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PAUL TAPPONNIER

email: tappon@ntu.edu.sg

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Personal
Nationality : French
Marital Status : Married

Education
1970 : Ingnieur Civil des Mines de Paris (M.S.) Major: Geology - Geophysics
Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Mines de Paris
1978 : PhD, ("Intracontinental Tectonics in Alpine Europe and Asia", with honours)
Universit des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier

Professional Experience
2009 to Present : Full Professor and Head of Tectonics and Earthquake Research, Earth Observatory of
Singapore (an institute of Nanyang Technological University)
1991 to 2009: Director of the Tectonics Department & Full Professor with tenure (Physicien,
classe exceptionnelle), Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris
1984 -1996, 2001-2004 : Director of Unit Mixte de Recherche 7578, "Tectonique, Mcanique
de la Lithosphre" (one of the research Laboratory of the CentreNational de la Recherche Scientifique)
1984 - 1999 : Distinguished visiting scientist, JPL
2000 : Invited professor, Caltech, USA
2008 2009: Invited professor, Schlumberger/Saudi Aramco, KSA
1986 to 1990 : Full Professor, (Physicien Titulaire, 2nd then 1st class), Institut de Physique du Globe de
Paris, tenured.
1980 to 1985 : Associate Professor (Physicien Adjoint), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, with
tenure.
1978 to1980 : Assistant Professor, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
1976 to 1978 : Research Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier.
1975 to 1976 : Master Assistant, Laboratoire de Gologie Structurale, Universit des Sciences et
Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier.
1973-1975: Visiting Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Department of Earth and
Planetary Sciences).
1971-1973 :Assistant, Universit des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc,Laboratoire de Gologie
Structurale, Montpellier.
1970-1971 : Assistant, Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Ponts & Chausses (Gologie applique, Gnie
civil).

National and International Awards

Silver Medal of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, 1984


"Alfred Wegener" Medal of European Union of Geosciences, 1985
Grand Prix Scientifique de la ville de Paris, 1990
Knight of National Order of Legion of Honour, France, 1991
Best Paper award, Geological Society of America, 1994
Fellow of American Geophysical Union, 1994
Honorary Fellow of Geological Society of America, 1996
Friendship Medal, China, 1998
Francis Birch Lecturer, American Geophysical Union, 1999
Lyell Medal, Geological Society, London, 2001
Foreign associate Member of the National Academy of Science (USA), 2005
Member of the French Academy of Sciences, 2005 (Corresponding member since 1994)
Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London, 2008
Einstein Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011

Professional Affiliations
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Socit Gologique de France


Acadmie des Sciences
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of London
European Union of Geosciences

Editorial Boards
Associate Editor of :
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Tectonophysics 1981 to 1989


Geology1982 to1985
European Editor of Tectonics 1982 to1988.
Editor of Earth & Planetary Science Letters 1992 to 1996

Courses Taught
Universit des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier (1971-73, 1975-78):

Field and Laboratory Methods in Structural Geology


Elementary Mathematics for Geology
Tectonophysics
Rock Mechanics

Universits de Paris VI, VII, and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (1979 present) :

Plate tectonics and structural geology


Physics of brittle and ductile deformations
Continental seismicity and tectonics, mechanics of the Lithosphere.
Remote sensing, analysis of morphology and climate change, and of active faulting and
crustal structure

Principal fields of expertise

Continental Dynamics and Tectonics, with particular emphasis on collision zones,


plateaux and mountain belts, particularly in Asian-Mediterranean regions.
Active faulting and seismotectonics, earthquake hazard assessment.
Quantitative Geomorphology, state-of-the-art determination of current rates of active
deformation processes.
Rock mechanics and rock deformation physics.

I have been invited to give lectures or to participate in seminars and courses in various Universities and
Institutes in France and abroad:

Universities of Orsay, Montpellier, Rennes, Nantes, Grenoble, Toulouse, Strasbourg,


Acadmie des Sciences, Ecole Normale Suprieure, Collge de France, Ecole Polytechnique,
Ecole.des Mines de Paris, Ecole des Ponts et Chausses, etc

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Caltech, Harvard, Lamont D.G.O. of


Columbia University, Cornell, S.U.N.Y. Albany, U.C.Los Angeles, U.C. Davis, U.C. Santa
Barbara, U.C. Berkeley, U. C. Santa Cruz, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Texas A and M
University, University of Michigan, Princeton University, University of Cambridge,
University of Oxford, University of Leeds, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Universitat
Karlsruhe, Universitat Mainz, GFZ Potsdam, ETH Zrich, Universit de Neuchtel,
Universit de Lausanne, University of Uppsala, University of Utrecht, Universita della
Calabria (Cosenza), Universita di Camerino, Universita di Catania, Universita di Trieste,
Institute of Geology of Academia Sinica (Beijing), Ministry of Geology (Beijing), State
Seismological Bureau (Kunming), Geological Institute (Xian), Geological
Institute,(Chengdu), University of Hong Kong, Institut de Gologie et Gophysique (Hanoi,
Vietnam), Peshawar Center of Excellency (Pakistan), Geological Society of Thaland
(Bangkok).

I have headed several research cruises on oceanographic ships and numerous field projects in many
countries of the Mediterranean, central, eastern and Himalayan Asia (including thirty five trips to Tibet),
and north and east Africa, concerning subjects ranging from Plate Tectonics to rock deformation,
seismotectonics to structural geology, remote sensing to morphotectonics and climate change, Tertiary
metamorphism to Paleomagnetism.

