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Professor Simon Peter Kelley

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Isotope Geochemistry
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences
  • simon.kelley

Professional biography

I'm currently Interim Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Research interests

My research interests cover a wide range of Earth Science including, rates of geological processes, noble gas geochemistry. I developing several techniques for dating geological processes using the Ar-Ar dating technique. For much of this work I have used focussed lasers, both UV and IR, to melt minute samples to release and measure noble gases in rocks and minerals. Use of laser extraction techniques for Ar-Ar dating has led me into dating a huge range of geological processes including:

  • Tectonic movements, uplift and erosion of ancient mountain belts
  • Large meteorite impacts on Earth, and also dating processes on other solar system bodies by studing meteorites.
  • The eruption of ancient volcanic provinces 
  • Mineral overgrowths on minerals 
  • Detrital minerals to investigate the tectonics of source areas and development of sand and mud bodies in sedimentary basins.

The Ar-Ar dating research group is led by Sarah Sherlock, to whom any enquiries about collabortions or analysing samples should be directed, the laboratory website is here.

More recently I've been using laser ablation and noble gas mass spectrometry techniques to measure the solubility and diffusivity of noble gases in minerals in the Earth’s mantle and crust.

My research interests extend beyond pure science and include technology enhanced learning and on-line learning tools. I'm involved in projects within the Wolfson OpenScience Laboratory relating to the Virtual Microscope for Earth sciences.

Teaching interests

My teaching ranges from geology/petrology, through Earth system science to planetary science

I'm a topic specialist (Remote sensing topic) on the second level 'Practical Science' module S288, and just about rejoin the 'Science in Context' S250 team

I also work on third level course S369 'The Geological Record of Environmental Change'

and the Earth Science MSc course, 'Earth Science: a systems approach' S808.

I am also the academic leading development of theVirtual Microscope for Earth Science

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)CentreFaculty of Science
Cosmochemistry Research GroupGroupFaculty of Science
Isotope Geochemistry & Earth Systems GroupGroupFaculty of Science

 

Externally funded projects

Mantle Volatiles: Contemporary Processes, Reservoirs And Fluxes (Project Student)

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Oct/201530/Sep/2019NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
This project is Funded studentship tied to the large NERC consortium grant titled Mantle Volatiles: Contemporary Processes, Reservoirs and Fluxes. Ginevra Chelli is studying “The role of degassing on the distribution of >60 elements during crustal processes and eruption of basaltic melts”

CENTA 2015

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Oct/201530/Sep/2019NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
CENTA 2015 Intake

NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Oct/201430/Sep/2018NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
CENTA is a geographically and scientifically coherent consortium offering a wide range of excellent NERC science embedded in a vibrant multidisciplinary environment. The Universities (Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Open and Warwick) and Institutes (British Geological Survey and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) have a strong track record of producing PhD graduates fit for further research or other relevant employment. We will advance PhD training significantly by offering broad and holistic educational opportunities in the environmental sciences, including innovative approaches to cohort training, supported by the Open University’s Virtual Research Environment learning platform. Where we offer leading national capability, we will offer training to other NERC consortia in addition to CENTA students. We are match-funding this bid for 20 studentships annually.CENTA defines its four areas of science excellence as follows: 1) Anthropogenic impacts and environmental sustainability. 2) Evolution of organisms and ecosystems. 3) Dynamic Earth. 4) Organisms.

Mantle volatiles: contemporary processes, reservoirs and fluxes

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Sep/201431/Aug/2019NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
This project seeks to significantly advance our understanding of how the terrestrial mantle acts as both a source and sink for the major exosphere (Ocean and Atmosphere) volatiles water, carbon, sulphur and halogens; volatiles which over Earth history have had a profound effect on the ability of the planet’s surface to support life. The OU contribution is in two work packages on the sulfur cycle and noble gases where we are project partners

