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Marshall, Peter E.; Halton, Alison M.; Kelley, Simon P.; Widdowson, Mike and Sherlock, Sarah C. (2018). New 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Antrim Plateau Volcanics, Australia: clarifying an age for the eruptive phase of the Kalkarindji continental flood basalt province. Journal of the Geological Society (Early Access). restricted access item, not available for direct download

Howarth, S.; Prytulak, J.; Little, S.H.; Hammond, S. J and Widdowson, M. (2018). Thallium concentration and thallium isotope composition of lateritic terrains. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Early Access). restricted access item, not available for direct download


Marshall, Peter E.; Widdowson, Mike and Murphy, David T. (2016). The Giant Lavas of Kalkarindji: rubbly pāhoehoe lava in an ancient continental flood basalt province. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441(1) pp. 22–37. file


Babechuk, M. G.; Widdowson, M. and Kamber, B. S. (2014). Quantifying chemical weathering intensity and trace element release from two contrasting basalt profiles, Deccan Traps, India. Chemical Geology, 363 pp. 56–75. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Gilmour, Iain; Jolley, David; Kemp, David; Kelley, Simon; Gilmour, Mabs; Daly, Rob and Widdowson, Mike (2014). The early Danian hyperthermal event at Boltysh (Ukraine): relation to Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary events. In: Keller, Gerta and Kerr, Andrew C. eds. Volcanism, Impacts, and Mass Extinctions: Causes and Effects. Geological Society of America Special Papers (505). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, pp. 133–146.

Ray, D.; Misra, S.; Widdowson, M. and Langmuir, C. H. (2014). A common parentage for Deccan Continental Flood Basalt and Central Indian Ocean Ridge Basalt? A Geochemical and isotopic approach. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (In Press). restricted access item, not available for direct download


Sager, William W.; Zhang, Jinchang; Korenaga, Jun; Sano, Takashi; Koppers, Anthony A. P.; Widdowson, Mike and Mahoney, John J. (2013). An immense shield volcano within the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau, northwest Pacific Ocean. Nature Geoscience, 6 pp. 976–981.


Sano, Takashi; Shimizu, Kenji; Ishikawa, Akira; Senda, Ryoko; Qing Chang, Qing; Kimura, Jun-Ichi; Widdowson, Mike and Sager, William W. (2012). Variety and origin of magmas on Shatsky Rise, northwest Pacific Ocean. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13(8) Q08010.

Gilmour, I.; Pearce, C. A.; Jolley, D.; Sephton, M. A.; Widdowson, M. and Gilmour, M. A. (2012). Carbon isotope stratigraphy and palynology of an eastern Tethyan Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary section from Sumbar, Turkmenistan. In: EGU General Assembly 2012, 22-27 Apr 2012, Vienna. file

Craggs, Helen; Valdes, Paul J. and Widdowson, Mike (2012). Climate model predictions for the latest Cretaceous: an evaluation using climatically sensitive sediments as proxy indicators. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 315 pp. 12–23. restricted access item, not available for direct download


Hooper, Peter; Widdowson, Mike and Kelley, Simon (2010). Tectonic setting and timing of the final Deccan flood basalt eruptions. Geology, 38(9) pp. 839–842.

Sun, Yadong; Lai, Xulong; Wignall, Paul B.; Widdowson, Mike; Ali, Jason R.; Jiang, Haishui; Wang, Wei; Yan, Chunbo; Bond, David P.G. and Védrine, Stéphanie (2010). Dating the onset and nature of the Middle Permian Emeishan large igneous province eruptions in SW China using conodont biostratigraphy and its bearing on mantle plume uplift models. Lithos, 119(1-2) pp. 20–33. file

Prytulak, Julie; Widdowson, Mike and Littler, Kate (2010). Expedition 324: the shatsky rise – testing the plume head hypothesis (4th September–4th November 2009). UK-IODP, UK newsletter number 35, pages 38-45.

