Publications -- W.S.F. Kidd - grouped by topic

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Appalachian geology and tectonics

1    J.M. Bird, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1971.  Appalachian-Caledonian ophiolites/Proto-Atlantic oceanic crust and mantle.  Nature Phys. Sci., 231, 28-31.

4    J.F. Dewey and W.S.F. Kidd, 1974.  Continental collisions in the Appalachian/Caledonian orogenic belt:  style variations related to complete and incomplete suturing.  Geology, 2, 543-546.

   --  Newfoundland

PhD dissertation - The evolution of the Baie Verte Lineament, Burlington Peninsula, Newfoundland. Unpublished dissertation, University of Cambridge, 1974; 386pp +xx, 7 folded maps.

10    W.S.F. Kidd, 1977.  The Baie Verte Lineament, Newfoundland: ophiolite complex floor and mafic volcanic fill of a small Ordovician marginal basin, pp. 407-418 in Island Arcs, Deep-Sea Trenches, and Back Arc Basins (M. Talwani and W.C. Pitman, eds.), Maurice Ewing Series, 1, Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington.

12    W.S.F. Kidd, J.F. Dewey, and J.M. Bird, 1978.  The Mings Bight Ophiolite Complex, Newfoundland:  Appalachian Oceanic Crust and Mantle.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 15, 781-804.

D2    K.D. Nelson and W.S.F. Kidd, 1979.  A lower Paleozoic trench-fill sequence, New World Island, Newfoundland:  Discussion.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 90, 985-986.

D3    K.D. Nelson and W.S.F. Kidd, 1979.  The age of the Roberts Arm Group, north-central Newfoundland:  Discussion.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 16, 2068-2070.

20    J.F. Casey and W.S.F. Kidd, 1981.  A parallochthonous group of sedimentary rocks unconformably overlying the Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex, North Arm Mountain, Newfoundland.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 18, 1035-1050.

22    J.F. Dewey, M.J. Kennedy, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1983.  A geotraverse through the Appalachians of Northern Newfoundland.  pp. 205-241 in  N. Rast and F.M. Delany (editors), Profiles of Orogenic Belts, Geodynamics Series, 10, Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington. [coloured figures as separate pages] [coloured figures as original folded insert]

D7    T. Kusky and W.S.F. Kidd, 1985.  Middle Ordovician conodonts from the Buchans Group, Central Newfoundland, and their significance for regional stratigraphy of the Central Volcanic belt:  discussion.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 22, 484-485.

33    T.M. Kusky, W.S.F. Kidd, and D.C. Bradley, 1987.  Displacement history of the Northern Arm Fault and its bearing on the post-Taconic evolution of north-central Newfoundland.  J. Geodynamics, 7, 105-133.

51    V. Bruchert, J.W. Delano, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1994.  Fe- and Mn-enrichment in middle Ordovician haematitic argillites preceding black shale and flysch deposition: the Shoal Arm Formation, north-central Newfoundland.  J. Geol., 102, 197-214.

56    T.M. Kusky and W.S.F. Kidd, 1996.  Tectonic implications of early Silurian thrust imbrication of the northern Exploits subzone, central Newfoundland.  J. Geodynamics, 22, 229-265.

  --  Maine

80    Schoonmaker, A., W.S.F. Kidd, and D. Bradley, 2005. Foreland/Forearc collisional granitoid and mafic magmatism caused by lower-plate lithospheric slab-breakoff: the Acadian of Maine, and other orogens. Geology, 33, 961–964.

81    Schoonmaker, A., and Kidd, W.S.F.,2006. Evidence for a ridge subduction event in the Ordovician rocks of north-central Maine. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 118, 897–912; Data Repository item 2006144.

86    Schoonmaker, A., W.S.F. Kidd, D.N. Reusch, M.J. Dorais, T. Gregg, and C. Spencer, 2011. Stratigraphic context, geochemical, and isotopic properties of magmatism in the Siluro-Devonian inliers of northern Maine: Implications for the Acadian Orogeny. Amer. J. Sci., 311, 528-572. [journal link]

  --  New York-Vermont

19    D.B. Rowley and W.S.F. Kidd, 1981.  Stratigraphic relationships and detrital composition of the medial Ordovician flysch of western New England:  implications for the tectonic evolution of the Taconic orogeny.  J. Geol., 89, 199-218. [reply to Rodgers]  [reply to Geiser]

D6    W. Bosworth, D.B. Rowley, and W.S.F. Kidd,1982.  A structure section in eastern New York showing variation in style of deformation across the Taconic Allochthon:  Discussion.  Northeastern Geol., 4, 111-116.

35    W. Bosworth, D.B. Rowley, W.S.F. Kidd, and C. Steinhardt, 1988.  Geometry and style of post-obduction thrusting in a Palaeozoic orogen:  the Taconic Frontal thrust system.  J. Geol., 96, 163-180.

