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Journal Articles

Published research

Geologic and Structural Evolution of the NE Lau Basin, Tonga: Morphotectonic Analysis and Classification of Structures Using Shallow Seismicity | Anderson, M.O., Norris-Julseth, C., Rubin, K.H., Haase, K., Hannington, M.D., Baxter, A.T. and Stewart, M.S. Frontiers in Earth Science Volume 9 Pages 665185, 2021

Shallow seismicity and the classification of structures in the Lau back-arc basin | Baxter, A. T., Hannington, M. D., Stewart, M. S., Emberley, J. M., Breker, K., Krätschell, A., et al. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, e2020GC008924. 2020

The sedimentology and tsunamigenic potential of the Byron submarine landslide off New South Wales, Australia | Mollison, K.C., Power, H.E., Clarke, S.L., Baxter, A.T., Lane, E.M., and Hubble, TCT. Geological Society, London, Special Publications Vol. 500, Issue 1 Pages 27-40, 2020

Tephrostratigraphy and provenance from IODP Expedition 352, Izu-Bonin arc: tracing tephra sources and volumes from the Oligocene to the Recent | Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Robertson, A.H.F., Avery, A., Baxter, A.T., Petronotis, K. and Wang. K-L. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 2018

An analysis of submarine landslides offshore Yamba NSW Australia: implications for their timing, downslope motion and possible triggers | Hubble, T.C.T., Yeung, S.J., Clarke, S.L., Baxter, A.T. and F. De Blasio. Geological Society of London Special Publication “Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences: Assessing Geohazards, Environmental Implications and Economic Significance of Subaqueous Landslides”. 2018

Role of Late Oligocene-Recent deep-sea hemipelagic and tuffaceous sediments overlying oceanic crust of the Izu-Bonin forearc (IODP Expedition 352) in the tectonic development of the NW Pacific region | Robertson, A.H.R., Kutterolf, S., Avery, A. and Baxter, A.T., Petronotis, K.E., Acton, G.E., Carvallo, C. and Schindlbeck, J.C. International Geology Review. 2018

The geology of the Latimojong Mountains region of Sulawesi, | White, L.T., Hall, R., Armstrong, R.A., Barber, A.J., BouDagher Fadel, M., Baxter, A.T., Wakita, K. and Manning, C. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 2017 

Neogene paleoceanography of the eastern equatorial Pacific based on the radiolarian record of IODP drill sites off Costa Rica Sandoval, M.I., Boltovskoy D., Baxter, A.T. and Baumgartner P.O. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems2017.

Detrital chrome spinel evidence for a Neotethyan intra-oceanic island arc collision with India in the Paleocene | Baxter, A.T., Aitchison, J.C., Ali, J.R., Chan, J.S.L and Chan, G.H.N. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Vol. 128, 90-104, 2016 

Discovery of a Late Devonian magmatic arc in the southern Lancangjiang zone, western Yunnan: geochemical and zircon U-Pb geochronological constraints on the evolution of Tethyan ocean basins in SW China | Nie, X., Feng, Q., Metcalfe, I., Baxter, A.T. and Liu, G., Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Vol. 118, 32-50, 2016 

The Miocene Galápagos ash layer record of IODP Legs 334 & 344: Ocean-island explosive volcanism during plume-ridge interaction | Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Freundt, A., Straub, S., Wang, K., Jegen, M., Hemming, S.R., Baxter, A.T. and Sandoval, M.I., Geologyv. 43 no. 7 p. 599-602, 2015

Paleomagnetic data support Early Permian age for the Abor Volcanics in the lower Siang Valley, NE India; significance for Gondwana-related break-up models | Ali, J.R., Aitchison, J.C., Chik, S.Y.S., Baxter, A.T., Bryan, S.E., Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Vol. 50, 105-115 doi: 110.1016/j.jseaes.2012.1001.1007, 2012

Detrital zircon U-Pb ages along the Yarlung-Tsangpo suture zone, Tibet: Implications for oblique convergence and collision between India and Asia | Aitchison, J.C., Xia, X.P., Baxter, A.T., and Ali, J.R., Gondwana Research, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 691-709, 2011

Upper Jurassic Radiolarians from the Naga Ophiolite, Nagaland, northeast India | Baxter, A.T., Jonathan C. Aitchison, Sergey Zyabrev, Jason R. Ali. Gondwana Research, Vol. 20, Issue 2-3, pp. 638-644, 2011 

Early Cretaceous radiolarians from the Spongtang ophiolite near Ladakh, India; Implications for Neo-Tethyan Ocean evolution | Baxter, A.T., Aitchison, J.C., Ali, J.R., and Zyabrev, S.V. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 167, Issue 3, pp. 511-517, 2010

Radiolarian age constraints on Mesotethyan ocean evolution, and their implications for development of the Bangong-Nujiang suture, Tibet | Baxter, A.T., Aitchison, J.C., and Zyabrev, S.V. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 166, Issue 4, pp. 689-694, 2009 

