School of Earth and Environment

Bob Cliff Dr Bob Cliff

Visiting Research Fellow

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 31649
Email address: r.a.cliff@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 8.122

Affiliation: Earth Surface Science Institute, Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

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Publications

  • Cliff RA; Bond CE; Butler RWH; Dixon JE (2017) Geochronological challenges posed by continuously developing tectonometamorphic systems: insights from Rb-Sr mica ages from the Cycladic Blueschist Belt, Syros (Greece), Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 35, pp.197-211. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12228
  • Cliff RA; Oberli F; Meier M; Droop GTR; Kelly M (2015) Syn-metamorphic folding in the Tauern Window, Austria dated by Th-Pb ages from individual allanite porphyroblasts, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 33, pp.427-435. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12127
  • Harvey J; Savov IP; Agostini S; Cliff R; Walshaw R (2014) Si-metasomatism in serpentinized peridotite: the effects of talc-alteration on strontium and boron isotopes in abyssal peridotites from Hole 1268a, ODP Leg 209, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 126, pp.30-48. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.10.035
  • Castelain T; McCaig AM; Cliff RA (2014) Fluid evolution in an Oceanic Core Complex: A fluid inclusion study from IODP hole U1309 D - Atlantis Massif, 30°N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, pp.1193-1214. doi: 10.1002/2013GC004975
  • Vaks A; Woodhead J; Bar-Matthews M; Ayalon A; Cliff RA; Zilberman T; Matthews A; Frumkin A (2013) Pliocene-Pleistocene climate of the northern margin of Saharan-Arabian Desert recorded in speleothems from the Negev Desert, Israel, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 368, pp.88-100. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.02.027
  • Pointon MA; Cliff RA; Chew DM (2012) The provenance of Western Irish Namurian Basin sedimentary strata inferred using detrital zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS geochronology, Geological Journal, 47, pp.77-98. doi: 10.1002/gj.1335
  • Meyer MC; Cliff RA; Spotl C (2011) Speleothems and mountain uplift, GEOLOGY, 39, pp.447-450. doi: 10.1130/G31881.1
  • Box MR; Krom MD; Cliff RA; Bar-Matthews M; Almogi-Labin A; Ayalon A; Paterne M (2011) Response of the Nile and its catchment to millennial-scale climatic change since the LGM from Sr isotopes and major elements of East Mediterranean sediments, QUATERNARY SCI REV, 30, pp.431-442. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.12.005
  • Cliff RA; Spotl C; Mangini A (2010) U-Pb dating of speleothems from Spannagel Cave, Austrian Alps: A high resolution comparison with U-series ages, QUAT GEOCHRONOL, 5, pp.452-458. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2009.12.002
  • Meyer MC; Cliff RA; Spotl C; Knipping M; Mangini A (2009) Speleothems from the earliest Quaternary: Snapshots of paleoclimate and landscape evolution at the northern rim of the Alps, QUATERNARY SCI REV, 28, pp.1374-1391. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.01.010
  • John EH; Cliff R; Wignall PB (2008) A positive trend in seawater Sr-87/Sr-86 values over the Early-Middle Frasnian boundary (Late Devonian) recorded in well-preserved conodont elements from the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland, PALAEOGEOGR PALAEOCL, 269, pp.166-175. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.04.031
  • McCaig AM; Cliff RA; Escartin J; Fallick AE; MacLeod CJ (2007) Oceanic detachment faults focus very large volumes of black smoker fluids, GEOLOGY, 35, pp.935-938. doi: 10.1130/G23657A.1
  • Walker J; Cliff RA; Latham AG (2006) U-Pb isotopic age of the StW 573 hominid from Sterkfontein, South Africa, SCIENCE, 314, pp.1592-1594. doi: 10.1126/science.1132916
  • Chiaradia M; Banks D; Cliff R; Marschik R; de Haller A (2006) Origin of fluids in iron oxide-copper-gold deposits: constraints from delta Cl-37, Sr-87/Sr-86(i) and Cl/Br, MINER DEPOSITA, 41, pp.565-573. doi: 10.1007/s00126-006-0082-6
  • Chiaradia M; Konopelko D; Seltmann R; Cliff RA (2006) Lead isotope variations across terrane boundaries of the Tien Shan and Chinese Altay, MINER DEPOSITA, 41, pp.411-428. doi: 10.1007/s00126-006-0070-x
  • Meffan-Main S; Cliff RA; Barnicoat AC; Lombardo B; Compagnoni R (2004) A tertiary age for Alpine high-pressure metamorphism in the Gran Paradiso massif, Western Alps: a Rb-Sr microsampling study, J METAMORPH GEOL, 22, pp.267-281. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2004.00512.x
  • Reddy SM; Wheeler J; Butler RWH; Cliff RA; Freeman S; Inger S; Pickles C; Kelley SP (2003) Kinematic reworking and exhumation within the convergent Alpine Orogen, TECTONOPHYSICS, 365, pp.77-102. doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(03)00017-9
  • Stanley JD; Krom MD; Cliff RA; Woodward JC (2003) Short contribution: Nile flow failure at the end of the old kingdom, Egypt: Strontium isotopic and petrologic evidence, GEOARCHAEOLOGY, 18, pp.395-402.
