Sobczyk, A., Sobel, E.R., Georgieva, V., 2019, Meso-Cenozoic cooling and exhumation history of the Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome (Sudetes, NE Bohemian Massif, Central Europe): Insights from apatite fission-track thermochronometry: Terra Nova,

Payrola, P., del Papa, C., Aramayo, A., Pingel, H., Hongn, F., Sobel, S., Zeilinger, G., Strecker, M., Zapata, S., Cottle, J., Salado Paz, N., Glodny, J., in press, Episodic out-of-sequence deformation promoted by Cenozoic fault reactivation in NW Argentina: Tectonophysics.

Zapata, S., Sobel, E.R., Del Papa, C., Jelinek, .R., and Glodny, J., 2019, Using a paleosurface to constrain low-temperature thermochronological data: Tectonic Evolution of the Cuevas range, Central Andes: Tectonics,

Najman Y., Millar, I., Sobel, E.R., Garzanti, E., Govin, G., Stockli, D.F., Ando, S., Vezzoli, G., 2019, The exhumation of the Indo-Burman Ranges, Myanmar: Earth and Planetary Science Letters,

Parra, M., Echeverri, S., Patiño, A.M., Ramírez, J.C., Mora, A., Sobel, E.R., Almendral, A. [&] Pardo–Trujillo, A., 2019. Cenozoic evolution of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. In: Gómez, J. [&] Mateus–Zabala, D. (editors), The Geology of Colombia, Volume 3 Paleogene – Neogene. Servicio Geológico Colombiano, Publicaciones Geológicas Especiales 37, p. 259–297. Bogotá.

Kmet, L.V., Terbishalieva, B., Sobel, E., Seitkaziev, N. О., Mikolaichuk, A.V., 2019. Major, trace elements and U/Pb isotope dating age of the Precambrian deposits in the eastern part of the Djetym range, Middle Tien-Shan: Journal of Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov, n. 2 (50), p. 108 - 126 (in Russian with English abstract).

Li, T., Schoenbohm, L.M., Chen, J., Yuan, Zh.D., Feng, W.P., Li, W.Q., Xu, J.H., Owen, L.A., Sobel, E.R., Zhang, B.X., Zheng, W.J., Zhang, P.Zh., 2019. Cumulative and coseismic (during the 2016 Mw 6.6 Aketao earthquake) deformation of the dextral‐slip Muji Fault, northeastern Pamir orogen: Tectonics,

Patiño, A. M., Parra, M., Ramírez, J. C., Sobel, E. R., Glodny, J., Almendral, A., [&] Echeverri, S., 2019. Thermochronological constraints on Cenozoic exhumation along the southern Caribbean: The Santa Marta range, northern Colombia. In Andean Tectonics, pp. 103-132, Elsevier.

Zapata, S.H., Sobel, E.R., Del Papa, C., Muruaga, C., and Zhou, R., 2019. Miocene fragmentation of the Central Andean foreland basins between 26 and 28°S: Journal of South American Earth Sciences.

Chen, X., Chen, H., Sobel, E.R., Lin, X., Cheng, X., Yan, J. and Yang, S., 2019, Convergence of the Pamir and the South Tian Shan in the late Cenozoic: Insights from provenance analysis in the Wuheshalu section at the convergence area: Lithosphere, 17 p.,

Zhang, P., Najman Y., Mei, L.F., Millar, I., Sobel, E. Carter, A., Barfod, D., Dhuime, B., Garzanti, E., Govin, G., Vezzoli, G., Hu, .L., 2019, Palaeodrainage evolution of the large rivers of East Asia, and Himalayan-Tibet tectonics: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 192, p. 601-630,

Georgieva., V., Gallagher., K., Sobczyk, Sobel., E.R., Schildgen, T.F., Ehlers, T.A., Strecker, M.R., 2019, Effects of slab-window, alkaline volcanism, and glaciation on thermochronometer cooling histories, Patagonian Andes: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 511, p.164–176,

Blayney, T., Dupont-Nivet, G., Najman, Y., Proust, J.P., Meijer, N., Roperch, P., Sobel, E.R., Miller, I., Guo, Zh.J., 2019, The tectonic evolution of the Pamir recorded in the western Tarim Basin (China): sedimentologic and magnetostratigraphic analyses of the Aertashi section: Tectonics, v. 38, p. 492-515,

