Selected Papers

Stevens, A.L., Balgord, E.A., Carrapa, B. (2016), Revised exhumation history of the Wind River Range, WY and implications for Laramide tectonics, Tectonics, 10.1002/2016TC004126.

Carrapa, B., Robert, X., DeCelles, P.G., Orme, D., Schoenbohm, L., Stuart, T., 2016, Exhumation of Mount Everest and asymmetric growth of the Himalaya,Geology, doi:10.1130/G37756.1.

Carrapa, B., DiGiulio, A., Mancin, N., Gupta, S., Fantoni, R., Stockli, D. (2016), Tectonic significance of Cenozoic deformation, exhumation and basin history in the Western Alps, Tectonics, 35 doi: 10.1002/2016TC004132.

Carrapa, Barbara, bin Hassim, Mohd Faiz, Kapp, Paul A., DeCelles, Peter G., and Gehrels, George (2016), Tectonic and erosional history of southern Tibet recorded by detrital chronological signatures along the Yarlung River drainage. GSA Bulletin; Month/Month 2016; v. 128; no. X/X; p. 1–12; doi: 10.1130/B31587.1; 6 figures; 1 table; Data Repository item 2016356.

McGlue, Michael M., Smith, Preston H., Zani, Hiran, Silva, Aguinaldo, Carrapa, Barbara, Cohen, Andrew S. and Pepper, Martin B. (2016),An Integrated Sedimentary Systems Analysis of the Río Bermejo (Argentina): Megafan Character in the Overfilled Southern Chaco Foreland Basin. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2016, v. 86, 1359–1377 Research Article DOI:

Fosdick, J., Carrapa, B. and Gustavo Ortíz (2015), Faulting and erosion in the Argentine Precordillera during changes in subduction regime: reconciling bedrock cooling and detrital records, EPSL, 432, 73–83.

Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Wang, W., Clementz, M.T., Mancin, N., Stoica, M., Kraatz, B., Meng, J., Abdulov, S., Chen, F. (2015), Tectono-climatic implications of Eocene Paratethys regression in the Tajik basin of central Asia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 424, p. 168–178.

Carrapa, B., and DeCelles, P.G., 2015, Regional exhumation and kinematic history of the central Andes in response to cyclical orogenic processes, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212.

Schoenbohm, L.M., and Carrapa, B., 2015, Miocene–Pliocene shortening, extension, and mafic magmatism support small-scale lithospheric foundering in the central Andes, NW Argentina, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(09).

Balgord, E. and Carrapa, B. (2014), Basin evolution of the upper Cretaceous-lower Cenozoic strata in the Malargüe fold-and-thrust belt: northern Neuquén Basin, Argentina, Basin Research, Basin Research, 1–24, doi: 10.1111/bre.12106.

Carrapa, B., Shazanee, F. M., Schoenbohm, L.M., Cosca, M., Sobel, E.R., DeCelles, P.G., Russell, J., 2014, Multi-dating of modern river detritus from Tajikistan and China: implications for crustal evolution and exhumation of the Pamir, Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L360.1.

Carrapa, B., Bywater-Reyes, S., Safipour, R., Sobel, E., Schoenbhom, L., Reiners, P. and Stockli, D., 2014, The effect of inherited paleotopography on exhumation of the Central Andes of NW Argentina, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30844.1.

Carrapa, Barbara, Huntington,  Katharine W., Clementz,  Mark, Quade, Jay, Bywater-Reyes, Sharon, Schoenbohm, Lindsay M., and Canavan, Robin R., Uplift of the Central Andes of NW Argentina associated with upper crustal shortening, revealed by multiproxy isotopic analyses. AGU Tectonics, May 2014.

Painter, Clayton S., Carrapa, Barbara, DeCelles, Peter G., Gehrels, George E., and Thomson, Stuart N., Exhumation of the North American Cordillera revealed by multi-dating of Upper Jurassic–Upper Cretaceous foreland basin deposits. GSA Bulletin May 2014.