  • Fisher QJ; Cliff RA; Dodson MH (2003) U-Pb systematics of an Upper Carboniferous black shale from South Yorkshire, UK, CHEM GEOL, 194, pp.331-347.
  • Cliff RA; Meffan-Main S (2003) Evidence from Rb-Sr microsampling geochronology for the timing of Alpine deformation in the Sonnblick Dome, SE Tauern Window, Austria, In: Vance D; Muller W; Villa IM (Ed) 220, pp.159-172.
  • Krom MD; Stanley JD; Cliff RA; Woodward JC (2002) Nile River sediment fluctuations over the past 7000 yr and their key role in sapropel development, Geology, 30, pp.71-74. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030<0071:NRSFOT>2.0.CO
  • Krom MD; Stanley JD; Cliff RA; Woodward JC (2002) Nile River sediment fluctuations over the past 7000 yr and their key role in sapropel development, GEOLOGY, 30, pp.71-74.
  • Masoudi F; Yardley BWD; Cliff RA (2002) Rb-Sr geochronology of pegmatites, plutonic rocks and a hornfels in the region south-west of Arak, Iran, Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, 13, pp.249-254.
  • Wheeler J; Reddy SM; Cliff RA (2001) Kinematic linkage between internal zone extension and shortening in more external units in the NW Alps, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 158, pp.439-443.
  • Rosenbaum JM; Cliff RA; Coleman ML (2000) Chlorine stable isotopes: A comparison of dual inlet and thermal ionization mass spectrometric measurements, ANAL CHEM, 72, pp.2261-2264.
  • Banks DA; Green R; Cliff RA; Yardley BWD (2000) Chlorine isotopes in fluid inclusions: Determination of the origins of salinity in magmatic fluids, GEOCHIM COSMOCHIM AC, 64, pp.1785-1789.
  • Reddy SM; Wheeler J; Cliff RA (1999) The geometry and timing of orogenic extension: an example from the Western Italian Alps, J METAMORPH GEOL, 17, pp.573-589.
  • Krom MD; Michard A; Cliff RA; Strohle K (1999) Sources of sediment to the Ionian Sea and western Levantine basin of the Eastern Mediterranean during S-1 sapropel times, MAR GEOL, 160, pp.45-61.
  • Krom MD; Cliff RA; Eijsink LM; Herut B; Chester R (1999) The characterisation of Saharan dusts and Nile particulate matter in surface sediments from the Levantine basin using Sr isotopes, MAR GEOL, 155, pp.319-330.
  • Richards DA; Bottrell SH; Cliff RA; Strohle K; Rowe PJ (1998) U-Pb dating of a speleothem of Quaternary age, GEOCHIM COSMOCHIM AC, 62, pp.3683-3688.
  • Freeman SR; Butler RWH; Cliff RA; Rex DC (1998) Direct dating of mylonite evolution: a multi-disciplinary geochronological study from the Moine Thrust Zone, NW Scotland, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 155, pp.745-758.
  • Cliff RA; Rex DC; Guise PG (1998) Geochronological studies of Proterozoic crustal evolution in the northern Outer Hebrides, PRECAMBRIAN RES, 91, pp.401-418.
  • Cliff RA; Barnicoat AC; Inger S (1998) Early Tertiary eclogite facies metamorphism in the Monviso Ophiolite, J METAMORPH GEOL, 16, pp.447-455.
  • Freeman SR; Butler RWH; Cliff RA; Inger S; Barnicoat AC (1998) Deformation migration in an orogen-scale shear zone array: an example from the Basal Brianconnais Thrust, internal Franco-Italian Alps, GEOL MAG, 135, pp.349-367.