42    J.W. Delano, C.Schirnick, B. Bock, W.S.F. Kidd, M.T. Heizler, G.W. Putman, S.E. DeLong, and M. Ohr, 1990.  Petrology and geochemistry of Ordovician K-bentonites in New York State: constraints on the nature of a volcanic arc.  J. Geol., 98, 157-170.

44    D.C. Bradley and W.S.F. Kidd, 1991.  Flexural extension of the upper continental crust in collisional foredeeps.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 103, 1416-1438.

69    Hayman, N.W., and W.S.F. Kidd, 2002. Reactivation of pre-thrusting, syn-convergence normal faults as ramps within the Ordovician Champlain-Taconic thrust system. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 114, 476-489.

72    Landing, E., G. Pe-Piper, W.S.F. Kidd, and K. Azmy, 2003. Tectonic setting of outer trench slope volcanism: pillow basalt and limestone in the Taconian orogen of eastern New York. Can. J. Earth Sci., 40, 1773-1787.

77    Lim, C., Kidd, W.S.F., and Howe, S., 2005. Late shortening and extensional structures and veins in the western margin of the Taconic Orogen (NY-VT). J. Geol., 113, 419-438.

82    Schoonmaker, A., and Kidd, W.S.F., 2007. A reappraisal of the Stanbridge Nappe and adjacent shelf strata, southern Quebec and northwestern Vermont. Can. J. Earth Sci., 44, 155-169. [coloured geological outcrop map Highgate VT-St. Armand Station PQ]

  --  Field Guides and maps

16    D.B. Rowley, W.S.F. Kidd, and L.L. Delano, 1979.  Detailed stratigraphic and structural features of the Giddings Brook slice of the Taconic Allochthon in the Granville area.  pp. 186-242, in  Friedman, G.M. (ed.)  Guidebook, 51st N.Y. State Geol. Assoc. Ann. Mtg. and N.E.I.G.C., 71st Mtg., Rensselaer Poly. Inst., Troy, N.Y.

27    W.S.F. Kidd, L.L. Delano, and D.B. Rowley, 1985.  Geologic compilation map and notes of mapping in Granville and Thorn Hill quadrangles, N.Y.-Vt. in  D.W. Fisher, Bedrock Geology of the Whitehall-Glens Falls region.  N.Y. State Museum and Science Service Map and Chart Series 35.  [text p26-27, and map legend part]  [Taconic Allochthon part of published map] [submitted manuscript map] [published cross-sections (uncolored)]  [manuscript cross-sections (colored)] [Taconic and adjacent parts of published sections with quarried slate units colored] [Lee Road-Granville area manuscript outcrop map] [South Granville manuscript geological map]

29    W. Bosworth and W.S.F. Kidd, 1985.  Thrusts, melanges, folded thrusts and duplexes in the Taconic foreland.  pp. 117-147 in  New York State Geologists Assoc. Guide to field trips, 57th Ann. Mtg., Skidmore Coll. 28-29 September 1985.

41    E-An Zen, J.C. Hepburn, W.S.F. Kidd, P. Robinson, J.W. Skehan, and J.B. Thompson, 1989.  Tectonostratigraphic Terranes in the Northern Appalachians.  28th International Geological Congress Field Trip Guidebook T359.  Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington, 68pp.

50    J.B. Thompson, W.A. Bothner, P. Robinson, K.D. Klitgord, C.P. Fallon, A.M. Hussey, D.R. Hutchinson, Y.W. Isachsen, P. Karabinos, W.S.F. Kidd, P.W. Ollila, J.L. Rosenfeld, and J.S. Schlee, 1993. Centennial Ocean/Continent Transect, #17, E-1; Adirondacks to Georges Bank.  Geological Society of America, Boulder.  2 maps & 55 pp. [envelope cover and introductory text (pp. 1-10)]  [Hudson-Champlain Valley and Taconic parts of map and sections] [manuscript cross-section as submitted 1982] [manuscript map as submitted 1982 coloured; outline]

55    W.S.F. Kidd, A. Plesch, and F.W. Vollmer, 1995.  Lithofacies and Structure of the Taconic Flysch, Melange, and Allochthon, in the New York Capital District.  pp. 57-80 in Garver, J.I. and Smith, J.A. (eds), Field Trip Guide for the 67th Annual Meeting of the New York State Geological Association, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.

70    Hayman, N.W., and W.S.F. Kidd, 2002. The Champlain Thrust System in the Whitehall-Shoreham area: influence of pre- and post-thrust normal faults on the present thrust geometry and lithofacies distribution. Field trip A7, pages 7-1 to 7-24 in McLelland, J.M., and Karabinos, P., (editors) Guidebook for Fieldtrips in New York and Vermont. New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 94th Annual meeting, and New York State Geological Association 74th Annual meeting, Lake George, NY, September 27th-29th, 2002. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.

