Susanne's publications


  1. Buiter, S.J.H., G. Schreurs, M. Albertz, T.V. Gerya, B. Kaus, W. Landry, L. Le Pourhiet, Y. Mishin, D.L. Egholm, M. Cooke, B. Maillot, C. Thieulot, T. Crook, D. May, P. Souloumiac, and C. Beaumont, 2016, Benchmarking numerical models of brittle thrust wedges, Journal of Structural Geology 92, 140-177, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.003
  2. Schreurs, G., S.J.H. Buiter, J. Boutelier, C. Burberry, J.-P. Callot, C. Cavozzi, M. Cerca, J.-H. Chen, E. Cristallini, A.R. Cruden, L. Cruz, J.-M. Daniel, G. Da Poian, V.H. Garcia, C.J.S. Gomes, C. Grall, Y. Guillot, C. Guzmán, T. Nur Hidayah, G. Hilley, M. Klinkmüller, H.A. Koyi, C.-Yu Lu, B. Maillot, C. Meriaux, F.Nilfouroushan, C.-C. Pan, D. Pillot, R. Portillo, M. Rosenau, W.P. Schellart, R.W. Schlische, A. Take, B. Vendeville, M. Vergnaud, M. Vettori, S.-H. Wang, M.O. Withjack, D. Yagupsky, and Y. Yamada, 2016, Benchmarking analogue models of brittle thrust wedges, Journal of Structural Geology 92, 116-139, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.005
  3. Zwaan, F., G. Schreurs, J. Naliboff, and S.J.H. Buiter, 2016, Insights into the effects of oblique extension on continental rift interaction from 3D analogue and numerical models, Tectonophysics 693 part B, 239-260, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.036
  4. Naliboff, J. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2015, Rift reactivation and migration during multiphase extension, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 421, 58,-67, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.050
  5. Tetreault, J.L. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2014, Future accreted terranes: a compilation of island arcs, oceanic plateaus, submarine ridges, seamounts, and continental fragment, Solid Earth 5, 1243-1275, doi: 10.5194/se-5-1243-2014, online open access
  6. Buiter, S., 2014, How plumes help to break plates, Nature (News & Views), 513, 36-37.
  7. Ghazian, R.K. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2014, Numerical modelling of the role of salt in continental collision: An application to the southeast Zagros fold-and-thrust belt, Tectonophysics, 632, 96-110, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.06.006
  8. Quinquis, M.E.T. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2014, Testing the effects of basic numerical implementations of water migration on models of subduction dynamics, Solid Earth 5, 537-555, doi: 10.5194/se-5-537-2014, online open access
  9. Buiter, S.J.H. and T.H. Torsvik, 2014, A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: A role for mantle plumes in continental break-up along sutures? Gondwana Research 26, 627-653, doi: 10.1016/
  10. Buiter, S.J.H., F. Funiciello, and J. van Hunen, 2013, Introduction to the special issue on "Subduction Zones", Solid Earth 4, 129-133, doi: 10.5194/se-4-1-2013, online open access
  11. Ghazian, R.K. and Buiter, S.J.H., 2013, A numerical investigation of continental collision styles, Geophysical Journal International 193, 1133-1152, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt068
  12. Tetreault, J.L. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2012, Geodynamic models of terrane accretion: Testing the fate of island arcs, oceanic plateaus, and continental fragments in subduction zones, Journal of Geophysical Research 117, B08403, doi: 10.1029/2012JB009316
  13. Grigull, S., S.M. Ellis, T.A. Little, M.P. Hill, and S.J.H. Buiter, 2012, Rheological constraints on quartz derived from scaling relationships and numerical models of sheared brittle-ductile quartz veins, central Southern Alps, New Zealand, Journal of Structural Geology 37, 200-222, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.01.006
  14. Crameri, F., H. Schmeling, G.J. Golabek, T. Duretz, R. Orendt, S.J.H. Buiter, D.A. May, B.J.P. Kaus, T.V. Gerya, and P.J. Tackley, 2012, A comparison of numerical surface topography calculations in geodynamic modelling: An evaluation of the 'sticky air' method, Geophysical Journal International 189, 38-54, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05388.x
  15. Buiter, S.J.H., 2012, A review of brittle compressional wedge models, Tectonophysics 530-531, 1-17, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.018
  16. Buiter, S.J.H., B. Steinberger, S. Medvedev, J. Tetreault, 2012, Could the mantle have caused subsidence of the Congo Basin? Tectonophysics 514-517, 62-80, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.09.024
  17. Ellis, S.M., T.A. Little, L.M. Wallace, B.R. Hacker, and S.J.H. Buiter, 2011, Feedback between rifting and diapirism can exhume ultrahigh-pressure rocks, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 311, 427-438, doi: doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.031
