Alan Aitken

Dr, PhD Monash

  • The University of Western Australia (M006), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 832 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
20082021
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Research Output 2008 2019

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2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

Thermal, rheological and kinematic conditions for channelized lower crustal flow in a threshold example

Aitken, A. R. A., Quentin de Gromard, R., Joly, A., Howard, H. M. & Smithies, R. H., 20 Feb 2019, In : Tectonophysics. 753, p. 63-78 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kinematics
thresholds
lower crust
crusts
potential energy
2018

A role for data richness mapping in exploration decision making

Aitken, A. R. A., Occhipinti, S. A., Lindsay, M. D. & Trench, A., 1 Aug 2018, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 99, p. 398-410 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision making
decision making
Gold
Costs
data quality
3 Citations (Scopus)

New Magnetic Anomaly Map of the Antarctic

Golynsky, A. V., Ferraccioli, F., Hong, J. K., Golynsky, D. A., von Frese, R. R. B., Young, D. A., Blankenship, D. D., Holt, J. W., Ivanov, S. V., Kiselev, A. V., Masolov, V. N., Eagles, G., Gohl, K., Jokat, W., Damaske, D., Finn, C., Aitken, A., Bell, R. E., Armadillo, E., Jordan, T. A. & 12 othersGreenbaum, J. S., Bozzo, E., Caneva, G., Forsberg, R., Ghidella, M., Galindo-Zaldivar, J., Bohoyo, F., Martos, Y. M., Nogi, Y., Quartini, E., Kim, H. R. & Roberts, J. L., 16 Jul 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 13, p. 6437-6449 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
magnetic anomalies
magnetic anomaly
Antarctic regions
mountains
International Geomagnetic Reference Field
3 Citations (Scopus)

The composition and structure of the deep crust of the Capricorn Orogen

Alghamdi, A. H., Aitken, A. R. A. & Dentith, M. C., 2 Jan 2018, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 65, 1, p. 9-24 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crust
seismic reflection
craton
Proterozoic
gravity
3 Citations (Scopus)

The deep crustal structure of the Warakurna LIP, and insights on Proterozoic LIP processes and mineralisation

Alghamdi, A. H., Aitken, A. R. A. & Dentith, M. C., 1 Apr 2018, In : Gondwana Research. 56, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

large igneous province
crustal structure
Proterozoic
mineralization
craton
3 Citations (Scopus)

The tectonics and mineral systems of Proterozoic Western Australia: Relationships with supercontinents and global secular change

Aitken, A. R. A., Occhipinti, S. A., Lindsay, M. D., Joly, A., Howard, H. M., Johnson, S. P., Hollis, J. A., Spaggiari, C. V., Tyler, I. M., McCuaig, T. C. & Dentith, M. C., 1 Mar 2018, In : Geoscience Frontiers. 9, 2, p. 431-439 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
supercontinent
ore deposit
Rodinia
Proterozoic
tectonic setting
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Paleoproterozoic basin development on the northern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia

Occhipinti, S., Hocking, R., Lindsay, M., Aitken, A., Copp, I., Jones, J., Sheppard, S., Pirajno, F. & Metelka, V., 1 Oct 2017, In : Precambrian Research. 300, p. 121-140 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

basin evolution
craton
Iron
Tectonics
basin
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

An extensive subglacial lake and canyon system in Princess Elizabeth Land, East Antarctica

Jamieson, S. S. R. S. R., Ross, N., Greenbaum, J. S. S., Young, D. A. A., Aitken, A. R. A., Roberts, J. L. L., Blankenship, D. D. D., Bo, S. & Siegert, M. J. J., 2016, In : Geology. 44, 2, p. 87-90 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

canyon
ice sheet
lake
echo sounding
drainage network
28 Citations (Scopus)

Australia and Nuna

Betts, P. G., Armit, R. J., Stewart, J., Aitken, A., Ailleres, L., Donchak, P., Hutton, L., Withnall, I. & Giles, D., 2016, In : Geological Society Special Publication. 424, p. 47-81

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Multicommodity mineral systems analysis highlighting mineral prospectivity in the Halls Creek Orogen

Occhipinti, S. A., Metelka, V., Lindsay, M. D., Hollis, J. A., Aitken, A. R. A., Tyler, I. M., Miller, J. M. & McCuaig, C. C., 2016, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 72, P1, p. 86-113 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

systems analysis
Minerals
Systems analysis
commodity
mineral
6 Citations (Scopus)

Proterozoic accretionary tectonics in the east Kimberley region, Australia

Lindsay, M. D., Occhipinti, S., Aitken, A. R. A., Metelka, V., Hollis, J. & Tyler, I., 2016, In : Precambrian Research. 278, p. 265-282 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tectonics
Proterozoic
tectonics
craton
Gravitation
14 Citations (Scopus)

Reducing subjectivity in multi-commodity mineral prospectivity analyses: Modelling the west Kimberley, Australia

Lindsay, M., Aitken, A., Ford, A., Dentith, M., Hollis, J. & Tyler, I., 2016, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 76, p. 395-413 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

commodity
Minerals
base metal
mineral
Metals
32 Citations (Scopus)

Repeated large-scale retreat and advance of Totten Glacier indicated by inland bed erosion

Aitken, A., Roberts, J. L., Van Ommen, T. D., Young, D. A., Golledge, N. R., Greenbaum, J. S., Blankenship, D. D. & Siegert, M. J., 2016, In : Nature. 533, p. 385-389

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glaciers
Ice
Erosion
Sea level
Electric grounding
39 Citations (Scopus)

The Australo-Antarctic Columbia to Gondwana transition

Aitken, A., Betts, P. G., Young, D. A., Blankenship, D. D., Roberts, J. L. & Siegert, M. J., 2016, In : Gondwana Research. 29, 1, p. 136-152

