Reyes Correa, M.J., Kley, J., Mora, A.R., Dunkl, I., Carvajal Torres, S.J.: Onset and style of Mesozoic extension in the Eastern Cordillera and Middle Magdalena Valley constrained by the first volcanic events. International Journal of Earth Sciences.

Accepted for publication:


Peer-reviewed articles:

Anees, M., Kley, J., Leiss, B., Hindle, D., Wajid, A. A., Wagner, B., Shah, M.M., Luijendijk, E. (2023). Application of in-situ gamma spectrometry for radiogenic heat production estimation in the Western Himalaya, Kohistan, and Karakoram in northern Pakistan. Geothermal Energy, 11(1), 29. online article

Eizenhöfer, P., Glotzbach, C., Kley, J., Ehlers, T. (2023). Thermo-kinematic evolution of the Eastern European Alps along the TRANSALP transect. Tectonics, 42, e2022TC007380. online article

Röhling, H.-G., Malz, A., Kley, J. (2023). A large regional structure from puzzle pieces – the hidden Triassic rift on the western flank of the Eichsfeld-Altmark-Swell (EAS) – Part 1: History of investigation of the EAS and its stratigraphic development during Palaeozoic and Mesozoic times. – Z. Dt. Ges. Geowiss., 174: 573–592. online article

Rembe, J., Sobel , E.R., Kley, J., Terbishalieva, B., Musiol, A., Chen, J., Zhou, R. (2022). Geochronology, geochemistry, and geodynamic implications of Permo-Triassic back-arc basin successions in the North Pamir, Central Asia. Lithosphere, Volume 2022, Article ID 7514691, 21 p., online article

Zubovich, A., Metzger, S., Schöne, T., Kley, J., Mosienko, O., Zech, C., Moldobekov, B., Sharshebaev, A. (2022). Cyclic fault slip under the magnifier: Co- and postseismic response of the Pamir front to the 2015 Mw7.2 Sarez, Central Pamir, earthquake. Tectonics, MS 2022TC007213R, doi/10.1029/2022TC007213 online article

Reyes, M., Kley, J., Mora, A., Bello-Palacios, D., Vargas, A.F., Carvajal-Torres, J., Osorno, J. (2022). Chapter 15: La Cira Basement-high; Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia. In: Zamora, G., Mora, A. (eds.): Andean Structural Styles: A Seismic Atlas, 207-219, Elsevier.

Rembe, J., Zhou, R., Sobel, E., Kley, J., Jie, C., Zhao, J., Feng, Y., Howard, D. (2022). Calcite U-Pb dating of altered ancient oceanic crust in the North Pamir, Central Asia. Geochronology 4, 227–250. online article

Hindle, D., & Kley J., (2021). The Subhercynian Basin: An example of an intraplate foreland basin due to a broken plate. Solid Earth, 12, 2425–2438. online article

Ahlrichs, N., Noack, V., Hübscher, C., Seidel, E., Warwel, A., Kley, J. (2021). Impact of Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic inversion phases on salt structure growth in the Baltic sector of the North German Basin. Basin Research, online article

Voigt, T., Kley, J., & Voigt, S. (2021). Dawn and Dusk of Late Cretaceous Basin Inversion in Central Europe. Solid Earth 12, 1443–1471. online article

Bolz, J., & Kley, J. (2021). Emplacement of exotic Zechstein slivers along the inverted Sontra Graben (northern Hessen, Germany): clues from balanced cross-sections and geometrical forward modelling. Solid Earth 12, 4, 1005-1024. online article

von Eynatten, H., Kley, J., Dunkl, I., Hoffmann, V. E., & Simon, A. (2021). Late Cretaceous to Paleogene exhumation in Central Europe - localized inversion vs. large-scale domal uplift. Solid Earth 12, 4, 935-958. online article

Rembe, J., Sobel, E.R., Kley, J., Zhou, R., Thiede, R., Chen, J.(2021). The Carboniferous Arc of the North Pamir. Lithosphere, Research Article 6697858. link to online article

Eizenhöfer, P., Glotzbach, C., Büttner, L., Kley, J., Ehlers, T. (2021): Turning the Orogenic Switch: Slab-Reversal in the Eastern Alps Recorded by Low-Temperature Thermochronology. Geophysical Research Letters, link to online article