70a  Fletcher, B.A., and W.S.F. Kidd, 2002. Metagabbros of the southeastern Adirondacks: evidence for separate syn-kinematic, and post-kinematic suites. Field trip C3, pages 3-1 to 3-9 in McLelland, J.M., and Karabinos, P., (editors) Guidebook for Fieldtrips in New York and Vermont. New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 94th Annual meeting, and New York State Geological Association 74th Annual meeting, Lake George, NY, September 27th-29th, 2002. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.

85   Schoonmaker, A., and Kidd, W.S.F., 2009. Evidence against the allochthonous nature of the Stanbridge Nappe at Highgate Gorge, northwestern Vermont. pp 3-18 in Guidebook for Field Trips in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and adjacent regions, D.S. Westerman and A.S. Lathrop (eds.), New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 101st Annual Meeting, Lyndon State College, 25-27 September 2009. Norwich University, Northfield, VT.
[coloured geological outcrop map Highgate VT-St. Armand Station PQ]

Ophiolites


1    J.M. Bird, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1971.  Appalachian-Caledonian ophiolites/Proto-Atlantic oceanic crust and mantle.  Nature Phys. Sci., 231, 28-31.

9    J.F. Dewey and W.S.F. Kidd, 1977.  Geometry of plate accretion.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 88, 960-968.

10    W.S.F. Kidd, 1977.  The Baie Verte Lineament, Newfoundland: ophiolite complex floor and mafic volcanic fill of a small Ordovician marginal basin, pp. 407-418 in Island Arcs, Deep-Sea Trenches, and Back Arc Basins (M. Talwani and W.C. Pitman, eds.), Maurice Ewing Series, 1, Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington.

12    W.S.F. Kidd, J.F. Dewey, and J.M. Bird, 1978.  The Mings Bight Ophiolite Complex, Newfoundland:  Appalachian Oceanic Crust and Mantle.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 15, 781-804.

20    J.F. Casey and W.S.F. Kidd, 1981.  A parallochthonous group of sedimentary rocks unconformably overlying the Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex, North Arm Mountain, Newfoundland.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 18, 1035-1050.


Hot Spots and Flood basalts/Oceanic Plateaux


2    K.C. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, and J.T. Wilson, 1973.  Plumes and concentric plume traces of the Eurasian plate.  Nature Phys. Sci., 241, 128-129.

3    K.C. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, and J.T. Wilson, 1973.  Relative and latitudinal motion of Atlantic hot spots.  Nature, 245, 133-137.

5    K.C. Burke and W.S.F. Kidd, 1975.  Earth - heat flow in; hot spots: article in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia Yearbook of Science and Technology 1975, pp. 165-168.

14    R. Thiessen, K.C. Burke, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1979.  African hotspots and their relation to the underlying mantle.  Geology, 7, 263-266.

17    K.C. Burke and W.S.F. Kidd, 1980.  Volcanism on Earth through time. pp. 503-522 in  D. Strangway (ed.)  The continental crust of the Earth and its mineral deposits, Geol. Assoc. Canada Spec. Publ. 20.

18    K.C. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, D.L. Turcotte, J.F. Dewey, P. Mougounis-Mark, E.M. Parmentier, A.M.C. Sengor and P.E. Tapponnier, 1981.  Chapter 6 - Tectonics of Basaltic Volcanism, pp. 801-898 in  W.M. Kaula (ed.) Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets, Pergamon, New York. [6.1, 6.2]  [6.3, 6.4]  [6.5, 6.6]  [6.7 refs] [book front matter]

73    Zhu, B., Kidd, W.S.F., Rowley, D., and Currie, B., 2004. Chemical compositions and tectonic significance of chrome-rich spinels in the Tianba flysch, southern Tibet. J. Geol., 112, 417-434.

75    Zhu B., Delano J. W., and Kidd W. S. F., 2005. Magmatic compositions and source terranes estimated from melt inclusions in detrital Cr-rich spinels: an example from mid-Cretaceous sandstones in the eastern Tethys Himalaya. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 233, 295-309.


Wilson cycle - ocean opening and closing; Paleozoic and PreCambrian plate tectonics

1    J.M. Bird, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1971.  Appalachian-Caledonian ophiolites/Proto-Atlantic oceanic crust and mantle.  Nature Phys. Sci., 231, 28-31.

4    J.F. Dewey and W.S.F. Kidd, 1974.  Continental collisions in the Appalachian/Caledonian orogenic belt:  style variations related to complete and incomplete suturing.  Geology, 2, 543-546.

6    K.C. Burke, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1976.  Dominance of horizontal movements, arcs and microcontinental collisions during the later Permobile regime, pp. 113-130 in The Early History of the Earth (B.F. Windley, ed.), John Wiley & Sons, London.

7    K.C. Burke, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1976.  Precambrian palaeomagnetic results compatible with contemporary operation of the Wilson Cycle.  Tectonophysics, 33, 287-299.

