Publications

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  • Currie, C.A and J. van Wijk, How craton margins are preserved: Insights from geodynamic models, Journal of Geodynamics, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2016.03.015, in press.

  • Rosas, J.C., C.A. Currie, R.N. Harris, and J. He, Effect of hydrothermal circulation on slab dehydration for the subduction zone of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2016.03.009, in press.

  • Rosas, J.C., C.A. Currie, and J. He, Three-dimensional thermal models of the Costa Rica-Nicaragua subduction zone, Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/s00024-015-1197-4, in press.

  • Liu, S. and C.A. Currie, Farallon plate dynamics prior to the Laramide orogeny: Numerical models of flat subduction, Tectonophysics, 666, 33-47, 2016.

  • Currie, C.A., Geodynamics: Go with the flow, Nature Geoscience, 8(12), 901-902, 2015.

  • Wang, H. and C.A. Currie, Magmatic expressions of continental lithosphere removal, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 7239-7260, 2015.

  • Cooper, C.M., E. Mittelstaedt, C.A. Currie, J. van Wijk, L.H. Kellogg, L. Hwang, R. Arrowsmith, Moving lithospheric modeling forward: Attributes of a community computer code, GSA Today, 25(6), 42-43, 2015.

  • DeCelles, P.G., G. Zandt, S.L. Beck, C.A. Currie, M.N. Ducea, P. Kapp, G.E. Gehrels, B. Carrapa, J. Quade and L.M. Schoenbohm, Cyclical orogenic processes in the Cenozoic central Andes, Geological Society of America Memoirs, 212, 459-490, 2015.

  • Wang, H., C.A. Currie, and P.G. DeCelles, Hinterland basin formation and gravitational instabilities in the central Andes: Constraints from gravity data and geodynamic models, Geological Society of America Memoirs, 212, 387-406, 2015.

  • Currie, C.A., M.N. Ducea, P.G. DeCelles, and C. Beaumont, Geodynamics models of Cordilleran orogens: Gravitational instability of magmatic arc roots, Geological Society of America Memoirs, 212, 1-22, 2015.

  • Wang, H., C.A. Currie and Y. Zhan, Surface expressions of Rayleigh-Taylor instability in continental interiors, Acta Geologica Sinica (English edition), 88, 1004-1016, 2014.

  • Kao, H., Y. Behn, C.A. Currie, R. Hyndman, J. Townend, F.C. Lin, and M.H. Ritzwoller, Ambient seismic noise tomography of Canada and adjacent regions: Part 1. Crustal structures, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 5865-5887, 2013.

  • Rippe, D., M.J. Unsworth, and C.A. Currie, Magnetotelluric constraints on the fluid content in the upper mantle beneath the southern Canadian Cordillera: Implications for rheology, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 5601-5624, 2013.

  • Krystopowicz, N.J. and C.A. Currie, Crustal eclogitization and lithosphere delamination in orogens, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 361 , 195-207, 2013. (pdf) - selected as a Research Highlight in Nature Geoscience (February 2013)

  • Schmitt, D.R., C.A. Currie, and L. Zhang, Crustal stress determination from boreholes and rock cores: Fundamental principles (Review article), Tectonophysics, 580 , 1-26, 2012. (pdf)

  • Hyndman, R.D. and C.A. Currie, Why is the North America Cordillera high? Hot backarcs, thermal isostasy, and mountain belts, Geology, 39 , 783-786, 2011. (pdf) - selected as a Research Highlight in Nature Geoscience (August 2011)

  • Currie, C.A. and C. Beaumont, Are diamond-bearing Cretaceous kimberlites related to low-angle subduction beneath western North America?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 303 , 59-70, 2011. (pdf)

  • Leonard, L.J., C.A. Currie, S. Mazzotti and R.D. Hyndman, Rupture area and displacement of past Cascadia great earthquakes from coastal coseismic subsidencc, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122 , 2079-2096, 2010. (link)

  • Keppie, D.F., C.A. Currie, and C. Warren, Subduction erosion modes: Comparing finite element numerical models with the geological record , Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 287 , 241-254, 2009. (pdf)

  • Hyndman, R.D., C.A. Currie, S. Mazzotti, and A. Frederiksen, Temperature control of continental lithosphere elastic thickness, Te versus Vs , Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 277 , 539-548, 2009. (pdf) (digital appendices)