Malz, A., Madritsch, H., Jordan, P., Meier, B., Kley, J. (2019). Along-strike variation of thin-skinned thrusting style controlled by pre-existing basement structure in the easternmost Jura Mountains (Northern Switzerland). In: Hammerstein, J. A., di Cuia, R., Cottam, M. A., Zamora, G. & Butler, R. W. H. (eds) Fold and Thrust Belts: Structural Style, Evolution and Exploration. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 490, doi:

Warsitzka, M., Jähne-Klingberg, F., Kley, J., Kukowski, N. (2018). The timing of salt structure growth in the Southern Permian Basin (Central Europe) and implications for basin dynamics. Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12323.

Stein, S., Stein, C. A., Elling, R., Kley, J., Keller, G. R., Wysession, M., … Moucha, R. (2018). Insights from North America’s failed Midcontinent Rift into the evolution of continental rifts and passive continental margins.

Arfai, J., Franke, D., Lutz, R., Reinhardt, L., Kley, J., & Gaedicke, C. (2018). Rapid Quaternary subsidence in the northwestern German North Sea. Scientific Reports, 8, 11524.

Warsitzka, M., Kukowski, N., Kley, J. (2018): Salt flow direction and velocity during sub-salt normal faulting and syn-kinematic sedimentation – implications from analytical calculations. Geophysical Journal International, 213, 115-134.

Kley, J. (2018): Hans Stille in Göttingen. Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, 10 (2-4), 61-65.

Malone, D.H., Stein, C.A., Craddock, J.P., Kley, J., Stein, S., and Malone, J.E. (2018): Maximum depositional age of the Neoproterozoic Jacobsville Sandstone, Michigan: Implications for the evolution of the Midcontinent Rift: REPLY. Geosphere 14, (3), 1382–1384, doi:10.1130/GES01632.1.

Kley, J. (2018): Timing and spatial patterns of Cretaceous and Cenozoic inversion in the Southern Permian Basin. In: Kilhams, B., Kukla, P. A., Mazur, S., McKie, T., Mijnlieff, H. F. & van Ojik, K. (eds.): Mesozoic resource potential in the Southern Permian Basin. Geological Society London Special Publications, 469,

Klocke, M., Voigt, T., Kley, J., Gaupp, R. (2017): Cenozoic evolution of the Pamir and Tien Shan mountains reflected in syntectonic deposits of the Tajik Basin. In: Brunet, M-F., McCann, T., and Sobel, E. R. (eds.): Geological Evolution of Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien Shan Range. Geological Society London Special Publications 427, DOI: 10.1144/SP427.7

Navabpour, P., Malz, A., Kley, J., Siegburg, M., Kasch, N., Ustaszewski, K. (2017). Intraplate brittle deformation and states of paleostress constrained by fault kinematics in the central German platform. Tectonophysics 694, 146-163, doi 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.11.033

Warsitzka, M., Kley, J., Jähne-Klingberg, F., Kukowski, N. (2017): Dynamics of prolonged salt movement in the Glückstadt Graben (NW Germany) driven by tectonic and sedimentary processes. International Journal of Earth Sciences 106(1), 131-155.

Malone, D.H., Stein, C.A., Craddock, J.P., Kley, J., Stein, S., Malone, J.E. (2016). Maximum depositional age of the Neoproterozoic Jacobsville Sandstone, Michigan: Implications for the evolution of the Midcontinent Rift. Geosphere

Stein, S., Stein, C., Kley, J., Keller, R.G., Merino, M., Wolin, E., Wiens, D.A., Wysession, M., Al-Equabi, G., Shen, W., Frederiksen, A., Darbyshire, F., Jurdy, D., Waite, G., Rose, W., Vye, E., Rooney, T., Moucha, R., Brown, E. (2016): New Insights into North America´s Midcontinent Rift. Eos 97.

