PUBLICATIONS (and some recent submissions)

  1. Manassero, M.C., Afonso, J.C., Zyserman, F., Zlotnik, S., Fomin, I. (2020) A Reduced Order Approach for Probabilistic Inversions of 3D Magnetotelluric Data I: General Formulation, GJI, (accepted, check the pre-print in EarthArxiv here:

  2. Fullea J., Negredo, A., Charco, M., Palomeras, I., Villaseñor, A., Afonso, J.C. (2020) The topography of the Iberian Peninsula from integrated geophysical-petrological multi-data inversion (submitted)

  3. Oliveira, B. Griffin, L.,Gain, S., Saunders, M., Shaw, J., Toledo, V., Afonso, J.C., O’Reilly, S.Y. (2020) Ti3+ in corundum: Tracer of crystal growth in a highly reduced magma (submitted)

  4. Waszek, L., Tauzin, B., Schmerr, N., Ballmer, M., Afonso, J.C. (2020), A poorly mixed mantle and its thermal
    state inferred from seismic waves (working on revisions)

  5. Kumar, A., Fernandez, M., Jimenez-Munt, I., Torne, M., Verges, J., Afonso, J.C., (2020) LitMod2D_2.0: An
    improved tool for the interpretation of upper mantle anomalies, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2019GC008777.

  6. Zhang, A., Guo, Z., Afonso, J.C. , Yang., Y., Yang, B., Xu, Y., (2020) The deep thermochemical structure of the Dabie Orogenic Belt from multi-observable probabilistic inversion. Tectonophysics, 787,

  7. Oliveira, B., Afonso, J.C., Tilhac, R (2020), A disequilibrium reactive transport model for mantle magmatism, J. Petrol. (in press).

  8. Tilhac, R, Oliveira, B., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Schaefer, B.S., Alard, O., Ceuleneer, G., Afonso, J.C., Grégoire, M. (2020), Reworking of old continental lithosphere: unradiogenic Os and decoupled Hf-Nd isotopes in sub-arc mantle pyroxenites. Lithos, 354–355,

  9. Galabert,, O., Zlotnik, S.  Afonso, J.C., Diez, P., (2020), Ultra-fast Stokes flow solvers for geophysical-geodynamic inverse problems and sensitivity analyses based on reduced order modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018314.

  10. Zhang, A., Afonso, J.C., et al. (2019) The deep lithospheric structure of the Junggar terrane, NW China: Implications for its origin and tectonic evolution. J. Geophys. Res.

  11. Grose, C.J. and  Afonso, J.C. (2019), Chemical disequilibria, lithospheric thickness and the source of ocean island basalts. J. Petrol. 60, 755–790,

  12. Grose, C.J. and  Afonso, J.C. (2019), New Constraints on the Thermal Conductivity of the Upper Mantle from Numerical Models of Radiation Transport. Geochem., Geophys.,Geosys., 20, 2378-2394,

  13. Afonso, J.C., Salajeghegh, F., Szwillus, W., Ebbing, J., Gaina, C. (2019), A global reference model of the lithosphere and upper mantle from joint inversion and analysis of multiple data sets, Geophys. J. Int.  ggz094,

  14. Szwillus, W., Afonso, J.C., Ebbing, J., Mooney, W. (2019), Global crustal thickness and velocity structure from geostatistical analysis of seismic data, J. Geophys. Res. 124.  

  15. Tauzin, B., Kim, S., Afonso, J.C. (2018), Multiple phase changes in the mantle transition zone beneath northeast Asia: constraints from teleseismic reflected and converted body-waves. J. Geophys. Res. ,123

  16. Qashqai, M., Afonso, J.C., Yang, Y. (2018) Physical state and structure of the crust beneath the Western-Central US from multi-observable probabilistic inversion. Tectonics, 35.   

  17. Jones, A.G.,  Afonso, J.C., Fullea, J., (2017), Geochemical and geophysical constrains on the dynamic topography of the Southern African Plateau., Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 3556–3575, doi:10.1002/2017GC006908. PDF

  18. Giuliani, A. et al.,  (2017), Southwestern Africa on the burner: Pleistocene carbonatite volcanism linked to deep mantle upwelling in Angola., Geology, 45, 971-974. PDF

  19. Oliveira, B. and  Afonso, J.C., Zlotnik, S., Diez, P. (2017), Numerical Modelling of Multi-Phase Multi-Component Reactive Transport in the Earth`s interior, Geophys. J. Int., 212, 345-388. PDF