8    K.C. Burke, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1977.  World distribution of sutures - the sites of former oceans, in  The Past Distribution of Continents (M.W. McElhinny, ed.), Tectonophysics, 40, 69-99.

13    K.C. Burke, L. Delano, J.F. Dewey, A. Edelstein, W.S.F. Kidd, K.D. Nelson, A.M.C. Sengor and J. Stroup, 1979.  Rifts and Sutures of the World.  Contract Report NAS 5-24094.  Geophysics Branch, ESA Division, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 238 pp. [rift map]  [suture map]

17    K.C. Burke and W.S.F. Kidd, 1980.  Volcanism on Earth through time. pp. 503-522 in  D. Strangway (ed.)  The continental crust of the Earth and its mineral deposits, Geol. Assoc. Canada Spec. Publ. 20.

18    K.C. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, D.L. Turcotte, J.F. Dewey, P. Mougounis-Mark, E.M. Parmentier, A.M.C. Sengor and P.E. Tapponnier, 1981.  Chapter 6 - Tectonics of Basaltic Volcanism, pp. 801-898 in  W.M. Kaula (ed.) Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets, Pergamon, New York. [6.1, 6.2]  [6.3, 6.4]  [6.5, 6.6]  [6.7 refs] [book front matter]


Continental Collision Tectonics


--  Appalachians

4    J.F. Dewey and W.S.F. Kidd, 1974.  Continental collisions in the Appalachian/Caledonian orogenic belt:  style variations related to complete and incomplete suturing.  Geology, 2, 543-546.

22    J.F. Dewey, M.J. Kennedy, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1983.  A geotraverse through the Appalachians of Northern Newfoundland.  pp. 205-241 in  N. Rast and F.M. Delany (editors), Profiles of Orogenic Belts, Geodynamics Series, 10, Amer. Geophys. Union, Washington. [coloured figures as separate pages] [coloured figures as original folded insert]

--  Anatolia (Turkish-Iranian Plateau)

15    A.M.C. Sengor and W.S.F. Kidd, 1979.  Post-collisional tectonics of the Turkish-Iranian plateau and a comparison with Tibet.  Tectonophysics, 55, 361-376.

30    J.F. Dewey, M.R. Hempton, W.S.F. Kidd, F. Saroglu, and A.M.C. Sengor, 1986.  Shortening of continental lithosphere: the Neotectonics of Eastern Anatolia - a young collision zone.  pp. 3-36 in Coward, M.P., and Ries, A.C., (eds).  Collision Tectonics.  Geol. Soc. London Spec. Publ. 19.

43    J.A. Pearce, J. F. Bender, S.E. Delong, W.S.F. Kidd, P.J. Low, Y. Guner, F. Saroglu, Y. Yilmaz, S. Moorbath, and J.G. Mitchell, 1990.  Genesis of collision volcanism in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.  J. Volcanol. Geothermal Res., 44, 189-229.

--  Tibet-Himalaya (India-Asia collision)

21    K. Burke, J.F. Dewey, W.S.F. Kidd, and A.M.C. Sengor, 1981.  Continental collisions analogous to that forming the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau.  pp. 743-746 in  Proceedings of Symposium on Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, Vol. 1.  Science Press, Beijing.

46    T.M. Harrison, P. Copeland, W.S.F. Kidd, and A. Yin, 1992.  Raising Tibet.  Science, 255, 1663-1670.

  --  Royal Society-Academia Sinica  Geotraverse 1985-6

31    Chang Chenfa, Chen Nansheng, M.P. Coward, Deng Wangming, J.F. Dewey, A. Gansser, N.B.W. Harris, Jin Chengwei, W.S.F. Kidd, M.R. Leeder, Li Huan, Lin Jinlu, Liu Chengjie, Mei Houjun, P. Molnar, Pan Yun, Pan Yusheng, J.A. Pearce, R.M. Shackleton, A.B. Smith, Sun Yiyin, M. Ward, D.R. Watts, Xu Juntao, Xu Ronghua, Yin Jixiang, Zhang Yuquan, 1986.  Preliminary conclusions of the Royal Society and Academia Sinica 1985 Geotraverse of Tibet.  Nature, 323, 501-507.

34    P. Copeland, T.M. Harrison, W.S.F. Kidd, Xu Ronghua, and Zhang Yuquan, 1987. Rapid early Miocene acceleration of uplift in the Gangdise belt, Xizang (southern Tibet) and its bearing on accommodation mechanisms of the India-Asia collision.  Earth and Planetary Sci. Lett., 86, 240-252.

37    W.S.F. Kidd, and P. Molnar, 1988.  Quaternary and active faulting observed on the Academia Sinica-Royal Society geotraverse of Tibet.  Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London. A, 327, 337-363.

