Bibliography of the Geology, Paleontology, and
Ecology of the Beaches of the New York Bight
This selected bibliography is intended to introduce readers to
aspects of the geology, paleontology, and ecology of the physical
environment of the coastal area of the New York Bight. It
represents only a
fraction of the literature published about the region, but
contains a broad range of
materials, ranging from simple to highly technical. Those
interested in the
paleontology of the coastal plain and the physical geology of the
region should find
this list useful!
GENERAL GEOLOGY OF THE NEW YORK BIGHT REGION
Isachsen, Y. W., E. Landing, L. M. Lauber, L. V. Rickard, and W.
B. Rogers (eds.),
1991. Geology of New York, a simplified account. Albany,
York State Museum/Geological Survey, State Education Dept., They
the State of New York., Educational leaflet No. 28.
Schuberth, Christopher J., 1968. The Geology of New York City
Environs. Garden City, NY: The Natural History Press, 304 p.
Van Diver, Bradford B., 1985. Roadside Geology of New
Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 397 p.
Harper, David P. and Kay Yost, 1989. Bibliography and Index of
Jersey Geology, 1753-1983. New Jersey Geological Survey
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
National Ocean Service, Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1993. New
HarborBathymetric Chart 12327.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1995.
Region, Geological Highway Map [CN, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA,
Tulsa, OK: AAPG.
Rogers, William B., Yngvar W. Isachsen, Timothy D. Mock, and
Richard E. Nyahay,
1990. New York State Geological Highway Map. Albany, NY:
Survey/New York State Museum, Leaflet no. 28.
Lyttle, Peter T., and Jack B. Epstein, 1987. Geologic map of
the Newark 1 X
2 degree quadrangle, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1715.
Weed. E. G. A., J. P. Minard, W. J. Perry, Jr., E. C.
Rhodenhamel, and E. I.
Robbins, 1974. Generalized Pre-Pleistocene Geologic Map of the
United States Atlantic Continental Margin. U.S. Geological
Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-861.
FIELD GUIDES (Items a real beachcomber shouldn't be without!)
Abbott, R. Tucker, 1986. A Guide to Field Identification:
Seashells of North
America. NY: Golden Press.
Audubon Society, 1992. Field Guide to North American Seashore
Creatures. NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
Audubon Society, 1990. Field Guide to North American
Alfred A. Knopf.
Audubon Society, 1987. Field Guide to North American
Alfred A. Knopf.
Gosner, Kenneth L., 1979. A Field Guide to the Atlantic
Seashore From Bay of
Fundy to Cape Hatteras. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company
Hume, Ivor Noel, 1991. A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial
Kraft, Herbert C. and John T. Kraft, 1991. The Indians of
Lenapehoking (The Lenape or Delaware Indians). South Orange,
NJ: Seton Hall University Museum, 46 p.
Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1993. Beachcombers Guide to the
North Atlantic Seashore. Lincoln, MA: MAS.
Sabelli, Bruno, 1980. Simon & Schuster's Guide to Shells.
NY: Simon & Schuster.
References for the "Geology and Geography of the New York Bight"
Allen, James R. and Norbert P. Psuty, 1987. Morphodynamics of a
single-barred beach with a rip channel, Fire Island, NY.
Coastal Sediments '87, p.
Blackwelder, Blake W., 1980. Late Wisconsin and Holocene tectonic
stability of the United States mid-Atlantic coastal region.
Geology, v. 8., p. 534-537.
Bowman, James F., II., Robert Holser, and William Lodding, 19??.
Timing and paleoclimate indicators in Columbia Group of New
Jersey Coastal Plain. AAPG Association Round Table Abstracts,
AAPG Bulletin p. 652.
Carter, C. H., 1975. Miocene-Pliocene beach and tidal deposits,
southern New Jersey - in, Tidal deposits, a casebook of recent
examples and fossil counterparts. R. N. Ginsburg, ed., NY:
Springer-Verlag, p. 109-116.
Coch, Nicholas K., (1993). Hurricane hazards along the
Northeastern Atlantic Coast of the United States. In,
Journalof Coastal Research Special Issue No. 12, Coastal
Hazards, Chapter 9, p. 115-147.