Publications
Peer-Reviewed Articles
1- Mattauer, M., F. Proust, and P. Tapponnier, Major-strike-slip fault of late hercynian age in Morocco, Nature, 237,
n 5351, 160-162, 1972.
2- Debats, J.M., J.F. Gamond, R. Lagabrielle, et P. Tapponnier, Un exemple de superposition de deux phases de
plisssement dans les chanes subalpines de la rgion de Digne, Gologie Alpine, 48, 179-186, 1972.
3- Bayer, R., V. Courtillot, M. Daignires, et P. Tapponnier, Dorsales mdio-ocaniques: un modle volutif de la
zone axiale, C.R. Acad. Sc. Paris, 276, 2765-2768, 1973.
4- Tapponnier, P., et J. Varet, La zone de Mak'Arrosou en Afar: un quivalent merg des failles transformantes
ocaniques, C.R. Acad. Sc.Paris, 278, 209-212, 1974.
5- Courtillot, V., P. Tapponnier, and J. Varet, Surface features associated with transform faults: a comparison
between observed examples and an experimental model, Tectonophysics, 24, 317-329, 1974.
6- Daignieres, M., V. Courtillot, R. Bayer, and P. Tapponnier, A model for the evolution of the axial zone of midocean ridges as suggested by Icelandic Tectonics, Earth Planet. Sc. Letters, 26, 22-232, 1975.
7- Molnar, P., and P. Tapponnier, Cenozoic Tectonics of Asia: effects of a continental collision, Science, 189, n
4201, 419-426, 1975.
8- Francheteau, J., R. Hkinian, X. Le Pichon, D. Needham, P. Choukroune, P. Tapponnier, G. Bellaiche and J.L.
Chemine, Transform fault and Rift Valley from Bathyscaph an diving saucer, Science, 190, n 4210, 108-116,
1975.
9- Tapponnier, P., and W.F. Brace, Development of stress induced microcracks in Westerly Granite, Int. J. Rock.
Mech. Min. Sci., 13, 103-112, Pergamon Press, 1976.
10- Needham, H.D., P. Choukroune, J.L. Chemine, X. Le Pichon, J. Francheteau, and P. Tapponnier, The
accreting plate boundary: Ardoukba Rift (Northeast Africa) and the oceanic Rift Valley, Earth and Planet. Sc.
Letters, 28, 439-453, 1976.
11- Tapponnier, P., and P. Molnar, Slip line field theory and large-scale continental tectonics, Nature, 264, n 5584,
319-324, 1976.
12- Molnar, P., and P. Tapponnier, Relation of the Tectonics of eastern China to the India-Eurasia collision:
Application of slip line field theory to large scale continental tectonics, Geology, 5, 212-216, 1977.
13- Tapponnier, P., and P. Molnar, Active faulting and Cenozoc tectonic of China, J. Geophys. Res., 82, n 10,
2905-2930, 1977.
14- Tapponnier, P., Evolution tectonique du systme alpin en Mditerrane: poinonnement et crasement rigideplastique, Bull. Soc. Gol. France, (7), t. XIX, n 2, 437-460, 1977.
15- Proust F., J.P. Petit, et P. Tapponnier, L'accident du Tizi N'Test et le rle des dcrochements dans la tectonique
du Haut Atlas occidental (Maroc), Bull. Soc. Gol. France, (7), t. XIX, n 3, 541-551, 1977.
16- Mattauer, M., P. Tapponnier, et F. Proust, Sur le mcanisme de formation des chanes intracontinentales:
l'exemple des chanes atlasiques du Maroc, Bull. Soc. Gol. France, (7), t. XIX, 521-526, 1977.
17- Tahirkheli, R.A.K., M. Mattauer, F. Proust, and P. Tapponnier, Some new data on the India-Eurasia
convergence in the Pakistani Himalayas, Colloque International du C.N.R.S., Himalaya: Sciences de la Terre, v.
268, 209-220, C.N.R.S., Paris, 1977.
18- Molnar, P., Chen Wang Ping, T.J. Fitch, P. Tapponnier, W.E.K. Warsi, and F.T. Wu, Structure and tectonics of
the Himalaya: a brief summary of relevant geophysical observations, Colloque International du C.N.R.S.,
Himalaya: Sciences de la Terre, v. 268., 267-294, C.N.R.S., Paris, 1977.
19- Mattauer, M., F. Proust, and P. Tapponnier, Tectonic mechanism of obduction in relation with high pressure
metamorphism, Colloque International du C.N.R.S., Orogenic Mafic and Ultra-mafic Association, v. 272, 197201, C.N.R.S., Paris, 1977.
20- Mattauer, M., F. Proust, P. Tapponnier, et C. Cassaigneau, Ophiolites, obductions et tectonique globale dans
l'Est de l'Afghanistan, C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, t. 287, 983-985, 1978.
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21- Tapponnier, P., and J. Francheteau, Necking of the lithosphere and the mechanics of slowly accreting plate
boundaries, J. Geophys. Res., 83, 3955-3970, 1978.
22- Molnar, P., and P. Tapponnier, Active tectonics of Tibet, J. Geophys. Res., 83, 3955-3970, 1978.
23- Mattauer, M., et P. Tapponnier, Tectonique des plaques et tectonique intracontinentale dans les Alpes francoitaliennes, C.R. Acad. Sc. Paris, t. 287, 1978.
24- Tapponnier, P., and P. Molnar, Active faulting and Cenozoc Tectonics of the Tien Shan, Mongolia, and the
Bakal region, J. Geophys. Res., 84, 3425-3459., 1979.
25- Tahirkheli, R.K., M. Mattauer, F. Proust, and P. Tapponnier, The India-Eurasia suture zone in Northern
Pakistan: some new data for an interpretation at plate scale, Geological Survey of Pakistan, Edit. by A. Frah and
K.A. de Jong, 125-130, 1979.
26- Le Dain, A.Y., Robineau, B. et P. Tapponnier, Les effets tectoniques de l'vnement sismique et volcanique de
novembre 1978, dans le rift d'Asal-Choubbet, Bull. Soc. Geol. France, (7), t. XXII, p. 817-822, 1979.
27- Abdallah, A., Courtillot, V., Kasser, M., Le Dain, A.Y., Lpine, J.C., Robineau, B. Ruegg, J.C., Tapponnier, P.,
and A. Tarantola, Relevance of Afar seismicity and volcanism to the mechanics of accreting plate boundaries,
Nature, v. 2828, n 5734, 17-23, 1979.
28- Molnar, P., and P. Tapponnier, A possible dependence of tectonic strength on the age of the crust in Asia,
Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett. 52, 107-114, 1981.
29- Tapponnier, P., Mattauer, M., Proust, F., and C. Cassaigneau, Mesozoc ophiolites, sutures and large scale
tectonic movements in Afghanistan, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett. 52, 355-371, 1981.
30- Tapponnier, P., Mercier, J.L. Proust, F., Andrieux, J., Armiho, R., Bassoullet, J.P., Brunel, M., Burg, J.P.,
Colchen, M., Dupr, B., Girardeau, J., Marcoux, J., Mascle, G., Matte, P., Nicolas, A., Li Tingdong, Xiao
Xuchang, Chang Chenfa, Lin Paoyu, Li Guangcen, Wang Naiwen, Chen Guoming, Han Tonglin, Whang Xibin,
Den Wanming, Zhen Haisang, Sheng Huaibin, Cao Yondong, Zhou Ji, and Qiu Hongrong, The tibetan side of
the India-Eurasian collision, Nature, v. 294, 405-410, 1981.
31- Tapponnier, P., J.L. Mercier, R. Armijo, Han Tonglin, and Zhou Ji, Field evidence for active normal faulting in
Tibet, Nature, v. 194, 410-415, 1981.
32- Mattauer, M., P. Tapponnier, and F. Proust, Some analogies between the tectonic histories of Afghanistan and
Tibet, Geological and Ecological studies of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, v. 1, p. 315-324, Science Press Beijing, and
Gordon Breach, New York, Editors, 1981.
33- Molnar, P., Wang Ping Chen, and P. Tapponnier, Constraints of the amount of North-South shortening in
Tibet during the Cenozoc, Geological and Ecological studies of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, v. 1, p. 757-761,
Science Press Beijing, and Gordon and Breach, New York, Editors, 1981.
34- Tapponnier, P., P. Molnar, and Wang Ping Chen, Active normal faulting in Tibet, Geological and Ecological
studies of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, v. 1, p. 43-50, Science Press Beijing, and Gordon and Breach, New York,
Editors, 1981.
35- Molnar, P., Tapponnier, P., and Wang Ping Chen, Extensional tectonics in central and eastern Asia: a brief
summary, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London., A300, 403-406, 1981.
36- Peltzer, G., P. Tapponnier, et P. Cobbold, Les grands dcrochements de l'Est Asiatique, volution dans le temps
et comparaisons avec un modle exprimental, C.R. Acad. Sc. Paris, 194, 319-324, 1982.
37- Tapponnier, P., G. Peltzer, A.Y. Le Dain, R. Armijo, and P. Cobbold, Propagating extrusion tectonics in Asia:
new insights from simple experiments with Plasticine, Geology, v. 10, 611-616, 1982.
38- Petit, J.P., F. Proust, et P. Tapponnier, Critres de sens de mouvement sur les miroirs des failles en roches non
calcaires, Bull. Soc. Gol. France, XXV, n 4, 589-608, 1983.
39- Le Dain, A.Y., P. Tapponnier, and P. Molnar, Active faulting and tectonics of Burma and surrounding regions,
J. Geophys. Res., 89, 453-472, 1984.
40- Allgre, C.J., Courtillot V., Tapponnier, P., Hirn, A., et al., Structure and evolution of the Himalaya-Tibet
orogenic belt, Nature, 17-22, 1984.
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41- Peltzer, G., Gillet P., Tapponnier P., Formation des failles dans un matriau modle: la plasticine, Bull. Soc.
Gol. France 7/26, 161-168, 1984.
42- Proust, F., Burg, J.P., Matte P., Tapponnier P., Li Tingdong, Chen Guoming, Succession des phases de
plissement sur une transversale du Tibet mridional, implications godynamiques, in "Mission Franco-Chinoise au
Tibet", J.L. Mercier et Li Guangcen Edit., C.N.R.S., Paris, 385-392, 1984.
43- Han Tong Lin, Li Ting Dong, Zhou Qi, R. Armijo, J. Mercier et P. Tapponnier, Le systme tectonique actif du
Tibet Mridional, in "Mission Franco-Chinoise au Tibet", J.L. Mercier et Li Guangcen Edit., C.N.R.S., Paris, 393411, 1984.
44- Mercier, J., P. Tapponnier, R. Armijo, Han Tong Lin, et Zhou Qi, Failles normales actives au Tibet: preuves de
terrain, in "Mission Franco-Chinoise au Tibet", J.L. Mercier et Li Guangcen Edit., C.N.R.S., Paris, 413-422, 1984.
45- Mattauer, M., Matte P., Malavieille J., Tapponnier P., Maluski M., Xu Zhi Qin, Lu Yi Lun & Tang Yao Qin,
Tectonics of the Qinling Belt: Buildup and evolution of eastern Asia. Nature, 317, 496-500, 1985.
46- Peltzer, G., Tapponnier P., Zhang Zhi Tao & Xu Zhi Qin, Neogene and Quaternary faulting in and along the
Qin Ling Shan. Nature, 317, 500-505, 1985.
47-Pautot G., Rangin, C Briais, A., Tapponnier P., Beuzart P., Lericolais G., Mathieu X., W. Jinlong, H. Shuqiao, L.
Hengxiu, L. Yingxian, Z. Jicheng, Spreading direction in the Central South China Sea. Nature, 321, 150-154, 1986.
48- Tapponnier P., Peltzer G. & Armijo R., On the mechanics of the collision between India and Asia, in Coward
M. and Ries A.C. eds, "Collision Tectonics", Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ., 19, 115-117, 1986.
49- Armijo, R., Tapponnier P., Mercier J.L. & Han Tong Lin, Quaternary extension in Southern Tibet: field
observations and tectonic implications.J. Geophys. Res., 91, 13.803-13.872, 1986.
50- Gaudemer, Y., &Tapponnier P., Le Snake Range (Nevada, U.S.A.) une zone de cisaillement ductile d'chelle
crustale. Bull. Soc. Geol. France, T2, 863-870, 1986.
51- Pautot G., Rangin C., Briais A., Tapponnier P., Beuzard P., Lericolais G., Mathieu X., Jinlong Wu, Shuqiao Han,
Hengxidu Li, Yingxian Lu, Jichang Zhao, La dorsale fossile de la mer de Chine mridionale: analyse
morphostructurale. C.R. Acad. Sc. Paris, 303, Srie II, 1986.
52- Gaudemer Y. &Tapponnier P., Ductile and brittle deformation in the northern Snake Range, Nevada, J. Struct.
Geology, 9, 159-180, 1987.
53- Courtillot V., Armijo R., Tapponnier P., Kinematics of the Sina triple junction and a two phase model of
Arabia-Africa rifting. Coward, M.P., Dewey J.F. and Hancock P.L. (eds), Continental extensional tectonics
Geological Society Special Publ. n 28, 559-573, 1987.
54- Bayer R., Cazes M., Dal Piza G.V., Damotte B., Elter G.G., Hirn A., Lanza R., Lombardo B., Meyer B, J.L.,
Nicolas A., Nicolich R., Polino R., Roure F., Sacchi R., Scarascia S., Tabacco I., Tapponnier P., Tardy M., Taylor
M., Thouvenot F., Torreilles G., Villien A., Premiers rsultats de la traverse des Alpes Occidentales par sismique
reflexion verticale (programme ECORS-CROP).C.R. Acad. Sc. Paris, 305, 1461-1470, 1987.
55- Gaudemer, Y., Jaupart C., Tapponnier P., Thermal control on post-orogenic extension in collision belts. Earth.
Planet. Sci. Lett., 89, 48-62, 1988.
56- Peltzer, G., Tapponnier P., Gaudemer, Y., Meyer, B., Offsets of late Quaternary morphology, rate of slip and
recurrence of large earthquakes on the Chang Ma fault (Gansu, China). J. Geophys. Res. 93, 7793-7812, 1988.
57- Peltzer, G., and Tapponnier, P., Formation and evolution of Strike-slip faults, rifts, and basins during the IndiaAsia Collision: an experimental approach, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 15085-15117, 1988.
58- Armijo, R., Tapponnier, P., and Han Tonglin, Late Cenozoc Right-Lateral Strike-slip Faulting in Southern
Tibet, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 2787-2839, 1989.
59- Jaeger, J.J., Courtillot, V., and Tapponnier, P., Paleontological view of the ages of the Deccan Traps, the
Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary, and the India-Asia Collision, Geology, 17, 316-319, 1989.
60- Briais., Anne, P. Tapponnier and Guy Pautot., Constraints of Sea Beam on crustal fabrics and seafloor
spreading in the South China Sea, Earthand Planetary Science Letters, 95, 307-320, 1989.

