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    Mitchell Lyle

    Mitchell Lyle photo
    Professor (Senior Research)
    Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
    Office: Burt 112
    Phone: 541-737-3427
    Email: mlyle@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Specialty

    Reconstructing Cenozoic-Holocene Earth Systems from sediment composition and deposition patterns

    Current Research

    Miocene equatorial Pacific paleoproductivity from XRF scanning

    Ocean carbon cycling

    Geochemical tracers of sediment flux, redistribution, and sorting

    Neogene evolution of Arabian Sea sedimentation (IODP Exp 355)

    Seismic stratigraphy and pelagic sedimentation

    Education

    BSc in Geology, University of Michigan, 1973

    PhD in Oceanography, Oregon State Unversity, 1978

    Publications

    Publications, 2015 and 2016

    2015 Glacial-interglacial changes in central tropical Pacific surface seawater property gradients. (Lynch-Stieglitz, Polissar, Jacobel, Hovan, Pockalny,  Lyle,  Murray, Ravelo, Bova, Dunlea, Ford, Hertzberg, Wertman, Maloney, Shackford, Wejnert, Xie) Paleoceanography 30, 423-438.

    2015 Biogenic sediment regimes in the Neogene equatorial Pacific, IODP Site U1338: Burial, production, and diatom community. (Lyle and Baldauf) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 433, 106-128.

     

    Publications, 2013 and 2014:

    2013 Data report: Calibration of XRF-estimated CaCO3 along the Site U1338 splice (Lyle and Backman) In  Pälike, H., Lyle, M., Nishi, H., Raffi, I., Gamage, K., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 320/321 Scientists, 2010. Proc. IODP, 320/321: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). http://publications.iodp.org/proceedings/320_321/32021toc.htm

    2013 Dissolved And Particulate 230Th – 232Th Dynamics In The Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (Singh, Marcantonio, Lyle). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 362, 294-304; doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.12.006.

    2013 Obliquity and long eccentricity pacing of the middle Miocene climate transition. (Tian, Yang, Lyle, Shackford, and Wilkens) Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20108

    2014 The middle Miocene climate transition: an eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean perspective (Holbourn, Kuhnt, Lyle, Schneider, Romero, Anderson) Geology, 42(1), 19-22

    2014 Deep-sea Ostracoda from the eastern equatorial Pacfic (ODP Site 1238) over the last 460 kyr (Stepanova and Lyle). Marine Micropaleontology, 111, 100-117, doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2014.06.003

    2014 Late Miocene to Pleistocene sedimentation and sediment focusing on the Cocos Ridge, eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (Liao and Lyle) Marine Geology, 355, 1-14, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.05.007.

    2014 Deep-Sea Sediments. (Lyle) Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, Springer (Netherlands), pp1-21, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_53-1.

    2014 Separation of coarse and fine particles by sediment focusing in the equatorial Pacific: effect on paleoflux measurements. (Lyle, Marcantonio, Moore, Murray, Huh, Finney, Murray, and Mix) Paleoceanography,29(7). 747-763,doi:10.1002/2014PA002616

    2014 Particle sorting during sediment redistribution processes and the effect on 230Th normalized mass accumulation rates (Marcantonio, Lyle, Ibrahim) Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 5547–5554, doi:10.1002/2014GL060477.

    2014 Synchronous mid-Miocene upper and deep oceanic d13C changes in the east equatorial Pacific linked to ocean cooling and ice sheet expansion (Tian, Ma, Lyle, and Shackford). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 406, 72-80.

    2014 Data report: raw and normalized elemental data along the Site U1335, Site U1336, and Site U1337 splices from X-ray fluorescence scanning (Shackford, Lyle, Wilkens, and Tian) In  Pälike, H., Lyle, M., Nishi, H., Raffi, I., Gamage, K., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 320/321 Scientists, 2010. Proc. IODP, 320/321: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). http://publications.iodp.org/proceedings/320_321/32021toc.htm

     Selected earlier publications:

    2012 Out of the tropics: the Pacific, Great Basin Lakes, and Late Pleistocene Water Cycle in the Western US (Lyle, Heusser, Ravelo, Yamamoto, Barron, Diffenbaugh, Herbert, Andreasen), Science, 337, 1629-1633.

    2008 The Pacific Ocean and Cenozoic evolution of climate. (Lyle, Barron, Bralower, Huber, Olivarez Lyle, Ravelo, Rea, Wilson) Reviews of Geophysics, 46, RG2002, doi:10.1029/2005RG000190.

    2007 Hydrothermal pits in the biogenic sediments of the equatorial Pacific Ocean (Moore, Mitchell, Lyle, Backman, and Pälike) Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8(3), doi:10.1029/2006GC001501, 14pp.

    2006 Broad region of no sediment in the Southwest Pacific Basin. (Rea, Lyle, Liberty, Hovan, Bolyn, Gleason, Hendy, Latimer, Murphy, Owen, Paul, Rea, Stancin, and Thomas) Geology, 34 (10), doi:10.1130/G22864.1, 873-876.

    2006 Missing organic carbon in Eocene marine sediments: Is metabolism the biological thermostat that maintains end-member climates? (Olivarez Lyle and Lyle), Paleoceanography, 21, doi:10.1029/2005PA001230.

     

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