Peter DeCelles | Recent Publications

Carrapa, B., Reyes-Bywater, S., Safipour, R., Sobel, E.R., Schoenbohm, L.M., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P.W., and Stockli, D., 2014, The effect of inherited paleotopography on exhumation of the Central Andes of NW Argentina: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, p. 66–77, doi:10.1130/B30844.1doi:10.1130/B30844.1

Pearson, D.P., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P.W., Gehrels, G.E., Ducea, M.N., and Pullen. A., 2013, Timing, kinematics, and magnitude of Cenozoic shortening within a basement-involved, inverted thrust belt: Northwestern Argentina: Geosphere, v. 9, n. 6, p. 1-17.

Laskowski, A.K., DeCelles, P.G., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Detrital geochronology of Cordilleran retroarc foreland basin strata, western North America: Tectonics, v. 32, doi:10.1002/tect.20065.

DeCelles, P.G., 2012, Foreland basin systems revisited: variations in response to tectonic settings, in Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances, edited by C. Busby and A. Azor Pérez, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 405-426.

Fuentes, F., DeCelles, P.G., and Constenius, K.N., 2012, Regional structure and kinematic history of the Cordilleran fold-thrust belt in northwestern Montana, USA: Geosphere, v. 8; no. 5, doi:10.1130/GES00773.1.

Peyton, S.L., Reiners, P.W., Carrapa, B., and DeCelles, P.G., 2012, Low-temperature thermochronology of the northern Rocky Mountains, Western U.S.A.: American Journal of Science, v. 312, p. 145-212.

Peyton, S.L., Constenius, K.N., and DeCelles, P.G., 2011, Early eastward translation of shortening in the Seviere thrust belt, northeast Utah and southwest Wyoming, U.S.A., in Sprinkel, D.A., Yonkee, W.A., and Chidsey, T.C., Jr., editors, Sevier thrust belt: northern and central Utah and adjacent areas: Utah Geological Society Special Publication, v. 40, p. 57-72.

DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Horton, B.K., and Gehrels, G.E., 2011, Cenozoic foreland basin system in the central Andes of northwestern Argentina: Implications for Andean geodynamics and modes of deformation, Tectonics, 30, TC6013, 30 p., 2011 doi:10.1029/2011TC002948.

115. van  Hinsbergen, D.J., Kapp, P., Dupont-Nivet, G., DeCelles, P.G., Lippert, P.C., Torsvik, T.H., 2011, Cenozoic deformation of Tibet, Pamir-Hindu Kush, Tien Shan and Mongolia reviewed and restored: retrodeforming intra-Asian shortening and extrusion north of India, Tectonics, v. 30, TC5003, doi:10.1029/2011TC002908.

Gehrels, G.E., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Pullen, A., Blakey, R., Weislogel, A., Ding, L., Guynn, J., Martin, A., McQuarrie, N., and Yin, A., 2011, Detrital zircon geochronology of pre-Tertiary strata in the Tibetan-Himalayan orogen: Tectonics, 30, TC5016, 27 PP., 2011, doi:10.1029/2011TC002868.

113. Carrapa, B., Mortimer, E., DeCelles, P.G., Bywater, S., Trimble, J., and Gehrels, G.E., 2011, Eocene-Miocene synorogenic basin evolution in the Eastern Cordillera of northwestern Argentina (25°-26°S): Regional implications for Andean orogenic wedge development: Basin Research, v. 23, p. 1-20.

112. Fan, M., Quade, J., Dettman, D.L., DeCelles, P.G., 2011, Widespread basement erosion in late Paleocene-early Eocene in the Laramide Rocky Mountains inferred from 87Sr/86Sr ratio of bivalve fossils: GSA Bulletin, v. 123, p. 2069-2082.

DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P.K., Quade, J., and Gehrels, G.E., 2011, The Oligocene-Miocene Kailas Basin, southwestern Tibet: record of post-collisional upper plate extension in the Indus-Yarlung suture zone: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 1337-1362

Fan, M., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., Dettman, D.L., Quade, J., and Peyton, S.L., 2011, Sedimentology, detrital zircon geochronology, and stable isotope geochemistry of the lower Eocene strata in the Wind River Basin, central Wyoming: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 979-996.

Fuentes, F., DeCelles, P.G., Constenius, K.N., and Gehrels, G.E., 2011, Evolution of the Cordilleran foreland basin system in northwestern Montana, U.S.A. GSA Bulletin v. 123, p. 507–533, doi: 10.1130/B30204.1.

Pullen A., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., and Ding, L., 2011, Cenozoic anatexis and exhumation of Tethyan Sequence rocks in the Xiao Gurla Range, Southwest Tibet: Tectonophysics v. 501, 28-40.