61- Peltzer G., P. Tapponnier and R. Armijo., Magnitude of Late Quaternary Left-Lateral Displacements along the
North edge of Tibet, Science, 246-1285-1289, 1989.
62. Gaudemer Y., P. Tapponnier, D.L. Turcotte, River offsets across active strike-slip faults, Annales Tectonicae,
Vol. III, n 2, p. 55-76, 1989
63- Meyer., B., M. Meghraoui, P. Tapponnier, Guo Shunmin, Xiang Hongfa, Chen Zhitai et Cai Shuahua.,
Comparaison morphologique des escarpements de failles normales et inverses synchrones du tremblement de
terre d'El Asnam, Algrie (10 octobre 1980), C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 310, 139-145, 1990.
64- Tapponnier P., R. Armijo, I. Manighetti, V. Courtillot., Bookshelf faulting and horizontal block rotations
between overlapping rifts in Southern Afar, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 17, n 1, 1-4, 1990.
65- Schrer U., P. Tapponnier, R. Lacassin, Ph H Leloup, Zhong Dalai & Ji Schaocheng, Intraplate tectonics in
Asia: a precise age for large-scale Miocene movement along the Ailao Shan-Red River shear zone, China. Earth
and Planetary Sciences Letters, 97, 65-77, 1990.
66- Tapponnier P., R. Lacassin, Ph. H. Leloup, U. Schrer, Zhong Dalai, Wu Haiwei, Liu Xiaohan, Ji Shaocheng,
Zhang Lianshang & Zhong Jiayou, The Ailoa Shan/River metamorphic belt: Tertiary left-lateral shear between
Indochina and South China, Nature, 343, 431-437, 1990.
67- Lacassin R., P. Tapponnier et L. Bourjot, Culminations anticlinales d'chelle crustale et imbrication de la
lithosphre dans les Alpes, apports du profil ECORS-CROP, C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, t. 310, Srie II, p. 807-814,
1990.
68- Tapponnier P., B. Meyer, J.P. Avouac, G. Peltzer, Y. Gaudemer, Guo Shunnin, Xiang Hongfa, Yin Kelun, Chen
Zhitai, Cai Shuahua & Dai Huagang, Active thrusting and folding in the Qilian Shan, and decoupling between
upper crust and mantle in northeastern Tibet, Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 97, p. 382-403, 1990.
69- A. Briais, R. Armijo, Th. Winter, P. Tapponnier, A. Herbecq, Morphological evidence for Quaternary normal
faulting and seismic hazard in the Eastern Pyrenees, Annales Tectonicae, Vol. VI, n 1, p. 19-42, 1990.
70- Meyer B., J.P. Avouac, P. Tapponnier, & M. Meghraoui, Mesures topographiques sur le segment SW de la zone
faille d'El Asnam et interprtation mcanique des relations entre failles inverses et normales, Bull. Soc. Gol.
France, 8, t. VI, n 3, p. 447-456, 1990.
71- Stein R.S., P. Briole, J.C. Ruegg, P. Tapponnier & F. Gasse, Contemporary, Holocene, and Quaternary
Deformation of the Asal Rift, Djibouti: Implications for the Mechanics of Slow Spreading Ridges, Journal of
Geophysical Research, Vol. 96, n B13, p. 21789-21806, 1991.
72- Winter Th. &P. Tapponnier, Extension majeure post-Jurassique et ante Miocne dans le centre de l'Italie:
donnes microtectoniques, Bull. Soc. gol. France, t. 162, n 6, p. 1095-1108, 1991.
73- Chen Y., J.C. Cogn, V. Courtillot, J.P. Avouac, P. Tapponnier and al., Paleomagnetic study of Mesozoic
continental sediments along the Northern Tien Shan (China) and heterogeneous strain in Central Asia, Journal of
Geophysical Research, Vol. 96, B3, 4065-4082, 1991.
74- Avouac J.P., B. Meyer and P. Tapponnier, On the growth of normal faults and the existence of flats and ramps
along the El Asnam active fold and thrust system, Tectonics, Vol. 11, n 1, p. 1-11, 1992.
75- Harrison T. Mark, Chen Weinji, Ph. H. Leloup, F.J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, An early Miocene transition in
deformation regime within the Red River fault zone, Yunnan, and its significance for Indo-Asia Tectonics, Journal
of Geophysical Res., Vol. 97, n B5, p. 7159-7182, 1992.
76- Avouac J.P., P. Tapponnier, Cinmatique des dformations actives en Asie Centrale, C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, t. 315,
Srie II, p. 1791-1798, 1992.
77- Briais A., Ph. Patriat, and P. Tapponnier, Updated Interpretation of Magnetic anomalies and seafloor spreading
stages in the south China sea, Implications for the Tertiary Tectonics of Southeast Asia, Jour. of Geophys. Res.,
Vol. 98, n B4, p. 6299-6328, April 10, 1993.
78- Avouac J.P., P. Tapponnier, M. Bai, H. You and G. Wang, Active Thrusting in the Tien Shan and Late Cenozoic
Rotation of the Tarim Relative to Dzungaria and Kazakhstan, Journ. of Geophys. Res., Vol. 98, n B4, p. 67556804, April 1993.

