Rowley Publications


Publications (not including abstracts and book reviews) (Also see Google Scholar Page)

1979 Rowley, D. B., W.S.F. Kidd, and L.L. Delano, Detailed stratigraphic and structural features of the Giddings Brook slice of the Taconic Allochthon in the Granville area. In G.M. Friedman, ed., New York State Geological Association and New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Guidebook, p. 182-242 

1981 Rowley, D.B., and W.S.F. Kidd, Stratigraphic relationships and detrital composition of the medial Ordovician flysch of western New England: implications for the tectonic evolution of the Taconic Orogeny. Journal of Geology, v. 89, p.199-218.

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

1982 Rowley, D.B., A new method for estimating displacements of large thrust faults affecting Atlantic-type shelf sequences: with an application to the Champlain Thrust, Vermont. Tectonics, v. 1 ,p. 369-388.

1982 Rowley, D.B., and W.S.F. Kidd, Stratigraphic relationships and detrital composition of the medial Ordovician flysch of western New England: implications for the tectonic evolution of the Taconic Orogeny: a reply to Geiser. Journal of Geology, v. 90, p. 230 -233.

1982 Rowley, D.B., and W.S.F. Kidd, Stratigraphic relationships and detrital composition of the medial Ordovician flysch of wester n New England: implications for the tectonic evolution of the Taconic Orogeny: a reply to Rodgers. Journal of Geology, v. 90, p. 223 -226.

1984 Bosworth, W., and D.B. Rowley, Early obduction-related deformation features of the Taconic Allochthon: Analogy with structures observed in modern trench environments. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 95, 559-567. 

1985 Fisher, D.W., compiler, Geologic map of the Granville Quadrangle, New York. New York State Museum and Science Services Map and Chart Series. (contributor).

1985 Fisher, D.W., compiler, Geologic map of the Thorn Hill Quadrangle, New York. New York State Museum and Science Service Map and Chart Series. (contributor).

1985 Rowley, D.B., A. Raymond, J.T. Parrish, A.L. Lottes, C.R. Scotese, and A.M. Ziegler, Carboniferous paleogeographic, phytogeographic, and paleoclimatic reconstructions. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 5, p. 7-42.

1985 Scotese, C.R., and D.B. Rowley, The orthogonality of subduction: an empirical rule? Tectonophysics, v. 116, p. 173-187.

1985 Ziegler, A.M., D.B. Rowley, A.L. Lottes, D.L. Sahagian, M. L. Hulver, and T.C. Gierlowski, Paleogeographic Interpretation: with an example from the Mid-Cretaceous. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences v. 13, p. 385-425.

1986 Rowley, D.B., and D.L. Sahagian, Depth-dependent stretching: a different approach. Geology, v.14, 32-35.

1987 Ziegler, A.M., A.L. Raymond, T.C. Gierlowski, M.A. Horrell, D.B. Rowley,  and A.L. Lottes, Coal, climate and terrestrial productivity: the present and early  Cretaceous compared. in Scott, A.C., ed., Coal and Coal-bearing Strata: Recent  Advances, Geological Society Special Publication, 32, 25-49

1988 Bosworth, W., D.B. Rowley, W.S.F. Kidd, and C. Steinhardt, Geometry and style of post-obduction thrusting in a Paleozoic orogen: the Taconic frontal thrust system. Journal of Geology, 96, 163-180.

1988 Pindell, J.L., S.C. Cande, W.C. Pitman, D.B. Rowley, J.F. Dewey, J. LaBrecque, and W. Haxby, A plate-kinematic framework for models of Caribbean evolution. Tectonophysics 155, 121-138

1988 Rowley, D.B. and Lottes, A.L., Plate Kinematic reconstruction of the North Atlantic and Arctic: Late Jurassic to Present. Tectonophysics, 155, 73-120

1988 Rowley, D.B., and J.L. Pindell, End Paleozoic-Early Mesozoic Western Pangean Reconstruction and its implications for the distribution of Precambrian and Paleozoic rocks around Meso-America. Precambrian Research, 42, 411-44.

