Key to Publications

I have sought to understand earth processes by integrating physics and chemistry into process models that can interpret and be tested by observations.  For convenience the papers and other materials are presented in chronological lists and also classified by topic.   Each numbered entry is linked to its pdf.    A topic “tree” visualization can be found here.  Summary papers are underlined.

Viscosity of Earth’s Mantle/Glacial Isostatic Adjustment [5,15,28,38,40,55,116,127 128,138,140]

Intrusion-related flow and resources (and ridge convection) [7,8,10,11,12,13,18,20,25,27,33,46,49,56,58,66,67,68,77,89,97,104,106,114,115,124,R1,R2,R3,R5,R10]

Sedimentation-related flow and resources [26,30,34,39,44,48,50,53,54,60,73,75,79,85,91,92,94,107,139,141,146]

Gas-related processes [51,62,69,70,71,72,74,78,80,81,83,87,88,90,93,96,98,100,101,102,105,109,110,112,120,142,143]

Dump and in-situ leaching [6,7,9,14,16,17,47]

Nanoparticle tracers [4,123,130,131,131s,132,133,134,135,136,137,144]

Geochemical [23,29,31,37,41,43,57,82,108,117,119,125]

Geophysical [1,2,3,24,32,35,36,61,64,65,76,84,86]

Mathematical [32,52,59,98,99,103,126.1,R4,R7]

Societal/practical [19,21,22,42,111,113,118,118a,121,122,124,126,129, L1,L2,L3,L3a,L4,L5,L6,L7,L8,L9,L10,L11,R6,R6.1,R8,R9]


1. Phinney, R.A., and L.M. Cathles, 1969, Diffraction of P by the Core: A Study of Long-Period Amplitudes Near the Edge of the Shadow, Jour. of Geophys. Res., 74:1556-1574.

2. Kalliokoski, J., and L.M. Cathles, 1969, Morphology, Mode of Formation, and Digenetic Changes in Framboids, Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland, 41:125-133.

3. Norton, Denis L., and L.M. Cathles, 1973, Breccia Pipes – Products of Exsolved Vapor from Magmas, Econ. Geol., 68:540-546.

4. Cathles, L.M., H.R. Spedden, and E.E. Malouf, 1974, A Tracer Technique to Measure the Diffusional Accessibility of Matrix Block Mineralization, Chapter 9 in Proceedings of the Symposium on Solution Mining, F. F. Aplan, W. F. McKinnely and A. D. Pernichele eds., Society of Mining Engineers AIME, p. 129-147.

5. Cathles, L.M., 1975, The Viscosity of the Earth’s Mantle, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 386.

6. Cathles, L.M., and J. A. Apps, 1975, A Model of the Dump Leaching Process that Incorporates Oxygen Balance, and Air Convection, Metall. Trans., 6B:617-624.

7. Cathles, L.M., 1977, An Analysis of the Cooling of Intrusives by Ground Water Convection Which Includes Boiling, Econ. Geol., 72:804-826.

8. Cathles, L.M., DA Reese, and L.E. Murr, 1977, Dump Leaching – Theory, Experiment and Practice, American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting on Energy and Mineral Resource Recovery, CONF-770440, p. 584-595.

9. Murr, L.E., L.M. Cathles, DA Reese, JB. Hiskey, CJ Popp, J. A. Brierly, D. Bloss, V.K. Berry, WJ. Schlitt, and P.C. Hsu, 1977, Chemical Biological, and Metallurgical Aspects of Large Scale Column Leaching Experiments for Solution Mining and In Situ Leaching, In Situ, 1(3):209-233.

10. Cathles, L.M., 1978, Hydrodynamic Constraints on the Formation of Kuroko Deposits, Mining Geology, 28:257-265.

11. Fehn, U., L.M. Cathles, and HD Holland, 1978, Hydrothermal Convection and Uranium Deposits in Abnormally Radioactive Plutons, Econ. Geol., 73(8):1556-1566.

12. Fehn, U., and L.M. Cathles, 1979, Hydrothermal Convection at Slow-Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges, Tectonophysics, 55:239- 260.

13. Norton, D. L., and L.M. Cathles, 1979, Thermal Aspects of Ore Deposition, Chapter 12 in Barnes, ed., Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits, 2nd edition, John Wiley, New York.

14. Cathles, L.M., 1979, Predictive Capabilities of a Finite Difference Model of Copper Leaching in Low Grade Industrial Sulfide Waste Dumps, Math Geology, 11(2):175-191.

15. Cathles, L.M., 1980, Interpretation of Postglacial Isostatic Adjustment Phenomena in Terms of Mantle Rheology, in Morner, NA, ed., Earth Rheology, Isostasy, and Eustacy, John Wiley, New York, 11-43.

