Selected Publications Tectonics


  • Passchier, M., Passchier, C. W., Weismüller, C., Urai, J L. 2021. The joint sets on the Lilstock Benches, UK. Observations based on mapping a full resolution UAV-based image. Journal of Structural Geology 147, 104332


  • D.B. Nascimento, A. Ribeiro, R.A.J. Trouw, R.S. Schmitt, C.W. Passchier. 2018. Reply to discussion by Hoffman and Halverson (2018) on the article: “Depositional ages and provenance of the Neoproterozoic Damara, Supergroup: (northwest Namibia): Implications for the Angola-Congo and Kalahari cratons connection” by Nascimento et al. (2017), Gondwana Research 58, 239-240


  • Sven Erik Meyer, Cees Passchier, Ghaleb H. Jarrar, Hind Ghanem, Najel Yaseen. 2017. Mimicking shear zones: An example from Wadi Filk, Jordan. Journal of Structural Geology 98, 188-202
  • Eric Salomon, Cees Passchier, Daniel Koehn 2017. Asymmetric continental deformation during South Atlantic rifting along southern Brazil and Namibia. Gondwana Research 51, 170–176


  • D. Koehn, K. Link, T. Sachau, C. W. Passchier, K. Aanyu, A. Spikings, R. Harbinson 2016. The Rwenzori Mountains, a Palaeoproterozoic crustal shear belt crossing the Albertine rift system. Int J Earth Sci 105, 1693-1705
  • Wenz, S, Scholz, D, Sürmelihindi, G, Passchier, C. W., Jochum, K. P., Andreae, M. O. 2016. 230Th/U dating of carbonate deposits from ancient aqueducts. Quaternary geochronology 32, 40-52
  • D.B. Nascimento, A. Ribeiro, R.A.J. Trouw, R.S. Schmitt, C.W. Passchier. 2016. Stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Damara Sequence in northwest Namibia: Slope to basin sub-marine mass-transport deposits and olistolith fields. Precambrian Research 278, 108–125
  • Cees Passchier, Rudolph Trouw, Renata da Silva Schmitt 2016. How to make a transverse triple junction—New evidence for the assemblage of Gondwana along the Kaoko-Damara belts, Namibia. Geology, 44, 843-846
  • John P. Platt, Cees W. Passchier. 2016. Zipper junctions: A new approach to the intersections of conjugate strike-slip faults. Geology 10, 795–798
  • Cees Passchier, Gül Sürmelihindi, Christoph Spötl, Regina Mertz-Kraus, Denis Scholz 2016. Carbonate deposits from the ancient aqueduct of Béziers, France — A high-resolution palaeoenvironmental archive for the Roman Empire. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 461 (2016) 328–340
  • Cees W. Passchier, John P. Platt. 2016. Shear zone junctions: Of zippers and freeways. Journal of Structural Geology 95, 1-15.


  • Irfan Ghani, Köhn, D, Toussaint, R, Passchier, Cees W. 2015. . Dynamics of hydrofracturing and permeability evolution in layered reservoirs. Frontiers in Physics 3, 1-16
  • Haut, B, Zheng, Z Y, Mays, L, Han, M, Passchier, C, Angelakis, A N. 2015. Water and heritage. Evolution of rainwater harvesting in urban areas through the millennia. A sustainable technology for increasing water availability. In: Willems, W J H and van Schaik, P J. Water and Heritage. Material, conceptual and spiritual connections, 37-56.
  • Cees W. Passchier and Gül Sürmelihindi. 2015. Geochemical observations on sinter of Ephesos. In: S. Wefers, Die Mühlenkaskade von Ephesos. 120-123. RGZM.
  • Cees Passchier, Didier Rigal, Gül Sürmelihindi. 2015. Preuves du nettoyage des concrétions calcaires de l’aqueduc antique de Divona-Cahors. Aquae ductus. Aquitania supplement 33, 233-241.


