McKenzie, D. The viscosity of the lower mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research. 71(6): 3995-4010. DOI: 10.1029/JZ071i016p03995


McKenzie, D. The viscosity of the mantle. Geophysical Journal International. 14(1-4):297-305.

McKenzie, D. Some remarks on heat flow and gravity anomalies. Journal of Geophysical Research. 72(24): 6261-6273.

McKenzie, D. & Parker, R.L. The North Pacific: an example of tectonics on a sphere. Nature. 216: 1276-80.


McKenzie, D. The influence of the boundary conditions and rotation on convection in the Earth’s mantle. Geophysical Journal International.15(5): 457-500.

McKenzie, D. & Sclater, J.G. Heat flow inside the island arcs of the northwestern Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research. 73(10): 3173-3179. DOI: 10.1029/JB073i010p03173

McKenzie, D. “The Earth’s mantle”. In The International Dictionary of Geophysics. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

McKenzie, D. The geophysical importance of high temperature creep. IN: the history of the Earth’s crust. Proceedings of the NASA conference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


Farrell, W.E., McKenzie, D. & Parker, R.L. On the note emitted from a mug while mixing instant coffee. Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 65(1): 365-367. DOI:

McKenzie, D. The oscillations of a viscous gravitating sphere. Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 65(1): 123-37. DOI:

McKenzie, D. The relation between fault plane solutions for earthquakes and the directions of the principal stresses. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 59(2): 591-601.

McKenzie, D. “The Mohorovicic Discontinuity”. In The Earth’s Crust and Upper Mantle, edited by: Pembroke J. Hart. 660-664. Monograph 13. Washington D.C.: AGU. DOI: 10.1029/GM013

McKenzie, D. & Sclater, J.G. Heat flow in the eastern Pacific and sea-floor spreading. Bulletin of Volcanology. 33(1): 101-117. DOI: 10.1007/BF02596711

McKenzie, D. & Morgan, W.J. The evolution of triple junctions. Nature. 224: 125-33. 

McKenzie, D. Speculations on the consequences and causes of plate motions. Geophysical Journal International. 18(1): 1-32.  

Davies, D. & McKenzie, D. Seismic travel-time residuals and plates. Geophysical Journal International. 18(1): 51-63. 


McKenzie, D. Plate tectonics and continental drift. Endeavour. 29(106): 39-44.

Davies, D., McKenzie, D. & Turner, J.S. ‘Evolution’ -‘development’ – anatomical and cerebral features and pathological consequences. Nature. 225: 636. DOI: 10.1038/225636a0

McKenzie, D., Davies, D. & Molnar, P. Plate tectonics of the Red Sea and East Africa. Nature. 226, 243-248. DOI: 10.1038/226243a0

McKenzie, D. The plate tectonics of the Mediterranean region. Nature. 226: 239-43. DOI: 10.1038/226239a0

McKenzie, D. Temperature and potential temperature beneath island arcs. Tectonophysics. 10(1-3): 357-366. DOI:


Fisher, R.L., Sclater, J.G. & McKenzie, D. The evolution of the Central Indian Ridge. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 82(3): 553-562. DOI:[553:EOTCIR]2.0.CO;2

McKenzie, D. & Sclater, J.G. The evolution of the Indian Ocean since the late Cretaceous. Geophysical Journal International. 24(5): 437-528.

McKenzie, D. & Julian, B. The Puget Sound, Washington, earthquake and the mantle structure beneath the northwestern. United States. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 82(12): 3519-3524. DOI:[3519:PSWEAT]2.0.CO;2

McKenzie, D. Comments on paper by John W. Minear & M. Nafi Toksoz ‘Thermal regime of a downgoing slab and new global tectonics’. Journal of Geophysical Research. 76(2): 607-9. DOI: 10.1029/JB076i002p00607

Williams, C.A. & McKenzie, D. The evolution of the North-East Atlantic. Nature. 232: 168-73. DOI: 10.1038/232168a0

Bullard, E.C. & McKenzie, D. Remarks on the uncertainties in poles of rotation in continental fitting. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 11(1-5):263-264. DOI:


Laughton, A.S., Sclater, J.G. & McKenzie, D. “The structure and evolution of the Indian Ocean”. In Implications of continental drift in the Earth sciences, edited by D.H. Tarling & S.K. Runcorn. 203-212. London: Academic Press.

McKenzie, D. “Plate tectonics”. In The nature of the solid Earth, edited by E. Robertson. 323-360. New York: McGraw-Hill.

McKenzie, D. & Brune, J.N. Melting on fault planes during large earthquakes. Geophysical Journal International. 29(1): 65-78.

Jardine, N. McKenzie, D. Continental drift and the dispersal and evolution of organisms. Nature. 234: 20-4.DOI: 10.1038/235020a0

McKenzie, D. Plate tectonics and sea-floor spreading. American Scientist. 60(4): 425-435.

Bilham, R.G., Evans., R., King, G.C.P., Lawson, A. & McKenzie, D. Earth strain tides observed in Yorkshire, England with a simple wire strain meter. Geophysical Journal International. 29(4): 473-485.