16. Cathles, L.M., and L.E. Murr, 1980, Evaluation of an Experiment Involving Large Scale Column Leaching of a Low Grade Copper Sulfide Waste: a Critical Test of a Model of the Waste Leaching Process, in, WJ. Schlitt, ed., Leaching and Recovering Copper from As-Mined Minerals, Society of Mining Engineers, 29-48.

17. Cathles, L.M., and WJ. Schlitt, 1980, A Model of the Dump Leaching Process that Incorporates Oxygen Balance, Heat Balance, and Two-dimensional Air Convection, in WJ. Schlitt, ed., Leaching and Recovering Copper from As-Mined Minerals, 5-27.

18. Cathles, L.M., 1980, Modeling Hydrothermal Ore Deposit Genesis, Earth and Mineral Sciences, 49(5)

19. Cathles, L.M., 1981, Strategies for Research on Ore Deposits: in Mineral Resources: Genetic Understanding for Practical Applications, National Research Council Geophysics Study Committee, National Academy Press, 105-110.

20. Cathles, L.M., 1981, Fluid Flow and Hydrothermal Ore Deposits, Econ. Geol., 75th Anniversary Volume, 424-457.

21. Cathles, L.M., 1982, Acid Mine Drainage, Earth and Mineral Sciences Bulletin, 51(4):37-41.

22. Cathles, L.M., 1982, Mineral Deposits Research Review for Industry, Earth and Mineral Sciences Bulletin, 52(1):5-8.

23. Eary, L.E., and L.M. Cathles, 1983, The Kinetics of Uranium Dioxide Dissolution in Acidic Hydrogen Peroxide Solutions, Metallurgical Transactions, 14B:10.

24. Cathles, L.M., A. L. Guber, T. C. Lenagh, and F. O. Dudas, 1983, Kuroko Type Massive Sulfide Deposits: Products of an Aborted Island Arc Rift, Economic Geology, Monograph. #5:96-114.

25. Cathles, L.M., 1983, An Analysis of the Hydrothermal System Responsible for Massive Sulfide Deposition in the Hokuroku Basin of Japan, Econ. Geol., Monograph. #5:439-487.

26. Cathles, L.M., and A. T. Smith, 1983, Thermal Constraints on the Formation of Mississippi Valley Type Lead-Zinc Deposits and Their Implications for Episodic Basin Dewatering and Deposit Genesis, Econ. Geol., 78:983-1002.

27. Fehn, U., K. E. Green, RP Von Herzen, and L.M. Cathles, 1983, Numerical Models for the Hydrothermal Field at the Galapagos Spreading Center, Journal of Geophysical Research, 88(B2):1033-1048.

28. Fjeldskaar, W., and L.M. Cathles, 1984, Measurement Requirements for Glacial Uplift Detection of Non-Adiabatic Density Gradients in the Mantle, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 89(B12):10115-10124.

29. Eary, L.E., H. L. Barnes, and L.M. Cathles, 1986, Acidic Rate- and Flow-Controlled Dissolution of Uranite Ores, Metall. Trans., 17B:405-413.

30. Fehn, U., and L.M. Cathles, 1986, The Influence of Plate Movement on the Evolution of Hydrothermal Convection Cells in the Ocean Crust, Tectonophysics, 125:289-312.

31. Cathles, L.M., 1986, The Geologic Solubility of Gold from 200-350°C, and its Implications for gold-base metal ratios in vein and stratiform deposits, Canada Inst. Mining and Met., Sp. Vol. 38:187-208.

32. Cathles, L.M., 1987, A Simple Analytical Method for Calculating Temperature Perturbations in a Basin Caused by Flow of Water Through Thin, Shallow-Dipping Aquifers, Applied Geochemistry, 2:649-655.

33. Cathles, L.M., 1990, Scales and Effects of Fluid Flow in the Upper Crust, Science, 248:323-229.

34. Cathles, L.M., M. Schoell, R. Simon, 1990, CO2 Generation During Steam Flooding: A Geologically-Based Kinetic Model That Includes Carbon Isotope Effects and Application to High Temperature Steamfloods, SPE Reservoir Eng., Nov., 524-530.

35. Cathles, L.M., and Nunns, A.G., 1991, Geological Note: A temperature probe survey on the Louisiana Shelf: Effects of bottomwater temperature variations, Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 75(1):180-186.

36. Cathles, L.M., and Hallam, A., 1991, Stress induced changes in plate density, Vail sequences, epeirogeny, and short-lived global sea level fluctuations, Tectonics, 10: 659-671.

37. Cathles, L.M., 1991, The importance of vein selvaging in controlling the intensity and character of subsurface alteration in Hydrothermal systems, Econ. Geol., 86:466-471.

