Publications

Submitted/In Prep.

McDannell, K.T., O’Sullivan, P.B., Boroughs, S., Gallagher, K., A heuristic approach for modelling craton surface histories using apatite fission track "super samples,'' for Earth & Planetary Science Letters

McDannell, K.T., Dewing, K., Rainbird, R.H., Keller, C.B., O’Sullivan, P.B., Midwinter, D., Proterozoic intracratonic basin continuity followed by fragmentation during snowball earth, for Nature Geoscience

Peer-Reviewed Publications

24. McDannell, K.T., Keller, C.B., Guenthner, W.R., Zeitler, P.K., Shuster, D.L., Thermochronologic constraints on the origin of the Great Unconformity, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, v. 119, e2118682119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2118682119 (open access), [preprint]: https://doi.org/10.31223/X5F91X

23. Issler, D.R., McDannell, K.T., O’Sullivan, P.B., Lane, L.S., (2021) Simulating sedimentary burial cycles – Part 2: Elemental-based multikinetic apatite fission-track interpretation and modelling techniques illustrated using examples from northern Yukon. GEOCHRONOLOGY. [preprint]: https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2021-22

22. Issler, D.R., McDannell, K.T., Lane, L.S., O’Sullivan, P.B., and O.K. Neill, (2021) A multikinetic approach to apatite fission track thermal modelling using elemental data: Data and model results for a Permian and Devonian sample from northern Yukon. Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8821, 35 p. https://doi.org/10.4095/328844

21. Guo, H., Zeitler, P.K., Idleman, B.D., Fayon, A.K., Fitzgerald, P.G., McDannell, K.T., (2021) Helium diffusion systematics inferred from Continuous Ramped Heating analysis of Transantarctic Mountains apatites showing age overdispersion. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, v. 310, p. 113-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2021.07.015 [preprint]: https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10506844.1

20. McDannell, K.T., and Issler, D.R., (2021) Simulating sedimentary burial cycles – Part 1: Investigating the role of apatite fission track annealing kinetics using synthetic data. GEOCHRONOLOGY, v. 3, no. 1, p. 321–335. https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-3-321-2021} (open access)

19. McDannell, K.T. and Flowers, R.M., ELEMENTS (invited), Vestiges of the Ancient: Deep-time noble gas thermochronology, v. 16, no. 6. October 2020, Noble Gas Thermochronology issue. doi: https://doi.org/10.2138/gselements.16.5.325

18. McDannell, K.T. (2020). Notes on statistical age dispersion in fission-track datasets: the chi-square test, annealing variability, and analytical considerations. EarthArXiv Preprint. [informally peer-reviewed].

17. McDannell, K.T., Pinet, N., and Issler, D.R., (2020, in press), Exhuming the Canadian Shield: Preliminary interpretations from low-temperature thermochronology and significance for the sedimentary succession of the Hudson Bay Basin, Chapter 10. in Sedimentary Basins of the Canadian North – Contributions to a 1000 Ma Geological Journey and Insight on Resource Potential, Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 609.

16. Lavoie, D., Dewing, K., Bringue, M., Fallas, K., Fensome, R., Gouwy, S., Hadlari, T., Kabanov, P., Lane, L.S., Larmagnat, S., MacNaughton, R.B., McDannell, K.T., Pinet, N., (authors in chapter order, 2020, in press), Sedimentary basins of the Canadian north - Contributions to a 1000 Ma geological journey and insight on resource potential: An introduction. in Sedimentary Basins of the Canadian North – Contributions to a 1000 Ma Geological Journey and Insight on Resource Potential, Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 609.