  18. van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., S.J.H. Buiter, T.H. Torsvik, C. Gaina, and S.J. Webb, 2011, The formation and evolution of Africa from the Archaean to Present: Introduction, Geological Society, London, Special Publication 357, 1-8
  19. Quinquis, M.E.T., S.J.H. Buiter, and S. Ellis, 2011, The role of boundary conditions in numerical models of subduction zone dynamics, Tectonophysics 497, 57-70, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.11.001
  20. Buiter, S.J.H., O.A. Pfiffner and C. Beaumont, 2009, Inversion of extensional sedimentary basins: A numerical evaluation of the localisation of shortening, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 288, 492-504, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.10.011
  21. Buiter, S.J.H., R.S. Huismans and C. Beaumont, 2008, Dissipation analysis as a guide to mode selection during crustal extension and implications for the styles of sedimentary basins, Journal of Geophysical Research 113 (B6), B06406, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005272
  22. Buiter, S.J.H., 2008, Rheology in numerical models of lithosphere deformation, Bollettino Soc. Geol. Italiana (Ital. J. Geosci.) 127 (2), 193-198
  23. Selzer, C., S.J.H. Buiter and O.A. Pfiffner, 2008, Numerical modelling of frontal and basal accretion at collisional margins, Tectonics 27, TC3001, doi: 10.1029/2007TC002169
  24. Buiter, S.J.H. and T.H. Torsvik, 2007, Horizontal movements in the eastern Barents Sea constrained by numerical models and plate reconstructions, Geophysical Journal International 137, 1376-1389, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03595.x
  25. Selzer, C., S.J.H. Buiter and O.A. Pfiffner, 2007, Sensitivity of shear zones in orogenic wedges to surface processes and strain softening, Tectonophysics, 437, 51-70
  26. Buiter, S.J.H., A.Yu. Babeyko, S. Ellis, T. V. Gerya, B. J.P. Kaus, A. Kellner, G. Schreurs, Y. Yamada, 2006, The Numerical Sandbox: Comparison of Model Results for a Shortening and an Extension Experiment, Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes, Geological Society, London, Special Publication 253, 29-64. pdf-file Note 1
  27. Schreurs, G., S.J.H. Buiter , D. Boutelier, G. Corti, E. Costa, A. Cruden, J.-M. Daniel, S. Hoth, H. Koyi, N. Kukowski, J. Lohrmann, A. Ravaglia, R.W. Schlische, M.O. Withjack, Y. Yamada, C. Cavozzi, C. DelVentisette, J. Elder Brady, A. Hoffmann-Rothe, J.-M. Mengus, D. Montanari, and F. Nilforoushan, 2006, Analogue benchmarks of shortening and extension experiments, Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes, Geological Society, London, Special Publication 253, 1-27. pdf-file Note 1
  28. Panien, M., S.J.H. Buiter, G. Schreurs and O.A. Pfiffner, 2006, Inversion of a symmetric basin: insights from a comparison between analogue and numerical experiments, Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes, Geological Society, London, Special Publication 253, 253-270.
  29. Huismans, R.S., S.J.H. Buiter and C. Beaumont, 2005, The effect of plastic-viscous layering and strain-softening on mode selection during lithospheric extension, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, B02406, doi: 10.1029/2004JB003114
  30. Fiebig, M., S.J.H. Buiter, and D. Ellwanger, 2004, Pleistocene glaciations of South Germany, Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology, Editors J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard, Elsevier, 147-154
  31. Buiter, S.J.H. and O.A. Pfiffner, 2003, Numerical models of the inversion of half-graben basins, Tectonics, 22(5), 10.1029/2002TC001417
  32. Buiter, S.J.H., R. Govers and M.J.R. Wortel, 2002, Two-dimensional simulations of surface deformation caused by slab detachment, Tectonophysics 354, 195-210. pdf-file Note 2
  33. Pfiffner, O.A., F. Schlunegger and S.J.H. Buiter, 2002, The Swiss Alps and their peripheral foreland basin: stratigraphic response to deep crustal processes, Tectonics 21(2), 10.1029/2000TC900039
  34. Buiter, S.J.H., R. Govers and M.J.R. Wortel, 2001, A modelling study of vertical displacements at convergent plate margins, Geophysical Journal International 147, 415-427. pdf-file Note 3
  35. Hafkenscheid, E., S.J.H. Buiter, M.J.R. Wortel, W. Spakman and H. Bijwaard, 2001, Modelling the three-dimensional seismic velocity structure below Indonesia: a comparison with tomography, Tectonophysics 333, p. 35-46.
  36. Van der Meulen, M.J., S.J.H. Buiter, J.E. Meulenkamp, M.J.R. Wortel, 1999, An early Pliocene uplift of the central Apenninic foredeep, and its geodynamic significance, Tectonics 19, p. 300-313.
  37. Buiter, S.J.H., M.J.R. Wortel and R. Govers, 1998, The role of subduction in the evolution of the Apennines foreland basin, Tectonophysics 296, p. 249-268. pdf-file Note 2

