1. Degen, D., D. Caviedes Voullieme, S. Buiter, H.-J. Hendriks Franssen, H. Vereecken, A. Gonzalez-Nicolas F. Wellmann, accepted, Perspectives of Physics-Based Machine Learning for Geoscientific Applications Governed by Partial Differential Equations, Geoscientific Model Development, doi: 10.5194/gmd-2022-309
  2. Molnar, N., S. Buiter, 2023, Analogue modelling of the inversion of multiple extensional basins in foreland fold-and-thrust belts, Solid Earth 14, 213-235, doi: 10.5194/se-14-213-2023/
  3. Regorda, A., C. Thieulot, I. van Zelst, Z. Erdös, J. Maia, S. Buiter, 2023, Rifting Venus: Insights from Numerical Modeling, JGR Planets, doi: 10.1029/2022JE007588
  4. Buiter, S.J.H.,, Brune, S., Keir, D., Peron-Pinvidic, G., 2023, Rifting Continents, Chapter 19 in: "Dynamics of Plate Tectonics and Mantle Convection, Joao Duarte (ed.), pp. 459-481, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-85733-8.00016-0, preprint on EGUsphere
  5. Brune, S., Kolawole, F., Olive, J.-A., Stamps, D.S., Buck, W.R., Buiter, S.J.H., Furman, T., Shillington, D.J., 2023, Geodynamics of continental rift initiation and evolution, Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, doi: 10.1038/s43017-023-00391_3
  6. Zwaan, F., G. Schreurs, S.J.H. Buiter, O. Ferrer, R. Reitano, M. Rudolf E. Willingshofer, 2022, Analogue modelling of basin inversion: a review and future perspectives, Solid Earth 13, doi: 10.5194/se-13-1859-2022
  7. Peron-Pinvidic, G., L. Fourel and S.J.H. Buiter, 2022, The influence of orogenic collision inheritance on rifted margin architecture: Insights from comparing numerical experiments to the mid-Norwegian margin, Tectonophysics 828, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2022.229273
  8. Gibson, H., S. Illingworth and S. Buiter, 2021, The future of conferences: lessons from Europe's largest online geoscience conference, Geoscience Communications, 4, 437-451, doi: 10.5194/gc-4-437-2021
  9. van den Broek, J.M., V. Magni, C. Gaina and S.J.H. Buiter, 2020, The Formation of Continental Fragments in Subduction Settings: The Importance of Structural Inheritance and Subduction System Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 125, doi: 10.1029/2019JB018370
  10. Ellis, S., F. Ghisetti, P. Barnes. C. Boulton, Å. Fagereng, and S. Buiter, 2019, The contemporary force balance in a wide accretionary wedge: numerical models of the south-central Hikurangi margin of New Zealand, Geophysical Journal International, 219, 776-795, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggz317
  11. Zwaan, F., G. Schreurs, and S.J.H. Buiter, 2019, A systematic comparison of experimental set-ups for modelling extensional tectonics, Solid Earth 10, 1063-1097, doi: 10.5194/se-10-1063-2019
  12. Wilson, R.W., G.A. Houseman, S.J.H. Buiter, K.J.W. McCaffrey, A.G. Dore, 2019, Fifty years of the Wilson Cycle Concept in Plate Tectonics: An Overview, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, 1-17, doi: 10.1144/SP470-2019-58
  13. Tetreault, J.L. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2018, The influence of extension rate and crustal rheology on the evolution of passive margins from rifting to break-up, Tectonophysics, 746, 155-172, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.08.029
  14. Jeanniot, L. and S.J.H. Buiter, 2018, A quantitative analysis of transtensional margin width, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 491, 95-108, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.003
  15. Naliboff, J.B., S.J.H. Buiter, G. Peron-Pinvidic, P.T. Osmundsen, and J. Tetreault, 2017, Complex fault interaction controls continental rifting, Nature Communications 8, doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00904-x, open access
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Buiter, S., 2014, How plumes help to break plates, Nature (News & Views), 513, 36-37.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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/
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Buiter, S.J.H., 2008, Rheology in numerical models of lithosphere deformation, Bollettino Soc. Geol. Italiana (Ital. J. Geosci.) 127 (2), 193-198
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. Buiter, S.J.H. and O.A. Pfiffner, 2003, Numerical models of the inversion of half-graben basins, Tectonics, 22(5), 10.1029/2002TC001417
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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

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  1. Hummel, N., S. Buiter, Z. Erdös, The influence of viscous slab rheology on numerical models of subduction, preprint on EGUsphere

Edited books and special issues

  1. Zwaan, F., M. Rudolf, R. Reitano, S. Buiter, E. Willingshofer and G. Schreurs (eds), 2023, Analogue modelling of basin inversion, Solid Earth Special Issue, online open access
  2. Wilson, R.W., G.A. Houseman, K.J.W. McCaffrey, A.G. Dore and S.J.H. Buiter (eds), 2019, Fifty Years of the Wilson Cycle Concept in Plate Tectonics, Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 470,
  3. Buiter, S.J.H. and A. Lang (eds), 2018, 200 years of modelling across scales, Solid Earth Special Issue, online open access
  4. Buiter, S.J.H., F. Funiciello, and J. van Hunen (eds), 2013, Subduction Zones, Solid Earth Special Issue, online open access
  5. 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.
  6. 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