McKenzie, D. 1972 Active tectonics of the Mediterranean region. Geophysical Journal International. 30, 109-85.


Anderson, R., McKenzie, D. & Sclater, J.G. Gravity bathymetry and convection in the Earth. Earth planetary Science Letters. 18(3): 391-407. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Sclater J.G. The evolution of the Indian Ocean. Scientific American. 228(5):63-72.

McKenzie, D., Roberts, J. & Weiss, N.O. Numerical models of convection in the Earth’s mantle. Tectonophysics. 19(2): 89-103. DOI:

Sclater, J.G. & McKenzie, D. Paleobathymetry of the South Atlantic. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 84(1): 3203-16. DOI:<3203:POTSA>2.0.CO;2


McKenzie, D., Roberts, J. & Weiss, N.O. Convection in the Earth’s mantle: towards a numerical simulation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 62(2): 465-538.

Bilham, R., King, G.C.P. & McKenzie, D. Inhomogeneous tidal strains in Queensbury Tunnel, Yorkshire. Geophysical Journal International. 37(2): 217-26.

McKenzie, D. & Parker, R.L. Plate tectonics in ? space. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 22(4): 285-93. DOI:


McKenzie, D. Weiss, N.O. Speculations on the thermal and tectonic history of the Earth. Geophysical Journal International. 42(1): 131-74.

Berggren, W.A., McKenzie, D., Sclater, J.G. & van Hinte, J. Worldwide correlation of Mesozoic magnetic anomalies and its implications: Discussion and reply. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 86(2): 267-269. DOI: 10.1130/0016-7606(1975)86<267:WCOMMA>2.0.CO;2

King, G.C.P., Bilham, R.G., Campbell, J.W., McKenzie, D. & Niazi, M. Detection of elastic strainfields caused by fault creep events in Iran. Nature. 253: 420-423. DOI: 10.1038/253420a0

Hewitt, J.M., McKenzie, D., & Weiss, N.O. Dissipative heating in convective flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 68(4): 721-38. DOI:


McKenzie, D. The East Anatolian Fault: A major structure in eastern Turkey. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 29(1):189-193. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Bowin, C. The relationship between bathymetry and gravity in the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Geodesy and Gravity. 81, 1903-15. DOI: 10.1029/JB081i011p01903

McKenzie, D. The orientation of stress axes within sinking slabs. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 31(2): 305-307. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Richter, F. Convection currents in the Earth’s mantle. Scientific American. 235(5): 72-89.


McKenzie, D. Surface deformation, gravity anomalies and convection. Geophysical Journal International. 48(2): 211-238.

McKenzie, D. “The initiation of trenches: a finite amplitude instability”. In Island Arcs, Deep Sea Trenches and Back-Arc Basins. 57-61. Maurice Ewing Series 1. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union. DOI: 10.1029/ME001p0057

McKenzie, D. Plate tectonics and its relationship to the evolution of ideas in the geological sciences. Daedalus 106(3): 97-124.

McKenzie, D. “Can plate tectonics describe continental deformation?” In Structural history of the Mediterranean basins. Proceedings of the 25th Congress of C.I.E.S.M, split. 186-196. Paris: Editions Technip.


Richter, F. & McKenzie, D. Simple plate models of mantle convection. Journal of Geophysics. 44(5): 441-471.

McKenzie, D. Active tectonics of the Alpine-Himalayan Belt: The Aegean Sea and surrounding regions. Geophysical Journal International. 55(1): 217-254.

McKenzie, D. Some remarks on the development of sedimentary basins. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 40(1): 25-32.

Niazi, M., Asudeh, I., Ballard, G., Jackson, J., King, G. & McKenzie, D. The depth of seismicity in the Kermanshah region of the Zagros Mountains (Iran). Earth Planetary Science Letters. 40(2): 270-274. DOI:

Parsons, B. & McKenzie, D. Mantle convection and the thermal structure of plates. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 83(B9): 4485-96.DOI: 10.1029/JB083iB09p04485

McKenzie, D. “Present deformation of the Aegean region”. In Proceedings of the VI Colloquium on the Geology of the Aegean Region, Athens 1977.1303-1312. Athens: Institute of Geological and Mining Research.


McKenzie, D. Finite deformation during fluid flow. Geophysical Journal International. 58(3): 689-715.

Skilbeck, J.N. & McKenzie, D. An approximate method for determining the stability of two-scale flow in the mantle. Pageoph. 117(5): 958-987. DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00876079


Jarvis, G.T. & McKenzie, D. Convection in a compressible fluid with infinite Prandtl number. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 96(3): 515-83. DOI:

McKenzie, D., Nisbet, E. & Sclater, J.G. Sedimentary basin development in the Archaean. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 48, 35-41. DOI:

Jarvis, G.T. & McKenzie, D. Sedimentary basin formation with finite extension rates. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 48(1): 42-52. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Weiss, N.O. “The thermal history of the Earth”. In The continental crust and its mineral deposits, edited by D.W. Strangway. 575-90. Special Paper 20. St John’s, NL: Geological Association of Canada.

