Selected Research Publications

1. Harris, R.A., Stone, D.B. and Turner, D.L., 1987. Tectonic implications of paleomagnetic and geochronologic data from the Yukon-Koyukuk basin, Alaska. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., V. 99, p. 362-375.

2. Harris, R.A. and Audley-Charles, M.G., 1987. Taiwan and Timor Neotectonics: a comparative review. Mem. Geol. Soc. China, No. 9, p. 45-61. Download

3. Audley-Charles, M.G. and Harris, R.A., 1990. Allochthonous terranes of the Southwest Pacific and Indonesia. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London, V. 331, p. 571-587.

4. Harris, R.A. and Wu, S.,1991. Postcollisional extension in arc-continent collision zones, eastern Indonesia. Geology, V. 20, No. 1, p. 92-93.

5. Harris, R.A., 1991. Temporal distribution of strain in the active Banda orogen: a reconciliation of rival hypotheses, in Orogenesis in Action, (eds. R. Hall, G. Nichols, and C. Rangin), Spec. V. Journal of Asian Earth Sci., V. 6, N0. 3/4, p. 373-386. Download

6. Audley-Charles, M.G. and Harris, R.A., 1991. Allochthonous terranes of the SW Pacific and Indonesia, in Allochthonous Terranes (eds. J.F. Dewey, I.G. Gass, G.B. Curry, N.B.W. Harris, and A.M.C. Sengor), p. 115-131, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

7. Harris, R.A., 1992. Peri-collisional extension and the formation of Oman-type ophiolites in the Brooks Range and Banda arc, in: Ophiolites and Their Modern Oceanic Analogues, (ed. L. M. Parsons, B.J. Murton and P. Browning), Geol. Soc. of London, Spec. Pub. No. 60, p. 301-325. Download

8. Harris, R.A., 1995. Geochemistry and tectonomagmatic origin of the Misheguk Massif, Brooks Range ophiolite belt, Alaska, LITHOS, V. 35, p. 1-25. Download

9. Prasetyadi, C. and Harris, R.A., 1996. Hinterland structure of the active Banda arc-continent collison, Indonesia: constraints from the Aileu Complex of East Timor. Proc. 25th Conv. Indonesian Assoc. Geol., p. 144-173. Download

10. Foley, J.Y., Light, T.D., Nelson, S.W., and Harris, R.A., 1997. Mineral occurrences associated with mafic-ultramafic and related alkaline complexes in Alaska, in: Mineral Deposits of Alaska, R.J. Goldfarb and L.D. Miller eds. Economic Geology , Monograph 9, p. 396-449.

11. Harris, R.A., Donaldson, K. and Prasetyadi, C., 1997. Geophysical Disaster Mitigation in Indonesia using GIS, Buletin Teknologi Mineral, No. 5, p. 2-10.

12. Harris, R. A. , Sawyer, R. K. and Audley-Charles, M. G., 1998. Collisional melange development: geologic associations of active melange-forming processes with exhumed melange facies in the western Banda orogen, Indonesia, Tectonics, Vol. 17 , No. 3 , p. 458-480. Download

13. Harris, R.A., 1998. Origin and tectonic evolution of the metamorphic sole beneath the Brooks Range ophiolite, Alaska, in: Architecture of the Central Books Range Fold and Thrust Belt, Arctic Alaska (ed. J.S. Oldow, and H.G. Ave Lallemant): Geol. Soc. of Amer. Special Paper 324, p. 293-312. Download

14. Merritts, Dorothy, Eby, Rebecca, Harris, R.A., Edwards, R. Lawrence, and Cheng, Hai, 1998. Variable Rates of Late Quaternary Surface Uplift Along the Banda Arc-Australian Plate Collision Zone, Eastern Indonesia, In: Stewart, I.S. and Vita-Finzi, C. (eds) Coastal Tectonics, Geological Society of London Special Publications No. 146, p. 213-224. Download

15.Harris, R.A., Kaiser, J., Hurford, A.J. and Carter, A., 2000. Thermal history of Australian passive margin sequences accreted to Timor during Late Neogene arc-continent collision, Indonesia, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, V. 18, p. 47-69. Download

