Marine Geology
Associate Professor

Contact

rfreeman@uga.edu
Education:
  • B.A., Middlebury College, 1975
  • M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D, Columbia University, 1975-1980
Research Interests:

Evolution of Carbonate Platforms at Passive Continental Margins: 

  • especially erosional processes causing retreat of the original Mesozoic platform edge and diagenesis of original shallow-platform facies in deep-marine water fluxing into the platform from the eroded margins

Paleoceanography of the Pleistocene: 

  • specifically the relationship between Antarctic Bottom Water production rates & glacial-interglacial fluctuations

Continental Shelf Sedimentation Processes: 

  • specifically the interaction of tidal & storm energy with bathymetric features of the Georgia coast & redistribution of relict/palimpsest sediments shoreward.
Selected Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journals and Volumes
 

  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P.and Lohmann, K.C., 1992. Stable oxygen isotopic composition: Use in determining ages of Bahama escarpment deep-marine calcite spars and implications for timing of erosion. Geology, 20:323-326.
  • Paull, C. K., R. P. Freeman-Lynde, T. J. Bralower, J. M. Gardemal, A. C. Neumann, B. D'Argenio, and E. Marsella, 1990. Geology of the Strata Exposed on the Florida Escarpment. Marine Geology, 91:177-194.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P. 1988. Petrography of Late Albian Platform-interior Facies Strata: ODP Leg 101, Site 627, Little Bahama Bank. in Austin, J. A., Jr., Schlager, W., et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Volume 101: College Station, TX, Ocean Drilling Program, p. 193-202.
  • McClain, W. R., R. P. Freeman-Lynde, and K. C. Lohmann, 1988. Petrography and Stable Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Compositions of Campanian Grainstones and Rudstones, Northeast Providence Channel, Bahamas: ODP Leg 101, Hole 634. in Austin, J. A., Jr., and Schlager, W., et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Volume 101: College Station, Texas, Ocean Drilling Program, p. 245-253.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P., W. R. McClain, and K. C. Lohmann, 1988. Deep-marine Origin of Equant Spar Cements in Oligocene-Miocene Perireef Boundstones, ODP Leg 101, Site 635, Northeast Providence Channel, Bahamas. in Austin, J. A., Jr., and Schlager, W., et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Volume 101: College Station, TX, Ocean Drilling Program, p. 255-261.
  • Austin, J. A., Jr., W. Schlager, A. A. Palmer, P. A. Comet, A. Droxler, G. Eberli, E. Fourcade, R. Freeman-Lynde, G. S. Fulthorpe, G. Harwood, G. Kuhn, D. Lavoie, R. M. Leckie, A. J. Melillo, A. Moore, H. T. Mullins, C. Revenne, W. W. Sager, P. Swart, J. W. Verbeek, D. K. Watkins, and C. Williams, 1988. Leg 101-An Overview. in Austin, J. A., Jr., and Schlager, W., et al., Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Volume 101: College Station, TX, Ocean Drilling Program, p. 455-472.
  • Schmitter, R. D., and R. P. Freeman-Lynde,1988. Hornblende Content of Georgia-South Carolina, U.S.A., Nearshore Sands: Support for Shoreward Sediment Transport in the Nearshore Zone. Sedimentary Geology, 57:153-169.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P. and W. B. F. Ryan, 1987. Subsidence History of the Bahama Escarpment and the Nature of the Crust Underlying the Bahamas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 84:457-470.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P., K. Fulker Whitley, and K. C. Lohmann, 1986. Deep-marine Origin of Equant Spar Cements in Bahama Escarpment Limestones. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 56:799-811.
  • Austin, J. A., Jr., W. Schlager, A. A. Palmer, P. A. Comet, A. Droxler, G. Eberli, E. Four-cade, R. P. Freeman-Lynde, G. S. Fulthorpe, G. Harwood, G. Kuhn, D. Lavoie, R. M. Leckie, A. J. Melillo, A. Moore, H. T. Mullins, C. Revenne, W. W. Sager, P. Swart, J. W. Verbeek, D. K. Watkins, and C. Williams, 1986. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Report, Volume 101: College Station, TX, Ocean Drilling Program, 569 p.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P. and W. B. F. Ryan, 1985. Erosional Modification of Bahama Escarpment. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 96:481-494.
  • Heezen, B. C., W. D. Nesteroff, M. Rawson, and R. P. Freeman-Lynde, 1985. Visual Evidence for Subduction in the Western Puerto Rico Trench, in Mascle, A. (Ed.), Caribbean Geodynamics Symposium, Paris, March 5-8, 1985: Paris, France, Editions Technip, p. 287-304.
  • Schlager, W., J. A. Austin, Jr., P. A. Comet, A. Droxler, G. Eberli, E. Fourcade, R. P. Freeman-Lynde, G. S. Fulthorpe, G. Harwood, G. Kuhn, D. Lavoie, R. M. Leckie, A. J. Melillo, A. Moore, H. T. Mullins, A. A. Palmer, C. Revenne, W. W. Sager, P. Swart, J. W. Verbeek, D. K. Watkins, and C. Williams, 1985. The Rise and Fall of Carbonate Platforms in the Bahamas. Nature, 315:632-633. Austin, J. A., Jr., W.
     
