Professor Rolf Aalto
Associate Professor in Physical Geography

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Key publications



Darby SE, Hackney CR, Leyland J, Kummu M, Lauri H, Parsons DR, Best JL, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (In Press). Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity. Nature, 539(7628), 276-279. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Brown AG, Tooth S, Bullard JE, Thomas DSG, Chiverrell RC, Plater AJ, Murton J, Thorndycraft VR, Tarolli P, Rose J, et al (2017). The geomorphology of the Anthropocene: emergence, status and implications. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(1), 71-90. Abstract. DOI.
Vermeulen B, Hoitink AJF, Zolezzi G, Abad JD, Aalto R (2016). Multiscale structure of meanders. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7), 3288-3297. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Pizzuto J, Schenk ER, Hupp CR, Gellis A, Noe G, Williamson E, Karwan DL, O'Neal M, Marquard J, Aalto R, et al (2014). Characteristic length scales and time-averaged transport velocities of suspended sediment in the mid-Atlantic Region, USA. Water Resources Research, 50(2), 790-805. Abstract. DOI.
Aalto RE, Nittrouer CN (2012). 210-Pb Geochronology of Flood Events in Large Tropical River Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Abstract.
Grenfell MC, Aalto RE, Nicholas AP (2011). Chute channel dynamics in large, sand-bed meandering rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Abstract. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Karwan DL, Siegert CM, Levia DF, Pizzuto J, Marquard J, Aalto RE, Aufdenkampe AK (In Press). Beryllium-7 wet deposition variation with storm height, synoptic classification, and tree canopy state in the mid-Atlantic USA. Hydrological Processes Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Singer, M, Aalto RE, James, L, Kilham, N, Higson, J, Ghoshal, S (In Press). Enduring legacy of a toxic fan via episodic redistribution of california gold mine debris. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA DOI.
Leyland J, Hackney C, Darby S, Parsons D, Best J, Nicholas AP, Aalto R, Lague D (In Press). Extreme flood-driven bank erosion and sediment transport on a mega-river: Direct process measurements using integrated Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) and hydro-acoustic techniques. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Full text.
Darby SE, Hackney CR, Leyland J, Kummu M, Lauri H, Parsons DR, Best JL, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (In Press). Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity. Nature, 539(7628), 276-279. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Schwendel A, Nicholas AP, Aalto R, Sambrook Smith GH, Buckley S (In Press). Interaction between meander dynamics and floodplain heterogeneity in a large tropical sand-bed river: the Rio Beni, Bolivian Amazon. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Schwendel A, Nicholas AP, Aalto R, Sambrook Smith G, Buckley S (In Press). Interaction between meander dynamics and floodplain heterogeneity in a large tropical sand-bed river: the Rio Beni, Bolivian Amazon. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Full text.
Karwan DL, Pizzuto JE, Aalto R, Marquard J, Harpold A, Skalak K, Benthem A, Levia DF, Siegert CM, Aufdenkampe AK, et al (2018). Direct Channel Precipitation and Storm Characteristics Influence Short-Term Fallout Radionuclide Assessment of Sediment Source. Water Resources Research, 54(7), 4579-4594. Abstract. DOI.
Brown AG, Tooth S, Bullard JE, Thomas DSG, Chiverrell RC, Plater AJ, Murton J, Thorndycraft VR, Tarolli P, Rose J, et al (2017). The geomorphology of the Anthropocene: emergence, status and implications. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(1), 71-90. Abstract. DOI.
Karwan DL, Siegert CM, Levia DF, Pizzuto J, Marquard J, Aalto R, Aufdenkampe AK (2016). Beryllium-7 wet deposition variation with storm height, synoptic classification, and tree canopy state in the mid-Atlantic USA. Hydrological Processes, 30(1), 75-89. Abstract. DOI.
