Sclater, J.G., D.H. Abbott and J. Theide, 1977.  Paleobathymetry and sediments of the Indian Ocean, in Indian Ocean Geology and Biostratigraphy, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., pp. 1-24.


Abbott, D.H., W. Menke, M. Hobart, and R.N. Anderson, 1981. Evidence for excess pore pressures in Southwest Indian Ocean sediments, Journal of Geophysical Research, 86, 1813-1827.


Embley, R. W., M. A. Hobart, R. N. Anderson, and D. Abbott, 1983. Anomalous heat flow in the Northwest Atlantic: A case of continued hydrothermal circulation in 80 million year old crust, Journal of Geophysical Research, 88, 1067-1074.


Abbott, D.H., W.H. Menke, and R. Morin, 1983.   Constraints upon water advection in sediments

of the Mariana Trough, Journal of Geophysical Research, 88, 1075-1093.


Abbott, D.H., W.H. Menke, M. Hobart, R.N. Anderson, and R.W. Embley, 1984.  Correlated sediment thickness, temperature gradient, and excess pore pressure in a marine fault block basin, Geophysical Research Letters, 11, 485-488.


Abbott, D.H., and S.E. Hoffman, 1984.  Archean plate tectonics revisited 1: Heat flow, spreading rate, and the age of subducting oceanic lithosphere, and their effects on the origin and evolution of continents, Tectonics, 3, 429-448.


Abbott, D.H., and M. Lyle, 1984.  Age of oceanic plates at subduction and volatile recycling, Geophysical Research Letters, 11, 951-954.


Abbott, D.H., 1984.  Archean plate tectonics revisited 2.  Paleosealevel changes, continental area, oceanic heat loss, and the area-age distribution of the ocean basins, Tectonics, 3, 709-722.


Abbott, D.H., R.W. Embley, and M.A. Hobart, 1985.  Correlation of shear strength, hydraulic conductivity, and thermal gradients with sediment disturbance: South Pass region, Mississippi Delta, Geomarine Letters, 5,  113-119.


Abbott, D.H., 1986. A statistical correlation between ridge crest offsets and spreading rate, Geophysical Research Letters, 13, 157-160.


Abbott, D.H., J. L. Morton, and M.L. Holmes, 1986. Heat flow measurements on a hydrothermally active, slow-spreading ridge: The Escanaba Trough, Geophysical Research Letters, 13, 678-680.


Abbott, D.H., M. A. Hobart, and R. W. Embley, 1986. Heat flow and mass wasting in the Wilmington Canyon region: U.S. Continental Margin, Geomarine Letters, 6, 131-138.


Abbott, D.H., and M. Fisk, 1986.  Tectonically controlled origin of three unusual rock suites in the Woodlark Basin, Tectonics, 5, 1145-1160.


Stein, C.A., M.A. Hobart, and D.H. Abbott, 1988. Has the Wharton Basin's heat flow been perturbed by the formation of a diffuse plate boundary in the Indian Ocean?, Geophysical Research Letters, 15, 455-458.


Embley, R.W., L.D. Kulm, G. Massoth, D. Abbott, and M. Holmes, 1988. Morphology, structure, and resource potential of the Blanco transform, in Geology and Resource Potential of the Continental Margin of Western North America and Adjacent Ocean Basins-Beaufort Sea to Baja California, edited by D.W. Scholl, A. Grantz, and J.G. Vedder, Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, Earth Science Series, Vol. 6.


Abbott, D.H., and W.H. Menke, 1990. Length of the global plate boundary at 2.4 Ga., Geology, 18, 62-66.


Stein, C.A., and D.H. Abbott, 1991. Heat flow constraints on the South Pacific superswell, Journal of Geophysical Research, 96, 16083-16100.


Abbott, D.H., 1991. The case for accretion of the tectosphere by buoyant subduction, Geophysical Research Letters, 18, 585-588.