1989 Rowley, D.B., A.M.Ziegler, and Nie,S-Y, Mesozoic overthrust tectonics in South China, (comment to Hsü et al.,1988), Geology, 17, 384-386

1990 Lottes, A.L., and D.B. Rowley, Reconstruction of the Laurasian and Gondwanan segments of Permian Pangaea, in McKerrow and Scotese, Geological Society of London, Memoir 12, 383-395.

1990 Nie, S-Y, D.B. Rowley, and A.M. Ziegler, Constraints on the locations of Asian microcontinents in Palaeo-Tethys during the Late Paleozoic, in McKerrow and Scotese, Geological Society of London , Memoir 12, 397-409.

1991 Sengor, A.M.C., A. Cin, D.B. Rowley, and S-Y. Nie, Magmatic evolution of theTethysides: a guide to reconstruction of collage history: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, 87, 411-440.

1992 Richter, F., D.B. Rowley, and D. De Paolo, Sr Isotope Evolution of Sea Water: The Role of Tectonics, Earth Planetary Science Letters, 109, 11-23.

1992 Rowley, D. B., and P.J. Markwick, Exxon Eustatic Sea Level Curve: Implications for sequestered water volumes and alternative interpretations. Journal of Geology 100,703-715

1992 Rowley, D.B., Preliminary Jurassic reconstructions of the Circum-Pacific region: G. Westermann, ed., IGCP Jurassic Circum-Pacific Project, Cambridge University Press, 15-27.

1993 Nie, S.Y., Van der Voo, R., Li, M.S., and Rowley, D.B., Paleomagnetism of late Paleozoic rocks in the Tianshan, northwest China: Tectonics, 12, p. 568-579.

1993 Sengor, A.M.C., A. Cin, D.B. Rowley, and S-Y. Nie, Space-Time Patterns of Magmatism along the Tethysides, a preliminary study. Journal of Geology 101, 51-84.

1993 Ziegler, A.M., J.M. Parrish, J. Yao, E.D. Gyllenhaal, D.B. Rowley, J.T. Parrish, S. Nie, A. Bekker, and M.L. Hulver, Early Mesozoic phytogeography and climate. In: Palaeoclimates and Their Modelling with Special Reference to the Mesozoic Era. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Ser. B, 341.

1994 Nie, S.Y., and Rowley, D.B., Comment on "Paleomagnetic constraints on the geodynamic history of the major blocks of China from the Permian to the Present" by R.J. Enkin et al.: Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, p. 18035-18042.

1994 Nie, S.Y., Rowley, D.B., Yin, A., and Jin, Y.G., Exhumation of the Dabie Shan Ultra-high Pressure Rocks and Accumulation of the Songpan-Ganzi Flysch Sequence, Central China: Geology, 22, p. 999-1002.

1995 Rowley, D.B., A simple geometric model for the syn-kinematic erosional denudation of thrust fronts: Earth Planetary Science Letters 129, p. 203-216.

1996 Rowley, D.B., Age of initiation of collision between India and Asia: A review of stratigraphic data: Earth Planetary Science Letters, 145, p. 1-13.

1996 Xue, F., Rowley, D.B., and Baker, J., Refolded syn-ultrahigh pressure thrust sheets in the South Dabie complex, China: Field evidence and tectonic implications: Geology, 24, p. 455-458.

1996 Ziegler, A.M., Rees, P.M., Rowley, D.B., Bekker, A., Li, Q., and Hulver, M.L., Mesozoic assembly of Asia: Constraints from Fossil Floras, Tectonics and Paleomagnetism, in Yin, A., and Harrison, T.M., eds., The Tectonic Evolution of Asia, 371-400.