15. Holm, D., Medaris, L.G., McDannell, K.T., Schneider, D.A., Schulz, K., Singer, B.S., Jicha, B.R., (online 24 December 2019), (2020), Growth, overprinting, and stabilization of Proterozoic Provinces in the southern Lake Superior region. PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, v. 339. EarthArxiv preprint

14. Pinet, N., and McDannell, K.T. (2020), The ups and downs of the Canadian Shield: 3 – additional apatite fission-track analyses from the Musselwhite, Roberto, Meadowbank and Raglan mines, Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA OPEN FILE 8706, 51 p. doi: https://doi.org/10.4095/321845

13. McDannell, K.T., Schneider, D.A., Zeitler, P.K., O'Sullivan, P.B., Issler, D.R. (2019), Reconstructing deep-time histories from integrated thermochronology: An example from southern Baffin Island, Canada. TERRA NOVA, v. 31(3), p. 189-204. doi: 10.1111/ter.12386

DATASET: McDannell, K.T., Issler, D.R., Zeitler, P.K., Schneider, D.A., and O'Sullivan, P.B. (2018), LA-ICP-MS apatite fission track and U-Pb dataset for southern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada [Data set]. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.1594/IEDA/111241

12. McDannell, K.T., Issler, D.R., O'Sullivan, P.B. (2019), GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, Radiation-enhanced fission track annealing revisited and consequences for apatite thermochronometry. v. 252C, p. 213-239, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.03.006 EssoAr preprint

DATASET: McDannell, K.T., Issler, D.R., O'Sullivan, P.B. (2019), LA-ICP-MS apatite fission track, apatite U-Pb, and electron probe micro-analysis data for the Canadian Shield, Mendeley Data, v5

11. McDannell, K.T. (2018), Make supplementary reference lists visible for citation metrics. NATURE, v. 555, 311 (15 March). https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02965-4 [not refereed]

10. McDannell, K.T., Zeitler, P.K., Idleman, B.D., (2018), Relict topography of the Hangay Mountains in central Mongolia: Quantifying long-term exhumation and relief change of an old landscape, TECTONICS, v. 37, Issue 8, August 2018, pp. 2531-2558. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017TC004682 EarthArxiv preprint

9. McDannell, K.T., Zeitler, P.K., Schneider, D.A. (2018), Instability of the southern Canadian Shield during the late Proterozoic. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 490, p. 100-109. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.012 OSF preprint

8. McDannell, K.T., Zeitler, P.K., Janes, D.G., Idleman, B.D., and Fayon, A.K., (2018), Screening apatites for (U-Th)/He thermochronometry via continuous ramped heating: Helium age components and implications for age dispersion, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 223, 90-106. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.11.031

7. Idleman, B.D., Zeitler, P.K., McDannell, K.T. (2018), Characterization of helium release from apatite by continuous ramped heating, CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 476, p. 223-232. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.11.019

6. Hanna, M.C., Lister, C.J., Kublik, K., King, H., Kung, L.E., McCarthy, W.M., McDannell, K.T., Jassim, Y. (2018), Qualitative petroleum resource assessment of western Hudson Bay, Foxe Channel, and Repulse Bay, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, and Quebec. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA, OPEN FILE 8434, 29 p. doi: https://doi.org/10.4095/311260

5. McDannell, K.T. (2017) "Methods and application of deep-time thermochronology: Insights from slowly-cooled terranes of Mongolia and the North American craton". Lehigh University Theses and Dissertations. #2721.

4. McDannell, K.T., J. Toro, J. K. Hourigan, and D. Harris (2014), Thermochronologic constraints on Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic exhumation of the Bendeleben Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, 15, 4009–4023, doi:10.1002/2014GC005424

3. McDannell, K.T. (2014), Quantifying petroleum migration loss in a foreland basin - Case Study: Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB), Alberta Basin. Chevron Energy Technology Company Technical Report, TR20140000. Chevron Corporation, Houston TX. July 2014, 31 p.

2. McDannell, K.T. (2013), From Kitchen to Trap: Quantifying Migration Losses. Chevron Energy Technology Company Technical Report, TR20130057. Chevron Corporation, Houston TX. August 2013, 42 p.

1. McDannell, K.T. (2011), Exhumation in the Bendeleben Mountains (Seward Peninsula, Alaska) constrained by (uranium-thorium)/helium thermochronology. M.Sc. Thesis, West Virginia University, United States of America, 55 pp.

