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Paul Kapp, Professor

Geology, Tectonics, Wind

Department of Geosciences

1040 E 4th St Rm 208

Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

office: G-S 310 pkapp@email.arizona.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My expertise lies in continental tectonics, regional geology, and structural-stratigraphic analysis. In the field I conduct geologic and geomorphic mapping, determine the kinematics of major structures, and measure stratigraphic sections. I study rocks ranging from Precambrian to Quaternary in age and from high-grade gneisses to loess. My analytical research is primarily focused on quantifying timing and rates with geochronology and thermochronology.

Research Interests

Continental tectonics; emphasis on Asia

Cordilleran orogenic systems

Thrust and extensional systems and associated basins

Eolian processes

Faculty supervisor: Society of Earth Science Students

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

University of California, Los Angeles     Geology                             Ph.D.       2001

University of Arizona                        Geology, Geophysics              B.S.         1996

Geophysics Field Camp (SAGE)            Santa Fe, New Mexico                              1996

Indiana University                     Geology Field Camp                              1995

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

Professor                      University of Arizona                                  2014 - Present

Associate Professor            University of Arizona                                    2008 - 2014

Assistant Professor       University of Arizona                                  2002 - 2008

Guest Professor      Inst. Tibetan Plateau Res., Chinese Acad. Sci.       2004 - Present

 

RESEARCH STATEMENT:

My expertise is in continental tectonics, regional geology, and structural-stratigraphic analysis. In the field, I conduct geologic mapping, determine the kinematics of deformation, and measure stratigraphic sections. I study rocks ranging from Precambrian to Quaternary in age and from high-grade gneisses to loess. My analytical research focuses on quantifying timing and rates with geochronology and thermochronology.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Continental tectonics

Thrust and extensional systems and associated basins

Mountain building and aridification

Eolian processes

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2011: UA Geosciences Advisory Board's Outstanding Faculty Award

2009: Geological Society of America, Fellow

2008: Geological Society of America Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal)

2004: University of Arizona, College of Science Early-Career Teaching Award

 

PUBLICATIONS: (9439 citations; h-index = 46; as of 02/17/18 in Google Scholar)

99. Metcalf, K., and Kapp, P., in review, History of subduction erosion and accretion recorded in the Yarlung suture zone, southern Tibet: in Treloar, P., and Searle, M.P., eds., Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis, Geological Society of London Special Publication.

98. He, J., Kapp, P., Chapman, J.B., DeCelles, P.G., and Carrapa, B., in review, Structural setting and U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of Triassic – Cenozoic strata in the eastern Central Pamir, Tajikistan: in Treloar, P., and Searle, M.P., eds., Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis, Geological Society of London Special Publication.

97. Ma, A., Hu, X., Kapp, P., Han, Z., Lai, W., and BouDagher-Fadel, M., accepted, The disappearance of a Late Jurassic remnant sea in the southern Qiangtang Block (Najiangco area): implications for the tectonic uplift of central Tibet: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

96. Kapp, P., and DeCelles, P.G., in review, Mesozoic – Cenozoic geological evolution of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen and working tectonic hypotheses: American Journal of Science.

95. DeCelles, P.G., Leary, R.J., and Kapp, P., accepted, Cenozoic basin evolution in the Indus-Yalu suture zone and High Himalaya: Geological Society of America Memoir.

95. Pelletier, J.D., Kapp, P., Abell, J., Field, J.P., Williams, Z.C., and Dorsey, R., 2018, Controls on yardang development and morphology: 1. Field observations and measurements at Ocotillo Wells, California: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, v. 123, p. 694-722, doi:10.1002/2017JF004461.

94. Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., and Cai, F., 2018, The Gangdese culmination model: Oligocene-Miocene duplexing along the India-Asia suture zone, Lazi region, southern Tibet: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31834.1.

93. Chapman, J.B., Scoggin, S.H., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., Ducea, M.N., Worthington, J., Oimahmadov, I., and Gadoev, M., 2018, Mesozoic to Cenozoic magmatic history of the Pamir: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 482, p. 181-192, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.10.041.