  • Cliff RA; Oberli F; Meier M; Droop GTR (1998) Achieving geological precision in metamorphic geochronology: a Th-Pb age for the syn-metamorphic formation of the Mallnitzermulde synform, Tauern Window, from individual allanite porphyroblasts, Mineralogical Magazine, 62A, pp.337-338.
  • Rowe PJ; Richards DA; Atkinson TC; Bottrell SH; Cliff RA (1997) Geochemistry and radiometric dating of a Middle Pleistocene peat, GEOCHIM COSMOCHIM AC, 61, pp.4201-4211.
  • Freeman SR; Inger S; Butler RWH; Cliff RA (1997) Dating deformation using Rb-Sr in white mica: Greenschist facies deformation ages from the Entrelor shear zone, Italian Alps, TECTONICS, 16, pp.57-76.
  • Eijsink LM; Krom MD; Cliff RA (1997) Proportion of Nile derived sediment vs. Saharan Dust in surface sediments from the Levantine basin as determined by 87Sr/86Sr ration, Proceedings of International Conference on progress in oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea, Rome, pp.279-281.
  • Inger S; Ramsbotham W; Cliff RA; Rex DC (1996) Metamorphic evolution of the Sesia-Lanzo Zone, Western Alps: Time constraints from multi-system geochronology, CONTRIB MINERAL PETR, 126, pp.152-168.
  • Cliff RA; Yardley BWD; Bussy FR (1996) U-Pb and Rb-Sr geochronology of magmatism and metamorphism in the Dalradian of Connemara, western Ireland, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 153, pp.109-120.
  • Haggerty R; Cliff RA; Bottrell SH (1996) Pb-isotope evidence for the timing of episodic mineralization in the Llanrwst and Llanfair-Talhaiarn orefields, North Wales, MINER DEPOSITA, 31, pp.93-97.
  • Todt W; Cliff RA; Hanser A; Hofmann AW (1996) Evaluation of a 202Pb-205Pb double spike for high precision lead isotope analysis, In: Basu A; Hart SR (Ed) Earth processes: reading the isotopic code, Geophysical Monograph, 95, American Geophysical Union, pp.429-437. doi: 10.1029/GM095P0429
  • HAGGERTY R; BOTTRELL SH; CLIFF RA; REX DC (1995) CONSTRAINTS ON THE AGE AND GENESIS OF THE LLANRWST AND LLANFAIR-TALHAIARN OREFIELDS, NORTH WALES FROM K-AR AND RB-SR STUDIES, GEOL MAG, 132, pp.387-398.
  • BARNICOAT AC; REX DC; GUISE PG; CLIFF RA (1995) THE TIMING OF AND NATURE OF GREENSCHIST FACIES DEFORMATION AND METAMORPHISM IN THE UPPER PENNINE ALPS, TECTONICS, 14, pp.279-293.
  • KAMBER BS; KRAMERS JD; NAPIER R; CLIFF RA; ROLLINSON HR (1995) THE TRIANGLE SHEARZONE, ZIMBABWE, REVISITED - NEW DATA DOCUMENT AN IMPORTANT EVENT AT 2.0-GA IN THE LIMPOPO BELT, PRECAMBRIAN RES, 70, pp.191-213.
  • INGER S; CLIFF RA (1994) TIMING OF METAMORPHISM IN THE TAUERN WINDOW, EASTERN ALPS - RB-SR AGES AND FABRIC FORMATION, J METAMORPH GEOL, 12, pp.695-707.
  • BOWTELL SA; CLIFF RA; BARNICOAT AC (1994) SM-ND ISOTOPIC EVIDENCE ON THE AGE OF ECLOGITIZATION IN THE ZERMATT-SAAS OPHIOLITE, J METAMORPH GEOL, 12, pp.187-196.
  • Park RG; Cliff RA; Fettes DJ; Stewart AD (1994) Precambrian rocks in northwest Scotland west of the Moine Thrust: the Lewisian Complex and the Torridonian, A revised correlation of Precambrian rocks in the British Isles, pp.6-22.
  • REDDY SM; CLIFF RA; EAST R (1993) THERMAL HISTORY OF THE SONNBLICK DOME, SOUTH-EAST TAUERN WINDOW, AUSTRIA - IMPLICATIONS FOR HETEROGENEOUS UPLIFE WITHIN THE PENNINE BASEMENT, GEOL RUNDSCH, 82, pp.667-675.
  • CLIFF RA; YARDLEY BWD; BUSSY F (1993) U-PB ISOTOPIC DATING OF FLUID INFILTRATION AND METASOMATISM DURING DALRADIAN REGIONAL METAMORPHISM IN CONNEMARA, WESTERN IRELAND, J METAMORPH GEOL, 11, pp.185-191.
