Refereed Publications

[Updated August 1, 2017]

95. Conrad, C. P., K. Selway, M. M. Hirschmann, M. D. Ballmer, and P. Wessel, 2017, Constraints on volumes and patterns of asthenospheric melt from the space-time distribution of seamounts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44 DOI.

94. Wessel, P., and J. F. Luis, 2017, The GMT/MATLAB Toolbox, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., DOI.

93. Xiong, L., G. Wang, and P. Wessel, 2017, Anti-aliasing filters for deriving high-accuracy DEMs from TLS data: a case study from Freeport, Texas, Computers & Geosciences, 100, 125-134, DOI.

92. D. T. Sandwell and Wessel, P., 2016, Interpolation of 2-D Vector Data Using Constraints from Elasticity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,703-10,709, DOI.

91. Wessel, P., and R. D. Müler, 2016, Ridge-spotting: A new test for Pacific absolute plate motion models, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., DOI.

90. Kim, S.-S. and Wessel, P., 2016, New analytical solutions for modeling of vertical gravity gradient data, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, DOI.

89. Wessel, P., 2016, Regional-residual separation of bathymetry and revised estimates of Hawaii plume flux, Geophys. J. Int., 204(2), 932-947, DOI.

88. Wessel, P., Matthews, K.J., Müller, R.D., Mazzoni, A., Whittaker, J. M., R. Myhill, and Chandler, M.T., 2015, Semi-Automatic Fracture Zone Tracking, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16(7), 2462-2472DOI.

87. Wessel, P., and D. Müller, 2015, Plate Tectonics, in G. Schubert (ed.), Treatise of Geophysics, 2nd edition, 6, 49-98, Elsevier, Oxford, DOI.

86. Whittaker, J. M, Alfonso, J., Masterton, S., Müller, R. D., Wessel, P., Williams, S. and Seton, M., 2015, Long-term interaction between mid-ocean ridge spreading systems and mantle plumes, Nat. Geosc., 8, 479-483, DOI.

85. Maher, S. M., Wessel, P., Müller, R. D., Williams, S., and Y. Harada, 2015, Changes in the Absolute Plate Motion of Africa Around Hawaii-Emperor Bend Time, Geophys. J. Int., 201, 1743-1764, DOI.

84. Chandler, M. T., P. Wessel, and B. Taylor, 2015, Tectonic reconstructions in magnetic quiet zones: Insights from the greater Ongong Java Plateau, in The Origin, Evolution, and Environmental Impact of Oceanic Large Igneous Provinces: Geological Society of America Special Paper 511, edited by C. R. Neal, W. W. Sager, T. Sano and E. Erba, 185-193, Geol. Soc. Am., DOI.

83. Klawonn, M., B.F. Houghton, D.A. Swanson, S.A. Fagents, P. Wessel, and C.J. Wolfe, 2014, From field data to volumes: constraining uncertainty for pyroclastic eruptions, Bull. Volcanol., 76 (7), 1-16, DOI.

82. Klawonn, M., B.F. Houghton, P. Wessel, C.J. Wolfe, D.A. Swanson, S.A. Fagents, 2014, Constraining explosive volcanism: Subjective choices in quantifying pyroclastic products, Bull. Volcanol., 76 (2), 1-6, DOI.

81. Seton, M., J. Whittaker, P. Wessel, R. D. Müller, C. DeMets, S. Merkouriev, S. Cande, C. Gaina, G. Eagles, R. Granot, J. Stock, N. Wright, S. Williams (2014), Community infrastructure and repository for marine magnetic identifications, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., DOI.

80. Wessel, P., Smith, W. H. F., Scharroo, R., Luis, J. F., and Wobbe, F., 2013, GMT 5: A major new release of the Generic Mapping Tools, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(45), 409-410, DOI.

79. Sandwell, D. T., Garcia, E. S., Soofi, K., Wessel, P., Chandler, M. T., and Smith, W. H. F., 2013, Toward 1-mGal accuracy in global marine gravity from CryoSat-2, Envisat, and Jason-1, The Leading Edge, v. 32 (8), p. 892-899.DOI.

78. Chandler, M. T., Wessel, P., and Sager, W. W., 2013, Analysis of Ontong Java Plateau palaeoloatitudes: evidence for large-scale rotation since 123 Ma?, Geophys. J. Int., 194, p. 18-29.DOI.

77. Chandler, M. T., and P. Wessel, 2012, Errata-based correction of marine geophysical trackline data, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13(Q10004), DOI.

