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Susan M. Karl

Title: Research Geologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7428
Fax: (907) 786-7401
Email: skarl@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.1982Stanford University
Classes1975-1976 University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.A.1973Middlebury College

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics, geochemistry, and economic geology of southeast Alaska

Professional Experience

1977-PresentUSGS Alaskan Geology
1976Earth Science Associates, Palo Alto CA
1975WGM mining, Brooks Range AK
1974Rio Tinto mining, Wrangell Mts AK

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Fellow: Geological Soc. America, Geological Assoc. Canada
Member: American Geophysical Union, American Assoc. Petrol. Geol.
President: Alaska Geological Society

Honors and/or Awards

UAF 1976
Shell grants 1978, 1980
GSA Harold Stearns best student proposal award 1978
USGS achievement 1979
Sigma XI grants1980, 1981
GSA grant 1981
UNESCO grant 1986
USGS star 1999

Websites of Interest

Karl, Susan M., Haeussler, Peter J., and McCafferty, Anne, 1999, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Duncan Canal-Zarembo Island area, southeastern Alaska: U. S. Geological Survey Open File Report 99-168, scale 1:150,000.

Publications

Total pubs: 33

Karl, S. M., R. B. Blodgett, K. A. Labay, S. E. Box, D. C. Bradley, M. L. Miller, W. K. Wallace, and J. F. Baichtal. 2011. Fossil locations and data for the Taylor Mountains, and parts of the Bethel, Goodnews, and Dillingham quadrangles, southwestern Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 2011-1065, 2 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., P. W. Layer, A. G. Harris, P. J. Haeussler, and B. L. Murchey. 2010. The Cannery Formation--Devonian to Early Permian arc-marginal deposits within the Alexander Terrane, Southeastern Alaska. In Dumoulin, J. A., and Galloway, J. P., (eds.). Studies by the US Geological Survey in Alaska, 2008-2009. USGS Professional Paper 1776-B, 45 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., J. F. Slack, R. M. Friedman, P. W. Layer, J. L. Wooden, R. A. Ayuso, and W. C. Shanks, III. 2007. Potential host rocks for Silurian-Ordovician and Cambrian-Neoproterozoic VMS deposits in Southeast Alaska, 2007. Pages 10-14 in Conference Juneau 2007 Program and Abstracts. Alaska Miners Association [Details]

Ayuso, R. A., S. M. Karl, J. F. Slack, P. J. Haeussler, P. E. Bittenbender, G. A. Wandless, and A. S. Colvin. 2007. Oceanic Pb-Isotopic Sources of Proterozoic and Paleozoic Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits on Prince of Wales Island and Vicinity, Southeastern Alaska . In Haeussler, P. J., and Galloway, J. P., (eds.). Studies by the US Geological Survey in Alaska, 2005. USGS Professional Paper 1732-E [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, R. M. Friedman, P. W. Layer, C. L. Zumsteg, and T. S. White. 2006. Igneous and tectonic effects of Eocene ridge-trench interaction in southeast Alaska. Geological Society of America Speciality Meeting No. 2. [Details]

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, R. M. Friedman, J. K. Mortenson, G. R. Himmelberg, and C. L. Zumsteg. 2006. Late Proterozoic ages for rocks on Mount Cheetdeekahyu and Admiralty Island, Alexander terrane, southeast Alaska. Geological Society of America 38(5):20. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., G. E. Gehrels, and S. M. Karl. 2006. Constraints on the age and provenance of the Chugach accretionary complex from detrital zircons in the Sitka Graywacke near Sitka, Alaska. USGS Professional Paper 1709-f. [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, R. M. Friedman, P. W. Layer, C. L. Zumsteg, and T. S. White. 2006. Post-Eocene igneous and tectonic effects of spreading center subduction under southeast Alaska: Far-field effects of early Tertiary ridge subduction in Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Specialty Meeting No 2:52. [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, R. M. Friedman, J. K. Mortenson, G. R. Himmelberg, and C. L. Zumsteg. 2006. Late Proterozoic ages for rocks on Mount Cheetdeekahyu and Admiralty Island, Alexander terrane, southeast Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 38(5):20. [Details] [Full Publication]

Rigby, J. K., S. M. Karl, R. B. Blodgett, and J. F. Baichtal. 2005. Ordovician "Sphinctozoan" sponges from Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska. Journal of Paleontology 79(5):862-870. doi:1666/0022-3360(2005)079[0862:OSSFPO]2.0.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haeussler, P. J., G. E. Gehrels, and S. M. Karl. 2005. Constraints on the age and provenance of the Chugach terrane accretionary complex from detrital zircons in the Sitka Greywacke, near Sitka, Alaska. In Haeussler, P. J., and Galloway, J. P., (eds.). Studies by the US Geological Survey in Alaska, 2004. USGS Professional Paper 1709-F:1-24. [Details] [Full Publication]

Zumsteg, C. L., S. M. Karl, P. J. Haeussler, and G. R. Himmelberg. 2004. Recognition of three metamorphic events within the Wales Group on Prince of Wales and Dall Islands, southeastern Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36(5):135. [Details] [Full Publication]