Current Ongoing Work

McDannell, K.T., Keller, C.B., Guenthner, W.R., Zeitler, P.K., for GONDWANA RESEARCH - GR FOCUS (invited), The "Greatest" Unconformity: Enhanced crustal erosion during Neoproterozoic Rodinia breakup and snowball Earth glaciations.

McDannell, K.T., Zhang, S., Dewing, K., O'Sullivan, P.B., for MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, Thermal history of Hudson Strait Basin and Ungava Bay, northern Canada: Implications for Ordovician petroleum source rock potential.

McDannell, K.T., Currie, L.D., Oakey, G.N., O’Sullivan, P.B., for BASIN RESEARCH, Opening the Arctic: Multi-kinetic apatite fission track constraints on the thermal evolution of the Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Ocean.

McDannell, K.T., for JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH: EARTH SURFACE, Geodynamics of the Baffin Island margin: Epeirogeny, eustasy, and rift-flank uplift.

McDannell, K.T., and D.R. Issler, for CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, Thermal history of the Great Bear Plain, Northwest Territories, Canada: Insights into Neoproterozoic-Phanerozoic burial and unroofing from multi-kinetic apatite fission track analysis of the Cambrian Mt. Clark Formation.

Dewing, K., McDannell, K.T., Atkinson, E., O’Sullivan, P.B., Piepjohn K., for GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, Devonian to Tertiary thermal history of the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Banks and Victoria Islands: burial and exhumation along an unstable margin.

Dewing, K., McDannell, K.T., Anfinson, O.A., Stockli, D.F., O’Sullivan, P.B., for GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, Timing of Amerasian Basin opening and Eurekan deformation during rapid salt movement on Melville Island, Arctic Canada.


Conference Abstractssstudent, *presenting, §research lead: (29 since ‘07; 13 since ‘15)

[31] Zeitler, P.K., Guo, H., Idleman, B.D., McDannell, K.T., 2021, He diffusion systematics in apatite. 17th International Conference on Thermochronology, 13--19 September 2021, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10507948.1


[30] Guo, H., Zeitler, P.K., Idleman, B.D., \textbf{McDannell, K.T.}, Fayon, A.K., Fitzgerald, P.G., 2021, From radiogenic source or sink? -- Simple and complex 4He outgassing behaviors and diffusion systematics observed during Continuous Ramped Heating of apatite. 17th International Conference on Thermochronology, 13--19 September 2021, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10507996.1


[29] McDannell, K.T., *Holm, D.K., Schneider, D.A., 2020, 40Ar/39Ar K-feldspar thermochronology results from the southern Lake Superior region: Reheating and stabilization of Proterozoic lithosphere related to late Proterozoic magmatic underplating. GSA 54th Annual North-Central Section Meeting – Duluth 2020: Superior Rocks, Duluth, MN, USA. May 18-19. [virtual meeting due to covid-19]


[28] Holm, D.K., Medaris, L. Gordon, McDannell, K.T., Schneider, D.A., Schulz, K., Singer, B., Jicha, B., 2020, Age and significance of deformed post-Penokean mafic dikes for growth and overprinting of Proterozoic provinces in central Wisconsin, southern Lake Superior region. GSA 54th Annual North-Central Section Meeting – Duluth 2020: Superior Rocks, Duluth, MN, USA. May 18-19. [virtual meeting due to covid-19]


[27] Dewing, K. and McDannell, K.T., 2019, Focused fluid flow on northwest-oriented faults, Banks and Victoria Islands, Northwest Territories. 47th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. November 19-21, 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.34556.08320


[26] McDannell, K.T., Pinet, N., Currie, L.D., O’Sullivan, P.B., Zeitler, P.K., Metcalf, J., 2019, Creating the Canadian Shield and the ‘greatest’ unconformity: Enhanced crustal erosion during Neoproterozoic Rodinia breakup and snowball Earth glaciations. GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 22-25. doi: 10.1130/abs/2019AM-332026


[25] Pinet*, N., McDannell§, K.T., Issler, D.R., Currie, L., 2019, Characterizing the Phanerozoic history of the Canadian Shield using multi-kinetic apatite fission track analysis – Examples from the Hudson Bay region. GAC-MAC-IAH 2019 Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, May 12-15.