76. Ray, J., Mahoney, J. J., Duncan, R. A., Ray, J., Wessel, P., Naar, D. F., 2012, Chronology and geochemistry of lavas from the Nazca Ridge and Easter Seamount Chain: A ~30 Myr hotspot record, J. Petrology, 53(7), 1417-148, DOI.

75. Chandler, M. T., Wessel, P., Taylor, B., Seton, M., Kim, S.-S., Huang, K., 2012, Reconstructing Ontong Java Nui: Implications for Pacific absolute plate motion, hotspot drift and true polar wander, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 331-332, 140-151, DOI.

74. Matthews, K. J., R. D. Müller, P. Wessel, and J. M. Whittaker, 2011, The tectonic fabric of the ocean basins, J. Geophys. Res., 116(B12109), DOI.

73. Sandwell, D. T., Mellors, R. Xiaopeng, T., Wei, M. and Wessel, P., 2011, Open radar interferometry software for mapping surface deformation, EOS Trans. AGU, 92 (28), 234-235, DOI.

72. Kim, S.-S., and P. Wessel, 2011, New global seamount census from altimetry-derived gravity data, Geophys. J. Int., DOI.

71. Conrad, C. P., T. A. Bianco, E. I. Smith, and P. Wessel, 2011, Patterns of intraplate volcanism controlled by asthenospheric shear, Nature Geoscience, 4, 317-321, DOI.

70. Wessel, P., and M. T. Chandler, 2011, The Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Marine Geophysical Surveys, Acta Geophysica, 59(1), 55-71, DOI.

69. Wessel, P., 2010, Oceanic hotspots, in Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs, edited by D. Hopley, pp. 737-740, Springer Verlag, DOI.

68. Wessel, P., 2010, Plate tectonics, in Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs, edited by D. Hopley, pp. 801-812, Springer Verlag, DOI.

67. Wessel, P., 2010, Exploring the ends of the Earth, Oceanography, 23(3), 57-60, DOI.

66. Mjelde, R., P. Wessel, and R. D. Müller, 2010, Global pulsations of intraplate magmatism through the Cenozoic, Lithosphere, 2(5), 361-376, DOI.

65. Kim, S.-S., and P. Wessel, 2010, Flexure modeling at seamounts with dense cores, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 583-598, DOI.

64. Hammer, J.E., Sharp, T.G. and Wessel, P., 2010, Heterogeneous nucleation and epitaxial crystal growth of magmatic minerals, Geology, 38(4), 367-370, DOI.

63. Wessel, P., Sandwell, D.T. and Kim, S.-S., 2010, The global seamount census, Oceanography, 23(1), 24-33, DOI.

62. Sandwell, D.T. and Wessel, P., 2010, Box 3: Seamount discovery tool aids navigation to uncharted seafloor features, Oceanography, 23(1), 34-36, DOI.

61. Wessel, P., 2010, Tools for analyzing intersecting tracks: the x2sys package, Computers & Geosciences, 36, 348-354, DOI.

60. Wessel, P., Seamounts, Geology, 2009, in Clague, D. A., and Gillespie, R. (eds), Encyclopedia of Islands, UC Press, Berkeley, CA, pp. 821-825

59. Wessel, P., and Kroenke, L. W., 2009, Observations of geometry and ages constrain relative motion of Hawaii and Louisville plumes, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett., DOI.2

58. Wessel, P., et al., 2009. Seminar 2.0: Learning with Skype and video podcasts. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(17), 145-147, DOI.

57. Wessel, P., 2009. A general-purpose Green's function-based interpolator. Computers & Geosciences, 35, 1247-1254, DOI.

56. Wessel, P., 2009. Analysis of observed and predicted tsunami travel times for the Pacific and Indian oceans. Pure Appl. Geophys., 166(1-2),301-324, DOI.

55. Whittaker, J. M., Müller, R.D., Roest, W., Wessel, P., and Smith, W.H.F., 2008, How supercontinents and superoceans affect seafloor roughness, Nature, 456, 938-941, DOI.

54. Wessel, P., 2008, Hotspotting: Principles and properties of a plate tectonic Hough transform, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 9(Q08004), DOI.

53. Rooney, J., Wessel, P., Hoeke, R., Weiss, J., Baker, J., Parrish, F., Fletcher, C. Chojnacki, J., Garcia, M.O., and Vroom, P., 2008, Geology and geomorphology of coral reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, in Coral Reefs of the USA, edited by B. Riegl and R. E. Dodge, pp. 519-572, Springer Verlag, Berlin, DOI.