Scientific reports

France-Lanord, C., Spiess, V., Klaus, A., Schwenk, T., Adhikari, R.R., Adhikari, S.K., Bahk, J.-J., Baxter, A.T., Cruz, J.W., Das, S.K., Dekens, P., Duleba, W., Fox, L.R., Galy, A., Galy, V., Ge, J., Gleason, J.D., Gyawali, B.R., Huyghe, P., Jia, G., Lantzsch, H., Manoj, M.C., Martos Martin, Y., Meynadier, L., Najman, Y.M.R., Nakajima, A., Ponton, C., Reilly, B.T., Rogers, K.G., Savian, J.F., Selkin, P.A., Weber, M.E., Williams, T., and Yoshida, K., 2016. Expedition 354 Summary. In France-Lanord, C., Spiess, V., Klaus, A., Schwenk, T., and the Expedition 354 Scientists, Bengal Fan. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 354: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program).

Bengal Fan: Neogene and late Paleogene record of Himalayan orogeny and climate: a transect across the Middle Bengal Fan. France-Lanord, C., Spiess, V., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 354 Scientists | International Ocean Discovery Program Preliminary Report, 354, 2015.

Costa Rica Seismogenesis Project, Program A Stage 2 (CRISP-A2): Sampling and quantifying lithologic inputs and fluid inputs and outputs of the seismogenic zone | Expedition 344 Scientists, International Ocean Discovery Program Preliminary Report, 344, 2013. doi:10.2204/

International Ocean Discovery Program Proceedings, Expedition 344 Harris, R.N., Sakaguchi, A., Petronotis, K., and the Expedition 344 Scientists, 2013. College Station, TX (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.344.2013.

Book contributions

The Resolution Rookie off Costa Rica on IODP Expedition 344 | Baxter A.T. in Exploring the Earth under the Sea. Australian and New Zealand Achievements in the first phase of IODP scientific ocean drilling, 2008-2013. pp. 70-74. Ed. Neville Exon. ANU Press

Selected conference abstracts

Linking shallow seismicity and seafloor structures to understand back-arc basin dynamics. Baxter, A.T., Hannington, M.D., Stewart, M.S., Emberley, J.M., Breker, K., Krätschell, A., Petersen, S., Brandl, P.A., Klischies, M., Mensing, R. and Anderson, M.O. Oral presentation at the CTG Workshop (online), November 2020.

What did India collide with in the Early Eocene? Characterizing the sediment source of the Chulung La Formation, Ladakh, NW India. Baxter, A.T., Milan, L.A., Murphy, R.C. and Aitchison J.C. Oral presentation at the International Sedimentological Congress (ISC2018), Quebec City, Quebec. August, 2018.

Geological Development of the Izu-Bonin Forearc Since the Eocene Based on Biostratigraphic, Rock Magnetic, and Sediment Provenance Observations from IODP Expedition 352 Drill Cores, Robertson, A.H., Kutterolf, S., Petronotis, K.E., Avery, A., Baxter, A.T., Schindlbeck, J.L., Wang, K.L., Acton, G. AGU Fall Meeting 2016 Poster V13C-2860.

Calcareous nannofossil assemblages and paleoproductivity during the Mid-Pleistocene in Bengal Fan, Indian Ocean (IODP Exp. 354). Gyawali, B.R., Takashima, R., Nishi, H., Cruz, J.W., Baxter, A.T., France-Lanord, C., Spiess, V., Schwenk, T., Klaus, A. & IODP Expedition 354 Science Party. Himalayan-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop 2016.

Tephrachronostratigraphy and provenance from IODP Expedition 352, Izu-Bonin arc: variable tephra sources from the Oligocene to the Holocene, Kutterolf, S., Schindlbeck, J.C., Robertson, A., Avery, A., Baxter A.T. and Wang, K.L. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2016

Discovery of Middle Triassic Ophiolitic Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks in the Nan Area, Northern Thailand: Geochronological, Geochemical and Sr-Nd Isotopic Constraints on the Timing of the Sukhothai Arc-Indochina Block Collision Nie X., Feng Q. & Baxter A.T., Goldschmidt 2015, Prague, CZ, August 2015

Abor volcanics: Magmatic ‘breadcrumbs’ on the trail of the Kerguelen mantle plume? Aitchison, J.C. Clarke, G.L., Ireland, T.R., Baxter, A.T., Bhowmik, S.K. Ao, A. Hussain, F., and Ali, J.R. Abstract T21B-4604, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 2014

Youngest marine fossil evidence in Tibet for disappearance of the Tethyan Ocean: Jiang, T., Aitchison, J.C., Kachovich, S., Baxter, A.T., Hui, L., Harvey, T., Ali, J.R., Wan X. 1120h T12A-05 AGU Fall Meeting 2014

Miocene to Pleistocene explosive volcanism offshore Costa Rica: Evidence for different sources from IODP Exp. 334, 344 and ODP Exp. 170. Schindlbeck, J.C., Kutterolf, S., Straub, S.M., Baxter, A.T., Sandoval Gutierrez, M.I., Stroncik, N., and Wang, K.L. Abstract V41D-2821, 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California, 2013