GoogleScholar page for Brian Romans
[underline = current/former graduate student of VT Sedimentary Systems Research group; * = current/former graduate student of Chile Slope Systems at another institution]

in prep:

Mason, C.C., and Romans, B.W., in prep, Climate-driven unsteady denudation and sediment flux in a high-relief unglaciated catchment-fan system using 26Al and 10Be: Panamint Valley, California

Jobe, Z.R., Howes, N., Romans, B.W., and Covault, J.A. in prep, Volumes and frequencies of submarine-fan-building turbidity currents


Fildani, A., Clark, J., Covault, J.A., Power, B., Romans, B.W., and Aiello, I.W., submitted, Muddy sand and sandy mud on the distal Mississippi Fan: Implications for lobe depositional processes: Geosphere

in press:

*Daniels, B.G., Auchter, N.C., Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., Matthews, W.A., and Stright, L., in press, The timing of deep-water slope evolutionary phases constrained by large-n detrital and volcanic ash zircon geochronology, Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, Chile: GSA Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31757.1

Van Grinsven, M., Marsaglia, K.M., and Romans, B.W., in press, Sand provenance from source-to-sink in the Santa Monica Basin, California Borderlands: Significance of Calleguas Creek input: SEPM Special Publication


Boyle, P.R., Romans, B.W., Tucholke, B.E., Norris, R.D., Swift, S.A., and Sexton, P.F., 2017, Cenozoic North Atlantic deep circulation history recorded in contourite drifts, offshore Newfoundland, Canada: Marine Geology, 385, 185-203, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.12.014 [link] [pdf]

Eriksson, K.A. and Romans, B.W., 2017, Denudation rates of a subequatorial orogenic belt based on estimates of sediment yields: Evidence from the Paleozoic Appalachian Basin, USA: Basin Research, 29, 2-15, doi: 10.1111/bre.12162 [link]


*Reimchen, A., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L., and Romans, B.W., 2016, Using seafloor morphometrics to constrain stratigraphic models of sinuous submarine channel systems: Marine & Petroleum Geology, 77, 92-115, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.06.003 [link] [pdf]

Auchter, N.C., Romans, B.W., and Hubbard, S.M., 2016, Influence of deposit architecture on intrastratal deformation, slope deposits of Tres Pasos Formation, Chile: Sedimentary Geology, 341, 13-26doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.05.005 [link] [pdf]

*Pemberton, E.A.L., Hubbard, S.M., Fildani, A., Romans, B.W., and Stright, L., 2016, The stratigraphic expression of decreasing confinement along a deep-water sediment routing system: Outcrop example from southern Chile: Geosphere, 12, 114-134, doi: 10.1130/GEOS01233.1 [link] [pdf]

Romans, B.W., Castelltort, S., Covault, J.A., Fildani, A., and Walsh, J.P., 2016, Environmental signal propagation in sedimentary systems across timescales: Earth-Science Reviews, 152, 7-29, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.07.012 [link] [pdf]


Fosdick, J.C., Grove, M., Graham, S.A., Hourigan, J.K., Lovera, O., and Romans, B.W., 2015, Detrital thermochronologic record of burial heating and sediment recycling in the Magallanes foreland basin, Patagonian Andes: Basin Research, 27, 546-572, doi: 10.1111/bre.12088 [link] [pdf]


Hubbard, S.M., Covault, J.A., Fildani, A., and Romans, B.W., 2014, Sediment transfer and deposition in slope channels: Deciphering the record of enigmatic deep-sea processes from outcrop: Geological Society of American Bulletin,doi: 10.1130/B30996.1 [link] [pdf**OPEN ACCESS**


Fildani, A., Hubbard, S.M., Covault, J.A., Maier, K.L., Romans, B.W., Traer, M., and Rowland, J.C., 2013, Erosion at inception of deep-sea channels: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 41, 48-61, 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.03.006 [link] [pdf]

Romans, B.W. and Graham, S.A., 2013, A deep-time perspective of land-ocean linkages in the sedimentary record: Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 5, 69-94, 10.1146/annurev-marine-121211-172426 [link] [pdf]

Covault, J.A., Craddock, W.H., Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., and Gosai, M., 2013, Spatial and temporal variations in landscape evolution: Historic and longer-term sediment flux through global catchments: The Journal of Geology, 121, 35-56, 10.1086/668680 [link] [pdf]


Covault, J.A., Shelef, E., Traer, M., Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., and Fildani, A., 2012, Deep-water channel run-out length: Insights from seafloor geomorphology: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 82, 25-40, 10.2110/jsr.2012.2 [link] [pdf]


Fosdick, J.C., Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Bernhardt, A., Calderon, M., and Graham, S.A., 2011, Kinematic history of the Cretaceous-Neogene Patagonian fold-thrust belt and Magallanes foreland basin, Chile and Argentina (51 30’S): Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123, 1679-1698, 10.1130/B30242.1 [link] [pdf]

