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(91) #Jespon, G., Carrapa, B., George, S.H.M., Ducea, M.N., Egan, S.M., Gehrels, G.E., Constenius, K.N. and Triantafyllou, A., Resolving mid- to upper-crustal exhumation through apatite petrochronology, Chemical Geology,

(90) *Caylor, E.A., Carrapa, B., Smith, J.M., Sundell, K., DeCelles, P.G. (2020), Age and Deposition of the Fort Crittenden Formation: A Window into Late Cretaceous Laramide and Cenozoic Tectonics in Southern Arizona, GSA Bulletin, in press.

(89) Haque, Z., Geissman, J.W., DeCelles, P.G. and Carrapa, B. (2020), A magnetostratigraphic age constraint for the proximal synorogenic conglomerates of the Late Cretaceous Cordilleran foreland basin, northeast Utah, USA, Geological  Society of America Bulletin,

(88) *Henriquez, S., DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Hughes, A., Davis, G., Alvarado, P. (2020), Deformation history of the Puna plateau, Central Andes of northwestern Argentina, Journal of Structural Geology, Journal of Structural Geology, 140104133.

(87) *Stevens Goddard, A.L., Carrapa, B., and Hernan, A.R. (2020) Sedimentology and basin evolution of the Greater Bermejo Basin, Southern Central Andes: insights into retro-arc foreland basin processes, Journal of Sedimentary Research,

(86) *Meek, S., Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G. (2020) Recognizing Allogenic Controls on the Stratigraphic Architecture of Ancient Alluvial Fans in the Western US, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00215.

(85) Wang, X, Carrapa, B., Chapman, J., DeCelles, P., Quade, J. (2020) The role of the westerlies and orography on Asian hydroclimate since the Late Oligocene, Geology, v. 48,

(84) Villarreal, D.P., Robinson, A.C., Carrapa, B., Worthington, J., Chapman, J.B., Oimahmadov, I., Gadoev, M, MacDonald, B. (2020), Evidence for Late Triassic crustal suturing of the Central and Southern Pamir, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 3, 2020.

(83) DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Ojha, T., Gehrels, G. (2020) Structural and thermal evolution of the Himalayan thrust belt in midwestern Nepal, GSA Special volume,

(82) Wang, X., Carrapa B., Chapman, J.B., Henriquez, S., Wang, M., DeCelles, P.G., Li, Z., Wang, F., Oimuhammadzoda, I., Gadoev, M. and Chen, F., (2019), Parathethys Last Gasp in Central Asia and Late Oligocene Accelerated Uplift of the Pamirs, GRL, 10.1029/2019GL084838.

(81) *Stickroth, S., Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G. Gehrels, G. and Thomson, S., (2019) Tracking the growth of the Himalayan fold-and-thrust belt from lower Miocene foreland basin strata: Dumri Formation, western Nepal, Tectonics,

(80) *Chapman, J.B., Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Worthington, J., Mancin, N., Cobianchi, M., Stoica, M., Wang, X., Gadoev, M., Oimahmadov, I. (2019), The Tajik Basin: a composite record of sedimentary basin evolution in response to tectonics in the Pamir, Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12381.

(79) Carrapa, B., Clementz, M., Feng, R. (2019), Ecological and hydroclimate responses to strengthening of the Hadley circulation on the South American continent during the LMC, PNAS, 116 (20) 9747-9752.

(78) Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., *Romero, M. C. (2019), Early Inception of the Laramide Orogeny in Southwestern Montana and Northern Wyoming: Implications for Models of Flat‐Slab Subduction, Journal of Geophysical Research,

(77) *Henriquez, S., DeCelles,  P.G. and Carrapa, B. (2019), Cretaceous to Middle Cenozoic Exhumation History of the Cordillera de Domeyko and Salar de Atacama Basin, Northern Chile, Tectonics,

(76) *Kortyna, C., DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B. (2019), Structural and Thermochronologic Constraints on Kinematics, Timing and Shortening During Inversion of the Salta rift in the Tonco-Amblayo Sector of the Andean Retroarc Fold-Thrust Belt, Northwestern Argentina, in Andean Tectonics, Horton, B., Folguera eds., A., DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816009-1.00018-6.