  20. Afonso, J.C., Moorkamp, M., Fullea, J. (2016), Imaging the Lithosphere and Upper Mantle: where we are at and where we are going. (Chapter) In: Integrated imaging of the Earth, M. Moorkamp, P. Lelievre, N. Linde, and A. Khan (Editors), AGU Geophysical Monograph 218, Wiley. PDF

  21. Oliveira, B.,  Afonso, J.C., Zlotnik, S. (2016), A Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element algorithm for multi-phase advection-diffusion-reaction problems with phase change. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering,300, 375-401. PDF

  22. Guo, Z., Chen, Y.J., Ning, J., Yang, Y.,  Afonso, J.C., Tang, Y. (2016), Seismic evidence of on-going sublithosphere upper mantle convection for intra-plate volcanism in Northeast China. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 433, 31-43. PDF

  23. Qashqai, T.M.,  Afonso, J.C., Yang. Y. (2016), The crustal structure of the Arizona Transition Zone and southern Colorado Plateau from multi-observable probabilistic inversion..Geophys.Geochem.Geosys. , 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006463. PDF

  24. Zhang, S., Griffin, W.L., Yang, Y., Luo, Y., Zhu, L.,  Afonso, J.C., Lei, B (2016)., How did the Dabie Orogen Collapse? Insights from 3D magnetotelluric imaging of profile data.Journal of Geophysical Research , 121, 5169-5185, doi:10.1002/2015JB012717. PDF

  25. Afonso, J.C., Rawlinson N., Yang, Y., Schutt, D., Jones, A.G., Fullea, J., Griffin, W.L. (2016), 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle III: Thermochemical Tomography in the Western-Central US.J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013049 PDF

  26. Guo, Z.,  Afonso, J.C., Qashqai, M., Yang, Y., Chen, J. (2016), Thermochemical structure of the North China Craton from multi-observable probabilistic inversion: extent and causes of cratonic lithosphere modification. Gondwana Res. ,37, 252-265. PDF

  27. Griffin, W.L.,  Afonso J.C.,, et al., (2016), Mantle recycling: The transition zone metamorphism of Tibetan ophiolitic peridotites and its tectonic implications.J. Petrol , 57, 655-684. PDF

  28. Whittaker, J.,  Afonso, J.C., Masterton, S., Muller, D.R., Wessel, P., Williams, S., Seton, M. (2015), Long-term interaction between mid-ocean ridge spreading systems and mantle plumes.Nature Geoscience , 8, 479-484, doi:10.1038/NGEO2437 PDF

  29. Afonso, J.C., Zlotnik, S., Diez, P. (2015), An efficient and general approach for implementing thermodynamic phase-equilibria information in geophysical and geodynamic studies. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. , 16, doi:10.1002/2015GC006031 PDF

  30. Tunini, L., Jimenez-Munt, I., Fernandez, M., Verges, Villasenor, A. Melchiorre, M.,  Afonso, J.C. (2015), Geophysical-petrological model of the crust and upper mantle in the India-Eurasia collision zone. Tectonics , 35, 1642-1669, doi:10.1002/2016TC004161 PDF

  31. Carballo, A., Fernandez, M., Jimenez-Munt, I., Torne, M., Verges, J., Melchiorre, M., Pedreira, D.,  Afonso, J.C., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Diaz, J., Villasenor, A., Pulgar, J.A., Quintana, L. (2015), From the Norht-Iberian Margin to the Alboran Basin: a lithosphere geo-transect crossing the Iberian Plate. Tectonophysics. , 663, 399-418. PDF

  32. Grose, C.J.,  Afonso J.C.,, (2015), The hydrothermal power of oceanic lithosphere.Solid Earth , 6, 1131-1155, doi:10.5194/se-6-1131-2015. PDF

  33. Pedreira, D., Afonso, J.C. et al., (2015), Geophysical-petrological modeling of the lithosphere beneath the Cantabrian Mountains and North-Iberian margin: geodynamic implications. Lithos, 230, 46-68. PDF

  34. McGowan N.M., Griffin, W.L., Gonzalez-Jimenez, J.M., Belousova, E.,Afonso, J.C. et al., (2015), Tibetan chromitites: excavating in the slab graveyard. Geology, 43, 179-182. PDF

  35. Shan, B.,  Afonso, J.C., Yang, Y., Grose, C.J., Zheng, Y., Xiong, X. (2014), The compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle beneath South China: Results from multi-observable probabilistic inversion. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 8417-8441, doi:10.1002/2014JB011412 PDF

  36. Adam J., Locmelis, M., Afonso, J.C., Rushmer, T., Fiorentini, M., (2014), The capacity of hydrous fluids to transport and fractionate incompatible elements and metals within the Earth's mantle. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst,15, doi:10.1002/2013GC005199 PDF