Publications

Argon redistribution during a metamorphic cycle: Consequences for determining cooling rates (2016-12-02)
McDonald, Christopher S.; Warren, Clare J.; Mark, Darren F.; Halton, Alison M.; Kelley, Simon P. and Sherlock, Sarah C.
Chemical Geology, 443 (pp. 182-197)
Fluids during diagenesis and sulfate vein formation in sediments at Gale crater, Mars (2016-11)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Bridges, J. C.; Wiens, R. C.; Conrad, P. G. ; Kelley, S. P.; Leveille, R.; Mangold, N.; Martin-Torres, J.; McAdam, A.; Newsom, H.; Zorzano, M. P. ; Rapin, W.; Spray, J.; Treiman, A. H. ; Westall, F. ; Fairen, A. G. and Meslin, P.-Y.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51(11) (pp. 2175-2202)
Argon behaviour in an inverted Barrovian sequence, Sikkim Himalaya: the consequences of temperature and timescale on 40Ar/39Ar mica geochronology (2015-12-01)
Mottram, Catherine M.; Warren, Clare J.; Halton, Alison M.; Kelley, Simon P. and Harris, Nigel B. W.
Lithos, 238 (pp. 37-51)
Long-term resilience decline in plant ecosystems across the Danian Dan-C2 hyperthermal event, Boltysh crater, Ukraine (2015-07)
Jolley, D. W.; Gilmour, I.; Gilmour, M.; Kemp, D. B. and Kelley, S. P.
Journal of the Geological Society, 172(4) (pp. 491-498)
Light noble gas dissolution into ring structure-bearing materials and lattice influences on noble gas recycling (2015-06-15)
Jackson, Colin R. M.; Parman, Stephen W.; Kelley, Simon P. and Cooper, Reid F.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 159 (pp. 1-15)
40Ar/39Ar ages and residual volatile contents in degassed subaerial and subglacial glassy volcanic rocks from Iceland (2015-05-18)
Clay, P. L.; Busemann, H.; Sherlock, S. C.; Barry, T. L.; Kelley, S. P. and McGarvie, D. W.
Chemical Geology, 403 (pp. 99-110)
Gondwana break-up related magmatism in the Falkland Islands (2015)
Hole, M. J.; Ellam, R. M.; MacDonald, D. I. M. and Kelley, S. P.
Journal of the Geological Society, 173(1) (pp. 108-126)
Observation of centimetre-scale argon diffusion in alkali feldspars: implications for 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology (2014)
Flude, Stephanie; Halton, Alison M.; Kelley, Simon P.; Sherlock, Sarah C.; Schwanethal, James and Wilkinson, Camilla M.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 378 (pp. 265-275)
A laser probe 40Ar/39Ar investigation of poikilitic shergottite NWA 4797: implications for the timing of shock metamorphism (2014)
Walton, Erin; Kelley, Simon; Herd, Chris and Irving, Anthony
Geological Society Special Publications, 378 (pp. 317-332)
An overview of noble gas (He, Ne, Ar, Xe) contents and isotope signals in terrestrial diamond (2013-11)
Basu, S.; Jones, A. P.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Kelley, S. P. and Stuart, F. M.
Earth-Science Reviews, 126 (pp. 235-249)
Ar diffusion and solubility measurements in plagioclases using the ultra-violet laser depth-profiling technique (2013-07-25)
Wartho, Jo-Anne; Kelley, Simon and Elphick, Stephen
Geological Society Special Publications, 378 (pp. 137-154)
Noble gas transport into the mantle facilitated by high solubility in amphibole (2013-06-16)
Jackson, Colin R.M.; Parman, Steven W.; Kelley, Simon P. and Cooper, Reid F.
Nature Geoscience, 6(7) (pp. 562-565)
Quantifying noble gas contamination during terrestrial alteration in Martian meteorites from Antarctica (2013-06)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Greenwood, R. C.; Kelley, S. P.; Ott, U.; Tindle, A. G.; Haubold, R.; Herrmann, S.; Gibson, J. M.; Anand, M.; Hammond, S. and Franchi, I. A.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48(6) (pp. 929-954)
Climatic oscillations stall vegetation recovery from K/Pg event devastation (2013-05)
Jolley, D. W.; Daly, R.; Gilmour, I. and Kelley, S. P.
Journal of the Geological Society, 170(3) (pp. 477-482)
A high-resolution nonmarine record of an early Danian hyperthermal event, Boltysh crater, Ukraine (2013)
Gilmour, Iain; Gilmour, Mabs; Jolley, David; Kelley, Simon; Kemp, David; Daly, Robert and Watson, Jonathan
Geology, 41(7) (pp. 783-786)
Metamorphic rocks seek meaningful cooling rate: interpreting 40Ar/39Ar ages in an exhumed ultra-high pressure terrane (2012-12)
Warren, Clare J.; Kelley, Simon P.; Sherlock, Sarah C. and Mcdonald, Christopher S.
Lithos, 155 (pp. 30-48)
Retention of inherited Ar by alkali feldspar xenocrysts in a magma: Kinetic constraints from Ba zoning profiles (2012-09-15)
Renne, Paul R.; Mulcahy, Sean R.; Cassata, William S.; Morgan, Leah E.; Kelley, Simon P.; Hlusko, Leslea and Njau, Jackson
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 93 (pp. 129-142)