Perreault LM, Yager EM, Aalto R (2016). Effects of gradient, distance, curvature and aspect on steep burned and unburned hillslope soil erosion and deposition. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(7), 1033-1048. DOI.
Vermeulen B, Hoitink AJF, Zolezzi G, Abad JD, Aalto R (2016). Multiscale structure of meanders. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7), 3288-3297. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Hackney C, Best J, Leyland J, Darby SE, Parsons D, Aalto R, Nicholas A (2015). Modulation of outer bank erosion by slump blocks: Disentangling the protective and destructive role of failed material on the three-dimensional flow structure. Geophysical Research Letters Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Walsh JP, Wiberg PL, Aalto R, Nittrouer CA, Kuehl SA (2015). Source-to-sink research: Economy of the Earth's surface and its strata. Earth-Science Reviews DOI.
Pizzuto J, Schenk ER, Hupp CR, Gellis A, Noe G, Williamson E, Karwan DL, O'Neal M, Marquard J, Aalto R, et al (2014). Characteristic length scales and time-averaged transport velocities of suspended sediment in the mid-Atlantic Region, USA. Water Resources Research, 50(2), 790-805. Abstract. DOI.
Warrick JA, Milliman JD, Walling DE, Wasson RJ, Syvitski JPM, Aalto RE (2014). Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales. Geology, 42(2).
Warrick JA, Milliman JD, Walling DE, Wasson RJ, Syvitski JPM, Aalto RE (2014). Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales: Comment. Geology, 42(1). DOI.
Grenfell MC, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (2014). Mediative adjustment of river dynamics: the role of chute channels in tropical sand-bed meandering rivers. Sedimentary Geology, 301, 93-106. Abstract. DOI.
Perreault LM, Yager EM, Aalto R (2013). Application of <sup>210</sup>Pb<inf>ex</inf> inventories to measure net hillslope erosion at burned sites. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(2), 133-145. Abstract. DOI.
Grenfell MC, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (2013). Mediative adjustment of river dynamics: the role of chute channels in tropical sand-bed meandering rivers. Sedimentary Geology
Hoffmann T, Mudd SM, van Oost K, Verstraeten G, Erkens G, Lang A, Middelkoop H, Boyle J, Kaplan JO, Willenbring J, et al (2013). Short Communication: Humans and the missing C-sink: erosion and burial of soil carbon through time. EARTH SURFACE DYNAMICS, 1(1), 45-52. Author URL. DOI.
Brown AG, Tooth S, Chiverrell RC, Rose J, Thomas DSG, Wainwright J, Bullard JE, Thorndycraft VR, Aalto R, Downs P, et al (2013). The Anthropocene: is there a geomorphological case?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Brown AG, Tooth S, Chiverrell RC, Rose J, Thomas DSG, Wainwright J, Bullard JE, Thorndycraft VR, Aalto R, Downs P, et al (2013). The Anthropocene: is there a geomorphological case?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(4), 431-434. Abstract. DOI.
Aalto RE, Nittrouer CN (2012). 210-Pb Geochronology of Flood Events in Large Tropical River Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Abstract.
Perreault LM, Yager EM, Aalto R (2012). Application of 210Pb ex inventories to measure net hillslope erosion at burned sites. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Karwan DL, Aalto R, Aufdenkampe AK, Denis Newbold J, Pizzuto JE (2011). Characterization and source determination of stream suspended particulate material in White Clay Creek, USA. Applied Geochemistry, 26(SUPPL.). Abstract. DOI.
Grenfell MC, Aalto RE, Nicholas AP (2011). Chute channel dynamics in large, sand-bed meandering rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Abstract. DOI.
Aufdenkampe AK, Mayorgo E, Raymond PA, Melack JM, Aalto RE, Alin SR, Yoo K (2011). Rivers key to coupling biogeochemical cycles between land, oceans and atmosphere. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 53-60. Abstract.   Publisher URL. DOI.
Ghoshal S, James LA, Singer MB, Aalto RE (2010). Channel and Floodplain Change Analysis over a 100-Year Period: Lower Yuba River, California. Remote Sensing, 7(2), 1797-1825. DOI.
Ghoshal S, James LA, Singer MB, Aalto R (2010). Channel and floodplain change analysis over a 100-year period: Lower Yuba river, California. Remote Sensing, 2(7), 1797-1825. Abstract. DOI.