Hewitt, J.M. McKenzie, D. & Weiss, N.O. Large aspect ratio cells in two-dimensional thermal convection. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 51(2): 370-380. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Jarvis, G.T. The conversion of heat into mechanical work by mantle convection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 85(B11): 6093-6096. DOI: 10.1029/JB085iB11p06093

McKenzie, D., Watts, A., Parsons, B. & Roufosse, M. Planform of mantle convection beneath the Pacific Ocean. Nature. 288: 442-446. DOI: 10.1038/288442a0


Richter, F.M. & McKenzie, D. Parameterizations for the horizontally averaged temperature of infinite Prandtl number convection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 86(B3): 1738-44. DOI: 10.1029/JB086iB03p01738

Richter, F.M. & McKenzie, D. On some consequences and possible causes of layered mantle convection. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 86(B7): 6133-6142. DOI: 10.1029/JB086iB07p06133

McKenzie, D. & Richter, F.M. Parameterized thermal convection in a layered region and the thermal history of the Earth. Journal of Geophysical Research. 86(B12): 11667-11680. DOI: 10.1029/JB086iB12p11667

Houseman, G.A., McKenzie, D. & Molnar, P. Convective instability of a thickened boundary layer and its relevance for the thermal evolution of continental convergent belts. Journal of Geophysical Research. 86(B7): 6115-6132. DOI: 10.1029/JB086iB07p06115

Jackson, J.A., Fitch, T.J. & McKenzie, D. “Active thrusting and the evolution of the Zagros fold belt”. In Thrust and Nappe Tectonics, edited by K.R. McClay & N.J. Price. 371-379. Special Publication 9. Bath: Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1981.009.01.34

McKenzie, D. The variation of temperature with time and hydrocarbon maturation in sedimentary basins formed by extension. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 55(1): 87-98. DOI:


Houseman, G.A. & McKenzie, D. Numerical experiments on the onset of convective instability in the Earth’s mantle. Geophysical Journal International. 68(1): 133-64.

England, P. & McKenzie, D. A thin viscous sheet model for continental deformation. Geophysical Journal International. 70(2): 295-321.DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1982.tb04969.x

McKenzie, D. The evolution of propagating rifts. Nature. 300, 740-741. DOI: 10.1038/300740a0


McKenzie, D. & O’Nions, R.K. Mantle reservoirs and ocean island basalts. Nature. 301: 229-231.DOI: 10.1038/301229a0

Mackenzie, A.S. & McKenzie, D. Isomerization and aromatization of hydrocarbons in sedimentary basins formed by extension. Geological Magazine. 120(5): 417-470. DOI:

McKenzie, D., Mackenzie, A.S., Maxwell, J.R. & Sajgo Cs. Isomerization and aromatization in stretched sedimentary basins. Nature. 301: 504-6. DOI: 10.1038/301504a0

McKenzie, D. The Earth’s mantle. Scientific American. 249(3): 50-67.

Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. The geometrical evolution of normal fault systems. Journal of Structural Geology. 5(5): 471-82. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Jackson, J. The relationship between strain rates, crustal thickening, palaeomagnetism, and finite strain and fault movements within a deforming zone. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 65(1): 182-202. DOI:

England, P. & McKenzie, D. Correction to: a thin viscous sheet model for continental deformation. Geophysical Journal International. 73(2): 523-532.


Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. Active tectonics of the Alpine-Himalayan belt between western Turkey and Pakistan. Geophysical Journal International. 77(1) : 185-264.

McKenzie, D. A possible mechanism for epeirogenic uplift. Nature. 307, 616-618. DOI: 10.1038/307616a0

Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. “Rotational mechanisms of active deformation in Greece and Iran”. In The Geological Evolution of the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by. J.E. Dixon & A.H.F. Robertson.743-754. Special Publication 17. Bath: Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1984.017.01.59

McKenzie, D. The generation and compaction of partially molten rock. Journal of Petrology. 25(3): 713-765.

Mackenzie, A.S., Beaumont, C. & McKenzie, D. Estimation of the kinetics of geochemical reactions with geophysical models of sedimentary basins and applications. Organic Geochemistry 6: 875-84. DOI:

Richter, F.M. & McKenzie, D. Dynamical models for melt segregation from a deformable matrix. Journal of Geology. 92(6): 729-740. DOI: 10.1086/628908


McKenzie, D. 230Th-238U disequilibrium and the melting processes beneath ridge axes. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 72(2-3): 149-157. DOI:

McKenzie, D. The extraction of magma from the crust and mantle. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 74(1):81-91. DOI:

Hoffman, N.R.A. & McKenzie, D. The destruction of geochemical heterogeneities by differential fluid motions during mantle convection. Geophysical Journal International. 82(2): 163-206.

Watts, A.B., McKenzie, D., Parsons, B. & Roufosse, M. The relationship between gravity and bathymetry in the Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Journal International. 83(1): 263-298.

