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Shari A. Kelley

Sr. Geophysicist, Field Geologist
Adjunct Faculty Earth and Environmental Science Department, at New Mexico Tech
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
Phone: (575) 835-5306
Fax: (575) 835-6333

Education

Research Interests

  • Building and maintaining New Mexico's part of the National Geothermal Database
  • Geothermal exploration in New Mexico
  • Application of apatite fission-track thermochronology to tectonic and landscape evolution problems in the High Plains-Rio Grande rift-Rocky Mountain-Colorado Plateau region.
  • Tectonic and landscape evolution of the Jemez Mountain volcanic field and the Sierra Blanca volcanic field, New Mexico

Professional & Field Experience

  • July, 2010 – present: Senior geophysicist and field geologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.
  • January, 2005 – June, 2010: Web information specialist and field geologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.
  • May, 2001 – January, 2005: STATEMAP contract mapper, Jemez Mountains.
  • January, 1995 - present: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, 87801.
  • September, 1984 – January, 2005: Consulting geoscientist; fission-track analysis for ARCO, Amoco, Mobil, Cornell University, and University of Wyoming, geothermal resource evaluation, seismic data interpretation.
  • January, 1987 - December, 1994: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, SMU.
  • September, 1985 - May, 1986; September, 1988 - December, 1994: Part-time instructor, physical and historical geology, Richland Community College.
  • September, 1979 - May, 1984: Research assistant, fission-track dating, computer modeling (FORTRAN) of temperatures associated with uplift and erosion, sedimentary basin formation, and geothermal systems, D.D. Blackwell and I.J. Duncan, Dept. of Geological Sciences, SMU.
  • May, 1979 - August, 1979: Field geologist, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, W.R. Seager (NMSU) and John Hawley (NMBMMR).
  • January, 1978 - May, 1979: Teaching assistant, undergraduate geology labs, Earth Sciences Department, NMSU.
  • January, 1977 - December, 1978: Research and field assistant, geothermal resource assessment, C.A. Swanberg, Physics Department, NMSU.

Professional & Other Organizations

  • Geothermal Resources Council, Secretary-Treasurer, DFW Section, 1984-85
  • President, Los Alamos Geological Society, 1998-2000.
  • New Mexico Geological Society, Executive Committee, 2006-2009.
  • President, New Mexico Geological Society, 2008.
  • Chair, Rocky Mountain Section, Geological Society of America, 2010-2012.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy Executive Leadership Program Alumni, 2015

Awards

  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon Tarr Award, 1979
  • Roy M. Huffington Fellowship, 1982-1983
  • New Mexico Geological Society Honorary Membership, 2010
  • New Mexico State University Geological Sciences Alumni Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Geological Society of America Fellow, 2013

Publications
Papers and Geologic Maps (by year)

(CV also available as PDF)

2017

  1. Karlstrom, K.E., Crossey, L.J., Embid, E., Crow, R., Heizler, M., Hereford, R., Beard, L.S. Ricketts, J.W., Cather, S., and Kelley, S., 2017, Cenozoic incision history of the Little Colorado River: Its role in carving Grand Canyon and onset of rapid incision in the past ca. 2 Ma in the Colorado River System: Geosphere, v. 13, p. 49-81, doi:10.1130/GES01304.1

2016

  1. Kelley, S., Person, M., Kelley, R., and Pepin, J., 2016,  Low-temperature geothermal resources in the Acoma Basin and Lucero Uplift, eastern Cibola and western Valencia counties, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, v. 67, p. 263-274.
  2. Kelley, S., Folsom. M., Keller, S., and Jiracek,, G., 2016, Preliminary analysis of complex subsurface temperature variations in the Buckman well field, Santa Fe County, New Mexico: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016, p. 4941-4945.
  3. Jacobs, E.P., WoldeGabriel, G., Kelley, S.A., Broxton, D., and Ridley, J., 2016, Volcanism and sedimentation along the western margin of the Rio Grande rift between caldera-forming eruptions of the Jemez Mountains volcanic field, north-central New Mexico: USA, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 327, 15, Pages 416-435, ISSN 0377-0273.