Stein, C.A., and D.H. Abbott, 1991. Implications of estimated and measured thermal conductivity for oceanic heat flow stations, Marine Geophysical Researches, 13, 311-329.


Menke, W.H., and D.H. Abbott,  1991. Geophysical Theory, Columbia University Press, New York, 454 pp.


Abbott, D.H., C.A. Stein, and O. Diachuk, 1992. Topographic relief and sediment thickness: Their effects on the thermal evolution of the oceanic crust, Geophysical Research Letters, 19, 1975-1978.


Abbott, D.H., L. Burgess, J. Longhi, and W.H.F. Smith, 1994. An empirical thermal history of the Earth's upper mantle, Journal of Geophysical Research, 99, 13,835-13,850.


Abbott, D.H., R. Drury and W.H.F. Smith, 1994. The flat to steep transition in subduction style, Geology, 22, 937-940.


Abbott, D. H., and W. D. Mooney, 1995. The structural and geochemical evolution of the continental crust: Support for the oceanic plateau model of continental growth, Reviews of Geophysics, Supplement, 231-242, 1995.


Ricciardi, K., and D. H. Abbott, 1996.  Increased mantle convection during the Mid-Cretaceous: A comparative study of potential mantle temperature, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101,



Abbott, D. H., 1996.  Plumes vs. hotspots as sources of unsubductable greenstone belts, Lithos, 37, 113-127.


Stoddard, P., and D.H. Abbott, 1996. The influence of the tectosphere upon plate motion, Journal of  Geophysical  Research, 101, 5425-5433.


Abbott, D.H., R. Drury, and W. Mooney, 1997.  Continents as lithological icebergs: The importance of submerged buoyant roots in the search for the oldest continental crust, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 149, 29-42.


Small, C. and D. H. Abbott, 1998. Subduction obstruction and the crack up of the Pacific plate, Geology, 26, 795-798.


Condie, K. C. and D. H. Abbott, 1999. Preface to Special Volume on Oceanic Plateaus and Hotspot Islands: Identification and Role in Continental Growth, Lithos, 46, 1-4.


Franco, H., and D. H. Abbott, 1999. Gravity signatures of terrane accretion, Lithos, 46, 5-15.


Isley, A. E. and D. H. Abbott, 1999. Plume-related mafic volcanism and the deposition of banded iron-formation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 15461-15477.


Gavrilov, C. V. and D. H. Abbott, 1999. Termomechnicheskaya Model Teplo i Massoperenosa v Okrestnosti Zoni Subduktsii (in Russian), English translation of title: Thermomechanical models of heat and mass transfer near subduction zones, Physics of the Earth, 12, 1-10.


Abbott, D.H., C. Herzberg, W. Mooney, D. Sparks, and Y. S. Zhang, 2000, Quantifying Precambrian crustal extraction: The root is the answer, Tectonophysics, 322, 163-190, Special Issue on Continental Growth, edited by Paul Sylvester. 


Condie, K. A., D. J. Des Marais, D. Abbott, 2000, Geologic evidence for a mantle superplume event at 1.9 Ga, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 1, Geochemical Earth Reference Model (GERM) Special Issue, Paper number 2000GC000095.


Condie, K. A., D. Des Marais, and D. Abbott, 2001. Precambrian superplumes and supercontinents: A record in black shales, carbon isotopes, and paleoclimates?, Precambrian Research. 106, 239-260.


Abbott, D. H. and A. E. Isley, 2001, Oceanic upwelling and mantle plume activity, paleomagnetic tests of ideas on the source of the iron in early Precambrian iron formations, Geological Society of America, Special Volume on Mantle Plumes, edited by R. Ernst and K. Buchan, pp.323-339. 


Isley, A. E. and D.H. Abbott, 2002. Implications of the temporal distribution of high Mg magmatism for mantle plume volcanism, Journal of Geology, 110, 141-158.