Singer MB, Aalto RE (2009). Floodplain development in an engineered setting. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(2), 291-304. Abstract.   Publisher URL. DOI.
Alin S, Aalto RE, Richey J, Dietrich WE (2008). Biogeochemical evidence for high carbon loading in the Strickland and Fly Rivers, Papua New Guinea. JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Swanson KM, Watson E, Aalto R, Lauer JW, Bera MT, Marshall A, Taylor MP, Apte SC, Dietrich WE (2008). Sediment load and floodplain deposition rates: Comparison of the Fly and Strickland rivers, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 113(1). Abstract. DOI.
Swanson KM, Watson E, Aalto RE, Lauer JW, Dietrich WE, Apte S, Bera M, Marshall A, Taylor M (2008). Sediment load and floodplain deposition rates: Comparison of the fly and Strickland rivers, Papua New Guinea. JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Aalto RE, Lauer JW, Dietrich WE (2008). Spatial and temporal dynamics of Strickland River floodplains during the past century. JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Singer MB, Aalto RE, James LA (2008). Status of the Lower Sacramento Valley Flood-Control System within the Context of its Natural Geomorphic Setting. Natural Hazards Review, 9(3), 104-115. Abstract. DOI.
Goni MA, Monacci N, Gisewhite R, Crockett J, Nittrouer CA, Ogston A, Alin SR, Aalto RE (2008). Terrigenous Organic Matter in Sediments from the Fly River Delta (Papua New Guinea). JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Goni MA, Monacci N, Gisewhite R, Crockett J, Nittrouer C, Ogston A, Alin SR, Aalto R (2008). Terrigenous organic matter in sediments from the Fly River delta-clinoform system (Papua New Guinea). Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 113(1). Abstract. DOI.
RAalto, Alin S, Dietrich WE, Goni M (2007). Biogeochemical characterization of carbon sources in the Strickland and Fly rivers, Papua New Guinea. DOI.
RAalto, Dietrich WE, Lauer W (2007). Spatial and temporal dynamics of sediment accumulation and exchange along Strickland River floodplains (PNG), over decadal-to-centennial time scales. DOI.
Aalto R, Dunne T, Guyot JL (2006). Geomorphic controls on Andean denudation rates. JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, 114(1), 85-99. Author URL. DOI.
Aalto RE, Dunne T, Guyot JL (2006). Geomorphic controls on Andean denudation rates. Journal of Geology, 114, 85-99. Abstract. DOI.
Hoorn C, Aalto RE, Kaandorp RJG, Lovejoy NR (2006). Miocene semidiurnal tidal rhythmites in Madre de Dios, Peru. Geology Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Safran EB, Bierman PR, Aalto R, Dunne T, Whipple KX, Caffee M (2005). Erosion rates driven by channel network incision in the Bolivian Andes. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 30(8), 1007-1024. Author URL. DOI.
Safran EB, Bierman PR, Aalto RE, Dunne T, Whipple KX, Caffee M (2005). Erosion rates driven by channel network incision in the Bolivian Andes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30(8), 1007-1024. Abstract.   Publisher URL. DOI.
Aalto R, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Dunne T, Montgomery DR, Nittrouer CA, Guyot J-L (2003). Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian flood plains influenced by El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Nature, 425(6957), 493-497. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Aalto RE, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Dunne T, Montgomery DR, Nittrouer CA, Guyot JL (2003). Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian floodplains influenced by ENSO. Nature, 425, 493-497. Abstract. DOI.
Aalto RE, Aalto KR, Garrison-Laney CE, Abramson HF (1999). Tsunami (?) sculpturing of the Pebble Beach Wave-cut Platform, Crescent City area, California. Journal of Geology, 107, 607-622. DOI.
Aalto RE, Montgomery DR, Hallet B, Abbe TB, Buffington JM, Cuffey KM, Schmidt KM (1997). A Hill of Beans. Science, 277(5334), 1909-1914.
Aalto R, Montgomery DR, Hallet B, Abbe TB, Buffington JM, Cuffey KM, Schmidt KM, Densmore AL, Anderson RS, Ellis MA, et al (1997). A hill of beans [3] (multiple letters). Science, 277(5334), 1911-1913.

