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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Key Publications

Journal Article

  • Scott, E.M., Allen, M.B., Macpherson, C.G., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Davidson, J.P., Saville, C. & Ducea, M.N. (2018). Andean surface uplift constrained by radiogenic isotopes of arc lavas. Nature Communications 9: 969, 1-8.
  • Phillips, Thomas B., Magee, Craig, Jackson, Christopher A.-L. & Bell, Rebecca E. (2018). Determining the three-dimensional geometry of a dike swarm and its impact on later rift geometry using seismic reflection data. Geology 46(2): 119-122.
  • Phillips, Thomas B., Jackson, Christopher A.-L., Bell, Rebecca E. & Duffy, Oliver B. (2018). Oblique reactivation of lithosphere-scale lineaments controls rift physiography – the upper-crustal expression of the Sorgenfrei–Tornquist Zone, offshore southern Norway. Solid Earth 9(2): 403-429.
  • Grocott, John & McCaffrey, Ken (2017). Basin evolution and destruction in an Early Proterozoic continental margin: the Rinkian fold–thrust belt of central West Greenland. Journal of the Geological Society 174(3): 453-467.
  • Peace, Alexander L., Foulger, Gillian R., Schiffer, Christian & McCaffrey, Ken J.W. (2017). Evolution of Labrador Sea–Baffin Bay: Plate or Plume Processes? Geoscience Canada 44(3): 91-102.
  • Walker, R.J., Healy, T.M., Wright, K.A., England, R.W., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Bubeck, A.A., Stephens, T.L., Farrell, N.J.C. & Blenkinsop, T.G. (2017). Igneous sills as a record of horizontal shortening: The San Rafael subvolcanic field, Utah. Geological Society of America Bulletin 129(9-10): 1052-1070.
  • Stephens, T.L., Walker, R.J., Healy, D., Bubeck, A., England, R.W. & McCaffrey, K.J.W. (2017). Igneous sills record far-field and near-field stress interactions during volcano construction: Isle of Mull, Scotland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 478: 159-174.
  • Zhang, Y.Q., Song, S.G., Yang, L.M., Su, L., Niu, Yaoling, Allen, M.B. & Xu, X. (2017). Basalts and picrites from a plume-type ophiolite in the South Qilian Accretionary Belt, Qilian Orogen: Accretion of a Cambrian Oceanic Plateau? Lithos 278-281: 97-110.
  • Liu, Runchao, Allen, M.B., Zhang, Qiquan, Du, Wei, Cheng, Xiang, Holdsworth, R.E. & Guo, Zhaojie (2017). Basement controls on deformation during oblique convergence: Transpressive structures in the western Qaidam Basin, northern Tibetan Plateau. Lithosphere 9(4): 583-594.
  • Magni, V., Allen, M.B., van Hunen, J. & Bouilhol, P. (2017). Continental underplating after slab break-off. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474: 59-67.
  • Obaid, Ahmed K. & Allen, Mark B. (2017). Landscape maturity, fold growth sequence and structural style in the Kirkuk Embayment of the Zagros, northern Iraq. Tectonophysics 717: 27-40.
  • Allen, M.B., Walters, R.J., Song, S.G., Saville, C., De Paola, N., Ford, J., Hu, Z.X. & Sun, W.L. (2017). Partitioning of oblique convergence coupled to the fault locking behavior of fold-and-thrust belts: evidence from the Qilian Shan, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Tectonics 36(9): 1679-1698.
  • Walters, R. J., England, P. C. & Houseman, G. A. (2017). Constraints from GPS measurements on the dynamics of the zone of convergence between Arabia and Eurasia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122(2): 1470-1495.
  • Wilkinson, M.W., McCaffrey, K., Jones, R.R., Roberts, G.P., Holdsworth, R.E., Gregory, L., Walters, R.J., Wedmore, L., Goodall, H. & Iezzi, F. (2017). Near-field fault slip of the 2016 Vettore Mw 6.6 earthquake (Central Italy) measured using low-cost GNSS. Scientific Reports 7: 4612.
