Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234-236
69120 Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. Mario Trieloff
Phone: +49 6221 54-6022

Prof. Dr. Axel K. Schmitt
Phone: +49 6221 54-8206

Thomas Ludwig
Phone: +49 6221 54-4678

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HIP Publications




Li, S. Q., Schmitt, A. K., Chen, F. (2021). Early Cretaceous mafic–intermediate dykes in the Dabie orogen as indicators for post-collisional lithosphere removal. Lithos, 388-389, 106065,


Cisneros de León, A., Schmitt, A. K., Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck-Belo J. C., Hernández, W., Sims K. W. W., Garrison, J., Kant, L. B., Weber, B., Wang, K.-L., Lee, H.-Y., and Trumbull R. B. Zircon and melt extraction from a long-lived and vertically extensive magma system underneath Ilopango Caldera (El Salvador) (2021). Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems. Accepted.


Cisneros de León, A., Schindlbeck‐Belo, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Danišík, M., Schmitt, A.K., Freundt, A., Pérez, W., Harvey, J.C., Wang, K.‐L. and Lee, H.‐Y. (2021). A history of violence: magma incubation, timing and tephra distribution of the Los Chocoyos supereruption (Atitlán Caldera, Guatemala). J. Quaternary Sci.


Friedrichs, B., Atıcı, G., Danišík, M., Yurteri, E. & Schmitt, A. K. (2021). Sequence modeling in zircon double-dating of early Holocene Mt. Erciyes domes (Central Anatolia). Quaternary Geochronology, v. 61, 101129,


Bischoff, A., Alexander, C. M. O’D., Barrat, J.-A., Burkhardt, C., Busemann, H., Degering, D., Di Rocco, T., Fischer, M., Fockenberg, T., Foustoukos, D. I., Gattacceca, J., Godinho, J. R. A., Harries, D., Heinlein, D., Hellmann, J. L., Hertkorn, N., Holm, A., Jull, A. J. T., Kerraouch, I., King, A. J., Kleine, T., Koll, D., Lachner, J., Ludwig, T., Merchel, S., Mertens, C. A. K., Morino, P., Neumann, W., Pack, A., Patzek, M., Pavetich, S., Reitze, M. P., Rüfenacht, M., Rugel, G., Schmidt, C., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Schönbächler, M., Trieloff, M., Wallner, A., Wimmer, K., Wölfer, E. (2021) The old, unique C1 chondrite Flensburg – Insight into the first processes of aqueous alteration, brecciation, and the diversity of water-bearing parent bodies and lithologies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 293, p. 142-186,




Burns, D. H., de Silva, S. L., Tepley, F. J. & Schmitt, A. K. (2020). Chasing the mantle: Deciphering cryptic mantle signals through Earth's thickest continental magmatic arc, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 531, 115985,


Weber, G., Caricchi, L., Arce, J.L. & Schmitt, A. K. (2020). Determining the current size and state of subvolcanic magma reservoirs. Nature Communications 11, 5477,


Harangi, S., Molnár, K., Schmitt, A.K., Dunkl, I., Seghedi, I., Novothny, Á., Molnár, M., Kiss, B., Ntaflos, T., Mason, P.R.D. & Lukács, R. (2020). Fingerprinting the Late Pleistocene tephras of Ciomadul volcano, eastern–central Europe. Journal of Quaternary Science, 35: 232-244,


Ashtiani, R. J., Hassanzadeh, J., Schmitt, A. K., Sudo, M., Timmerman, M., Günter, C. & Sobel, E. (2020). Geochronology and geochemistry of subducted Cadomian continental basement in central Iran: Decompressional anatexis along the Jurassic Neotethys margin. Gondwana Research, v. 82, p. 354-366,


Zou, H., Guo, Z., Peng, Y., Schmitt, A. K., Fan, Q., Zhao, Y. & Ma, M. (2020). U-series ages of young volcanoes from the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau: Holocene eruptions and magma evolution timescales. Lithos, v. 370–371, 105643,