Covault, J.A., Romans, B.W., Graham, S.A., Fildani, A., and Hilley, G.E., 2011, Terrestrial source to deep-sea sink sediment budgets at high and low sea levels: Insights from tectonically active southern California: Geology, 39, 619-622, 10.1130/G31801.1 [link] [pdf]

Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Hubbard, S.M. Covault, J.A., Fosdick, J.C., and Graham, S.A., 2011, Evolution of deep-water stratigraphic architecture, Magallanes Basin, Chile: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 28, 612-628, 10.1016/j.marpetgeo/2010.05.002 [link] [pdf]

Covault, J.A., Fildani, A., Romans, B.W., and McHargue, T.R., 2011, The natural range of submarine canyon-and-channel longitudinal profiles: Geosphere, 7, 313-332, 10.1130/GES00610.1 [link] [pdf]

McHargue, T.R., Pyrcz, M.J., Sullivan, M.D., Clark, J., Fildani, A., Romans, B.W., Covault, J.A., Levy, M., Posamentier, H., and Drinkwater, N., 2011 , Architecture of turbidite channel systems on the continental slope: Patterns and predictions: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 28, 728-743, 10.1016/j.marpetgeo/2010.07.008 [link] [pdf]


Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Graham, S.A., Hubbard, S.M., and Covault, J.A., 2010, Importance of predecessor basin history on sedimentary fill of a retroarc foreland basin: Provenance analysis of the Cretaceous Magallanes basin, Chile (50S-52S): Basin Research, 22, 640-658, 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2009.00443.x [link] [pdf]

Hubbard, S.M., Fildani, A., Romans, B.W., Covault, J.A., and McHargue, T.R., 2010, High-relief slope clinoform development: Insights from outcrop, Magallanes Basin, Chile: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80, 357-375, 10.2110/jsr.2010.042 [link] [pdf]

Covault, J.A., Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., McGann, M.M., and Graham, S.A., 2010, Rapid climatic signal propagation from source to sink in a southern California sediment routing system: The Journal of Geology, 118, 247-259, 10.1086/651539 [link] [pdf]


Romans, B.W., Normark, W.R., McGann, M.M., Covault, J.A., and Graham, S.A., 2009, Coarse-grained sediment delivery and distribution in the Holocene Santa Monica Basin, California: Implications for evaluating source-to-sink flux at millennial time scales: GSA Bulletin, 121, 1394-1408, 10.1130/B26393.1 [link] [pdf]

Covault, J.A. and Romans, B.W., 2009, Growth patterns of deep-sea fans revisited: Turbidite system morphology in confined basins of the Quaternary California Borderland: Marine Geology, 265, 51-66, 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.06.016 [link] [pdf]

Covault, J.A., Romans, B.W., and Graham, S.A., 2009, Outcrop expression of a continental-margin-scale shelf-edge delta from the Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, southern Chile: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79, 523-539, 10.2110./jsr.2009.053 [link] [pdf]

Armitage, D.A., Romans, B.W., Covault, J.A., and Graham, S.A., 2009, The influence of mass transport deposit surface topography on the evolution of turbidite architecture: The Sierra Contreras, Tres Pasos Formation (Cretaceous), southern Chile: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 79, 287-301, 10.2110/jsr.2009.035 [link] [pdf]

Romans, B.W., Hubbard, S.M., and Graham, S.A., 2009, Stratigraphic evolution of an outcropping continental slope system, Tres Pasos Formation at Cerro Divisadero, Chile: Sedimentology, 56, 737-764, 10.1111/j/1365-3091.2008.00995.x [link] [pdf]

Normark, W.R., Piper, D.J.W., Romans, B.W., Covault J.A., and Dartnell, P., 2009, Submarine canyon and fan systems of the California Continental Borderland: in H. Lee and W.R. Normark, eds., Earth Science in the Urban Ocean: The Southern California Continental Borderland: Geological Society of America Special Paper 454, 141-168 [link] [pdf]


Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., and Graham, S.A., 2008, Deep-water foreland basin deposits of the Cerro Toro Formation, Magallanes basin, Chile: Architectural elements of a sinuous basin axial channel belt: Sedimentology, 55, 1333-1359, 10.1111/j/1365-3091.2007.00948 [link] [pdf]


Hubbard, S.M., Romans, B.W., and Graham, S.A., 2007, An outcrop example of large-scale conglomeratic intrusions sourced from deep-water channel deposits, Cerro Toro Formation, Magallanes Basin, Southern Chile: in A. Hurst and J. Cartwright, eds., Sand Injectites: Implications for Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production: AAPG Memoir 87, 199-207 [pdf]

Covault, J.A., Normark, W.R., Romans, B.W., and Graham, S.A., 2007, Highstand fans of the California Borderland: The overlooked deep-water depositional system: Geology, 35, 783-786, 10.1130/G23800A.1 [link] [pdf]