38. Fjeldskaar, W. and Cathles, L.M., 1991, The present rate of uplift of Fennoscandia implies a low-viscosity aesthenosphere, Terra Nova, 3:393-400.

39. Anderson, RN, L.M. Cathles, and H.R. Nelson, Jr., 1991, ‘Data Cube’ depicting fluid flow history in Gulf Coast sediments, Oil & Gas Journal, Nov. 4, 1991.

40. Fjeldskaar, W. and Cathles, L., Rheology of mantle and lithosphere inferred from post-glacial uplift in Fennoscandia in Sabadini, R. et al., eds., Glacial isostasy, sea-level and mantle rheology, Kluwer Academic Pub., Netherlands, 1991, 1-19

41. Cathles, L.M., 1992, Some simple models of chemical alteration caused by the movement of metamorphic fluids in the deeper parts of the crust, Earth Science Reviews, 32:133-135

42. Cathles, L.M., and Shea, M., 1992, Near-field high temperature transport: Evidence from the genesis of the Osamu Utsumi Uranium Mine Pocos de Caldas Alkaline Complex, Brazil, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 45:565-603

43. Jowett, E.C., Cathles, L.M., and Davis, B.W., 1993, Predicting depths of gypsum dehydration in evaporitic sedimentary basins, Amer. Asso. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 77(3):402-413

44. Cathles, L.M., Oszczepalski, S., and Jowett, E.C.,1993, Mass balance evaluation of the late diagenetic hypothesis for Kupferscheifer CU Mineralization in the Lubin Basin of SW Poland, Econ. Geol.,v. 88(4):948-956

46. Cathles, L.M., 1993, Oxygen isotope alteration in the Noranda Mining District, Abitibi greenstone belt, Quebec, Canada, Econ. Geol., 88(6):1483-1512

47. Cathles, L. M., 1993, Personal perspectives from attempts to model the industrial scale leaching of copper-bearing mine waste, in The Environmental Geochemistry of Sulfide Oxidation, Amer. Chem. Soc. Symposium Series, v. 550

48. Cathles, L.M., 1993, A discussion of flow mechanisms responsible for alteration and Mineralization in the Cambrian aquifers at the Ouachita-Arkoma Basin-Ozark System, in Horbury, AD and A.G. Robinson, eds., Diagenesis and Basin Development, Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Studies in Geology, #36.

49. Cathles, L.M., 1993, A capless 350° flow zone model to explain megaplumes, salinity variations, and high temperature veins in ridge axis hydrothermal systems, Econ. Geol., 88(8):1977-1988.

50. Eisenlohr, B.K., Tompkins, L.A., Cathles, L.M., et al., 1994, Mississippi Valley-type deposits: Products of brine expulsion by eustatically induced hydrocarbon generation? An example from northwestern Australia, Geology, 22:315-318.

51. Hunt, J.M., Whelan, J.K., Eglinton, LB, and Cathles, L.M., 1994, Gas Generation -a major cause of deep Gulf Coast overpressures, Oil & Gas Jour., July 18: 59-63.

52. Luo, M. Wood, JR., and Cathles, L.M., 1994, Prediction of thermal conductivity in reservoir rocks using fabric theory, Jour. of Appl. Geophy., 32:321-334.

53. Whelan, J. K., Eglinton, L. B., and Cathles, L. M., 1994, Pressure seals- interactions with organic matter, experimental observations and relation to a “hydrothermal plugging” hypothesis for pressure seal formation, in Basin Compartments and Seals, P. J. Ortoleva, Ed., AAPG Memoir 61, p. 97-117.

54. Roberts, S. J., Nunn, J. A., Cathles, L. M., and Cipriani, F. D., 1996, Expulsion of abnormally pressured fluids along faults, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, p. 28231-28252.

55. Cathles, L. M. and W. Fjeldskaar (1997), The influence of mantle viscosity from an inversion of the Fennoscandian relaxation spectrum- Comment, Geophysical Journal International, 128(2), p. 489-492.  Mitrovika reply.

56. Cathles, L. M., Erendi, A. H. J., and Barrie, T., 1997, How long can a hydrothermal system be sustained by a single intrusive event? Economic Geology, 92, p.766-771.

57. Cathles, L. M., 1997, Thermal aspects of ore formation, in Barnes, H. L., Ed., Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits, John Wiley, New York, p. 191-227.

58. Stein, H. J. and Cathles, L. M., 1997, A special issue on the timing and duration of hydrothermal events, Preface, Economic Geology, v. 92, p.763-765.

59. Revil, A., Cathles, L. M., Shosa, J. D., Pezard, P. A., and Larouziere, F. D., 1998, Capillary sealing in sedimentary basins: A clear field example, Geophysical Research Letters, 25, p389-392.

