Publications and Manuscripts in Progress

(* indicates collaboration with graduate student advisee)

Submitted or In Press

  1. Behn, M.D., P.B. Kelemen, G. Hirth, B.R. Hacker, and H.-J. Massonne, Sediment diapirs and arc volcanism, Nature Geosci., (submitted).


Published in 2011

  1. Brooks, B.A., J.H. Foster, J.J. McGuire, and M.D. Behn, 2011, Submarine landslides and slow earthquakes: Monitoring motion with GPS and seafloor geodesy, in Complexity in Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes, and Forecasting and Early Warning of their Hazards, Springer Complexity Encyclopedia, edited by W.H.K. Lee, ben-Avraham, D., Havlin, S., Helal, M.A., Sahimi, M., and Marchetti, M.C., 889-907.


Published in 2006–2010

  1. *Olive, J.-A., M.D. Behn, and B.E. Tucholke, 2010, The structure of oceanic core complexes controlled by the depth distribution of magma emplacement, Nature Geosci., v. 3, 491–495. [link to reprint]

  2. *Roland, E.C., M.D. Behn, and G. Hirth, 2010, Thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults: Implications for spatial distribution of seismicity, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 11, Q07001, doi:10.1029/2010GC003034.  [link to reprint]

  3. Conrad, C.P., and M.D. Behn, 2010, Constraints on lithosphere net rotation and asthenospheric viscosity from global mantle flow models and seismic anisotropy, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 11, Q05W05, doi:10.1029/2009GC002970.  [link to reprint]

  4. Shaw, A.M., M.D. Behn, S.E. Humphris, R.A. Sohn, and P.M. Gregg, 2010, Deep pooling of low degree melts and volatile fluxes at the 85ºE segment of the Gakkel Ridge: Evidence from olivine-hosted melt inclusions and glasses, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 289, 311–322.  [link to reprint]

  5. *Gregg, P.M., M.D. Behn, J. Lin, and T.L. Grove, 2009, Melt generation, crystallization, and extraction beneath segmented oceanic transform faults, J. Geophys. Res., v. 114, B11102, doi:10.1029/2008JB006100. [link to reprint]

  6. Behn, M.D., G. Hirth, and J.R. Elsenbeck, II, 2009, Implications of grain-size evolution on the seismic structure of the oceanic upper mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 282, 178-189. [link to reprint]

  7. *Krawczynski, M.J., M.D. Behn, S.B. Das, and I. Joughin, 2009, Rapid melt-water transport to the base of thick ice-sheets by hydro-fracture beneath supraglacial lakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 36, L10501, doi:10.1029/2008GL036765. [link to reprint]

  8. Behn, M.D. and G. Ito, 2008, Magmatic and tectonic extension at mid-ocean ridges: 1. Controls on fault characteristics, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 9, Q08O10, doi:10.1029/2008GC001965. [BehnIto-Gcubed2008.pdf]

  9. Ito, G. and M.D. Behn, 2008, Magmatic and tectonic extension at mid-ocean ridges: 2. Origin of axial morphology, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 9, Q09O12, doi:10.1029/2008GC001970. [ItoBehn-Gcubed2008.pdf]

  10. Tucholke, B.E., M.D. Behn, W.R. Buck, and J. Lin, 2008, The role of melt supply in oceanic detachment faulting and the formation of megamullions, Geology, v. 36, 455–458. [Tucholkeetal-Geology2008.pdf]

  11. van Keken, P.E., C. Currie, S.D. King, M.D. Behn, A. Cagnioncle, J. He, R. Katz, S.-C. Lin, E.M. Parmentier, M. Spiegelman, K. Wang, 2008, A community benchmark for subduction zone modeling, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., v. 171, 187–197. [link to reprint]

  12. Das, S.B., I. Joughin, M.D. Behn, I.H. Howat, M.A. King, D. Lizarralde, and M.P. Bhatia, 2008, Water-driven fracture propagation to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet during supraglacial lake drainage, Science, v. 320, 778–781. [link to reprint]

  13. Silver, P.G. and M.D. Behn, 2008, Intermittent plate tectonics?, Science, 319, 85–88. [link to reprint]  [link to comment & reply]

  14. Mittelstaedt, E., G. Ito, and M.D. Behn, 2008, Mid-ocean ridge jumps associated with hotspot magmatism, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 266, 256–270. [link to reprint]

  15. Hacker, B.R., L. Mehl, P.B. Kelemen, M. Rioux, M.D. Behn, and P. Luffi, 2008, Reconstruction of the Talkeetna intra-oceanic arc of Alaska through thermobarometry, J. Geophys. Res., v. 113, doi:10.1029/2007JB005208. [link to reprint]

  16. Montési, L.G.J. and M.D. Behn, 2007, Mantle flow and melting at oblique and ultraslow mid-ocean ridges, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L24307, doi:10.1029/2007GL031067.[MontesiBehn-GRL2007.pdf]

  17. Behn, M.D., G. Hirth and P.B. Kelemen, 2007, Lower crustal foundering as a mechanism for trench parallel anisotropy, Science, v. 317, 108111. [link to reprint]

  18. *Gregg, P.M., J. Lin, M.D. Behn, and L.G.J. Montesi, 2007, Spreading rate dependence of gravity anomalies along oceanic transform faults, Nature, v. 448, 183187. [link to reprint]

