David W Farris

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Between the western and the eastern parts of the southern Alaskan Sanak–Baranof belt there exist variations in pluton spacing, geochronology, geochemistry and metamorphism. All such characteristics can be explained by increase in heat flux towards the eastern parts of the belt. Despite such differences, the initiation of magmatism propagated eastward at a(More)
Current approaches to automatic spoken language identification (LID) assume the availability of a large corpus of manually language-labeled speech samples for training statistical classifiers. We investigate two methods of active learning to significantly reduce the amount of labeled speech needed for training LID systems. Starting with a small training(More)
Paleocene plutons on Kodiak Island, in Alaska, contain host-rock xenoliths that have undergone varying degrees of fragmentation , metamorphism and assimilation in the surrounding granitoid rocks, and therefore provide an excellent natural laboratory to study the processes of xenolith fragmentation and magma contamination. Kodiak Island has two belts of(More)
[1] Two fore‐arc magmatic belts exist in Kodiak Island, the granitic Kodiak batholith and the basaltic trenchward belt. Both are part of the 2100 km long Sanak‐Baranof belt, interpreted to result from trench‐ridge‐trench (T‐R‐T) triple‐junction migration. In this hypothesis, trenchward belt basaltic rocks formed as the spreading ridge first entered the(More)
The formation of the Isthmus of Panama stands as one of the greatest natural events of the Cenozoic, driving profound biotic transformations on land and in the oceans. Some recent studies suggest that the Isthmus formed many millions of years earlier than the widely recognized age of approximately 3 million years ago (Ma), a result that if true would(More)
A body of recent empirical work has found strong evidence that the labor elasticity of supply to the firm is finite, implying that firms may have wage setting power. However, these studies capture only snapshots of the parameter. We study this parameter over a period that provides substantial variation in the business cycle. Using a rich employee level(More)
The mechanisms by which Cordilleran plutons are emplaced vary widely. However, the present authors have examined a series of plutons ranging from 2–35 km emplacement depth that have many common features, which suggest that downward transport of host rock is the most important mechanism during magma ascent and pluton emplacement. Many of these Cordilleran(More)
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