60. Hunt, J.M., Whelan, J.K., Eglinton, LB, and Cathles, L.M., 1998, Relation of shale porosities, gas generation, and compaction in the U.S. Gulf Coast, in Law, B. E., G. F. Ulmishek, and V. I. Slavin, eds., Abnormal pressures in hydrocarbon environments: AAPG Memoir 70, p87-104.

61. Revil, A., Cathles, L. M., Losh, S., and Nunn, J. A., 1998, Electrical conductivity in shaly sands with geophysical application, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 103, p. 23,925-23,936.

62. Meulbroek, P., Cathles, L. M., and Whelan, J., 1998, Phase fractionation in South Eugene Island Block 330, Organic Geochemistry, 29, p. 223-239.

63. Schoell, M. and Cathles, L. M., 1998, High CO2 in natural gases as a late stage high temperature component in the evolution of petroleum systems. Book of (Extended) Abstracts, 215th ACS National Meeting, Dallas.

64. Revil, A., Schwaiger, H., Cathles, L. M., and Manhardt, P. D., 1999, Streaming potential in porous media. 2. Theory and Application to Geothermal Systems, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 104, p. 20,033-20,048.

65. Revil, A. , and Cathles, L. M., 1999, Permeability of shaley sands, Water Resources Research, 35(3), p. 651-662

66. Barrie, C. T., L. M. Cathles, et al., 1999, Heat and fluid flow in volcanic-associated massive sulfide-forming hydrothermal systems: Volcanic-associated massive sulfide deposits; processes and examples in modern and ancient settings Reviews in Economic Geology, v. 8, p. 201-219.

67. Barrie, C. T., Cathles, L. M., and Erendi, A. E. 1999, Finite element, heat flow and fluid flow computer simulations for a deep ultramafic sill model for the giant Kidd Creek VMS deposit, Abitibi Subprovince, Canada: In Economic Geology Monograph 10, “The Giant Kidd Creek Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Western Abitibi Subprovince, Canada”, Hannington, M. D., and Barrie, C. T., eds., p. 201-219

68. Barrie, T., Erendi, A., and Cathles, L. M., 2001, Paleo-seafloor volcanic-associated massive sulfide mineralization related to a cooling komatiite flow, Abitibi subprovince, Economic Geology, 96, p. 1695-1700.

69. Cathles, L. M., 2001, Capillary seals as a cause of pressure compartmentation in sedimentary basins: Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Basins: Global and Gulf of Mexico Experience, Houston, Texas, GCSSEPM, p. 561-571.

70. Shosa, J. D. and L. M. Cathles, 2001, Experimental investigation of capillary blockage of two phase flow in layered porous media: Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Basins: Global and Gulf of Mexico Experience, Houston, Texas, GCSSEPM, p. 721- 740.

71. Revil, A. and L. M. Cathles, 2001, The porosity-depth pattern defined by 40 wells in Eugene Island South Addition, Block 330 Area, and its relation to pore pressure, fluid leakage, and seal migration: Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Basins: Global and Gulf of Mexico Experience, Houston, Texas, GCSSEPM, p. 687-712.

72. Erendi, A. and L. M. Cathles, 2001, Gas capillary inhibition to oil production: Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Basins: Global and Gulf of Mexico Experience, Houston, Texas, GCSSEPM, p. 607-618.

73. Sassen, R., Losh, S., Cathles, L., Roberts, H., Whelan, J., Milkov, A., Sweet, S., DeFreitas, B., 2001, Massive vein-filling gas hydrate: relation to ongoing gas migration from the deep subsurface in the Gulf of Mexico; Mar. Petrol. Geol, V. 18, p. 551-560

74. Losh, S. D., Cathles, L. M., Meulbroek, P., 2002, Gas washing of oil along a regional transect, offshore Louisiana: Organic Geochemistry, v. 33, p. 655-663.

75. Losh, S., L. Walter, Martini, A., Meulbroek, P., Cathles, L. M., Whelan, J., 2002, Reservoir fluids and their migration into the South Eugene Island Block 330 reservoirs, offshore Louisiana: AAPG Bulletin, v. 86, p. 1463-1488.

76. A. Revil and L. M. Cathles III, 2002, Fluid transport by solitary waves along growing faults. A field example from the South Eugene Island basin, Gulf of Mexico, EPSL, 202, 321-335.

77. Barrie, C. T., L. M. Cathles, et al., Eds., 2002, Finite element heat and fluid-flow computer simulations of a deep ultramafic sill model for the giant Kidd Creek volcanic-associated massive sulfide deposit, Abitibi Subprovince, Canada, Economic Geology Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA, 529-540 p.

78. Cathles, L. M., 2002, Executive summary, Volume I in Cathles, L. M., Ed., Seal control of hydrocarbon migration and its physical and chemical consequences, Gas Research Institute Report GRI-03/0065, 29p.