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Ghani⁠, H., Zeilinger⁠, G., Sobel⁠, E.R., and Heidarzadeh, G., 2018, Structural variation within the Himalayan fold and thrust belt: A case study from the Kohat-Potwar Fold Thrust Belt of Pakistan: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 116, p. 34-46,

Eugster, P., Thiede, R.C., Scherler, D., Stübner, K., Sobel, E.R., and Strecker, M.R., 2018, Segmentation of the Main Himalayan Thrust revealed by low-temperature thermochronometry in the western Indian Himalaya, Tectonics, v. 37, p. 2710-2726,

Ballato, P., Parra, M., Schildgen, T. F., Dunkl, I., Yıldırım, C., Özsayın, E., Sobel., E.R., Echtler, H., and Strecker, M.R., 2018, Multiple exhumation phases in the Central Pontides (N Turkey): New temporal constraints on major geodynamic changes associated with the closure of the Neo-Tethys Ocean. Tectonics, v. 37, p. 1831–1857.

Zhuang, G.Z., Johnstone, S., Hourigan, J., Ritts, B., Robinson, A., and Sobel, E.R., 2018, Understanding the geologic evolution of Northern Tibetan Plateau with multiple thermochronometers: Gondwana Research, v. 58, p. 195-210,

León, S., Cardona, A., Parra, M., Sobel, E. R., Jaramillo, J. S., Glodny, J., Valencia, V.A., Chew, D., Montes, C., Posada, G., Monsalve, G., and Pardo-Trujillo, A., 2018, Transition from collisional to subduction-related regimes: An example from Neogene Panama-Nazca-South America interactions. Tectonics, v. 37, p. 119-139. [nbsp]

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Brunet, M-F., McCann, T., and Sobel, E. R.,[nbsp] editors, 2017, Geological Society of London, Special Publications 427, 605 p.,

Brunet, M-F., Sobel, E. R., and McCann, T., 2017, Geological evolution of Central Asian Basins and the western Tien Shan Range, in Geological evolution of Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien-Shan Range, edited by M-F. Brunet, T. McCann, and E. R. Sobel, in Geological Society of London, Special Publications 427, p. 1-17, doi: 10.1144/SP427.17

Behyari, M., Mohajjel, M., Sobel, E.R., Rezaeian, M., Moayyed, M., Schmidt, A., 2017, Analysis of exhumation history in Misho Mountains, NW Iran: Insights from structural and apatite fission track Data, Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palantologie, v. 283/3, p. 291-308.

Gebhardt, A. C., Naudts, L., De Mol, L., Klerkx, J., Abdrakhmatov, K., Sobel, E. R., and De Batist, M., 2017, An extended history of high-amplitude lake-level changes in tectonically active Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), as revealed by high-resolution seismic reflection data. Climate of the Past, v. 13, p. 73–92, doi:10.5194/cp-13-73-2017.

Kröner, A., Alexeiev, D.V., Kovach, V.P., Rojas-Agramonte, Y., Tretyakov, A.A., Mikolaichuk, A.V., Xie, H., Sobel, E.R., 2017, Zircon ages, geochemistry and Nd isotopic systematics for the Palaeoproterozoic 2.3–1.8 Ga Kuilyu Complex, East Kyrgyzstan – The oldest continental basement fragment in the Tianshan orogenic belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 135, p. 122–135.

Bande, A., Sobel, E.R., Mikolaichuk, A., Schmidt, A. and Stockli, D.F., 2017, Exhumation history of the western Kyrgyz Tien Shan: implications for intramontane basin formation. Tectonics, v. 36, p. 163–180, doi:10.1002/2016TC004284

Zhou, R., Schoennohm, L. M., Sobel, E. R., Davis, D. W., and Glodny, J. 2017. New constraints on orogenic models of the southern Central Andean Plateau: Cenozoic basin evolution and bedrock exhumation. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 129, no. 1/2, p. 152–170; doi: 10.1130/B31384.1

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Blayney, T., Najman, Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Carter, A., Miller, I., Garzanti, E., Sobel, E.R., Rittner, M., Ando, S., Guo, Zh.J., Vezzoli, G., 2016, Indentation of the Pamirs with respect to the northern margin of Tibet: constraints from the Tarim Basin sedimentary record: Tectonics, v. 35, p. 2345–2369, doi: 10.1002/2016TC004222.

