Zhang, T., R.G. Gordon, J.K. Mishra, and C. Wang, The Malpelo Plate Hypothesis and implications for nonclosure of the Cocos-Nazca-Pacific plate motion circuit, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, doi:10.1002/2017GL073704

Wang, C., R.G. Gordon, and T. Zhang, Bounds on geologically current rates of motion of groups of hot spots, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017, doi:10.1002/2017GL073430


Mishra, J.K., and R.G. Gordon, The rigid-plate and shrinking-plate hypotheses: Implications for the azimuths of transform faults, Tectonics, 2016 doi:10.1002/2015TC003968


Gordon, R.G., and G.A. Houseman, Deformation of Indian Ocean Lithosphere: Evidence for a Highly Non-linear Rheological Law, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 42(10), 847-850, 2015, doi:10.1002/2015JB011993.

Kreemer, C., and R.G. Gordon, Pacific plate deformation from horizontal thermal contraction, Geology, 120(6), 4434-4449, 2015, doi:10.1130/G35874.1.

Huang, J., F. Niu, R.G. Gordon, and C. Chao, Accurate focal depth determination of oceanic earthquakes using water-column reverberation and some implications for the shrinking plate hypothesis, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2015, doi:10.1016JEPSL2015100001


Kreemer, C. and R.G. Gordon, Pacific plate deformation from horizontal thermal contraction, Geology, 2014, doi:10.1011/G35874.1

Zheng, L., R.G. Gordon, and C. Kreemer, Absolute plate velocities from seismic anisotropy: Importance of correlated errors, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119(9), 7336-7352, 2014, doi:10.1002/2013JB010902.

Koivisto, E.A., D.L. Andrews, and R.G. Gordon, Tests of fixity of the Indo-Atlantic hot spots relative to Pacific hot spots, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119(1), 661-675, 2014, doi:10.1002/2013JB010413.


Koivisto, E., and R.G. Gordon, Plate Motions Relative to the Global Hotspots for the Past 48 Million Years, Supercontinents, 2012, p. 73


Argus, D.F., R.G. Gordon, and C. DeMets, Geologically current motion of 56 plates relative to the no-net-rotation reference frame, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12(11), 2011, doi:10.1029/2011GC003751.

Koivisto, E.A., R.G. Gordon, J. Dyment, and J. Arkani-Hamed, The spreading-rate dependence of anomalous skewness of Pacific plate magnetic anomaly 32: Revisited, Lithosphere, 3, 371-378, 2011, doi:10.1130/L167.1.


Argus, D.F., R.G. Gordon, M.B. Heflin, C. Ma, R.J. Eanes, P. Willis, W.R. Peltier, and S.E. Owens, The angular velocities of the plates and the velocity of Earth's centre from space geodesy, Geophys. J. Int., 180(3), 913-960, 2010, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04463.x.

DeMets, D.C., R.G. Gordon, and D.F. Argus, Geologically current plate motions, Geophys. J. Int., 181(1), 913-960, 2010, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04491.x.

Horner-Johnson, B.C., and R.G. Gordon, True polar wander since 32 Ma B.P.: A Paleomagnetic Investigation of the Skewness of Magnetic Anomaly 12r on the Pacific Plate, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 115(B9), 2010, doi:10.1029/2009JB006862.


Gordon, R.G., Lithospheric deformation in the equatorial Indian Ocean: Timing and Tibet, Geology, 37(3), 2009, doi:10.1130/focus032009.1.

Kumar, R.R., and R.G. Gordon, Horizontal Thermal Contraction of Oceanic Lithosphere: The Ultimate Limit to the Rigid Plate Approximation, J. Geophys. Res., 114(B1), 2009, doi:10.1029/2007JB005473.


Gordon, R.G., D.F. Argus, and J.-Y. Royer, Space geodetic test of kinematic models for the Indo-Australian composite plate, Geology, 36(10), 827-830, 2008, doi:10.1130/G25089A.1.

Gordon, R.G., Geodynamics: A tale of a trail, Nature Geoscience, 1(9), 574-575, 2008, doi:10.1038/ngeo295.


Horner-Johnson, B.C., R.G. Gordon, and D.F. Argus, Plate kinematic evidence for the existence of a distinct plate between the Nubian and Somalian plates along the Southwest Indian Ridge, J. Geophys. Res., 112(B5), 2007, doi:10.1029/2006JB004519.


Andrews, D.L., R.G. Gordon, and B.C. Horner-Johnson, Uncertainties in plate reconstructions relative to the hotspots; Pacific-hotspot rotations and uncertainties for the past 68 million years, Geophys. J. Int., 166(2), 2006, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03029.x.

Jellinek, M.A., R.G.Gordon, and S. Zatman, Experimental tests of simple models for the dynamics of diffuse oceanic plate boundaries, Geophys. J. Int., 164(3), 2006, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02840.x.


Horner-Johnson B.C., R.G. Gordon and S.M. Cowles, The angular velocity of Nubia relative to Somalia and the location of the Nubia-Somalia-Antarctica triple junction, Geophys. J. Int., 162(1), 2005, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02608.x.

DeMets C, R.G. Gordon and J.-Y. Royer, Motion between the Indian, Capricorn and Somalian plates since 20 Ma: implications for the timing and magnitude of distributed lithospheric deformation in the equatorial Indian ocean, Geophys. J. Int., 161(2), 445-468, 2005, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02598.x.

Zatman S., R.G. Gordon, and K. Mutnuri, Dynamics of diffuse oceanic plate boundaries: insensitivity to rheology, Geophys. J. Int., 162(1), 445-468, 2005, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02622.x.


Horner-Johnson, B.J., and R.G. Gordon, Equatorial Pacific magnetic anomalies identified from vector aeromagnetic data, Geophys. J. Int., 155(2), 547-556, 2003, doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.2003.02065.x.


Gripp, A.E., and R.G. Gordon, Young tracks of hotspots and current plate velocities, Geophys. J. Int., 150(2), 321-361, 2002, doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.2002.01627.x.

Lemaux, J., R.G. Gordon, and J-Y. Royer, Location of the Nubia-Somalia boundary along the Southwest Indian ridge, Geology, 30(4), 339-342, 2002, doi:10.1130/0091-7613(2202)030.


Zatman, S., R. G. Gordon, and K. Mutnuri, Analytic models for the dynamics of diffuse oceanic plate boundaries, Geophys. J. Int., 145(1), 321-361, 2001, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2001.00357.x.


Gordon, R.G., The Antarctic connection, Nature, 404(6774), 139, 2000, doi:10.1038/35004703.

Richards, M.A., R.G. Gordon, and R.D. Van der Hilst, Diffuse Oceanic Plate Boundaries: Strain Rates, Vertically Averaged Rheology, and Comparisons with Narrow Plate Boundaries and Stable Plate Interiors, in The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions, 2000, doi:10.1029/GM121p0143.

Richards, M.A., R.G. Gordon, and R.D. Van der Hilst, Introduction: Plate Tectonics and Mantle Convection Three Decades Later, in The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions, 2000, doi:10.1029/GM121p0001.