  • Schlager, A. A. Palmer, P. A. Comet, A. Droxler, G. Eberli, E. Fourcade, R. P. Freeman-Lynde, G. S. Fulthorpe, G. Harwood, G. Kuhn, D. Lavoie, R. M. Leckie, A. J. Melillo, A. Moore, H. T. Mullins, C. Revenne, W. W. Sager, P. Swart, J. W. Verbeek, D. K. Watkins, and C. Williams, 1985. Megabank Found? Flanks Record Sea Level. Geotimes, 30:12-15.
  • Paull, C. K., B. Hecker, R. Commeau, R. P. Freeman-Lynde, C. Neumann, W. P. Corso, S. Golubic, J. E. Hook, E. Sikes, and J. Curray, 1984. Biological Communities at the Florida Escarpment Resemble Hydrothemal Vent Taxa. Science, 226:965-967.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P.1983. Cretaceous and Tertiary Samples Dredged from the Florida Escarpment, Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 33:91-99.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P.M. B. Cita, F. Jadoul, E. L. Miller, and W. B. F. Ryan, 1981. Marine Geology of the Bahama Escarpment. Marine Geology, 44:119-156.
  • Freeman-Lynde, R.P.D. R. Hutchinson, D. W. Folger, B. H. Wiley, and M. J. Hewett, 1980. The Origin and Distribution of Subbottom Sediments in Southern Lake Champlain. Quaternary Research, 14:224-239.
  • Cita, M. B., F. Benelli, B. Bigioggero, H. Chezar, A. Colombo, N. Fantini-Sestini, R. Freeman-Lynde, S. Iaccarino, F. Jadoul, E. Legnani, A. Malinverno. P. Massiotta, L. Paggi, and I. Premoli-Silva, 1980. Contribution to the Geological Exploration of the Malta Escarpment (Eastern Mediterranean). Riv. Ital. Paleont, 86:317-356.

Maps

  • Heezen, B. C., and R. P. Freeman-Lynde, 1980. Geological World Atlas, Sheet 18, Atlantic Ocean, scale 1:30,000,000, UNESCO, Paris, France, 1 sheet, with explanation.
  • Heezen, B. C., R. P. Lynde, Jr., and D. J. Fornari, 1979. Geological Map of the Indian Ocean, scale 1:29,000,000, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., 1 sheet, with explanation.
  • Heezen, B. C., R. P. Lynde, Jr., and D. J. Fornari, 1978. Geological World Atlas, Sheet 20, Indian Ocean, scale 1:29,000,000, UNESCO, Paris, France, 1 sheet, with explanation.