38    W.S.F. Kidd, Pan Yusheng, Chang Chenfa, M.P. Coward, J.F. Dewey, A. Gansser, P. Molnar, R.M. Shackleton, and Sun Yiyin, 1988.  Geological mapping of the 1985 Chinese-British Tibetan (Xizang-Qinghai) Plateau geotraverse route.  Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London. A, 327, 287-305.  [geotraverse outcrop data and location maps - microfiche in original]

39    W.S.F. Kidd, compiler, 1988.  Geological Map of the Geotraverse route.  Coloured Geological Map (1:500,000 scale, 2 sheets, each 40” by 46”) to accompany Royal Society of London volume on the 1985 Geotraverse across the Tibetan Plateau (The Geological Evolution of Tibet; Royal Society of London, 1988).  [South sheet - Lhasa-Tanggula Pass] [North sheet - Tanggula Pass-Golmud] [map envelope face]

40    M.P. Coward, W.S.F. Kidd, Pan Yun, R.M. Shackleton and Zhang Hu, 1988.  The structure of the 1985 Tibet Geotraverse, Lhasa to Golmud.  Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. LondonA, 327, 307-336.

  --  Lhasa block / Gangdese arc

47    Y. Pan and W.S.F. Kidd, 1992.  The Nyainqentanglha shear zone: a late Miocene extensional detachment in the southern Tibetan Plateau.  Geology, 20, 775-778. [cover photo]

48    T.M. Harrison, P. Copeland, S. Hall, J. Quade, S. Burner, T. Ojha, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1993.  Isotopic preservation of Himalayan/Tibetan uplift, denudation, and climatic histories of two molasse deposits.  J. Geol., 101, 157-175.

49    Y. Pan, P. Copeland, M.K. Roden, W.S.F. Kidd, and T.M. Harrison, 1993. Thermal and unroofing history of the Lhasa area, southern Tibet: evidence from apatite fission track thermochronology. Nucl. Tracks, 21, 543-554.

52    A. Yin,. T M. Harrison, F.J. Ryerson, W. Chen, W.S.F. Kidd, and P Copeland, 1994.  Tertiary structural evolution of the Gangdese thrust system, southeastern Tibet.  J. Geophys. Res., 99, 18,175-18,201.

53    P Copeland, T.M. Harrison, Y. Pan, W.S.F. Kidd, M. Roden, and Y. Zhang, 1995.  Thermal evolution of the Gangdese batholith, southern Tibet: a history of episodic unroofing.  Tectonics, 14, 223-236.

54    T.M. Harrison, P. Copeland, W.S.F. Kidd, and O. Lovera, 1995.  Activation of the Nyainqentanghla shear zone: implications for uplift of the southern Tibetan Plateau.  Tectonics, 14, 658-676.

59    M.A. Murphy, A. Yin, T.M. Harrison, S.B. Durr, Z. Chen, F.J. Ryerson, W.S.F. Kidd, X. Wang, and X. Zhou, 1997.  Did the Indo-Asian collision alone create the Tibetan Plateau?, Geology, 25, 719-722.

  --  Indepth project

57    M.A. Edwards, W.S.F. Kidd, J. Li, Y. Yue, and M. Clark, and 1996.  Multi-stage development of the Southern Tibet Detachment System near Khula Kangri. New data from Gonto-la.  Tectonophysics, 260, 1-19.

58    K D. Nelson, Zhao Wenjin, L.D. Brown, J. Kuo, Che Jinkai, Liu Xianwen, S.L. Klemperer, Y. Makovsky, R. Meissner, J. Mechie, R. Kind, F. Wenzel, J. Ni, J. Nabelek, Chen Leshou, Tan Handong, Wei, Wenbo, A.L. Jones, J. Booker, M. Unsworth, W.S.F. Kidd, M. Hauck, D. Alsdorf, A. Ross, M. Cogan, Wu Changde, E. Sandvol, M. Edwards, 1996.  Partially molten middle crust beneath Southern Tibet: synthesis of Project INDEPTH results. Science, 274, 1684-1688.

60    C. Wu, K.D. Nelson, G. Wortman, S.D. Samson, Y. Yue, J. Li, W.S.F. Kidd, and M.A. Edwards, 1998. Yadong cross structure and South Tibetan Detachment in the east-central Himalaya (89-90E). Tectonics, 17, 28-45

61    M.J. Cogan, K.D. Nelson, W.S.F. Kidd, and C. Wu, 1998. Shallow structure of the Yadong-Gulu rift, southern Tibet, from refraction analysis of Project INDEPTH common midpoint data. Tectonics, 17, 46-61.

63    M. Edwards, W. Kidd, A. Pecher, C. Burchfiel, L. Royden, 1999. Southern Tibet Detachment system (STDS) at Khula Kangri, eastern Himalaya: a large-area, shallow detachment stretching into Bhutan? J. Geol., 107, 623-631.

71    Wiesmayr G., Edwards, M. A., Meyer, M., Kidd., W. S. F., Häusler, H., Leber, D., and Wangda, D., 2002. Progressive fault rotation of the STDS in NW-Bhutan; evidence for steady fault-accommodated strain in the High Himalaya.  in: de Bresser et al. (eds) Deformation, rheology and tectonics: current status and future perspectives. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 200, 371-386.