Condie, K. C., D. J. Des Marais, and D. H. Abbott, 2002.  Preface to special Superplume issue of the Journal of Geodynamics, Journal of Geodynamics, 34, 1-4.


Abbott, D. H. and A. E. Isley, 2002, The duration, magnitude, and intensity of mantle plume activity over the last 3.8 Ga, Journal of Geodynamics, 34, 265-307.


Abbott, D.H, and A. E. Isley, 2002. Extraterrestrial influences on mantle plume volcanism, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 205, 53-62.


Abbott, D. H., and A. E. Isley, 2003. Reply to discussion of ‘Extraterrestrial influences on mantle plume activity’ by Andrew Glikson, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,215, 429-432.


Trubitsyn, V. A., W. H. Mooney, and D. H. Abbott, 2003. Cool cratons and thermal blankets: How continents affect mantle convection, in The Lithosphere of Western North America and Its Geophysical Characterization, S.L. Klemperer and W. G. Ernst (eds.) International Book Series7, 458-475.


Abbott, D. H. and J. T. Hagstrum, 2004. Strategies for finding the record of Precambrian impact events, in Tempos and Events in Precambrian Time, Ed. P. G.  Eriksson and D. R. Nelson, Developments in Precambrian Geology, pp. 45-62, Elsevier.


Abbott, D. H., W. B. Masse, L.H. Burckle, D. Breger, and P. Gerard-Little, 2005. Burckle abyssal impact crater: Did this impact produce a global deluge? Atlantis 2005 Conference, Milos, Greece, Conference Proceedings (color version on cd).


Atwater, B. F. J. Bourgeois, H. Yeh, D. Abbott, M. Cisternas, U. Glawe, B. Higman, B. Horton, R. Peters, K. Rajendran, M. P. Tuttle, 2005. Tsunami Geology and Its Role in Hazard Mitigation, EOS Trans. AGU, 86, p. 400.


Abbott, D. H., E. A. Bryant, V. Gusiakov, W. B. Masse, A. Raveloson, and H. Razafindrakoto, 2006. Report of International Tsunami Expedition to Madagascar-sponsored by WAPPMER, posted to International Tsunami Bulletin Board.


Bryant, T., G. Walsh, and D. Abbott, 2007. Cosmogenic mega-tsunami in the Australia region: Authenticating Aboriginal and Maori legends, in Myth and Geology,  Geological Society of London Special Publication 273, W. B.  Masse and L. Piccardi (eds.) , pp. 203-214.


Abbott, D. H. and R. Mazumder, 2007, Using Magnetic Susceptibility to Find Precambrian Impact Ejecta: A Proposal, Gondwana Research, 12, 571-575.


Abbott, D. H., W. B. Masse, L.H. Burckle, D. Breger, and P. Gerard-Little, 2007. Burckle abyssal impact crater: Did this impact produce a global deluge? in The Atlantis Hypothesis: Searching for a Lost Land, Heliotopos Publications, St. P. Papmarinopoulous, Ed. , pp. 179-190.  (black and white version in book with Appendix added).


Geli, L., T. Lee, J. R. Cochran, J. Francheteau, D. Abbott, C. Labails, and D. Appriou , 2007, Heat flow from the Southeast Indian Ridge flanks between 80°E and 140°E: Data review and analysis, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2007JB005001, in press.


Submitted Papers:


Scheffers, A. M., D. H. Kelletat, S. R Scheffers, D. H Abbott, E. A Bryant, The Chevron Mystery - A Geomorphologic Approach to Explain Worldwide Enigmatic Sedimentary Coastal Features, submitted to Geomorphology.


Recent abstracts in the process of being turned into papers or papers being revised and resubmitted.


Gerard-Little, P., D. H. Abbott, D. Breger, and L. Burckle, A Late Pliocene impact into the Ross Sea: The diameter, location, and ejecta of the Bowers Crater, previously submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters (being revised and resubmitted).