  37. O'Reilly, S.Y., Afonso, J.C., Griffin, W.L. (2014). Preface, Lithos, 189, 1. PDF

  38. Jones, A.G., Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Salajegheh, F. (2014), The lithosphere-asthenosphere system beneath Ireland from integrated geophysical-petrological modelling I: observations, 1D and 2D hypothesis testing. Lithos, 189, 28-48. PDF

  39. Fullea J., Muller, M.R., Jones, A.G., Afonso, J.C. (2014), The lithosphere-asthenosphere system beneath Ireland from integrated geophysical-petrological modelling II: 3D thermal and compositional structure.Lithos, 189, 49-64. PDF 

  40. Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Yang, Y., Connolly, J.A.D., Jones, A.G. (2013), 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle II: General methodology and resolution analysis. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/jgrb.50123. PDF

  41. Afonso, J.C., Fullea J., Griffin, W.L., Yang, Y., Jones, A.G., Connolly, J.A.D., O'Reilly, S.Y. (2013), 3D multi-observable probabilistic inversion for the compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle I: a priori information and geophysical observables. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/jgrb.50124. PDF

  42. Grose, C. and Afonso, J.C. (2013), Comprehensive plate models for the thermal evolution of oceanic lithosphere. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 14,9, doi:10.1002/ggge.20232.  PDF

  43. Handley, H. K., Turner, S., Dosseto, A., Haberlah, D., Afonso, J.C. (2013) Considerations for U-series dating of sediments: insights from Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Chemical Geology, 340, 40-48. PDF

  44. Fullea, J., Lebedev, S., Agius, M.R., Jones, A.G., Afonso, J.C. (2012) Lithospheric structure in the Baikal-central Mongolia region from integrated geophysical-petrological inversion of surface-wave data and topographic elevation. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 13, Q0AK09, doi:10.1029/2012GC004138.  PDF

  45. Handley, H. K., Turner, S., Afonso, J.C., Dosseto, A., Cohen, T. (2012) Sediment residence times constrained by Uranium-series isotopes: a critical appraisal of the comminution approach, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 103, 245-262. PDF

  46. Afonso, J.C. and Schutt, D. (2012) The effects of polybaric partial melting on the density and seismic velocities of mantle restites, Lithos, 134-135, 289-303. PDF

  47. Jimenez-Munt, I., Fernandez, M., Verges, J., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Fullea, J., Perez-Gussinye, Afonso, J.C. (2011). Decoupled accommodation of Africa-Eurasia Convergence in the NW-Moroccan margin, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B08403, doi:10.1029/2010JB008105. PDF

  48. Afonso, J.C. and Zlotnik, S. (2011). The subductability of the continental lithosphere: the before and after story. in D. Brown & P.D. Ryan, "Arc-continent collision", Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 53-86, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88558,  Springer. PDF

  49. Brown, D, P. D. Ryan, J. C. Afonso, D. Boutelier, J. P. Burg, T. Byrne, A. Calvert, F. Cook, S. DeBari, J. F. Dewey, T. V. Gerya, R. Harris, R. Herrington, E. Konstantinovskaya, T. Reston, and A. Zagorevski (2011). Arc-continent collision: The making of an orogen. in D. Brown & P.D. Ryan, "Arc-continent collision", Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 447-468, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88558,  Springer. PDF

  50. Schinella, E., O'Neill, C., Afonso, J.C., (2011). Processes forming volcanic topography at Alta Regio, Venus. In Cairns, I. and Short, W. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Australian Space Science. Conference, Brisbane, 105-117. PDF

  51. O'Reilly, S.Y., Afonso, J.C., Griffin, W.L., van der Lee, S. (2010). Preface, Lithos, 120, vii-viii, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2010.09.017 PDF

  52. Ayarza, P., Palomeras, I., Carbonell, R., Afonso, J.C.,  Simancas, F. (2010).  A wide angle upper mantle reflector in SW Iberia: some constraints on its nature. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 181, 88-102. PDF

  53. Fullea, J., Fernandez, M., Afonso, J.C., Verges, J., Zeyen, H. (2010). The structure and evolution of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath the Atlanitc-Mediterranean Transition Region. Lithos, 120, 74-95. PDF

  54. Jimenez-Munt, I., Fernandez, M., Verges, J., Afonso, J.C., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Fullea, J. (2010). The lithospheric structure of the Gorringe Bank: insights into its origin and tectonic evolution. Tectonics, 29, TC5019, doi:10.1029/2009TC002458. PDF