Sparks, R.S.J., Huppert, H.E., Kerr, R.C., McKenzie, D. & Tait, S.R. Postcumulus processes in layered intrusions. Geological Magazine. 122(5): 555-568.


McKenzie, D. The geometry of propagating rifts. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 77(2):176-86. DOI: 

Craig, C.H. & McKenzie, D. The existence of a thin low-viscosity layer beneath the lithosphere. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 78(4): 420-6. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Jackson, J. A block model of distributed deformation by faulting. Journal of the Geological Society of London. 143, 349-53. DOI: 10.1144/gsjgs.143.2.0349

White, N.J., Jackson, J.A. & McKenzie, D. The relationship between the geometry of normal faults and that of the sedimentary layers in their hanging walls. Journal of Structural Geology. 8(8): 897-909. DOI:

McKenzie, D. Mantle mixing still a mystery. Nature. 323: 297. DOI: 10.1038/323297a0


McKenzie, D. The compaction of igneous and sedimentary rocks. Journal of the Geological Society. 144: 299-307. DOI: 10.1144/gsjgs.144.2.0299

Bickle, M.J. & McKenzie, D. The transport of heat and matter by fluids during metamorphism. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 95(3): 384-92. DOI: 10.1007/BF00371852

Craig, C.H. & McKenzie, D. Surface deformation, gravity and the geoid from a three-dimensional convection model at low Rayleigh numbers. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 83(1-4): 123-36. DOI:

Spiegelman, M. & McKenzie, D. Simple 2-D models for melt extraction at ridges and island arcs. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 83(1-4): 137-152. DOI:

White, R.S., Spence, G.D., Fowler, S.R., McKenzie, D., Westbrook, G.K. & Bowen, A.N. Magmatism at rifted continental margins. Nature. 330: 439-44.DOI: 10.1038/330439a0

McKenzie, D. Edward Crisp Bullard 1907-1980. Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society. 33: 66-98.


Lennie, T.B., McKenzie, D. Moore, D.R. & Weiss, N.O. The breakdown of steady convection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 188: 47-85. DOI:

McKenzie, D. The symmetry of convective transitions in space and time. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 191: 287-339. DOI:

White, N. & McKenzie, D. Formation of the ‘Steer’s Head’ geometry of sedimentary basins by differential stretching of the crust and mantle. Geology. 16(3): 250-3. DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1988)016<0250:FOTSSH>2.3.CO;2

Jackson, J.A. & McKenzie, D. The relationship between plate motions and seismic moment tensors, and the rates of active deformation in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Geophysical Journal International. 93(1): 45-73.

McKenzie, D. & Bickle, M.J. The volume and composition of melt generated by extension of the lithosphere. Journal of Petrology. 29(3): 625-79.

O’Nions, R.K. & McKenzie, D. Melting and continent generation. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 90(4): 449-456. DOI:


McKenzie, D. & Jackson, J. “The kinematics and dynamics of distributed deformation”. In Paleomagnetic rotations and continental deformation, edited by C. Laj & C. Kissel. 17-31. Boston, MA: Kluwer.

Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. “Relations between seismicity and paleomagnetic rotations in zones of distributed continental deformation”. In Paleomagnetic rotations and continental deformation, edited by C. Laj & C. Kissel. 32-42. Boston, MA: Kluwer.

Hunter, R.H. & McKenzie, D. The equilibrium geometry of carbonate melts in rocks of mantle composition. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 92(3-4): 347-56. DOI:

White, R. & McKenzie, D. Volcanism and rifting. Scientific American. 261(1): 62-71.

Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. Rates of active deformation in the Aegean Sea and surrounding regions. Basin Research. 1(3): 121-128. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.1988.tb00009.x

White, R.S. & McKenzie, D. Magmatism at rift zones: The generation of volcanic continental margins and flood basalts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 94(B6): 7685-7729. DOI: 10.1029/JB094iB06p07685

Fowler, S. & McKenzie, D. Flexural studies of the Exmouth and Rockall Plateaux using Seasat altimetry. Basin Research. 2(1): 27-34. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.1989.tb00024.x

McKenzie, D. Some remarks on the movement of small melt fractions in the mantle. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 95(1-2): 53-72.

Daquan, S., White N. & McKenzie, D. Extension and subsidence of the Pearl River Mouth Basin, northern South China Sea. Basin Research. 2(4): 205-222. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.1989.tb00036.x


McKenzie, D., Parsons, B. & Talwani, M. Gravity, topography and thermal convection inside the Earth. V-Gram. 17: 5-14.

McKenzie, D. Spinning continents. Nature. 344: 109-110. DOI: 10.1038/344109a0

McKenzie, D. Acceptance of the Arthur Day Medal of the Geological Society of America. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 102(8): 1141.

McKenzie, D. & Bickle, M.J. A eutectic parameterization of mantle melting. Journal of Physics of the Earth. 38(6): 511-515.


McKenzie, D. and Yilmaz, Y. Deformation and volcanism in western Turkey and the Aegean. Bulletin of the Technical University Istanbul, Special Issue in honour of I. Ketin 44: 345-373.