1997 Baker, J., Matthews, A., Mattey, D., Rowley, D.B., and Xue, F., Stable isotope systematics of the UHP metamorphic terrain, Dabie Shan, China: Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta. 61, 1685-1696.

1997 Ziegler, A.M., Hulver, M.L., and Rowley, D.B., Permian World Topography and Climate, in Martini, I.P., ed., Late Glacial and Postglacial Environmental Changes-Quaternary, Carboniferous-Permian and Proterozoic: New York, Oxford University Press, 111-146.

1997 Rowley, D. B., Xue, F., Tucker, R.D., Peng, Z. X., Baker, J., and Davis, A,, Ages of Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphism and Protolith Orthogneisses from the Eastern Dabie Shan: U/Pb Zircon Geochronology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 151, 191-203.

1997 Xue, F., Rowley, D.B., Tucker, R.D., and Peng, Z.X., U-Pb geochronology of granitoid rocks in the North Dabie Complex Journal of Geology,105, 744-753.

1997 Xu, Chen, Rowley, David B., Rong Jiayu, Zhang Jin, Zhang Yuan-dong, and Zhan Ren-bing, Late Precambrian through Early Paleozoic Stratigraphic and Tectonic Evolution of the Nanling Region, Hunan Province, South China, International Geology Review, 39, 469-478.

1998 Markwick, P.J., and Rowley, D.B., The geological evidence for Triassic to Pleistocene glaciations: Implications for eustacy, in Pindell, J., and Drake, C.L., eds., Paleogeographic Evolution and Non-Glacial Eustacy Northern South America: SEPM Special Publication 58: Tulsa, , 17-43 .

1998 Ziegler, A.M., and Rowley, D.B., The vanishing record of epeiric seas, with emphasis on the Late Cretaceous 'Hudson Seaway', in Crowley, T.J., and Burke, T.J., eds., Tectonic Boundary Conditions for Climate Reconstructions: Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics: New York, Oxford University Press.

1998 Rowley, D.B., Minimum age of initiation of collision between India and Asia north of Everest based on the subsidence history of the Zhepure Mountain section, Journal of Geology, 106, 229-235.

1998 Spray, J.G., Kelley, S. P., Rowley, D.B., Evidence for a late Triassic multiple impact event on Earth, Nature,392, p. 171-173.

2001 D. B. Rowley, R. T. Pierrehumbert, and B.S. Currie. A New Approach to Stable Isotope-Based Paleoaltimetry: Implications for Paleoaltimetry and Paleohypsometry of the High Himalaya since the Late Miocene A New Approach to Stable Isotope-Based Paleoaltimetry: Implications for Paleoaltimetry and Paleohypsometry of the High Himalaya since the Late Miocene, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 188, 253-268.

2002 Gibbs, M.T., Rees, P.M., Kutzbach, J.E., Ziegler, A.M., Behling, P. & Rowley, D.B.  Simulations of Permian climate and comparisons with climate-sensitive sediments. Journal of Geology 110, 33-55.

2002 Rees, P.M., Ziegler, A.M., Gibbs, M.T., Kutzbach, J.E., Behling, P. & Rowley, D.B.  Permian phytogeographic patterns and climate data-model comparisons. Journal of Geology 110, 1-31.

2002 Winguth AME, Heinze C, Kutzbach JE, Maier-Reimer E, Mikolajewicz U, Rowley D, Rees A, Ziegler AM, Simulated warm polar currents during the middle Permian, Paleoceanography 17, Art. No. 1057

2002 Rowley, D. B.  History of Plate Creation 180 Ma to Present, Geological Society of America Bulletin 114, 927-933.

2003 Ziegler AM, Eshel G, Rees PM, Rothfus TA, Rowley DB, Sunderlin D. Tracing the tropics across land and sea: Permian to present, Lethaia 36, 227-254.