  19. Conrad, C.P., M.D. Behn, and P.G. Silver, Global Mantle Flow and the Development of Seismic Anisotropy: Differences Between the Oceanic and Continental Upper Mantle, J. Geophys. Res., v. 112, B07317, doi:10.1029/2006JB004608. [link to reprint] [download model]

  20. Behn, M.D., M.S. Boettcher and G. Hirth, 2007, The thermal structure of oceanic transform faults, Geology, v. 35, 307310. [Behnetal-Geology2007.pdf]

  21. Behn, M.D. and P.B. Kelemen, 2006, The stability of arc lower crust: Insights from the Talkeetna Arc section, south-central Alaska and the seismic structure of modern arcs, J. Geophys. Res., v. 111, B11207, doi:10.1029/2006JB00427. [link to reprint]

  22. Behn, M.D., W.R. Buck, and I.S. Sacks, 2006, Topographic controls on dike injection in volcanic rift zones, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 246, 188196. [link to reprint]

  23. Brooks, B.A., J.H. Foster, M. Bevis, L.N. Frazer, C.J. Wolfe, and M.D. Behn, 2006, Periodic slow earthquakes on the flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawai’i, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 246, 207216. [link to reprint]

  24. Silver, P.G., M.D. Behn, K. Kelley, M. Schmitz, and B. Savage, 2006, Understanding cratonic flood basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 245, 190201. [link to reprint]

  25. Kujawinski, E.B. and M.D. Behn, 2006, Automated analysis of electrospray ionization fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectra of natural organic matter, Anal. Chem., v. 78, 43634373. [link to reprint]


Published 2000–2005

  1. Cowie, P., J. Underhill, M.D. Behn, J. Lin, and C. Gill, 2005, Spatio-temporal evolution of strain accumulation derived from multi-scale observations of Late Jurassic rifting in the northern North Sea: A critical test of models for lithospheric extension, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 234, 401–419. [link to reprint]

  2. Behn, M.D., J. Lin, and M.T. Zuber, 2004, Effects of hydrothermal cooling and magma injection on mid-ocean ridge temperature structure, deformation, and axial morphology, in Mid-Ocean Ridges: Hydrothermal Interactions Between the Lithosphere and Oceans, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 148, edited by C.R. German, J. Lin, and L.M. Parson, pp. 151–166, AGU, Washington, DC. [AGUMono2004.pdf]

  3. Behn, M.D., C.P. Conrad, and P.G. Silver, 2004, Detection of upper mantle flow associated with the African superplume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 224, 259–274. [link to reprint]

  4. Behn, M.D., J.M. Sinton, and R.S. Detrick, 2004, Effect of the Galápagos Hotspot on seafloor volcanism along the Galápagos Spreading Center (90.9º97.6ºW), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 217, 331–347. [link to reprint]

  5. Behn, M.D., and P.B. Kelemen, 2003, The relationship between seismic P-wave velocity and the composition of anhydrous igneous and meta-igneous rocks, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 4, 1041, doi:10.1029/2002GC000393. [link to reprint]

  6. Sinton, J.M., R.S. Detrick, J.P. Canales, G. Ito, and M.D. Behn, 2003, Morphology and segmentation of the western Galápagos Spreading Center, 90.5º98ºW: Plume-ridge interaction at an intermediate spreading ridge, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 4, 8515, doi:10.1029/2003GC000609. [link to reprint]

  7. Behn, M.D., J. Lin, and M.T. Zuber, 2002, Evidence for weak oceanic transform faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 29, 2207, doi:10.1029/2002GL015612. [link to reprint]

  8. Behn, M.D., J. Lin, and M.T. Zuber, 2002, A continuum mechanics model for normal faulting using a strain-rate softening rheology: Implications for thermal and rheological controls on continental and oceanic rifting, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 202, pp. 725–740. [link to reprint]

  9. Detrick, R.S., J.M. Sinton, G. Ito, J.P. Canales, M. Behn, T. Blacic, B. Cushman, J.E. Dixon, D. Graham, and J. Mahoney, 2002, Correlated geophysical, geochemical and volcanological manifestations of plume-ridge interaction along the Galápagos Spreading Center, Geochem., Geophys., Geosys., v. 3, doi:10.1029/2002GC000350. [link to reprint]

  10. Behn, M.D., J. Lin, and M.T. Zuber, 2002, Mechanisms of normal fault development at midocean ridges, J. Geophys. Res., v. 107, doi:10.1029/2001JB000503. [link to reprint]

  11. Behn, M.D. and J. Lin, 2000, Segmentation in gravity and magnetic anomalies along the U.S. East Coast passive margin: Implications for incipient structure of the oceanic lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., v. 105, pp. 25,769–25,790. [link to reprint]

  12. Behn, M.D. and M.T. Zuber, 2000, A comparison of ocean topography derived from the Shuttle Laser Altimeter 01 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, v. 38, pp. 1425–1438. [BehnZuber-IEEE2000.pdf]


Published before 2000

  1. Behn, M.D., J.D. Eusden, Jr., and J.A. Notte III, 1998, A threedimensional gravity model of the southern contact of the Sebago Pluton, Maine, Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 35, pp. 649–656.