Watson, S. & McKenzie, D. Melt generation by plumes: a study of Hawaiian volcanism. Journal of Petrology. 32(3) : 501-537.

Head, J.W., Campbell, D.B., Elachi, C., Guest, J.E., McKenzie, D., Saunders, R.S., Schaber, G.G. & Schubert, G. Venus volcanism: Initial analysis from Magellan data. Science. 252, 276-288.

Solomon, S.C., Head, J.W., Kaula, W.M., Schubert, G., McKenzie, D., Parsons, B., Phillips, R.J. & Talwani, M. Venus tectonics: Initial analysis from Magellan. Science. 252(5003): 297-313. DOI: 10.1126/science.252.5003.297

Taymaz, T., Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. Active tectonics of the north and central Aegean Sea. Geophysical Journal International. 106(2): 433-490. Taymaz, T., Jackson, J., and McKenzie, D. 1992. Reply to the comment by R. Westaway on ‘Active tectonics of the north and central Aegean Sea’ by T. Taymaz, J. Jackson and D. McKenzie Geophysical Journal International. 110(3): 623.  Jackson, J., and McKenzie, D. 1993 Reply to the ‘Comment on two recent teleseismic waveform inversion by T. Taymaz, J. Jackson and D. McKenzie’ by R. Westaway. Geophysical Journal International. 112(3): 543.

McKenzie, D. & O’Nions, R.K. Partial melt distributions from inversion of rare earth element concentrations. Journal of Petrology. 32(5): 1021-1091 (correction 1992 33, 1453). DOI:


McKenzie, D., Ford, P.G., Johnson, C., Parsons, B., Sandwell, D., Saunders, S. & Solomon, S.C. Features on Venus generated by plate boundary processes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 97(E8): 13533-13544. DOI: 10.1029/92JE01350

McKenzie, D., Ford, P.G., Liu, F. & Pettengill, G.H. Pancake-like domes on Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 97(E10): 15967-15976. DOI: 10.1029/92JE01349

McKenzie, D., McKenzie, J.M. & Saunders, R.S. Dyke emplacement on Venus and on the Earth. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 97(E10): 15977-15990. DOI: 10.1029/92JE01559

White, R., McKenzie, D. & O’Nions, R.K. Oceanic crustal thickness from seismic measurements and rare earth element inversions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 97(B13): 19683-19715. DOI: 10.1029/92JB01749


O’Nions, R.K. & McKenzie, D. Estimates of mantle thorium/uranium ratios from Th, U and Pb isotopic abundances in basaltic melts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 342(1663): 65-77. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.1993.0005

Singh, S. & McKenzie, D. Layering in the lower crust. Geophysical Journal International. 113(3): 622-628.


Tainton, K. M. & McKenzie, D. The generation of kimberlites, lamproites, and their source rocks. Journal of Petrology. 35(3): 787-817. DOI:

Richardson, C. N. & McKenzie, D. Radioactive disequilibria from two-dimensional models of melt generation by plumes and ridges. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 128(3-4): 425-437. DOI:

McKenzie, D. The relationship between topography and gravity on Earth and Venus. Icarus 112(1): 55-88. DOI:


Cox, K.G., McKenzie, D. & White R.S. Melting and melt movement in the Earth: a discussion. (Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, 342 (1663)). London: Royal Society.

McKenzie, D. & O’Nions, R.K. The source regions of ocean island basalts. Journal of Petrology. 36(1): 133-159. DOI:

White, R.S. & McKenzie, D. Mantle plumes and flood basalts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 100(B9): 17543-17585. DOI: 10.1029/95JB01585

Iwamori, H., McKenzie, D. & Takahashi E. Melt generation by isentropic upwelling. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 134(3-4): 253-266. DOI:


Doin, M.-P., Fleitout, L. & McKenzie, D. Geoid anomalies and the structure of continental and oceanic lithospheres. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 101(B7): 16119-16135.

Richardson, C. N., Lister, J. & McKenzie, D. Melt conduits in a viscous porous matrix. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 101(B9): 20423-20432. DOI: 10.1029/96JB01212

Nothard, S., McKenzie, D., Haines, H. & Jackson, J. Gaussian curvature and the relationship between the shape and the deformation of the Tonga slab. Geophysical Journal International. 127(2): 311-327.

Jull, M.G. & McKenzie, D. The e.ect of deglaciation on mantle melting beneath Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 101(B10): 21815-21828. DOI: 10.1029/96JB01308

Qiu, X., Priestley, K. & McKenzie, D. Average lithospheric structure of southern Africa. Geophysical Journal International. 127(3): 563-587.