  55. Afonso, J.C., Ranalli, G., Fernandez, M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Faul. U. (2010). On the Vp/Vs - Mg# correlation in mantle peridotites: implications for the identification of thermal and compositional anomalies in the upper mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 289, 606-618. PDF

  56. Fernandez, M., Afonso, J.C., Ranalli, G. (2010). The deep lithospheric structure of the Namibian volcanic margin Tectonophysics, 481, 68-81. PDF

  57. Bielik, M., Alasonati-Tasrova, Zeyen, H., Dererova, J., Afonso, J.C., Csicsay, K. (2010). Improved geophysical image of the Carpathian-Pannonian Basin region. Acta Geod. Geoph. Hung., 45, 284-298. PDF

  58. Fullea, J., Afonso, J.C., Connolly, J.A.D., Fernandez, M., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Zeyen, H. (2009). LitMod3D: an interactive 3D software to model the thermal, compositional, density, rheological, and seismological structure of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 10, Q08019, doi:10.1029/2009GC002391. PDF

  59. Alasonati-Tasarova, Z., Afonso, J.C., Bielik, M., Gotze, H-J. Hak, J. (2009). The lithospheric structure of the Western Carpathian-Pannonian Basin region based on the CELEBRATION 2000 seismic experiment and gravity modelling, Tectonophysics, 475, 454-469. PDF 

  60. Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Afonso, J.C., Begg, G. (2009). The composition and evolution of lithospheric mantle: A re-evaluation and its tectonic implications. J. Petrol., 50, 1185-1204, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egn033. PDF

  61. Afonso, J.C., Zlotnik, S., Fernandez, M. (2008). The effects of compositional and rheological stratifications on small-scale convection under the oceans: implications for the thickness of oceanic lithosphere and seafloor flattening. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L20308, doi:10.1029/2008GL035419, PDF, (Supplementary material PDF).

  62. Zlotnik, S., Afonso, J.C., Diez, P., Fernandez, M. (2008).  Small-scale gravitational instabilities under the oceans: implications for the evolution of oceanic lithosphere and its expression in geophysical observables. Phil. Mag., 88, 3197-3217. PDF

  63. Afonso, J.C., Fernandez, M., Ranalli, G., Griffin, W. L., Connolly, J. (2008). Combined geophysical-petrological modelling of the lithospheric-sublithospheric upper mantle: methodology and applications. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q05008, doi:10.1029/2007GC001834. PDF

  64. Afonso, J.C., Ranalli, G., Fernandez, M. (2007). Density structure and buoyancy of the oceanic lithosphere revisited. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L10302, doi:10.1029/2007GL029515. PDF (auxiliary on-line material PDF)

  65. Afonso J.C. and Ranalli, G. (2005): Elastic properties of three-phase composites: analytical model based on the modified shear-lag model and the method of cells. Comp. Sci. Technol., 65, 1265-1275. PDF See erratum in Comp. Sci. Technol., 65, 2281. PDF

  66. Afonso J.C., Ranalli, G., and Fernandez, M. (2005): Thermal expansivity and elastic properties of the lithospheric mantle: results from mineral physics of composites. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 149, 279-306. PDF

  67. Giacosa, R., Afonso, J.C., Heredia, N., Paredes, J. (2005): Tertiary tectonics of the sub-Andean region of the North Patagonian Andes, Southern Central Andes of Argentina, (41o - 42o 30oS). J. South. Am. Earth Sci., 20, 157-170. PDF

  68. Afonso J.C. and G. Ranalli (2004): Crustal and mantle strengths in continental lithosphere: is the jelly sandwich model obsolete? Tectonophysics, 394, 221-232. PDF

  69. Giacosa, R., Marquez, M., Nillni, A., Fernandez M., Fracchia, D., Parisi, C., Afonso, J.C., Paredes, J., Sciutto, J.C. (2004): Litologia y estructura del basamento igneo-metamorfico del borde SO del Macizo Nordpatagonico al oeste del Rio Chico, (Cushamen, Chubut, Argentina; 42o 10oS - 70o 30oO). Rev. Asoc. Geol. Arg., 59, 569-577. PDF

  70. Afonso, J.C., (2002) Evolucion tectonica de la cuenca de Nirihuau, Andes Patagonicos Septentrionales, Argentina. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia (inedito), Comodoro Rivadavia, 22 p.

  71. Marquez, M. J.; Giacosa, R. E.; Nillni, A.; Paredes, J. M.; Fernandez, M. I.; Parisi, C.; Sciutto, J.C. Garrido, C.; Afonso, J.C. (2001). Aspectos litologicos y estructurales del bloque tectonico Cushamen (Chubut). Actas XV Congreso Geologico Argentino, Calafate, Santa Cruz, 335-341.