Zhou, R., Schoennohm, L. M., Sobel, E. R., Carrapa, B.,  and Davis, D. W., 2016. Sedimentary record of regional deformation and dynamics of the thick-skinned southern Puna Plateau, central Andes (26-27°S): Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 433, p. 317-325,

Macaulay, E.A., Sobel, E.R., Mikolaichuk, A., Wack, M., Gilder, S.A., Mulch, A., Fortuna, A., Hynek, S., Apayarov, F., 2016, The sedimentary record of the Issyk Kul basin, Kyrgyzstan: climatic and tectonic inferences: Basin Research, v. 28, p. 57-80, doi: 10.1111/bre.12098.


Torres Acosta, V., Bande, A., Sobel, E. R., Parra, M., Schildgen, T.F., Stuart, F. Strecker, M. R., 2015, Cenozoic extension in the Kenya Rift from low-temperature thermochronology: Links to diachronous spatiotemporal evolution of rifting in East Africa: Tectonics, v. 34, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003949

Bande, A., Radjabov, Sh., Sobel, E. R., and Sim, T., 2015, Cenozoic palaeoenvironmental and tectonic controls of the northern Fergana basin evolution, in Geological evolution of Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien-Shan Range, edited by M-F. Brunet, T. McCann, and E. R. Sobel, in Geological Society of London, Special Publications 427, v. 28.

Rasskazov, S.V., Chuvashova, I.S., Mikolaichuk, A.V., Sobel, E.R., Yasnygina, T.A., Fefelov, N.N., Saranina, E.V., 2015, Lateral Change of Sources for the Cretaceous–Paleogene Magmatism of the Tian Shan: Petrology, v. 23, No. 3, p. 281–308 (translated from Russian).

Bande, A., Sobel, E. R., Mikolaichuk, A., and Torres, A. V., 2015, Talas-Fergana Fault Cenozoic timing of deformation and its relation to Pamir indentation, in Geological evolution of Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien-Shan Range, edited by M-F. Brunet, T. McCann, and E. R. Sobel, in Geological Society of London, Special Publications 427, v. 28, p. 57-80, doi: 10.1144/SP427.1.


Carrapa, B., Mustapha, F. S., Cosca, M., Gehrels, G., Schoenbohm, L. M., Sobel, E. R., DeCelles, P. G., Russell, J. and Goodman, P., 2014, Multisystem dating of modern river detritus from Tajikistan and China: Implications for crustal evolution and exhumation of the Pamir: Lithosphere, doi: 10.1130/L360.1.

Schoenbohm, L.M., Chen, J., Stutz, J., Sobel, E.R.Thiede, R.C., Kirby, B., Strecker, M.R., 2014, Glacial morphology in the Chinese Pamir: Connections among climate, erosion, topography, lithology and exhumation: Geomorphology, v. 221, p. 1–17, doi: /10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.05.023.

Wack, M.R., Gilder, S.A., Macaulay, E.A.Sobel, E.R., Charreau, J., and Mikolaichuk, A., 2014, Cenozoic magnetostratigraphy and rock magnetism of the southern Issyk-Kul basin, Kyrgyzstan: Tectonophysics. v. 629, p. 14-26, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.03.030.

Macaulay, E.A.Sobel, E.R., Mikolaichuk, A., Kohn, B., and Stuart, F.M., 2014, Cenozoic deformation and exhumation history of the Central Kyrgyz Tien Shan: Tectonics, v. 33, p. 135–165, doi:10.1002/2013TC003376.

Carrapa, B., Reyes-Bywater, S., Safipour, R., Sobel, E.R., Schoenbohm, L.M., DeCelles, P.G., Reiners, P., and Stockli, D., 2014, The effect of inherited paleotopography on exhumation of the Central Andes of NW Argentina: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, p. 66-77, doi:10.1130/B30844.1.