Nimmo, F. & McKenzie, D. Modelling plume-related uplift and melting on Venus. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 145(1-4): 109-123. DOI:


Nimmo, F. & McKenzie, D. Convective thermal evolution of the upper mantles of Earth and Venus. Geophysical Research Letters. 24(12): 1539-1542. DOI: 10.1029/97GL01382

McKenzie, D. & Fairhead, D. Estimates of the effective elastic thickness of the continental lithosphere from Bouguer and free air gravity anomalies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 102(B12): 27523-27552. DOI: 10.1029/97JB02481

McKenzie, D. & Nimmo F. Elastic thickness estimates for Venus from line of sight accelerations. Icarus. 130(1): 198-216. DOI:

Qiu, X., Priestley, K., & McKenzie, D. “The lithospheric velocity structure of southern Africa”. In Upper mantle heterogeneities from active and passive seismology, edited by Karl Fuchs. 277-285. NATO ASI Series 17. Berlin: Springer.

Sengor, A.M.C. & McKenzie, D. Memorial to Ihsan Ketin. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America Memorials 28.


Nimmo, F. & McKenzie, D. Volcanism and tectonics on Venus. Annual Review of Earth Planetary Sciences. 26(1): 23-51 DOI: 10.1146/

McKenzie, D. & O’Nions, R.K. Melt production beneath oceanic islands. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. 107(1-3): 143-182. DOI:

McKenzie, D. Magellan looks at Venus. Journal of the Geological Society of India. 52(1): 3-24.

McKenzie, D. “Magellan looks at Venus”. In Proceedings of the Royal Institution 69, edited by P. Day.15-48. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tilmann, F., McKenzie, D., & Priestley, K. P-and S-wave scattering by mantle plumes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 103(B9): 21145-21163. DOI: 10.1029/98JB01070

Slater,L., Jull, M., McKenzie, D. & Gronvold, K. Deglaciation effects on mantle melting under Iceland: results from the northern volcanic zone. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 164(1-2): 151-164. DOI:

Qiu, X., Priestley, K. & McKenzie, D. The lithospheric velocity structure of southern Africa from regional waveform modelling. Southern African Geophysical Review. 2: 45-50.


Jackson, J. & McKenzie, D. A hectare of fresh striations on the Arkitsa Fault, central Greece. Journal of Structural Geology. 21(1): 1-6. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Nimmo, F. The generation of Martian floods by melting permafrost above dykes. Nature. 397: 231-233. DOI: 10.1038/16649

McKenzie, D. Plate tectonics on Mars? (News and Views) Nature. 399: 307-308. DOI: 10.1038/20554

Parke, J.R., Minshull, T.A., Anderson, G., White, R.S., McKenzie, D., Kuscu, I., Bull, J.M., Görür, N. & Sengor, C. Active faults in the Sea of Marmara, western Turkey, imaged by seismic reflection profiles. Terra Nova. 11(5): 223-227. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3121.1999.00248.x

D’Agostino, N. & McKenzie, D. Convective support of long wavelength topography in the Apennines (Italy). Terra Nova. 11(5): 234-238. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3121.1999.00252.x


McKenzie, D. Constraints on melt generation and transport from U-series activity ratios. Chemical Geology. 162(2): 81-94. DOI:

McKenzie, D. Walcott receives the Whitten Medal. Eos. 81(10):103-104.

McKenzie, D., Nimmo, F. Jackson, J., Gans, P.B. & Miller, E.L. Characteristics and consequences of flow in the crust. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 105(B5): 11029-11046.DOI: 10.1029/1999JB900446

Maggi, A., Jackson, J.A., McKenzie, D. & Priestley, K. Earthquake focal depths, effective elastic thickness, and the strength of the continental lithosphere. Geology. 28(6): 495-498. DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(2000)28<495:EFDEET>2.0.CO;2

McKenzie, D. & Holness, M. Local deformation in compacting flows: development of pressure shadows. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 180(1-2): 169-184. DOI:

Barnett, D.N., Nimmo, F. & McKenzie, D. Elastic thickness estimates for Venus using line of sight accelerations from Magellan cycle 5. Icarus. 146(2): 404-419. DOI:


Slater, L., McKenzie, D., Gronvold, K. & Shimizu, N. Melt generation and movement beneath Theistareykir, NE Iceland. Journal of Petrology. 42(2): 321-354.

Maclennan, J., McKenzie, D., Gronvöld, K. & Slater, L. Crustal accretion under northern Iceland. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 191(3-4): 295-310. DOI:

McKenzie, D. The tectonics of Venus. Alumni magazine. Cambridge: Department of Earth Sciences.

McKenzie, D. “Plate tectonics: a surprising way to start a scientific career”. In Plate Tectonic, edited N. Oreskes. 169-190. Cambridge, Mass.: Westview Press.

Maclennan, J., McKenzie, D. & Gronvöld, K. Plume-driven upwelling under central Iceland. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 194(1-2): 67-82. DOI:


McKenzie, D., Barnett, D. & Yuan, D.-N. The relationship between Martian gravity and topography. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 195(1-2): 1-16. DOI:

McKenzie, D. McKenzie receives the William Bowie Medal. Eos. 83(13):148-149.

McKenzie, D. Sir Edward Bullard. GeoCam, Earth Sciences Alumni Magazine.

Barnett, D.N., Nimmo, F. & McKenzie, D. Flexure of venusian lithosphere measured from residual topography and gravity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. 107(E2): 2-1–2-21. DOI: 10.1029/2000JE001398

McKenzie, D. The Dynamic Earth. The Crafoord Lecture 2002.

