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Dr Courtney Sprain PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

Publications

2019

An assessment of long duration geodynamo simulations using new paleomagnetic modeling criteria (QPM) (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J. (n.d.). An assessment of long duration geodynamo simulations using new paleomagnetic modeling criteria (QPM). Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

The eruptive tempo of Deccan volcanism in relation to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J., Renne, P. R., Vanderkluysen, L., Pande, K., Self, S., & Mittal, T. (2019). The eruptive tempo of Deccan volcanism in relation to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. SCIENCE, 363(6429), 866-+. doi:10.1126/science.aav1446

DOI: 10.1126/science.aav1446

2018

Early mammalian recovery after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction: A high-resolution view from McGuire Creek area, Montana, USA (Journal article)

Smith, S. M., Sprain, C. J., Clemens, W. A., Lofgren, D. L., Renne, P. R., & Wilson, G. P. (2018). Early mammalian recovery after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction: A high-resolution view from McGuire Creek area, Montana, USA. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 130(11-12), 2000-2014. doi:10.1130/B31926.1

DOI: 10.1130/B31926.1

A field like today's? The strength of the geomagnetic field 1.1 billion years ago (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J., Swanson-Hysell, N. L., Fairchild, L. M., & Gaastra, K. (2018). A field like today's? The strength of the geomagnetic field 1.1 billion years ago. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 213(3), 1969-1983. doi:10.1093/gji/ggy074

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggy074

Calibration of chron C29r: New high-precision geochronologic and paleomagnetic constraints from the Hell Creek region, Montana (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J., Renne, P. R., Clemens, W. A., & Wilson, G. P. (2018). Calibration of chron C29r: New high-precision geochronologic and paleomagnetic constraints from the Hell Creek region, Montana. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 130(9-10), 1615-1644. doi:10.1130/B31890.1

DOI: 10.1130/B31890.1

2017

The end of Midcontinent Rift magmatism and the paleogeography of Laurentia (Journal article)

Fairchild, L. M., Swanson-Hysell, N. L., Ramezani, J., Sprain, C. J., & Bowring, S. A. (2017). The end of Midcontinent Rift magmatism and the paleogeography of Laurentia. LITHOSPHERE, 9(1), 117-133. doi:10.1130/L580.1

DOI: 10.1130/L580.1

Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact: Reply (Journal article)

Richards, M. A., Alvarez, W., Self, S., Karlstrom, L., Renne, P. R., Manga, M., . . . Gibson, S. A. (2017). Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact: Reply. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 129(1-2), 256. doi:10.1130/B31645.1

DOI: 10.1130/B31645.1

2016

Importance of titanohematite in detrital remanent magnetizations of strata spanning the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, Hell Creek region, Montana (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J., Feinberg, J. M., Renne, P. R., & Jackson, M. (2016). Importance of titanohematite in detrital remanent magnetizations of strata spanning the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, Hell Creek region, Montana. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, 17(3), 660-678. doi:10.1002/2015GC006191

DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006191

How fast was the Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic reversal? A new subcentennial record from the Sulmona Basin, central Italy (Journal article)

Sagnotti, L., Giaccio, B., Liddicoat, J. C., Nomade, S., Renne, P. R., Scardia, G., & Sprain, C. J. (2016). How fast was the Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic reversal? A new subcentennial record from the Sulmona Basin, central Italy. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 204(2), 798-812. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv486

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv486

Paleointensity during periods of rapid reversal: A case study from the Middle Jurassic Shamrock batholith, western Nevada (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J., Feinberg, J. M., Geissman, J. W., Strauss, B., & Brown, M. C. (2016). Paleointensity during periods of rapid reversal: A case study from the Middle Jurassic Shamrock batholith, western Nevada. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 128(1-2), 223-238. doi:10.1130/B31283.1

DOI: 10.1130/B31283.1

2015

Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact (vol 127, pg 1507, 2015) (Journal article)

Richards, M. A., Alvarez, W., Self, S., Karlstrom, L., Renne, P. R., Manga, M., . . . Gibson, S. A. (2015). Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact (vol 127, pg 1507, 2015). GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 127(11-12), 1520. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

State shift in Deccan volcanism at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, possibly induced by impact (Journal article)

Renne, P. R., Sprain, C. J., Richards, M. A., Self, S., Vanderkluysen, L., & Pande, K. (2015). State shift in Deccan volcanism at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary, possibly induced by impact. SCIENCE, 350(6256), 76-78. doi:10.1126/science.aac7549

DOI: 10.1126/science.aac7549

Chemical and Pb isotope composition of phenocrysts from bentonites constrains the chronostratigraphy around the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the Hell Creek region, Montana (Journal article)

Ickert, R. B., Mulcahy, S. R., Sprain, C. J., Banaszak, J. F., & Renne, P. R. (2015). Chemical and Pb isotope composition of phenocrysts from bentonites constrains the chronostratigraphy around the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the Hell Creek region, Montana. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, 16(8), 2743-2761. doi:10.1002/2015GC005898

DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005898

Duration and dynamics of the best orbital analogue to the present interglacial (Journal article)

Giaccio, B., Regattieri, E., Zanchetta, G., Nomade, S., Renne, P. R., Sprain, C. J., . . . Bassinot, F. (2015). Duration and dynamics of the best orbital analogue to the present interglacial. GEOLOGY, 43(7), 603-606. doi:10.1130/G36677.1

DOI: 10.1130/G36677.1

Extremely rapid directional change during Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic polarity reversal (Journal article)

Sagnotti, L., Scardia, G., Giaccio, B., Liddicoat, J. C., Nomade, S., Renne, P. R., & Sprain, C. J. (2014). Extremely rapid directional change during Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic polarity reversal. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 199(2), 1110-1124. doi:10.1093/gji/ggu287

DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu287

Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact (Journal article)

Richards, M. A., Alvarez, W., Self, S., Karlstrom, L., Renne, P. R., Manga, M., . . . Gibson, S. A. (2015). Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 127(11-12), 1507-1520. doi:10.1130/B31167.1

DOI: 10.1130/B31167.1

2014

High-resolution chronostratigraphy of the terrestrial Cretaceous-Paleogene transition and recovery interval in the Hell Creek region, Montana (Journal article)

Sprain, C. J., Renne, P. R., Wilson, G. P., & Clemens, W. A. (2015). High-resolution chronostratigraphy of the terrestrial Cretaceous-Paleogene transition and recovery interval in the Hell Creek region, Montana. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 127(3-4), 393-409. doi:10.1130/B31076.1

DOI: 10.1130/B31076.1