2003 Rowley DB, Currie BS, Pierrehumbert RT. Reply to “Modern precipitation stable isotope vs. elevation gradients in the High Himalaya" by Hou Shugui et al., Earth and Planetary Science Letters 209, 401-403.

2003 Kusky T.M., Bradley D., Donely D T., Rowley D.B., Haeussler P.J., Controls on intrusion of near-trench magmas of the Sanak-Baranof Belt, Alaska, during Paleogene ridge subduction, and consequences for forearc evolution. Sisson Virginia B, Roeske Sarah M., Pavlis Terry L., eds., In: Geology of a transpressional orogen developed during ridge-trench interaction along the North Pacific margin. Special Paper - Geological Society of America. 371; p. 269-292.

2004 Zhu, B., Kidd W.S.F., Rowley D.B., et al., Chemical compositions and tectonic significance of chrome-rich spinels in the Tianba Flysch, southern Tibet, Journal of Geology 112: 417-434.

2005 Currie, B.S., Rowley, D.B., Tabor, N.J., Middle Miocene paleoaltimetry of southern Tibet: Implications for the role of mantle thickening and delamination in the Himalayan orogen, Geology, v. 33; no. 3; p. 181–184.

2005 Zhu, B., Kidd, W.S.F., Rowley, D.B., Currie, B.S., and Shafique, N., Age of initiation of the India-Asia collision in the eastern Himalaya: Journal of Geology, 113, 265-286.

2005 Cyr, A., Currie, B.S., and Rowley, D.B., 2005, Geochemical Evaluation of Fenghuoshan Group Lacustrine Carbonates, North-Central Tibet: Implications for the Paleoaltimetry of the Eocene Tibetan Plateau Journal of Geology, 113, 517-534.

2006 Rowley, D.B., and Currie, B.S., Paleo-Altimetry of Late Eocene to Miocene Sediments from the Lunpola Basin, Central Tibet: Implications for Growth of the Tibetan Plateau, Nature, 439, 677-681.

2006 Buffett, B.A. and Rowley, D. B., Plate Bending and the Energetics of Mantle Convection, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 359-364.

2007 Rowley, D. B. and Garzione, C., Stable isotope-based Paleoaltimetry, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Volume 35, 463-508.

2007 Rowley, D. B., Stable Isotope-Based Paleoaltimetry: Theory and Validation, in M. Kohn, ed., Paleoaltimetry: Geochemical and Thermodynamic Approaches, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 66, 23-52. [Note: this pdf is an edited galley proof, but it is all I have]

2007 Poulsen, C.J., Pollard, D., Montanez, I.P., and Rowley D.B. Late Paleozoic tropical climate response to Gondwanan deglaciation, Geology, 35, 771-774

2008 Moucha, R., Forte, A.M., Rowley, D.B., Mitrovica, J.X., Simmons, N.A., Grand, S.P., Mantle Convection And The Recent Evolution Of The Colorado Plateau And The Rio Grande Rift Valley, Geology 8v. 36; no. 6; p. 439–442; doi: 10.1130/G24577A.1.

2008 Moucha, R., Forte, A.M., Mitrovica, J.X., Rowley, D.B , Quéré, S., 2008, Dynamic Topography and Long-Term Sea-Level Variations: Dynamic topography and long-term sea-level variations: There is no such thing as a stable continental platform, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 271, 101-108

2008 Rowley, D.B., Extrapolating Oceanic Age Distributions: Lessons from the Pacific Region, Journal of Geology, 116, 587-598

2009 Polissar, P., Freeman, Rowley, D.B. K., Smith, F., and Currie, B.C. Paleoaltimetry of the Tibetan Plateau from D/H Ratios of Lipid Biomarkers, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 287, 64-76.

2009 Moucha, R., A. M. Forte, D. B. Rowley, J. X. Mitrovica, N. A. Simmons, and S. P. Grand, Deep mantle forces and the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L19310, doi:10.1029/2009GL039778.

