Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2019

Foulger, G.R., Schiffer, C. & Peace, A. (accepted). A New Paradigm for the North Atlantic Realm. Earth-Science Reviews.

Schiffer, C., Doré, A.G., Foulger, G.R., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon, L., Holdsworth, R., Kusznir, N., Lundin, E., McCaffrey, K., Peace, A., Petersen, Phillips, T., K., Stephenson,  R., Stoker, M. & Welford, J. K. (2019) Structural inheritance in the North Atlantic. Earth-Science Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102975

Foulger, G., Doré, A., Emeleus, H., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon, L., Hey, R., Holdsworth, R., Hole, M., Höskuldsson, Á., Julian, B., Kusznir, N., Martinez, F., McCaffrey, K., Natland, J., Peace, A., Petersen, K., Schiffer, C., Stephenson., R & Stoker, M. (2019) A continental Greenland-Iceland-Faroe Ridge. Earth-Science Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102926

Heron, P., Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Welford, J. K., Wilson, R., van Hunen, J., & Pysklywec, R. (2019) Segmentation of rifts through structural inheritance: Creation of the Davis Strait. Tectonics. DOI:10.1029/2019TC005578

Sandoval, L., Welford, J. K., MacMahon, H., & Peace, A. (2019) Determining continuous basins across conjugate margins: The East Orphan, Porcupine, and Galicia Interior basins of the southern North Atlantic Ocean. Marine and Petroleum Geology. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.06.047

Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Ball, P., & Nirrengarten, M. (2019) Deformable plate tectonic models of the southern North Atlantic. Journal of Geodynamics. DOI:10.1016/j.jog.2019.05.005

Peace, A., Phethean, J., Franke, D., Foulger, G., Schiffer, C., Welford, K., McHone, G., Rocchi, S., Schnabel, M., & Doré, A. (2019) A review of Pangaea dispersal and Large Igneous Provinces – in search for causative mechanisms. Earth-Science Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102902

Geng, M., Welford, J. K., Farquharson, C. & Peace A. (2019), 3-D inversion of airborne gravity gradiometry data for the Budgell Harbour Stock, Newfoundland: A case history using a probabilistic approach. Geophysics. DOI: 10.1190/geo2018-0407.1

2018

Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Geng, M., Sandeman, H., Gaetz, B. & Ryan, S. (2018), Rift-related magmatism on magma-poor margins: Structural and potential-field analysis of the Mesozoic Notre Dame Bay intrusions, Newfoundland, Canada and their link to North Atlantic Opening. TectonophysicsDOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.025

Welford, J. K., Peace, A., Geng, M., Dehler, S. & Dickie, K. (2018) Crustal structure of Baffin Bay from constrained 3-D gravity inversion and deformable plate tectonic models. Geophysical Journal International. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggy193

Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Geng, M., Sandeman, H., Gaetz, B. & Ryan, S. (2018), Structural geology data and 3-D subsurface models of the Budgell Harbour Stock and associated dykes, Newfoundland, Canada. Data in Brief. DOI:10.1016/j.dib.2018.10.072

Peace, A., Dempsey, E., Schiffer, C., Welford, J. K., McCaffrey, K., Imber, I. & Phethean, J. (2018), Evidence for basement reactivation during the opening of the Labrador Sea from the Makkovik Province, Labrador, Canada: Insights from field-data and numerical models. Geosciences. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences8080308

Schiffer, C., Peace, A., Phethean, J., Gernigon, L., McCaffrey, K., Petersen, K.D. & Foulger, G.R. (2018), The Jan Mayen Microplate Complex and the Wilson Cycle. in Tectonic Evolution: 50 Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept: Geological Society of London Special Publications. DOI: 10.1144/SP470.2

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., van Hunen, J., Hobbs, R.W. & Wilson, R.W. (2018), The role of pre-existing structures during rifting, continental breakup and transform system development, offshore West Greenland. Basin Research. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12257

2017

Peace, A., Foulger, G., Schiffer, C. & McCaffrey, K., (2017), Evolution of Labrador Sea- Baffin Bay: Plate or plume processes? Geoscience Canada. DOI: 10.12789/geocanj.2017.44.120