Catlos, E. J., Mark, D. F., Suarez, S., Brookfield, M. E., Miller, C. G., Schmitt, A. K., Gallagher, V. & Kelly, A. (2020). Late Silurian zircon U–Pb ages from the Ludlow and Downton bone beds, Welsh Basin, UK. Journal of the Geological Society,


Carley, T. L., Miller, C. F., Fisher, C. M., Hanchar, J. M., Vervoort, J. D., Schmitt, A. K., Economos, R. C., Jordan, B. T., Padilla, A. J. & Banik, T. J. (2020). Petrogenesis of Silicic Magmas in Iceland through Space and Time: The Isotopic Record Preserved in Zircon and Whole Rocks. The Journal of Geology, 128:1, 1-28,


Pohlner, J. E., Schmitt, A. K., Chamberlain, K. R., Davies, J. H. F. L., Hildenbrand, A. & Austermann, G. (2020). Multimethod U–Pb baddeleyite dating: insights from the Spread Eagle Intrusive Complex and Cape St. Mary's sills, Newfoundland, Canada. Geochronology 2(2):187-208,


Cardona, A., León, S., Jaramillo, J.S., Valencia, V., Zapata, S., Pardo–Trujillo, A., Schmitt, A.K., Mejía, D. & Arenas, J.C. (2020). Cretaceous record from a Mariana– to an Andean–type margin in the Central Cordillera of the Colombian Andes. In: Gómez, J. & Pinilla–Pachon, A.O. (editors), The Geology of Colombia, Volume 2 Mesozoic. Servicio Geológico Colombiano, Publicaciones Geológicas Especiales 36, 39 p. Bogotá.


Schwarz, W. H., Hanel, M. & Trieloff, M. (2020). U-Pb dating of zircons from an impact melt of the Nördlinger Ries crater. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, v. 55, 2, p. 312-325,


Weber, B., Schmitt, A. K., Cisneros de León, A., González-Guzmán, R. & Gerdes, A. (2020). Neoproterozoic extension and the Central Iapetus Magmatic Province in southern Mexico – New U-Pb ages, Hf-O isotopes and trace element data of zircon from the Chiapas Massif Complex. Gondwana Research, v. 88, p. 1-20,


Tazzo-Rangel, M. D., Weber, B., Schmitt, A. K., González-Guzmán, R., Cisneros de León, A. & Hecht, L. (2020). Permo–Triassic metamorphism in the Mérida Andes, Venezuela: new insights from geochronology, O-isotopes, and geothermobarometry. International Journal of Earth Sciences,


Friedrichs, B., Schmitt, A. K., McGee, L. & Turner, S. (2020). Corrigendum to 'U-Th whole rock data and high spatial resolution U-Th disequilibrium and U-Pb zircon ages of Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan Quaternary stratovolcanic complexes (Central Anatolia). Data in brief, 31, 106009,


Friedrichs, B., Schmitt, A. K., McGee, L. & Turner, S. (2020). U–Th whole rock data and high spatial resolution U–Th disequilibrium and U–Pb zircon ages of Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan Quaternary stratovolcanic complexes (Central Anatolia). Data in Brief, v. 29, 105113,


Friedrichs, B., Schindlbeck-Belo, J. C., Danišík, M., Jenkins, S. F., Yurteri, E., Çobankaya, M., Frische, M., Wang, K.-L., Lee, H.-Y., Atıcı, G., Schmitt, A. K. & Sparks, R. S. J. (2020). New insights into source and dispersal of Mediterranean S1 tephra, an early Holocene marker horizon erupted at Mt. Erciyes (Turkey). Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 249, 106606,


Danišík, M., Lowe, D. J., Schmitt, A. K., Friedrichs, B., Hogg, A. G. & Evans, N. J. (2020). Sub-millennial eruptive recurrence in the silicic Mangaone Subgroup tephra sequence, New Zealand, from Bayesian modelling of zircon double-dating and radiocarbon ages. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 246, 106517,