92. Chapman, J.B., Robinson, A., Carrapa, B., Villarreal, D., Worthington, J., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Gadoev, M., Oimahmadov, I., and Gehrels, G., 2018, Cretaceous internal shortening in the Pamir and implications for Cenozoic crustal thickening and extension: Lithosphere.

91. Chapman, J.B., and Kapp, P., 2017, Tibetan magmatism database: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 18, doi:10.1002/2017TC007217.

90. Wang, H., Ding, L., Kapp, P., Cai, F.-L., Clinkscales, C., Xu, Q., Yue, Y.-H., Li, S., and Fan, S.-Q., in review, Earliest Cretaceous accretion of Neo-Tethys oceanic subduction along the Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone, Sangsang area, southern Tibet: Tectonophysics.

89. Wang, B., Zhai, Y., Kapp, P., de Jong, K., Zhong, L., Liu, H., Ma, Y., Gong, H., and Geng, H., 2018, Accretionary tectonics of back-arc oceanic basins in the South Tianshan: Insights from structural, geochronological, and geochemical studies of the Wuwamen ophiolitic mélange: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 130, p. 284-306, doi:10.1130/B31397.1.

88. Pullen, A., Kapp, P., and Chen, N., 2017, Development of stratigraphically controlled, eolian-modified unconsolidated gravel surfaces and yardang fields in the wind-eroded Hami Basin, northwestern China: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31734.1.

87. Hu, C., Chen, N., Kapp, P., Chen, J., Xiao, A., and Zhao, Y., 2017, Yardang geometries in the Qaidam Basin and their controlling factors: Geomorphology, v. 299, p. 142-151, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.09.029.

86. Metcalf, K., and Kapp, P., 2017, The Yarlung suture mélange, Lopu Range, southern Tibet: Provenance of sandstone blocks and transition from oceanic subduction to continental collision: Gondwana Research, v. 48, p. 15-33, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2017.03.002.

85. Huang, W., Lippert, P.C., Jackson, M.J., Dekkers, M.J., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Guo, Z., Kapp, P., and van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., 2017, Remagnetization of the Paleogene carbonates in the Gamba area of southern Tibet: implications for reconstructing the lower plate in the India-Asia collision: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 122, doi:10.1002/2016/JB013662.

84. Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., Ding, L., Campbell, C., and Liu, X.H., 2017, Tectonic evolution of the Yarlung suture zone, Lopu Range region, southern Tibet: Tectonics, v. 36, p. 108-136, doi:10.1002/2016TC004334.

83. Worthington, J.R., Kapp, P., Minaev, V., Chapman, J.B., Mazdab, F.K., Ducea, M.N., Oimahmadov, I., and Gadeov, M., 2017, Birth, life, and demise of the Andean syn-collisional Gissar arc: Late Paleozoic tectono-magmatic-metamorphic evolution of the southwestern Tian Shan, Tajikistan: Tectonics, v. 36, doi:10.1002/2016TC004285.

82. Chapman, J.B., Ducea, M.N., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., and DeCelles, P.G., 2017, Spatial and temporal radiogenic isotopic trends of magmatism in Cordilleran orogens: Gondwana Research, v. 48, p. 189-204, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2017.04.019 (invited review).

81. Carrapa, B., bin Hassim, M.F., Kapp, P.A., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G., 2017, Tectonic and erosional history of southern Tibet recorded by detrital chronological signatures along the Yarlung River drainage: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 192, p. 570-581, doi:10.1130/B31587.1.

80. Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., Vervoort, J.D., and Ding, L., 2016, High-pressure Tethyan Himalaya rocks along the India-Asia suture zone in southern Tibet: Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L544.1.

79. Wang, C., Ding, L., Zhang, L.-Y., Kapp, P., Pullen, A., Yue, Y.-H., 2016, Petrogenesis of Middle-Late Triassic volcanic rocks from the Gangdese belt, southern Lhasa terrane: Implications for early subduction of Neo-Tethyan oceanic lithosphere: Lithos, v. 262, p. 320-333, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2016.07.021.

78. Pepper, M., Gehrels, G., Pullen, A., Ibañez-Mejia, M., Ward, K.M., and Kapp, P., 2016, Magmatic history and crustal genesis of western South America: Constraints from U-Pb ages and Hf isotopes of detrital zircons in modern rivers: Geosphere, v. 12, doi:10.1130/GESO1315.1.