  • Maeder, X, Passchier, Cees W., Trouw, Rudolph A.J. 2014. Complex vein systems as a data source in tectonics: An example from the Ugab Valley, NW Namibia. Journal of Structural Geology 62 (2014) 125-140
  • Abu-Alam, T., Hassan, M., Stüwe, K., Meyer, S., Passchier, C. 2014. Exhumation of Mid-Crustal Rocks in the Arabian-Nubian Shield. The Baladaya Complex of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Petrology, 55,1941-1964
  • Sebastian Wex, Cees W. Passchier, Eric A. de Kemp b, Sinan Ilhan 2014. 3D visualization of sheath folds in Ancient Roman marble wallcoverings from Ephesos, Turkey. Journal of Structural Geology 67 (2014) 129-139
  • Meyer, S. E. Passchier, C, Abu-Alam, T, Stüwe, K. 2014.  A strike-slip core complex from the Najd fault system, Arabian Shield. Terra Nova 26, 387-394.


  • B. Bonin, A. Ouabadi, J.P. Liégeois, O. Bruguier, C. Passchier, H. Guillou, N. Abdallah, N. Fezaa, R. Laouar, J. Boissonnas, 2011. Possible impact craters within the in ezzane quaternary volcanic province, eastern Hoggar, Algeria 2nd Arab Impact Cratering and Astrogeology Conference (AICAC II). Hassan II,Casablanca Universi-ty, Casablanca, Morocco, 15


  • Trouw, R. A. J., Passchier, C. W., Wiersma, D.J.  2010. Atlas of Mylonites - and Related Microstructures. Springer Verlag, 322 pp


  • Passchier, C., Heesakkers, V. and Coelho, S. 2008.   Two mechanisms for forming flanking folds. In: (Ed.) Declan De Paor, Making Sense of Shear (In honour of Carol Simpson), Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, volume 30, paper 6, doi:10.3809/jvirtex.2009.00209


  • Passchier, C.W. & Trouw, R.A.J. (2005) Microtectonics. Second Edition, with Compact Disc. Springer Verlag, 365pp
  • Kröner, A, Wilde, S.A., O’Brian, P.J., Jianghai, Li, Passchier, C.W., Walte, N.P., Dunyi, Liu. 2005. Field relationsips, Geochemistry, zircon ages and evolution of a late Archaean to Palaeoproterozoic Lower Crustal Section in the Hengshan Terrain of Northern China. Acta Geologica Sinica 79, 605-629.


  • Metzger, J.E. Passchier, C.W. 2004. Comment on: " Identification of an underfilled foreland basin system in the upper Devonian of the Central Pyrenees: implications for the Hercynian orogeny" by Souquet et al (2003). International Journal of Earth Sciences 93: 467-470.
  • Rein, B and Passchier, C. (2004) The Giant´s footprint. International Journal of Remote sensing 25, 2243-2244.


  • Kroner, A., G. Zhao, S. A. Wilde, M. G. Zhai, C. W. Passchier, M. Sun, J. H. Guo, P. J. O'Brien, and N. Walte. 2002. Guidebook for Penrose Conference Field Trip. China: China Geological Survey.


  • Zhang, S., Passchier, C.W. 2001. Structural and metamorphic evolution of the Archaean high-pressure granulite in Datung-Huai´an area, North China. 174pp. Science Press, Beijing-New York.


  • Mezger-Jochen-E; Passchier-Cees-W; ten-Grotenhuis-Saskia; Piazolo-Sandra. 2000. Evolution of gneiss domes; evidence from the Variscan Pyrenees (southern France) and analogue modelling. Geological Society of America, 2000 annual meeting.  Abstracts with Programs  32; 7, Page 98-99.


  • Koehn-Daniel; Bons-Paul-D; Passchier-Cees-W; Aerden-Domingo-G-A-M. 1999.  Interpretation of fibre growth in strain fringes. Geological Society of America, 1999 annual meeting.  Abstracts with Programs  31; 7, Page 58-59.
  • Piazolo-S; Bons-P-D; Jessell-M-W; Evans-L; Passchier-C-W; Barr-T-D. 1999. Development of stretching lineations; a view from dynamic recrystallization using the numerical model ELLE. International conference on Textures and physical properties of rocks; abstract volume. BA: Leiss-Bernd , Ullemeyer-Klaus , Weber-Klaus (editor). Goettinger Arbeiten zur Geologie und Palaeontologie. Sonderband. 4; Page 152-153.