Friedrichs, B., Atıcı, G., Danišík, M., Atakay, E., Çobankaya, M., Harvey, J. C., Yurteri, E. & Schmitt, A. K. (2020). Late Pleistocene eruptive recurrence in the post-collisional Mt. Hasan stratovolcanic complex (Central Anatolia) revealed by zircon double-dating. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 404, 107007,


Gençalioğlu-Kuşcu, G., Uslular, G., Danišík, M., Koppers, A., Miggins, D. P., Friedrichs, B., & Schmitt, A. K. (2020). U–Th disequilibrium, (U–Th)/He and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of distal Nisyros Kyra tephra deposits on Datça peninsula (SW Anatolia). Quaternary Geochronology, 55, 101033.




Schmitt, A.K., Magee, C.W., Williams, I.S., Holden, P., Ireland, T.R., DiBugnara, D.L. & Bodorkos, S. (2019). Oxygen isotopic heterogeneity in the Temora-2 reference zircon. Record 2019/004. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.


Atici, G., Schmitt, A. K., Friedrichs, B., Sparks, S., Danišík, M., Yurteri, E., Gündoğdu, E. A., Schindlbeck-Belo, J., Çobankaya, M., Wang, K.-L. & Lee, H.-Y. (2019). Ages and glass compositions for paired large-volume eruptions from the Acigöl volcanic complex, Cappadocia (Turkey). Mediterranean Geoscience Reviews, v.1, p. 167–178,


Epp, T., Marks, M. A. W., Ludwig, T., Kendrick, M. A., Eby, N., Neidhardt, H., Oelmann, V. & Markl, G. (2019). Crystallographic and fluid compositional effects on the halogen (Cl, F, Br, I) incorporation in pyromorphite-group minerals. American Mineralogist, 104 (11): 1673–1688,


Schmitt, A. K., Zack, T., Kooijman, E., Logvinova, A. M., & Sobolev, N. V. (2019). U–Pb ages of rare rutile inclusions in diamond indicate entrapment synchronous with kimberlite formation. Lithos,


Sun, Y., & Schmitt, A. K. (2019). 238U/230Th disequilibrium dating and trace element geochemistry of perovskite from late Quaternary alkali mafic rocks of the West Eifel Volcanic Field (Germany). European Journal of Mineralogy,


Tamblyn, R., Zack, T., Schmitt, A. K., Hand, M., Kelsey, D., Morrissey, L., Pabst, S. & Savov, I. P. (2019). Blueschist from the Mariana forearc records long-lived residence of material in the subduction channel. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 519, 171-181.


Akin, L., Aydar, E., Schmitt, A. K., & Çubukçu, H. E. (2019). Application of zircon typology method to felsic rocks (Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey): a zircon crystallization temperature perspective. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 28(3), 351-371.


Ghalamghash, J., Schmitt, A. K., & Chaharlang, R. (2019). Age and compositional evolution of Sahand volcano in the context of post-collisional magmatism in northwestern Iran: Evidence for time-transgressive magmatism away from the collisional suture. Lithos, 344, 265-279.


Stimac, J., Sihotang, A. M., Mussofan, W., Baroek, M., Jones, C., Moore, J. N., & Schmitt, A. K. (2019). Geologic controls on the Muara Laboh geothermal system, Sumatra, Indonesia. Geothermics, 82, 97-120.


Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck- Belo, J.C., Rohr, I., Rademacher, M., Cisneros de León, A., Eisele, S., Freundt, A., Hernandez, W., Wang, K.L., 2019. The Arce Tephra: Two subsequent paroxysmal Plinian eruptions from Coatepeque Caldera (El Salvador). J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 106673.


Altherr R., Hanel M., Schwarz W.H., Wimmenauer W. (2019) Petrology and U–Pb zircon age of the Variscan porphyroclastic Rand Granite at the southeastern margin of the Central Schwarzwald Gneiss Complex (Germany). International Journal of Earth Sciences 108, 1879–1895,


Cisneros de León, A. & Schmitt, A. K. (2019). Intrusive reawakening of El Chichón volcano prior to its Holocene eruptive hyperactivity. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 377, 53-68.