79- Leloup P.H., T. Mark Harrison, F.J. Ryerson, Chen Wenji, Li Qi, P. Tapponnier and R. Lacassin, Structural,
Petrological and Thermal Evolution of a Tertiary Ductile Strike-Slip Shear Zone, Journ. of Geophys. Res., Vol. 98,
n B4, p. 6715-6744, April 10, 1993.
80- Lacassin R., Ph. H. Leloup, and P. Tapponnier, Bounds on strain in large tertiary shear-zones of SE Asia from
boudinage restoration, Jour. ofStructural Geology, Vol. 15, n 6, pp. 677-692, 1993.
81- Avouac J.P. and P. Tapponnier, Kinematic model of active deformation in Central Asia, Geophysical Research
Letters, Vol. 20, n 10, pp. 895-898, 1993.
82- Arnaud N.O., M. Brunel, J.M. Cantagrel, and P. Tapponnier, High Cooling and Denudation Rates at Kongur
Shan, Eastern Pamir (Xinjiang, China) Revealed by 40AR/39Ar Alkali Feldspar Thermochronology, Tectonics,
Vol. 12, n 6, pp. 1335-1346, 1993.
83- Brunel, M., Arnaud, N., Tapponnier, P., Pan, Y., and Wang, Y., 1994, Kongur Shan normal fault : Type example
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84- Th. Winter, J. Binquet, A. Szendroi, G. Colombet, R. Armijo, P. Tapponnier, From plate tectonics to the design
of the Dul Hasti hydroelectric project in Kashmir (India), Engineering Geology, 36, pp. 211-241, 1994.
85- U. Schrer, Lian-Sheng Zhang, P. Tapponnier, Duration of strike-slip movements in large shear zones: The Red
River belt, China, Earth & Planetary Science Letters 126, pp. 379-397, 1994.
86- Gaudemer Y., P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, G. Peltzer, Guo Shunmin, ChenZhitai, Dai Huagung and I. Cifuentes,
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87- Leloup P.H., R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, U. Schrer, Zhong Dalai, Liu Xiaohan, Zhang Liangshang, Ji
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boundary of Indochina, Tectonophysics 251, pp. 3-84, 1995.
88- Meyer B., P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, G. Peltzer, Guo Shunmin and Chen Zhitai, Rate of left-lateral
movement along the easternmost segment of the Altyn Tagh fault, east of 96E (China), Geophys. J. Int. 124, pp.
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89- Harrison, T.M., P.H. Leloup, F.J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, R. Lacassin and Chen Wenji, Diachronous initiation
of transtension along the Ailao Shan-Red River Shear zone, Yunnan and Vietnam, The Tectonics of Asia,
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90- Jacques E., G.C. King, P. Tapponnier, J.C. Ruegg and I. Manighetti, Seismic triggering by stress changes after the
1978 events in the Asal Rift, Djibouti, Geophys. J. Lett., Vol. 23, n 18, 2481-2484, 1996.
91- Lav, J., J.P. Avouac, R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier and J.P. Montagner, Seismic anisotropy beneath Tibet: evidence
for eastward extrusion of the Tibetan Lithosphere? Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 140, pp. 83-96,1996.
92- Lacassin R., U. Schrer, P. Herv Leloup, N. Arnaud, P. Tapponnier, Xiaohan Liu, and Liansheng Zhang,
Tertiary deformation and metamorphism SE Tibet: The folded Tiger-leap dcollement of NW Yunnan, China,
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93- Matte Ph., P. Tapponnier, N. Arnaud, L. Bourjot, J.P. Avouac, Ph. Vidal, Liu Qing, Pan Yusheng, Wang Yi,
Tectonics of Western Tibet, between the Tarim and the Indus, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 142, pp. 311-330, 1996.
94- Wittlinger G., F. Masson, G. Poupinet, P. Tapponnier, Jiang Mei, G. Herquel, J. Guilbert, U. Achauer, Xue
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for crustal blocks and mantle velocity contrasts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 139, pp. 226-279, 1996.
95- Manighetti I., P. Tapponnier, V. Courtillot and S. Gruszow, Propagation of rifting along the Arabia-Somalia
plate boundary: The Gulfs of Aden and Tadjoura, J. Geophys.Res., Vol. 102, n B2, pp. 2681-2710, 1997.
96- Noir J., E. Jacques, S. Bkri, P.M. Adler, P. Tapponnier and G.C.P. King, Fluid flow triggered migration of
events in the 1989 Dobi earthquake sequence of Central Afar, Geophys. Res. Letters, Vol. 24, n 18, pp. 23852338, 1997.
97- Lacassin R., H. Maluski, P.H. Leloup, P. Tapponnier, C. Hinthong, K. Siribhakdi, S. Chuaviroj and A.
Charoenravat, Tertiary diachronic extrusion and deformation of western Indochina: structural and 40
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98- Lacassin R., B. Meyer, L. Benedetti, R. Armijo, and P. Tapponnier, signature morphologique de lactivit de la
faille des Cvennes (Languedoc, France), C.R.Ac.Sc., Paris, 326, 807-815, 1998.
99- Meyer B., P. Tapponnier, L. Bourjot, F. Mtivier, Y. Gaudemer, G. Peltzer, Guo Shunmin, and Chen Zhitai,
Crustal Thickening in Gansu-Qinghai Lithospheric mantle subduction, and oblique, strike-slip controlled
growth of the Tibet Plateau, Geophys. J. Int., 135, 1-47, 1998.
100- Lacassin R., P.H. Leloup, Phan Trong Trinh, P. Tapponnier, Basal unconformity of Red sandstones in North
Vietnam, evidence for indosinian orogeny?, Terra Nova, 10, 106-111, 1998.
101- Benedetti L., P. Tapponnier, G.C.P. King & L. Piccardi, Surface Rupture of the 1857 Southern Italian
Earthquake?, Terra Nova , Vol. 10, n 4, 206-210, 1998.
102- Manighetti I., P. Tapponnier, P.Y. Gillot, E. Jacques, V. Courtillot, R. Armijo, J.C. Ruegg & G. King,
Propagation of rifting along the Arabia-Somalia plate boundary: Into Afar, J. of Geophys. Res., Vol. 103, n
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103- Mtivier F., Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, Northeastward growth of the Tibet plateau deduced
from balanced reconstruction of two depositional areas: the Qaidam and Hexi corridor, Tectonics, Vol. 17,
n 6, p. 823-842, 1998.
104- Thouvenot F., J. Frchet, P. Tapponnier, J.C. Thomas, B. Le Brun, G. Mnard, R. Lacassin L. Jenattan, J.R.
Grasso, O. Contant, A. Paul, and D. Hatzfeld, The M= 5.3, Epagny (French Alps) earthquake of 15 July
1996, a long awaited event on the Vuache Fault, Geophys. J. Int., 135, 876-892, 1998.
105- Van der Woerd, F.J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, R. Finkel, M. Caffee, Zhao Guoguang, He
Qunlu, Holocene left slip-rate determined by cosmogenic surface dating on the Xidatan segment of the
Kunlun Fault (Qinghai, China), Geology, 26, 695-698, 1998.
106- Wittlinger G., P. Tapponnier, G. Poupinet, Jian Mai, Shi Danian, G. Herquel, and F. Masson, Tomographic
Evidence for Lithospheric shear along the Altyn Tagh fault (China), Science, 282, 74-76, 1998.
107- Lacassin R., B. Meyer, L. Benedetti, R. Armijo, P. Tapponnier, Rponse aux commentaires de Ambert et al.,
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(Languedoc, France) , C.R.Acad. Sci Paris, 327, 861-866, 1998.
108- Courtillot V., I. Manighetti, P. Tapponnier, C. Jaupart and J. Besse, On causal links between flood basalts and
continental breakup, E.P.S.L., 166, 177-195, 1999.
109 - Lasserre C., P.H. Morel, Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier, F.J. Ryerson, G. King, F. Mtivier, M. Kasser, M.
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earthquakes on the western Haiyuan fault (Gansu, China), J. of Geophysical Res., Vol. 104, n B8, 17,63317,651, 1999.
110- Mtivier F., Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier& M. Klein, Mass accumulation rates in Asia during the Cenozoic,
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111- Herquel G., P. Tapponnier, G. Wittlinger, Jiang Mei and Shi Danian, Telesismic shear wave splitting and
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112 - Jacques E., J.C. Ruegg, J.C. Lpine, P. Tapponnier, G.C.P. King and A. Omar, Relocation of M>2 events of
the 1989 Dbi seismic sequence in Afar : evidence for earthquake migration, Geophys. J. Int, 138, 447-469,
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113- Griot D.A., J.P. Montagner, P. Tapponnier, Confrontation of mantle seismic anisotropy with two extreme
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114- Griot D.A., J.P. Montagner, P. Tapponnier, Phase velocity structure from Rayleigh and Love waves in Tibet
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115- Piccardi L., Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier, and M. Boccaletti, Active oblique extension in the central Apennines
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116- Benedetti L., P. Tapponnier, G.C. King, B. Meyer, nd I. Manighetti, Growth folding and active thrusting in the
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117- Roger F., P. Tapponnier, N. Arnaud, U. Scharer, M. Brunel, Xu Zhiqin, and Yang Jingsui, An Eocene
magmatic belt across central Tibet : mantle subduction triggered by the Indian collision ?, Terra Nova, 12, N
3, 97-101, 2000.
118- Van der Woerd J., F.J. Ryerson, P. Tapponnier, A.-S. Meriaux, Y. Gaudemer, B. Meyer, R. C. Finkel, M. W.
Caffee, Azhao Guoguang, Xu Zhiqin, Uniform Slip-Rate along the Kunlun Fault : Implications for seismic
behaviour and large-scale tectonics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, N16, 2353-2356, 2000.
119- Hubert-Ferrari, A., A. Barka, E. Jacques, S.S. Nalbant, B. Meyer, R. Armijo, P. Tapponnier, and G.C.P. King,
Seismic hazard in the Marmara Sea following the 17 August 1999 Izmit earthquake: Nature (Lond), v. 404, p.
269-273, 2000.
120- Manighetti I. , P. Tapponnier, V. Courtillot, Y. Gallet, E. Jacques, P.Y. Gillot, Strain Transfer between
Disconnected, Propagating Rifts in Afar, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, B7, pp 13613-13665, 2001.
121- Tapponnier P. , Xu Zhiqin, F. Roger, B. Meyer, N. Arnaud, G. Wittlinger, Yang Jingsui, Oblique, Stepwise Rise
and Growth of the Tibet Plateau, Science, vol 294, pp. 1671-1677, 2001
122- Van der Woerd J. , Xu Xiwei, Li Haibing, P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, F.J. Ryerson, A.S. Meriaux, and Xu Zhiqin,
Rapid active thrusting along the northwestern range front of the Tanghenan Shan (western Gansu, China),
Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, B12, pp 30475-30504, 2001.
123- Audin l., I. Manighetti, P. Tapponnier, F. Metivier, E. Jacques and P. Huchon, Fault propagation and climatic
control of sedimentation on the Ghoubbet Rift Flooor : insights from the Tadjouraden cruise in the western
Gulf of Aden, Geophys. J. Int., 144, 391-413, 2001.
124- Jacques E., C. Monaco, P. Tapponnier, L. Tortorici, and T. Winter, Faulting and earthquake triggering during
the 1783 Calabria seismic sequence, Geophys. J. Int., 147, 499-516, 2001.
125- Replumaz A., R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, and P. H. Leloup, Large river offsets and Plio-Quaternary dextral
slip-rate on the Red River fault (Yunnan, China), Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, B1, pp 819-836, 2001.
126- Leloup P.H., N. Arnaud, R. Lacassin, J.R. Kienast, T.M. Harrison, T. Phan Trong, A. Replumaz, and P.
Tapponnier, New constraints on the structure, thermochronology, and timing of the Ailao Shan-Red River
shear zone, SE Asia, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106, B4, pp 6657-6671, 2001.
127- Leloup, P.H., R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, and T.M. Harrison, Comment on "Onset timing of left-lateral
movement along the Ailao Shan - Red River shear zone : 40Ar/39Ar dating constraint from the Nam Dinh
area, northeastern Vietnam": J Asian earth sci., v. 20, p. 95-99, 2001.
128- Angelier, A., and P. Tapponnier, Proceedings of Conference "Faults and Earthquakes" held on 20 March 2000
at the Academy of Sciences: C. r. Acad. sci., v. Srie II, Sci. terre plantes, p. 477-481, 2001.
129- Tapponnier P, F.J. Ryerson, J. Van der Woerd, A.S. Meriaux, and C. Lasserre, Long-term slip rates and
characteristic slip : Keys to active fault behavior and earthquake hazard, C.R.Ac.Sc., Paris, 333, 483-494, 2001.
130- Lacassin R., P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, and R. Armijo, Was the Trevaresse thrust the source of the 1909
Lambesc (Provence, France) earthquake ? Historical and geomorphic evidence, C.R.Ac.Sc., Paris, 333, 571581, 2001.
131- Feuillet N., I. Manighetti, and P. Tapponnier, Extension active perpendiculaire la subduction dans larc des
Petites Antilles (Guadeloupe, Antilles franaises), C.R.Ac.Sc., Paris, 333, 583-590 , 2001.
132- Jolivet. M., M. Brunel, D. Seward, Z. Xu, J. Yang, F. Roger, P. Tapponnier, J. Malavieille, N. Arnaud and C.
Wu, Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonics of the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau; fission-track constraints:
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133- Lasserre. C., B. Bukchin, P. Bernard, P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, A. Mostinsky and Rong Dailu, Sources
parameters ant tectonic origin of the 1996 June 1 Tianzhu (M (sub w) =5.2) and 1995 July 21 Yongden (M
(sub w)=5.6) earthquakes near the Haiyuan Fault (Gansu, China), Geophysical Journal International, vol.144,
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134- Van der Woerd, J., P. Tapponnier, F.J. Ryerson, A.S. Meriaux, B. Meyer, Y. Gaudemer, R.C. Finkel, M.W.
Caffee, Guoguang Zhao, and Zhiqin Xu, Uniform Post-Glacial slip-rate along the central 600 km of the
Kunlun Fault (Tibet), from 26 Al, 10 Be, and 14 C dating of riser offsets, and climatic origin of the regional
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135- Lacassin, R., P. Tapponnier, B. Meyer, and R. Armijo, Rponse au commentaire de Maurice Mattauer l'article
: Was the Trevaresse Thrust the source of the 1909 Lambesc (Provence, France) earthquake ? Historical and
geomorphic evidence: C.R. Goscience, v. 334, p. 515-517, 2002.
136- Lasserre C., Y. Gaudemer, P. Tapponnier, A.-S. Meriaux, J. Van der Woerd, Yuan Daoyang, F.J. Ryerson, R.C.
Finkel, and M.W. Caffee, Fast late-Pleistocene slip-rate on the Leng Long Ling segment of the Haiyuan fault,
Qinghai, China, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, B11, pp 2276-2291, 2002.
137- Feuillet N., I. Manighetti, P. Tapponnier, E. Jacques, Arc parallel extension and localization of volcanic
complexes in Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles. J. Geophys. Res., 107(B12), 2331, doi:10.1029/2001JB000308,
29pp, 2002.
138- Vergnes J., G. Wittlinger, Qiang Hui, P. Tapponnier, G. Poupinet, Jiang Mei, G. Herquel, and A. Paul, Seismic
evidence for stepwise thickening of the crust across the NE Tibetan plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 203, pp.
25-33, 2002.
139- Van der Woerd J., A.-S. Meriaux, Y. Klinger, F.J. Ryerson, Y. Gaudemer, and P. Tapponnier, The 14
November 2001, Mw = 7.8 Kokoxili Earthquake in Northern Tibet (Qinghai Province, China), Sismological
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140- Haibing. Li., J. Yang, Z. Xu, C. Xu, Y. Wan, R. Shi, Juhn G. Liou, P. Tapponnier and T-R. Ireland, Geological
and chronological evidence of Indo-Chinese strike-slip movement in the Altyn Tagh fault zone, Chinese
Science Bulletin, vol.47, no.1, p.27-32, 2002.
141- Bowman, D., G. King, and P. Tapponnier, Slip Partitioning by Elastoplastic propagation of Oblique Slip at
Depth: Science, v. 300, p. 1121-1123, 2003.
142- Replumaz A. and P. Tapponnier, Reconstruction of the deformed Collision Zone between India and Asia by
backward Motion of Lithospheric Blocks, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 108, NB6, 2285, 2003.
143- Benedetti, L., P. Tapponnier, Y. Gaudemer, I. Manighetti, and J. Van der Woerd, , Geomorphic evidence for
an emergent active thrust along the edge of the Po Plain : The Broni-Stradella fault: J. geophys. res., v. 108, p.
2238, 2003.
144- Hubert-Ferrari, A., G. King, I. Manighetti, R. Armijo, B. Meyer, and P. Tapponnier, Long-term Elasticity in the
Continental Lithosphere : Modelling the Aden Ridge Propagation and the Anatolian Extrusion Process:
Geophys. J. Int., v. 153, p. 111-132, 2003
145- Roger, F., N. Arnaud, S. Gilder, P. Tapponnier, M. Jolivet, M. Brunel, J. Malavieille, Z. Xu, and J. Yang,
Geochronological and geochemical constraints on Mesozoic suturing in east central Tibet: Tectonics
(Washington, DC), v. 22, p. 1037, 2003.
146- Daeron, M., L. Benedetti, P. Tapponnier, A. Sursock, R. C. Finkel, Constraints on the post ~25-ka slip rate of
the Yammouneh fault (Lebanon) using in situ cosmogenic 36Cl dating of offset limestone-clast fans, Earth
and Planetary Science Letters, 227, 105-119, 2004.
147- Van der Woerd, J., Owen, L. A., Tapponnier, P., Xu, X. W., Kervyn, F., Finkel, R. C., and Barnard, P. L.,
Giant, M8 earthquake-triggered ice avalanches in the eastern Kunlun Shan, northern Tibet: Characteristics,
nature and dynamics. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 116 (3-4), 394-406, 2004.
148- Replumaz A., Karason H., van der Hilst R.D., Besse J. and Tapponnier P. 2004. 4-D evolution of SE Asias
mantle from geological reconstructions and seismic tomography. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 221: 103-115.
149- Feuillet N., Tapponnier P., Manighetti I., B. Villemant and G. King. Differential uplift and tilt of Pleistocene
reef platforms and Quaternary slip rate on the Morne-Piton normal fault (Guadeloupe, French West indies), J.
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150- Mriaux, A., Ryerson, F. J., Tapponnier, P., Van der Woerd, J., Finkel, R., Xu, X., Xu, Z., and Caffee, M. W.,
Rapid slip along the central Altyn Tagh Fault: Morphochronologic evidence from Cherchen He and Sulamu
Tagh: J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, p. B06401, 2004.
151- Wittlinger, G., Vergne, J., Tapponnier, P., Farra, V., Poupinet, G., Jiang, M., Su, H., Herquel, G. & Paul, A.,
2004. Teleseismic imaging of subducting lithosphere and Moho offsets beneath western Tibet, Earth and
Planetary Science Letters, 221, 117-130.