Chapters

Dunne T, Aalto RE (2013). Large River Floodplains. In  (Ed) Treatise on Geomorphology, 645-678.  Abstract. DOI.
Knudsen SE, Riggan H, Aufdenkampe A, Aalto R, Dickens AF (2011). Isotopic study of the cycling and distribution of plant-wax lipids in an Andean watershed. In  (Ed) .  Author URL.
Hagedorn B, Aalto RE, Sletten RS, Hallet B (2008). Frost boil dynamics using 210Pb as a tracer for soil movement. In Kane DL, Hinkel KM (Eds.) Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA, 613-618.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Goni MA, Monacci NM, Gisewhite R, Crockett J, Ogston A, Nittrouer C, Alin SR, Aalto RE (2007). GEOC 27-Terrigenous organic matter in sediments from the Fly River delta-clinoform system (Papua New Guinea). In  (Ed) , USA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA.
Aalto RE, Dietrich W (2005). Sediment accumulation determined with Pb-210 geochronology for Strickland River flood plains, Papua New Guinea. In Walling, E D, Horowitz, J A (Eds.) Sediment Budgets I, 303-309.  Abstract.
Aalto R, Dunne T, Nittrouer CA, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Montgomery DR (2002). Fluvial transport of sediment across a pristine tropical foreland basin: Channel-flood plain interaction and episodic flood plain deposition. In  (Ed) , 339-344.  Abstract.
Aalto RE, Dunne T, Nittrouer CA, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Montgomery DR (2002). Fluvial transport of sediment across a pristine tropical foreland basin: channel-flood plain interaction and episodic flood plain deposition. In Dyer FJ, Thoms MC, Olley JM (Eds.) The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Wallingford, UK: IAHS Press, 339-344.  Abstract.
Maurice L, Aalto RE, Guyot JL (2002). Sediment-associated mercury distribution within a major Amazonian tributary: century-scale contamination history and importance of flood plain accumulation. In Dyer, J F, Thoms, C M, Olley, M J (Eds.) The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems: Wallingford, Wallingford, UK: , 161-168.  Abstract.

Publications by year



In Press

Karwan DL, Siegert CM, Levia DF, Pizzuto J, Marquard J, Aalto RE, Aufdenkampe AK (In Press). Beryllium-7 wet deposition variation with storm height, synoptic classification, and tree canopy state in the mid-Atlantic USA. Hydrological Processes Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Singer, M, Aalto RE, James, L, Kilham, N, Higson, J, Ghoshal, S (In Press). Enduring legacy of a toxic fan via episodic redistribution of california gold mine debris. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA DOI.
Leyland J, Hackney C, Darby S, Parsons D, Best J, Nicholas AP, Aalto R, Lague D (In Press). Extreme flood-driven bank erosion and sediment transport on a mega-river: Direct process measurements using integrated Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) and hydro-acoustic techniques. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Full text.
Darby SE, Hackney CR, Leyland J, Kummu M, Lauri H, Parsons DR, Best JL, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (In Press). Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity. Nature, 539(7628), 276-279. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Schwendel A, Nicholas AP, Aalto R, Sambrook Smith GH, Buckley S (In Press). Interaction between meander dynamics and floodplain heterogeneity in a large tropical sand-bed river: the Rio Beni, Bolivian Amazon. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Schwendel A, Nicholas AP, Aalto R, Sambrook Smith G, Buckley S (In Press). Interaction between meander dynamics and floodplain heterogeneity in a large tropical sand-bed river: the Rio Beni, Bolivian Amazon. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Full text.