Coch, Nicholas K., 1987. Sediment facies and dispersal patterns
in the upper and lower bays of New York Harbor. Coastal
Sediment '87, p. 1893-1908.
Cronin, T. M., Szabo, B. J., Ager, T. A., Hazel, J. E., and
Owens, J. P., 1981, Quaternary climates and sea levels of the
U.S. Atlantic Coastal Plain: Science, v. 211, p. 233-240.
Dillon, William P. and Robert N. Oldale, 1978. Late Quaternary
sea-level curve: reinterpretation based on glaciotectonic
influence. Geology, v. 6, p. 56-60.
Dorf, Erling, 1952. Critical analysis of Cretaceous stratigraphy
and paleobotany of Atlantic coastal plain. Bulletin of the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 36(11), p.
Emery, K. O., E. Uchupi, J. D. Phillips, C. O. Bowin, E. T.
Bunce, and S. T. Knott, 1970. Continental rise off eastern North
America. American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 54(1), p. 44-108.
Fischer, A. G., 1961. Stratigraphic record of transgressing seas
in light of sedimentation on Atlantic coast of New Jersey.
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, v. 45(10), p. 1656-1666.
Fletcher III, Charles H., Harley J. Knebel, and John C. Kraft,
1990. Holocene evolution of an estuarine coast and tidal
wetlands. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 102,
p. 283- 297.
Flint, Richard Foster, 1940. Pleistocene features of the Atlantic
coastal plain. American Journal of Science, v. 238(11), p.
Gelber, Marilyn G. and Peter J. Powers, 1995. Strides seen in New
York Harbor cleanup. New York Times, Thursday June 15,
1995, p. B3.
Greenlee, Stephen M., William J. Devlin, Kenneth G. Miller,
Gregory s. Mountain, and Peter B. Flemings, 1992. Integrated
sequence stratigraphy of Neogene deposits, New Jersey continental
shelf and slope: Comparison with the Exxon model. Geological
Society of America Bulletin, v. 104, p. 1403-1411.
Goldsmith, Victor, 1992. New York City is flooding. Sea
Frontiers, v. 38(4), p. 24-31, 62.
Hanley, Robert, 1992. Two towns use different tactics to fight
beach erosion. New York Times, October 13, 1992, p. B4.
Hawes, Elizabeth, 1993. Castles in the sand [Fire Island's fight
against natural disaster]. New York Times, July 11, 1993,
p. 6- 24.
Heller, Paul L., Carl M. Wentworth, and C. Wylie Poag, 1982.
Episodic post-rift subsidence of the United States Atlantic
continental margin. Geology Society of America Bulletin,
V. 93, p. 379-390.
Hint, Martha Bockee, 1967(?). Long Island before the Revolution.
NY: Ira J. Friedman, Inc.
Hutchinson, Deborah R. and John A. Grow, 1982. New York Bight
fault. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-208, 8
Isphording, Wayne C., 1970. Late Tertiary paleoclimate of eastern
United States. American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin, v. 54(2), p. 334-343.
Johnson, Meredith E., and Horace G. Richards, 1952. Stratigraphy
of coastal plain of New Jersey. Bulletin of the American
Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 36(11), p. 2150-2160.
Kelley, Joseph T., 1981(?), Coment and Reply on "Quaternary
rivers on the New Jersey shelf: Relation of seafloor to buried
valleys. Geology, p. 98.
Kennedy, W. J., and W. A. Cobban, 1993. Lower Campanian (Upper
Cretaceous) ammonites form the Merchantville Formation of New
Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Journal of Paleontology,
v. 67(5), p. 828-849.
Kennedy, W. J. and W. A. Cobban, 1994. Ammonite fauna from the
Wenonah Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of New Jersey. Journal of
Paleontology, v. 68(1), p. 95-109.
Kerr, Ricard A., 1996. Ancient sea-level swings confirmed.
Science, v. 272,(May 24, 1996), p. 1097-1098.
Kerhin, Randall T. and S. Jeffress Williams, 1987. Surficial
sediments and Late Quaternary sedimentary framework of the
Maryland inner continental shelf. Coastal Sediments '87,
p. 2126- 2140.
Knebel, Harley J., Sally A. Wood, and Elliott C. Spiker, 1979,
Hudson River: Evidence for extensive migration on the exposed
continental shelf during Pleistocene time. Geology, v. 7, p.
Koeberl, C., C. W. Poag, W. U. Reimold, and D. Brandt, 1996.
Impact origin of the Chesapeake Bay structure and the source of
the North American tectites. Science, v. 271 (March 1,
1996), p. 1263-1266.
Kraft, John C. Robert E. Sheridan and Marilyn Maisano, 1971.
Time-stratigraphic units and petroleum entrapment models in
Baltimore Canyon basin of Atlantic continental margin
geosynclines. American Association of Petroleum
Geologists Bulletin, v. 59(5), p. 658-679.
MacKenzie, Clyde L., Jr., 1992. The fisheries of Raritan
Bay. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Mathews, W. H., 1975. Cenozoic erosion and erosion surfaces of
eastern North America. American Journal of Science, v.
275, p. 818-824.
McGregor, Bonnie, William L Stubblefield, William B. F. Ryan, and
David C. Twichell, 1982. Wilmington Submarine Canyon: a marine
fluvial-like system. Geology, v. 10, p. 27-30.
Miller, Kenneth G., Dennis V. Kent, Andrew N. Browner, Laurel M.
Bybell, Mark D. Feigenson, Richard K. Olsson, and Richard Z.
Poore., 1990. Eocene-Oligocene sea-level changes on the New
Jersey coastal plain linked to the deep-sea record. Geological
Society of America Bulletin, v. 102, p. 331-339.
Miller, Halsey W., Jr., 1956. Correlations of Paleocene and
Eocene formation and Cretaceous-Paleocene boundary in New Jersey.
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, v. 40(4), p. 722-736.
Minard, James P., 1969. Geology of the Sandy Hook Quadrangel in
Monmouth County. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1276.
National Science Foundation, 1993. Continental Shelf and
Rise, Proceedings of the Ocena Drilling Program, v. 150 (plus
Research Results volume).
Nordstrom, Karl F., Paul A. Gares, Norbert P. Psuty, Orrin H.
Pikey, Jr., William J. Neal, and Orrin H. Pikey, Sr., 1986.
Living with the New Jersey shore. Durhan, NC: Duke
University Press, 191 p.
Nummedal, Dag and John W. Snedden, 1987. Sediment exchange
between the shoreface and continental shelf - evidence from the
modern Texas coast and the rock record. Coastal Sediment
'87, p. 2110-2125.
Olsson, Robert K., 1963. Latest Cretaceous and earliest Tertiary
stratigraphy of New Jersey coastal plain. Bulletin of the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 47(4), p.
Olsson, Robert K., 1987. Cretaceous stratigraphy of the Atlantic
Coastal Plain, Atlantic Highlands of New Jersey. Geological
Society of America Centennial Field Guide - Northeastern
Section, p. 87-90.
Olsson, Richard K., Kenneth G. Miller, and Timothy E. Ungrady,
1980. Late Oligocene transgression of middle Atlantic coastal
plain. Geology, v. 8, p. 549-554.
Overpeck, Jonathan T. and Robert S. Webb, 1992. Mapping eastern
North American vegetation change fo the past 18ka: No analogs and
the future. Geology, v. 20, p. 1071-1074.
Owens, J. P. and Minard, J. P., 1979, Upper Cenozoic sediments of
the lower Delaware Valley, and the northern Delmarva Pennisula
(NJ, PA, DE, VA): US Geological Survey, Professional Paper
1067-D, 47 p.
Payton, Beverly M., 1985, Ocean dumping in the New York Bight.
Environment, November, 1985, p. 26-32.
Perry, W. J., J. P. Minard, E. G. A. Weed, E. I. Robbins, and E.
C. Rhodehamel, 1975. Stratigraphy of Atlantic coastal margin of
United States north of Cape Hatteras - brief survey. American
Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 59(9), p.
Petters, Sunday W., 1976. Upper Cretaceous subsurface
stratigraphy of Atlantic Coastal Plain of New Jersey. American
Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 60(1), p.
Pikey, Orrin H., 1989. The engineering of sand. Journal of
Geological Education, v. 37, p. 308-311.
Pittman III, Walter C., 1978. Relationship between eustasy and
stratigraphic sequences of passive margins. Geological Society
of America Bulletin, v. 89, p. 1389-1403.
Poag, C. W., D. S. Powars, L. J. Poppe, R. B. Mixon, L.E. Edwars,
D. W. Folger, S. Bruce, 1992. Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 612
bolide event: new evidence of a late Eocene impact-wave deposit
and a possible impact site, U.S. east coast. Geology,
v.20, p. 771-774.
Richards, H.G., et al., 1962. The Cretaceous fossils in New
Jersey, Parts I and II. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Geological
Revkin, Andrew C., 1996. Curbs on silt disposal threaten port of
New York. New York Times, March 18, 1996, p. 1+.
Savage, Rebecca J. and William A Birkemeier, 1987. Storm erosion
data from the United States Atlantic coast. Coastal Sediments
'87, p. 1445-1459.
Sawyer, D. S., B. A. Swift, J. G. Sclater, and N. M. Toksoz,
1982. Extensional model for the subsidence of the northern United
States Atlantic continental margin. Geology, v. 10, p.
Sheridan, R. D., R. K. Olsson, and J. J. Miller, 1991. Seismic
reflection and gravity study of proposed Taconic suture under the
New Jersey coastal plain: implications for continental growth.
Geology Society of America Bulletin, v. 103, p. 402-414.
Spangler, Walter B. and Jahn J. Peterson, 1950. Geology of
Atlantic coastal plain in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and
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Stanley, D. J., Swift, D.J.P., and Richards, H. G., 1967,
Fossiliferous concretions on Georges Bank: Journal of
Sedimentary Petrology, v. 37, no. 4, p. 1070-1083.
Stose, George W., 1940. Age of the Schooley peneplain.
American Journal of Science, v. 238(7), p. 461-476.
Stubblefield, W. L, D. G. Kersey, and D. W. McGrail, 1983.
Development of middle continental shelf sand ridges: New Jersey.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v.
67, no. 5, p. 817-830.
Sugarman, Peter J., Kenneth G. Miller, James P. Owens, Mark D.
Feigneson, 1993. Strontium-isotope and sequence stratigraphy of
the Miocene Kerkwood Formation, southern New Jersey. Geology
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Sugarman, Peter J., Kenneth G. Miller, David Bukry, Mark D.
Feigenson, 1995. Uppermost Campanian-Maestrichtian strontium
isotopic, biostratigraphic, and sequence stratigraphic framework
of the New Jersey coastal plain. GSA Bulletin, v. 107(1),
p. 19- 37.
Swift, Donald J. P., Randy Moir, and George L. Freeland, 1980.
Quaternary rivers on the New Jersey shelf: relation of seafloor
to buried valleys. Geology, v. 8, p. 276-280.
Walker, H., Jesse and James M. Coleman, 1987. Atlantic and Gulf
Coastal Provice. Geological Society of America Centennial
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Weed, E.G.A., J.P. Minard, W.J. Perry, Jr., E.D. Rhodemanel, and
E.I. Robbins, 1974, Generalized pre-Pleistocene geologic map of
the northern United States Altlantic continental margion. USGS
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Wellner, R. W., G.M. Ashley, and R. E. Sheridan, 1993, Seismic
stratigraphic evidence for a submerged middle Wisconsin barrier:
Implication for sea-level history. Geology, v. 21, p.
Williams, S.J. and E.P. Meisburger, 1987. Sand sources for the
transgressive barrier coast of Long Island, New York: Evidence
for landward transport of shelf sediments. Coastal Sediment
'87, p. 1517-1532.
Williams, S. Jeffress, 1975. Anthropogenic Filling of the Hudson
River (Shelf) Channel. Geology, v. 3(10), p. 597-600.
Williams, S. Jeffress, 1979. Geologic Effects of Ocean Dumping on
the New York Bight Inner Shelf. Ocean Dumping and Marine
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