone ice cap, Montana, USAGeology.  29:1095-1098. 2001
    2001 Chronology of latest Pleistocene lake-level fluctuations in the pluvial Lake Chewaucan basin, Oregon, USAJournal of Quaternary Science.  16:545-553. 2001
    2001 Freshwater forcing of abrupt climate change during the last glaciation.Science The Scientific monthly.  293:283-287. 2001
    1999 Calibration of cosmogenic He-3 production rates from Holocene lava flows in Oregon, USA, and effects of the Earth's magnetic fieldEarth and Planetary Science Letters.  172:261-271. 1999
    1999 Freshwater routing by the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the last deglaciation 1999
    1998 Deglaciation of a soft-bedded Laurentide Ice SheetQuaternary Science Reviews.  17:427-448. 1998
    1997 Numerical reconstruction of a soft-bedded laurentide ice sheet during the last glacial maximum: ReplyGeology.  25:380-381. 1997
    1996 Origin of the first global meltwater pulse following the last glacial maximumPaleoceanography.  11:563-577. 1996
    1996 Numerical reconstruction of a soft-bedded laurentide ice sheet during the last glacial maximumGeology.  24:679-682. 1996

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2016 Pinedale glacial history of the upper Arkansas River valley: New moraine chronologies, modeling results, and geologic mapping.  335-353. 2016
    2014 Glacial and Quaternary geology of the northern Yellowstone area, Montana and Wyoming.  189-203. 2014
    2003 Quaternary geology and ecology of the greater Yellowstone area.  313-344. 2003

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2010 Testing forcing mechanisms of deglaciation: Cosmogenic dating of Laurentide Ice Sheet retreat in Wisconsin and surface mass balance modelingGeochmica et Cosmochimica Acta. A1063-A1063. 2010
    2007 Glacial and Coastal Geology of Southeastern New Hampshire 2007
    2005 Calibrating the production rate of cosmogenic Cl-36 from postglacial lava flows in IcelandGeochmica et Cosmochimica Acta. A159-A159. 2005
    2002 Calibration of cosmogenie He-3 production rates from postglacial lava flows in IcelandGeochmica et Cosmochimica Acta. A456-A456. 2002

    Teaching Activities

  • Topics/Iceland Field Trip Taught course 2019
  • Topics/Iceland Field Trip Taught course 2019
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2019
  • Paleoclimatology Taught course 2019
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2018
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2018
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2018
  • Volcanology Taught course 2018
  • Glacial Geology Taught course 2018
  • Glacial Geology Taught course 2018
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2017
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2017
  • Seminar in Earth Sciences Taught course 2017
  • Earth History Taught course 2016
  • Glacial Geology Taught course 2016
  • Glacial Geology Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2016
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2015
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2015
  • Paleoclimatology Taught course 2015
  • Top/Rocky Mountain Field Trip Taught course 2015
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2014
  • Landscape Evolution Taught course 2014
  • Volcanology Taught course 2014
  • Volcanology Taught course 2014
  • Earth History Taught course 2014
  • Glacial Geology Taught course 2014
  • Glacial Geology Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Joseph Licciardi