Maclennan J., Jull M., McKenzie, D., Slater L. & Gronvöld K. The link between volcanism and deglaciation in Iceland. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 3(11)1-25. DOI: 10.1029/2001GC000282

McKenzie, D. “Seafloor magnetism and drifting continents”. In A Century of Nature: Twenty-one discoveries that changed science and the world, edited by L. Garwin and T. Lincoln. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.003.0010

Parke, J.R., White, R.S., Minshull, T.A., McKenzie, D., Bull, J.M., Kuscu, I., Görür, N. &Sengor, C. Interaction between faulting and sedimentation in the Sea of Marmara, western Turkey. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 107(B11): 2286. DOI: 10.1029/2001JB000450

Priestley, K., & McKenzie, D. “The structure of the upper mantle beneath southern Africa”. In The early Earth: physical, chemical and biological development, edited by M. Fowler, C. Ebinger & C. Hawkesworth. 45-64. Special Publication 199. Bath: Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2002.199.01.03

McKenzie, D. & Jackson, J. Conditions for flow in the continental crust. Tectonics. 21(6): 5-1–5-7.


Stracke A., Zindler A., Salters V.J.M., McKenzie, D., Blichert-Toft J., Albarède F., & Gronvöld K. Theistareykir revisited. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 4(2): 8507.

Maclennan J., McKenzie, D., Hilton F. Gronvöld K. & Shimizu N. Geochemical variability in a single flow from northern Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 108(B1): ECV 4-1–ECV 4-21 DOI: 10.1029/2000JB000142

Tiley, R., McKenzie, D. & White N. The elastic thickness of the British Isles. Journal of the Geological Society. 160(4): 499-502. DOI: 10.1144/0016-764902-147

Parke J.R., White R.S., McKenzie, D., Minshull T.A., Bull J., Kuscu I., Gorur N., & Sengor, A.M.C. The Sea of Marmara – a two dimensional seismic reflection profile data archive. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 4(10): 1084.

McKenzie, D. Estimating Te in the presence of internal loads. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 108(B9), 2438. 

Stracke A., Zindler A., Salters V.J.M., McKenzie, D., &Gronvöld K. The dynamics of melting beneath Iceland. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 4(10): 8513.

Maclennan J., McKenzie, D., Gronvöld K., Shimizu N., Eiler J.M. and Kitchen N. Melt mixing and crystallisation under Theistareykir, NE Iceland. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 4(11): 8624.


McKenzie, D., Stracke A., Blichert-Toft J., Albarède F., Gronvöld K. & O’Nions R.K. Source enrichment processes responsible for isotopic anomalies in oceanic island basalts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 68(12): 2699-2724. DOI:

Jackson, J.A., Austrheim H., McKenzie, D. & Priestley, K. Metastability, mechanical strength and support of mountain belts. Geology. 32(7): 625-628. DOI: 10.1130/G20397.1

Cheadle M.J., Elliott M.T. & McKenzie, D. The percolation threshold and permeability of crystallizing igneous rocks: The importance of textural equilibrium. Geology. 32(9): 757-760. DOI: 10.1130/G20495.1

Kuscu, I., Parke J.R., White R.S., McKenzie, D., Anderson, G.A., Minshull, T.A., Gorur, N., & Sengor, A.M.C. Active slumping offshore Amasra (southwest Black Sea) and its relation with regional tectonics. Bulletin of the Mineral Research and Exploration Institute of Turkey. 128: 27-47.


Crosby, A. & McKenzie, D. Measurements of the elastic thickness under ancient Lunar terrain. Icarus. 173(1): 100-107. DOI:

McKenzie, D., Jackson J.A. & Priestley, K. Thermal structure of oceanic and continental lithosphere. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 233(3-4): 337-349.

Rudge J., McKenzie, D. & Haynes, P. A theoretical approach to understanding the isotopic heterogeneity of mid-ocean ridge basalt. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 69(15): 3873-3887. DOI:

Holness, M., Cheadle M.J. & McKenzie, D. On the use of changes in dihedral angle to decode late-stage textural evolution in cumulates. Journal of Petrology. 46(8): 1565-1583.

Bayasgalan, A., Jackson J.A. & McKenzie, D. Lithosphere rheology and active tectonics in Mongolia; relations between earthquake source parameters, gravity and GPS measurements. Geophysical Journal International. 163(3): 1151-1179.


Priestley, K., McKenzie, D. & Debayle E. The state of the upper mantle beneath southern Africa. Tectonophysics. 416(1-4): 101-112. DOI:

Priestley, K. and McKenzie, D. The thermal structure of the lithosphere from shear wave velocities. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 244(1-2): 285-301. DOI:

Stracke A., Bourdon B. & McKenzie, D. Melt extraction in the Earth’s mantle: Constraints from U-Th-Pa-Ra studies in oceanic basalts. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 244(1-2): 97-112. DOI:

Emmerson B., Jackson J.A. & McKenzie, D. and Priestley K. Seismicity, structure, and rheology of the lithosphere in the Lake Baikal region. Geophysical Journal International. 167(3): 1233-1272.