High temperature strontium stable isotope behaviour in the early solar system and planetary bodies (2012-05-01)
Charlier, B. L. A.; Nowell, G. M.; Parkinson, I. J.; Kelley, S. P.; Pearson, D. G and Burton, K. W.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 329-330 (pp. 31-40)
When can muscovite 40Ar/39Ar dating constrain the timing of metamorphic exhumation? (2012-01-06)
Warren, Clare; Hanke, Felix and Kelley, Simon
Chemical Geology, 291 (pp. 79-86)
Using white mica 40Ar/39Ar data as a tracer for fluid flow and permeability under high-P conditions: Tauern Window, Eastern Alps (2012-01)
Warren, C. J.; Smye, A. J.; Kelley, S. P. and Sherlock, S. C.
Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30(1) (pp. 63-80)
Cryptic microtextures and geological histories of K-rich alkali feldspars revealed by charge contrast imaging (2012)
Flude, Stephanie; Lee, Martin R.; Sherlock, Sarah C. and Kelley, Simon P.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163(6) (pp. 983-994)
Partitioning of excess argon between alkali feldspars and glass in a young volcanic system (2011-10-07)
Clay, P. L.; Kelley, S. P.; Sherlock, S. C. and Barry, T. L.
Chemical Geology, 289(1-2) (pp. 12-30)
Interpreting high-pressure phengite 40Ar/39Ar laserprobe ages: an example from Saih Hatat, NE Oman (2011-06)
Warren, C. J.; Sherlock, S. C. and Kelley, S. P.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 161(6) (pp. 991-1009)
The role of the Virtual Microscope in distance learning (2011)
Whalley, Peter; Kelley, Simon and Tindle, Andrew
Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 26(2) (pp. 127-134)
Two diffusion pathways in quartz: a combined UV-laser and RBS study (2010-10-15)
Clay, P. L.; Baxter, E. B.; Cherniak, D. J.; Kelley, S. P.; Thomas, J. B. and Watson, E. B.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(20) (pp. 5906-5925)
Tectonic setting and timing of the final Deccan flood basalt eruptions (2010-09-01)
Hooper, Peter; Widdowson, Mike and Kelley, Simon
Geology, 38(9) (pp. 839-842)
Tectonic history and occurrence of 2.4 Ga mafic dyke swarms adjacent to Godavari Basin, Karimnagar, India (2010-06-10)
Mallikharjuna Rao, J.; Poornachandra Rao, G. V. S. ; Widdowson, M.; Yellappa, T. and Kelley, S.P.
Current Science (Online), 98(11) (pp. 1472-1478)
40Ar/39Ar dating of oil generation and migration at complex continental margins (2010)
Mark, Darren F.; Parnell, John; Kelley, Simon P.; Lee, Martin R. and Sherlock, Sarah C.
Geology, 38(1) (pp. 75-78)
New 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Grande Ronde lavas, Columbia River Basalts, USA: Implications for duration of flood basalt eruption episodes (2010)
Barry, T. L.; Self, S.; Kelley, S. P.; Reidel, S.; Hooper, P. and Widdowson, M.
Lithos, 118(3-4) (pp. 213-222)
Two large meteorite impacts at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (2010)
Jolley, D . W.; Gilmour, I.; Gurov, E.; Kelley, S. P. and Watson, J.
Geology, 38(9) (pp. 835-838)
In situ radiometric dating on mars: investigation of the feasibility of K-Ar dating using flight-type mass and X-ray spectrometers (2009-09)
Talboys, D. L.; Barber, S.; Bridges, J. C.; Kelley, S. P.; Pullan, D.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Butcher, G.; Fazel, A.; Fraser, G. W.; Pillinger, C. T.; Sims, M. R. and Wright, I. P.
Planetary And Space Science, 57(11) (pp. 1237-1245)
Causes and effects of geochemical variations in late Cenozoic volcanism of the Foça volcanic centre, NW Anatolia, Turkey (2009-04)
Altunkaynak, Şafak; Rogers, Nick W. and Kelley, Simon P.
International Geology Review, 52(4-6) (pp. 579-607)
The significance of the contemporaneous Logoisk impact structure (Belarus) and Afro-Arabian flood volcanism (2009)
Sherlock, Sarah C.; Kelley, Simon P.; Glazovskaya, Liudmila and Peate, Ingrid Ukstins
Journal of the Geological Society, 166(1) (pp. 5-8)
The use of heavy mineral correlation for determining the source of impact ejecta: A Manicouagan distal ejecta case study (2009)
Thackrey, S.; Walkden, G.; Indares, A.; Horstwood, M.; Kelley, S. and Parrish, R.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285(1-2) (pp. 163-172)
Excess argon (40ArE) uptake during slate formation: a 40Ar/39Ar UV laserprobe study of muscovite strain-fringes from the Palaeozoic Welsh Basin, UK (2008-12-15)
Sherlock, Sarah; Zalasiewicz, Jan; Kelley, Simon P. and Evans, Jane
Chemical Geology, 257(3-4) (pp. 203-217)
A laser probe 40Ar /39Ar and INAA investigation of four Apollo granulitic breccias (2008-12)
Hudgins, Jillian A.; Spray, John G.; Kelley, Simon P.; Korotev, Randy L. and Sherlock, Sarah C.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(23) (pp. 5781-5798)