2015

  1. Kelley, S.A., 2015, Geothermal potential of the Raton Basin, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 66, pp. 261-275.
  2. Person, M., Kelley, S., Kelley, R.,  Karra, S., Harp, D., Witcher, J., Bielicki, J., Sutula, G., Middleton, R., Pepin, J. D., 2015, Hydrogeologic windows: Detection of blind and traditional geothermal play fairways in southwestern New Mexico using conservative element concentrations and advective-diffusive solute transport: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions,  v. 39, ID 1032216, 9 pp.
  3. Pepin, J., Person, M., Phillips, F., Kelley, S., Timmons S. , Owens, L., Witcher, J., Gable C., 2015, Deep fluid circulation within crystalline basement rocks and the role of hydrologic windows in the formation of the Truth or Consequences, New Mexico low-temperature geothermal system: Geofluids, v. 15, p. 139–160, DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12111.
  4. Ricketts, J.W.,  Kelley, S.A., Karlstrom, K.E., Schmandt, B. Donahue, M.S., and van Wijk, J., 2015, Synchronous opening of the Rio Grande rift along its entire length at 25–10 Ma supported by apatite (U-Th)/He and fission-track thermochronology, and evaluation of possible driving mechanisms: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31223.1
  5. Ricketts, J.W., Kelley, S.A., Karlstrom, K.E., 2015, Embryonic core complexes in narrow continental rifts: The importance of low-angle normal faults in the Rio Grande rift of central New Mexico Geosphere, GES01109.1.

2014

  1. Karlstrom, K.E., Lee, J. P., Kelley, S.A., Crow, R.,S,  Crossey, L.C., Young, R.A., Lazear.  GBeard, L.S., Ricketts, J.W., Fox, M., and Shuster, D.L., 2014, Formation of the Grand Canyon 5 to 6 million years ago through integration of older paleocanyons: Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2065.
  2. Kelley, S., Tewalde, M., Witcher, J., Person, M., 2014, Structural control of warm springs and wells in the Hillsboro-Lake Valley-Palomas Basin region of south-central new Mexico: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 38, p. 133-142.
  3. Kelley, S., Koning, D.J., Goff, F. Cikoski, C., Peters, L., and McIntosh, W., 2014, Stratigraphy of the northwestern Sierra Blanca volcanic field in: Geology of the Sacramento Mountains region, Rawling, Geoffrey, McLemore, Virginia T., Timmons, Stacy, Dunbar, Nelia, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 65th Field Conference, p. 197-208
  4. Kelley, S., Engler, T., Cather, M., Pokorny, C., Yang, C.-H., Mamer, E., Hoffman, G., Wilch, J., Johnson, P., and Zeigler, K., 2014, Hydrologic assessment of oil and gas resource development of the Mancos Shale in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OFR-566, 65 pp.
  5. Engler, T. W., Kelley, S., and Cather, M., 2014,Reasonable foreseeable development (RFD) for northern New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OFR-567, 33 pp.
  6. Sophy, M., and  Kelley, S., 2014, Hydrogeologic investigation of the Ojo Caliente and Chise warm springs of the Winston Graben, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 38, p.391-400.
  7. Koning, D. J., Rawling, G. C., Kelley, S., Goff, F., McIntosh, W., and Peters, L., 2014, Structure and tectonic evolution of the Sierra Blanca Basin, in: Geology of the Sacramento Mountains region, Rawling, Geoffrey, McLemore, Virginia T., Timmons, Stacy, Dunbar, Nelia, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 65th Field Conference, p. 209-226.
  8. Chapin, C.E., Kelley, S.A., and Cather, S.M., 2014, The Rocky Mountain Front, southwestern USA, Geosphere, v. 10, no. 5, p. 1043-1060, doi:10.1130/GES01003.1
  9. Aslan, A., Hood, W.  Karlstrom, K. Kirby, E., Granger, D., Kelley, K., Crow, R. Donahue, M., Polyak, V., Asmerom, Y., 2014, Abandonment of Unaweep Canyon (1.4-0.8 Ma), western Colorado: Effects of stream capture and anomalously rapid Pleistocene river incision: Geosphere v. 10(3), p. 428-446.
  10. Rawling, G., Koning, D., Kelley, S., Goff, F., Goff, C., and McLemore, V., 2014, First-day road log: Alamogordo to Three Rivers, Carrizozo, Nogal, Ruidoso and Sierra Blanca Peak in: Geology of the Sacramento Mountains region, Rawling, Geoffrey, McLemore, Virginia T., Timmons, Stacy, Dunbar, Nelia, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 65th Field Conference, p. 1-63.
  11. Jochems, A. P., Kelley, S. A., Seager, W. R., Cikoski, C. T., Koning, D. J., 2014,Geologic map of the Hillsboro 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Sierra County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OF-GM-242, Scale 1:24,000.
  12. Goff, F., Kelley, S. A., Lawrence, J. R. and Goff, C. J., 2014, Geologic map of the Laguna Cañoneros 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Cibola and McKinley counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OF-GM-244, Scale 1:24,000.
  13. Koning, D. H., Jochems, A. P., Kelley, S. A., McLemore, V. T. and Cikoski, C. T., 2014, Geologic map of the Monticello 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Sierra and Socorro Counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OF-GM-245, Scale 1:24,000.

