Timothy Michael Kusky - Publications#

Most significant research papers (Dec 21, 2021)

Books. Timothy Michael Kusky wrote and/or edited about 30. Here is his own favorite. It is designed for students.

Kusky, T.M., 2010, Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Sciences, Facts on File, New York, two volumes, 960 pp. ISBN-10: 0816070059; SBN-13: 978-0-8160-7005-3

Selected recent papers from some of his PhD students this year, whom he closely supervised.

Zhong, Y.T, Kusky*, T.M., Wang, L., Wang, C.H., Peng, Y.Y., Wang, T.T., and Yan, C., 2023. Alpine-type tectonic nappe stacking in an Archean suture zone: quantitative structural profile places constraints on orogenic architecture, Invited GR Focus Review, Gondwana Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2023.01.007

Peng, Y.Y., Kusky, T.*., Wang, L.*, Luan, Z.K., Wang, C.H., Liu, X.Y., Zhong, Y.T., and Evans, N., 2022. Emergence of passive margins in accreting archipelagos signals continental stability and creation of pre-GOE oxygen oases, Nature Communications, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-35559-w

Wang, Z.S., Capitanio, F.A., Wang, Z.C., and Kusky, T.M.*, 2022. Construction of the cratonic mantle via massive regional relamination. Proceeding of the National Academies of Science 119, no. 39, s2201226119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2201226119

Wang, Z.S., Kusky, T.M.*, Wang, L., 2022. Long-lasting viscous drainage of eclogites from the cratonic lithospheric mantle after Archean subduction stacking. Geology, 50 (5), 583-587. https://doi.org/10.1130/G49793.1

Ning, W.B., Kusky, T.M.*, Wang, L.*, and Huang, B. 2022. Archean eclogite-facies oceanic crust indicates modern-style plate tectonics. Proceeding of the National Academies of Science, vol. 119, no. 15. E2117529119. https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2117529119

Zhong, Y.T., Kusky, T.M.*, and Wang, L., 2022, Giant Archean sheath folded nappe stack demonstrates large subhorizontal shear strains, North China. Geology 50 (5), 583-587. https://doi.org/10.1130/G49599.1

Zhong, Y.T., Kusky, T.M.*, Wang, L., Polat, A., Peng, Y.Y., Luan, Z.K., Liu, X.Y., and Wang, C.H., Wang, J.P., 2021. Alpine-style nappes thrust over ancient North China continental margin large Archean horizontal plate motions, Nature Communications 12, 6172 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-26474-7

Huang, B., Kusky, T.*, Johnson, T., Wilde, S., Wang, L., Polat, A., and Fu, D., 2020, Paired metamorphism in the Neoarchean: a record of accretionary-to-collisional orogenesis in the North China Craton, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 543, 116355, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116355

Publications that solved some major problems in Precambrian tectonics

Kusky, T.M., and Şengör, A.M.C., 2023, Comparative orotomy of the Archean Superior and Phanerozoic Altaid orogenic systems, National Science Review, 10: nwac235, 2023. invited, https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwac235

Kusky, T.*, Huang, Y., Wang, L.*, Robinson, P., Wirth, R., Polat, A., Hu, Wei, 2022, Vestiges of early Earth’s deep subduction and CHONSP cycle recorded in Archean ophiolitic podiform chromitites, Earth Science Reviews 227, 103968, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.103968

Kusky, T.M., Windley, B.F., Polat, A., Wang, L., Ning, W.B., and Zhong, Y.T., 2021, invited, Archean dome-and-basin style structures form during growth of intraoceanic and continental margin arcs and their death by slab failure and collision, Earth-Science Reviews, 220, 103725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103725

Kusky, T.M., and Wang, L., 2022, Growth of continental crust in intra-oceanic and continental margin arc systems: analogs for Archean systems, Science China Earth Sciences 65, 1615-1645. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-021-9964-1

Kusky, T.M.*, Huang, Y., Wang, L., Robinson, P., Wirth, R., Ning, W., Wang, J., Deng, H., Zhong, Y., and Polat, A., 2021, Ultra-high pressure inclusion in Archean ophiolitic podiform chromitite in mélange block suggests deep subduction on early Earth, Precambrian Research, 106318 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2021.106318

Windley, B.F., Kusky, T.M*., and Polat, A., 2021. Onset of plate tectonics by the early Archean. Precambrian Research 352. 105980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105980.