Ar–Ar dating of authigenic K-feldspar: Quantitative modelling of radiogenic argon-loss through subgrain boundary networks (2008-06)
Mark, D. F.; Kelley, S. P.; Lee, M. R.; Parnell, J.; Sherlock, S. C. and Brown, D. J.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(11) (pp. 2695-2710)
Argon solubility drop in silicate melts at high pressures: a review of recent experiments (2008)
Bouhifd, M. A.; Jephcoat, A. P. and Kelley, S. P.
Chemical Geology, 256(3-4) (pp. 252-258)
Late Palaeozoic hydrocarbon migration through the Clair field, West of Shetland, UK Atlantic margin (2008)
Mark, Darren F.; Green, Paul F.; Parnell, John; Kelley, Simon P.; Lee, Martin R. and Sherlock, Sarah C.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72(10) (pp. 2510-2533)
Resolution of regional fluid flow related to successive orogenic events on the Laurentian margin (2007-06)
Mark, Darren F.; Parnell, John; Kelley, Simon P. and Sherlock, Sarah C.
Geology, 35(6) (pp. 547-550)
Crystal–melt partitioning of noble gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon) for olivine and clinopyroxene (2007-02-15)
Heber, Veronika S.; Brooker, Richard A.; Kelley, Simon P. and Wood, Bernard J.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(4) (pp. 1041-1061)
Shock implantation of Martian atmospheric argon in four basaltic shergottites: A laser probe 40Ar/39Ar investigation (2007-01-15)
Walton, Erin L.; Kelley, Simon P. and Spray, John G.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71(2) (pp. 497-520)
The geochronology of large igneous provinces, terrestrial impact craters, and their relationship to mass extinctions on Earth (2007)
Kelley, Simon
Journal of the Geological Society, 164(5) (pp. 923-936)
Early Miocene continental subduction and rapid exhumation in the western Mediterranean (2006-11)
Platt, John P.; Anczkiewicz, Robert; Soto, Juan-Ignacio; Kelley, Simon P. and Thirlwall, Matthew
Geology, 34(11) (pp. 981-984)
An Ar-40-Ar-39 laser-probe study of pseudotachylites in charnockite gneisses from the Cauvery Shear Zone system, South India (2006-11)
Rao, Y. J. B.; Kelley, S. P.; Harris, N. B. W.; Narayana, B. L. and Srikantappa, C.
Gondwana Research, 10(3-4) (pp. 357-362)
Temperature-composition-time (T-X-t) data from authigenic K-feldspar: an integrated methodology for dating fluid flow events (2006-06)
Mark, Darren F.; Parnell, John; Kelley, Simon P. and Sherlock, Sarah C.
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 89(1-3) (pp. 259-262)
Re-evaluating the age of the Haughton impact event (2005-12)
Sherlock, Sarah C.; Kelley, Simon P.; Parnell, John; Green, Paul; Lee, Pascal; Osinski, Gordon R. and Cockell, Charles S.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 40(12) (pp. 1777-1787)
A high resolution record of multiple diagenetic events: Ultraviolet laser microprobe Ar/Ar analysis of zoned K-feldspar overgrowths (2005-10-15)
Sherlock, Sarah C.; Lucks, Tim; Kelley, Simon P. and Barnicoat, Andy
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 238(3-4) (pp. 329-341)
Dating of multistage fluid flow in sandstones (2005-09-23)
Mark, Darren F.; Parnell, John; Kelley, Simon P.; Lee, Martin; Sherlock, Sarah C. and Carr, Andrew
Science, 309(5743) (pp. 2048-2051)
Evolution of a volcanic rifted margin: Southern Red Sea, Ethiopia (2005-07)
Wolfenden, Ellen; Ebinger, Cynthia; Yirgu, Gezahegn; Renne, Paul R. and Kelley, Simon P.
Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117(7) (pp. 846-864)
Compositional controls on Ar-40/Ar-39 ages of zoned mica from a rare-element pegmatite (2005-07)
Smith, S.R; Kelley, S.P; Tindle, A.G and Breaks, F.W
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 149(5) (pp. 613-626)
Estimates of Ar diffusion and solubility in leucite and nepheline: Electron microprobe imaging of Ar distribution in a mineral (2005-05)
Wartho, Jo-Ann; Kelley, Simon P. and Elphick, Stephen C.
American Mineralogist, 90(5-6) (pp. 954-962)
Laser argon dating of melt breccias from the Siljan impact structure, Sweden: Implications for a possible relationship to Late Devonian extinction events (2005-04)
Reimold, Wolf U.; Kelley, Simon P.; Sherlock, Sarah C.; Henkel, Herbert and Koeberl, Christian
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 40(4) (pp. 591-607)
Evolution of Proterozoic mafic dyke swarms of the Bundelkhand Granite Massif, Central India (2005-02-10)
Mallikharjuna Rao, J.; Poornachandra Rao, G.V.S.; Widdowson, M. and Kelley, S.P.
Current Science, 88(3) (pp. 502-506)
Timing of tectonic events in the Alpujarride Complex, Betic Cordillera, southern Spain (2005)
Platt, J.P; Kelley, S.P; Carter, A. and Orozco, M.