2013

  1. Kelley, S.A., McIntosh, W.C.,  Goff,  F., Kempter, K.A., Wolff, J.A., Esser, R., Braschayko, S., Love, D., and Gardner, J.N., 2013, Spatial and temporal trends in pre-caldera Jemez Mountains volcanic and fault activity, Geosphere, v. 9, p. 614-646.
  2. Kelley, S.A., Kempter, K.A., McIntosh, W. C., Maldonado, F., Smith,  G.A., Connell, S.D., Koning, D.J., Whiteis, J., 2013,  Syndepositional deformation and provenance of Oligocene to Lower Miocene sedimentary rocks along the western margin of the Rio Grande rift, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico: in Mark R. Hudson and V.J.S. Grauch (eds.), New Perspectives on Rio Grande Rift Basins: From Tectonics to Groundwater: Geological Society of America Special Paper 494, p. 101-124.
  3. Cather, S.M., Zeigler, K.E., Mack, G.H. and Kelley, S.A., 2013, Toward standardization of Phanerozoic stratigraphic nomenclature in New Mexico: Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 48, p. 101-124, doi:10.2113/gsrocky.48.2.101.
  4. Karlstrom, K.E., Lee, J. , Kelley, S., Crow, R.,  Young, R.A., Lucchitta, I.,  Beard, L.S., Dorsey, R.,  Ricketts, J.W.,  Dickinson, W.R., Crossey, L.,  2013, Comment on “Apatite 4He/3He and(U-Th)/He Evidence for an Ancient Grand Canyon: Science, v. 340, p. 143, DOI: 10.1126/science.1233982.
  5. Niemi, N.A., Buscher, J.T., Spotila, J.A., House, M.A., Kelley, S.A., 2013, Insights from low-temperature thermochronometry into transpressional deformation and crustal exhumation along the San Andreas fault in the western Transverse Ranges, California: Tectonics, v. 32,  p. 1602–1622.
  6. Person, M., Phillips, F., Kelley, S., Timmons, S., 2013, Assessment of the Sustainability of Geothermal Development within the Truth or Consequences Hot-Springs District, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-file Report 551, 65 pp.

2012

  1. Kelley, S.A., and Karlstrom, K.E., 2012, The Laramide and post-Laramide uplift and erosional history of the eastern Grand Canyon: Evidence from apatite fission-track thermochronology, in Timmons, J.M., and Karlstrom, K.E., eds., Grand Canyon Geology: Two Billion Years of Earth’s History: Geological Society of America Special Paper 489, p. 109–117, doi:10.1130/2012.2489(07).
  2. Kelley, S.A., 2012, Conceptual models of the Rio Grande rift: Lite Geology, no. 31, p. 2-5.
  3. Kelley, S.A. and Chamberlin, R.C., 2012, Our growing understanding of the Rio Grande rift: New Mexico Earth Matters, v. 12, no.2, p. 1-4.
  4. Cather, S.M., Chapin, C.E., and Kelley, S.A., 2012, Diachronous episodes of Cenozoic erosion in southwestern North America and their relationship to surface uplift, paleoclimate, paleodrainage, and paleoaltimetry:Geosphere, December 2012, v. 8, p. 1177-1206, first published on October 18, 2012, doi:10.1130/GES00801.1
  5. Erikson, J.P., Kelley, S.A., Osmolovsky, P., Verosub. K.L., 2012, Linked basin sedimentation and orogenic uplift: The Neogene Barinas basin sediments derived from the Venezuelan Andes: Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 39, p. 138-156.
  6. Flowers, R.M., Ault A.K., Kelley, S.A. Zhang, N, Zhong, S., 2012, Epeirogeny or eustasy? Paleozoic–Mesozoic vertical motion of the North American continental interior from thermochronometry and implications for mantle dynamics: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volumes 317–318,  p. 436-445.
  7. Karlstrom, K.E., Coblentz, D., Dueker,K., Ouimet, W., Kirby, E., Van Wijk, J., Schmandt, B., Kelley, S., Lazear, G.,Crossey, L. J., Crow, R., Aslan, A, Darling, A., Aster, R., MacCarthy, J., Hansen, S.M., Stachnik, J., Stockli, D.F., Garcia, R.V., Hoffman, R., Feldman, J, Heizler, M., Donahue, M.S.,  and the CREST working group, 2012, Mantle-driven dynamic uplift of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau and its surface response: Toward a unified hypothesis: Lithosphere, v. 4, no. 1, p. 3–22, doi: 10.1130/L150.1