- Afonso (2019) The true colors of the Earth’s interior: lessons learned from a journey against adversity. IUGG, Montreal (Keynote, award talk)

- Manassero, C., Afonso, J.C. et. al. (2019) Including 3D Magnetotelluric Data into Joint Probabilistic Inversions. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.

- Salajeghegh, F., Afonso, J.C. et. al. (2019) Lithospheric and deep mantle structure of the North Atlantic Region from joint probabilistic inversion of seismic, satellite, and geochemical datasets. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.

- Zhang, A., Afonso, J.C. et. al. (2019) The Deep Lithospheric Structure of the Junggar Terrane, NW China: Implications for Its origin and Tectonic evolution. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.

- Mansour, W., Afonso, J.C. et. al. (2019) Thermochemical imaging of the lithosphere and upper mantle from geophysical observations: what can we really see?. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.

- Afonso (2018) The thermochemical structure of the lithosphere in space and time: concepts for predictive models for exploration.  Solomon Conference, Adelaide, (Keynote)

- Afonso (2018) A Multiphase Multicomponent Reactive Transport Formalism for Disequilibrium Melt-Rock Processes and Geochemical Geodynamics. Goldschmidt Conference, Boston (invited)

- Afonso (2018) Complex Phase Transitions in the MTZ Around Cold Subduction Settings: Evidence from Body-Waves and Thermodynamic Modelling. Goldschmidt Conference, Boston (invited)

- Afonso (2018) A global reference model of the lithosphere and upper mantle from joint inversion and analysis of multiple data sets. EGU, Vienna (invited)

- Afonso (2017) Linking geodynamics and geophysical inversion with multiobservable probabilistic tomography. EGU, Vienna (invited)

- Afonso, J.C.(2016) Uncertainty quantification in complex joint inversion problems. EGU, Vienna (invited).

- Afonso, J.C.(2016) Multi-observable probabilistic tomography for the physical state of the Earth's interior. Seismix2016, Aviemore, Scotland (Keynote)

- Darbyshire, F. Afonso, J.C.(2014) Thermochemical Structure and Stratification of the Hudson Bay Lithosphere, Northern Canada: Evidence from Multi-Observable Probabilistic Inversion. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, T31D-04 (Invited)

-Afonso, J.C., Yang, Y., Rawlinson, N., Schutt, D., Jones, A., Fullea, J.(2014). . Multi-Observable Probabilistic Tomography Reveals the Thermochemical Structure of Central-Western US. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, S51B-4467.

- Whittaker, J.M., Williams, S., Masterton, S., Afonso, J.C., Seton, M., Landgrebe, T.C., Coffin, M.F., Muller, D. (2013). Interactions among plumes, mantle circulation and mid-ocean ridges. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, DI13A-04.

- Afonso,J.C., Fullea, J., Connolly, J.A.D., Rawlinson, N., Yang, Y., Jones, A.G.(2013),Multi-observable thermochemical tomography: A new framework in integrated studies of the lithosphere, Goldschmidt Conference 2013,Conference Abstracts pp 559, Firenze (Invited).

- Afonso, J.C. (2013), What lies beneath: Unveiling the fine-scale 3D compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle, EGU, General Assembly, EGU2013-6576, Vienna (Keynote).

- Grose, C.J. and Afonso, J.C. (2012), Petrology of oceanic lithosphere from thermodynamic models: implications for geophysical observations and geodynamics. AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, T43F-2755.

- Eaton, D., Hogan, C., Afonso, J.C., Tromp, J. (2012), Full-waveform synthetic seismograms for evaluation seismic proxies for the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary. 34th Int. Geol. Congress, Brisbane (solicited).

- Afonso, J.C., Fullea, J., Yang, Y., Griffin, W.L., Jones, A.G., Connolly, J.A.D., Lebedev, S., O'Reilly, S.Y. (2012), The compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere from thermodynamically-constrained multi-observable probabilistic inversion. EGU, General Assembly, EGU2012-6947, Vienna (solicited).

- Tunini, L., Jimenez-Munt, I., Fernandez, M., Verges, J., Afonso, J.C. (2012), Deep structure of the Alpine-Himalayan collision in the Zagros Mountains and Tibetan Plateau. A combined geophysical and petrological study. 34th Int. Geol. Congress, Brisbane.

- Afonso, J.C. and Zlotnik, S. (2011),The subductability of the continental lithosphere: results from coupled thermodynamic-thermomechanical numerical modeling. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, T08 (solicited).

Some recent presentations at conferences (>260 in total)

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Macquarie University

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