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Brad Ritts

Bradley Ritts

Associate Vice President for Research


Morrill Hall Rm. 103



  • Tectonics & Sedimentation, Petroleum Geology

  • Tectonics
  • Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Exploration

  • Yue, Y., Ritts, B.D., Graham, S., Wooden, J., Gehrels, G., and Zhang, Z., 2003, Slowing extrusion tectonics: Lowered estimate of post-Early Miocene long-term slip rate for the Altyn Tagh fault: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 217, p. 111-122.
  • Darby, B.J. and Ritts, B.D., 2007, Mesozoic structural architecture of the Lang Shan, North- Central China: Intraplate contraction, extension, and synorogenic sedimentation: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 29, p. 2006-2016
  • Ritts B.D., Yue, Y., Graham, S.A., Sobel, E.R., Abbink, O.A., and Stockli, D., 2008, From sea level to high elevation in 15 million years: Uplift history of the northern Tibetan Plateau margin in the Altun Shan: American Journal of Science, v. 308, p. 657-678.
  • Ritts, B.D., Berry, A.K., Johnson, C.J., Darby, B.J., and Davis, G.A., 2010, Characteristics and evolution of supradetachment basins in the Hohhot metamorphic core complex, Inner Mongolia, China: Basin Research, v. 22, p. 45-60.
  • Johnson, C.L., and Ritts, B.D., 2012, Plate Interior Poly-Phase Basins, In: Busby and Azor, eds., Recent Advances in Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins, Blackwell Publishing Ltd Ch. 28, p. 567-582.
  • Zhuang, G., Johnstone, S., Hourigan, J., Ritts, B.D., Robinson, A., and Sobel, E., 2018, Understanding the geologic evolution of the Northern Tibetan Plateau with multiple thermochronometers: Gondwana Research, v. 58, p. 195-210.


Department of Geological Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure Hall 203

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022

Phone: 208-885-6192


Web: Geological Sciences