Malz, A., Madritsch, H., Meier, B., Kley, J. (2016). An unusual triangle zone in the external northern Alpine foreland (Switzerland): Structural inheritance, kinematics and implications for the development of the adjacent Jura fold-and-thrust belt. Tectonophysics 670. 127-143. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.12.025

Stein, C.A., Kley, J., Stein, S., Hindle, D., Keller, R.G. (2015). North America's Midcontinent Rift: When rift met LIP. Geosphere, First published on August 13, 2015, doi:10.1130/GES01183.1

Malz, A., Madritsch, H., Kley, J. (2015): Improving 2D-seismic interpretation in challenging settings by integration of restoration techniques: a case study from the Jura fold-and-thrust belt (Switzerland). Interpretation 3(4), SAA37-SAA58.
doi: 10.1190/INT-2015-0012.1

Arfai, J. Lutz, R., Franke, D., Gaedicke, C., Kley, J. (2015): Mass-transport deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Chalk and their significance as hydrocarbon reservoirs - German Central Graben, North Sea. International Journal of Earth Sciences, to online article

Warsitzka, M., Kley, J., Kukowski, N. (2015): Analogue experiments of salt flow and pillow growth due to basement faulting and differential loading. Solid Earth 6, 9-31.

Stein, S., Kley, J., Hindle, D., Friedrich, A. (2015). Exploring Natural Hazard Policies with Bike Helmets and Bus Fares. EOS, 31 March 2015. link to online article

Arfai, J., Jaehne, F., Lutz, R., Franke, D., Gaedicke, C., Kley, J. (2014): Late Palaeozoic to Early Cenozoic geological evolution of the northwestern German North Sea (Entenschnabel): New results and insights. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences-Geologie en Mijnbouw 93, 147-174.

Cording, A., Hetzel, R., Kober, M., Kley, J. (2014): Be-10 exposure dating of river terraces at the southern mountain front of the Dzungarian Alatau (SE Kazakhstan) reveals rate of thrust faulting over the past similar to 400 ka. Quaternary Research 81, 168-178.

Kley, J. (2013): Saxonische Tektonik im 21. Jahrhundert. Z. dt. geol. Ges. 164, 295-311.

Kober, M., Seib, N., Kley, J., Voigt, T. (2013): Thick-skinned thrusting in the northern Tien Shan foreland, Kazakhstan: Structural inheritance and polyphase deformation. In: M. Nemcok, A. Mora, J.W. Cosgrove (eds.): Thick-Skin-Dominated Orogens: From Initial Inversion to Full Accretion. Geological Society of London, Special Publications 377, 19-42 .

Kasch, N., Naujoks, M., Kley, J. & Jahr, T. (2013): Combined geologic and gravimetric mapping and modelling to study the impact of local geological features on geophysical monitoring at the Geodynamic Observatory Moxa, Germany. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102, 1257-1270.

Seib, N., Kley, J., Büchel, G. (2013): Recognition of maars and similar volcanic forms by image processing of DEM data from the Westeifel, Germany: Efficiency of different methods depending on preservation state. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102, 875-901.

Warsitzka, M., Kley, J. & Kukowski, N. (2013). Salt diapirism driven by differential loading - some insights from analogue modelling. Tectonophysics 591, 83–97. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.11.018

Malz, A., Kley, J. (2012). The Finne fault zone (central Germany) – Structural analysis of a partially inverted extensional fault zone by balanced cross sections. International Journal of Earth Sciences, Online First, May 23, 2012

Wendler, J., Köster, J., Götze, J., Kasch, N., Zisser, N., Kley, J., Pudlo, D., Nover, G., Gaupp, R (2011); Carbonate diagenesis and feldspar alteration in fault-related bleaching zones (Buntsandstein, Central Germany) possible link to CO2-influenced fluid-mineral reactions. International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi 10.1007/s00531-011-0671-1

Torizin J., Jentzsch G., Malischewsky P., Kley J., Abakanov N., and Kurskeev A. (2009): Rating of seismicity and reconstruction of the fault geometries in northern Tien Shan within the project "Seismic Hazard Assessment for Almaty". Journal of Geodynamics 48(3-5), 269-278.

Uba, C.E., Kley, J., Strecker, M.R., Schmitt, A. K. (2009): Unsteady evolution of the Bolivian Subandean thrust belt: the role of enhanced erosion and clastic wedge progradation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 281, 134-146.

Mantilla-Pimiento, A., Jentzsch, G., Kley, J., Alfonso-Pava, C. A. (2009): Configuration of the SW Colombian Caribbean margin: constraints from 2D seismic reflection data and 3D gravity modelling. In: Subduction Zone Geodynamics; Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series, Springer, Berlin, 247-272.