Kusky, T.M., Windley, B.F., and Polat, A., 2018, Geological evidence for the operation of plate tectonics throughout the Archean: Records from Archean paleo-plate boundaries, Journal of Earth Science, v. 29, no. 6, p. 1291-1303, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12583-018-0999-6

Kusky, T.M., Wang, J.P., Wang, L., Huang, B., Ning, W.B., Fu, D., Peng, H.T., Deng, H., Polat, A., Zhong, Y.T., and Shi, G.Z., 2020, Mélanges through time: Life Cycle of the world’s largest Archean mélange compared with Mesozoic and Paleozoic subduction-accretion-collision mélanges, Earth Science Reviews 209, 103303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103303

Kusky, T.M., Polat, A., Windley, B.F., Burke, K.C., Dewey, J.F., Kidd, W.S.F., Maruyama, S., Wang, J.P., Deng, H., Wang, Z.S. Wang, C., Fu, D., Li, X.W., and Peng, H.T., 2016, Insights into the tectonic evolution of the North China Craton through comparative tectonic analysis: A record of outward growth of Precambrian continents, INVITED REVIEW, Earth Science Reviews, 162, 387-432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.09.002

Kusky, T.M., Windley, B.F., Wang., L., Wang, Z.S., Li, X.Y., and Zhu, P.M., 2014, Flat slab subduction, trench suction, and craton destruction: Comparison of the North China, Wyoming, and Brazilian cratons, Tectonophysics 630, 208-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2014.05.028

Kusky, T.M.*, Windley, B.F., Safonova, I., Wakita, K., Wakabashi, J., Polat, A., and Santosh, M., 2013, Recognition of Ocean plate stratigraphy in accretionary orogens through Earth history: A record of 3.8 billion years of sea floor spreading, subduction, and accretion, GR Focus review paper, in Kusky, T.M., Stern, R.J., and Dewey, J.F., Secular Changes in Geologic and Tectonic Processes, Special Issue of Gondwana Research, v. 42, p. 501-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2013.01.004

Kusky, T.M., Windley, B.F., and Zhai, M.G., 2007, Tectonic Evolution of the North China Block: from Orogen to Craton to Orogen, in Zhai. M.G., Windley, B.F., Kusky, T.M., and Meng, Q.R., Mesozoic Sub-Continental Lithospheric Thinning Under Eastern Asia, Geological Society of London Special Publication 280, p. 1-34. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP280.1

Kusky, T.M., Li, Jianghai, and Tucker, R.T., 2001, The Archean Dongwanzi ophiolite complex, North China Craton: 2.505 Billion Year Old Oceanic Crust and Mantle, Science, volume 292, p. 1142-1145.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1059426

Kusky, T.M., and Polat, A., 1999, Growth of Granite-Greenstone Terranes at Convergent Margins and Stabilization of Archean Cratons, Tectonophysics 305, p. 43-73, Special Issue on Tectonics of Continental Interiors, edited by S. Marshak and B. van der Pluijm. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-1951(99)00014-1

Kusky, T.M., and Bradley, D.C., 1999, Kinematics of mélange fabrics: Examples and Applications from the McHugh Complex, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Journal of Structural Geology, volume 21, no 12, pp. 1773-1796. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8141(99)00105-4

Kusky, T.M., 1998, Tectonic setting and terrane accretion of the Archean Zimbabwe craton, Geology, volume 26, 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1998)026<0163:TSATAO>2.3.CO;2

Kusky, T.M., 1993, Collapse of Archean orogens and the origin of late- to post-kinematic granitoids, Geology, volume 21, p. 925-929. https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1993)021<0925:COAOAT>2.3.CO;2

Kusky, T. M., 1989, Accretion of the Archean Slave Province; Geology, volume 17, p. 63 - 67. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1989)017<0063:AOTASP>2.3.CO;2

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