2011

  1. Huang, L, Kelley, S. Zhang, Z., Rehfeldt, K., Albrecht, M., Kaufman, G., 2011, Imaging faults with reverse-time migration for geothermal exploration at Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico: Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LA-UR-11-10640, 11 p.
  2. Albrecht M., Goff F., Gardner J., Kelley S., WoldeGabriel G., Dewhurst W., Sirles P., Kaufman G., 2011: Multi-disciplined geothermal exploration at the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico, Proceedings, Geothermal Research Council Annual Meeting, California, San Diego, 2011.
  3. Flowers, R.M., and Kelley, S.A., 2011, Interpreting data dispersion and "inverted" dates in apatite (U-Th)/He and fission-track datasets: An example from the US midcontinent: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, p. 5,169-5,186.
  4. Cather, S.M., Read, A.S., Dunbar, N.W., Kues, B.S., Krainer, K., Lucas, S.G., and Kelley, S.A., 2011, Provenance evidence for major post-Early Pennsylvanian dextral slip on the Picuris–Pecos fault, northern New Mexico: Geosphere, v. 7, p. 1175-1193.
  5. Kelley, S. A.,  Kempter, K. A., Koning, D. J., Goff, F., Cikowski, C. T., 2011, Preliminary geologic map of the Godfrey Peak 7.5-minute quadrangle, Lincoln and Otero Counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-136, Scale 1:24,000.
  6. Goff, F., Kelley, S. A., Lawrence, J. R., Cikoski, C. T., Krier, D., Goff, C. J., McLemore, V. T., 2011, Preliminary geologic map of the Nogal Peak 7.5-minute quadrangle, Lincoln and Otero Counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-134 Scale 1:24,000.
  7. Cikoski, C., Koning, D. J., Kelley, S., Zeigler, K. E., 2011, Preliminary geologic map of the Church Mountain quadrangle, Lincoln County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-215, Scale 1:24,000.
  8. Goff, Fraser, Gardner, J. N., Reneau, S. L., Kelley, S. A., Kempter, K. A., Lawrence, J., 2011, Geologic Map of the Valles Caldera, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, GM-79 Scale 1:50,000.
  9. Koning, D. J., Karlstrom, K.l E., Kelley, S. A., Lueth, V. W., Aby, S. B., 2011, Geology of the Tusas Mountains and Ojo Caliente, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 62, 418 pages.

2010

  1. Kelley, S.A.. 2010, The Colorado Plateau in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 19-23.
  2. Kelley, S.A.. 2010, The Great Plains in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 309-312.
  3. Kelley, S.A.. 2010, Gilman Tunnels in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 177-181.
  4. Kelley, S.A.. 2010, Petroglyph National Monument in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 209-216.
  5. Kelley, S.A. and Price, L.G., 2010, Fenton Lake State Park in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 173-176.
  6. Hunt, A.P., and Kelley S.A., 2010,  Ghost Ranch and vicinity in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 113-124.
  7. McLemore, V.T., and Kelley, S.A.,  2010,  Red Rock State Park in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 45-49.
  8. Read, A.S. and Kelley, S.A.. 2010, The Rio Grande Rift in The Geology of Northern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands, L.G. Price, ed., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, p. 183-186.
  9. Gardner, J.N., Goff, F., Kelley, S.A., and Jacobs, E, 2010, Rhyolites and associated deposits of the Valles-Toledo caldera complex: New Mexico Geology, v. 32, p. 3-18.
  10. Kelley, S.A., 2010, Geothermal energy: Lite Geology, no. 28, p.1-6.
  11. Goff, F., Kelley, S., Lawrence, J. R., Goff, C. J., 2010, Preliminary geologic map of the Cerro Pelon quadrangle, Cibola and McKinley counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-202, Scale 1:24,000.