16. Harris, R.A., and Long, T., 2000, The Timor ophiolite, Indonesia: Model or myth?, in Dilek, Y., Moores, E.M., Elthon, D., and Nicolas, A., eds., Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust: New Insights from Field Studies and the Ocean Drilling Program: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 349, p. 327-335. Download

17. Nelson, S. and Harris, R.A., 2001. The role of rheology in the tectonic history of the Colorado Plateau, in Erskine, M.C., Faulds, J.E., Bartley, J.M. and Rowley, P.D., eds., The Geologic Transition, High Plateaus to Great Basin – The Mackin Volume, Amer. Assoc. Petroleum Geol., Special Publication GB78, p. 189-203. Download

18. Nelson, S., Harris, R.A., Dorais, M., Heizler, M., Constenious K., and Barnett, D., 2002, Basement Complexes in the Wasatch Fault, Utah provide new limits on crustal accretion, Geology, v. 30, p. 831-834. Download

19. Charlton, T.R., Barber, A.J. Harris, R.A., Barkham, S.T., Bird P.R., Archibald, N.W., Morris, N.J., Nicoll, R.S., Owen, H.G. Owens, R.M., Sorauf, J.E., Taylor, P.D., Webster, G.D. and Wittaker, J.E. 2002, The Permian of Timor: stratigraphy, paleontology and paleogeography, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, V. 20, p. 719-774.

20. Harris, R.A., Luthi, A., Mayo, A.L. and Koontz, W., 2002, Structural controls of hydrodynamic anisotropy in the West Elk Mine Region, western Colorado, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. V. 8, p. 93-102. Download

21. Harris, R.A., Moore, T.E., Wirth, K., Mull C.G. and   McBride, J., 2003. comment on rooted Brooks Range ophiolite, Geology, V. 31, no. 1, p. 91-92.

22. Cecil, C.B., Dulong, F.T., Harris, R.A., Cobb, J.C., Gluskoter, HG., and Nuroho, H., 2003. Observations on climate and sediment discharge in selected tropical rivers, Indonesia, in Cecil, C.B. and Edgar, T., Climate Controls on Stratigraphy, Soc. Sedimentary Geology Special Publication, no. 77, p 29-50. Download

23. Harris, R.A., 2004, Geodynamic patterns of ophiolites and marginal basins of the Indonesian and New Guinea regions, in Dilek, Y. and Robinson, P.T., eds., “Ophiolite in Earth History”, Geol. Soc. London, Spec. Pub., 218, p. 481-505. Download

24. Harris, R.A., 2004. Tectonic evolution of the Brooks Range ophiolite, northern Alaska, Tectonophysics, V. 392, p. 143-163. Download

25. Dilek, Y. and Harris, R.A., 2004, Continental Margins of the Pacific Rim: Tectonophysics Special Issue, V. 392, 348

26 Bruhn, R.L. DuRoss, C.B., Harris, R.A. and Lund, W.R., 2005, Neotectonics and paleoseismology of the Wasatch Fault. Utah. In: Pederson, J. and Dehler, C.M., eds., Interior Western U.S., Geological Soc. America F. G., 6., p. 231-250. Download

27. Harris, R., 2006. Rise and fall of the eastern Great Indonesian Arc recorded by the assembly, dispersion and accretion of the Banda Terrane, Timor. Gondwana Research, V. 10, p. 207-231. Download

28. Chang, W., R. B. Smith, C. M. Meertens, and R. A. Harris (2006), Contemporary deformation of the Wasatch Fault, Utah, from GPS measurements with implications for interseismic fault behavior and earthquake hazard: Observations and kinematic analysis, J. Geophys. Res, 111, B11405, doi:10.1029/2006JB004326.