77. Leary, R., Orme, D.A., Laskowski, A.K., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., and Dettinger, M., 2016, Along-strike diachroneity in the deposition of the Kailas Formation in central southern Tibet: Implications for Indian slab dynamics: Geosphere, v. 12, doi:10.1130/GEOS01325.1.

76. Licht, A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Abels, H.A., Lai, Z., Guo, Z., Abell, J., and Giesler, N., 2016, Resilience of the Asian atmospheric circulation shown by Paleogene dust provenance: Nature Communications, 7:12309, doi:10.1038/ncomms12390.

75. Licht, A., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Abell, J., and Giesler, D., 2016, Eolian cannibalism: reworked loess and fluvial sediment as the main sources of the Chinese Loess Plateau: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 128, p. 944-956, doi:10.1130/B31375.1.

74. Cai, F., Ding, L., Laskowski, A.K., Kapp, P., Wang, H., Xu, Q., and Zhang, L., 2016, Late Triassic paleogeographic reconstruction along the Neo-Tethyan Ocean margins, southern Tibet: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 435, p. 105-114, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.027.

73. Chen, N., Ni, N., Kapp, P., Chen, J., Member, IEEE, Xiao, A., and Li, H., 2015, Structural analysis of the Hero Range in the Qaidam Basin, northwestern China, using integrated UAV, terrestrial LiDAR, Landsat 8, and 3-D seismic data: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2440171.

72. Kapp, P., Pullen, A., Pelletier, J.D., Russell, J., Goodman, P., and Cai, F., 2015, From dust to dust: Quaternary wind erosion of the Mu Us Desert and Loess Plateau, China: Geology, v. 43, p. 835-838, doi:10.1130/G36724.1.

71. Maffione, M., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Koornneef, L.M.T., Guilmette, C., Hodges, K., Borneman, N., Huang, W., Ding, L., and Kapp, P.A., 2015, Forearc hyperextension dismembered the south Tibetan ophiolites: Geology, v. 43, p. 475-478, doi:10.1130/G36472.1.

70. Huang, W., Dupont-Nivet, G., Lippert, P.C., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Dekkers, M.J., Waldrip, R., Ganerød, M., Li, X., Guo, Z., and Kapp, P., 2015, What was the Paleogene latitude of the Lhasa terrane? A reassessment of the geochronology and paleomagnetism of the Linzizong volcanic rocks (Linzhou Basin, Tibet): Tectonics, v. 34, p. 594-622.

69. Huang, W., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Maffione, M., Orme, D.A., Dupont-Nivet, G., Guilmette, C., Ding, L., Guo, Z., and Kapp, P., 2015, Lower Cretaceous Xigaze ophiolites formed in the Gangdese forearc: Evidence from paleomagnetism, sediment provenance, and stratigraphy: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 415, p. 142-153.

68. Huang, W., Dupont-Nivet, G., Lippert, P.C., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Dekkers, M.J., Guo, Z., Waldrip, R., Li, X., Zhang, X., Liu, D., and Kapp, P., 2015, Can a primary paleolatitude be retrieved from partially remagnetized Eocene volcanic rocks in the Nanmulin Basin (Southern TIbet) to date the India-Asia collision?: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 120, p. 42-66.

67. Huang, W., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Dekkers, M.J., Dupont-Nivet, G., Lippert, P.C., Li, X., Maffione, M., Langereis, C.G., Hu, X., Guo, Z., and Kapp, P., 2014, Paleolatitudes of the Tibetan Himalaya from primary and secondary magnetizations of Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sedimentary rocks: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005624.

66. DeCelles, P.G., Zandt, G., Beck, S.L., Currie, C.A., Ducea, M.N., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., Carrapa, B., Quade, J., and Schoenbohm, L.M., 2015, Cyclical orogenic processes in the Cenozoic central Andes, in DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Ducea, M., and Kapp, P., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, Boulder, Geological Society of America, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(22).

65. Zhang, L.-Y., Ducea, M.N., Ding, L., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., and Hoffman, D., 2014, Southern Tibetan Oligocene-Miocene adakites: A record of Indian slab tearing: Lithos, v. 210-211, p. 209-223.