79. Cathles, L. M., Wizevich, M., and Losh, S. L., 2002, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and GoCAD data base, Volume II in Cathles, L. M., Ed., Seal control of hydrocarbon migration and its physical and chemical consequences, Gas Research Institute Report GRI-03/0065, 51p.

80. Losh, S. L. and Cathles, L. M., Gas washing of oil and its consequences, 2002, Volume IV in Cathles, L. M., Ed., Seal control of hydrocarbon migration and its physical and chemical consequences, Gas Research Institute Report GRI-03/0065, 74p.

81. Cathles, L. M., and Losh, S. L., 2002, A modeling analysis of the hydrocarbon chemistry and gas washing, hydrocarbon fluxes, and reservoir filling, Volume V in Cathles, L. M., Ed., Seal control of hydrocarbon migration and its physical and chemical consequences, Gas Reseaerch Institute Report GRI-03/0065, 63p.

82. Cathles, L. M. and Shosa, J. D., 2002, A theoretical analysis of the inorganic alteration by flow of brine through seals, Volume VI in Cathles, L. M., Ed., Seal control of hydrocarbon migration and its physical and chemical consequences, Gas Research Institute Report GRI-03/0065, 69p.

83. Cathles, L. M., 2003, Gas: A messenger form subsurface resources, GasTIPS, 9(2), p. 25-27.

84. Cornelius, R. R., Cathles, L. M., and Erendi, A., 2003, An automated method for inferring 3-D salt movement from the suprasalt sedimentation pattern, in S. J. Duppenbecker and R. W. Marzi eds., Multidimensional basin modeling, AAPG Discovery Series, 7, p. 197-216.

85. Cathles, L. M., Colling, E. L., Erendi, A., Wach, G. D., Hoffman, M. W., Manhardt, P. D., 2003, 3D flow modeling in complex fault networks; illustration of new methods with an exploration application in offshore Nigeria, in S. J. Duppenbecker and R. W. Marzi eds., Multidimensional basin modeling, AAPG Discovery Series, 7, p. 177-195.

86. Cathles, L. M., Cherkasov, S. V., Vishnevskaya, N. A., 2003, Convective modeling based on geophysical imaging of deep crustal intrusions- A new foundation for mineral exploration?, Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, v. 8, p 1-4.

87. Chen, D, and Cathles, L.M., 2003, A kinetic model that predicts the pattern and amounts of hydrate precipitated beneath the Bush Hill vent site, Green Canyon Block 185, Gulf of Mexico: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 108 (B1), 14p.

88. Chen, D. F., Cathles, L. M. and Roberts, H. H., 2003, The chemical signatures of variable gas venting at hydrate sites, Mar. Pet. Geol., v. 21, p 317-326.

89. Hannington, M. D., Santaguida, F., Kjarsgaard, I. M., Cathles, L. M., 2003, Regional-scale hydrothermal alteration in the Central Blake River Group, western Abitibi subprovince, Canada: implications for VMS prospectivity, Mineralium Deposita, v. 38, p. 393-422.

90. Cathles, L. M. and Chen, D. F., 2004, A compositional kinetic model of hydrate crystallization and dissolution, J. Geophys. Res., v. 109, B08102, doi:10.1029/2003JB002910, 10 p.

91. Cathles, L. M., 2004, Hydrocarbon generation, migration, and venting in a portion of the offshore Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Basin, The Leading Edge, August, 7 p.

92. Meulbroek, P., Cathles, L.M. and Goddard, W. A. (2004) , in J. M. Cubitt, W. A. England, and S. R. Larter eds. Understanding petroleum reservoirs; towards an integrated reservoir engineering geochemical approach, Geological Society Special Publications, 237, p 89-98.

93. Chen, D., F., and Cathles, L. M., 2005, On the thermal impact of gas venting and hydrocarbon crystallization, J. Geophys. Res., v. 110, B11204, doi.1029/204/JB003533, 13p.

94. Chen, D. F., Y. Y. Huang, X. L. Yuan, L. M. Cathles , 2005, Seep carbonates and preserved methane oxidizing and sulfate reducing bacteria fossils suggest recent gas venting on the seafloor in the northeastern South China Sea, Marine and Petroleum Geology 22(5), p. 613-621.

95. Chen, Duofu, Dong, F., Chen, G, Chen, X, and Cathles, L.M. (2005) Evolution of a marine gas venting system and its impact on gas hydrate crystallization, Acta Sedimentologica Sinica, 23(2), p. 323-328.

96. Whelan, J., L. Eglinton, L. Cathles, S. Losh, and H. Roberts, 2005, Surface and subsurface manifestation of gas movement through a N-S transect of the Gulf of Mexico, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 22(4), p. 479-497.