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gondwana
craton
shear zone
tectonics
Rodinia
8 Citations (Scopus)

The tectonic development and erosion of the Knox Subglacial Sedimentary Basin, East Antarctica

Maritati, A., Aitken, A. R. A., Young, D. A., Roberts, J. L., Blankenship, D. D. & Siegert, M. J., 28 Oct 2016, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 43, 20, p. 10,728-10,737 717 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antarctic regions
sedimentary basin
erosion
tectonics
ice sheet
2015
6 Citations (Scopus)

Australia's lithospheric density field, and its isostatic equilibration

Aitken, A., Altinay, C. & Gross, L., 2015, In : Geophysical Journal International. 203, 3, p. 1961-1976

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crusts
lower crust
crust
Gravitation
lithosphere
9 Citations (Scopus)
Geographic information systems
Uranium
Minerals
uranium
GIS
61 Citations (Scopus)

Ocean access to a cavity beneath Totten Glacier in East Antarctica

Greenbaum, J. S., Blankenship, D. D., Young, D., Richter, T. G., Roberts, J. L., Aitken, A., Legrésy, B., Schroeder, D. M., Warner, R. C., Van Ommen, T. D. & Siegert, M. J., 2015, In : Nature Geoscience. 8, 4, p. 294-298

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cavity
glacier
thinning
trough
ice shelf
44 Citations (Scopus)

The burning heart - The Proterozoic geology and geological evolution of the west Musgrave Region, central Australia

Howard, H. M., Smithies, R. H., Kirkland, C. L., Kelsey, D. E., Aitken, A., Wingate, M. T. D., Quentin De Gromard, R., Spaggiari, C. V. & Maier, W. D., Jan 2015, In : Gondwana Research. 27, 1, p. 64-94 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proterozoic
geology
craton
crust
magmatism
34 Citations (Scopus)

The Mesoproterozoic thermal evolution of the Musgrave Province in central Australia - Plume vs. the geological record

Smithies, R. H., Kirkland, C. L., Korhonen, F. J., Aitken, A., Howard, H. M., Maier, W. D., Wingate, M. T. D., Quentin De Gromard, R. & Gessner, K., 2015, In : Gondwana Research. 27, 4, p. 1419-1429

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermal evolution
geological record
magmatism
plume
mantle plume
2014
57 Citations (Scopus)

The subglacial geology of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica

Aitken, A., Young, D. A., Ferraccioli, F., Betts, P. G., Greenbaum, J. S., Richter, T. G., Roberts, J. L., Blankenship, D. D. & Siegert, M. J., 2014, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 41, 7, p. 2390-2400

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antarctic regions
geology
tectonic feature
tectonics
topography
2013
1 Citation (Scopus)
structural analysis
thrust fault
wrench fault
potential field
gravity
33 Citations (Scopus)

Australia's Moho: A test of the usefulness of gravity modelling for the determination of Moho depth

Aitken, A., Salmon, M. L. & Kennett, B. L. N., 2013, In : Tectonophysics. 609, p. 468-479

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moho
gravity
gravitation
inversions
modeling
55 Citations (Scopus)

Crustal architecture of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia and associated metallogeny

Johnson, S. P., Thorne, A. M., Tyler, I. M., Korsch, R. J., Kennett, B. L. N., Cutten, H. N. C., Goodwin, J., Blay, O., Blewett, R. S., Joly, A., Dentith, M., Aitken, A., Holzschuh, J., Salmon, M. L., Reading, A. M., Heinson, G. S., Boren, G., Ross, J., Costelloe, R. D. & Fomin, T., 2013, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 60, 6-7, p. 681-705

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

craton
suture zone
upper crust
terrane
vibroseis
14 Citations (Scopus)

Formation mechanism of steep convergent intracontinental margins: Insights from numerical modeling

Chen, L., Gerya, T. V., Zhang, Z., Aitken, A., Li, Z. & Liang, X., 2013, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 40, 10, p. 2000-2005

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convergent margin
formation mechanism
margins
lithosphere
topography
17 Citations (Scopus)

Magmatism-dominated intracontinental rifting in the Mesoproterozoic: The Ngaanyatjarra Rift, central Australia

Aitken, A., Smithies, R. H., Dentith, M., Joly, A., Evans, S. & Howard, H. M., 2013, In : Gondwana Research. 24, 3-4, p. 886-901

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rifting
magmatism
crustal thickening
Phanerozoic
tectonics
8 Citations (Scopus)
confidence
kriging
Rocks
grids
rocks
45 Citations (Scopus)

The Moho in Australia and New Zealand

Salmon, M., Kennett, B. L. N., Stern, T. & Aitken, A., 2013, In : Tectonophysics. 609, p. 288-298

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New Zealand
Moho
plate boundary
crust
crusts
2012
6 Citations (Scopus)

Flexural controls on late Neogene basin evolution in southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

Aitken, A., Wilson, G. S., Jordan, T., Tinto, K. & Blakemore, H., 2012, In : Global and Planetary Change. 80-81, p. 99-112

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011
27 Citations (Scopus)

Palaeoproterozoic accretion processes of Australia and comparisons with Laurentia

Betts, P. G., Giles, D. & Aitken, A., 2011, In : International Geology Review. 53, 11-12, p. 1357-1376

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)
41 Citations (Scopus)
37 Citations (Scopus)
2008
14 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing uncertainty in the integration of aeromagnetic data and structural observations in the Deering Hills region of the Musgrave Province

Aitken, A., Betts, P. G., Schaefer, B. F. & Rye, S. E., 2008, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 55, p. 1127-1138

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Citations (Scopus)