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Hobbs, R., van Hunen, J., & Gerdes, K. (2017), Quantifying the influence of sill intrusion on the thermal evolution of organic-rich sedimentary rocks in nonvolcanic passive margins: An example from ODP 210-1276, offshore Newfoundland, Canada. Basin Research. DOI: 10.1111/bre.12131

2016

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Phethean, J., Nowell, G., Gerdes, K., & Dempsey, E. (2016), An evaluation of Mesozoic rift-related magmatism on the margins of the Labrador Sea: Implications for rifting and passive margin asymmetry. Geosphere. DOI: 10.1130/GES01341.1

Conference papers, abstracts, posters, and presentations

Oral presentations:

*=presenting author

Foulger, G., Doré, T., Emeleus, C. H., Franke., D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon., R., Hey, R., Holdsworth, R.E., Hole, M., Höskuldsson, Á., Julian, B., Kusznir, N., Martinez, F., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Natland, J. H., Peace., A., Petersen, K., Schiffer, C., Stephenson, R., & Stoker, M. The Iceland microcontinent and a continental Greenland-Iceland-Faroe ridge. Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, 22nd-25th of September 2019, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Abstract.

*Geng, M., Welford, J. K., Farquharson, C. & Peace, A. 3D joint inversion of airborne gravity gradiometry and magnetic data: A case study from Budgell Harbour Stock in northern-central Newfoundland, Canada. Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 15th-20th of September 2019, San Antonio, TX, USA. https://library.seg.org/doi/10.1190/segam2019-3208039.1

*Peace, A., GPlates deformable plate tectonic models of the southern North Atlantic: Insights into rift-related deformation and magmatism. Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Lunchbox Geophysics, St. John’s NL, and broadcast to Calgary, AB, May 9th, 2019. More info.

McCaffrey, K., Heron, P., *Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Wilson, W. & Pysklywec, R. The Complexity of Oblique Rifts: The Preservation of the Davis Strait. EGU General Assembly, 7-12th of April 2019, Vienna, Austria. Abstract.

*Stephenson, R., Schiffer, C., Jess, S., Peace, A., Nielsen, S. (2019), Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic intraplate basin inversion and paleo-stress fields in the North Atlantic-western Alpine-Tethys realm. EGU General Assembly, 7-12th of April 2019, Vienna, Austria. Abstract. 

*Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Ball, P. J. & Nirrengarten (2019), Deformable kinematic plate reconstructions and their role in reconstructing the tectonic evolution of the southern North Atlantic and beyond. 9th Annual Geoscience Day 2019, March 21st, St. John’s NL, Canada 

*Geng, M., Welford, J. K., Farquharson, C. & Peace A. (2018), 3-D inversion of airborne gravity gradiometry data for the Budgell Harbour Stock: A case history using a probabilistic approach. Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 14th-19th of October 2018, Anaheim, CA, USA. DOI: 10.1190/segam2018-2978510.1

Geng, M., Welford, J. K., Farquharson, C. & Peace A. (2018), 3-D inversion of airborne gravity gradiometry data for the Budgell Harbour Stock, Newfoundland. Annual meeting of the Chinese Geoscience Union (CGU), 20th -24th of October 2018, Beijing, China

Welford, J. K., Peace, A., MacMahon, H., Sandoval, L. and Yang, P. (2018), Re-stitching the Newfoundland-Ireland conjugate margins back together with geophysical megatransects and plate reconstructions. Conjugate margins conference 19th-22nd of August 2018, Halifax, NS, Canada.

*Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Geng, M., Gaetz, B., Ryan, S., Dunning, G. & Sandeman, H. (2018), Rift-related magmatism on magma-poor margins: Structural, petrological and potential field analyses of the Mesozoic Notre Dame Bay intrusions, onshore Newfoundland, Canada. EGU General Assembly, 8th-13th of April 2018, Vienna, Austria. Abstract.

*Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Geng, M., Gaetz, B., Ryan, S., Dunning, G. & Sandeman, H. (2018), Structural, petrological, and potential field analyses of the Mesozoic Notre Dame Bay intrusions, onshore Newfoundland, Canada and their link to North Atlantic Opening. GAC-NL Annual Technical Meeting, 19th-20th of February 2018, St. John’s, NL, Canada. DOI: 10.4138/atlgeol.2018.004 Abstract book.