Saylor, J., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G. E., Murphy, M., Zhang, R., and Kapp, P., 2010, Basin Formation in the High Himalaya by Arc-Parallel Extension and Tectonic Damming: Zhada Basin, Southwestern Tibet, Tectonics, 29, 1, doi:10.1029/2008TC002390.

Saylor, J., DeCelles, P.G., Quade, J., 2010, Climate-driven environmental change in the Zhada Basin, southwestern Tibetan Plateau: Geosphere, v. 6; no. 2; p. 74-92; DOI: 10.1130/GES00507.1.

Pelletier, J.D., DeCelles, P.G., and Zandt, G., 2010, Relationships among climate, erosion, topography, and delamination in the Andes: a numerical modeling investigation: Geology, 38, 259-262.

Martin, A.J., Ganguly, J., and DeCelles, P.G., 2009, Metamorphism of Greater and Lesser Himalayan rocks exposed in the Modi Khola valley, central Nepal: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI 10.1007/s00410-009-0424-3.

103. Leier, A., Quade, J., DeCelles, P., and Kapp, P., 2009, Stable isotopic results from paleosol carbonate in South Asia: paleoenvironmental reconstructions and selective alteration: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 279, 242-254.

DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Kapp, P., and Zandt, G., 2009, Cyclicity in Cordilleran orogenic systems: Nature Geoscience, 2, 251-257, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO469.

Fuentes, F., DeCelles, P.G., and Gehrels, G.E., 2009, Jurassic onset of foreland basin deposition in northwestern Montana, USA: Implications for along-strike synchroneity of Cordilleran orogenic activity, Geology, 37, 379-382. Highlight in Geology Research Focus Article by A. Miall.

Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P.W., Gehrels, G.E., and Sudo, M., 2009, Apatite triple dating and white mica 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of syntectonic detritus in the Central Andes: a multi-phase tectonothermal history: Geology, 37, 407-410. Highlighted in Science research review note by B. Hanson.

Saylor, J. E., Quade, J., Dettman, D., DeCelles, P. G., Kapp, P. A., 2009, The late Miocene through present paleoelevation history of southwestern Tibet: American Journal of Science, v. 309, 1-42.

Ojha, T.P., Butler, R.F., DeCelles, P.G., and Quade, J., 2009, Magnetic polarity stratigraphy of the Neogene foreland basin deposits of Nepal, Basin Research, v. 21, p. 61-90, doi: 10.1111/j. 1365-2117.2008.00374.x.

97.  Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., DeCelles, P.G., Brown, E., Fabijanic, J.M., and Ding, L., 2008, Gangdese retroarc thrust belt and foreland basin deposits in the Damxung area, southern Tibet: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 33, p. 323-336.

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

Leier, A.L., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., and Gehrels, G.E., 2007, Lower Cretaceous strata of central Tibet: implications for regional deformation and uplift prior to the Indo-Asian collision: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.77, p. 809-825.

Garzanti, E., Vezzoli, G., Ando, S., Lavé, J., Attal, M., France-Lanord, C., and DeCelles, P.G., 2007, Quantifying sand provenance and erosion (Marsyandi River, Nepal Himalaya): Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 258, p. 500-515.

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, v. 35, p. 323-326.

92.  He, S., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., and Heizler, M., 2007, Cretaceous – Tertiary geology of the Gangdese arc in the Linzhou area, southern Tibet: Tectonophysics, v. 433, p. 15-37, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2007.01.005.

Martin, A.J., Gehrels, G.E., and DeCelles, P.G., 2007, The tectonic significance of (U,Th)/Pb ages of monazite inclusions in garnet from the Himalaya of central Nepal: Chemical Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.05.003.

Coogan, J.C., and DeCelles, P.G., 2007, Regional structure and kinematic history of the Sevier fold-and thrust belt, central Utah: Reply: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 119, no. 5/6 doi: 10.1130/B26176.1.

Cavazza, W., DeCelles, P.G., Fellin, M.G., and Paganelli, L., 2007, The Miocene Saint-Florent basin in northern Corsica: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and tectonic implications: Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2007.00334.x.

88.  Leier, A.L., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., and DeCelles, P.G., 2007, Detrital zircon geochronology of Carboniferous-Cretaceous strata in the Lhasa terrane, southern Tibet: Basin Research, v. 19, p. 361-378.

87.  DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Ding, L., and Gehrels, G.E., 2007, Cretaceous-mid Tertiary basin development in the central Tibetan Plateau: Changing environments in response to changing climate, tectonic partitioning, and elevation gain: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 119, p. 654-680, doi: 10.1130/B26074.1.

Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., Heizler, M., and Ding, L., 2007, Geological records of the Cretaceous Lhasa-Qiangtang and Indo-Asian collisions in the Nima basin area, central Tibet, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 119, p. 917-932; doi:10.1130/B26033.1.

Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Leier, A.L., Fabijanic, J.M., He, S., Pullen, A., Gehrels, G.E., and Ding, L., 2007, The Gangdese retroarc thrust belt revealed: GSA Today, V. 17, number 7, p 4-9.

84.  Leier, A., DeCelles, P.G., and Kapp, P., 2007, The Takena Formation of the Lhasa terrane, southern Tibet:  the record of a Late Cretaceous retroarc foreland basin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 119, p. 31-48.

DeCelles, P.G., Quade, J., Kapp, P., Fan, M., Dettman, D., and Ding, L., 2007, High and dry in the central Tibetan Plateau during the Oligocene: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 253, p. 389-401.

  1. Szulc, A.G., Najman, Y., Sinclair, H.D., Pringle, M., Bickle, M., Chapman, H., Garzanti, E., Ando, S., Huyghe, P., Mugnier, J-L., Ojha, T., and DeCelles, P., 2006, Tectonic evolution of the Himalaya constrained by detrital 40Ar-39Ar, Sm-Nd and petrographic data from the Siwalik foreland basin succession, SW Nepal: Basin Research, v. 18, p. 375-392.
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81.  Yoshida, M., Upreti, B.N., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., and Ojha, T.P., 2006, Basement history and provenance of the Tethys sediments of the Himalaya: an appraisal based on recent geochronologic and tectonic data: Bulletin of the Tethys Geological Soceity, Cairo, v. 1, p. 1-6.

80.  Gehrels, G.E., DeCelles, P.G., Ojha, T.P., and Upreti, B.N., 2006, Geologic and U-Pb geochronologic evidence for early Paleozoic tectonism in the Dadeldhura thrust sheet, far-west Nepal Himalaya: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 28, p. 385-408.

79.  Robinson, D.M., DeCelles, P.G., and Copeland, P., 2006, Tectonic evolution of the Himalayan thrust belt in western Nepal: implications for channel flow models: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118; no. 7/8; p. 865–885; doi: 10.1130/B25911.1, p. 865-885.

78.  DeCelles, P.G., and Coogan, J.C., 2006, Regional structure and kinematic history of the Sevier fold-thrust belt, central Utah: Implications for the Cordilleran magmatic arc and foreland basin system, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118; no. 7/8; p. 841–864; doi: 10.1130/B25759.1, p. 841-864.

77.  Gehrels, G.E., DeCelles, P.G., Ojha, T.P., and Upreti, B.N., 2006, Geologic and U-Th-Pb geochronologic evidence for early Paleozoic tectonism in the Kathmandu thrust sheet, central Nepal Himalaya: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 185-198; doi:10.1130/B25753.1.

76.  McQuarrie, N., Horton, B.K., Zandt, G., Beck, S., and DeCelles, P.G., 2005, Lithospheric evolution of the Andean fold–thrust belt, Bolivia, and the origin of the central Andean plateau: Tectonophysics, v. 399, p. 15-37.

75.  Pearson, O. N., and DeCelles, P. G., 2005, Structural geology and regional tectonic significance of the Ramgarh thrust, Himalayan fold-thrust belt of Nepal: Tectonics, Vol. 24, No. 4, TC400810.1029/2003TC001617.

74.  Leier, A., DeCelles, P.G., and Pelletier, J., 2005, Mountains, monsoons, and megafans: Geology, v. 33, p. 289-292.

73.  Martin, A.J., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., Patchett, P.J., and Isachsen, C., 2005, Isotopic and structural constraints on the location of the Main Central thrust in the Annapurna Range, central Nepal Himalaya, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, p. 926–944; doi: 10.1130/B25646.1.

72.  Ross, G. M., Patchett, P.J., DeCelles, P.G., Heaman, L., Rosenberg, E., and Giovanni, M., 2005, Evolution of the Cordilleran orogen (southwestern Alberta) inferred from detrital mineral geochronology and Nd isotopes in the foreland: Geological Society of American Bulletin, v. 117, p. 746-763, doi 10.1130/B25564.1.

71.  DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., Najman, Y., Martin, A.J., Carter, A., and Garzanti, E., 2004, Detrital geochronology and geochemistry of Cretaceous—Early Miocene strata of Nepal: Implications for timing and diachroneity of initial Himalayan orogenesis, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 227, p. 313-330, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.08.019.

70.  Ducea, M., Valencia, V.A., Shoemaker, S., Reiners, P.W., DeCelles, P.G., Maria Fernanda Campa, M.F., Morán-Zenteno, and Ruiz, J., 2004, Rates of sediment recycling beneath the Acapulco trench: Constraints from (U-Th)/He thermochronology: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109, B09404, doi:10.1029/2004JB003112.