(75) *He, J., Kapp, P., Chapman, J.B., DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B. (2019), Structural setting and U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of Triassic—Cenozoic strata in the eastern Central Pamir, Tajikistan, Geological Society of London Special volume, Himalayan Tectonics: A Modern Synthesis, Special Publications, 483,

(74) *Stevens Goddard, A.L. and Carrapa, B. (2018), Climate control on Miocene sedimentation rates in the southern Central Andes, Geology, |

(73) *Chapman, J.B., Robinson, A.C., Carrapa, B., Villarreal, D., Worthington, J., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Gadoev, M., Oimahmadov, I., Gehrels, G. (2018), Cretaceous shortening and exhumation history of the South Pamir terrane, Lithosphere, DOI:

(72) *Stevens Goddard, A.L., Larrovere, M.A., Carrapa, B., Reiners, P.W., Hernán, R. A. (2018), Reconstructing the paleogeography of the Sierras Pampeanas through low-temperature thermochronology: A case study from thein Sierra de Velasco, GSABull, in press.

(71) *Chapman, J.B., Scoggin, S.H., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., Ducea, M.N., Worthington, J., Oimahmadov, I., Gadoev, M. (2018), Mesozoic to Cenozoic magmatic history of the Pamir, EPSL, v. 482, p. 181-192.

(70) DeCelles, P.G., Castaneda, I., Carrapa, B., Liu, J., Quade, J. and Zhang, L. (2018), published online in 2016, Oligocene-Miocene Great Lakes in the India-Asia Collision Zone, Basin Research, 1–20, doi: 10.1111/bre.12217.

(69) *Stevens Goddard, A.L., and Carrapa, B. (2017), Using the foreland basin thermal history to evaluate the role of Miocene – Pliocene flat-slab subduction in the southern Central Andes (27° S – 30° S), Basin Research, 1-22, doi: 10.1111/bre.12265.

(68) *Chapman, J., Carrapa, B., Ballato, P., DeCelles, P.G., Worthington, J., Oimahmadov, I., Gadoev, M. Ketcham, R. (2017) Intracontinental subduction beneath the Pamir Mountains: Constraints from thermokinematic modeling of shortening in the Tajik fold-and-thrust belt, GSABull.,

(67) #Fosdick, J.C., Reat, E.J., Carrapa, B., Ortíz, G. and Alvarado, P.A. (2017), Retroarc foreland basin reorganization and diachronous aridification during Paleogene uplift of the southern Central Andes, Tectonics, v. 36, 3, p. 493-514.

(66) Carrapa, B., Hassim, M.F. b., Kapp, P. A. and Gehrels, G.E., (2017), Tectonic and erosional history of southern Tibet recorded by detrital chronological signatures along the Yarlung River drainage, GSA Bull., doi: 10.1130/B31587.1.

(65) Di Giulio, A., Ronchi, A., Sanfilippo, A., Balgord, E., Carrapa, B. and Ramos, V. A. (2017), published online in 2016, Cretaceous evolution of the Andean margin between 36°S and 40°S latitude through a multi-proxy provenance analysis of Neuquén Basin strata (Argentina), Basin Research, 1–21, doi: 10.1111/bre.12176.

(64) McGlue, M.M., Smith, P.H., Zani, H., Carrapa, B., Cohen, A.S., Pepper, M. (2016), An Integrated Actualistic Sedimentary Systems Analysis of the Southern Chaco Foreland Basin, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 86, 1359–1377,

(63) DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Gehrels, G.E., Chakraborty, T., Ghosh, P. (2016), Along-Strike Continuity of Structure, Stratigraphy, and Kinematic History in the Himalayan thrust belt: The View from Northeastern India, Tectonics, doi: 10.1002/2016TC004298.

(62) *Leary, R., Orme, D., Laskowski, A., DeCelles, P., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., Dettinger, M. (2016), Along-strike diachroneity in the deposition of the Kailas Formation in central southern Tibet: Implications for Indian slab rollback, Geosphere, v. 12, 4.