64. Metcalf, K., and Kapp, P., 2015, Along-strike variations in crustal seismicity and modern lithospheric structure of the central Andean forearc, in DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Ducea, M., and Kapp, P., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, Boulder, Geological Society of America, p. 61-78, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(04).

63. Pullen, A., and Kapp, P., 2014, Mesozoic tectonic history and lithospheric structure of the Qiangtang terrane: Insights from the Qiangtang metamorphic belt, central Tibet, in Nie, J.S., Horton, B.K., and Hoke, G.E. eds., Towards an Improved Understanding of Uplift Mechanisms and the Elevation History of the Tibetan Plateau, Geological Society of America Special Paper 507, Boulder, Geological Society of America, p. 71-87, doi:10.1130/2014.2507(04).

62. Volkmer J.E., Kapp, P., Horton, B.K., Gehrels, G.E., Minervini, J.M., and Ding, L., 2014, Northern Lhasa thrust belt of central Tibet: Evidence of Cretaceous – early Cenozoic shortening within a passive roof thrust system?: in Nie, J.S., Horton, B.K., and Hoke, G.D. eds., Towards an Improved Understanding of Uplift Mechanisms and the Elevation History of the Tibetan Plateau, Geological Society of America Special Paper 507, Boulder, Geological Society of America, doi:10.1130/2014.2507(03).

61. Orme, D.A., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P., 2014, Sedimentology, provenance and geochronology of the upper Cretaceous–lower Eocene western Xigaze forearc basin, southern Tibet: Basin Research, doi:10.1111/bre.12080.

60. DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., and Ding, L., 2014, Paleocene-Eocene foreland basin evolution in the Himalaya of southern Tibet and Nepal: implications for the age of initial India-Asia collision: Tectonics, v. 33, p. 824-849, doi:10.1002/2014TC003522.

59. Carrapa, B., Orme, D.A., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Cosca, M.A., and Waldrip, R., 2014, Miocene burial and exhumation of the India-Asia collision zone in southern Tibet: Response to slab dynamics and erosion: Geology, v. 52, p. 443-446.

58. Zhang, L.-Y., Ding, L., Pullen, A., Xu, Q., Liu, D.-L., Cai, F.-L., Yue, Y.-H., Lai, Q.-Z., Shi, R.-D., Ducea, M.N., Kapp, P., and Chapman, A., 2014, Age and geochemistry of western Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi granitoids, northern Tibet: Implications for the Mesozoic closure of the Paleo-Tethys ocean: Lithos, v. 190-191, p. 328-348.

57. Sundell, K.E., Taylor, M.H., Styron, R.H., Stockli, D.F., Kapp, P., Hager, C., Liu, D., and Ding, L., 2013, Evidence for constriction and Pliocene acceleration of east-west extension in the North Lunggar rift region of west central Tibet: Tectonics, v. 32, p. 1454-1479, doi:10.1002/tect.20086.

56. Pearson, D.M., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P.W., Gehrels, G.E., Ducea, M.N., and Pullen, A., 2013, Influence of pre-Andean crustal structure on Cenozoic thrust belt kinematics and shortening magnitude: Northwestern Argentina: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1-17, doi:10.1130/GES00923.1.

55. Guynn, J., Tropper, P., Kapp, P., and Gehrels, G.E., 2013, Metamorphism of the Amdo metamorphic complex: Tibet: implications for the Jurassic tectonic evolution of the Bangong suture zone: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 31, p. 705-727.

54. Rohrmann, A., Heermance, R., Kapp, P., and Cai, F., 2013, Wind as the primary driver of erosion in the Qaidam Basin, China: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 374, p. 1-10.

53. Ding, L., Yang, D., Cai, F.L., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., Zhang, L.Y., Zhang, Q.H., Lai, Q.Z., Yue, Y.H., and Shi, R.D., 2013, Provenance analysis of the Mesozoic Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi turbidites in northern Tibet: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the eastern Paleo-Tethys Ocean: Tectonics, doi:10.1002/tect.20013.