Mallikharjuna Rao, J.; Poornachandra Rao, G. V. S.; Widdowson, M.; Yellappa, T. and Kelley, S.P. (2010). Tectonic history and occurrence of 2.4 Ga mafic dyke swarms adjacent to Godavari Basin, Karimnagar, India. Current Science (Online), 98(11) pp. 1472–1478. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Barry, T. L.; Self, S.; Kelley, S. P.; Reidel, S.; Hooper, P. and Widdowson, M. (2010). New 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Grande Ronde lavas, Columbia River Basalts, USA: Implications for duration of flood basalt eruption episodes. Lithos, 118(3-4) pp. 213–222. file

Koppers, A. A. P.; Sano, T.; Natland, J. H.; Widdowson, M.; Almeev, R.; Greene, A. R.; Murphy, D. T.; Delacour, A.; Miyoshi, M.; Shimizu, K.; Li, S.; Hirano, N. and Geldmacher, J. (2010). Massive basalt flows on the southern flank of Tamu Massif, Shatsky Rise: a reappraisal of ODP Site 1213 basement units. In: Sager, W. W.; Sano, T. and Geldmacher, J. eds. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Volume 324. Tokyo: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc., pp. 1–20. restricted access item, not available for direct download


Fernandes, Orlando A. and Widdowson, Mike (2009). Petrogenesis, Geochronology and Crustal Evolution of the Canacona Region of Southern Goa. In: Mascarenhas, Antonio and Kalavampara, Glenn eds. Natural Resources of Goa: A Geological Perspective. India: Geological Society of Goa, pp. 69–95. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Widdowson, Mike (2009). Evolution of Laterite in Goa. In: Mascarenhas, Antonio and Kalavampara, Glenn eds. Natural Resources of Goa: A Geological Perspective. India: Geological Society of Goa, pp. 35–68. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Keller, G.; Adatte, T.; Bajpai, S.; Mohabey, D. M.; Widdowson, M.; Khosla, A.; Sharma, R; Khosla, S. C.; Gertsch, B.; Fleitmann, D. and Sahni, A. (2009). K–T transition in Deccan Traps of central India marks major marine Seaway across India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 282(1-4) pp. 10–23.

Widdowson, Mike (2009). Laterite. In: Gornitz, Vivien ed. Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 514–517. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Wignall, Paul B.; Sun, Yadong; Bond, David P. G.; Izon, Gareth; Newton, Robert J.; Védrine, Stéphanie; Widdowson, Mike; Ali, Jason R.; Lai, Xulong; Jiang, Haishui; Cope, Helen and Bottrell, Simon H. (2009). Volcanism, mass extinction, and carbon isotope fluctuations in the Middle Permian of China. Science, 324(5931) pp. 1179–1182.

Jay, Anne E.; Niocaill, Conall Mac; Widdowson, Mike; Self, Stephen and Turner, William (2009). New palaeomagnetic data from the Mahabaleshwar Plateau, Deccan Flood Basalt Province, India: implications for the volcanostratigraphic architecture of continental flood basalt provinces. Journal of the Geological Society, 166(1) pp. 13–24.

Sager, W. W.; Sano, T.; Geldmacher, J.; Widdowson, M. and Expedition 324 Scientists, The (2009). Shatsky Rise Formation. Expedition 324 of the Riserless Drilling Platform, Yokohama, Japan, to Townsville, Australia. Sites U1346–U1350, 4 September – 3 November 2009. In: Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 4 Sep - 3 Nov 2009, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International.


Campanile, D.; Nambiar, C. G.; Bishop, P.; Widdowson, M. and Brown, R. (2008). Sedimentation record in the Konkan–Kerala Basin: implications for the evolution of the Western Ghats and the Western Indian passive margin. Basin Research, 20(1) pp. 3–22.

Self, S.; Jay, A. E.; Widdowson, M. and Keszthelyi, L. P. (2008). Correlation of the Deccan and Rajahmundry Trap lavas: Are these the longest and largest lava flows on Earth? Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 172(1-2) pp. 3–19.

Self, Stephen; Blake, Stephen; Sharma, Kirti; Widdowson, Mike and Sephton, Sarah (2008). Sulfur and chlorine in late cretaceous deccan magmas and eruptive gas release. Science, 319(5870) pp. 1654–1657.

Jay, A.E. and Widdowson, M. (2008). Stratigraphy, structure and volcanology of the SE Deccan continental flood basalt province: implications for eruptive extent and volumes. Journal of the Geological Society, 165(1) pp. 177–188.


Widdowson, Mike (2007). Laterite and Ferricrete. In: Nash, David J. and McLaren, Sue J. eds. Geochemical Sediments and Landscapes. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 46–94. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Wimpenny, J.; Gannoun, A.; Burton, K. W.; Widdowson, M.; James, R. H. and Gislason, S. R. (2007). Rhenium and osmium isotope and elemental behaviour accompanying laterite formation in the Deccan region of India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 261(1-2) pp. 239–258.

