Papers

Recent Papers:

  • Pindell & Kennan, 2009, Tectonic evolution of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and northern South America in the mantle reference frame: an update.
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  • Pindell et al., 2009, Clastic domains of sandstones in central/eastern Venezuela, Trinidad, and Barbados: heavy mineral and tectonic constraints on provenance and palaeogeography.
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  • Kennan & Pindell, 2009, Dextral shear, terrane accretion and basin formation in the Northern Andes: best explained by interaction with a Pacific-derived Caribbean Plate.
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  • Kennan, 2008, Fission track ages and sedimentary provenance studies in Peru, and their implications for Andean paleogeographic evolution, stratigraphy and hydrocarbon systems.
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  • Pindell & Kennan, 2007, Rift models and the salt-cored marginal wedge in the northern Gulf of Mexico: implications for deep water Paleogene Wilcox deposition and basinwide maturation.
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  • Pindell & Kennan, 2007, Cenozoic kinematics and dynamics of oblique collision between two convergent plate margins: the Caribbean-South America collision in eastern Venezuela, Trinidad and Barbados.
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  • Pindell et al., 2006, Foundations of Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean evolution: eight controversies resolved.
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  • Pindell et al., 2005, Plate-kinematics and crustal dynamics of circum-Caribbean arc-continent interactions: Tectonic controls on basin development in Proto-Caribbean margins.
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Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Region Classics:

  • Pindell, 1995, Circum-Caribbean sedimentary basin development and timing of Hydrocarbon maturation as a function of Caribbean plate tectonic evolution.
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  • Pindell, 1993, Regional synopsis of Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean evolution.
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  • Algar & Pindell, 1993, Structure and deformation history of the northern range of Trinidad and adjacent areas.
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  • Pindell, 1991, Geologic rationale for hydrocarbon exploration in the Caribbean and adjacent regions.
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  • Pindell & Barrett, 1990, Geological evolution of the Caribbean region; a Plate tectonic perspective.
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  • Rowley & Pindell, 1989, End Paleozoic-Early Mesozoic western Pangean reconstruction and its implications for the distribution of Precambrian and Paleozoic rocks around Meso-America.
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  • Pindell et al., 1988, A plate-kinematic framework for models of Caribbean evolution.
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  • Pindell, 1985, Alleghenian reconstruction and subsequent evolution of the Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, and Proto-caribbean.
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  • Dewey & Pindell, 1985, Neogene block tectonics of eastern Turkey and northern South America: continental applications of the finite difference method.
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  • Pindell & Dewey, 1982, Permo-triassic reconstruction of western Pangea and the evolution of the Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean region.
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Andean Classics:

  • Kennan, 2000, Large-scale geomorphology in the Andes: relationship to tectonic, magmatic and climatic processes.
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  • Lamb, Hoke & Kennan, 1997, Cenozoic evolution of the central Andes in Bolivia and northern Chile.
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  • Kennan, Lamb & Hoke, 1997, High altitude palaeosurfaces in the Bolivian Andes: evidence for late Cenozoic surface uplift.
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  • Kennan, Lamb & Rundle, 1995, K-Ar dates from the Altiplano and Cordillera Oriental of Bolivia: stratigraphic and tectonic implications.
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  • Pindell & Tabbutt, 1995, Mesozoic-Cenozoic Andean paleogeography and regional controls on hydrocarbon systems.
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  • Pindell & Erikson, 1994, Mesozoic passive margin of northern South America.
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Other papers, presentations, posters:

  • Kennan & Pindell, 2003, Sedimentary Basins in NW Peru and SW Ecuador: the Caribbean connection, and why it matters [PDF, 3.8 Mb].
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  • Rosenfeld & Pindell, 2002, Latest Paleocene-early Eocene isolation of the Gulf of Mexico from world oceans due to Cuban Orogen blocking the Florida Strait: a hypothesis to explain large-magnitude base level fall and resultant incision.
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  • Pindell & Kennan, 2001, Kinematic evolution of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
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  • Pindell & Kennan, 2001, Processes and events in the terrane assembly of Trinidad and E. Venezuela.
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  • Pindell, 2000, Early, large-scale halokinetic subsidence of shallow-water Jurassic source rocks, Gulf of Mexico: how deep was the Gulf of Mexico in Late Jurassic times?
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  • Pindell, Kennan & Barrett, 2000. A series of articles outlining the basics of the plate kinematic method, reconstructions of the Northern Andes and the Equatorial Atlantic, and implications for the evolution of the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Pindell, J. L. & Drake, C. L., 1998. Paleogeographic Evolution and Non-glacial Eustasy, northern South America, SEPM Special Publication 58, contents and abstracts.
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