2009

  1. Kelley, S.A., Chapin, C.E., Cather, S.M., and Person, M., 2009, Thermal history of the eastern Socorro Basin, Socorro County, New Mexico, based on apatite fission-track thermochronology: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 60, p. 121-132.
  2. Maldonado, F., and Kelley, S.A., 2009, Revisions to the stratigraphic nomenclature of the Abiquiu Formation, Abiquiu and contiguous areas, north-central New Mexico: New Mexico Geology: v. 31, p. 3-8.
  3. Kelley, S.A., and Kempter, K.A., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Cat Mountain 7.5-minute quadrangle map, Otero County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-183, Scale 1:24,000.
  4. Kelley, S.A., Koning, D., and Kempter, K., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the western half of the Golondrina Draw 7.5-minute quadrangle, Otero County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-184, Scale 1:24,000.
  5. Koning, D., Kelley, S.A., and Kempter, K., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Tularosa NE 7.5 minute quadrangle, Otero County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-185, Scale 1:24,000.
  6. Osburn, G.R, Goff, F., Kelley, S.A., and Ferguson, C.A., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Mt. Taylor 7.5 minute quadrangle, Cibola County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-186, Scale 1:24,000.

2008

  1. Goff, Fraser, Kelley, Shari A., Zeigler, Kate, Drakos, Paul, Goff, Cathy, 2008, Preliminary geologic map of the Lobo Springs Peak 7.5-minute quadrangle map, Cibola County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-181, Scale 1:24,000
  2. Allen, Bruce D., Kelley, Shari A., Koning, Daniel J., 2008, Preliminary geologic map of the Sabinata Flat 7.5-minute quadrangle map, Otero County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, OF-GM-184, Scale 1:24,000.

2007

  1. Kelley, S.A., Kempter, K.A., and Lawrence, J.R., 2007, Stratigraphic nomenclature and trends in volcanism in the northern Jemez Mountains: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 48-49.
  2. Kelley, S.A., Osburn, G.R., and Kempter, K.A., 2007, Geology of Cañon de San Diego, southwestern Jemez Mountains, north-central New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 169-181.
  3. Kelley, S., Koning, D., Kempter, K., Lawrence, R., and Rogers, M.A., 2007, First day road log: Los Alamos to the northern Jemez Mountains via Española, Abiquiu, Youngsville and back to Española: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58,p. 1-37.
  4. Kelley, S., Gardner, J., Lewis, C., Kempter, K., Rogers, M.A., Broxton, D., Vaniman, D., Goff, F., and Whiteis, J., 2007, Third day road log: Geology of the Los Alamos area: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 93-102.
  5. Kelley, S., Goff, F., Gauthier, R., and Roger, M.A., 2007, Third-day supplemental road log: Los Alamos Ski Hill Road to Jemez Pueblo via Forest Road 10 through Sierra de los Pinos and Ponderosa: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 117-124.
  6. Kempter, K.A., Kelley, S.A., and Lawrence, J.R., 2007, Geology of the northern Jemez Mountains, north-central New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 155-168.
  7. Koning, D.J., Peters, L., Kelley, S., and McIntosh, W.C., 2007, Evidence for rhyodacitic volcanism in the northern Jemez Mountains at 11-13 Ma: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p.39-41.
  8. Koning, D.J., Kelley, S.A., and Kempter, K.A., 2007, Geologic structures near the boundary of the Abiquiu embayment and Colorado Plateau – A long history of faulting: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 43-46.
  9. Lucas, S.G., Kelley, S.A., Spielmann, J.A., Lockley, M.G., and Connell, S.D., 2007, Miocene bird footprints from northern New Mexico: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 42, p. 169-176.
  10. Connell, S.D., Koning, D.J., Kelley, S.A., and Brandes, N.N., 2007, Oligocene-Miocene sedimentation in the southwestern Jemez Mountains and northwestern Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 195-208.
  11. Jacobs, E.P., and Kelley, S.A., 2007, The time between the tuffs: deposits of the Cerro Toledo interval in Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico:  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 58, p. 308-315.

