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Jolante Van Wijk

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Jolante Van Wijk

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Research Associate Professor of Geodynamics
Assistant Professor, New Mexico Tech. 

PhD, 2002, Tectonics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MSc., 1997, Geophysics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Office: 127-A
Phone: (713) 893-1420

Research Interests

  • Continental rift zones, rifted continental margins and seafloor spreading systems
  • Mantle plumes and Large Igneous Provinces
  • Lithosphere-mantle interactions below rift zones
  • The Colorado Plateau
  • Magmatic dikes
  • Curvature of mountain belts

Courses Taught

  • Physical Geology
  • Basin Modeling
  • Geodynamics

Selected Publications

  • 2009 Péron-Pinvidic, G., van Wijk, J., Shillington, D., and Gernigon, L., 2008. Role of magmatism in continental lithosphere extension: An introduction to Tectonophysics Special Issue, In Press.
  • 2008 van Wijk, J.W. and J. van Hunen, Lithosphere-mantle interactions during rifting and continental breakup. Bollettino di Geofisica 49, 342-345.
  • 2008 van Wijk, J.W., van Hunen, J. and Goes, S., Small-scale convection during rifting: evidence from the Rio Grande rift. Geology 36, 575-578.
  • 2008 Karlstrom, K.E., Crow, R., Crossey, L.J., Coblentz, J., and J.W. van Wijk, Model for tectonically driven incision of the younger than 6 Ma Grand Canyon. Geology 36, 835-838.
  • 2008 van Wijk, J.W., J. Lawrence and N.W. Driscoll, Uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains related to formation of the West Antarctic Rift, Tectonophysics thematic volume on "Geodynamics of lithosphere extension", doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.03.009.
  • 2007 Lawrence, J.F., J.W. van Wijk and N.W. Driscoll, Tectonic implications for uplift of the Transantarctic Mountains, in Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World - Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES X, edited by A. K. Cooper and C. R. Raymond et al., USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Extended Abstract 016, 4 p.
  • 2007 Corti, G., J.W. van Wijk, S.A.P.L. Cloetingh and C. Morley, Tectonic inheritance and continental rift architecture: numerical and analogue models of the East African Rift System, Tectonics 26, TC6006, doi:10.1029/2006TC002086.
  • 2007 van Wijk, J.W. and D.K. Blackman, Development of en echelon magmatic segments along oblique spreading ridges, Geology 35, 599-602, doi:10.1130/G23294.
  • 2007 Meyer, R., J.W. van Wijk and L. Gernigon, The North Atlantic Igneous Province: a review of models for its formation, Geological Society of America Special Paper "The origins of melting anomalies: plumes, plates and planetary processes" 430, 525-552.
  • 2006 Cloetingh, S., Ziegler, P.A., Beekman, F., Andriessen, P.A.M., Hardebol, N., van Wijk, J., and Dèzes, P., Thermo-mechanical controls on Alpine deformation of NW Europe, Geological Society London Memoirs 32, 113-127.
  • 2005 Van Wijk, J.W., Role of weak zone orientation in continental lithosphere extension, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, doi:10.1029/2004GL022192.
  • 2005 Van Wijk, J.W. and D.K. Blackman, Dynamics of continental rift propagation: the end-member modes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 229, 247-258.
  • 2005 Van Wijk, J.W. and D.K. Blackman, Deformation of oceanic lithosphere near slow-spreading ridge discontinuities, Tectonophysics 407, 211-225.
  • 2004 Van Wijk, J.W., R. Van Der Meer and S.A.P.L. Cloetingh, Crustal thickening in an extensional regime: application to the mid-Norwegian Vøring margin, Tectonophysics 387, 217-228.
  • 2003 Corti, G., J.W. Van Wijk, M. Bonini, D. Sokoutis, S. Cloetingh, F. Innocenti and P. Manetti, Transition from continental break-up to punctiform seafloor spreading: how fast, symmetric and magmatic, Geophysical Research Letters 30, 10.1029/2003GL017374.
  • 2002 Van Wijk, J.W. and S.A.P.L. Cloetingh, Basin migration caused by slow lithospheric extension, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 198, 275-288.
  • 2002 Pascal, C., J.W. Van Wijk, S.A.P.L. Cloetingh and G.R. Davies, Effect of lithosphere thickness heterogeneities in controlling rift localization: numerical modeling of the Oslo Graben, Geophysical Research Letters 29, 10.1029/2001GL014354.
  • 2001 Van Wijk, J.W., R.S. Huismans, M. Ter Voorde and S.A.P.L. Cloetingh, Melt generation at volcanic continental margins: no need for a mantle plume? Geophysical Research Letters 28, 3995-3998.
  • 2001 Van Wijk, J.W., R. Govers and K.P. Furlong, Three-dimensional thermal modeling of the California upper mantle; a slab window vs. stalled slab, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 186, 175-186.