52. Heermance, R.V., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Ding, L, Garzione, C., and Song, P., 2013, Climatic and tectonic controls on sedimentation and erosion during the Plio-Quaternary in the Qaidam Basin of China: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 833-856.

51. Woodruff Jr., W.H., Horton, B.K., Kapp, P., and Stockli, D.F., 2013, Late Cenozoic evolution of the Lunggar extensional basin, Tibet: Implications for basin growth and exhumation in hinterland plateaus: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, 343-358, doi:10.1130/B30664.1.

50. Pearson, D.M., Kapp, P., Reiners, P.W., Gehrels, G.E., Ducea, M.N., Pullen, A., Otamendi, J.E., and Alonso, R.N., 2012, Major Miocene exhumation by fault-propagation folding within a metamorphosed, early Paleozoic thrust belt: Northwestern Argentina: Tectonics, v. 31, TC4023, doi:10.1029/2011TC003043.

49. Rohrmann, A., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., Reiners, P.W., Guynn, J., Ding, L., and Heizler, M., 2012 Thermochronologic evidence for plateau formation in central Tibet by 45 Ma: Geology, v. 40, p. 187-190, doi:10.1130/G32530.1.

48. Guynn, J., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., and Ding, L., 2012, U-Pb geochronology of basement rocks in central Tibet and paleogeographic implications: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 43, p. 23-50, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.09.003.

47. Gehrels, G., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P., 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, v. 30, TC5016, doi:10.1029/2011TC002868.

46. van Hinsbergen, D.J.., Kapp, P., Dupont-Nivet, G., Lippert, P.C., DeCelles, P.G., and Torsvik, T.H., 2011, Restoration of Cenozoic deformation in Asia and the size of Greater India: Tectonics, v. 30, TC5003, doi: 10.1029/2011TC002908.

45. Pullen, A., Kapp, P., McCallister, A., Chang, H., Gehrels, G.E., Garzione, C.N., Heermance, R., and Ding, L., 2011. The Qaidam basin and northern Tibetan Plateau as dust sources for the Quaternary Chinese Loess Plateau and paleoclimatic implications: Geology, v. 39, p. 1031-1034, doi:10.1130/G32296.1.

44. Taylor, M.H., Kapp, P.A., and Horton, B.K., 2012, Basin response to active extension and strike-slip deformation in the hinterland of the Tibetan Plateau, in Busby, C., and Azor, A., eds., Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances, First Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., p. 445-460.

43. Kapp, P., Pelletier, J.D., Rohrmann, A., Heermance, R., Russell, J., and Ding, L., 2011, Wind erosion in the Qaidam Basin, central Asia: Implications for tectonics, paleoclimate, and the source of the Loess Plateau: GSA Today, v. 21, p. 4-10, doi:10.1130/GSATG99A.1.

42. DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Quade, J., and Gehrels, G.E., 2011, 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, doi:10.1130/B30258.1.

41. 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, p. 28-40, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.01.008.

40. Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., Ding, L., and Zhang, Q., 2011, Metamorphic rocks in central Tibet: Lateral variations and implications for crustal structure: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 585-600, doi:10.1130/B30154.1.

39. Dupont-Nivet, G., Lippert, P.C., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Meijers, M.J.M., and Kapp, P., 2010, Paleolatitude and age of the Indo-Asian collision: palaeomagnetic constraints: Geophysical Journal International, v. 182, p. 1189-1198, doi:10.111/j.1365-246X.2010.04697.x.

38. Arca, M.S., Kapp, P., and Johnson, R.A., 2010, Cenozoic crustal extension in southeastern Arizona and implications for models of core-complex development: Tectonophysics, v. 488, p. 174-190, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.03.021.

37. Saylor, J., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G., 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, V. 29, p. TC1004, doi:10.1029/2008TC002390.

36. Kapp, P., Manning, C.E., and Tropper, P., 2009, Phase-equilibrium constraints on titanite and rutile activities in mafic epidote amphibolites and geobarometry using titanite-rutile equilibria: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 27, p. 509-521, doi:10.111/j.1525-1314.2009.00836.x.

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

34. 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, v. 279, p. 242-254, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.044.