Journal of the Geological Society, 162(3) (pp. 451-462)
Compositional controls on 40Ar/39Ar ages of zoned mica from a rare-element pegmatite (2005)
Smith, S. R.; Kelley, S. P.; Tindle, A. G and Breaks, F. W.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 149(5) (pp. 613-626)
40Ar-39Ar dating of detrital muscovite in provenance investigations: a case study from the Adelaide Rift Complex, South Australia (2004-11-15)
Haines, P.W; Turner, S.P; Kelley, S.P; Wartho, J.A and Sherlock, S.C
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 227(3-4) (pp. 297-311)
Radiogenic isotope records of Quaternary glaciations: Changes in the erosional source and weathering processes (2004-10)
Reynolds, Ben C.; Sherlock, Sarah C.; Kelley, Simon P. and Burton, Kevin W.
Geology, 32(10) (pp. 861-864)
U-Pb columbite-tantalite chronology of rare-element pegmatites using TIMS and Laser Ablation-Multi Collector-ICP-M (2004-07)
Smith, S.R.; Foster, G.L.; Romer, R.L.; Tindle, A.G.; Kelley, S.P.; Noble, S.R.; Horstwood, M. and Breaks, F.W
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 147(5) (pp. 549-564)
Extensive impact melting on the H-chondrite parent asteroid during the cataclysmic bombardment of the early solar system: Evidence from the achondritic meteorite Dar al Gani 896 (2004-05-15)
Folco, Luigi; Bland, Philip A.; D'Orazio, Massimo; Franchi, Ian A.; Kelley, Simon P. and Rocchi, Sergio
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68(10) (pp. 2379-2397)
Exhumation of the Ronda peridotite and its crustal envelope: constraints from thermal modelling of a P-T-time array (2004)
Platt, J.P; Argles, T.W; Carter, A.; Kelley, S.P; Whitehouse, M.J and Lonergan, L.
Journal of the Geological Society, 160(5) (pp. 655-676)
U-Pb columbite-tantalite chronology of rare-element pegmatites using TIMS and Laser Ablation-Multi Collector-ICP-MS (2004)
Smith, S. R.; Foster, G. L.; Romer, R. L.; Tindle, A. G.; Kelley, S. P.; Noble, S. R.; Horstwood, M. and Breaks, F. W.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 147(5) (pp. 549-564)
Nature of the source regions for post-collisional, potassic magmatism in southern and northern Tibet from geochemical variations and inverse trace element modelling (2004)
Williams, H.M.; Turner, S.P.; Pearce, J.A.; Kelley, S.P. and Harris, N.B.W.
Journal of Petrology, 45(3) (pp. 555-607)
Syngenetic inclusions of yimengite in diamond from Sese kimberlite (Zimbabwe) — evidence for metasomatic conditions of growth (2004)
Bulanova, G. P.; Muchemwa, E.; Pearson, D. G.; Griffin, B. J.; Kelley, S. P.; Klemme, S. and Smith, C. B.
Lithos, 77(1-4) (pp. 181-192)
Early Proterozoic Melt Generation Processes beneath the Intra-cratonic Cuddapah Basin, Southern India (2003-12)
Anand, M.; Gibson, S.A; Subbarao, K.V; Kelley, S.P and Dickin, A.P
Journal of Petrology, 44(12) (pp. 2139-2171)
The 'zero charge' partitioning behaviour of noble gases during mantle melting (2003-06-12)
Brooker, R.A.; Du, Z.; Blundy, J.D.; Kelley, S.P.; Allan, N.L.; Wood, B.J.; Chamorro, E.M.; Wartho, J.A. and Purton, J.A.
Nature, 423(6941) (pp. 738-741)
Kinematic reworking and exhumation within the convergent Alpine Orogen (2003-04-24)
Reddy, S.M; Wheeler, J.; Butler, R.W.H; Cliff, R.A; Freeman, S.; Inger, S.; Pickles, C. and Kelley, S.P
Tectonophysics, 365(1-4) (pp. 77-102)
Thinning of the Antarctic Peninsula lithosphere through the Mesozoic: evidence from Middle Jurassic basaltic lavas (2003-04)
Riley, Teal R.; Leat, Philip T.; Kelley, Simon P.; Millar, Ian L. and Thirlwall, Matthew F.
Lithos, 67(3-4) (pp. 163-179)
Simultaneous extensional exhumation across the Alboran Basin: Implications for the causes of late orogenic extension (2003-03)
Platt, J.P.; Whitehouse, M.J; Kelley, S.P; Carter, A. and Hollick, L.
Geology, 31(3) (pp. 251-254)
Precise dating of low-temperature deformation: Strain-fringe analysis by 40Ar-39Ar laser microprobe (2003-03)
Sherlock, Sarah C.; Kelley, Simon P.; Zalasiewicz, Jan A.; Schofield, David I.; Evans, Jane A.; Merriman, Richard J. and Kemp, Simon J.
Geology, 31(3) (pp. 219-222)
Constant elevation of southern Tibet over the past 15 million years (2003-02-06)
Spicer, Robert A.; Harris, Nigel B.W.; Widdowson, Mike; Herman, Alexei B.; Guo, Shuangxing; Valdes, Paul J.; Wolfe, Jack A. and Kelley, Simon P.
Nature, 421(6923) (pp. 622-624)
A late Triassic impact ejecta layer in southwestern Britain (2002-12-13)
Walkden, Gordon; Parker, Julian and Kelley, Simon
Science, 298(5601) (pp. 2185-2188)
Excess argon in K-Ar and Ar-Ar geochronology (2002-08-30)
Kelley, Simon
Chemical Geology, 188(1-2) (pp. 1-22)
Boltysh, another end-cretaceous impact (2002-08)