  • Nippress, Stuart E. J., Heyburn, Ross & Walters, R. J. (2017). The 2008 and 2012 Moosiyan Earthquake Sequences: Rare Insights into the Role of Strike Slip and Thrust Faulting within the Simply Folded Belt (Iran). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 107(4): 1625-1641.
  • Bubeck, A., Walker, R.J., Imber, J., Holdsworth, R.E., MacLeod, C.J. & Holwell, D.A. (2017). Extension parallel to the rift zone during segmented fault growth: application to the evolution of the NE Atlantic. Solid Earth 8(6): 1161-1180.
  • Xu, X., Song, S.G., Allen, M.B., Ernst, R.E., Niu, Yaoling & Su, L. (2016). An 850–820 Ma LIP dismembered during breakup of the Rodinia supercontinent and destroyed by Early Paleozoic continental subduction in the northern Tibetan Plateau, NW China. Precambrian Research 282: 52-73.
  • Jotheri, J., Allen, M.B. & Wilkinson, T.J. (2016). Holocene avulsions of the Euphrates River in the Najaf area of western Mesopotamia: Impacts on human settlement patterns. Geoarchaeology 31(3): 175-193.
  • Garzanti, E., Al-Juboury, A.I., Zoleikhaei, Y., Vermeesch, P., Jotheri, J., Akkoca, BM, Obaid, A.K., Allen, M.B., Andó, S., Limonta, S., Padoan, M., Resentini, A., Rittner, M. & Vezzoli, G. (2016). The Euphrates-Tigris-Karun river system: Provenance, recycling and dispersal of quartz-poor foreland-basin sediments in arid climate. Earth-Science Reviews 162: 107-128.
  • Sagi, D.A., De Paola, N., McCaffrey, K.J.W. & Holdsworth, R.E. (2016). Fault and fracture patterns in low porosity chalk and their potential influence on sub-surface fluid flow—A case study from Flamborough Head, UK. Tectonophysics 690(A): 35-51.
  • Bruttoa, F, Muto, F, Loreto, M F De Paola, N, Tripodi, V, Critelli, S & Facchin, L (2016). The Neogene-Quaternary geodynamic evolution of the central Calabrian Arc: A case study from the western Catanzaro Trough basin. Journal of Geodynamics 102: 95-114.
  • Hussain, E., Wright, T. J., Walters, R. J., Bekaert, D., Hooper, A. & Houseman, G. A. (2016). Geodetic observations of postseismic creep in the decade after the 1999 Izmit earthquake, Turkey: Implications for a shallow slip deficit. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121(4): 2980-3001.
  • Hussain, E., Hooper, A., Wright, T. J., Walters, R. J. & Bekaert, D. P. S. (2016). Interseismic strain accumulation across the central North Anatolian Fault from iteratively unwrapped InSAR measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121(12): 9000-9019.
  • Karasözen, E., Nissen, E., Bergman, E. A., Johnson, K. L. & Walters, R. J. (2016). Normal faulting in the Simav graben of western Turkey reassessed with calibrated earthquake relocations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121(6): 4553-4574.
  • Floyd, M. A., Walters, R. J., Elliott, J. R., Funning, G. J., Svarc, J. L., Murray, J. R., Hooper, A. J., Larsen, Y., Marinkovic, P., Bürgmann, R., Johanson, I. A. & Wright, T. J. (2016). Spatial variations in fault friction related to lithology from rupture and afterslip of the 2014 South Napa, California, earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters 43(13): 6808-6816.
  • Elliott, J. R., Walters, R. J. & Wright, T. J. (2016). The role of space-based observation in understanding and responding to active tectonics and earthquakes. Nature Communications 7: 13844.
  • Dichiarante, A.M., Holdsworth, R.E., Dempsey, E.D., Selby, D., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Michie, U., Morgan, G. & Bonniface, J. (2016). New structural and Re–Os geochronological evidence constraining the age of faulting and associated mineralization in the Devonian Orcadian Basin, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society 173(3): 457-473.