2006

  1. Kelley, S.A., Lawrence, J.R., Zeigler, K.E., Osburn, G.R., and Lucas, S.G. 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Arroyo del Agua quadrangle, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 124, scale 1:24,000.
  2. Koning, D.J., Kelley, S.A., Zeigler, K.E., and Lucas, S.G. 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Ghost Ranch quadrangle, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 127, scale 1:24,000.

2005

  1. Kelley, S.A., 2005, Low-temperature cooling histories of the Cheyenne Belt and Laramie Peak shear zone, Wyoming, and the Soda Creek-Fish Creek shear zone, Colorado, in Karlstrom, K.E, and G.R. Keller (eds.), The Rocky Mountain Region: An evolving lithosphere, AGU Monograph 154, p. 55-70.
  2. Amarante, J.F.A., S.A. Kelley, M.T. Heizler, M.A. Barnes, K.C. Miller, and E.Y. Anthony, 2005, Characterization and age of the Mesoproterozoic Debaca Sequence in the Tucumcari Basin, New Mexico, in Karlstrom, K.E, and G.R. Keller (eds.), The Rocky Mountain Region: An evolving lithosphere, AGU Monograph 154, 185-199.
  3. Gómez, E., T.E. Jordan, R.W. Allmendinger, K. Hegarty, and S. Kelley, 2005, Syntectonic Cenozoic sedimentation in the northern middle Magdalena Valley basin of Columbia and implications for exhumation of the northern Andes: Geological Society of America Bulletin: v. 117, p. 547-569, doi:10.1130/B25454.1.
  4. Kelley, S.A., Lawrence, J.R., and Osburn, G.R., 2005, Geology of the Youngsville7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Rio Arriba County: New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 106, scale 1:24,000.
  5. Kelley, S.A., Osburn, G.R., Ferguson, C.,Moore, J., Kempter, K., 2005, Geology of the Cañones
  6. 7.5-Minute quadrangle, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 107, scale 1:24,000.
  7. Kempter, K.A., Kelley, S., Koning, D., Ferguson, C., Osburn, B., and Fluk, L., 2005, Geology of the Vallecitos 7.5-min. quadrangle, northern Jemez Mountains, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 108, scale 1:24,000.
  8. Koning, D., Skotnicki, S., Kelley, S., and Moore, J., 2005, Geology of the Chili 7.5-minute quadrangle, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 103, scale 1:24,000.

2004

  1. Kelley, S.A., 2004, Laramide to post-Laramide cooling history of the Miranda graben: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 55, p. 61-63.
  2. Kelley, S.A. and C.E. Chapin, 2004, Denudational histories of the Front Range and Wet Mountains, Colorado, based on apatite fission-track thermochronology, in Cather, S.M., McIntosh, W., and Kelley, S.A. (eds.) Tectonics, geochronology and volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande rift: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Bulletin 160, p. 41-77.
  3. Abbott, J.C., L.B. Goodwin, S.A. Kelley, and S. Maynard, 2004, The anatomy of a long-lived fault system: structural and thermochronologic evidence for Laramide to Quaternary activity on the Tijeras Fault, New Mexico in Cather, S.M., McIntosh, W., and Kelley, S.A. (eds.) Tectonics, geochronology and volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande rift: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Bulletin 160, .p.113-138
  4. Behr R.-A., L. B. Goodwin, and S. Kelley, 2004, Structural and thermochronological constraints on the movement history of the Montosa Fault, New Mexico, in Cather, S.M., McIntosh, W., and Kelley, S.A. (eds.) Tectonics, geochronology and volcanism in the Southern Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande rift: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Bulletin 160, p. 139-160.
  5. Roy, M., S. Kelley, M. House, F. Pazzaglia, S. Cather, 2004, Mid-Tertiary buoyancy modification and its relation to rock exhumation, cooling, and subsequent extension at the eastern margin of the Colorado Plateau, Geology, v. 32, p. 925-928.
  6. Kelley, S.A., G.R. Osburn, C.A. Ferguson, and M. Osburn, 2004, Geology of the Seven Springs 7.5’ quadrangle, Sandoval and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OF-GM 88, 1:24,000 scale.
  7. Lawrence, R., S.A. Kelley, and M. Rampey, 2004, Geology of the Cerro del Grant 7.5’ quadrangle, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OF-GM 87, 1:24,000 scale.
  8. Kempter, K.A., S.A. Kelley, S.B. Kelley, and L. Fluk, 2004, Geology of the Polvadera Peak 7.5’ quadrangle, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources OF-GM 96, 1:24,000.