  • Passchier, C.W. 1998. The late Archaean and early Proterozoic: what happened next? Geologie en Mijnbouw 76, 357-360
  • Gessner, K., Ring, U., Lackmann, W., Passchier, C.W.,  Gungor, T.  1998. Structure and crustal thickening of the Menderes Massif, southwest Turkey, and consequences for large-scale correlations between Greece and Turkey. Deltio tes Ellenikes Geologikes Etaireias (Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece) 32; 1, Pages 145-152.
  • Passchier, C.W. & ten Brink, C.E. (1998) Mantled porphyroclasts. In: Snoke, A.W , Tullis, J.A. & Todd, V.R. (eds.) Atlas of mylonitic and fault-related structures. 107. 348-349. Princeton University Press.
  • ten Brink, C.E. & Passchier, C.W. (1998) -clasts in an experimental mylonite. In: Snoke, A.W, Tullis, J.A. & Todd, V.R. (eds.) Atlas of mylonitic and fault-related structures 110: 356-358. Princeton University Press
  • Gessner-K; Lackmann-W; Ring-U; Passchier-C-W; Guengoer-T. 1998.   Alpine nordgerichtete Scherung im Menderes-Massiv Suedwestanatoliens und regionale Konsequenzen.           7. Symposium Tektonik - Strukturgeologie - Kristallingeologie, 25. bis 29. Maerz 1998 in Freiberg.  Freiberger Forschungshefte, Hefte C. 471; Page 77-79.


  • Passchier, C.W. (1995) Precambrian orogenesis - was it really different. Geologie en Mijnbouw 74: 141-150
  • Hanmer, S. & Passchier, C. (1995) Kinematic analysis - the sense of shear sense. Geological Journal 30: 197-198
  • Passchier, C.W. & den Brok, B. (1995) Structural evolution of the central Nagssugtoquidian Belt (Western Greenland). DLC Fieldwork report, Kopenhagen 1995


  • Passchier, C.W., ten Brink, C.E., Bons, P.D. & Sokoutis, D. (1994) delta objects as a gauge for stress sensitivity  of strain-rate in mylonites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 120: 239-245
  • Passchier, C.W. & Speck, P.J. (1994) The kinematic interpretation of obliquely transected porphyroblasts: an example from the Trois Seigneurs Massif, France. Journal of Structural Geology 16: 971-984
  • Zhang, J.S., Dirks, P.H.G.M. & Passchier, C.W. (1994) Extensional collapse and uplift in a polymetamorphic granulite terrain in the Archaean and palaeo-Proterozoic of north China. Precambrian Research 67: 37-57
  • Passchier, C.W. (1994) Structural geology across a proposed Archaean terrane boundary in the eastern Yilgarn craton, Western Australia. Precambrian Research 68: 43-64
  • Zhang, J.S., Passchier, C.W., Slack, J.F., Fliervoet, T.F. & de Boorder, H. (1994) Cryptocrystalline Permian tourmalinites of possible metasomatic origin in the Orobic Alps, Northern Italy. Economic Geology 89: 391-396
  • Trouw, R.A.J. & Passchier, C.W. (1994) Microstructures as a tool to unravel the tectonic evolution of a subduction complex, Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarcica. 38° Congresso Brasileiro, Balneário Camboriú. Boletim de Resumos Expandidos 1: 352-353


  • Passchier, C.W., Myers, J.S. & Kröner, A. (1993) Geologia de campo de terrenos gnáissicos de alto grau. Editora da Universidade de São Paolo, 188pp
  • Bons, P.D., Jessell, M.W. & Passchier, C.W. (1993) The analysis of progressive deformation in rock analogues. Journal of Structural Geology 15: 403-411
  • Passchier, C.W. 1993. The sliding-scale Mohr diagram. Tectonophysics 218, 367-373.
  • Zhang-J-S; Dirks-P; Passchier-C-W. 1993. Extensional collapse and uplift of a polymetamorphic granulite terrain in the Archaean of North China.    Late orogenic extension in mountain belts; international meeting. Seranne-M and Malavieille-J (editors) Documents - B.R.G.M.. 219; Page 214-215.