97. Cathles, L. M., and Adams, J. J., 2005, Fluid flow and petroleum and mineral resources in the upper (<20 km) continental crust, Economic Geology 100th Anniv. Vol., p. 77-110.

98. Roberts, H. H., Fillon R.H., and Cathles, L.M. (2005) Gas-charging of late Pleistocene shelf-edge delta reservoirs and dissociation of gas hydrate, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Trans. Gulf Coast Assoc. of Geological Societies, 55, p696-709.

99. Cathles, L. M, Chen Duo Fu, & Nicholson B, 2006, A dimensionless vent number characterizing the thermal impact of fluid discharge through planar and cylindrical vents with particular application to seafloor gas vents crystallizing hydrate. Jour. Geophys. Res., 111, B10205, doi:10.1029/2005JB004221.

100. Chen, D. F., Z. Su, L. M. Cathles , 2006, Types of gas hydrates in marine environments and their thermodynamic characteristics, Terrestrial Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, 17(4): 723-727.

101. Chen, D. F., Dong Feng, Zheng Su, Zhi Guang Song, Guang Qian Chen, Lawrence M. Cathles III (2006), Pyrite crystallization at seep carbonate and hydrate site, Materials Science and Engineering, C26, p. 602-605.

102. Cathles, L. M., 2007, Changes in sub-water table fluid flow at the end of the Proterozoic and its implications for gas pulsars and MVT Lead-zinc deposits, Geofluids, 7, p. 209-226 (doi:10.111/j.1468-8123.2007.00176.x).

103. Cathles, L. MacLagan, Cathles, L. M., and Albert, M. R., 2007, A physically based method for correcting temperature profile measurements made using thermocouples, Journal of Glaciology, 53(181), p.298-304.

104. Cathles, L. M. and Shannon, R., 2007, How potassium silicate alteration suggests the formation of porphyry ore deposits begins with the nearly explosive but barren expulsion of large volumes of magmatic water, EPSL, 262, p. 92-108.

105. Cathles, L. M. and Schoell, M., 2007, Modeling natural gas and CO2 generation and migration in sedimentary basins, Geofluids, 7, p441-450 (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2007.00198.x).

106. Carr, P., Cathles, L. M., and Barrie, C. T., 2009, On the size and spacing of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits within a district with application to the Matagami District, Quebec, Economic Geology, 103, p. 1395-1409.

107. Cathles, L. M., 2009, The potential benefits to the basin modeling enterprise of modularization and incorporating organic and inorganic chemical change, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, p. 487-494.

108. Hiorth, A., Cathles, L. M., and Madland, M. V., (2010), The impact of pore water chemistry on carbonate surface charge and oil wetability, Transport in Porous Media, 85(1), 1-21.

109. Cathles, L. M., Su, Zheng, and Chen, DuoFu, (2010), The physics of gas chimney ad pockmark formation, with implications for assessment of seafloor hazards and gas sequestration, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, 82-91 (doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.09.010.

110. Cathles, L. M., Su, Zheng, and Chen, DuoFu, (2010), Corregendum to “The physics of gas chimney ad pockmark formation, with implications for assessment of seafloor hazards and gas sequestration” [Mar. Petrol. Geol. 27 (2010) 82-91], Marine and Petroleum Geology, xxx, p 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.01.004

111. Cathles, L. M., 2010, A path forward, Views III, SEG Newsletter #83, October, p18-20.

112. Losh, S. and Cathles, L., (2010), Phase fractionation and oil-condensate mass balance in the South Marsh Island Block 208-239 area, offshore Louisiana, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, p. 267-275. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.10.004

113. Cathles, L., (2010), Drilling is worth the risk, Forbs, September 4,… .

114. Cathles, L. M., (Online First, 23 June 2010) What processes at mid-ocean ridges tell us about volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits, Mineralium Deposita. DOI 10.1007/s00126-010-0292-9.

115. Cathles, L. M. (2011) Reply to comment by Hannington “Are black smokers copper plating the ocean floor?”, Mineralium Deposita, 46, p. 665-669, doi 10.1007/s00126-011-0330-2.

116. Amantov, A., Fjeldskaar, W, and Cathles, L.M. (2011) Glacial erosion/sedimentation of the Baltic Region and the effect on postglacial rebound, Chapter 3 in J. Harff et al. (eds.) The Baltic Sea Basin, Central and Eastern European Development Studies (CEEDES), DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17220-5_3, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

117. Madland, M. V., Hiorth, A., Omdal, E., Megawati, M., Hildebrand-Habel, T.,Korsmes, R.I., Evje, S., and Cathles, L.M. (2011) Chemical alterations induced by rock-fluid interactions when injecting brines in high porosity chalks Transp. Porous Med., 87, 679-702.