(61) Carrapa, B., Robert, X., DeCelles, P.G., Orme, D., Schoenbohm, L., Stuart, T., (2016), Exhumation of Mount Everest and asymmetric growth of the Himalaya, Geology, doi:10.1130/G37756.1.

(60) Carrapa, B., DiGiulio, A., Mancin, N., Fantoni, R., Hughes, A., Stockli, D, Gupta, S. (2016), Tectonic significance of Cenozoic deformation, exhumation and basin history in the Western Alps, Tectonics, 35 doi: 10.1002/2016TC004132.

(59) Wang, X., Kraatz, B., Meng, J., Carrapa, B., Abdulov, S., Chen, F. (2016), Central Asian aridification during the late Eocene to early Miocene as inferred from preliminary study of shallow marine-eolian sedimentary rocks from northeastern Tajik Basin, Science China Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-5282-z.

(58) *Stevens, A.L., Balgord, E.A., Carrapa, B. (2016), Revised exhumation history of the Wind River Range, WY and implications for Laramide tectonics, Tectonics, 10.1002/2016TC004126.

(57) Zhou, R., Schoenbohm, L.M., Sobel, E.R., Carrapa, B., Davis, D.W. (2016), Sedimentary record of regional deformation and dynamics of the thick-skinned southern Puna Plateau, central Andes (26–27◦S), EPSL, 433, 317–325.

(56) #Fosdick, J., Carrapa, B. and Gustavo Ortíz (2015), Faulting and erosion in the Argentine Precordillera during changes in subduction regime: reconciling bedrock cooling and detrital records, EPSL, 432, 73–83.

(55) *Orme, D. A., Reiners, P.W., Hourigan , J.K. and Carrapa, B. (2015), Effects of U-Th zonation on zircon (U-Th)/He ages from Greater Himalayan sequence rocks, Mt. Everest region, Tibet, G cube, DOI 10.1002/2015GC005818.

(54) Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Wang, W., Clementz, M.T., Mancin, N., Stoica, M., Kraatz, B., Meng, J., Abdulov, S., Chen, F. (2015), Tectono-climatic implications of Eocene Paratethys regression in the Tajik basin of central Asia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 424, p. 168–178.

(53) DeCelles, P.G., Zandt, G., Beck, S., Currie, C.A., Ducea, M.N., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G.E, Carrapa, B., Quade, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., 2015, Cyclical orogenic processes in the Cenozoic Central Andes in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212.

(52) Quade, J., Dettinger, M., DeCelles, P., Carrapa, B., Huntington, K., Murray, K., 2015, The Growth of the Central Andes 22-26°S, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212.

(51) Carrapa, B., and DeCelles, P.G., 2015, Regional exhumation and kinematic history of the central Andes in response to cyclical orogenic processes, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212.

(50) *Safipour, R., Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Thomson, S., 2015, Exhumation of the Principal Cordillera and northern Sierras Pampeanas and along strike correlation of the Andean orogenic front, 2015, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi 10.1130/2015.1212(10).

(49) Schoenbohm, L.M., Carrapa, B., McPherson, H.M., Pratt, J.R., Reyes-Bywater, S., and Mortimer, E., 2015, Climate and tectonics along the southern margin of the Puna Plateau, NW Argentina: Origin of the late Cenozoic Punaschotter conglomerates, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, p. 251–260, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(13).

(48) Schoenbohm, L.M., and Carrapa, B., 2015, Miocene–Pliocene shortening, extension, and mafic magmatism support small-scale lithospheric foundering in the central Andes, NW Argentina, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212, doi:10.1130/2015.1212(09).

(47) DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B., Horton, B., McNabb, J., Boyd, J. and Gehrels, G., Arizaro Basin, Central Andean Hinterland: Response to Partial Lithospheric Removal?, 2015, in DeCelles, P.G., Ducea, M.N., Carrapa, B., and Kapp, P.A., eds., Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile: Geological Society of America Memoir 212.

(46) *Balgord, E. and Carrapa, B. (2014), Basin evolution of the upper Cretaceous-lower Cenozoic

strata in the Malargüe fold-and-thrust belt: northern Neuquén Basin, Argentina, Basin Research, Basin Research, 1–24, doi: 10.1111/bre.12106.