29. Hammaker, S. and Harris, R.A., 2007, Fault-related groundwater compartmentalization in the East Tintic Mining District, Utah, in Willis, Grant C., Hylland, Michael D., Clark, Donald L., and Chidsey, Thomas C., Jr., editors, Central Utah – Diverse Geology of a Dynamic Landscape: Utah Geological Association Publication 36, p. 405-423. Download

30. Harris, Ron, 2008, Himalayan nursery: inception and tectonic evolution of the active Banda arc-continent collision, Himalayan Geology, v. 29 (3), p. 29-31. Download

31. Harris, Ron, Cecil, C.B., Dulong, F.T. and Nugroho, H., 2008, Is sediment discharge controlled more by climate or tectonics? Studies of suspended and dissolved loads from rivers in active orogens of Indonesa, Himalayan Geology v. 29 (3), p. 32- 33. Download

32. Stephen T. Nelson, Alan L. Mayo, Stuart Gilfillan, Sarah J. Dutson, Ron Harris, Zoe K. Shipton, and David G. Tingey, 2009, Enhanced fracture permeability and accompanying fluid flow in the footwall of a normal fault: The Hurricane Fault at Pah Tempe Hot Springs, Washington County, Utah. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, no. 1-2, p. 236-246.

33. Standley, Carl and Harris, Ron, 2009, Banda forearc basement accreted to the NW Australian continental margin: a geochemical, age and structural analysis of the Lolotoi metamorphic complex of East Timor, Tectonophysics, doi 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.01.034 Download

34. Nugroho, H., Harris R., Amin W. L. and Bilal M., 2009, Active plate boundary reorganization in the Banda arc-continent collision: insights from new GPS measurements, Tectonophysics, doi 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.01.026. Download

35. Harris, R. A., Vorkink, M. W., Prasetyadi, C., Roosmawati, N., Zobell, E. and Apthorpe, M., 2009, Transition from subduction to arc-continent collision: Geological and neotectonic evolution of Savu, Indonesia, Geosphere; June 2009; v. 5; no. 3; p. 152–171; doi: 10.1130/GES00209.1 Download

36. Roosmawati, Nova and Harris, Ron, 2009, Surface uplift history of the incipient Banda arc-continent collision: geology and synorogenic foraminifera of Rote and Savu Islands, Indonesia, Tectonophysics, doi 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.04.009. Download

37. Graham, C. R., Burgoyne, N., Cantrell, P., Smith, L., St. Clair, L., & Harris, R. (2009). TPACK development in science teaching: Measuring the TPACK confidence of inservice science teachers. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 53(5), 70-79.

38. Harris, Ron, 2011, Exploring the Geology of Little Cottonwood Canyon: The Greatest Story Ever Told by Nine Miles of Rock, BYU Print Services, Provo, Utah, 80.

39. Anne Dangerfield, Ron Harris, Ender Sarıfakıoğlu and Yildirim Dilek, 2011, Tectonic evolution of the Ankara Mélange and associated Eldivan Ophiolite, near Hançili, Central Turkey, In: Wakabayashi, J. and Dilek, Y., eds., Mélanges: Processes of Formation and Societal Significance, Geological Society of America Special Paper 480, p. 143-170. Download

40. Harris, Ron, 2011, The Nature of the Banda Arc-Continent Collision in the Timor Region, In: D. Brown and P.D. Ryan, Arc-Continent Collision, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88558-0_7, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 163-211. Download

41. Spencer, C.J., Harris, R.A., Sachan, H.K., Saxena, A., 2011, Depositional provenance of the Greater Himalayan Sequence, Garhwal Himalaya, India: Implications for Tectonic Setting, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 41, no. 3, pp.344-354, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.02.001. Download

42. Spencer, C. J., R. A. Harris, and M. J. Dorais., 2012, The Metamorphism and Exhumation of the Himalayan Metamorphic Core, Eastern Garhwal region, India. Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2010TC002853. Download

43. Spencer, C.J., Hoiland, C.W., Harris, R.A., Link, P.K., Balgord, E.A., 2012, A Neoproterozoic age for the Little Willow Formation, Utah: Identifying the earliest sediments of the rifting of Rodinia, J. of Pre-Cambrian Res., 204– 205, 57– 65. Download

44. Major, J., Harris, R.A., Chiang, H-W., Shen, C.C., Cox, N., Nelson, S., Prasetyadi, C. and Rianto, A., 2013, Pleistocene hinterland evolution of the active Banda Arc: Surface uplift and neotectonic deformation recorded by coral terraces at Kisar, Indonesia, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 73 (2013) 149–161. Download

45. Liu, Y.C. and Harris, R.A., 2013, Discovery of possible mega-thrust earthquake along the Seram Trough from numerical modeling of 1629 tsunami in the eastern Indonesian Region, Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0597-y. Download