  • CLIFF RA; RICKARD D (1992) ISOTOPE SYSTEMATICS OF THE KIRUNA MAGNETITE ORES, SWEDEN .2. EVIDENCE FOR A SECONDARY EVENT 400 MY AFTER ORE FORMATION, ECON GEOL BULL SOC, 87, pp.1121-1129.
  • Flinn D; Lagha S; Atherton MP; Cliff RA (1992) The rock-forming minerals of the Jabal Arknu and Jabal al ′Awaynat alkaline ring complexes of SE Libya, The geology of Libya: volumes IV-VII, pp.2539-2557.
  • CLIFF RA; BAKER PE; MATEER NJ (1991) GEOCHEMISTRY OF INACCESSIBLE ISLAND VOLCANICS, CHEM GEOL, 92, pp.251-260.
  • YARDLEY B; BOTTRELL SH; CLIFF RA (1991) METAMORPHIC FLUID-FLOW - REPLY, NATURE, 352, pp.484-484.
  • DALY JS; MUIR RJ; CLIFF RA (1991) A PRECISE U-PB ZIRCON AGE FOR THE INISHTRAHULL SYENITIC GNEISS, COUNTY-DONEGAL, IRELAND, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 148, pp.639-642.
  • DALY JS; AITCHESON SJ; CLIFF RA; GAYER RA; RICE AHN (1991) GEOCHRONOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FROM DISCORDANT PLUTONS FOR A LATE PROTEROZOIC OROGEN IN THE CALEDONIDES OF FINNMARK, NORTHERN NORWAY, J GEOL SOC LONDON, 148, pp.29-40.
  • Yardley B; Bottrell SH; Cliff RA (1991) Metamorphic fluid flow [12], Nature, 352, pp.484. doi: 10.1038/352484a0
  • Cliff RA; Drewery SE; Leeder MR (1991) Sourcelands for the Carboniferous Pennine river system: constraints from sedimentary evidence and U-Pb geochronology using zircon and monazite, Developments in sedimentary provenance studies, pp.137-159.
  • YARDLEY B; BOTTRELL SH; CLIFF RA (1991) EVIDENCE FOR A REGIONAL-SCALE FLUID LOSS EVENT DURING MIDCRUSTAL METAMORPHISM, NATURE, 349, pp.151-154.
  • CLIFF RA; RICKARD D; BLAKE K (1990) ISOTOPE SYSTEMATICS OF THE KIRUNA MAGNETITE ORES, SWEDEN .1. AGE OF THE ORE, ECON GEOL BULL SOC, 85, pp.1770-1776.
  • LEROEX AP; CLIFF RA; ADAIR BJI (1990) TRISTAN-DA-CUNHA, SOUTH-ATLANTIC - GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROGENESIS OF A BASANITE PHONOLITE LAVA SERIES, J PETROL, 31, pp.779-812.
  • HUHMA H; CLIFF RA; PERTTUNEN V; SAKKO M (1990) SM-ND AND PB ISOTOPIC STUDY OF MAFIC ROCKS ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY PROTEROZOIC CONTINENTAL RIFTING - THE PERAPOHJA SCHIST BELT IN NORTHERN FINLAND, CONTRIB MINERAL PETR, 104, pp.369-379.
  • Daly JS; Cliff RA; Yardley BWD (1989) Preface, 43, . doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1989.043.01.01
  • Chaffey DJ; Cliff RA; Wilson BM (1989) Characterization of the St Helena magma source, Magmatism in the ocean basins, pp.257-276.
  • Agar SM; Cliff RA; Duddy IR; Rex DC (1989) Accretion and uplift in the Shimanto Belt, SW Japan, Journal - Geological Society (London), 146, pp.893-896.
  • Davies GR; Norry MJ; Gerlach DC; Cliff RA (1989) A combined chemical and Pb-Sr-Nd isotope study of the Azores and Cape Verde hot-spots: the geodynamic implications, Magmatism in the ocean basins, pp.231-255.
  • Cliff RA; Rex DC (1989) Evidence for a "Grenville' event in the Lewisian of the northern Outer Hebrides, Journal - Geological Society (London), 146, pp.921-924.
  • Daly JS; Cliff RA; Yardley BWD; Geodynamics IGCPPNDaly JS; Cliff RA; Yardley BWD (Ed) (1989) Evolution of metamorphic belts, Geological Society Special Publication, 43, Blackwell Science Inc, pp.1-566.