  • Phillips, Thomas B., Jackson, Christopher A-L., Bell, Rebecca E., Duffy, Oliver B. & Fossen, Haakon (2016). Reactivation of intrabasement structures during rifting: A case study from offshore southern Norway. Journal of Structural Geology 91: 54-73.
  • De Paola, N., Holdsworth, R. E., Viti, C., Collettini, C. & Bullock, R. (2015). Can grain size sensitive flow lubricate faults during the initial stages of earthquake propagation? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 43: 48-58.
  • Mitchell, Thomas M., Smith, S.A.F., Anders, M.H., Di Toro, G., Nielsen, S., Cavallo, A. & Beard, A. D. (2015). Catastrophic emplacement of giant landslides aided by thermal decomposition: Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 411: 199-207.
  • Wang, H.L., van Hunen, J., Pearson, D.G. & Allen, M.B. (2014). Craton stability and longevity: The roles of composition-dependent rheology and buoyancy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391: 224-233.
  • Di Toro, G., Han, R., Hirose, T., De Paola, N., Nielsen, N., Mizoguchi, K., Ferri, F., Cocco, M. & Shimamoto, T. (2011). Fault lubrication during earthquakes. Nature 471(7339): 494-498.
  • Wilkinson, M., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Roberts, G.P., Cowie, P.A., Phillips, R.J., Michetti, A., Vittori, E., Guerrieri, L., Blumetti, A.M., Bubeck, A., Yates, A. & Sileo, G. (2010). Partitioned postseismic deformation associated with the 2009 Mw 6.3 L'Aquila earthquake surface rupture measured using a terrestrial laser scanner. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L10309.
  • Wilson, R.W, McCaffrey, K.J.W, Holdsworth, R.E, Imber, J, Jones, R.R, Welbon, A.I & Roberts, D (2006). Complex fault patterns, transtension and structural segmentation of the Lofoten Ridge, Norwegian Margin: using digital mapping to link onshore and offshore geology. Tectonics 25(4): TC4018.
  • McCaffrey, K.J.W, Jones, R.R, Holdsworth, R.E, Wilson, R.W, Clegg, P, Imber, J, Holliman, N & Trinks, I (2005). Unlocking the spatial dimension: digital technologies and the future of geoscience fieldwork. Journal of the Geological Society 162(6): 927-938.
  • Holdsworth, R.E (2004). Weak faults - rotten cores. Science 303: 181-182.
  • McCaffrey K.J.W, Petford, N, Cruden, A.R & Vignerosse, J.L (2000). Granitic magma formation, transport and emplacement in the Earth's Crust. Nature 408: 669-673.

Chapter in book

  • Cruden, A.R., McCaffrey, K.J.W. & Bunger, A. (2018). Geometric scaling of tabular igneous intrusions: implications for emplacement and growth. In Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems: Dykes, Sills and Laccoliths. Breitkreuz, Christoph & Rocchi, Sergio Cham: Springer. 11-38.
  • Schiffer, C., Peace, A., Phethean, J., Gernigon, L., McCaffrey, K., Petersen, K.D. & Foulger, G. (2018). The Jan Mayen microplate complex and the Wilson cycle. In Fifty Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept in Plate Tectonics. Wilson, R.W., Houseman, G.A., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Dore, A.G. & Buiter, S.J.M. London: Geological Society of London. 470.
  • Lăpădat, Alexandru, Imber, Jonathan, Yielding, Graham, Iacopini, David, McCaffrey, Kenneth J.W., Long, Jonathan J. & Jones, Richard R. (2016). Occurrence and development of folding related to normal faulting within a mechanically heterogeneous sedimentary sequence: a case study from Inner Moray Firth, UK. In The Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults. Childs, Conrad Holdsworth, Robert E., Jackson, Christopher A.-L., Manzocchi, Thomas, Walsh, John J. & Yielding, Graham London: Geological Society of London. 439: 373-394.