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152- Lacassin, R., Valli, F., Arnaud, N., Leloup, P.H., Paquette, J.L., Haibing, L., Tapponnier, P., Chevalier, M.L.,
Guillot, S., Maheo, G. & Xu, Z.Q., 2004a. Large-scale geometry, offset and kinematic evolution of the
Karakorum fault, Tibet, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 219, 255-269.
153- Lacassin, R., Valli, F., Arnaud, N., Leloup, P.H., Paquette, J.L., Li, H.B., Tapponnier, P., Chevalier, M.L.,
Guillot, S., Maheo, G. & Xu, Z.Q., 2004b. Reply to Comment on "Large-scale geometry, offset and kinematic
evolution of the Karakorum fault, Tibet', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 229, 159-163.
154- Herquel, G. & Tapponnier, P., 2005. Seismic anisotropy in western Tibet, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, 4.
155- Meriaux, A.S., Tapponnier, P., Ryerson, F.J., Xu, X.W., King, G., Van der Woerd, J., Finkel, R.C., Li, H.B.,
Caffee, M.W., Xu, Z.Q. & Chen, W.B., 2005. The Aksay segment of the northern Altyn Tagh fault: Tectonic
geomorphology, landscape evolution, and Holocene slip rate, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth,
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156- Chevalier, M.-L., Ryerson, F. J., Tapponnier, P., Finkel, R. C., Van der Woerd, J., Haibing, L., and Liu Qing,
2005a. Slip-rates measurements on the Karakorum Fault may imply secular variations in fault motion: Science,
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157- Chevalier, M.L., Ryerson, F.J., Tapponnier, P., Finkel, R.C., Van Der Woerd, J., Li, H.B. & Liu, Q., 2005b.
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158- Klinger, Y., Xu, X.W., Tapponnier, P., Van der Woerd, J., Lasserre, C. & King, G., 2005. High-resolution
satellite imagery mapping of the surface rupture and slip distribution of the Mw 7.8, 14 November 2001
Kokoxili Earthquake, Kunlun Fault, northern Tibet, China, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,
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159- Li, H.B., Van der Woerd, J., Tapponnier, P., Klinger, Y., Qi, X.X., Yang, J.S. & Zhu, Y.T., 2005. Slip rate on
the Kunlun fault at Hongshui Gou, and recurrence time of great events comparable to the 14/11/2001, Mw
7.9 Kokoxili earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 237, 285-299.
160- King, G., Klinger, Y., Bowman, D. & Tapponnier, P., 2005. Slip-partitioned surface breaks for the Mw 7.8,
2001 Kokoxili earthquake, China, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 95, 731-738.
161- Lasserre, C., Peltzer, G., Crampe, F., Klinger, Y., Van der Woerd, J. & Tapponnier, P., 2005. Coseismic
deformation of the 2001 Mw 7.8 Kokoxili earthquake in Tibet, measured by synthetic aperture radar
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162- Daeron, M., Klinger, Y., Tapponnier, P., Elias, A., Jacques, E. & Sursock, A., 2005. Sources of the large AD
1202 and 1759 Near East earthquakes, Geology, 33, 529-532
163- Xu, X.W., Tapponnier, P., Van Der Woerd, J., Ryerson, F.J., Wang, F., Zheng, R.Z., Chen, W.B., Ma, W.T.,
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164- Xu, X.W., Yu, G.H., Klinger, Y., Tapponnier, P. & Van der Woerd, J., 2006. Re-evaluation of surface rupture
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165- Ryerson, F.J., Tapponnier, P., Finkel, R.C., Meriaux, A.S., Van der Woerd, J., Lasserre, C., Chevalier, M.-L., Xu,
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166- Van der Woerd, J., Klinger, Y., Sieh, K., Tapponnier, P., Ryerson, F.J. & Meriaux, A.S., 2006. Long-term slip
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168- Daeron, M., Klinger, Y., Tapponnier, P., Elias, A., Jacques, E. & A. Sursock, 2007. 12,000-year-long record of
10 to 13 paleoearthquakes on the Yammouneh fault, Levant fault system, Lebanon, Bulletin of the
Seismological Society of America, 97, 749-771.