2003

  1. House, M.A., Kelley, S.A., and Roy, M., 2003, Refining the footwall cooling history of a rift flank uplift, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, Tectonics, 22(5), 1060, doi:10.1029/2002TC001418.
  2. Gómez, E., T.E Jordan, R. W Allmendinger, K. Hegarty, S. Kelley, and M., Heizler, 2003, Controls on architecture of the Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic southern Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 115, 131-147.
  3. Kelley, S.A., Kempter, K.A., Goff, F., Rampey, M., Osburn, G.R., and Ferguson, C.A., 2003, Geology of the Jemez Springs 7.5 minute quadrangle, Sandoval County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM73, scale 1:24,000.
  4. Kempter, K.A., Osburn, G.R., Kelley, S.A., Rampey, M., and Ferguson, C.A., 2003, Geology of the Bear Springs Peak 7.5 minute quadrangle, Sandoval County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM, scale 1:24,000.

2002

  1. Kelley, S.A., 2002, Unroofing history of the southern Front Range: A view from the Denver basin, Rocky Mountain Geology, 37, 189-200.
  2. Kelley, S.A., and Blackwell, D.D., 2002, Temperatures in the southern Denver basin, Rocky Mountain Geology, 37, 215-227.
  3. Kempter, K.A., and Kelley, S.,  2002, Geology of the Guaje Mountain 7.5-min. quadrangle, Los Alamos and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resource, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 55, scale 1:24,000.
  4. Osburn, G. R., Kelley, S.,  Rampey, M., and Ferguson, C.A. , 2002, Geology of the Ponderosa 7.5-min. quadrangle, Sandoval County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM57a, scale 1:24,000.

2001

  1. Kelley, S.A., Chapin, C.E.,  and Karlstrom, K.E., 2001, Laramide cooling histories of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, and the Front Range, Colorado, determined from apatite fission-track thermochronology, in Young, R.A. (ed.), Grand Canyon Monograph: Grand Canyon Association, p.37-42.
  2. Jordan, T.E., Burns, W.M.,  Veiga, R., Pángaro, F.,  Copeland, P.,  Kelley, S., and Mpodozis, C., 2001, Extension and basin formation in the southern Andes caused by increased convergence rate: a mid-Cenozoic trigger for the Andes, Tectonics, 20, 308-324.

1999

  1. Winkler, J.E., Kelley, S.A., and Bergman, S.C., 1999, Cenozoic denudation of the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma, and the southern mid-continent: apatite fission-track thermochronology constraints, Tectonophysics, 305, p. 339-353.
  2. Mailloux, B.J., M. Person, S.Kelley, N. Dunbar, S. Cather, L. Strayer, and P. Hudleston, 1999, Tectonic controls of the hydrology of the Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, Water Resources Research, 35, 2641-2659.
  3. Read, A.S., J. Rogers, S. Ralser, B. Ilg, S. Kelley, 1999, Geology of the Seton Village 7.5-min quadrangle, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OG-GM 23, scale 1:12,000.

1998

  1. Pazzaglia, F.J., and Kelley, S.A., 1998, Large-scale geomorphology and fission-track thermochronology in topographic and exhumation reconstructions of the Southern Rocky Mountains: Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 33, p. 229-257.
  2. Carter, L.S., S.A Kelley, D.D Blackwell, and N.D Naeser, 1998, Heat flow and thermal history of the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 82, p. 291-316.