(45) Carrapa, B., Shazanee, F. M., Schoenbohm, L.M., Cosca, M., Sobel, E.R., DeCelles, P.G., Russell, J. (2014), Multi-dating of modern river detritus from Tajikistan and China: implications for crustal evolution and exhumation of the Pamir, Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L360.1.

(44) *Orme, D., Carrapa, B. and Kapp, P. (2014), Sedimentology, Provenance, and Geochronology of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Eocene Western Xigaze forearc basin, Southern Tibet, Basin Research, doi: 10.1130/B30999.1.

(43) Carrapa,  B., Huntington, K.H., Clementz, M., Bywater -Reyes, S., Quade, J., Schoenbohm, L. and Canavan, R. (2014), Uplift of the Central Andes of NW Argentina associated with upper crustal shortening, revealed by multi-proxy isotopic analyses, Tectonics, doi: 10.1002/2013TC003461.

(42) Carrapa, B., Orme, D.A., DeCelles, P.G., Kapp, P., Cosca, M. , Waldrip, R. (2014), Miocene burial and exhumation of the India-Asia collision zone in southern Tibet: response to slab dynamics and erosion, Geology, v. 42, p. 443-446, doi:10.1130/G35350.1.

(41) *Canavan, R., Carrapa, B., Clementz, M., Quade, J., DeCelles, P.G., Schoenbohm, L. (2014), Early Cenozoic uplift of the Puna Plateau, Central Andes, based on stable isotope paleoaltimetry of hydrated volcanic glass, Geology, v. 42, 447-450, doi:10.1130/G35239.1.

(40) #Fan, M. and Carrapa, B. (2014), Late Cretaceous-early Eocene two-stage development of the Laramide Rocky Mountains, Tectonics, v. 33, doi:10.1002/2012TC003221.

(39) *Painter, C., Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Stuart, T. and Gehrels, G. (2014), Exhumation of the North American Cordillera revealed by multi dating minerals from Upper Jurassic-Upper Cretaceous foreland basin deposits, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B30999.1.

(38) Carrapa, B., Bywater-Reyes, S., Safipour, R., Sobel, E., Schoenbhom, L., Reiners, P. and Stockli, D. (2014), The effect of inherited paleotopography on exhumation of the Central Andes of NW Argentina, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B30844.1.

(37) *Painter, C. and Carrapa, B. (2013), Flexural versus dynamic processes of subsidence in the North American Cordillera foreland basin, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, 1–5, doi:10.1002/grl.50831.

(36) *Painter, C., York, C. and Carrapa., B. (2013), Sequence stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Sego Sandstone reveals spatio-temporal changes in the paleogeography of the Western interior USA,  Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, 323–338.

(35) Peyton, L.S., and Carrapa, B. (2013), An overview of low-temperature thermochronology in the Rocky Mountain and Its application to petroleum system analysis, in C. Knight and J. Cuzella, eds., Application of structural methods to Rocky Mountain hydrocarbon exploration and development, AAPG Studies in Geology, v. 65, p. 37–70.

(34) Peyton, L.S., and Carrapa, B. (2013), An introduction  to  low-temperature thermochronologic techniques, methodology, and applications, in C. Knight and J. Cuzella, eds., Application of structural methods to Rocky Mountain hydrocarbon exploration and development, AAPG Studies in Geology, v. 65, p. 15–36.

(33) *Lukens, C., Carrapa, B., Singer, B. and Gehrels, G. (2012), Miocene exhumation revealed by detrital minerals of Tajik rivers: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Pamir, Tectonics, v. 31, doi:10.1029/2011TC003040.

(32) Rhormann, A., Kapp, P., Carrapa, B., Reiners, Guynn, J., P., Ding, L. and Heizler, M., (2012), Thermochronologic evidence for low magnitude exhumation in central Tibet in the last

~45 Ma, Geology, 40, v.b2, 1487-190.

(31) Peyton, S.L., Reiners, P.W., Carrapa, B. and DeCelles, P.G., (2012), Low-Temperature thermochronology of the Laramide Rocky Mountains, Western U.S.A, American Journal of Science, v. 312, p. 145–212, DOI 10.2475/02.2012.04.