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169- Elias, A., Tapponnier, P., Singh S., King G., Briais, A., Daeron, M., Carton, H., Sursock, A., Jacques, E., Jomaa,
R., and Y. Klinger, 2007. Active thrusting offshore Mount Lebanon : Source of the tsunamigenic A.D. 551
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170- Liu Zeng, J., Klinger, Y., Xu, X.W., Lasserre, C., Chen, G.H., Chen, W.B., Tapponnier, P. & Zhang, B., 2007.
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A thermochronological analysis . Tectonics 26, doi : 10.1029/2005TC001913
172- Maheo, G., Leloup, P.H., Valli, F., Lacassin, R., Arnaud, N., Paquette, J.L., Fernandez, A., Haibing, L., Farley,
K.A. & Tapponnier, P., 2007. Post 4 Ma initiation of normal faulting in southern Tibet. Constraints from the
Kung Co half graben, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 256, 233-243.
173- Valli, F., Leloup, H. P., Paquette, J., Arnaud, N., Li, H., Tapponnier, P., Lacassin, R., Guillot, S., Liu, Q.,
Deloule, E., Xu, Z., and G. Maheo, 2008. New U-Th/Pb constraints on timing of shearing and long-term sliprate on the Karakorum fault. Tectonics 27, doi : 10.1029/2007TC002184.
174- Singh, S.C., Carton, H., Tapponnier, P. et al., 2008. Seismic reflection implies that the giant 2004 Sumatra
earthquake ruptured a mantle megathrust, Nature Geosciences 1, 777-781.
175- Liu-Zeng, J., Tapponnier, P., Gaudemer, Y., and L. Ding, 2008. Quantifying landscape differences across the
Tibetan plateau: Implications for topographic relief evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research Solid-Earth,
113, F04018, doi:10.1029/2007JF000897.
176- Xu, X., Yu, G., Ma, W., Klinger, Y., and Tapponnier, P. (2008). Rupture behavior and deformation localization
of the Kunlunshan earthquake (M w 7.8) and their tectonic implications. Journal Science in China: Series D,
Earth Sciences, 51(10), 1361-1374. DOI 10.1007/s11430-008-0099-z
177- Carton, H., S.C. Singh, P. Tapponnier, A. Elias, A. Briais, A. Sursock, R. Jomaa, G. C. P. King, M. Daeron, E.
Jacques, and L. Barrier, 2009, Seismic evidence for Neogene and active shortening offshore of Lebanon
(SHALIMAR cruise), J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/2007JB005391.
178- Van der Woerd, J., Leloup, Ph.-H., Liu-Zeng, J., Lacassin R., and P. Tapponnier, 2009, A comment on
Orogen-parallel, active left-slip faults in the eastern Himalaya: Implications for the growth machanism of the
Himalan arc by Li and Yin (Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 274 (2008) 258-267), Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 285, 217-222.
179 - Grandin, R., Socquet, A., Binet, R., Klinger, Y., Jacques, E., de Chabalier, J.-B., King , G.C.P., Lasserre, C.,
Tait, S., Tapponnier, P., Delorme, A., and Pinzuti, P, 2009, September 2005 Manda Hararo-Dabbahu rifting
event, Afar (Ethiopia): Constraints provided by geodetic data, Journal Of Geophysical Research, VOL. 114,
B08404, doi:10.1029/2008JB005843, 2009.
180- Liu-Zeng, J., Zhang, Z., Wen, L., Tapponnier, P., Sun, J., Xing, X., Hu, G., Xu, Q., Zeng L., Ding, L., Ji, C.,
Hudnut, K.W., Van der Woerd, J., 2009, Co-seismic ruptures of the 12 May 2008, Ms 8.0 Wenchuan
earthquake, Sichuan: Eastwest crustal shortening on oblique, parallel thrusts along the eastern edge of Tibet,
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 286, 355370.
181- Richon, P., Klinger, Y., Tapponnier, P., Li, C.-X., Van Der Woerd, J., Perrier, F., Measuring radon flux across
active faults: Relevance of excavating and possibility of satellite discharges, 2010, Science Direct, Radiation
Measurements 45 (2010) 211218.
182- Feuillet, N., F. Leclerc, P. Tapponnier, F. Beauducel, G. Boudon, A. Le Friant,C. Deplus, J.F. Lebrun, A.
Nercessian, J. M. Saurel,and V. Clment, 2010, Active faulting induced by slip partitioning in Montserrat and
link with volcanic activity: New insights from the 2009 GWADASEIS marine cruise data, Geophysical
Research Letters, 2010, doi:10.1029/2010GL042556.
183- A. Perrineau, J. Van Der Woerd, Y. Gaudemer, J. Liu-Zheng, R. Pik, P. Tapponnier, R. Thuizat, and R. Zheng.
Incision rate of the Yellow River in Northeastern Tibet constrained by 10Be and 26Al cosmogenic isotope
dating of fluvial terraces: implications for catchment evolution and plateau building, 2011, Geological Society,
London, Special Publication, v. 353; p. 189-219, doi: 10.1144/SP353.10.
184- Klinger Y., Etchebes M., Tapponnier P., and C. Narteau. Characteristic slip for five great earthquakes along
the Fuyun fault in China. 2011, Nature Geosciences, Vol. 4, pp. 389-392, Doi:10.1038/NGEO1158.