1997

  1. Kelley, S.A., and Chapin, C.E., 1997, Cooling histories of mountain ranges in the southern Rio Grande rift based on apatite fission-track analysis: A reconnaissance survey, New Mexico Geology, 19, 1-14.
  2. Kelley, S.A. and Chapin, C.E.,  1997, Internal structure of the southern Front Range, Colorado, from an apatite fission-track thermochronology perspective, in Bolyard, D.W., and S.A. Sonnenberg, eds., Geologic history of the Colorado Front Range, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Symposium Guidebook, 19-30.
  3. Chapin, C.E., and Kelley, S.A., 1997, The Rocky Mountain erosion surface in the Front Range of Colorado, in Bolyard, D.W., and S.A. Sonnenberg, eds., Geologic history of the Colorado Front Range, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Symposium Guidebook, 101-114.
  4. Jordan, T.E., S. Kelley, A. Fernández, F. Fernández-Seveso, G. Ré, and J. P. Milana, 1997, Relaciones entre las histroias evolutivas de las cuences de Iglesia y Bermejo, Prov. de San Juan, Argentina, in II Jornadas Sobre Geolgia de la Precordillera, 6 pp.
  5. Ilg, B., P.W. Bauer, S. Ralser, J. Rogers, and S. Kelley, 1997, Geology of the Glorieta 7.5' quadrangle, Santa Fe County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Open-file Geologic Map OG-DM 11, scale 1:12,000.

1995

  1. Kelley, S.A., 1995, Evidence for post-Laramide displacement on the Picuris-Pecos Fault, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 46, 32-33
  2. Kelley, S.A., and C.E. Chapin, 1995, Apatite fission-track thermochronology of Southern Rocky Mountain-Rio Grande rift- western High Plains provinces, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 46, 87-96.

1994

  1. May, S.J., S.A. Kelley, and L.R. Russell, 1994, Footwall unloading and rift shoulder uplifts in the Albuquerque Basin: their relation to syn-rift fanglomerates and apatite fission-track ages, in Keller, G.R., and Cather, S.M., eds., Basins of the Rio Grande rift:  Structure, stratigraphy, and tectonic setting: Geological Society of America Special Paper 291, 125-134.

1992

  1. Kelley, S.A., C.E. Chapin, and J. Corrigan, 1992, Late Mesozoic to Cenozoic cooling histories of the flanks of the northern and central Rio Grande rift, Colorado and New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 145, 39 pp.

1990

  1. Kelley, S.A., 1990, Late Mesozoic to Cenozoic cooling history of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado and New Mexico, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 41, 123-132.
  2. Kelley, S.A., and D.D. Blackwell, 1990, Thermal history of the multi-well experiment (MWX) site, Piceance Creek Basin, northwestern Colorado, derived from fission-track analysis, Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements, 17, 331-337.
  3. Damm, K.W., S. Pichowiak, R.S. Harmon, W. Todt , S.A. Kelley, R. Omarini, H. Niemeyer, 1990, Pre-Mesozoic evolution of the central Andes; The basement revisited, Geological Society of America Special Paper 241, 101-126.
  4. Blackwell, D.D., J.L. Steele, and S.A. Kelley, 1990, Heat flow of Washington State and Cascade thermal conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 95, 19495-19516.

1987

  1. Seager, W.R, J.W. Hawley, F.E. Kottlowski, and S.A. Kelley, 1987, Geology of eastern half of Las Cruces 1° x 2° sheet, New Mexico Bureau Mines and Mineral Resources Map 57, scale 1: 125,000.
  2. Ashwal, L.D, P. Morgan, S.A. Kelley, and J.A. Percival, 1987, Heat flow production in an Archean crust profile and implications for heat flow and mobilization of heat-producing elements, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 85, 439-450.

1986

  1. Kelley, S.A., and I.J. Duncan, 1986, Late Cretaceous to middle Tertiary tectonic history of the northern Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research, 91, 6246 - 6262.

1984

  1. Kelley, S.A., and I.J. Duncan, 1984, Tectonic history of the northern Rio Grande rift derived from apatite fission-track geochronology, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 35, 67 - 73.

1983

  1. Kelley, S.A. and J.P. Matheny, 1983, Geology of Anthony quadrangle, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau Mines and Mineral Resources Geologic Map 54, scale 1:24,000.

1980

  1. Kelley, S.A., and P.M. Kelley, 1980, Sir Charles Lyell: geologist and technical communicator, Technical Communication, 27, 40.

1979

  1. Swanberg, C.A., and S. Alexander, 1979, Use of water quality file WATSTORE in geothermal exploration:  an example from the Imperial Valley, California, Geology, 7, 108-111.