*Foulger, G., Doré, A., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon, L., Hole, M., Julian, B., Kusznir, N., Martinez, F., Natland, J., Peace, A., Petersen, K., Schiffer, C., Stephenson, R. & Stoker, M. (2017), A New Paradigm for New Oceans. AGU Fall meeting 2017, New Orleans, USA.

*Peace, A. & Franke, D. (2017), The dispersal of Pangea and its relationship to proposed hotspots. North Atlantic 2017, Durham, UK

*Peace, A., Dempsey, E., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Phethean, J., & Welford, K. (2017), Onshore deformation associated with the opening of the Labrador Sea from the Aillik Domain of the Makkovik Province, Labrador, Canada. Geological Association of Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador (GAC-NL) Annual Technical Meeting, St. John’s, Canada.

*Schiffer, C., Peace, A., Phethean, J., Gernigon, L., Petersen, K., McCaffrey, K., & Foulger, G. (2017), The Wilson Cycle Origin of the Jan Mayen Microplate. YGS/NEGS Lecture Series, Durham, UK

Peace, A. (2016) ‘The role of pre-existing structures during continental breakup between West Greenland and Eastern Canada’. YGS/NEGS Lecture Series, Durham, UK

*Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Phethean, J., Nowell, G. Gerdes, K. & Dempsey, E. (2016), An evaluation of Mesozoic rift-related magmatism on the margins of the Labrador Sea: Implications for rifting and passive margin asymmetry. North Atlantic 2016, Durham, UK

*Wilson, R., McCaffrey, K., Holdsworth, R., Peace, A., Imber, J & GEUS. (2016), Tectonic inheritance during extension in rifts and passive margins: A Greenland Case Study. Arthur Holmes Meeting 2016, London UK

*Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Hobbs, R., van Hunen, J. & Gerdes, K. (2014), Formation of the West Greenland Margin. PETEX 2014, London, UK

Poster presentations:

Phethean, J. & Peace, A. (2019) Deformable plate tectonic models of Mesozoic continental breakup and transform system development in East Africa. EGU General Assembly, 7-12th of April 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Dunning, G., Sandeman, H., &  Camacho, A. (2019) Episodic magmatism resulting from intermittent rifting of the proto-North Atlantic: Insights from new geochronological constraints in Newfoundland, Canada. EGU General Assembly, 7-12th of April 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Ball, P., Peace, A., Masini, E., Stockli, D., Bain, J., & Welford, J. K. (2019) Regional analysis of necking domains in young, incipient and failed rifted margins from deformable plate tectonic models and geophysical data. EGU General Assembly, 7-12th of April 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Schiffer, C.,  Doré, A., Foulger, G., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L, Gernigon, L., Holdsworth, R., Kusznir, N., Lundin, E., McCaffrey, K., Peace, A., Petersen, K., Phillips, T., Stephenson, R., Stoker, M., & Welford, J. K. (2019) Large-scale tectonic inheritance in the North Atlantic region. EGU General Assembly, 7-12th of April 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Peace, A., Welford, J. K., Ball, P. J. (2018), Tectonic implications of Mesozoic-Cenozoic magmatism on the Newfoundland-Ireland-Iberian margins. Conjugate margins conference 2018, Halifax, NS, Canada

Stephenson, R., Scott, J., Nielsen, S., Peace, A. & Schiffer, C. (2018), Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic intraplate basin inversion in the North Atlantic-western Alpine-Tethys realm. EGU General Assembly, 8th-13th of April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Heron, P., Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Welford, J. K., Wilson, R. & Pysklywec, R. (2018), Numerical modelling of crustal and lithospheric structural inheritance influences on Mesozoic-Cenozoic rifting of the Davis Strait, offshore West Greenland. EGU General Assembly, 8th-13th of April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Sandoval, L., Welford, J. K., MacMahon, H. & Peace, A. (2018) Understanding the tectonic evolution of the East Orphan Basin, offshore Canada, and the conjugate Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland, using a seismic megatransect. EGU General Assembly, 8th-13th of April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

MacMahon, H., Welford, J. K., Sandoval, L. & Peace, A. (2018) Understanding the tectonic evolution of the West Orphan Basin, offshore Canada, and the conjugate Rockall Basin, offshore Ireland, using a seismic megatransect. EGU General Assembly, 8th-13th of April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Peace, A., Welford, K., Foulger, G., & McCaffrey, K. (2017), Asymmetric rifting, breakup and magmatism across conjugate margin pairs: insights from Newfoundland to Ireland. EGU General Assembly, 23-28th of April 2017, Vienna, Austria

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Gerdes, K., Phethean, J. & Dempsey, E. (2016), Understanding the Relationship Between Structural Inheritance and Rift Related Magmatism on the Labrador Margin. AAPG ACE 2016, Calgary, AB, Canada

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Hobbs, R., van Hunen, J. & Gerdes, K. (2014), Formation of the West Greenland Volcanic Passive Margin: Exploring Alternatives to the plume hypothesis. 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference, St John’s, NL, Canada.