33. Saylor, J.E., Quade, J., Dettman, D., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P.A., and Ding, L., 2009, The Late Miocene through present paleoelevation history of southwestern Tibet: American Journal of Science, v. 309, p. 1-42, doi:10.2475/01.2009.01.

32. 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, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2008.01.005.

31. Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E., Vervoort, J.D., and Ding, L., 2008, Triassic continental subduction in central Tibet and Mediterranean-style closure of the Paleo-Tethys Ocean: Geology, v. 36, p. 351-354, doi:10.1130/G24435A.1.

30. Kapp, P., Taylor, M., Stockli, D., and Ding, L., 2008, Development of active low-angle normal fault systems during orogenic collapse: Insight from Tibet: Geology, v. 36, p. 7-10, doi:10.1130/G24054A.1.

29. Leier, A.L., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., and Gehrels, G.E., 2007, Lower Cretaceous strata in the Lhasa terrane, Tibet, with implications for understanding the early tectonic history of the Tibetan plateau: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 77, 809-825, doi:10.2110/jsr.2007.078.

28. Volkmer, J.E., Kapp, P., Guynn, J.H., and Lai, Q., 2007, Cretaceous – Tertiary structural evolution of the north central Lhasa terrane, Tibet: Tectonics, v. 26, TC6007, doi:10.1029/2005TC001832.

27. 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.

26. 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.

25. He, S., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., Heizler, M., and Ding, L., 2007, Cretaceous – Tertiary geology of the Gangdese Arc in the Linzhou area, southern Tibet: Tectonophysics, v. 433, p. 15-37.

24. 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, no. 7, p. 4-9, doi: 10.1130/GSAT01707A.1.

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

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

21. Ding, L., Kapp, P., Yue, Y., and Lai, Q., 2007, Postcollisional calc-alkaline lavas and xenoliths from the southern Qiangtang terrane, central Tibet, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 254, p. 28-38.

20. Leier, A.L., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., and Ding, L., 2007, 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.

19. Guynn, J.H., Kapp, P., Pullen, A., Heizler, M., Gehrels, G.E., and Ding, L., 2006, Tibetan basement rocks near Amdo reveal "missing" Mesozoic tectonism along the Bangong suture, central Tibet: Geology, v. 34, p. 505-508.

18. Kapp, P., Yin, A., Harrison, T.M., and Ding, L., 2005, Cretaceous-Tertiary shortening, basin development, and volcanism in central Tibet: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, p. 865-878.

17. Kapp, J.L.D., Harrison, T.M., Kapp, P., Grove, M., Lovera, O.M., and Ding, L., 2005, The Nyainqentanglha Shan: A window into the tectonic, thermal and geochemical evolution of the Lhasa block, southern Tibet: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, B08413, doi:10.1029/2004JB003330.

16. Ding, L., Kapp, P., and Wan, X., 2005, Paleocene–Eocene record of ophiolite obduction and initial India-Asia collision, south-central Tibet: Tectonics, v. 24, TC3001, doi:10.1029/2004TC001729.

15. Kapp, P., and Guynn, J.H., 2004, Indian Punch Rifts Tibet: Geology, v. 32, p. 993-996.

14. Kapp, P., Murphy, M.A., Yin, A., Harrison, T.M., Ding, L., and Guo, J., 2003, Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Shiquanhe area of western Tibet: Tectonics, v. 22, 1029, doi:10.1029/2001TC001332.

13. Kapp, P., Yin, A., Manning, C.E., Harrison, T.M., Taylor, M.H., and Ding, L., 2003, Tectonic evolution of the early Mesozoic blueschist-bearing Qiangtang metamorphic belt, central Tibet: Tectonics, v. 22, 1043, doi:10.1029/2002TC001383.

12. Taylor, M., Yin, A., Ryerson, F.J., Kapp, P., and Ding, L., 2003, Conjugate strike-slip faulting along the Bangong-Nujiang suture zone accommodates coeval east-west extension and north-south shortening in the interior of the Tibetan Plateau: Tectonics, v. 22, 1044, doi:10.1029/2002TC001361.

11. Ding, L., Kapp, P., Zhong, D., and Deng, W., 2003, Cenozoic volcanism in Tibet: evidence for a transition from oceanic to continental subduction: Journal of Petrology, v.44, p. 1833-1865.