  • van Keken, P.E., C.A. Currie , S.D. King, M.D. Behn, A. Cagniocle, J. He, R.F. Katz, S.-C. Lin, E.M. Parmentier, M. Spiegelman, and K. Wang, A community benchmark for subduction zone modeling, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 171, 187-197, 2008. (pdf)

  • Currie, C.A., R.S. Huismans, and C. Beaumont, Thinning of continental backarc lithosphere by flow-induced gravitational instability, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269, 436-447, 2008. (pdf)

  • Currie, C.A., C. Beaumont, and R.S. Huismans, The fate of subducted sediments: A case for backarc intrusion and underplating, Geology, 35(12), 1111-1114, 2007. (pdf) (Data Repository document)

  • Currie, C.A. and R.D. Hyndman, The thermal structure of subduction zone backarcs, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(B8), doi:10.1029/2005JB004024, 2006. (pdf)

    • Currie, C.A. and R.D. Hyndman, Reply to comment by W.P. Schellart on "The Thermal Structure of Subduction Zone Back Arcs", Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(B11), doi:10.1029/2007JB005415, 2007. (pdf)

  • Hyndman, R.D., C.A. Currie, and S.P. Mazzotti, Subduction zone backarcs, mobile belts, and orogenic heat, GSA Today, 15(2), 4-10, 2005. (pdf)

  • Currie, C.A., K. Wang, R.D. Hyndman, and J. He, The thermal effects of steady-state slab-driven mantle flow above a subducting plate: The Cascadia subduction zone and backarc, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 223, 35-48, 2004. (pdf)

  • Manea, V., M. Manea, V. Kostoglodov, C.A. Currie, and G. Sewall, Thermal structure, coupling and metamorphism in the Mexican subduction zone beneath Guerrero, Geophysical Journal International, 158, 775-784, 2004. (pdf)

  • Currie, C.A., J.F. Cassidy, R.D. Hyndman, and M.G. Bostock, Shear wave anisotropy at the Cascadia subduction zone and western North America craton, Geophysical Journal International, 157, 341-353, 2004. (pdf)

  • Currie, C.A., R.D. Hyndman, K. Wang, and V. Kostoglodov, Thermal models of the Mexico subduction zone: Implications for the megathrust seismogenic zone, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B12), doi: 10.1029/2001JB000886, 2002. (pdf)

  • Currie, C.A., J.F. Cassidy, and R.D. Hyndman, A regional study of shear wave splitting above the Cascadia subduction zone: Margin-parallel crustal stress, Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 659-662, 2001. (pdf)

Other publications

  • Cooper, C.M., C.A Currie, L. Hwang, L. Kellogg and E. Mittelstaedt, Workshop report for the 2014 CIG-Earthscope Institute for Lithospheric Modeling, 28 pp., 2014.

  • Schmitt, D.R., L. Zhang, and C.A Currie, Predicting the shape of drilling-induced core fractures in three dimensions, Extended abstract for the 6th International Symposium on in-situ rock stress, 6 pp., 2013.

  • Krystopowicz, and C.A. Currie, Crustal delamination and lithosphere delamination in orogens, Paper summary on MantlePlumes.org website, 8 pp., 2013. (link)

  • Currie,C.A., N.J. Krystopowicz and H. Wang, Surface expressions of mantle dynamics in orogens: Numerical models, Field Trip Guide to the Central Andean Retroarc Orogenic System in NW Argentina, 8 pp., 2012.

  • Brown, L.N. and Currie, C.A., Spreading ridges at subduction zones: Slab window dynamics, Extended abstract for the Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, 3 pp., 2011.

  • Currie, C.A. and N.J. Krystopowicz, Geodynamic models of Cordilleran orogenic systems: Orogen development and gravitational instabilities, COSA White Paper Report, 16 pp., 2010.

  • Zhang, L., C.A. Currie, and D.R. Schmitt, Drilling induced core fractures and crustal stress, Extended abstract for the GeoCanada 2010 Meeting, 4 pp., 2010.

  • Hyndman, R.D., L.J. Leonard, and C.A. Currie, Test of models for the Cascadia great earthquake rupture area using coastal subsidence estimates for the 1700 earthquake, U.S. Geological Survey NEHRP External Grant Award Final Report, 4 pp., 2005.

  • Currie, C.A. , The thermal structure of subduction zone backarcs, Ph.D. thesis, University of Victoria, 267 pp., 2004.