  • Daly JS; Cliff RA; Yardley BWD (1989) Evolution of metamorphic belts, Evolution of metamorphic belts, .
  • Gerlach DC; Cliff RA; Davies GR; Norry M; Hodgson N (1988) Magma sources of the Cape Verdes archipelago: Isotopic and trace element constraints, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 52, pp.2979-2992. doi: 10.1016/0016-7037(88)90162-7
  • DREWERY S; CLIFF RA; LEEDER MR (1987) PROVENANCE OF CARBONIFEROUS SANDSTONES FROM U-PB DATING OF DETRITAL ZIRCONS, NATURE, 325, pp.50-53. doi: 10.1038/325050a0
  • Cliff RA; Jones G; Choi WC; Lee TJ (1985) Strontium isotopic equilibration during metamorphism of tillites from the Ogcheon Belt, South Korea, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 90, pp.346-352. doi: 10.1007/BF00384713
  • CLIFF RA; DROOP GTR; REX DC (1985) Alpine metamorphism in the south‐east Tauern Window, Austria: 2. Rates of heating, cooling and uplift, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 3, pp.403-415. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.1985.tb00327.x
  • CLIFF RA (1985) ISOTOPIC DATING IN METAMORPHIC BELTS, JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 142, pp.97-110. doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.142.1.0097
  • Cliff RA (1985) Isotopic dating in metamorphic belts., Journal of the Geological Society, 142, pp.95-110.
  • SKIOLD T; CLIFF RA (1984) SM-ND AND U-PB DATING OF EARLY PROTEROZOIC MAFIC FELSIC VOLCANISM IN NORTHERNMOST SWEDEN, PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 26, pp.1-13. doi: 10.1016/0301-9268(84)90015-9
  • Daly JS; Park RG; Cliff RA (1983) RbSr isotopic equilibrium during Sveconorwegian (= Grenville) deformation and metamorphism of the Orust dykes, S.W. Sweden, LITHOS, 16, pp.307-318. doi: 10.1016/0024-4937(83)90018-X
  • Cliff RA; Gray CM; Huhma H (1983) A Sm-Nd isotopic study of the South Harris Igneous Complex, the Outer Hebrides, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 82, pp.91-98. doi: 10.1007/BF00371178
  • Humphries FJ; Cliff RA (1982) Sm-Nd dating and cooling history of Scourian granulites, Sutherland, Nature, 295, pp.515-517. doi: 10.1038/295515a0
  • ROLLINSON HR; CLIFF RA (1982) NEW RB-SR AGE-DETERMINATIONS ON THE ARCHEAN BASEMENT OF EASTERN SIERRA LEONE, PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 17, pp.63-72. doi: 10.1016/0301-9268(82)90154-1
  • Macintyre RM; Cliff RA; Chapman NA (1982) Geochronological evidence for phased volcanic activity in Fife and Caithness necks, Scotland, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 72, pp.1-7. doi: 10.1017/S0263593300003205
  • Cliff RA (1981) Pre-Alpine history of the pennine zone in the Tauern Window, Austria: U-Pb and Rb-Sr geochronology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 77, pp.262-266. doi: 10.1007/BF00373541
  • Gray CM; Cliff RA; Goode ADT (1981) Neodymium-strontium isotopic evidence for extreme contamination in a layered basic intrusion, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 56, pp.189-198. doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(81)90126-6
  • Cliff RA; Cohen A (1980) Uranium-lead isotope systematics in a regionally metamorphosed tonalite from the eastern Alps, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 50, pp.211-218. doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(80)90132-6
  • Roddick JC; Cliff RA; Rex DC (1980) The evolution of excess argon in alpine biotites - A40Ar-39Ar analysis, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 48, pp.185-208. doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(80)90181-8
  • Cliff RA (1980) Uranium-lead isotopic evidence from zircons for lower Palaeozoic tectonic activity in the Austroalpine Nappe, the Eastern Alps, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 71, pp.283-288. doi: 10.1007/BF00371670
  • Daly JS; Park RG; Cliff RA (1979) Rb-Sr ages of intrusive plutonic rocks from the Stora Le-Marstrand belt in Orust, SW Sweden, Precambrian Research, 9, pp.189-198. doi: 10.1016/0301-9268(79)90002-0
  • CLIFF RA (1975) EVOLUTION OF EASTERN SECTION OF PERIADRIATIC LINEAMENT, TRANSACTIONS-AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, 56, pp.165-165.