Fernando Corfu

Professor
Geosciences
University of Oslo
E-mail: fernando.corfu@geo.uio.no
Page: http://www.geo.uio.no/english/lab/tims.html

Fields of interest:

  • U-Pb geochronology, 
  • Paleogeography, 
  • Tectonics

Recent publications :

E. Kalleson, F. Corfu and H. Dypvik: 
U-Pb systematics of zircon and titanite from the Gardnos impact structure, Norway: evidence for impact at 546 Ma? 
Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, (2009), doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.02.020

H. Svensen, S. Planke, A.G. Polozov, N. Sc hmidbauer, F. Corfu, Y.Y. Podladchikov and B. Jamtveit: 
Siberian gas venting and the end-Permian environmental crisis. 
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 277, (2009), pp.490–500, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.11.015 

H. Austrheim and F. Corfu: 
Formation of planar deformation features (PDFs) in zircon during coseismic faulting and an evaluation of potential effects on U–Pb systematics. 
Chemical Geology, Vol. 261, (2009), pp. 24-30, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.09.012

G. Gutiérrez-Alonso, J. Fernandez-Suarez, A.B. Weil, J.B. Murphy, R.D. Nance, F. Corfu and S.T. Johnston: 
Self-subduction of the Pangean global plate. 
Nature Geoscience, Vol. 1,(2008), pp. 549-553, doi:10.1038/ngeoXXXX

A.M. Lundmark and F. Corfu: 

Emplacement of a Silurian granitic dyke swarm during nappe translation in the Scandinavian Caledonides. 
Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 30, (2008), pp. 918-928, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.03.008

F. Corfu and K. Laajoki: 
An uncommon episode of mafic magmatism at 1347 Ma in the Mesoproterozoic Telemark supracrustals, Sveconorwegian orogen – implications for stratigraphy and tectonic
evolution.
Precambrian Research, Vol. 160, (2008), pp. 299–307, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2007.08.003

F. Corfu and S. Dahlgren: 
Perovskite U-Pb ages and the Pb isotopic composition of alkaline volcanism initiating the Permo-Carboniferous Oslo Rift. 
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 265, (2008), pp. 256-269, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.019

A.M. Lundmark, F. Corfu, S. Spürgin and R.S. Selbekk: 
Proterozoic evolution and provenance of the high-grade Jotun Nappe Complex, SW Norway: U-Pb geochronology. 
Precambrian Research, Vol. 159, (2007), pp. 133-154, doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2006.12.015

F. Corfu: 
Multistage metamorphic evolution and nature of the amphibolite–granulite facies transition in Lofoten–Vesterĺlen, Norway, revealed by U–Pb in accessory minerals. 
Chemical Geology, Vol. 241, (2007), pp. 108–128, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.01.028.

F. Corfu, R.J. Roberts, T.H. Torsvik, L.D. Ashwal and D.M. Ramsay: 
Peri-gondwanan elements in the Caledonian nappes of Finnmark, northern Norway: implications for the paleogeographic framework of the Scandinavian Caledonides. 
American Journal of Science, Vol. 307, (2007), pp. 434-458, doi:10.2475/02.2007.05