(30) Carrapa, B., Bywater-Reyes, S., DeCelles, P.G., Mortimer, E., and Gerhels, G. (2012), Cenozoic synorogenic basin evolution in the Eastern Cordillera of northwestern Argentina (25°- 26°S): Regional implications for Andean orogenic wedge development, Basin Research, v. 23, 1– 20, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2011.00519.x

(29) DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B. and Horton, H. (2011), Cenozoic foreland basin system in the central Andes of northwestern Argentina: Implications for Andean geodynamics and modes of deformation, Tectonics, v. 30, doi:10.1029/2011TC002948.

(28) *York, C., Painter, C. and Carrapa. B. (2011), Sedimentological and petrophysical characterization of the Sego Sandstone (NW Colorado, USA): A new scheme to recognize ancient flood-tidal delta deposits and implications for reservoir potential, Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, 401-419.

(27) Carrapa., B., Trimble, J., and Stockli, D. (2011), Timing and Magnitude of Deformation and Exhumation of the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina Revealed by (U-Th)/He Thermochrology, Tectonics, v. 30, TC3003, 30 PP., doi:10.1029/2010TC002707.

(26) Carrapa, B. (2010), Resolving tectonic problems by dating detrital minerals, Geology, v. 38, 191-192.

(25) *Bywater-Reyes, S., Carrapa, B., Clementz, M. and Schoenbohm, L. (2010), The effect of late Cenozoic aridification on sedimentation in the Eastern Cordillera of NW Argentina (Angastaco Basin), Geology, v. 38, 235-238.

(24) Carrapa, B. (2010), Reply to Comment by Bernet (2010), on Tracing exhumation and orogenic wedge dynamics in the Alps via detrital thermochronology by Carrapa (2010), Geology, Forum, v. 38, 227.

(23) Carrapa, B. (2009) Tracing exhumation and orogenic wedge dynamics in the Alps via detrital thermochronology, Geology, v. 37, 12, 1127-1130.

(22) Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R., Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Hain, M.P., Hilley, G.E., Mortimer, E., Schoenbohm, L., and Sobel, E.R. (2009), Does the topographic distribution of the central Andean Puna Plateau result from climatic or geodynamic processes? Geology, v. 37, p. 643–646; doi: 10.1130/G25545A.1.

(21) Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P. Gerhels, G. (2009), Apatite triple dating and white mica 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of syn-tectonic detritus in the Central Andes: a multi-phase tectono-thermal history, Geology, v. 37, 407-410.

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(20) Carrapa, B., Hauer, J., Schoenbohm, L., Strecker, M., Schmitt, A., Villaneva, A. and Sosa Gomez, J., 2010, Reply to comment by Davila (2009), on Carrapa et al. (2008), Geological Society of American Bulletin, v. 122, p. 950-953, doi:10.1130/B30134.1.

(19) Murrell, G.R., Sobel, E.R., Carrapa, B. and Andriessen, P. (2009) Calibration and comparison of etching and thermal modeling techniques for apatite fission track thermochronology, in Thermochronological Methods: From Palaeotemperature Constraints to Landscape Evolution Models, Lisker, K., Ventura, B and Glasmacher, U. (eds.), Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 324; p. 73-85.

(18) Carrapa, B., Hauer, J., Schoenbohm, L., Strecker, M. Schmitt, A., Villaneva, A. and Sosa Gomez, J. (2008), Dynamics of deformation and sedimentation in the Sierras Pampeanas: An integrated study of the Neogene Fiambala basin, NW Argentina, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi 10.1130/B26111.1.

(17) Carrapa, B. and DeCelles, P.G. (2008), Eocene exhumation and basin development in the Puna of Northwestern Argentina, Tectonics, v. 27, TC1015, doi:10.1029/2007TC002127.

(16) Mortimer, E. and Carrapa, B. (2007), Footwall drainage evolution in response to increasing fault displacement: Loreto fault, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Geology, v. 35, 651-654.