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185- Jacques E., Kidane T., Tapponnier P., Manighetti I., Gaudemer Y., Meyer B., Ruegg J.C., Audin L., and R.
Armijo. Normal Faulting during the August 1989 Earthquakes in Central Afar: Sequential Triggering and
Propagation of Rupture along the Dobi Graben, 2011, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol.
101, No 3, pp. 994-1023, Doi: 10.1785/0120080317
186- P.H. Leloup , N.O. Arnaud, G. Maho, J.L. Paquette, S. Guillot, F. Valli,H. Li, Z. Xu, R. Lacassin, and
P. Tapponnier, Successive deformation episodes along the Lungmu Co zone, west-central Tibet, Gondwana
Research 21 (2012) 37-52, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2011.07.026
187- Haibing Li, J. Van der Woerd, Z. Sun, J. Si, P. Tapponnier, J. Pan, D. Liu, and M. L. Chevalier, Co-seismic and
cumulative offsets of the recent earthquakes along the Karakax left-lateral strike-slip fault in western Tibet,
Gondwana Research 21 (2012) 6487 doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2011.07.025.
188- N. Feuillet, F. Beauducel, E. Jacques, P. Tapponnier, B. Delouis, S. Bazin, M. Vallee, and G.C.P. King, The
Mw = 6.3, November 21, 2004, Les Saintes earthquake (Guadeloupe): Tectonic setting, slip model and static
stress changes, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 116, B10301, 25 PP., 2011
doi:10.1029/2011JB008310.
189- N. Feuillet, F. Beauducel, and P. Tapponnier, Tectonic context of moderate to large historical earthquakes in
the Lesser Antilles, and mechanical coupling with volcanoes, Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 116,
B10308, 26 PP., 2011 doi: 10.1029/2011JB008443 .
190- A.-S Mriaux, J. Van der Woerd, P. Tapponnier, F. J. Ryerson, R.C. Finkel, C. Lasserre, and X. Xu, The
Pingding segment of the Altyn Tagh Fault (91 E): Holocene slip-rate determination from cosmogenic
radionuclide dating of offset fluvial terraces. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, B09406,
doi:10.1029/2012B009289,2012