Mora, A., Gaona, T., Kley, J., Montoya, D., Parra, M., Quiroz, L.I., Reyes, G., Strecker, M.R. (2009): The role of inherited extensional fault segmentation and linkage in contractional orogenesis: a reconstruction of Lower Cretaceous inverted rift basins in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Basin Research 21, 111–137, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2008.00367.x

Seib, N., Kley, J., Torizin, J., Zander, I., Goepel, A., Büchel, G. (2008): Identifikation vulkanischer Formen in einem digitalen Geländemodell (DGM) der Westeifel (Identification of volcanic landforms in a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) of the Westeifel). Z. dt. Ges. Geowiss. 159/4, 657-670.

Kley, J., Voigt, T.(2008): Late Cretaceous intraplate thrusting in central Europe: effect of Africa-Iberia-Europe convergence, not Alpine collision. Geology 36(11), 839-842.

Monaldi, C. R., J. Kley, and J.A. Salfity (2008). Estructura del rift Cretácico de Tres Cruces, Provincia de Jujuy. In: . B. Coira and E. O. Zappettini, eds. Geología y recursos naturales de la Provincia de Jujuy. Relatorio del XVII Congreso Geológico Argentino. Asociación Geológica Argentina: 233-243.

Monaldi, C. R., J. A. Salfity, and J. Kley (2008): Preserved extensional structures in an inverted Cretaceous rift basin, northwestern Argentina: Outcrop examples and implications for fault reactivation, Tectonics, 27, TC1011, doi:10.1029/2006TC001993

Kley, J., Vietor, T. (2007): Subduction and mountain building in the Central Andes. In: T. Dixon, J.C. Moore, eds. Interplate Subduction Zone Seismogenesis. MARGINS Theoretical and Experimental Earth Science Series 2, Columbia University Press, p. 624-659.

Oncken, O., Hindle, D., Kley, J., Elger, K., Victor, P., Schemmann, K. (2006): Deformation of the Central Andean upper plate system – facts, fiction, and constraints for plateau models. In: O. Oncken, G. Chong, G. Franz, P. Giese, H.J. Götze, V. Ramos, M. Strecker, and P. Wigger (eds.): The Andes. Active subduction orogeny, Frontiers in Earth Sciences 1, Springer, Berlin, p. 3-27.

Kley, J., Rossello, E.A., Monaldi, C.R., Habighorst, B. (2005): Seismic and field evidence of Cretaceous normal faults and selective inversion, Salta rift, Northwest Argentina. Tectonophysics 399, 155-172.

Hindle, D., Kley, J., Oncken, O., Sobolev, S. (2005): Crustal balance and crustal flux from shortening estimates in the Central Andes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 230, 113-124.

Kley, J., Monaldi, C.R. (2002): Tectonic inversion in the Santa Barbara segment of the central Andean foreland thrust belt, northwestern Argentina. Tectonics 21, 6, 11-1 bis 11-18. doi: 10.1029/2002/TC902003

Klosko, E.R., Stein, S., Hindle, D., Kley, J., Norabuena, E., Dixon, T., Liu, M. (2002): Comparison of GPS, Seismological, and Geological Observations of Andean Mountain Building. In: Stein, S., Freymuller, J.T. (eds.): Plate Boundary Zones. AGU Geodynamics Series 30, 123-133.

Hindle, D., Kley, J. (2002): The consistent deformation of the Central Andean plate boundary zone. In: Stein, S., Freymuller, J.T. (eds.): Plate Boundary Zones. AGU Geodynamics Series 30, 135-144.

Müller, J., Kley, J., Jacobshagen, V. (2002): Structure and Cenozoic kinematics of the Eastern Cordillera, Southern Bolivia (21°S). Tectonics 21,5, 1-1 bis 1-24. doi: 10.1029/2001/TC001340

Hindle, D., Kley, J., Klosko, E., Stein, S., Dixon, T. & Norabuena, E. (2002): Consistency of geologic and geodetic displacements during Andean orogenesis. Geophysical Research Letters 29,8, 29-1 – 29-4.