2018

Karwan DL, Pizzuto JE, Aalto R, Marquard J, Harpold A, Skalak K, Benthem A, Levia DF, Siegert CM, Aufdenkampe AK, et al (2018). Direct Channel Precipitation and Storm Characteristics Influence Short-Term Fallout Radionuclide Assessment of Sediment Source. Water Resources Research, 54(7), 4579-4594. Abstract. DOI.

2017

Brown AG, Tooth S, Bullard JE, Thomas DSG, Chiverrell RC, Plater AJ, Murton J, Thorndycraft VR, Tarolli P, Rose J, et al (2017). The geomorphology of the Anthropocene: emergence, status and implications. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(1), 71-90. Abstract. DOI.

2016

Karwan DL, Siegert CM, Levia DF, Pizzuto J, Marquard J, Aalto R, Aufdenkampe AK (2016). Beryllium-7 wet deposition variation with storm height, synoptic classification, and tree canopy state in the mid-Atlantic USA. Hydrological Processes, 30(1), 75-89. Abstract. DOI.
Perreault LM, Yager EM, Aalto R (2016). Effects of gradient, distance, curvature and aspect on steep burned and unburned hillslope soil erosion and deposition. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(7), 1033-1048. DOI.
Vermeulen B, Hoitink AJF, Zolezzi G, Abad JD, Aalto R (2016). Multiscale structure of meanders. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7), 3288-3297. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Hackney C, Best J, Leyland J, Darby SE, Parsons D, Aalto R, Nicholas A (2015). Modulation of outer bank erosion by slump blocks: Disentangling the protective and destructive role of failed material on the three-dimensional flow structure. Geophysical Research Letters Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Walsh JP, Wiberg PL, Aalto R, Nittrouer CA, Kuehl SA (2015). Source-to-sink research: Economy of the Earth's surface and its strata. Earth-Science Reviews DOI.

2014

Pizzuto J, Schenk ER, Hupp CR, Gellis A, Noe G, Williamson E, Karwan DL, O'Neal M, Marquard J, Aalto R, et al (2014). Characteristic length scales and time-averaged transport velocities of suspended sediment in the mid-Atlantic Region, USA. Water Resources Research, 50(2), 790-805. Abstract. DOI.
Warrick JA, Milliman JD, Walling DE, Wasson RJ, Syvitski JPM, Aalto RE (2014). Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales. Geology, 42(2).
Warrick JA, Milliman JD, Walling DE, Wasson RJ, Syvitski JPM, Aalto RE (2014). Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales: Comment. Geology, 42(1). DOI.
Grenfell MC, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (2014). Mediative adjustment of river dynamics: the role of chute channels in tropical sand-bed meandering rivers. Sedimentary Geology, 301, 93-106. Abstract. DOI.

2013

Perreault LM, Yager EM, Aalto R (2013). Application of <sup>210</sup>Pb<inf>ex</inf> inventories to measure net hillslope erosion at burned sites. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(2), 133-145. Abstract. DOI.
Dunne T, Aalto RE (2013). Large River Floodplains. In  (Ed) Treatise on Geomorphology, 645-678.  Abstract. DOI.
Grenfell MC, Nicholas AP, Aalto R (2013). Mediative adjustment of river dynamics: the role of chute channels in tropical sand-bed meandering rivers. Sedimentary Geology
Hoffmann T, Mudd SM, van Oost K, Verstraeten G, Erkens G, Lang A, Middelkoop H, Boyle J, Kaplan JO, Willenbring J, et al (2013). Short Communication: Humans and the missing C-sink: erosion and burial of soil carbon through time. EARTH SURFACE DYNAMICS, 1(1), 45-52. Author URL. DOI.
Brown AG, Tooth S, Chiverrell RC, Rose J, Thomas DSG, Wainwright J, Bullard JE, Thorndycraft VR, Aalto R, Downs P, et al (2013). The Anthropocene: is there a geomorphological case?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Brown AG, Tooth S, Chiverrell RC, Rose J, Thomas DSG, Wainwright J, Bullard JE, Thorndycraft VR, Aalto R, Downs P, et al (2013). The Anthropocene: is there a geomorphological case?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(4), 431-434. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Aalto RE, Nittrouer CN (2012). 210-Pb Geochronology of Flood Events in Large Tropical River Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A Abstract.
Perreault LM, Yager EM, Aalto R (2012). Application of 210Pb ex inventories to measure net hillslope erosion at burned sites. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