Kelley, Simon P. and Gurov, Eugene
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37(8) (pp. 1031-1043)
Fingerprinting polyorogenic detritus using the 40Ar/39Ar ultraviolet laser microprobe (2002-06)
Sherlock, Sarah C.; Jones, Kevin A. and Kelley, Simon P.
Geology, 30(6) (pp. 515-518)
Excess argon evolution in HP–LT rocks: a UVLAMP study of phengite and K-free minerals, NW Turkey (2002-02-15)
Sherlock, Sarah and Kelley, Simon
Chemical Geology, 182(2-4) (pp. 619-636)
Ar and K partitioning between clinopyroxene and silicate melt to 8 GPa (2002-02-01)
Chamorro, E.M.; Brooker, R.A.; Wartho, J.-A.; Wood, B.J.; Kelley, S.P. and Blundy, J.D.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66(3) (pp. 507-519)
Paleogene time scale miscalibration: evidence from the dating of the North Atlantic Igneous Province (2002-01)
Jolley, David W.; Clarke, Benjamin and Kelley, Simon
Geology, 30(1) (pp. 7-10)
Pleistocene glass in the Australian desert: The case for an impact origin (2001-10)
Haines, Peter W.; Jenkins, Richard J.F. and Kelley, Simon P.
Geology, 29(10) (pp. 899-902)
Geochronological constraints on the evolution of the Periadriatic Fault System (Alps) (2001-08)
Muller, Wolfgang; Prosser, Giacomo; Mancktelow, Neil S.; Villa, Igor M.; Kelley, Simon P.; Viola, Giulio and Oberli, Felix
International Journal of Earth Sciences, 90(3) (pp. 623-653)
Ar-40/Ar-39 study of plagioclases from the Rogaland anorthosite complex (SW Norway); an attempt to understand argon ages in plutonic plagioclase (2001-07-01)
Boven, A.; Pasteels, P.; Kelley, S.P.; Punzalan, L.; Bingen, B. and Damaiffe, D.
Chemical Geology, 176(1-4) (pp. 105-135)
Ar-40/Ar-39 hornblende dating of a microgranodiorite dyke: implications for early Permian extension in the Moldanubian Zone of the Bohemian Massif (2001-06)
Kosler, J.; Kelley, S. and Vrana, S.
International Journal of Earth Sciences, 90(2) (pp. 379-385)
Obtaining geologically meaningful Ar-40-Ar-39 ages from altered biotite (2001-02-15)
Roberts, H.J.; Kelley, S.P. and Dahl, P.S.
Chemical Geology, 172(3-4) (pp. 277-290)
Petrography, geochemistry, and argon-40/argon-39 ages of impact-melt rocks and breccias from the Ames impact structure, Oklahoma: the Nicor Chestnut 18-4 drill core (2001)
Koeberl, Christian; Reimold, Wolf Uwe and Kelley, Simon P.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 36(5) (pp. 651-669)
Ar-40/Ar-39 ages in deformed potassium feldspar: evidence of microstructural control on Ar isotope systematics (2001)
Reddy, Steven M.; Potts, Philip and Kelley, Simon P.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 141(2) (pp. 186-200)
Magma flow regimes in sills deduced from Ar isotope systematics of host rocks (2001)
Wartho, Jo-Anne; Kelley, Simon and Blake, Stephen
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 106(B3) (pp. 4017-4035)
Direct dating of authigenic K-feldspar overgrowths from the Kilombero Rift of Tanzania (2001)
Hagen, E.; Kelley, S.P.; Dypvik, H.; Nilsen, O and Kjolhamar, B.
Journal of the Geological Society, 158(5) (pp. 801-807)
Moon Rocks: An Introduction to the Geology of the Moon (2012-04)
Tindle, Andrew and Kelley, Simon
Publisher : Open University
The early Danian hyperthermal event at Boltysh (Ukraine): relation to Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary events (2014)
Gilmour, Iain; Jolley, David; Kemp, David; Kelley, Simon; Gilmour, Mabs; Daly, Rob and Widdowson, Mike
In: Keller, Gerta and Kerr, Andrew C. eds. Volcanism, Impacts, and Mass Extinctions: Causes and Effects. Geological Society of America Special Papers (505) (pp. 133-146)
ISBN : 978-0-8137-2505-5 | Publisher : Geological Society of America | Published : Boulder, CO
CIRIR programs: drilling and research opportunities at the Rochechouart Impact Structure (2017-03)
Lambert, P.; Alwmark, C.; Baratoux, D.; Brack, A.; Bruneton, P.; Buchner, E.; Chevremont, P.; Claeys, P.; Dense, M. R.; Floch, J. P.; French, B.; Gattacceca, J.; Gibson, R. L.; Goderis, S.; Grieve, R. A. F.; Hodges, K. V.; Hörz, F.; Jourdan, F.; Kelley, S. P.; Kenkmann, T.; Kring, D. A. ; Langenhort, F.; Lee, M. R.; Lindgren , P.; Lofi, J.; Lorand , J. P.; Luais , B.; Masaitis, V.; Meunier, A.; Moore, C. B.; Omrö, J.; Osinski, G. R.; Petit, S.; Pohl, J.; Quesnel , Y.; Reeves, H.; Rochette, P.; Sapers, H. M.; Schmieder, M.; Schultz, P. H.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Schoemaker, C. S.; Stöffler, D.; Trumel, H.; Westall, F.; Wittmann, A. and Wunneman, K.
In : 48th lunar and Planetary Science Conference (20 - 24th March 2017, Houston, TX, USA)