[24] McDannell, K.T., Schneider, D.A., Currie, L.D., Issler, D.R., Zeitler, P.K., 2018, A continuous thermal history for southern Baffin Island, Canada over the past 1.8 billion years: Implications for the assembly of Rodinia and the rifting of Greenland. 16th International Conference on Thermochronology, 16-21 September, Quedlinburg, Germany.


[23] Zeitler*, P.K., McDannell§, K.T., 2018, Widespread enigmatic continental exhumation revealed by deep-time thermochronology. 16th International Conference on Thermochronology, 16-21 September, Quedlinburg, Germany.


[22] Idleman, B.D., McDannell, K.T., Zeitler, P.K., 2018 (invited), Using continuous ramped heating to assess He diffusion kinetics and the nature of U-Th/He age dispersion in apatite. 16th International Conference on Thermochronology, 16-21 September, Quedlinburg, Germany.


[21] Oakey, G.N., Davis, W., McDannell, K.T., Currie, L., Percival, J., Shimeld, J., Salisbury, M., Kellett, D., Travaglini, P., Wilton, D., Schmitt, D., Kofman, R. and B. King, 2018, Analytical Results of Canada’s 2016 Dredge Sampling of Lomonosov Ridge. International Conference on Arctic Margins (ICAM) VIII, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11-14.


[20] Zeitler*, P.K., McDannell§, K.T., Harrison, T.M., Schoene, B.S., 2016, Extending the range of U-Pb apatite thermochronology using SIMS analysis, 15th International Conference on Thermochronology, Maresias, Brazil, 18-22 September.


[19] Muscio, G.P.A., Everett, M.A., Marpung, L.P., McDannell, K.T., Miceli-Romero, A.A., Yurchenko, I., 2016, Insights into migration losses based on stochastic mass balance calculations and full-physics forward basin modeling. AAPG Hedberg Conference “The Future of Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling.” April 3-8, Santa Barbara, CA.


[18] McDannell, K.T., Idleman, B.D., Zeitler, P.K., 2015, Characterization of helium diffusion behavior from continuous heating experiments: Sample screening and identification of multiple 4He components. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract, V33D-3131, 12/2015.


[17] Meltzer, A., Ancuta, L., Carlson, R., Caves, J., Chamberlain, C.P., Gosse, J., Idleman, B.D., Ionov, D., McDannell, K.T., Mendelson, T., Mix, H., Munkhuu, U., Russo, R., Sabaj-Perez, M., Sahagian, D., Sjostrom, D., Smith, S, Stachnik, J., Tsagaan, B., Wegmann, K.W., Winnick, M., Zeitler, P.K., Prousevitch, A., 2015, Betwixt and Between: Structure and Evolution of Central Mongolia. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract, T22A-05, 12/2015.


[16] McDannell, K.T., Zeitler, P.K., Ancuta, L.A., Idleman, B.D., Boultons, S., Wegmann, K.W., 2014, The Hangay Dome, central Mongolia: A relict Mesozoic landscape, AGU Fall Meeting Abstract T21A4559, 12/2014.


[15] Meltzer, A., Ancuta, L.D., Carlson, R.W., Caves, J.K., Chamberlain, C.P., Gosse, J.C., Idleman, B.D., Ionov, D.A., McDannell, K.T., Tamra, M., Mix, H., Munkhuu, U., Russo, R., Sabaj-Perez, M., Sahagian, D.L., Sjostrom, D.J., Smith, S.G., Stachnik, J.C., Tsagaan, B., Wegmann, K.W., Winnick, M.J., Zeitler, P.K., Prousevitch, A., 2014, Scaling of Viscous Shear Zones with Depth Dependent Viscosity and Power Law Stress-Strain Rate Dependence, AGU Fall Meeting Abstract T22A-05, 12/2014. 2014AGUFM.T22A..05M