Crosby A.G., McKenzie D. & Sclater J.G. The relationship between depth, age and gravity in the oceans. Geophysical Journal International. 166(2): 553-573.

Priestley K.E., Debayle E., McKenzie D. & Pilidou S. Upper mantle structure of eastern Asia from multi-mode surface wave tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 111(B10).


Priestley K., Jackson J. & McKenzie D. Lithospheric structure and deep earthquakes beneath India, the Himalaya and southern Tibet. Geophysical Journal International. 172(1): 345-362.

Copley A. & McKenzie D. Models of crustal flow in the India-Asia collision zone. Geophysical Journal International. 169(2): 683-698.

Emmerson B. & McKenzie D. Thermal structure and seismicity of subducting lithosphere. Physics of the Earth Planetary Interiors. 163(1-4): 191-208. DOI:


Rudge J.F., Shaw Champion M.E., White N., McKenzie, D. & Lovell B. A. Plume model of transient diachronous uplift at the Earth’s surface. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 267(1-2): 146-160. DOI:

McKenzie, D. & Priestley, K. The influence of lithospheric thickness on continental deformation. Lithos. 102(1-2): 1-11. DOI:

Jackson J., McKenzie D., Priestley K. & Emmerson B. New views on the structure and rheology of the lithosphere. Journal of the Geological Society. 165: 453-465. DOI: 10.1144/0016-76492007-109

Priestley K.E., McKenzie D., Debayle E. & Pilidou S. The African upper mantle and its relationship to tectonics and surface geology. Geophysical Journal International. 175(3): 1108-1126. 

Bendick R., McKenzie D. & Etienne J. Topography associated with crustal flow in continental collisions, with application to Tibet. Geophysical Journal International. 175(1): 375-385.

McKenzie, D. The deep structure of continents. GeoCam: Earth Sciences Alumni Magazine. 10: 8-11.


Copley, A, Boait F., Hollingsworth J., Jackson J. & McKenzie D. Sub-parallel thrust and normal faulting in Albania and the role of gravitational potential energy and rheology contrasts in mountain belts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.114(B5).

Crosby A.G. & McKenzie D. An analysis of young ocean depth, gravity and global residual topography. Geophysical Journal International. 178(3): 1198-1219.

McKenzie, D. & Priestley K. “The deep structure of continents”. In Current Trends in Science, edited by N. Mukunda. 477-484. Bengaluru, India: Indian Academy of Sciences.


McKenzie, D. The influence of dynamically supported topography on estimates of Te. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 295(1-2): 127-138. DOI:


Myhill, R., McKenzie D. & Priestley K. The distribution of earthquake multiplets beneath the southwest Pacific. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 301(1-2): 87-97. DOI:

Sloan, R.A., Jackson, J.A., McKenzie, D. & Priestley K. Earthquake depth distributions in central Asia, and their relations with lithospheric thickness, shortening and extension. Geophysical Journal International. 185(1): 1-29.

Craig, T.J., Jackson, J.A., Priestley, K. & McKenzie, D. Earthquake distribution patterns in Africa: their relationship to variations in lithospheric and geological structure, and their rheological implications. Geophysical Journal International. 185(1): 403-434.

McKenzie, D. Compaction and crystallisation in magma chambers: towards model of the Skaergaard Intrusion. Journal of Petrology. 52(5) : 905-930.

Mather, K.A., Pearson, D.G., McKenzie, D., Kjarsgaard, B.A. & Priestley, K. Constraints on the depth and thermal history of cratonic lithosphere from peridotite xenoliths, xenocrysts and seismology. Lithos. 125(1-2): 729-742. DOI:


Fielding E.J. & McKenzie, D. Lithospheric Flexure in the Sichuan Basin and Longmen Shan at the eastern edge of Tibet. Geophysical Research Letters. 39(9): L09311 DOI: 10.1029/2012GL051680

McKenzie, D. & Jackson J. Tsunami earthquake generation by the release of gravitational potential energy. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 345-348: 1-8. DOI:

McKenzie D. & Priestley K. The planform of convection beneath the Middle East, equatorial and northern Africa. [unpublished]

Priestley K., McKenzie D., Barron J. & Tatar, M. The Zagros Core: Deformation of the continental lithospheric mantle. G3: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 13(11): Q11014.


Priestley, K. & McKenzie, D. The relationship between shear wave velocity, temperature, attenuation and viscosity in the shallow part of the mantle. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 381: 78-91. DOI:


McKenzie, D., Yi, W. & Rummel, R. Estimates of T (sub e) from GOCE data. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 399: 116-127. DOI:


McKenzie, D., Daly, M.C. & Priestley, K. The lihtospheric structure of Pangea. Geology. 43(9): 783-786.


McKenzie, D. & Priestley, K. Speculations on the formation of cratons and cratonic basins. Earth Planetary Science Letters. 435: 94-104. DOI: