Refereed Publications

Perfit, M.R., Wanless, V.D., Ridley, W.I., Klein, E., Smith, M.C., Hinds, J.S., Kutza, S., and Fornari, D.J. (2012) EPR ISS Lava Geochemistry –2 decades of comprehensive sampling and 2 eruptions. Oceanography, 25-1, 89-93.

Schmitt, A.K., Perfit, M.R., Rubin, K.H., Stockli, D.F., Smith, M.C., Cotsonika, L.A., Zellmer, G.F., Ridley, W.I., Lovera, O.M., (2011) Rapid cooling rates at an active mid-ocean ridge from zircon thermochronology, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 302, 349.

Ridley, W.I., Perfit, M.R. , Smith, M.C. and Fornari, D. (2006), Magmatic Processes In Developing Oceanic Crust Revealed In A Cumulate Xenolith Collected At The East Pacific Rise, 9o 50’N., Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, Vol. 7, Q12O04, DOI 0.1029/2006GC001316, 12 December, 2006.

Zimmerman, A. R., M. C. Smith (2006), Engaging Today’s Students in Earth Science 101, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(34), 339, 10.1029/2006EO340003.

Rubin, K.H., van der Zander, I., Smith, M.C. and Bergmanis, E.C., (2005), Minimum speed limit for ocean ridge magmatism from 210Pb-226Ra-230Th disequilibria, Nature, 437, 534-538, DOI: 10.1038/nature03993.

Chadwick J., M. Perfit, I. Ridley, I. Jonasson, G. Kamenov, W. Chadwick, R. Embley, P. le Roux, M. Smith (2005), Magmatic effects of the Cobb hot spot on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B03101, doi:10.1029/2003JB002767.

Smith, M.C., Perfit, M.R., Fornari, D.J., Ridley, W.I., Edwards, M.H., Kurras, G and Von Damm, K.L., (2001), Magmatic processes and segmentation at a fast spreading mid-ocean ridge: detailed geochemistry and mapping of the East Pacific Rise Crest at the 9º 37’ N overlapping spreading center, Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, V.2.

Rubin, K.H., Smith, M.C., Bergmanis, E.C., Perfit, M.R., Sinton, J.M. and Batiza, R., (2001), Magmatic history and volcanological insights from individual lava flows erupted on the sea floor, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 188, 349-367.

Embley, R.W., Chadwick, W.W., Jr., Perfit, M.R. and Smith, M.C., (2000), Recent Eruptions on the CoAxial Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Implications for Mid-Ocean Ridge Accretion Processes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, 16501-16525.

Kurras, G.J., Fornari, D.J., Edwards, M.H., Perfit, M.R., and Smith, M.C., (2000), Volcanic Morphology of the East Pacific Rise Crest 9° 49’ – 52’ N:   1. Implications for Volcanic Emplacement Processes at Fast-Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges, Marine Geophysical. Researches, 21. 23-41.

Rubin, K.H., Smith, M.C., Perfit, M.R., and Christie, D., (1998), Geochronology and geochemistry of lavas from the 1996 North Gorda Ridge Eruption, Deep Sea Research II, 45, 2571-2597.

Smith, M.C., Perfit, M.R. and Jonasson, I.R., (1994), Spatial and temporal variations in the geochemistry of lava from the S. Juan de Fuca Ridge: Implications for petrogenesis, Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, 4787-4812.

Perfit, M.R., Fornari, D., Smith, M.C., Bender, J., Langmuir, C. and Haymon, R., (1994), Small-scale spatial and temporal variations in mid-ocean ridge crest magmatic processes, Geology, 22, 375-379.

Haymon, R., Fornari, D.J., Von Damm, K., Lilley, M., Perfit, M., Edmond, J., Shanks, W.C., III, Lutz, R., Grebmeier, J., Carbotte, S., Wright, D., McLaughlin, E., Smith, M., Beedles, N. and Olson, E., (1993), Volcanic eruption of the mid-ocean ridge along the East Pacific at 9°45-52’N: I. Direct submersible observation of seafloor phenomena associated with an eruption event in April, 1991, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 19, 85-101.


Recent Abstracts

Smith, M.C., Perfit ,M.R.; Davis C.; Kamenov G.D., (2011). Temporal and Spatial Variability in the Geochemistry of Axial and CoAxial Segment Lavas and their Mantle Sources. V11E-2556. Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

Banks, Jonathan C. and Matthew C. Smith (2008), Quantitative Evaluation of Student Response Systems in Lecture Hall Oceanography Classes, Geological Society of America Joint Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, GSA Abstracts with Programs

Goehring, E C, Carlsen, W, Larsen, J, Simms, E, Smith, M (2007), From Local to EXtreme Environments (FLEXE): Promoting Earth Systems Science Literacy Through Student Inquiry and Real Data, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED41C-07.

Perfit, MR, Smith, MC, Schmitt, AK and Rubin, KH (2006), Silicic Magma Evolution at Mid-Ocean Ridges: Insights from the Southern Juan de Fuca Ridge, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V51E-1716.

Smith, M.C, Cotsonika, LA, Perfit, MR (2005), A Mid-Ocean Ridge Petrology Teaching Suite: Thin Sections and Geochemical Data for use in Undergraduate Instruction, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED13A-1137.

Cotsonika, LA, Perfit, MR, Smith, MC, Kamenov, G, Stakes, D, Ridley, W, and Wallace, P (2005), Petrogenesis of Andesites and Dacites From the Southern Juan de Fuca Ridge, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V13B-0551.

Perfit, M, Maclennan, J, Fornari, D, Ridley, I, Sims, K, Smith, M (2003), MORB Petrogenesis and Crustal Development of the East Pacific Rise (EPR) at the R2K ISS (9°-10°N), Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B12A-0746.

Van der Zander, I, Rubin, KH, Smith, M, Perfit, M, Bergmanis, EC (2003), 210Pb-226Ra and Other U-Series Disequilibria in Very Young MORB and Loihi Tholeiites, Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V32C-1025.

Smith, M.C., Smith, M.J., Lederman, N., Southard, J., Rogers, E. and Callahan, C., Project CUES: A New Middle-School Earth System Science Curriculum being Developed by the American Geological Institute (2002), AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract ED52A-0012.

Plus more than 20 additional abstracts.