Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 54-8206
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Isotope Geology and Petrology





Kaiser, J. F., de Silva, S., Schmitt, A. K., Economos, R., & Sunagua, M. (2017). Million-year melt–presence in monotonous intermediate magma for a volcanic–plutonic assemblage in the Central Andes: Contrasting histories of crystal-rich and crystal-poor super-sized silicic magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, 73-86. 




Barboni, M., Boehnke, P., Schmitt, A. K., Harrison, T. M., Shane, P., Bouvier, A. S., & Baumgartner, L. (2016). Warm storage for arc magmas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(49), 13959-13964.


Danišík, M., Schmitt, A. K., Stockli, D. F., Lovera, O. M., Dunkl, I., & Evans, N. J. (2016). Application of combined U-Th-disequilibrium/U-Pb and (U-Th)/He zircon dating to tephrochronology. Quaternary Geochronology,


Watts, K. E., John, D. A., Colgan, J. P., Henry, C. D., Bindeman, I. N., & Schmitt, A. K. (2016). Probing the Volcanic–Plutonic Connection and the Genesis of Crystal-rich Rhyolite in a Deeply Dissected Supervolcano in the Nevada Great Basin: Source of the Late Eocene Caetano Tuff. Journal of Petrology, 57(8), 1599-1644.


Ghalamghash, J., Mousavi, S. Z., Hassanzadeh, J., & Schmitt, A. K. (2016). Geology, zircon geochronology, and petrogenesis of Sabalan volcano (northwestern Iran). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 327, 192-207.


Padilla, A. J., Miller, C. F., Carley, T. L., Economos, R. C., Schmitt, A. K., Coble, M. A., Wooden, J. L., Fisher, C. M., Vervoort, J. D. & Hanchar, J. M. (2016). Elucidating the magmatic history of the Austurhorn silicic intrusive complex (southeast Iceland) using zircon elemental and isotopic geochemistry and geochronology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171(8-9), 69.


Wielicki, M. M., Harrison, T. M., Schmitt, A. K., Boehnke, P., & Bell, E. A. (2016). Differentiated impact melt sheets may be a potential source of Hadean detrital zircon: COMMENT. Geology, 44(8), e398. DOI: 10.1130/G38135C.1.


He, D., Webb, A. A. G., Larson, K. P., & Schmitt, A. K. (2016). Extrusion vs. duplexing models of Himalayan mountain building 2: The South Tibet detachment at the Dadeldhura klippe. Tectonophysics, 667, 87-107.


Kern, J. M., de Silva, S. L., Schmitt, A. K., Kaiser, J. F., Iriarte, A. R., & Economos, R. (2016). Geochronological imaging of an episodically constructed subvolcanic batholith: U-Pb in zircon chronochemistry of the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex of the Central Andes. Geosphere, GES01258-1. DOI: 10.1130/GES01258.1.


Andrews, G. D., Schmitt, A. K., Busby, C. J., Brown, S. R., Blum, P., & Harvey, J. (2016). Age and compositional data of zircon from sepiolite drilling mud to identify contamination of ocean drilling samples. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006397.


Tierney, C. R., Schmitt, A. K., Lovera, O. M., & de Silva, S. L. (2016). Voluminous plutonism during volcanic quiescence revealed by thermochemical modeling of zircon. Geology, 44(8), 683-686.


Darling, J. R., Moser, D. E., Barker, I. R., Tait, K. T., Chamberlain, K. R., Schmitt, A. K., & Hyde, B. C. (2016). Variable microstructural response of baddeleyite to shock metamorphism in young basaltic shergottite NWA 5298 and improved U–Pb dating of Solar System events. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 444, 1-12.


Bindeman, I. N., Anikin, L. P., & Schmitt, A. K. (2016). Archean Xenocrysts in Modern Volcanic Rocks from Kamchatka: Insight into the Basement and Paleodrainage. The Journal of Geology, 124 (2), 247-253.


Pingel, H., Mulch, A., Alonso, R.N., Cottle, J., Hynek, S.A., Poletti, J., Rohrmann, A., Schmitt, A.K., Stockli, D.F. & Strecker, M.R. (2016). Surface uplift and convective rainfall along the southern Central Andes (Angastaco Basin, NW Argentina). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 440, 33-42.


Guillong, M., Sliwinski, J.T., Schmitt, A., Forni, F. & Bachmann, O. (2016). U‐Th Zircon Dating by Single Collector Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma‐Mass Spectrometry (LA‐ICP‐MS). Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 40(3), 377-387. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2016.00396.x.


Pack, B., Schmitt, A.K., Roberge, J., Tenorio, F.G. & Damiata, B.N. (2016). Zircon xenocryst resorption and magmatic regrowth at El Chichón Volcano, Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 311, 170-182.


Ballato, P., Cifelli, F., Heidarzadeh, G., Ghassemi, M.R., Wickert, A.D., Hassanzadeh, J., Dupont‐Nivet, G., Balling, P., Sudo, M., Zeilinger, G. & Schmitt, A.K. (2016). Tectono‐sedimentary evolution of the northern Iranian Plateau: insights from middle‐late Miocene foreland‐basin deposits. Basin Research, Doi:10.1111/bre.12180.


Segvic B, Lugovic B, Slovenec D, Meyer HP (2016). Mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of amphibolites from the Kalnik Mt. (Sava Unit, North Croatia): Implications for the evolution of north-westernmost part of the Dinaric-Vardar branch of mesozoic Tethys. Ofioliti 41: 35-58.


Ertl A, Kolitsch U, Darby Dyar M, Meyer HP, Rossmann GR, Henry DJ, Prem M, Ludwig T, Nasdala L, Lengauer CL, Tillmanns E, Niedermayr G (2016). Fluor-schorl, a new member of the tourmaline supergroup, and new data on schorl from th cotype localities. Eur. Jour. Mineral. 28: 163-177.


Pauly J, Marschall HR, Meyer HP, Chatterjee N, Monteleone B (2016). Prolonged Ediacaran–Cambrian metamorphic history and short-lived high-pressure granulite-facies metamorphism in the H.U. Sverdrupfjella, Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica): evidence for continental collision during Gondwana assembly. Journal of Petrology 57: 185-228.


Schwarz WH, Trieloff M, Bollinger K, Gantert N, Fernandes VA, Meyer HP, Povenmire EK, Gugliemino M, Koeberl C (2016). Coeval ages of Australasian, Central American and Western Canadian tektites reveal multiple impacts 792 ka ago. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 178: 307-319.


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