Heidelberg University
Institute of Earth Sciences

Im Neuenheimer Feld 236
69120 Heidelberg

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Isotope Geology and Petrology





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. and 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. and 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. and 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.  


Schindlbeck, J.C., Jegen, M., Freundt, A., Kutterolf, S., Straub, S.M., Mleneck-Vautravers, M.J., McManus, J. (2018) 100- kyr cyclicity in volcanic ash emplacement: evidence from a 1.1 Myr tephra record from the NW Pacific, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22595-0.


Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Straub, S.M., Andrews G.D.M., Wang, K.-L., Mleneck-Vautravers, M.J. (2018) One Million Years Tephra Record at IODP Sites U1436 and U1437: Insights into explosive volcanism from the Japan and Izu arcs, Island Arc, DOI: 10.1111/iar.12244.


Menke, V., Kutterolf, S., Sievers, C., Schindlbeck, J.C., Schmiedl, G. (2018) Cryptotephra from Lipari volcano in the eastern Gulf of Taranto (Italy) – Cryptotephra from Lipari Volcano in the eastern Gulf of Taranto (Italy) as time marker for paleoclimatic studies, Quaternary Research, DOI:10.1017/qua.2018.2


Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Robertson, A.H.F., Avery, A., Baxter, A.T., Petronotis, K., Wang, K-L. (2018) Tephrostratigraphy and provenance from IODP Expedition 352, Izu-Bonin arc: tracing tephra sources and volumes from the Oligocene to the Recent, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. DOI: 10.1002/2017GC007100.




Schmitt, A. K., & Vazquez, J. A. (2017). Secondary ionization mass spectrometry analysis in petrochronology. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 83(1), 199-230.


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,


Mucek, A. E., Danišík, M., de Silva, S. L., Schmitt, A. K., Pratomo, I., & Coble, M. A. (2017). Post-supereruption recovery at Toba Caldera. Nature Communications, 8, 15248 (2017) doi:10.1038/ncomms15248


Ellis, B. S., Szymanowski, D., Wotzlaw, J. F., Schmitt, A. K., Bindeman, I. N., Troch, J., Harris, C., Bachmann, O. & Guillong, M. (2017). Post-caldera Volcanism at the Heise Volcanic Field: Implications for Petrogenetic Models. Journal of Petrology, 58(1), 115-136.


Bezard, R., Turner, S., Davidson, J., Schmitt, A., & Lindsay, J. (2017). Origin and Evolution of Silicic Magmas in Oceanic Arcs; an in situ Study from St Lucia, Lesser Antilles. Journal of Petrology,


Faramarzi, N. S., Amini, S., Borg, G., Schmitt, A. K., Hassanzadeh, J., McKeegan, K., Mortazavi, S.M., Jamshidibadr, M. & Razavi, S. M. H. (2017). Reply to comment on “Geochronology and geochemistry of rhyolites from Hormuz Island, southern Iran: A new Cadomian arc magmatism in the Hormuz Formation” by Atapour, H. and Aftabi, A. Lithos, 284–285, 783-787.


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.


Busby, C. J., Tamura, Y., Blum, P., Guèrin, G., Andrews, G. D. M., Barker, A. K., Berger, J .L. R., Bongiolo, E. M., Bordiga, M., DeBari, S. M., Gill, J. B., Hamelin, C., Jia, J., John, E. H., Jonas, A.-S., Jutzeler, M., Kars, M. A. C., Kita, Z. A., Konrad, K., Mahoney, S. H., Martini, M., Miyazaki, T., Musgrave, R. J., Nascimento, D. B., Nichols, A. R. L., Ribeiro, J. M., Sato, T., Schindlbeck, J. C., Schmitt, A. K., Straub, S. M., Vautravers, M. J., Yamashita, M., & Yang, Y. (2017). The missing half of the subduction factory: shipboard results from the Izu rear arc, IODP Expedition 350. International Geology Review, 1-32,


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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