118. Cathles LM, Brown L, Taam M, and Hunter A (2012) A commentary on “The greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas in shale formations” by R.W. Howarth, R. Santoro, and Anthony Ingraffea, Climatic Change, 113(2) p 525-535. DOI 10.1007/s10584- 011-0333-0.  Response to Howarth’s reply.

119. Hiorth, A., Cathles, L. M., Kolmes, J., Vikane, O., Lohne, A. , Korsnes, R. I., and Madland, M. V., (submitted), Surface and aqueous chemistry of calcite in equilibrium with CO2(g)- importance for wettability change in carbonate rocks, Petroleum Science and Technology.

120. Cathles, LM (2012) Assessing the greenhouse impact of natural gas, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13(6), doi: 10.1029/2012GC004032, 18p. %20Assessing%20GH%20Impact%20Natural%20Gas.pdf

121. Young J and L Cathles (2012) Drilling has a long history in Tompkins Co., Guest Viewpoint Ithaca Journal, Tuesday July 31.

122. Cathles, LM (2012) Is shale gas and attractive transition energy option for India?, Energy (a quarterly magazine of the society of energy engineers and managers/India), October-December, p 15-21.

123. Subramanian, S., Li, Y, Cathles, L.M. (2013) Assessing preferential flow by simultaneously injecting nanoparticle and chemical tracers, Water Resources Research, 49(1), p. 29-42. (online Jan 10, 2013) doi:10.1029/2012WR012148.

124. Cathles LM (2013) Future Rx: optimism, preparation, acceptance of risk, in: Jenkin, G. R. T., Lusty, P. A. J.,Mcdonald, I., Smith,M. P., Boyce, A. J.&Wilkinson, J. J. (eds) Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 393, published online October 24,

125. Hiorth, A, Jettestuen E., Cathles LM, and Madland MV (2013) Precipitation, dissolution, and ion exchange processes coupled with a lattice Boltamann advection diffusion solver, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 104, p 99-110.

126. Cao, Y. Chen, D, and Cathles, L. M. (2013) A kinetic model for the methane hydrate precipitated from venting gas at cold seep sites at Hydrate Ridge, Cascadia margin, Oregon. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: SOLID EARTH, VOL. 118, 1–13, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50351

126.1 Liu, Hongyi and L. M. Cathles (2013) Molecular dynamics (MD) calculation of the real zeta potential of neutral surfaces, PRLms, 5p.

127. Cathles, L. M., and Fjeldskaar, W. (2014) Arsaken til dagens havnivastigning [Cause of present rate of sea level change],, 10 April 2014,

128. Cathles, L. M., and Fjeldskaar, W. (2014) Hvor hoyt star havet i 2214? [What will sea level be in 2214?] ,, 24 April 2014,

129. Engelder, T, Cathles, LM, Bryndzia, LT.(2014) The fate of residual treatment water in gas shale, Journal of unconventional oil and gas resources, 7, p33-48

130. Li Yan Vivian, Cathles LM, and Archer L (2014) Nanoparticle tracers in calcium carbonate porous media, J. Nanopart Res, 16:2541, 14p. DOI 10.1007/s11051-014-2541-9

131. Li Yan Vivian and Cathles LM (2014) Retention of silica nanoparticles on calcium carbonate sands immersed in electrolyte solutions, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 436, 1-8.  Supplemental Material

132. Yao C, Guanglun L, Cathles L, and Steenhuis T, 2014, Pore-Scale Investigation of Micron-Size Polyacrylamide Elastic Microspheres (MPEMs) Transport and Retention in Saturated Porous Media, Environmental Science and Technology, 48, p 5329- 5335,

133. Zhang Long-li, Yang Chao-he, Wang Ji-Quan, Li Li, Li Yan Vivian, Cathles Lawrence (2015) Study of the dipole moment of asphaltene molecules through dielectric measuring, Fuel 140, 609-615

134. Xu,Yisheng, Chen, Lin, Zhao,Yushi, Cathles, Lawrence M., and Ober, Christopher K. (2015) Supercritical CO2-philic Nanoparticles suitable for determining the viability of Carbon Sequestration in Shale, Environmental Science Nano, 2, p288-296. DOI: 10.1039/c5en00003c

135. Yao, Chanjin, Guanglun Lei, Yushi Zhao, TS Steenhuis, LM Cathles (2016) A dual-tracer method for assessment of reservoir heterogeneity, Journal of China University of Petroleum, 40(1), p108-115. doi:10. 3969 / j. issn. 1673-5005. 2016. 01. 015

136. Li, Yan Vivian and LM Cathles (2016) The surface interactions of a near-neutral carbon nanoparticle tracer with calcite, J. Nanoparticle Reseaerch, 18:71, 14p. DOI 10.1007/s11051-016-3383-4.

