Selected Publications

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.

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.

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., and R.G. Gordon, 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.

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.

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.

Zatman, S., R. G. Gordon, and M. A. Richards, Analytic models for the dynamics of diffuse oceanic plate boundaries, Geophys. J. Int., 145(1), 321-361, 2002, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2001.00357.x.