10. Deng, X.G., Ding, L., Liu, X.H., Yin, A., Kapp, P.A., Murphy, M.A., and Manning, C.E., 2002, Geochemical characteristics of the blueschists and its tectonic significance in the central Qiangtang area, Tibet: Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 18, p. 517-525.

9. Murphy, M.A., Yin, A., Kapp, P., Harrison, T.M., Manning, C.E., Ryerson, F.J., Ding, L., and Guo, J., 2002, Structural evolution of the Gurla Mandhata detachment system, southwest Tibet: Implications for the eastward extent of the Karakoram fault system: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 428-447.

8. Ding, L., Zhong, D., Yin, A., Kapp, P.A., and Harrison, T.M., 2001, Cenozoic structural and metamorphic evolution of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis (Namche Barwa): Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 192, p. 423-438.

7. Kapp, P.A., Yin, A., Manning, C.E., Murphy, M., Harrison, T.M., Spurlin, M., Ding, L., Deng, X.-G., and Wu, C.-M., 2000, Blueschist-bearing metamorphic core complexes in the Qiangtang block reveal deep crustal structure of northern Tibet: Geology, v. 28, p. 19-22.

6. Murphy, M. A., Yin, A., Kapp, P.A., Harrison, T.M., Ding Lin, and Guo, J., 2000, Southward propagation of the Karakoram fault system, southwest Tibet: timing and magnitude of slip: Geology, v. 28, p. 451-454.

5. Yin, A., Kapp, P.A., Murphy, M.A., Harrison, T.M., Grove, M., Ding, L., Deng, X., and Wu, C., 1999, Significant late Neogene east-west extension in northern Tibet: Geology, v. 27, p. 787-790.

4. Axen, G.J., Fletcher, J.M., Cowgill, E., Murphy, M., Kapp, P., MacMillan, I., and Ramos-Velazquez, E., 1999, Range-front fault scarps of the Sierra El Mayor, Baja California: Formed above an active low-angle normal fault?: Geology, v. 27, p. 247-250.

3. Kapp, P.A., and Gehrels, G.E., 1998, Detrital zircon constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Gravina belt, southeastern Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 35, p. 253-268.

2. Gehrels, G.E., and Kapp, P.A., 1998, Detrital zircon geochronology and regional correlation of metasedimentary rocks in the Coast Mountains, southeastern Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 35, p. 269-279.

1. DeCelles, P.G., Gehrels, G.E., Quade, J., Ojha, T.P., Kapp, P.A., and Upreti, B.N., 1998, Neogene foreland basin deposits, erosional unroofing, and the kinematic history of the Himalayan fold-thrust belt, western Nepal: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 110, p. 2-21.

 

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Huang, W., Lippert, P.C., Jackson, M.J., Dekkers, M.J., Zhang, Y., Li, J., Guo, Z., Kapp, P., and van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., 2017, Reply to comment by Z. Yi et al. on “Remagnetization of the Paleogene Tibetan Himalayan carbonate rocks in the Gamba area: Implications for reconstructing the lower plate in the India-Asia collision”: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, doi:10.1002/2017JB014353.

Zhang, L.-Y., Ding, L., Pullen, A., and Kapp, P., 2015, Reply to comment by W. Liu and B. Xia on “Age and geochemistry of western Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi granitoids, northern Tibet: Implications for the Mesozoic closure of the Paleo-Tethys ocean”: Lithos, v. 212-215, p. 457-461.

van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Lippert, P.C., Dupont-Nivet, G., Kapp, P., DeCelles, P.G., and Torsvik, T.H., 2012, Reply to comment by Ali and Aitchison on “Restoration of Cenozoic deformation in Asia, and the size of Greater India”: Tectonics, v. 31, TC4007, doi:10.1029/2012TC003144.

Kapp, P., 2001, Blueschist-bearing metamorphic core complexes in the Qiangtang block reveal deep crustal structure of northern Tibet, Reply: Geology, v. 29, p. 91.

Kapp, P., Manning, C.E., and Yin, A., 2001: Blueschist-bearing metamorphic core complexes in the Qiangtang block reveal deep crustal structure of northern Tibet, Reply: Geology, v. 29, p. 664.