137. Yao, Chuanjin, Yushi Zhao, Guanglun Lei, Tammo S. Steenhuis, and Lawrence M. Cathles (2017) Inert carbon nanoparticles for the assessment of preferential flow in saturated dual-permeability porous media, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 56, 7365-7374. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00194.

138. Kachuck, S. B., and L.M. Cathles, 2018, Constraining the Geometry and Volume of the Barents Sea Ice Sheet, J. Quaternary Science, ISSN 0267-8179. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3031

139. Cathles, L. M., 2019, On the processes that produce hydrocarbon and mineral resources in sedimentary basins, Geosciences, 9, 520, doi:10.3390/geosciences9120520.

140. Kachuck, S. B., and L. M. Cathles, III, 2019, Benchmark computation of time-domain viscoelastic Love numbers for adiabatic mantles, Geophysical Journal International, 218, 2136-2149.

141. Malin P. E., P. C. Leary, Lawrence M. Cathles, and Christopher C. Barton, 2020, Observational and critical state physics descriptions of long-range flow structures, Geosciences, 10, 50, doi:10.3390/geosciences10020050.

142. Prinzhofer A, and Lawrence Cathles, 2020, What pulsating H2 emissions suggest about the H2 resource in the Sao Francisco Basin of Brazil, Geosciences, 10, 149; doi:10.3390/geosciences10040149.

143. Simon J, Fulton P, Peinzhofer A, and Cathles L, 2020, Earth Tides and H2 venting in the Sao Francisco Basin, Brazil, Geosciences 10, 414, 3p, doi:10.3390/geosciences10100414.

144. Sinclair L, Brown J, Salim M G, May D, Guilvaiee B, Hawkins A, and Cathles L, Optimization of fluorescence and surface adsorption of citric acid/ethanolamine carbon nanoparticles for subsurface tracers, Carbon, 169. P 395-402,

145. Cathles, L. M., 2020, Hydrologic challenges to heating Cornell using Earth Source Heat (ESH) and a strategy for meeting them. Technical report, 22 p.

146. Cathles L and Fjeldskaar W, submitted, A summary of “Future advances in basin modeling: suggestions from current observations, analyses and simulations, Geosciences.

147. Durga S, Beckers K, Taam M, Horowitz F, Cathles L, and Tester J, in preparation, Techno-economic analysis of decarbonizing building heating in Upstate New York using seasonal borehole energy storage.

148. May, Daniel F., Bahareh Hassanpour, Laura Sinclair, and Lawrence Cathles, in preparation, Hydrophobic adsorption of carbon nanoparticles in sand-packed columns 


[R1] 1976 Stream function – conservation of mass method for calculating the cooling of an intrusion

[R2] 1978 Fluid flow in naturally fractured rock at Safford Arizona

[R3] 1982 Hydrologic aspects of gold deposits (boiling and Au deposition)

[R4] 1986 Diffusion into a layer

[R5] 1982 Mid-ocean ridge convection and Sea Floor Massive Sulfide Deposits

[R6,6.1] 1996 Techno-economic evaluation of CO2 sequestration by mineral deposition

[R7] 1997 On the increase of the thermal gradient caused by erosion

[R8] 2007 Report on student/community project to understand Ithaca’s South Hill TCE contamination

[R9] 2007 Calculations placing Marcellus gas resource in context of other energy resources

[R10] 2019 Documentation of Noranda 18O Oxygen Isotope collection transferred to Laurentian University.  Material is available to researchers.

[R11] 2020 Hydrologic challenges to Cornell’s Earth Source Heat project


[L1] 2009 Letter to Ithaca Journal on the size of the Marcellus gas resource

[L2] 2010 Contribution to Forbs stating gulf oil drilling is worth the risk

[L3, L3a] 2011 Letter to Ithaca Journal on Tompkins Co. energy options

[L4] Article in Tompkins Weekly describing class study on local energy needs

[L5] 2014 Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on hydro-fracturing

[L6] 2017 Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYSDEC on the safety of continued salt mining under Lake Cayuga

[L7] 2017 Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo responding to comments on [L6]

[L8] 2017 Testimony to Lansing Village Board on salt mining under Lake Cayuga

[L9] 2017 (August) Lansing Star- “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die”

[L10] 2017 (July) Lansing Star- Shaft #4 poses no risk

[L11] 2017 (November) Lansing Star- Assemblywoman Lifton’s recommendation to ban salt mining under Lake Cayuga is misguided

Videos (too large to include on web site)

[V1] Masters student Travis Duran on Capillary sealing

[V2] 2020 GSA talk summarizing “Shosa” type capillary seals


[S1] Overview of hydrothermal system modeling

[S2] Overview of capillary seal investigations