Books/Book chapters
Molnar, P., Chen, W.P., Fitch, T.J., Tapponnier, P., Warsi, W.E.K., and Wu, F.T. (1977). Structure and tectonics of
the Himalaya: a brief summary of relevant geophysical observations. In: Jest, C. (ed.), Himalaya: Sciences de la
Terre, (pp. 267-294). Paris: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique.
Tahirkheli, R. A. K., Mattauer, M., Proust, F., and Tapponnier, P. (1977). Some new data on the India-Eurasia
convergence in the Pakistani Himalayas. In: Jest, C. (ed.), Himalaya: Sciences de la Terre, (pp. 209-220). Paris:
Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique.
Tahirkheli, R. A. K., Mattauer, M., Proust, F., and Tapponnier, P. (1979). The India-Eurasia suture zone in northern
Pakistan: Synthesis and interpretation of recent data of plate scale. In: Abul Farah & K.A.S. Jong (Eds.),
Geodynamics of Pakistan (pp. 125 130). Quetta: Geological Survey of Pakistan.
Proust, F., Burg, J.P., Matte, P., Tapponnier, P., Li, T., et Chen, G. (1984). Succession des phases de plissement sur
une transversale du Tibet meridional, implications geodynamiques [Successive phases of folding a section of
southern Tibet, geodynamic implications]. In: J.L. Mercier et Li Guangcen (Eds.), Mission Franco-Chinoise au Tibet
(pp. 386-392). Paris: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique.
Han, T. L., Li, T.D., Zhou, Q., Armijo, R., Mercier, J., et Tapponnier, P. (1984). Le systme tectonique actif du
Tibet mridional [The active tectonics system of South Tibet]. In: J.L. Mercier et Li Guangcen (Eds.), Mission
Franco-Chinoise au Tibet (pp. 393-411). Paris: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique.
Mercier, J., Tapponnier, P., Armijo, R., Han, T.L., et Zhou, Q. (1984). Failles normales actives au Tibet: preuves de
terrain [Active normal faults in Tibet: evidence from field]. In: J.L. Mercier et Li Guangcen (Eds.), Mission FrancoChinoise au Tibet (pp. 413-422). Paris: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique.
Tapponnier, P., Peltzer, G., and Armijo, R. (1986). On the mechanics of the collision between India and Asia. In:
M.P. Coward & A.C. Ries (Eds.), Collision Tectonics vol. 19 of Special Publication (pp. 115-157). Oxford:
Geological Society of London.
"Harrison, T.M., Leloup, P.H., Ryerson, F.J., Tapponier, P., Lacassin, R., and Wenji, C. (1996). Diachronous
initiation of transtension along the Ailao Shan-Red River Shear zone, Yunnan and Vietnam. In: An Yin & T. Mark
Harrison (Eds.), The tectonics evolution of Asia, world and regional geology series (pp. 208-226). New York:
Cambridge University Press."
Hubp, J.L., Brahic, A., Tapponnier, P., Brown, R., and Girardon, J. (2003). La historia ms bella de la Tierra.[The
most beautiful story of the Earth]. Barcelona: Anagrama.
Lemarchand, F., Tapponnier, P., Kaminski, E., and Mangold, N. (2005). La tectonique des plaques., La Recherche,
388, 89-92

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