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Hobbs, R., van Hunen, J. & Gerdes, K. (2014), Formation of the Volcanic Margins of West Greenland and North Eastern Canada. AAPG ACE, Houston, USA

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Hobbs, R., van Hunen, J. & Gerdes, K. (2014), To what extent does sill intrusion affect the thermal evolution of non-volcanic passive margins? An example from ODP 210-1276, offshore Newfoundland, Canada. VMSG, Edinburgh, UK

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Hobbs, R., van Hunen, J. & Gerdes, K. (2013), Modelling the role of magmatic intrusions in the post-breakup thermal evolution of Volcanic Passive Margins. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

Submitted conference presentations and articles in review/revision

Articles in review/revision

Yang, P., Welford, J. K., Peace, A. & Hobbs, R. Investigating the Goban Spur rifted continental margin, offshore Ireland, through integration of new seismic reflection and potential field data. Tectonophysics. (Initial submission September 2019)

Peace, A. & Welford, J. K. “Conjugate margins” – An oversimplification of the complex southern North Atlantic rift and spreading system?. Interpretation. (Initial submission May 2019) 

MacMahon, H., Welford, J. K., Sandoval, L. & Peace, A. Seismic Megatransect Reconstructions of the Rockall and Orphan basins, Southern North Atlantic. Interpretation. (Initial Submission April 2019)

Upcoming conferences (accepted/submitted abstracts)

Foulger, G., Doré, A., Emeleus, H., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon, L., Hey, R., Holdsworth, R., Hole, M., Höskuldsson, Á., Julian, B., Kusznir, N., Martinez, F., McCaffrey, K., Natland, J., Peace, A., Petersen, K., Schiffer, C., Stephenson., R & Stoker, M. The Greenland-Iceland-Faroe Ridge is continental. AGU FAll meeting 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract

*Welford, J. K., Peace, A. L., Investigating the tectonic evolution of Baffin Bay, northern Canada, using a combination of constrained 3-D gravity inversion and deformable plate tectonic models. AGU FAll meeting 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract

*Phethean, J., Peace, A., Franke, D., Foulger, G., Schiffer, C., Welford, K., McHone, G., Rocchi, S., Schnabel, M., & Doré, A. AGU FAll meeting 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 9-13, 2019. Abstract

Other contributions 

Interactive peer-review comments

Peace, A. (2019), Interactive comment on “Extrusion dynamics of deep-water volcanoes” by Qiliang Sun et al.: Solid Earth Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/se-2019-87-SC1

Peace, A. (2018), Interactive comment on “From widespread Mississippian to localized Pennsylvanian extension in central Spitsbergen, Svalbard” by Jean-Baptiste P. Koehl and Jhon M. Munoz-Barrera.: Solid Earth Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/se-2018-86-RC1

Peace, A. (2018), Interactive comment on “Influence of basementheterogeneity on the architecture of low subsidence rate Paleozoic intracratonic basins (Ahnet and Mouydir basins, Central Sahara)” by Paul Perron et al.: Solid Earth Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/se-2017-97-SC1

Peace, A. (2017), Interactive comment on “Oblique reactivation of lithosphere-scale lineaments controls rift physiography – The upper crustal expression of the Sorgenfrei-Tornquist Zone, offshore southern Norway” by Thomas B. Phillips et al.: Solid Earth Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/se-2017-97-SC1

Meeting reports

Summary of the North Atlantic 2016 Workshop held in Durham, UK on the 19th-21st of September 2016. Convenors: Foulger, G., Schiffer, C & Peace, A. Technical support: Sanford, O.

Dr. Alexander Peace presenting work on rift-related magmatism in Newfoundland at the EGU General Assembly 2018