Thiede, R.C., Sobel, E.R., Chen J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Stockli, D.F., Sudo, M., and Strecker, M.R., 2013, Late Cenozoic extension and crustal doming in the India-Eurasia collision zone: New thermochronologic constraints from the NE Pamir. Tectonics, v. 32, p. 763–779, doi:10.1002/tect.20050.

Löbens, S., Sobel, E.R., Bense, F.A., Wemmer, K., Dunkl, I., and Siegesmund, S., 2013, Refined exhumation history of the Northern Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina: Tectonics, v. 32, p. 453–472, doi:10.1002/tect.20038.

Macaulay, E.A., Sobel, E.R., Mikolaichuk, A., Landgraf, A., Kohn, B., and Stuart, F., 2013, Thermochronologic insight into Late Cenozoic deformation in the basement-cored Terskey Range, Kyrgyz Tien Shan. Tectonics, v. 32, p. 487–500, doi:10.1002/tect.20040.

Sobel, E.R., Chen, J., Schoenbohm, L.M., Thiede, R., Stockli, D.F., Sudo, M. and Strecker, M.R., 2013, Oceanic-style subduction controls late Cenozoic deformation of the Northern Pamir Orogen. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 363, p. 204-218.


Wilke, F. D. H., Sobel, E. R., O´Brien, P. J., Stockli, D. F., 2012, Apatite fission track and (U-Th)/He ages from the Higher Himalayan Crystallines, Kaghan Valley, Pakistan: implications for an Eocene Plateau and Oligocene to Pliocene exhumation. Journal Asian Earth Sciences, v. 59, p. 14-23.

Strecker, M. R., Hilley, G. E., Bookhagen, B., and Sobel, E. R., 2012, Structural, geomorphic and depositional characteristics of contiguous and broken foreland basins: examples from the eastern flanks of the central Andes in Bolivia and NW Argentina, in Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances, edited by C. J. Busby and A. Azor, Wiley-Blackwell, p. 508-521.


Sobel, E.R., Schoenbohm, L.M., Chen, J., Thiede, R. Stockli, D.F., Sudo, M. and Strecker, M.R., 2011, Late Miocene–Pliocene deceleration of dextral slip between Pamir and Tarim: Implications for Pamir orogenesis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 304, p. 369-378. 

Deeken, A., Thiede, R.T., Sobel, E.R., Hourigan, J.K.  and Strecker, M.R., 2011, Exhumational variability within the Himalaya of northwest India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 305, p. 103-114.


Sobel., E.R. and Seward, D., 2010, Influence of etching conditions on apatite fission-track etch pit diameter, Chemical Geology, v. 271, p. 59-69, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.12.012.


Strecker, M.R., Alonso, R., Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Hain, M.P., Hilley, G.E., Mortimer, E., Schoenbohm, L., and Sobel, E.R., 2009, Does the topographic distribution of the central Andean Puna Plateau result from climatic or geodynamic processes? Geology, v. 37, p. 643–646; doi: 10.1130/G25545A.1.

Parra, M., Mora, A., Sobel, E.R., Strecker, M.R., and González, R., 2009, Episodic orogenic front migration in the northern Andes: Constraints from low-temperature thermochronology in the Eastern Cordillera, Colombia: Tectonics, v. 28, TC4004, doi:10.1029/2008TC002423.

Parra, M., Mora, A., Jaramillo, C., Strecker, M.R., Sobel, E.R., Quiroz, L.I., Rueda, M., and Torres, V., 2009, Orogenic advance in the northern Andes: evidence from the Oligo-Miocene sedimentary record of the Medina Basin, Eastern Cordillera, Colombia: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p.780-800 doi:10.1130/B26257.1.

Murrell, G.R., Sobel, E.R., Carrapa, B., and Andriessen, P., 2009, Calibration and comparison of etching and thermal modeling techniques for apatite fission track thermochronology:  in Lisker, F., Ventura, B. and Glasmacher, U.A. (eds), Thermochronological Methods: From Palaeotemperature  Constraints to Landscape Evolution Models. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 324, p. 73-85. DOI: 10.1144/SP324.6.

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