52. Wessel, P., and J. Becker, 2008, Gridding of spherical data using a Green's function for splines in tension, Geophys. J. Int., 174, 21-28, DOI.

51. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 2008, Pacific absolute plate motions since 145 Ma, J. Geophys. Res., 113(B06101), DOI.

50. Kim, S.-S., and P. Wessel, 2008, Directional median filtering for regional-residual separation of bathymetry, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q03005, DOI.

49. Chandler, M. T., and Wessel, P., 2008, Improving the quality of marine geophysical trackline data: Along-track analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B02102, DOI.

48. Wessel, P., and R. D. Müller, 2007, Plate Tectonics, in Schubert, G. (ed.), Treatise on Geophysics, vol. 6., 49-98, Elsevier, DOI.

47. Wessel, P., 2007, Seamount Characteristics, in Pitcher, T. J., et al. (eds.), Seamounts: Ecology, Fisheries and Conservation, Fish and Aquatic Resources Series 12, 3-25, Blackwell, Oxford, UK, DOI.

46. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 2007, Reconciling late Neogene Pacific absolute and relative plate motion changes, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8, Q08001, DOI.

45. Zhong, S., Ritzwoller, M., Shapiro, N., Landuyt, W., Huang, J., and Wessel, P., 2007, Bathymetry of the Pacific plate and its implications for thermal evolution of lithosphere and mantle dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B06412, DOI.

44. Wessel, P., and Chandler, M. T., 2007, The MGD77 suppplement to the Generic Mapping Tools, Comput. & Geosci., 33(1), 62-75, DOI.

43. Engen, O., Frazer, L. N., Wessel, P., and Faleide, J.I., 2006, Prediction of sediment thickness in Norwegian-Greenland Sea from gravity inversion, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B11403, DOI.

42. Watts, A. B., Sandwell, D. T., Smith, W. H. F., and Wessel, P., 2006, Global gravity, bathymetry, and the distribution of submarine volcanism through space and time, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B08408, DOI.

41. Wessel, P., Y. Harada, and L. W. Kroenke, 2006, Toward a self-consistent, high-resolution absolute plate motion model for the Pacific, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q03L12, DOI.

40. Sandwell, D., D. Anderson, and P. Wessel, 2005, Global Tectonic Maps, in G. R. Foulger, J. H. Natland, D. C. Presnall, and D. L. Anderson (eds.), Plates, Plumes and Paradigms, Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Paper 388, 1-10, DOI.

39. Kroenke, L. W., P. Wessel, and A. Sterling, 2004, Motion of the Ontong Java plateau in the hot-spot frame of reference: 122 Ma-present, in Fitton et al. (eds.) Origin and Evolution of the Ontong Java plateau, Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Pub, 9-20, DOI.

38. Wessel, P., 2003, Complete PostScript Files - An Archival and Exchange Format for the Sciences?, Eos. Trans. AGU, Electronic Supplement.

37. Wessel, P., 2003, Compression of large data grids for Internet transmission, Computers & Geosciences, 29 (5), 665-671, DOI.

36. Wessel, P., 2001, Global distribution of seamounts inferred from gridded Geosat/ERS-1 altimetry, J. Geophys. Res., 106(B9), 19,431-19,441, DOI. Select original 2001 ASCII Seamount table or Excel Seamount table NOTE: These tables contains many duplicates for plates other than Pacific, Indian, and Africa, as pointed out to us by Karen Stocks, Scripps. The revised seamount table, with 11882 unique entries, can be found HERE

35. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 2001, Comment on "Seismic properties of the Eltanin transform system, South Pacific" by Emile A. Okal and Amy R. Langenhorst, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 123(1), 77-79, DOI.

34. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 2000, Ontong Java plateau and Late Neogene changes in Pacific plate motion, J. Geophys. Res., 105(B12), 28,255-28,278, DOI.

33. Smith, J. R., and Wessel, P., 2000, Isostatic consequences of giant landslides on the Hawaiian Ridge, Pure Appl. Geophys., 157(B12), 1097-1114, DOI.

32. Wessel, P., 1999, New hotspotting tools released, EOS Trans. AGU, 80(29), 319, DOI.

31. Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1998, New, improved version of the Generic Mapping Tools Released, EOS Trans. AGU, 79, 579, DOI.

30. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 1998, Hotspotting called into question - Reply, Nature, 396, 127-128, DOI.

29. Wessel, P., 1998, An empirical method for optimal robust regional-residual separation of geophysical data, J. Math. Geol., 30, 391-408, DOI.

28. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 1998, The geometric relationship between hot spots and seamounts: implications for Pacific hot spots, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 158, 1-18, DOI.

27. C. Dumoulin, D. Bercovici, and P .Wessel, 1998, A continuous plate-tectonic model using geophysical data to estimate plate margin widths, with a seismicity based example, Geophys. J. Int., 133, 379-389, DOI

26. Wessel, P., and D. Bercovici, 1998, Interpolation with splines in tension: A Green's function approach, J. Math. Geol., 30, 77-93, DOI.

25. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 1998, Factors influencing the locations of hot spots determined by the hot-spotting technique, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 55-58, DOI.

24. Wessel, P., and S. Lyons, 1997, Distribution of large Pacific seamounts from Geosat/ERS-1: Implications for the history of intraplate volcanism, J. Geophys. Res., 102,22,459-22,475, DOI. ASCII Pacific Seamount table

23. Wessel, P., 1997, Sizes and ages of seamounts using remote sensing: Implications for intraplate volcanism, Science, 277, 802-805, DOI.

22. Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, 1997, A geometric technique for relocating hotspots and refining absolute plate motions, Nature, 387, 365-369, DOI.

21. J. Lorenzo, and P. Wessel, 1997, Flexure across a continent-ocean fracture zone: the northern Falkland/Malvinas Plateau, South Atlantic, Geo-Marine Lett., 18, 110-118, DOI.

20. Wessel, P., L. W. Kroenke, and D. Bercovici, 1996, Pacific Plate Motion and Undulations in Geoid and Bathymetry, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 140, 53-66, DOI.

19. Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1996, A Global, Self-Consistent, Hierarchical, High-Resolution Shoreline Data Base, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 8741-8743, DOI.

18. Wessel, P., 1996, Analytical Solutions for 3-D Flexural Deformation of Semi-Infinite Elastic Plates, Geophys. J. Int., 124, 907-918, DOI. tar archive with Matlab code and PostScript version of paper.

17. Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1995, New Version of the Generic Mapping Tools Released, EOS Trans. AGU, 76, 329, DOI.

16. Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1995, New Version of the Generic Mapping Tools Released,, Copyright 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.

15. Wessel, P., D. Bercovici, and L. W. Kroenke, 1994, The Possible Reflection of Mantle Discontinuities in Pacific Geoid and Bathymetry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 1943-1946, DOI.

14. D. Bercovici, and P. Wessel, 1994, A Continuous Kinematic Model of Plate Tectonic Motions, Geophys. J. Int., 119, 611-626, DOI.

13. Wessel, J. K., P. Fryer, P. Wessel, and B. Taylor, 1994, Extension in the northern Mariana inner forearc, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 15,181-15,204, DOI.

12. Wessel, P., and B. Keating, 1994, Temporal Variations of Flexural Deformation in Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 2747-2756, DOI.

11. Wessel, P., 1993, Observational Constraints on Models of the Hawaiian Hot Spot Swell, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 16,095-16,104, DOI.

10. Wessel, P., 1993, A Reexamination of the Flexural Deformation beneath the Hawaiian Islands, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 12,177-12,190, DOI.

9. Wessel, P., 1992, Thermal Stresses and the Bimodal Distribution of Elastic Thickness Estimates of the Oceanic Lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 14,177-14,193, DOI.

8. Wessel, P., and W. H. F. Smith, 1991, Free Software helps Map and Display Data, EOS Trans. AGU, 72, 441, 445-446, DOI.

7. Wessel, P., 1990, Thermal Bending Stresses and Vertical Motion on Oceanic Transform Faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 2401-2404, DOI.

6. Smith, W. H. F., and P. Wessel, 1990, Gridding with a Continuous Curvature Surface in Tension, Geophysics, 55, 293-305, DOI.

5. Wessel, P., and W. F. Haxby, 1990, Thermal Stresses, Differential Subsidence, and Flexure at Oceanic Fracture Zones, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 375-391, DOI.

4. Wessel, P., and W. F. Haxby, 1989, Geoid Anomalies at Fracture Zones and Thermal Models for the Oceanic Lithosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 827-830, DOI.

3. Wessel, P. 1989, XOVER: A Cross-over Error Detector for Track Data, Computers & Geosciences, 15, 333-346, DOI.

2. Wessel, P. and A. B. Watts, 1988, On the Accuracy of Marine Gravity Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 393-413, DOI. Table A1

1. Wessel, P. and E. S. Husebye, 1987, The Oslo Graben Gravity High and Taphrogenesis, Tectonophysics, 142, 15-26, DOI.