2011

Karwan DL, Aalto R, Aufdenkampe AK, Denis Newbold J, Pizzuto JE (2011). Characterization and source determination of stream suspended particulate material in White Clay Creek, USA. Applied Geochemistry, 26(SUPPL.). Abstract. DOI.
Grenfell MC, Aalto RE, Nicholas AP (2011). Chute channel dynamics in large, sand-bed meandering rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Abstract. DOI.
Knudsen SE, Riggan H, Aufdenkampe A, Aalto R, Dickens AF (2011). Isotopic study of the cycling and distribution of plant-wax lipids in an Andean watershed. In  (Ed) .  Author URL.
Aufdenkampe AK, Mayorgo E, Raymond PA, Melack JM, Aalto RE, Alin SR, Yoo K (2011). Rivers key to coupling biogeochemical cycles between land, oceans and atmosphere. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 53-60. Abstract.   Publisher URL. DOI.

2010

Ghoshal S, James LA, Singer MB, Aalto RE (2010). Channel and Floodplain Change Analysis over a 100-Year Period: Lower Yuba River, California. Remote Sensing, 7(2), 1797-1825. DOI.
Ghoshal S, James LA, Singer MB, Aalto R (2010). Channel and floodplain change analysis over a 100-year period: Lower Yuba river, California. Remote Sensing, 2(7), 1797-1825. Abstract. DOI.

2009

Singer MB, Aalto RE (2009). Floodplain development in an engineered setting. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(2), 291-304. Abstract.   Publisher URL. DOI.

2008

Alin S, Aalto RE, Richey J, Dietrich WE (2008). Biogeochemical evidence for high carbon loading in the Strickland and Fly Rivers, Papua New Guinea. JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Hagedorn B, Aalto RE, Sletten RS, Hallet B (2008). Frost boil dynamics using 210Pb as a tracer for soil movement. In Kane DL, Hinkel KM (Eds.) Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA, 613-618.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Swanson KM, Watson E, Aalto R, Lauer JW, Bera MT, Marshall A, Taylor MP, Apte SC, Dietrich WE (2008). Sediment load and floodplain deposition rates: Comparison of the Fly and Strickland rivers, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 113(1). Abstract. DOI.
Swanson KM, Watson E, Aalto RE, Lauer JW, Dietrich WE, Apte S, Bera M, Marshall A, Taylor M (2008). Sediment load and floodplain deposition rates: Comparison of the fly and Strickland rivers, Papua New Guinea. JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Aalto RE, Lauer JW, Dietrich WE (2008). Spatial and temporal dynamics of Strickland River floodplains during the past century. JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Singer MB, Aalto RE, James LA (2008). Status of the Lower Sacramento Valley Flood-Control System within the Context of its Natural Geomorphic Setting. Natural Hazards Review, 9(3), 104-115. Abstract. DOI.
Goni MA, Monacci N, Gisewhite R, Crockett J, Nittrouer CA, Ogston A, Alin SR, Aalto RE (2008). Terrigenous Organic Matter in Sediments from the Fly River Delta (Papua New Guinea). JGR Earth Surface, 113(F1). Abstract. DOI.
Goni MA, Monacci N, Gisewhite R, Crockett J, Nittrouer C, Ogston A, Alin SR, Aalto R (2008). Terrigenous organic matter in sediments from the Fly River delta-clinoform system (Papua New Guinea). Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 113(1). Abstract. DOI.