(15) DeCelles, P.G., Carrapa, B. and Gehrels, G.E. (2007), Detrital Zircon U-Pb Ages Provide New Provenance and Chronostratigraphic Information from Eocene Synorogenic Deposits in Northwestern Argentina, Geology, v. 35, 323-326.

(14) Mortimer, E., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Schoenbohm, Sobel, E., Gomez, J.S., Strecker,

M.R. (2007), Compartmentalization of a foreland basin in response to plateau growth and diachronous thrusting: El Cajon-Campo Arenal basin, NW Argentina, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 119, 637-653.

(13) Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R.N, Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Hilley, G.E., Sobel, E.R., Trauth, M.H. (2007), Tectonics and Climate of the Southern Central Andes, Annual Review Earth Planetary Sciences, v. 35, 747-787.

(12) Alonso, R.N., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Haschke, M., Hilley, G.E., Schoenbohm, L., Sobel, E. R., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H. (2007) Tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution of the southern Central Andes: The Argentine Puna Plateau and adjacent Regions between 22º and 28ºS lat. in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., editors, The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny: Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Springer Verlag, Monograph Series 1, 265-283.

(11) Carrapa, B., Sobel, E.R. and Strecker, M.R. (2006), Orogenic Plateau growth in the Central Andes: Evidence from sedimentary rock provenance and apatite fission track thermochronology in the Fiambala Basin, southernmost Puna Plateau margin (NW Argentina), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 247, 82-100.

(10) Coutand, I., Carrapa, B., Deeken, A., Schmitt, A.K., Sobel. E.R., Strecker, M.R. (2006), Orogenic plateau formation and lateral growth of compressional basins and ranges: insights from sandstone petrography and detrital apatite fission-track thermochronology in the Angastaco Basin, NW Argentina, Basin Research, v. 18, 1–26.

(9) Carrapa, B., Adelmann, D., Hilley, G., Mortimer, E., Strecker, M.R. and Sobel, E.R. (2005), Oligocene uplift, establishment of internal drainage and development of plateau morphology in the southern Central Andes, Tectonics, v. 24, doi:10.1029/2004TC001762.

(8) Carrapa, B. and Garcia Castellanos, D. (2005), Western Alpine back-thrusting as subsidence mechanism  in  the  Tertiary  Piedmont  Basin  (NW  Italy),  Tectonophysics,  v. 406,  197-212.

(7) Carrapa, B., Wijbrans, J., Bertotti, G. (2004) Detecting differences in cooling/exhumation pattern within the Western Alpine arc through 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology on detrital minerals (Tertiary Piedmont Basin, NW Italy), in Detrital thermochronology-Provenance analysis, exhumation and landscape evolution of mountain belts, Eds. Bernet M. & Spiegel, Geological Society of America, 378, chapter 5.

(6) Carrapa, B., Di Giulio, A. and Wijbrans, J. (2004), The early stages of the Alpine collision: an image from the detrital thermochronology of Upper Eocene-Lower Oligocene sediments in the Alps-Apennines knot area, Sedimentary Geology, v. 171, 181-203.

(5) Barbieri, C., Carrapa, B., Di Giulio, A., Wijbrans, J. and Murrell, G. (2003), Provenance of Oligocene syn-orogenic sediments of the Ligurian Alps (NW Italy): inferences on the belt age and    its    cooling    history,    International    Journal    of    Earth    Sciences,    v. 92,    758-778.

(4) Carrapa, B., Bertotti, G. and Krijgsma, W. (2003) Subsidence, stress regime and rotation(s) of a tectonically active sedimentary basin within the Western Alps: the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (Alpine domain, Northwest Italy), in Tracing Tectonic deformation using the Sedimentary Record, Eds. T. McCann & A. Saintot, Geological Society of London, 208, 205-227.

(3) Carrapa, B., Wijbrans, J. and Bertotti, G. (2003), Episodic exhumation in the Western Alps,

Geology, v. 31, 601-604.

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Ph.D. Dissertation: Tectonic evolution of an active orogen as reflected by its sedimentary record, an integrated study of the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (Internal Western Alps, NW Italy), Ph.D. Thesis, ISBN 90-9016220-8, 2003, Amsterdam, 177 pp. Advisers: Jan Wijbrans (primary), Giovanni Bertotti, Sierd Cloetingh, Paul Andriessen.