Saunders, A. D.; Jones, S. M.; Morgan, L. A.; Pierce, K. L.; Widdowson, M. and Xu, Y. G. (2007). Regional uplift associated with continental large igneous provinces: The roles of mantle plumes and the lithosphere. Chemical Geology, 241(3-4) pp. 282–318.

Ray, Dwijesh; Iyer, Sridhar D.; Banerjee, Ranadip; Misra, Saumitra and Widdowson, Mike (2007). A petrogenetic model of basalts from the Northern Central Indian Ridge: 3-11° S. Acta Geologica Sinica, 81(1) pp. 99–112.

Widdowson, Mike (2007). Discussion: Sheth, H.C. Plume-related regional pre-volcanic uplift in the Deccan Traps: Absence of evidence, evidence of absence. In: Foulger, G. R. and Jurdy, D. M. eds. Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes. Special Paper (430). Geological Society of America, pp. 808–809.


Self, Stephen; Widdowson, Mike; Thordarson, Thorvaldur and Jay, Anne. E. (2006). Volatile fluxes during flood basalt eruptions and potential effects on the global environment: A Deccan perspective. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 248(1-2) pp. 518–532.


Self, Stephen; Thordarson, Thorvaldur and Widdowson, Mike (2005). Gas fluxes from flood basalt eruptions. Elements, 1(5) pp. 283–287.

Mallikharjuna Rao, J.; Poornachandra Rao, G.V.S.; Widdowson, M. and Kelley, S.P. (2005). Evolution of Proterozoic mafic dyke swarms of the Bundelkhand Granite Massif, Central India. Current Science, 88(3) pp. 502–506.

Cripps, J. A.; Widdowson, M.; Spicer, R. A. and Jolley, D. W. (2005). Coastal ecosystem responses to late stage Deccan Trap volcanism: The post K-T boundary (Danian) palynofacies of Mumbai (Bombay), west India. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 216(3-4) pp. 303–332.

Jolley, David W. and Widdowson, Mike (2005). Did Paleogene North Atlantic rift-related eruptions drive early Eocene climate cooling? Lithos, 79(3-4) pp. 355–366.

Jerram, Dougal A. and Widdowson, Mike (2005). The anatomy of Continental Flood Basalt Provinces: geological constraints on the processes and products of flood volcanism. Lithos, 79(3-4) pp. 385–405.


Kisakurek, Basak; Widdowson, Mike and James, Rachael H. (2004). Behaviour of Li isotopes during continental weathering: the Bidar laterite profile, India. Chemical Geology, 212(1-2) pp. 27–44.


Gunnell, Y.; Gallagher, K.; Carter, A.; Widdowson, M. and Hurford, A.J. (2003). Denudation history of the continental margin of western peninsular India since the early Mesozoic - reconciling apatite fission track data with geomorphology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 215(1-2) pp. 187–201.

Spicer, Robert A.; Harris, Nigel B.W.; Widdowson, Mike; Herman, Alexei B.; Guo, Shuangxing; Valdes, Paul J.; Wolfe, Jack A. and Kelley, Simon P. (2003). Constant elevation of southern Tibet over the past 15 million years. Nature, 421(6923) pp. 622–624.

Widdowson, M. (2003). Ferricrete. In: Goudie, A. S. ed. Encyclopedia of Geomorphology, Volume 1. London: Routledge, pp. 365–367.


Borger, H. and Widdowson, M. (2001). Indian laterites, and lateritious residues of southern Germany: a petrographic, mineralogical, and geochemical comparison. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, 45(2) pp. 177–200.


Widdowson, M.; Pringle, M. S and Fernandez, O. A. (2000). A post K–T boundary (Early Palaeocene) age for Deccan-type feeder dykes, Goa, India. Journal of Petrology, 41(7) pp. 1177–1194.


Widdowson, M. ed. (1997). Palaeosurfaces: Recognition, Reconstruction and Palaeoenvironmental Interpretation. Special Publication, 120. London: Geological Society of London.

Widdowson, M. (1997). Tertiary palaeosurfaces of the SW Deccan, Western India: implications for passive margin uplift. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 120 pp. 221–248.

Widdowson, M.; Walsh, J. N and Subbarao, K. V. (1997). The geochemistry of Indian bole horizons: palaeoenvironmental implications of Deccan intravolcanic palaeosurfaces. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 120 pp. 269–281.


Mitchell, C. and Widdowson, M. (1991). A geological map of the southern Deccan Traps, India and its structural implications. Journal of the Geological Society, 148(3) pp. 495–505.

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