[14] Wegmann, K.W., Tamra, M., Sabaj Pérez, M., Lopresti, M., Cole, M.B., Gosse, J.C., Smith, S.G., Bayasgalan, G., Ancuta, L.D., McDannell, K.T., Gallen, S.F., 2014, Geomorphic and Fish Genetics Constraints on Late Cenozoic Long Wavelength Topographic Evolution of the Hangay Mountains, Central Mongolia, AGU Fall Meeting Abstract T21A-4560, 12/2014


[13] McDannell, K.T., Zeitler, P.K., Idleman, B.D., Schneider, D., Flowers, R., 2014, Deep-time thermochronology: K-feldspar 40Ar/39Ar assessment of post-orogenic cooling within the North American craton – When did the Shield become a shield? 14th International Conference on Thermochronology, September 8-12, 2014.


[12] McDannell, K.T. 2014, Landscape evolution in the Hangay Dome, Mongolia, Lehigh University Earth and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Symposium, Feb. 21.


[11] McDannell, K.T., Ancuta, L.A., Smith, S.G., Idleman, B.D., Wegmann, K.W., Zeitler, P.K., 2013, Long-term landscape evolution in the Hangay Dome, Mongolia, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.


[10] Muscio, G.P., Miceli Romero, A. A., McDannell, K.T., 2013, Evaluating migration efficiency and its key controlling factors, 26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG), September 2013.


[9] McDannell, K.T., 2013, Pecube thermal modeling of exhumation in the Hangay Dome, Mongolia. Poster presentation: Lehigh University EES Dept. Graduate Student Symposium


[8] Meltzer, A., Ancuta, L. D., Carlson, R. W., Caves, J. K., Chamberlain, P., Gosse, J. C., Idleman, B. D., Ionov, D. A., McDannell, K. T., Mendelson, T., Mix, H. T., Munkhuu, U., Proussevitch, A. A., Russo, R. M., Sabaj-Perez, M., Sahagian, D. L., Sjostrom, D. J., Stachnik, J. C., Tsagaan, B., Wegmann, K. W., Winnick, M. J., Zeitler, P. K., 2012, Intracontinental Deformation and Surface Uplift - Geodynamic Evolution of the Hangay Dome, Mongolia Central Asia, AGU Fall Meeting abstract T12A-05, 12/2012.


[7] McDannell, K.T., 2012, Exhumation of the Hangay Dome, central Mongolia from apatite (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronology. Lehigh University EES Dept. Graduate Symposium


[6] McDannell, K.T., Toro, J., Hourigan, J.K., 2010, Exhumation in the Bendeleben Mountains, (Seward Peninsula), Alaska constrained by radiogenic helium thermochronometry. 2010 AGU Fall Meeting


[5] Soeder, D.J., Mroz, T., Crandall, D., McDannell, K.T., 2010, Multi-scale and Integrated Characterization of the Marcellus Shale in the Appalachian Basin: From Microscopes to Mapping, AGU Fall Meeting.


[4] Harris, D., Toro, J., McDannell, K.T., 2010, Cretaceous Tectonic and Magmatic Evolution of the Bendeleben and Windy Creek Plutons, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Session 51: T11


[3] McDannell, K.T., Lewis, J.C., Montero, W.P., 2008, Contemporary Shearing on the Tucurrique Fault: Evidence for an Active Pull-Apart Basin at Pejibaye, Costa Rica, Central American Geology Congress.


[2] McDannell, K.T., 2008, Pull-apart basin formation in central Costa Rica. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Scholars Forum, April 2008


[1] McDannell, K.T., 2007, Active pull-apart basin formation in the central Cordillera de Talamanca, Pejibaye, Costa Rica. 13th Annual McNair Scholars Research Conference, University of Buffalo, July 26-29, 2007 Niagara Falls, NY.

photo: Selenga River cutting through basalt flows, Mongolia copyright K. McDannell