Ulusoy, İ., Sarıkaya, M. A., Schmitt, A. K., Şen, E., Danišík, M., & Gümüş, E. (2019). Volcanic eruption eye-witnessed and recorded by prehistoric humans. Quaternary Science Reviews, 212, 187-198.


Cisneros de León, A., Schmitt, A. K., Roberge, J., Heiler, L., Ludwig, C., & Schmitt, F. H. (2019). Zircon in sak lu'um: Evidence of multiple Eocene silicic tephra layers as palygorskite precursors in the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico. Journal of South American Earth Sciences,


Cisneros de León, A., Schmitt, A. K., Storm, S., Weber, B., Schindlbeck-Belo, J. C., Trumbull, R. B., & Juárez, F. (2019). Millennial to decadal magma evolution in an arc volcano from zircon and tephra of the 2016 Santiaguito eruption (Guatemala). Lithos,


Cisneros de León, A., & Schmitt, A. K. (2019). Reconciling Li and O diffusion in zircon with protracted magmatic crystal residence. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174(4), 28.


Karsli, O., Dokuz, A., Kandemir, R., Aydin, F., Schmitt, A. K., Ersoy, E. Y., & Alyildiz, C. (2019). Adakite-like parental melt generation by partial fusion of juvenile lower crust, Sakarya Zone, NE Turkey: A far-field response to break-off of the southern Neotethyan oceanic lithosphere. Lithos, 338-339, 58-72.


Molnár, K., Lukács, R., Dunkl, I., Schmitt, A. K., Kiss, B., Seghedi, I., Szepesi J. & Harangi, S. (2019). Episodes of dormancy and eruption of the Late Pleistocene Ciomadul volcanic complex (Eastern Carpathians, Romania) constrained by zircon geochronology. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 373, 133-147.


Sisson, T. W., Schmitt, A. K., Danišík, M., Calvert, A. T., Pempena, N., Huang, C. Y., & Shen, C. C. (2019). Age of the dacite of Sunset Amphitheater, a voluminous Pleistocene tephra from Mount Rainier (USA), and implications for Cascade glacial stratigraphy. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 376, 27-43.


Ghalamghash, J., Schmitt, A. K., Shiaian, K., Jamal, R., & Chung, S. L. (2019). Magma origins and geodynamic implications for the Makran-Chagai arc from geochronology and geochemistry of Bazman volcano, southeastern Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 171, 289-304.


Catlos, E. J., Pease, E. C., Dygert, N., Brookfield, M., Schwarz, W. H., Bhutani, R., Pande, K. & Schmitt, A. K. (2019). Nature, age and emplacement of the Spongtang ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India. Journal of the Geological Society, 176(2), 284-305.


Weber, B., Schmitt, A. K., Cisneros de León, A., & González‐Guzmán, R. (2019). Coeval Early Ediacaran Breakup of Amazonia, Baltica, and Laurentia: Evidence From Micro‐Baddeleyite Dating of Dykes From the Novillo Canyon, Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(4), 2003-2011.


Coffey, K. T., Ingersoll, R. V., & Schmitt, A. K. (2019). Stratigraphy, provenance, and tectonic significance of the Punchbowl block, San Gabriel Mountains, California, USA. Geosphere,


Schmitt, A. K., Perrine, A. R., Rhodes, E. J., & Fischer, C. (2019). Age of Obsidian Butte in Imperial County, California, Through Infrared Stimulated Luminescence Dating of Potassium Feldspar from Tuffaceous Sediment. California Archaeology, 11(1), 5-20.


Schmitt, A. K., Liu, M. C., & Kohl, I. E. (2019). Sensitive and rapid oxygen isotopic analysis of nephrite jade using large-geometry SIMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 34(3), 561-569.