2009 Forte, A. M., Moucha, R., Rowley, D. B., Quéré, S., Mitrovica, J. X., Simmons, N. A., Grand, S. P., Recent tectonic plate decelerations driven by mantle convection, Geophysical Research Letters.

2010 Forte, A. M., Quéré, S., Moucha, R., Simmons, N.A., Grand, S.P., Mitrovica, J.X., Rowley, D.B., 2010 Joint seismic–geodynamic-mineral physical modelling of African geodynamics: A reconciliation of deep-mantle convection with surface geophysical constraints, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 295, 329-341.

2013 Rowley, D.B., Forte, A.M., Moucha, R.R., Mitrovica, J.X., Simmons, N.A., Grand, S.P., Dynamic Topography Change of the Eastern U. S. since 4 Ma: Implications for Sea Level and Stratigraphic Architecture of Passive Margins, Science, 340, 1563-1563.

2013 Rowley, D.B. Sea-Level: Earth’s Dominant Modal Elevation-Implications for Time-Scales and Amplitudes of Sea Level Variations, Journal of Geology, 121, 445-454.

2013 Staisch, L. M., Niemi, N. A., Hong, C., Clark, M. K., Rowley, D. B., and Currie, B., A Cretaceous-Eocene depositional age for the Fenghuoshan Group, Hoh Xil Basin: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the northern Tibet Plateau, Tectonics, 33, 281-301, doi:10.1002/2013TC003367.

2013 Rowan, C.J. and Rowley, D.B., Spreading behaviour of the Pacific-Farallon ridge system since 83 Ma, Geophysical Journal International, 197 (3), 1273-1283.

2015 Li, S.Y., Currie, B.S., Rowley, D.B., Paleoaltimetry of the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau from oxygen isotope of lacustrine sediments, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,432, 415-424.

2016 Currie, B.S., Polissar, P. J., Rowley, D. B., Ingalls, M., Li, S-Y, Olack, G., and Freeman, K. H., Multiproxy paleoaltimetry of the Late Oligocene-Pliocene Oiyug Basin, southern Tibet, American Journal of Science, (in press).

2016 Dowsett, H., Dolan, A., Rowley, D. B., Moucha, R., Forte, A.M., Mitrovica, J.X., Pound, M., Salzmann, U., Robinson, M., Chandler, M., Foley, K., Haywood, A. The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, Climate of the Past, (in press)

2016 Rowan, C.J., and Rowley, D.B., History of Global Mean Spreading Rate: 83 Ma to Present, Geophyscial Journal International  (final revision in review)

Papers Submitted in Review or Revision

2016 Rowley, D.B., Forte, A. M., Rowan, C. J., Grand, S.P., Simmons, N., Kinematics and Dynamics of the East Pacific Rise Linked to Whole Mantle Convective Motions, Science Advance, (in review).

2016 Sare, R. and Rowley, D.B. Age dependence of seafloor subduction rates, Geology (in revision).

2016 Rowley, D. B. and Richter, F.M., (in revision), Why Does Earth Have Bimodal Topography? Geology.

2016 Peters, S., Rowley, D.B. (in review), Present-day elevations of shallow marine sediments record the global pulse of vertical lithospheric motion, Geology

2015 Moucha, R., and Rowley, D.B. (in review), Uncertainties in reconstructed positions: Implications for dynamic topography retrodictions, Geophysical Research Letters.


2016 Ingalls, M., Rowley, D.B., Currie, B.S., Li, S.Y., Ding L., Olack, G., and Colman, A., (in review), Paleocene-early Eocene high elevation of the Linzizong Arc implies large-scale subduction of continental crust during Himalayan collision, Nature Geosciences.


Photos of fieldtrips Eldorado Mountains with Calvin Miller (left), Montana and Yellowstone (top right), Death Valley (bottom center), and fieldwork in Linzhou/Penbo Tibet with Brian Currie, students and drivers)