Zumsteg, C. L., G. R. Himmelberg, S. M. Karl, and P. J. Haeussler. 2003. Metamorphism within the Chugach accretionary complex on southern Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371:253-267. doi:10.1130/0-8137-2371-X.253 [Details] [Full Publication]

Bradley, D. C., T. Kusky, P. J. Haeussler, R. J. Goldfarb, M. L. Miller, J. A. Dumoulin, S. W. Nelson, and S. M. Karl. 2003. Geologic signature of early Tertiary ridge subduction in Alaska. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371:19-49. [Details]

Saltus, R. W., T. L. Hudson, S. M. Karl, and R. L. Morin. 2001. Rooted Brooks Range Ophiolite: Implications for Cordilleran terranes. Geology 29(12):1151-1154. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J. and S. M. Karl. 2001. Outcrop structural data from parts of the Petersburg and Sumdum 1:250,000-scale quadrangles, southeastern Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 01-427, 6 p., and data tables. [Details] [Full Publication]

Haeussler, P. J., S. M. Karl, and K. A. Labay. 2001. Outcrop structural data from Wales Group and adjacent rocks, Dall and Prince of Wales Islands, southeastern Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 01-428, 6 p., and data tables. [Details] [Full Publication]

Zumsteg, C. L., G. R. Himmelberg, S. M. Karl, and P. J. Haeussler. 2000. High-temperature/low-pressure metamorphism within the fore arc on Baranof Island, southeast Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 32(7):A151. [Details]

Bradley, D. C., T. M. Kusky, P. J. Haeussler, S. M. Karl, and D. T. Donley. 1999. Geologic map of the Seldovia quadrangle, south-central Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 99-362, scale 1:250,000, 1 sheet. [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, and A. McCafferty. 1999. Reconnaissance geologic map of the Duncan Canal-Zarembo Island area, southeastern Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 99-168, scale 1:150,000, 1 sheet. [Details] [Full Publication]

Haeussler, P. J., S. M. Karl, J. K. Mortenson, P. W. Layer, and G. R. Himmelberg. 1999. Permian and mid-Cretaceous deformation of the Alexander terrane on Admiralty and Kupreanof Islands, southeastern Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 31(6):A-60. [Details]

Karl, S. M., P. J. Haeussler, J. K. Mortenson, P. W. Layer, N. Savage, B. R. Wardlaw, A. Harris, B. L. Murchey, and C. D. Blome. 1999. New stratigraphic and isotopic constraints on the depositional and deformational history of the Alexander terrane, southeastern Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 32(7):A-68. [Details]

Karl, S. M., C. L. Zumsteg, P. J. Haeussler, and G. R. Himmelberg. 1999. Slab window metamorphism of the Chugach accretionary complex, Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 80:F1025. [Details]

Davis, S. J., S. M. Roeske, and S. M. Karl. 1998. Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary transtension and strain partitioning in the Chugach accretionary complex, SE Alaska. Journal of Structural Geology 20:639-654. [Details]

Bradley, D. C., T. M. Kusky, S. M. Karl, and P. J. Haeussler. 1997. Field guide to the Mesozoic accretionary complex along Turnagain Arm and Kachemak Bay, south-central Alaska. Alaska Geological Society:2-12. [Details]

Kusky, T. M., D. C. Bradley, P. J. Haeussler, and S. M. Karl. 1997. Controls on accretion of flysch and melange belts at convergent margins; evidence from the Chugach Bay thrust and Iceworm Melange, Chugach accretionary wedge, Alaska. Tectonics 16:855-878. [Details]

Kusky, T. M., D. C. Bradley, P. J. Haeussler, and S. M. Karl. 1997. Controls on accretion of melange and flysch belts, Chugach Terrane, south-central Alaska. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 78:320. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., S. M. Karl, and D. C. Bradley. 1996. Oblique accretion of part of the Mesozoic Kelp Bay Group in southeastern Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 28(7):A-437. [Details]

Moore, T. E., W. K. Wallace, K. J. Bird, S. M. Karl, C. G. Mull, and J. T. Dillon. 1994. Geology of Northern Alaska. Pages 49-140 in Plafker, George. and Berg. H. C., (eds.). The geology of Alaska. Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, DNAG [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., S. J. Davis, S. M. Roeske, and S. M. Karl. 1994. Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic faulting at the leading edge of North America, Chichagof and Baranof Islands, southeastern Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 26:A317. [Details]

Taylor, C. D., R. J. Goldfarb, L. W. Snee, C. A. Gent, S. M. Karl, and P. J. Haeussler. 1994. New age data for gold deposits and granites, Chichagof mining district, SE Alaska: evidence for a common origin. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 26:A140. [Details]

Kusky, T. M., D. C. Bradley, P. J. Haeussler, S. M. Karl, and D. T. Donley. 1993. The Chugach Bay thrust, a major tectonic boundary in the southern Alaska accretionary prism. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 25:A-282. [Details]

Karl, S. M., J. A. Dumoulin, I. Ellersieck, A. G. Harris, and J. S. Schmidt. 1989. Preliminary Geologic Map of the Baird Mountains and part of the Selawik quadrangles, Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 89-551, 65 p. of text with interpretations. [Details]

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