Diagenesis on Mars: insights into noble gas pathways and newly formed mineral assemblages from long term experiments (2017-03)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Bridges, J. C.; Miller, M. A.; Hicks, L. J.; Ott, U.; Filiberto, J.; Chavez, C.; Smith, H.; Treiman, A. H.; Kelley, S. P.; Moore, J. M.; Swindle, T. D. and Bullock, M. A.
In : 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (20 - 24th March 2017, Houston, TX, USA)
Modeling of sulphide environments on Mars (2016-02-05)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Bridges, J. C.; McAdam, A.; Steer, E. D.; Conrad, P. G.; Kelley, S. P. ; Wiens, R. C.; Mangold, N.; Grotzinger, J.; Eigenbrode, J. L.; Franz, H. B. and Sutter, B.
In : 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (21-25 March, 2016, Houston, Texas)
Noble gas fractionation in hydrous rock alteration under diagenetic pressure and temperature conditions (2016-02-05)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Bullock, M. A.; Bridges, J. C.; Chavez, C. L.; Filiberto, J.; Hicks, L. J. ; Kelley, S. P.; Miller, M. A.; Moore, J. M.; Smith, H. D.; Swindle, T. D. and Treiman, A. H.
In : 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (21-25 March, 2016, Houston, Texas)
How and when does argon redistribute during a metamorphic cycle? (2015-04)
Warren, Clare; Mcdonald, Christopher and Kelley, Simon
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 (12 - 17 April 2015, Vienna, Austria)
Noble gas fractionation during low temperature alteration: an experimental approach. (2015-03)
bullock, M. A.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Bridges, J. C.; Chavez, C.; Filiberto, J.; Kelley, S. P.; Miller, M.; Moore, J. M.; Smith, H.; Swindle, T. D. and Treiman, A. H.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
Rochechouart hydrothermal overprint: disentangling the timing of events through Ar-Ar dating (2015-03)
Kelley, S. P.; Lambert, P. and Schwenzer, S. P.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
Fluids, evaporation and precipitates at Gale Crater (2015-03)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Bridges, J. C.; Leveille, R. ; Wiens, R. C.; Mangold, N.; McAdam, A.; Conrad, P.; Kelley, S. P.; Westall, F.; Martín-Torres, F. and Zorzano, M.-P.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
Hematite formation in Gale Crater (2015-03)
Bridges, J. C.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Leveille, R.; Wiens, R. C.; McAdam, A.; Conrad, P. and Kelley, S. P.
In : 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (16-20 March 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
Crystallisation, cooling or contamination: interpreting dispersion in metamorphic 40Ar/39Ar ages (2014-09)
Warren, Clare; Mcdonald, Christopher; Mottram, Catherine and Kelley, Simon
In : Thermo2014: The 14th International Conference on Thermochronology (8-12 September 2014, Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France)
Moons: a MOOC and open education resource with games and a microscope (2014)
Kelley, S. P.; Rothery, D. A. and Schwenzer, S. P.
In : 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (17-21 March 2014, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
nQuire for the OpenScience Lab: supporting communities of inquiry learning (2013-09)
Villasclaras Fernandez, Eloy; Sharples, Mike; Kelley, Simon and Scanlon, Eileen
In : 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2013) (17-21 September 2013, Paphos, Cyprus) (pp. 585-588)
Supporting citizen inquiry: an investigation of Moon rock (2013-09)
Villasclaras Fernandez, Eloy; Sharples, Mike; Kelley, Simon and Scanlon, Eileen
In : 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2013) (17-21 September 2013, Paphos, Cyprus) (pp. 383-395)
The Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine: smectites from the crater-fill suevites (2013)
Williams, F. A.; Kelley, S. P.; Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D.W. and Gilmour, M.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2013 (08-13 September 2013, London)
Post-impact heating of a crater lake (2013)
Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D.W.; Watson, J. S.; Gilmour, M. A. and Kelley, S. P.
In : European Planetary Science Congress 2013 (08-13 September 2013, London)
Metamorphic rocks seek meaningful cooling rates: new views from muscovite 40Ar/39Ar dating (2012-06)
Warren, Clare; Kelley, Simon and Sherlock, Sarah
In : 22nd V.M. Goldschmidt Conference (24-29 June 2012, Montreal, Canada)
40Ar/39Ar systematics in an exhumed ultra-high pressure terrane: implications for the timing of exhumation (2012-04)
Warren, Clare; Kelley, Simon; Sherlock, Sarah and Mcdonald, Christopher
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria)