Fan, Majie, and Carrapa, Barbara, Late Cretaceous–early Eocene Laramide uplift, exhumation, and basin subsidence in Wyoming: Crustal responses to flat slab subduction. AGU Tectonics, 33,

Carrapa, B., Orme, D.A. , DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P. , Cosca, M. , Waldrip, R., 2014, Miocene burial and exhumation of the India-Asia collision zone in southern Tibet: response to slab dynamics and erosion, Geology, 2014, doi:10.1130/G35350.1.

Canavan, R., Carrapa, B., Clementz, M., Quade, J., DeCelles, P.G., Schoenbohm, L., 2014, Early Cenozoic uplift of the Puna Plateau, Central Andes, based on stable isotope paleoaltimetry of hydrated volcanic glass, Geology, 2014, doi:10.1130/G35239.1.

S. Lynn Peyton, Barbara Carrapa, 2013, An introduction to low-temperature thermochronologic techniques, methodology, and applications, in C. Knight and J. Cuzella, eds., Application of structural methods to Rocky Mountain hydrocarbon exploration and development: AAPG Studies in Geology 65, p. 15–36.

S. Lynn Peyton, Barbara Carrapa, 2013, An overview of low-temperature thermochronology in the Rocky Mountain and Its application to petroleum system analysis, in C. Knight and J. Cuzella, eds., Application of structural methods to Rocky Mountain hydrocarbon exploration and development: AAPG Studies in Geology 65, p. 37–70.

Painter, C., York, C. and Carrapa., B., 2013, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, 323–338.

Painter, C. and Carrapa, B., 2013, Flexural versus dynamic processes of subsidence in the North American Cordillera foreland basin, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, 1–5, doi:10.1002/grl.50831, 2013.

Rhormann, A., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., Reiners, Guynn, J., P., Ding, L. and Heizler, M., 2012, Thermochronologic evidence for low magnitude exhumation in central Tibet in the last ~45 Ma, Geology, 40, v.2, 1487-190.

Peyton, S.L., Reiners, P.W., Carrapa, B. and DeCelles, P.G., 2012, Low-Temperature thermochronology of the Laramide Rocky Mountains, Western U.S.A, American Journal of Science, Vol. 312, P. 145–212, DOI 10.2475/02.2012.04.

Lukens, C., Carrapa, B., Singer, B. and Gehrels, G., 2012, Miocene exhumation revealed by detrital minerals of Tajik rivers: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Pamir, Tectonics, v. 31, doi:10.1029/2011TC003040.

York, C., Painter, C. and Carrapa. B., 2011, Sedimentological and petrophysical characterization of the Sego Sandstone (NW Colorado, USA): A new scheme to recognize ancient flood-tidal delta deposits and implications for reservoir potential, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 81, 401-419.

DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B. and Horton, H., 2011, Cenozoic foreland basin system in the central Andes of northwestern Argentina: Implications for Andean geodynamics and modes of deformation, Tectonics, v. 30, doi:10.1029/2011TC002948.

Carrapa., B., Trimble, J., and Stockli, D., 2011, Timing and Magnitude of   Deformation and Exhumation of the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina Revealed by (U-Th)/He Thermochrology, Tectonics, v. 30, TC3003, 30 PP., doi:10.1029/2010TC002707.

Carrapa, B., Reyes-Bywater, S., DeCelles, P.G., Mortimer, E., and Gerhels, G., 2011, Cenozoic synorogenic basin evolution in the Eastern Cordillera of northwestern Argentina (25°-26°S): Regional implications for Andean orogenic wedge development, Basin Research, 23, 1–20, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00519.x

Carrapa, B., 2010, Resolving tectonic problems by dating detrital minerals, Geology, 2010, 38, 191-192.

Bywater, S., Carrapa, B., Clementz, M. and Schoenbohm, L., 2010, The effect of late Cenozoic aridification on sedimentation in the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina (Angastaco Basin), Geology, v. 38, 235-238.

Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R., Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Hain, M.P., Hilley, G.E., Mortimer, E., Schoenbohm, L., and Sobel, E.R., 2009, Does the topographic distribution of the central Andean Puna Plateau result from climatic or geodynamic processes? Geology, 37, p. 643–646; doi: 10.1130/G25545A.1.

Carrapa, B., 2009, Tracing exhumation and orogenic wedge dynamics in the Alps via detrital thermochronology, Geology, v. 37, 12, 1127-1130.

Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P. Gerhels, G., 2009, Apatite triple dating and white mica 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of syn-tectonic detritus in the Central Andes: a multi-phase tectono-thermal history, Geology, 37, 407-410.

Carrapa, B., Hauer, Schoenbohm, L., Strecker, M. Schmitt, A., Villaneva, A. and Sosa Gomez, J., 2008, Dynamics of deformation and sedimentation in the Sierras Pampeanas: An integrated study of the Neogene Fiambala basin, NW Argentina, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi 10.1130/B26111.1.

Carrapa, B. and DeCelles, P.G., 2008, Eocene exhumation and basin development in the Puna of Northwestern Argentina, Tectonics, 27, TC1015, doi:10.1029/2007TC002127.

Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R.N, Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Hilley, G.E., Sobel, E.R., Trauth, M.H., 2007, Tectonics and Climate of the Southern Central Andes, Annual Review Earth Planetary Sciences, 35, 747-787.

Mortimer, E., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Schoenbohm, Sobel, E., Gomez, J.S., Strecker, M.R., 2007, Compartmentalization of a foreland basin in response to plateau growth and diachronous thrusting: El Cajon-Campo Arenal basin, NW Argentina. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119, 637-653.

Mortimer, E. and Carrapa, B., 2007, Footwall drainage evolution in response to increasing fault displacement: Loreto fault, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Geology, 35, 651-654.

DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B. and Gehrels, G.E., 2007, Detrital Zircon U-Pb Ages Provide New Provenance and Chronostratigraphic Information from Eocene Synorogenic Deposits in Northwestern Argentina, Geology, 35, 323-326.

Coutand, I., Carrapa, B., Deeken, A., Schmitt, A.K., Sobel. E.R., Strecker, M.R., 2006, Orogenic plateau formation and lateral growth of compressional basins and ranges: insights from sandstone petrography and detrital apatite fission-track thermochronology in the Angastaco Basin, NW Argentina, Basin Research, 18, 1–26.

Carrapa, B., Strecker, M.R. and Sobel, E.R., 2006, Orogenic Plateau growth in the Central Andes: Evidence from sedimentary rock provenance and apatite fission track thermochronology in the Fiambala Basin, southernmost Puna Plateau margin (NW Argentina), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 247, 82-100.

Carrapa, B., Adelmann, D., Hilley, G., Mortimer, E., Strecker, M.R. and Sobel, E.R., 2005, Oligocene uplift, establishment of internal drainage and development of plateau morphology in the southern Central Andes, Tectonics, 24, doi:10.1029/2004TC001762.

Carrapa, B. and Garcia Castellanos, D., 2005, Western Alpine back-thrusting as subsidence mechanism in the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (NW Italy), Tectonophysics, 406, 197-212.

Carrapa, B., Di Giulio, A. and Wijbrans, J., 2004, The early stages of the Alpine collision: an image from the detrital thermochronology of Upper Eocene-Lower Oligocene sediments in the Alps-Apennines knot area, Sedimentary Geology, 171, 181-203.

Carrapa, B., Wijbrans, J., Bertotti, G., 2004, Detecting differences in cooling/exhumation patterns within the Western Alpine arc through 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology on detrital minerals (Tertiary Piedmont Basin, NW Italy). In: Detrital thermochronology-Provenance analysis, exhumation and landscape evolution of mountain belts, Eds. Bernet M. & Spiegel, Geological Society of America, 378.

Carrapa, B., Wijbrans, J. and Bertotti, G., 2003, Episodic exhumation in the Western Alps, Geology, 31, 601-604.

Carrapa, B., Bertotti, G. and Krijgsma, W., 2003, Subsidence, stress regime and rotation(s) of a tectonically active sedimentary basin within the Western Alps: the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (Alpine domain, Northwest Italy). In: Tracing Tectonic deformation using the Sedimentary Record, Eds. T. McCann & A. Saintot, Geological Society of London, 208, 205-227.

Carrapa, B. and Di Giulio, A., 2001, The Sedimentary record of the exhumation of a granitic intrusion into a collisional setting: a case study from Southern Alps (Gonfolite Group, Italy), Sedimentary Geology, 139, 217-228.