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This paper analyzes the Late Miocene continental record of hydroclimate from the central Andes and subsequent ecologi-cal response to climatic change during this interval. The Late Miocene cooling (LMC) is characterized by a sharp decrease (up to 6 °C) of sea-surface temperatures and has been shown to have driven ecosystem reorganization, leading to conditions similar to Quaternary. We use the stable isotopic record pre-served in pedogenic carbonate nodules as a proxy for hydro-climate changes during the LMC. This, combined with general circulation simulations, shows that strengthening of the Hadley circulation in South America during the LMC enhanced sub-tropical aridification and in turn promoted expansion of C4 grasses and evolution of high-crowned teeth in mammals.


2019 JGR 10.1029/2018JB016888

Timing and distribution of magmatism, deformation, exhumation, and basin development
have been used to reconstruct the history of Laramide flat‐slab subduction under North America during
Late Cretaceous‐early Cenozoic time. Existing geodynamic models, however, ignore a large (~40,000‐km2)
sector of the Laramide foreland in southwestern Montana. The Montana Laramide ranges consist of
Archean basement arches (fault‐propagation folds) that were elevated by thrust and reverse faults. We
present new thermochronological and geochronological data from six Laramide ranges in southwestern
Montana (the Beartooth, Gravelly, Ruby and Madison Ranges, and the Tobacco Root and Highland
Mountains) that show significant cooling and exhumation during the Early to mid‐Cretaceous, much earlier
than the record of Laramide exhumation in Wyoming. These data suggest that Laramide‐style
deformation‐driven exhumation slightly predates the eastward sweep of magmatism in western Montana,
consistent with geodynamic models involving initial strain propagation into North American cratonic rocks
due to stresses associated with a northeastward expanding region of flat‐slab subduction. Our results also
indicate various degrees of Cenozoic heating and cooling possibly associated with westward rollback of the
subducting Farallon slab, followed by Basin‐and‐Range extension.


Investigation of a >6‐km‐thick succession of Cretaceous to Cenozoic sedimentary rocks in the Tajik Basin reveals that this depocentre consists of three stacked basin systems that are interpreted to reflect different mechanisms of subsidence associated with tectonics in the Pamir Mountains: a Lower to mid‐Cretaceous succession, an Upper Cretaceous–Lower Eocene succession and an Eocene–Neogene succession. The Lower to mid‐Cretaceous succession consists of fluvial deposits that were primarily derived from the Triassic Karakul–Mazar subduction–accretion complex in the northern Pamir. This succession is characterized by a convex‐up (accelerating) subsidence curve, thickens towards the Pamir and is interpreted as a retroarc foreland basin system associated with northward subduction of Tethyan oceanic lithosphere. The Upper Cretaceous to early Eocene succession consists of fine‐grained, marginal marine and sabkha deposits. The succession is characterized by a concave‐up subsidence curve. Regionally extensive limestone beds in the succession are consistent with late stage thermal relaxation and relative sea‐level rise following lithospheric extension, potentially in response to Tethyan slab rollback/foundering. The Upper Cretaceous–early Eocene succession is capped by a middle Eocene to early Oligocene (ca. 50–30 Ma) disconformity, which is interpreted to record the passage of a flexural forebulge. The disconformity is represented by a depositional hiatus, which is 10–30 Myr younger than estimates for the initiation of India–Asia collision and overlaps in age with the start of prograde metamorphism recorded in the Pamir gneiss domes. Overlying the disconformity, a >4‐km‐thick upper Eocene–Neogene succession displays a classic, coarsening upward unroofing sequence characterized by accelerating subsidence, which is interpreted as a retro‐foreland basin associated with crustal thickening of the Pamir during India–Asia collision. Thus, the Tajik Basin provides an example of a long‐lived composite basin in a retrowedge position that displays a sensitivity to plate margin processes. Subsidence, sediment accumulation and basin‐forming mechanisms are influenced by subduction dynamics, including periods of slab‐shallowing and retreat.