Hauser, N., Reimold, W. U., Cavosie, A. J., Crosta, A. P., Schwarz, W. H., Trieloff, M., da Silva Maia de Souza, C., Pereira, L. A., Rodrigues, E. N. & Brown, M. (2019). Linking shock textures revealed by BSE, CL, and EBSD with U-Pb data (LA-ICP-MS and SIMS) from zircon from the Araguainha impact structure, Brazil. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 54, Nr 10, 2286–2311, doi: 10.1111/maps.13371.




Ghalamghash, J., Schmitt, A. K., Shiaian, K., Jamal, R., & Chung, S. L. (2018). Magma origins and geodynamic implications for the Makran-Chagai arc from geochronology and geochemistry of Bazman volcano, Southeastern Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.


Catlos, E. J., Pease, E. C., Dygert, N., Brookfield, M., Schwarz, W. H., Bhutani, R., Pande, K. & Schmitt, A. K. (2018). Nature, Age, and Emplacement of the Spongtang Ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India. Journal of the Geological Society, jgs2018-085,


Troch, J., Ellis, B. S., Schmitt, A. K., Bouvier, A.-S., Bachmann, O. (2018). The dark side of zircon: textural, age, oxygen isotopic and trace element evidence of fluid saturation in the subvolcanic reservoir of the Island Park-Mount Jackson Rhyolite, Yellowstone (USA). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 173(7):54, doi:10.1007/s00410-018-1481-2.


Wulf, S., Hardiman, M.J., Staff, R.A., Koutsodendris, A., Appelt, O., Blockley, S.P., Lowe, J.J., Manning, C.J., Ottolini, L., Schmitt, A.K. & Smith, V.C. (2018). The marine isotope stage 1–5 cryptotephra record of Tenaghi Philippon, Greece: Towards a detailed tephrostratigraphic framework for the Eastern Mediterranean region. Quaternary Science Reviews, 186, pp.236-262.

Molnár, K., Harangi, S., Lukács, R., Dunkl, I., Schmitt, A.K., Kiss, B., Garamhegyi, T. & Seghedi, I. (2018). The onset of the volcanism in the Ciomadul Volcanic Dome Complex (Eastern Carpathians): Eruption chronology and magma type variation. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 354, pp.39-56.

Lukács, R., Guillong, M., Schmitt, A.K., Molnár, K., Bachmann, O. & Harangi, S. (2018). LA-ICP-MS and SIMS U-Pb and U-Th zircon geochronological data of Late Pleistocene lava domes of the Ciomadul Volcanic Dome Complex (Eastern Carpathians). Data in Brief.




Schmitt, A.K., Klitzke, M., Gerdes, A. & Schäfer C. (2017). Zircon Hafnium-Oxygen Isotope and Trace Element Petrochronology of Intraplate Volcanics from the Eifel (Germany) and Implications for Mantle versus Crustal Origins of Zircon Megacrysts. Journal of Petrology, 58(9), pp 1841–1870,


Schmitt, A. K., Konrad, K., Andrews, G. D., Horie, K., Brown, S. R., Koppers, A. A., Pecha, M., Busby, C.J. & Tamura, Y. (2017). 40Ar/39Ar ages and zircon petrochronology for the rear arc of the Izu-Bonin-Marianas intra-oceanic subduction zone. International Geology Review, 1-21,


Zhang, D. H., Wei, J. H., Fu, L. B., Schmitt, A. K., Wang, D. Z., Tan, J., & Liu, J. K. (2017). Petrogenesis and thermal overprint of S-type granites in Helanshan region, North China Craton: Constraints on the 1.90 Ga khondalites decompression melting and 1.32 Ga tectono-thermal event. Precambrian Research.




Schwarz, W.H., Trieloff, M., Bollinger, K., Gantert, N., Fernandes, V.A., Meyer, H.P., Povenmire, H., Jessberger, E.K., Guglielmino, M. & Koeberl, C. (2016). Coeval ages of Australasian, Central American and Western Canadian tektites reveal multiple impacts 790ka ago. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 178, pp.307-319.


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, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616129113.

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