A complete high resolution record of the Dan-C2 hyperthermal event in the lacustrine sediments of the Boltysh Impact crater (2012)
Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D. W.; Daly, R. J.; Kelley, S. P. and Gilmour, M. A.
In : EGU General Assembly 2012 (22-27 April 2012, Vienna)
Cold desert alteration of Martian meteorites: mixed news from noble gases, trace elements and oxygen isotopes (2012)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Anand, M.; Franchi, I. A.; Gibson, J. M.; Greenwood, R. C.; Hammond, S.; Haubold, R.; Herrmann, S.; Kelley, S. P.; Ott, U. and Tindle, A. G.
In : 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (19-23 March 2012, The Woodlands, TX, USA)
Re-evaluating the closure temperature concept in metamorphic rocks: when does 40Ar/39Ar dating constrain exhumation? (2011-04)
Warren, Clare J.; Hanke, Felix and Kelley, Simon P.
In : European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011 (3-8 April 2011, Vienna, Austria)
The Open University-NASA Apollo Virtual Microscope – a tool for Education and Outreach (2011-03)
Kelley, Simon; Tindle, Andrew; Anand, Mahesh; Whalley, Peter; Hogan, Paul; Valentine, Chris; Pillinger, Colin; Gibson, Everett and Schwenzer, Susanne
In : 42th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (7-11 March 2011, Houston, TX, USA)
ALHA77005: monitor for terrestrial influence on noble gases and analogue for Mars (2011)
Schwenzer, S. P.; Schwanethal, J.; Ott, U.; Tindle, A. G.; Anand, M. and Kelley, S. P.
In : 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (8-12 August 2011, London, UK)
Tracking fluid action in Little Sark Pluton (Channel Islands, UK): a UV laserprobe Ar/Ar study of excess 40Ar (2011)
Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Schwanethal, James; Tindle, Andrew G.; Kelley, Simon Peter and Sherlock, Sarah C.
In : AGU Fall Meeting (5- 9 December 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Beagle I and II Voyages: Charles Darwin’s rocks and the quest for Mars rock; the Open University’s virtual microscope has both (2011)
Schwenzer, Susanne; Tindle, Andrew G.; Anand, Mahesh; Gibson, Everett K.; Pearson, Vic K.; Pemberton, Dan; Pillinger, Colin; Smith, Caroline L.; Whalley, Peter and Kelley, Simon Peter
In : AGU Fall Meeting (5-9 December 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Maximizing the science return from 3.3 g of Martian meteorite: a consortium study of olivine-phyric shergottite NorthWest Africa 6234 (2011)
Filiberto, Justin; Abernethy, Feargus; Butler, Ian B.; Carthwright, Julia; Chin, Emily J.; Day, James M.; Goodrich, Cyrena; Grady, Monica; Gross, Julianne; Franchi, Ian; Herd, Christopher D. K.; Kelley, Simon Peter; Ott, Ulrich; Penninston-Dorland, Sarah C.; Schwenzer, Susanne P. and Treiman, Allan H.
In : AGU Fall Meeting (5-9 December 2011, San Francisco)
Molecular parameters of post impact cooling in the Boltysh impact structure (2010-03)
Watson, J.S.; Gilmour, I.; Jolley, D.W.; Kelley, S.P.; Gilmour, M.A. and Gurov, E.P.
In : 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (1-5 March 2010, Houston)
Spatial evaluation of Ar-systematics in rocks from the British Channel Islands: a UV laserprobe Ar/Ar study of excess 40Ar (2010)
Schwenzer, Susanne; Sherlock, Sarah and Kelley, Simon
In : AGU Fall Meeting (13-17 Dec 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Virtual microscope for extra-terrestrial samples (2010)
Anand, M.; Pearson, V.; Kelley, S.; Tindle, A.; Whalley, P. and Koeberl, K.
In : European Planetary Science Congress (19-24 Sep 2010, Rome, Italy)
Scientific drilling of the Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine (2009)
Watson, J. S.; Gilmour, I.; Kelley, S. P. and Jolley, D. W.
In : 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (23-27 March 2009, Houston, USA)
Organic geochemistry of the crater-fill sediments from Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine (2009)
Watson, J. S.; Gilmour, I.; Kelley, S. P.; Jolley, D. W. and Gurov, E. P.
In : 19th V.M. Goldschmidt conference (21-26 June 2009, Davos, Switzerland)
Organic geochemistry of the Boltysh impact crater, Ukraine (2009)
Watson, Jonathan S.; Gilmour, Iain; Kelley, Simon P. and Jolley, David W.
In : 24th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (6-11 September 2009, Bremen, Germany)
High concentration of 28,30-bisnorhopane and 25,28,30-trisnorhopane at the PETM in the Faroe-Shetland basin (2009)
Watson, Jonathan and Kelley, Simon
In : 24th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (6-11 September 2009, Bremen, Germany)

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