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Selected Publications


Clift, P.D., Wilson, L.J., Syn- and post-rift lower crustal flow under the Sunda Shelf, southern Vietnam: A role for climatically modulated erosion. Basin Research. doi10.1111/bre.12809. 

Li, J., Dong, S., Cawood, P.A., Thybo, H., Clift, P.D., Johnston, S.T., Zhao, G., Zhang, Y., 2023. Cretaceous long-distance lithospheric extension and surface response in South China. Earth-Science Reviews, 243: 104496. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2023.104496. 

Herrmann, A. D., J. T. Haynes, R. Robinet, P. D. Clift, and K. E. Goggin, 2023, Testing Tectonostratigraphic Hypotheses of the Blountian Phase of the Taconic Orogeny in the Southern Appalachians through an Integrated Geochronological and Sedimentological Study of Ordovician K-Bentonites and Quartz Arenites, Minerals, 13(6), 807, doi:10.3390/min13060807. 

Chen, F., Xue, G., Wang, Y., Zhang, H., Clift, P.D., Xing, Y., He, J., Albert, J.S., Chen, J., Xie, P., 2023. Evolution of the Yangtze River and its biodiversity. The Innovation, 4(3): 1-3. doi:10.1016/j.xinn.2023.100417. 


Wang, X., Zhong, Y., Clift, P.D. et al., 2023. Interactions Between Depositional Regime and Climate Proxies in the Northern South China Sea Since the Last Glacial Maximum. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 38(3): e2022PA004591. doi:10.1029/2022PA004591. 

Li, Y., Clift, P.D., 2023. Controls on grain-size variability in the Holocene fill of the Indus Submarine Canyon. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 93(2): 71-87. doi:10.2110/jsr.2022.038. 

Neubeck, N., Carter, A., Rittenour, T., Clift, P.D., 2023. Climate and anthropogenic impacts on North American erosion and sediment transport since the Last Glacial Maximum: Evidence from the detrital zircon record of the Lower Mississippi Valley, USA. GSA Bulletin. 10.1130/b36565.1. 

Zhong, Y., X. Shi, H. Yang, D. J. Wilson, J. R. Hein, S. Kaboth-Bahr, Z. Lu, P. D. Clift, Q. Yan, G. Lohmann, J. Liu, F.J. González, X. Jiang, Z. Jiang and Q. Liu, 2022, Humidification of Central Asia and equatorward shifts of westerly winds since the late Pliocene, Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1), 274, 10.1038/s43247-022-00604-5. 

Clift, P.D., Mark, C., Alizai, A., Khan, H., Jan, M.Q., 2022. Detrital U–Pb rutile and zircon data show Indus River sediment dominantly eroded from East Karakoram, not Nanga Parbat. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 600: 117873. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117873. 

Jin, H., Wan, S., Clift, P.D., Liu, C., Huang, J., Jiang, S., Li, M., Qin, L., Shi, X., Li, A., 2022. Birth of the Pearl River at 30 Ma: Evidence from sedimentary records in the northern South China Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 600: 117872. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117872. 

Exnicios, E.M., Carter, A., Najman, Y., Clift, P.D., 2022. Late Miocene unroofing of the Inner Lesser Himalaya recorded in the NW Himalaya foreland basin. Basin Research, 34(6): 1894-1916. doi:10.1111/bre.12689. 

Tang, Y., Wan, S., Clift, P.D., Zhao, D., Xu, Z., Zhang, J., Song, Z., Jin, H., Li, M., Shi, X., Li, A., 2022. Northward Shift of the Northern Hemisphere Westerlies in the Early to Late Miocene and Its Links to Tibetan Uplift. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(18): e2022GL099311. doi:10.1029/2022GL099311. 

Clift, P.D., Betzler, C., Clemens, S.C., Christensen, B., Eberli, G.P., France-Lanord, C., Gallagher, S., Holbourn, A., Kuhnt, W., Murray, R.W., Rosenthal, Y., Tada, R., Wan, S., 2022. A synthesis of monsoon exploration in the Asian marginal seas. Scientific Drilling, 10: 1-29. doi:10.5194/sd-10-1-2022. 

Shang, L., Hu, G., Pan, J., Clift, P.D., Li, H., Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Wu, H., Ran, W., 2022. Hotspot volcanism along a leaky fracture zone contributes the formation of the 85°E Ridge at 11°N latitude, Bay of Bengal. Tectonophysics, 837: 229453. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2022.229453. 

Jonell, T.N., Giosan, L., Clift, P.D., Carter, A., Bretschneider, L., Hathorne, E.C., Barbarano, M., Garzanti, E., Vezzoli, G., Naing, T., 2022. No modern Irrawaddy River until the late Miocene-Pliocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 584: 117516. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117516.


Liu, C., Stockli, D.F., Clift, P.D., Wan, S., Stockli, L.D., Höfig, T.W., Schindlbeck-Belo, J.C., 2022. Geochronological and geochemical characterization of paleo-rivers deposits during rifting of the South China Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 584: 117427. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117427.


Zheng, H., Yang, Q., Cao, S., Clift, P.D., He, M., Kano, A., Sakuma, A., Xu, H., Tada, R., Jourdan, F., 2022. From desert to monsoon: irreversible climatic transition at ~ 36 Ma in southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 9(1): 12. doi:10.1186/s40645-022-00470-x.


Zhou, P., Stockli, D.F., Ireland, T., Murray, R.W., Clift, P.D., 2022. Zircon U-Pb Age Constraints on NW Himalayan Exhumation From the Laxmi Basin, Arabian Sea. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(1): e2021GC010158. doi:10.1029/2021GC010158.



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