Abbott, D. H., P. Biscaye, J. Cole-Dai, D. Breger, and M. Kumar, An Impact Ejecta Layer in the 1443 A.D. Horizon of the Siple Dome Ice Core from Antarctica, submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters but not accepted (presently being revised and resubmitted).


Geli L., Lee T.C., Cochran J.R., Abbott D., Francheteau J., 2005. Analysis of heat flow data from the South-East Indian Ridge between 100°E and 130°E : possible implications on the permeability struture of unsedimented, submarine fault zones, 5th France-Taiwan.

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Abbott, D. H., R. Mazumder, and D. Breger, 2006. Native Iron in the Chaibasa Shales, India: Result of a Pre-1.6 Ga Impact? Abstract, 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (paper presently being revised and resubmitted).


Abbott. D.H., S. Martos, H. Elkinton, E. F. Bryant, V. Gusiakov, and D. Breger, 2006.  Impact Craters as Sources of Megatsunami Generated Chevron Dunes, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 299-300.


Martos, S., D. Abbott, H. Elkinton, and D. Breger, 2006.  Impact Ejecta from the Craters Kanmare and Tabban in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 299.


Elkinton, H., D. Abbott, S. Martos, and D. Breger, 2006.  Impactor Fragments from the Craters Kanmare and Tabban in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, p. 299.


Abbott, D. H., M.-A. Courty, S. Costa, S. Costa, P. Gerard-Little, L. Burckle, D. Breger, and S. Pekar, 2006. Evidence for multiple Holocene marine impact events: Ejecta in a bog core, EOS, Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP23D-1806.


M.-A. Courty,  D. H. Abbott, G. Cortese, A. Crisci, X. Crosta, P. De Wever, M. Fedoroff, P. Greenwood, K. Grice, M. Mermoux, U. Scharer, D. C. Smith, M. H. Thiemen, 2006. Scenario of the 4 kyr Cosmic Impact: Crater location, Ejecta-dispersion and consequences, EOS, Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC41B-1055.


D. Breger, D. Abbott,L. Burckle, P. Gerard-Little, H. Elkinton, and  S. Martos, 2006.  Plop plop fizz fizz: Identifying and characterizing Holocene microejecta from two oceanic cosmic impacts using analytical scanning electron microscopy EOS, Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P51A-1179.


Masse, W, E. Bryant, V. Gusiakov, D. Abbott, G. Rambolamana, H. Raza, M. Courty, D. Breger, P. Gerard-Little, L. Burckle, 2006. Holocene Indian Ocean Cosmic Impacts: The Megatsunami Chevron Evidence From Madagascar, EOS, Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP43B-1244.


Abbott, D., E. Bryant,V. Gusiakov, and W. Masse, 2007, Megatsunami of the World Ocean: Did They Occur in the Recent Past?, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract PP42A-04.


Abbott, D. H., E. W. Tester, C. A. Meyers, D. Breger, 2007. Impact ejecta and megatsunami deposits from a historical impact into the Gulf of Carpentaria, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.  Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 312. 


Tester, E. W., D. H. Abbott, and C. A. Meyers, 2007. Evidence for a late Holocene oblique impact into the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.  Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 312. 


Meyers, C. A., D. H. Abbott, E. W. Tester, and D. Breger, 2007. Impact-affected microfossils from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.  Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p. 373. 


Masse, W.; Weaver, R.; Abbott, D.; Gusiakov, V.; Bryant, E., 2007. Missing in Action? Evaluating the Putative Absence of Impacts by Large Asteroids and Comets during the Quaternary Period, Proceedings of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, held in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September 12-15, 2007, Ed.: S. Ryan, The Maui Economic Development Board, p.E79


Abbott, D. H., Tester, E. W., Meyers, C. A.. Breger. D., and Chivas, A. M., 2007. Sediment Transport, Mixing, and Erosion by an Impact Generated Tsunami: Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, EOS, Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS13B-07.