2007

RAalto, Alin S, Dietrich WE, Goni M (2007). Biogeochemical characterization of carbon sources in the Strickland and Fly rivers, Papua New Guinea. DOI.
Goni MA, Monacci NM, Gisewhite R, Crockett J, Ogston A, Nittrouer C, Alin SR, Aalto RE (2007). GEOC 27-Terrigenous organic matter in sediments from the Fly River delta-clinoform system (Papua New Guinea). In  (Ed) , USA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA.
RAalto, Dietrich WE, Lauer W (2007). Spatial and temporal dynamics of sediment accumulation and exchange along Strickland River floodplains (PNG), over decadal-to-centennial time scales. DOI.

2006

Aalto R, Dunne T, Guyot JL (2006). Geomorphic controls on Andean denudation rates. JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, 114(1), 85-99. Author URL. DOI.
Aalto RE, Dunne T, Guyot JL (2006). Geomorphic controls on Andean denudation rates. Journal of Geology, 114, 85-99. Abstract. DOI.
Hoorn C, Aalto RE, Kaandorp RJG, Lovejoy NR (2006). Miocene semidiurnal tidal rhythmites in Madre de Dios, Peru. Geology Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.

2005

Safran EB, Bierman PR, Aalto R, Dunne T, Whipple KX, Caffee M (2005). Erosion rates driven by channel network incision in the Bolivian Andes. EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 30(8), 1007-1024. Author URL. DOI.
Safran EB, Bierman PR, Aalto RE, Dunne T, Whipple KX, Caffee M (2005). Erosion rates driven by channel network incision in the Bolivian Andes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30(8), 1007-1024. Abstract.   Publisher URL. DOI.
Aalto RE, Dietrich W (2005). Sediment accumulation determined with Pb-210 geochronology for Strickland River flood plains, Papua New Guinea. In Walling, E D, Horowitz, J A (Eds.) Sediment Budgets I, 303-309.  Abstract.

2003

Aalto R, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Dunne T, Montgomery DR, Nittrouer CA, Guyot J-L (2003). Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian flood plains influenced by El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Nature, 425(6957), 493-497. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Aalto RE, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Dunne T, Montgomery DR, Nittrouer CA, Guyot JL (2003). Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian floodplains influenced by ENSO. Nature, 425, 493-497. Abstract. DOI.

2002

Aalto R, Dunne T, Nittrouer CA, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Montgomery DR (2002). Fluvial transport of sediment across a pristine tropical foreland basin: Channel-flood plain interaction and episodic flood plain deposition. In  (Ed) , 339-344.  Abstract.
Aalto RE, Dunne T, Nittrouer CA, Maurice-Bourgoin L, Montgomery DR (2002). Fluvial transport of sediment across a pristine tropical foreland basin: channel-flood plain interaction and episodic flood plain deposition. In Dyer FJ, Thoms MC, Olley JM (Eds.) The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems, Wallingford, UK: IAHS Press, 339-344.  Abstract.
Maurice L, Aalto RE, Guyot JL (2002). Sediment-associated mercury distribution within a major Amazonian tributary: century-scale contamination history and importance of flood plain accumulation. In Dyer, J F, Thoms, C M, Olley, M J (Eds.) The Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems: Wallingford, Wallingford, UK: , 161-168.  Abstract.

1999

Aalto RE, Aalto KR, Garrison-Laney CE, Abramson HF (1999). Tsunami (?) sculpturing of the Pebble Beach Wave-cut Platform, Crescent City area, California. Journal of Geology, 107, 607-622. DOI.

1997

Aalto RE, Montgomery DR, Hallet B, Abbe TB, Buffington JM, Cuffey KM, Schmidt KM (1997). A Hill of Beans. Science, 277(5334), 1909-1914.
Aalto R, Montgomery DR, Hallet B, Abbe TB, Buffington JM, Cuffey KM, Schmidt KM, Densmore AL, Anderson RS, Ellis MA, et al (1997). A hill of beans [3] (multiple letters). Science, 277(5334), 1911-1913.