78    K.D. Solon, A.G. Jones, K.D. Nelson, M.J. Unsworth, W.S.F. Kidd, W. Wei , H. Tan, S. Jin, M. Deng, J.R. Booker, S. Li, and P. Bedrosian, 2005. Structure of the crust in the vicinity of the Banggong-Nujiang suture in central Tibet from INDEPTH magnetotelluric data. J. Geophys. Res., 110, B10102, p.1-20, doi:10.1029/2003JB002405.

  --  Nanga Parbat project

62    Schneider, D.A., Edwards, M.A., Kidd, W.S.F., Zeitler, P.K., and Coath, C.D., 1999. Early Miocene anatexis identified in the western syntaxis, Pakistan Himalaya. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 167, 121-129.

64    Schneider, D.A., Edwards, M.A., Kidd, W.S.F., Khan, M.A., Seeber, L., and Zeitler, P.K., 1999, Tectonics of Nanga Parbat, western Himalaya: synkinematic plutonism within doubly-vergent shear zones of a crustal-scale pop-up structure. Geology, 27, p.999-1002.

65    Edwards, M.A., Kidd, W.S.F., Khan, M.A., and Schneider, D.A., 2000. Tectonics of the southwest margin of the Nanga Parbat massif. pp 77-100 in Khan, M.A., Treloar, P.J., Searle, M.P., and Jan, M.Q., (eds.) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the western Himalaya. Geol. Soc. London, Spec. Pub. 170.

66    P.K. Zeitler, A.S. Meltzer, P.O. Koons, D. Craw, B. Hallet, C.P. Chamberlain, W.S.F. Kidd, S. Park, L. Seeber, M. Bishop, J. Shroder, 2001. Erosion, Himalayan Geodynamics and the Geomorphology of Metamorphism. GSA Today, 11, 4-9.

67    D.A. Schneider, P.K. Zeitler, W.S.F. Kidd, and M.A. Edwards, 2001. Geochronologic constraints on the tectonic evolution and exhumation of Nanga Parbat, western Himalaya syntaxis, revisited. J. Geol., 109, 563-583.

68    Zeitler, P.K., P.O Koons, M.P. Bishop, C.P.Chamberlain, D. Craw., M.A. Edwards, S. Hamidullah, M.Q. Jan, M.A. Khan, M.A.K. Khattak, W.S.F. Kidd, R.L. Mackie, A.S. Meltzer, S.K. Park, A. Pêcher, M.A. Poage, G. Sarker, D.A. Schneider, L. Seeber, and J.F. Shroder, 2001. Crustal reworking at Nanga Parbat, Pakistan: Metamorphic consequences of thermal-mechanical coupling facilitiated by erosion. Tectonics, 20, 712-728.

  --  Himalayan flysch / age of start of Indian collision project

73    Zhu, B., Kidd, W.S.F., Rowley, D., and Currie, B., 2004. Chemical compositions and tectonic significance of chrome-rich spinels in the Tianba flysch, southern Tibet. J. Geol., 112, 417-434.

75    Zhu B., Delano J. W., and Kidd W. S. F., 2005. Magmatic compositions and source terranes estimated from melt inclusions in detrital Cr-rich spinels: an example from mid-Cretaceous sandstones in the eastern Tethys Himalaya. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 233, 295-309.

76    B. Zhu, W.S.F. Kidd, D.B. Rowley, B.S. Currie, N. Shafique, 2005. Age of initiation of the India-Asia collision in the east-central Himalaya. J. Geol., 113, 265–285. [also later reply to discussion]

  --  Namche Barwa project

74    A.L. Booth, P.K. Zeitler, W.S.F. Kidd, J. Wooden, Y. Liu, B. Idleman, M. Hren, and C.P. Chamberlain, 2004. U-Pb Zircon constraints on the tectonic evolution of southeastern Tibet, Namche Barwa area. Amer. J. Sci., 304, 889-929.

79    Craw, D., P. O. Koons, P. K. Zeitler, and W.S.F. Kidd, 2005. Fluid evolution and thermal structure in the rapidly exhuming gneiss complex of Namche Barwa–Gyala Peri, eastern Himalayan syntaxis. J. Metamorphic Geol., 23, 829–845.

84    Booth, A.L., C.P. Chamberlain, W.S.F. Kidd, and P.K. Zeitler. Constraints on the metamorphic evolution of the eastern Himalayan syntaxis from geochronologic and petrologic studies of Namche Barwa. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 121, 385–407; doi: 10.1130/B26041.1; Data Repository item 2008211.


Archean Tectonics

6    K.C. Burke, J.F. Dewey, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1976.  Dominance of horizontal movements, arcs and microcontinental collisions during the later Permobile regime, pp. 113-130 in The Early History of the Earth (B.F. Windley, ed.), John Wiley & Sons, London.