69.  Horton, B.K., Constenius, K.N., and DeCelles, P.G., 2004, Tectonic control on coarse-grained foreland-basin sequences: An example from the Cordilleran foreland basin, Utah: Geology, v. 32, p. 637-640.

68.  DeCelles, P.G., 2004, Late Jurassic to Eocene evolution of the Cordilleran thrust belt and foreland basin system, western USA: American Journal of Science, v. 304, p. 105-168.

67.  Quade, J., English, N., and DeCelles, P.G., 2003, Silicate versus carbonate weathering in the Himalaya: a comparison of the Arun and Seti River watersheds: Chemical Geology, v. 202, p. 275-296.

66.  Conder, J., Butler, R.F., DeCelles, P.G., and Constenius, K.N., 2003, Paleomagnetic determination of vertical-axis rotations within the Charleston – Nebo salient, Utah: Geology, v. 31, p. 1113-1116.

65.  Gehrels, G.E., DeCelles, P.G., Martin, A., Ojha, T.P., Pinhassi, G., and Upeti, B.N., 2003, Initiation of the Himalayan orogen as an early Paleozoic thin-skinned thrust belt: GSA Today, v. 13, no. 9, p. 4-9.

64.  Robinson, D.M., DeCelles, P.G., Garzione, C.N., Pearson, O.N., Harrison, T.M., and Catlos, E.J., 2003, Kinematic model for the Main Central thrust in Nepal: Geology, v. 31, p. 359-362.

63.  Garzione, C.N., DeCelles, P.G., Hodkinson, D.G., Ojha, T.P., and Upreti, B.N., 2003, East-west extension and Miocene environmental change in the southern Tibetan plateau: Thakkhola graben, central Nepal: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, p. 3-20.

62.  DeCelles, P. G., and Horton, B. K., 2003, Implications of early-middle Tertiary foreland basin development for the history of Andean crustal shortening in Bolivia: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, p. 58-77.

61.  DeCelles, P.G., Robinson, D.M., and Zandt, G., 2002, Implications of shortening in the Himalayan fold-thrust belt for uplift of the Tibetan Plateau, Tectonics, v. 21, no. 6, 1062, doi:10.1029/2001TC001322.

60.  Robinson, D.M., DeCelles, P.G., Patchett, P.J. and Garzione, C.N., 2001, The kinematic history of the Nepalese Himalaya interpreted from Nd isotopes: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 192, p. 507-521.

59.  McQuarrie, N., and DeCelles, P. G., 2001, Geometry and structural evolution of the Central Andean backthrust belt, Bolivia: Tectonics, v. 20, p. 669-692.

58.  DeCelles, P. G., Robinson, D. M., Quade, J., Ojha, T.P., Garzione, C.N., Copeland, P., and Upreti, B. N., 2001, Stratigraphy, structure, and tectonic evolution of the Himalayan fold-thrust belt in western Nepal: Tectonics, v. 20, p. 487-509.

57.  Horton, B. K., and DeCelles, P. G., 2001, Modern and ancient fluvial megafans in the foreland basin system of the central Andes, southern Bolivia: implications for drainage network evolution in fold-thrust belts: Basin Research, v. 13, p. 43-64.

56.  DeCelles, P. G., and DeCelles, P. C., 2001, Rates of shortening, propagation, underthrusting, and flexural wave migration in continental orogenic systems: Geology, v. 29, p. 135-138.

55.  Garzione, C. N., Quade, J., DeCelles P. G., and English, N. B., 2000, Predicting paleoelevation of Tibet and the Nepal Himalaya from 18O vs. altitude gradients in meteoric water across the Nepal Himalaya: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 183, p. 215-230.

54.  Garzione, C. N., Dettman, D. L., Quade, J., DeCelles, P. G., and Butler, R. F., 2000, High times on the Tibetan Plateau: paleoelevation of the Thakkhola graben, Nepal: Geology, v. 28, p. 339-342.

53.  English, N. B., Quade, J., DeCelles, P. G., and Garzione, C. N., 2000, Geologic control of Sr and major element chemistry in Himalayan rivers, Nepal: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 64, p. 2549-2566.

52.  DeCelles, P. G., Gehrels, G. E., Quade, J., LaReau, B., and Spurlin, M., 2000, Tectonic implications of U-Pb detrital zircon ages from the Himalayan orogenic belt, Nepal: Science, v 288, p. 497-499.

51.  Ojha, T. P., Butler, R. F., Quade, J., DeCelles, P. G., Richards, D., and Upreti, B. N., 2000, Magnetic polarity stratigraphy of the Neogene Siwalik Group at Khutia Khola, Farwestern Nepal: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, p. 424-434.