Stern, Robert J.
Dr. Robert Stern serves as a Professor of Geosciences. His research interests include:
- Volcanism associated with convergent plate margins (subduction zones)
- How new subduction zones form
- How Earth's continental crust is generated and destroyed
- When Plate Tectonics started
- The geologic evolution of the Middle East (especially the region between Egypt and Iran)
- The formation of the Gulf of Mexico
- The geology of the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex.
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Age, Geochemistry, and Emplacement of the ~40-Ma Baneh Granite-Appinite Complex in a Transpressional Tectonic Regime, Zagros Suture Zone, Northwest Iran (Taylor & Francis Inc, 2018-01-12)The Baneh plutonic complex is situated in the Zagros suture zone of northwest Iran between the Arabian and Eurasian plates. This complex is divided into granite and appinite groups. Zircon U-Pb dating shows that granites ...
Commentary on JGR-Sold Earth Paper “Deep Seismic Structure Across the Southernmost Mariana Trench: Implications for Arc Rifting and Plate Hydration” By Wan et al. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2019-05-06)No abstract available.
Jurassic Igneous Rocks of the Central Sanandaj–Sirjan Zone (Iran) Mark a Propagating Continental Rift, Not a Magmatic Arc (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2019-04-29)Jurassic igneous bodies of the Sanandaj–Sirjan zone (SaSZ) in SW Iran are generally considered as a magmatic arc but critical evaluation of modern geochronology, geochemistry and radiogenic isotopes challenges this conclusion. ...
Eocene Initiation of the Cascadia Subduction Zone: A Second Example of Plume-Induced Subduction Initiation? (Geological Society of America, 2019-04-15)The existing paradigm for the major ca. 56-48 Ma subduction zone reorganization in the Pacific Northwest of North America is that: (1) the Siletzia large igneous province erupted offshore to the west of North America, ...
(Geological Society of America, 2019-03-29)Trace element (TE) ratios of convergent-margin magmas have been found to vary systematically with arc crustal thicknesses. Here we use statistical smoothing techniques along with Sr/Y and La/Yb trace element Moho depth ...
Subduction Initiation Dynamics along a Transform Fault Control Trench Curvature and Ophiolite Ages Understanding how new subduction zones form is essential for complete articulation of plate tectonic theory. Formation of new subduction zones by collapse of oceanic transform faults or fracture zones is suggested on the ...
Eruption of South Sarigan Seamount, Northern Mariana Islands: Insights into Hazards from Submarine Volcanic Eruptions (Oceanography Society, 2014-06)The eruption of South Sarigan Seamount in the southern Mariana arc in May 2010 is a reminder of how little we know about the hazards associated with submarine explosive eruptions or how to predict these types of eruptions. ...