11    K.C. Burke and W.S.F. Kidd, 1978.  Were Archean continental geothermal gradients much steeper than those of today?  Nature 272, 240-241.  [and later discussion & reply]

25    K. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, and T. Kusky, 1985.  The Pongola structure of southeastern Africa, the world's oldest preserved rift?  J. Geodynamics, 2, 35-49.

26    K. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, and T. Kusky, 1985.  Is the Ventersdorp rift system of southern Africa related to a continental collision between the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe cratons at 2.64 Ga ago?  Tectonophysics, 115, 1-24.

32    K. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, and T. Kusky, 1986.  Archean foreland basin tectonics in the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  Tectonics, 5, 439-456.

36    K.A. Eriksson, W.S.F. Kidd, and B. Krapez, 1988.  Basin analysis in regionally metamorphosed and deformed early Archean Terrains: examples from Africa and western Australia.  pp. 371-404 in  K.L. Kleinspehn and C. Paola (editors)  New perspectives in basin analysis, Springer-Verlag, New York.

45    T.M. Kusky and W.S.F. Kidd, 1992.  Remnants of an Archean oceanic plateau, Belingwe Greenstone belt, Zimbabwe.  Geology, 20, 43-46.

D8    T.M. Kusky, P.A. Winsky, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1994. Ensialic origin for the Ngezi Group, Belingwe greenstone belt, Zimbabwe: Comment.  Geology, 22, 766-767.

D10    Kusky, T. M., Kidd, W. S. F., 1999. Continental extensional setting for the Archean Belingwe greenstone belt; discussion, Geology, 27, p. 861-862.


Foredeep flexural extension

44    D.C. Bradley and W.S.F. Kidd, 1991.  Flexural extension of the upper continental crust in collisional foredeeps.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 103, 1416-1438.

69    Hayman, N.W., and W.S.F. Kidd, 2002. Reactivation of pre-thrusting, syn-convergence normal faults as ramps within the Ordovician Champlain-Taconic thrust system. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 114, 476-489.

72    Landing, E., G. Pe-Piper, W.S.F. Kidd, and K. Azmy, 2003. Tectonic setting of outer trench slope volcanism: pillow basalt and limestone in the Taconian orogen of eastern New York. Can. J. Earth Sci., 40, 1773-1787.

80    Schoonmaker, A., W.S.F. Kidd, and D. Bradley, 2005. Foreland/Forearc collisional granitoid and mafic magmatism caused by lower-plate lithospheric slab-breakoff: the Acadian of Maine, and other orogens. Geology, 33, 961–964.

86    Schoonmaker, A., W.S.F. Kidd, D.N. Reusch, M.J. Dorais, T. Gregg, and C. Spencer, 2011. Stratigraphic context, geochemical, and isotopic properties of magmatism in the Siluro-Devonian inliers of northern Maine: Implications for the Acadian Orogeny. Amer. J. Sci., 311, 528-572. [journal link]


Foreland/forearc basin sedimentation and tectonics

D2    K.D. Nelson and W.S.F. Kidd, 1979.  A lower Paleozoic trench-fill sequence, New World Island, Newfoundland:  Discussion.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 90, 985-986.

19    D.B. Rowley and W.S.F. Kidd, 1981.  Stratigraphic relationships and detrital composition of the medial Ordovician flysch of western New England:  implications for the tectonic evolution of the Taconic orogeny.  J. Geol., 89, 199-218. [reply to Rodgers]  [reply to Geiser]

32    K. Burke, W.S.F. Kidd, and T. Kusky, 1986.  Archean foreland basin tectonics in the Witwatersrand, South Africa.  Tectonics, 5, 439-456.

35    W. Bosworth, D.B. Rowley, W.S.F. Kidd, and C. Steinhardt, 1988.  Geometry and style of post-obduction thrusting in a Palaeozoic orogen:  the Taconic Frontal thrust system.  J. Geol., 96, 163-180.

51    V. Bruchert, J.W. Delano, and W.S.F. Kidd, 1994.  Fe- and Mn-enrichment in middle Ordovician haematitic argillites preceding black shale and flysch deposition: the Shoal Arm Formation, north-central Newfoundland.  J. Geol., 102, 197-214.

56    T.M. Kusky and W.S.F. Kidd, 1996.  Tectonic implications of early Silurian thrust imbrication of the northern Exploits subzone, central Newfoundland.  J. Geodynamics, 22, 229-265.

69    Hayman, N.W., and W.S.F. Kidd, 2002. Reactivation of pre-thrusting, syn-convergence normal faults as ramps within the Ordovician Champlain-Taconic thrust system. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 114, 476-489.

72    Landing, E., G. Pe-Piper, W.S.F. Kidd, and K. Azmy, 2003. Tectonic setting of outer trench slope volcanism: pillow basalt and limestone in the Taconian orogen of eastern New York. Can. J. Earth Sci., 40, 1773-1787.