Kley, J. & Monaldi, C.R. (1999): Estructura de las Sierras Subandinas y del Sistema de Santa Bárbara. In: González Bonorino, G., Omarini, R. & Viramonte, J. (eds.): Geología del Noroeste Argentino. Relatorio al XIV Congreso Geológico Argentino, Salta, Argentinien, 415-425.

Kley, J. & Eisbacher, G.H. (1999): How Alpine or Himalayan are the Central Andes? International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau) 88(2), 175-189.

Kley, J. (1999): Geologic and geometric constraints on a kinematic model of the Bolivian Orocline. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 12, 221-235.

Kley, J., Monaldi, C.R., & Salfity, J.A. (1999): Along-strike segmentation of the Andean foreland: causes and consequences. Tectonophysics, 301, 75-94.

Kley, J. & Monaldi, C.R.(1998): Tectonic shortening and crustal thickness in the Central Andes: How good is the correlation? Geology, 26(8), 723-726.

Kley, J. (1998): Structural styles of foreland deformation in the Andes. Z. dt. geol. Ges., 149/1, 13-26.

Schmitz, M. & Kley, J. (1997): The geometry of the central Andean backarc crust: Joint interpretation of cross-section balancing and seismic refraction data. Journal of South American Earth Sciences,10 (1), 99-110.

Kley, J., Müller, J., Tawackoli, S., Jacobshagen, V. & Manutsoglu, E. (1997): Pre-Andean and Andean-age deformation in the Cordillera Oriental of southern Bolivia. Journal of South American Earth Sciences,10 (1),1-19.

Kley, J., Gangui, A.H. & Krüger, D. (1996): Basement-involved blind thrusting in the eastern Cordillera Oriental, southern Bolivia: Evidence from cross-sectional balancing, gravimetric and magnetotelluric data. Tectonophysics, 259, 171-184.

Kley, J. (1996): Transition from basement-involved to thin-skinned thrusting in the Cordillera Oriental of southern Bolivia. Tectonics, 15(4), 763-775.

Maletz, J., Kley, J. & Reinhardt, M. (1995): New data on the palaeontology and biostratigraphy of the Ordovician in southern Bolivia. Newsl. Stratigr., 32 (3), 163-173.

Kley, J. & Reinhardt, M. (1994): Geothermal and tectonic evolution of the Eastern Cordillera and the Subandean Ranges of Southern Bolivia.- in Reutter, K.-J., Scheuber, E., Wigger, P.J. (eds.): Tectonics of the Central Andes, 155-170, Springer, Berlin.

Kley, J., Reutter, K.-J. & Scheuber, E. (1991): Die zentralen Anden. Geologische Strukturen eines aktiven Kontinentalrandes. Geograph. Rundschau, 3, 134-142.


Eisbacher, G.H. & Kley, J. (2000): Grundlagen der Umwelt- und Rohstoffgeologie. Spektrum Verlag Heidelberg (ehem. Enke, Stuttgart), 424 S.

Book contributions, reviews:

Kley, J., Franzke, H.-J., Jähne, F., Krawczyk, C., Lohr, T., Reicherter, K., Scheck-Wenderoth, M., Sippel, J., Tanner, D., van Gent, H. (2008): Strain and stress. In: R. Littke, U. Bayer, D. Gajewski, and S, Nelskamp (eds.): Dynamics of complex intracontinental basins. The Central European Basin System. Springer, Berlin, p. 97-124.

Voigt, T., Reicherter, K., von Eynatten, H., Littke, R., Voigt, S. & Kley, J. (2008): Sedimentation during basin inversion.- In: Littke, R., Bayer, U., Gajewski, D. and Nelskamp, S. (eds.), Dynamics of complex intracontinental basins. The Central European Basin System, Springer, Berlin, p. 211-232.

Kley, J. (2000-2002) Contributions to „Lexikon der Geowissenschaften“ (Enyclopedia of Geosciences), 5 Volumes ,Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.

Kley, J. (1999): The Proto-Andean margin of Gondwana, by R.J. Pankhurst and C.W. Rapela. (Book review) Earth Science Reviews 47, 263-264.

Reutter, K-J., Döbel, R., Bogdanic, T. & Kley, J. (Kompil.; 1993): Geological map of the Central Andes between 20° and 26°S. In Reutter, K.-J., Scheuber, E. (eds.): Tectonics of the Central Andes, Springer, Berlin.