Note 1: This is an electronic version of an article published in: Buiter, S.J.H. and Schreurs, G. (eds), 2006, Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 253. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by The Geological Society of London.
Note 2: The papers from Tectonophysics are reprinted with permission from Elsevier Science. The Tectonophysics papers can also be found on the Tectonophysics homepage.
Note 3: The paper from GJI is reprinted with permission from Blackwell Publishing.

Edited books and special issue

  1. Buiter, S.J.H. and A. Lang (eds), 200 years of modelling across scales, Solid Earth, in progress, online open access
  2. Buiter, S.J.H., F. Funiciello, and J. van Hunen (eds), 2013, Subduction Zones, Solid Earth Special Issue, online open access
  3. van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., S.J.H. Buiter, T.H. Torsvik, C. Gaina, and S.J. Webb (eds), 2011, The Formation and Evolution of Africa: A Synopsis of 3.8 Ga of Earth History Geological Society, London, Special Publication 357, 378 pp.
  4. Buiter, S.J.H. and G. Schreurs (eds), 2006, Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes, Geological Society, London, Special Publication 253, 440 pp.


  1. Tetreault, J. and S. Buiter, 2015a, Scenarios of microcontinent formation applied to the Jan Mayen microcontinent, NGU report 2015.019
  2. Tetreault, J. and S. Buiter, 2015b, Crustal structure of continental fragments, NGU report 2015.018
  3. Steinberger, B., S. Buiter, S. Medvedev, and J. Tetreault, 2010, The mantle under Africa: An overview of global and regional tomography models, lithosphere thickness models and their effect on present-day and past dynamic topography, NGU report 2010.058
  4. Ebbing, J., C. Braitenberg, S. Buiter, S. Wienecke, C. Barrere, L. Marello and J.R. Skilbrei, 2008, Lithospheric structure and tectonic setting of the greater Barents Sea Region, NGU report 2008.012
  5. Buiter, S., 2007, Unravelling the effective elastic thickness of the Barents Sea, NGU report 2007.051
  6. Redfield,T, S.J.H. Buiter and M.A. Smethurst, 2007, Geodynamics, Geomagnetism and Paleogeography: A 50 Year Celebration, NGU report 2007.057
  7. Gaina, C., T.H. Torsvik, T.F. Redfield, B. Steinberger, S. Buiter, M.A. Smethurst, J. Knies. Ph. Ball, N. Kusznir, A. Alvey and R.D. Mueller, 2006, Frontier Science and Exploration: the Atlantic - Arctic, NGU report 2006.077
  8. Torsvik, T.H., M.A. Smethurst, T.F. Redfield, C. Gaina, B. Steinberger, S. Rousse, S. Buiter, R.D. Muller, and M. Gurnis, 2006. SPlates: Palaeogeographic reconstruction software. NGU report 2006.060
  9. Buiter, S.J.H., 2000, Surface deformation resulting from subduction and slab detachment, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Geologica Ultraiectina 191.
  10. Buiter, S.J.H., 1994, Modelling the seismic velocity structure beneath southern Indonesia, M.Sc. Thesis, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  11. Buiter, S., 1993, Georadaronderzoek bij Loenen, Detectie van grondwatertrappen in een stuwwal, Instituut voor Grondwater en Geo-Energie TNO, TNO-rapport OS 93-86 B
  12. Buiter, S., 1993, Georadar onderzoek naar vocht in de onverzadigde zone, interimverslag, Instituut voor Grondwater en Geo-Energie TNO, TNO-rapport OS 93-85 B