73    Zhu, B., Kidd, W.S.F., Rowley, D., and Currie, B., 2004. Chemical compositions and tectonic significance of chrome-rich spinels in the Tianba flysch, southern Tibet. J. Geol., 112, 417-434.

75    Zhu B., Delano J. W., and Kidd W. S. F., 2005. Magmatic compositions and source terranes estimated from melt inclusions in detrital Cr-rich spinels: an example from mid-Cretaceous sandstones in the eastern Tethys Himalaya. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 233, 295-309.

76    Zhu, B., W.S.F. Kidd, D.B. Rowley, B.S. Currie, N. Shafique, 2005. Age of initiation of the India-Asia collision in the east-central Himalaya. J. Geol., 113, 265–285. [and later reply to discussion]

77    Lim, C., Kidd, W.S.F., and Howe, S., 2005. Late shortening and extensional structures and veins in the western margin of the Taconic Orogen (NY-VT). J. Geol., 113, 419-438.

81    Schoonmaker, A., and Kidd, W.S.F.,2006. Evidence for a ridge subduction event in the Ordovician rocks of north-central Maine. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 118, 897–912; Data Repository item 2006144.


Oceanic Transform Fault geology [Alvin dives]

23    D.G. Gallo, W.S.F. Kidd, P.J. Fox, J.A. Karson, K. Macdonald, K. Crane, P. Choukroune, M. Seguret, R. Moody, and K. Kastens, 1984.  Tectonics of the intersection of the East Pacific Rise with Tamayo Transform Fault.  Mar. Geophys. Res., 6, 159-185.

24    J.A. Karson, P.J. Fox, H. Sloan, K.T. Crane, W.S.F. Kidd, E. Bonatti, J.B. Stroup, D.J. Fornari, D. Elthon, P. Hamlyn, J.F. Casey, D.G. Gallo, D. Needham, and R. Satori, 1984.  The geology of the Oceanographer Transform:  The ridge-transform intersection.  Mar. Geophys. Res., 6, 109-141.

28    P.J. Fox, R.H. Moody, J.A. Karson, E. Bonatti, W.S.F. Kidd, K. Crane, D.G. Gallo, J.B. Stroup, D.J. Fornari, D. Elthon, P. Hamlyn, J.F. Casey, D. Needham, and R. Satori, 1985.  The geology of the Oceanographer Transform:  the transform domain.  Mar. Geophys. Res., 7, 329-358.


Extensional low-angle ductile-brittle detachment faults


47    Y. Pan and W.S.F. Kidd, 1992.  The Nyainqentanglha shear zone: a late Miocene extensional detachment in the southern Tibetan Plateau.  Geology, 20, 775-778. [cover photo]

54    T.M. Harrison, P. Copeland, W.S.F. Kidd, and O. Lovera, 1995.  Activation of the Nyainqentanghla shear zone: implications for uplift of the southern Tibetan Plateau.  Tectonics, 14, 658-676.

57    M.A. Edwards, W.S.F. Kidd, J. Li, Y. Yue, and M. Clark, and 1996.  Multi-stage development of the Southern Tibet Detachment System near Khula Kangri. New data from Gonto-la.  Tectonophysics, 260, 1-19.

60    C. Wu, K.D. Nelson, G. Wortman, S.D. Samson, Y. Yue, J. Li, W.S.F. Kidd, and M.A. Edwards, 1998. Yadong cross structure and South Tibetan Detachment in the east-central Himalaya (89-90E). Tectonics, 17, 28-45

61    M.J. Cogan, K.D. Nelson, W.S.F. Kidd, and C. Wu, 1998. Shallow structure of the Yadong-Gulu rift, southern Tibet, from refraction analysis of Project INDEPTH common midpoint data. Tectonics, 17, 46-61.

63    Edwards, M., W. Kidd, A. Pecher, C. Burchfiel, L. Royden, 1999. Southern Tibet Detachment system (STDS) at Khula Kangri, eastern Himalaya: a large-area, shallow detachment stretching into Bhutan? J. Geol., 107, 623-631.

71    Wiesmayr G., Edwards, M. A., Meyer, M., Kidd., W. S. F., Häusler, H., Leber, D., and Wangda, D., 2002. Progressive fault rotation of the STDS in NW-Bhutan; evidence for steady fault-accommodated strain in the High Himalaya.  in: de Bresser et al. (eds) Deformation, rheology and tectonics: current status and future perspectives. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 200, 371-386.

83    Marsellos, A.E., and W.S.F. Kidd, 2008. Extension and exhumation of the Hellenic forearc Ridge in Kythera. J. Geol., 116, 640–651; 2 online data repository items  [geological map]  [FT data].

85   Marsellos, A. E., W. S. F. Kidd, and J. I. Garver, 2010. Extension and exhumation of the HP/LT rocks in the Hellenic forearc ridge. Amer. J. Sci., 310, 1-36.