Tim Charlton, Banda Arc Geologist



Charlton, T.R. & van Gorsel, J.T. 2014. The Manusela Limestone in Seram: Late Triassic ages for a 'Jurassic' petroleum play. Berita Sedimentologi v.31(3), p.57-69. (Online link).

Charlton, T.R. & Gandara, G. 2014. The petroleum potential of Timor-Leste. IPA Proceedings v.38, 7pp [IPA14-G-017].

Charlton, T.R. 2013. Sundaland - Timor Paleogene rifting and regional palaeotectonics. IPA Proceedings v. 37, 12pp [ IPA13-G-005].

Charlton, T.R. 2012. Permian-Jurassic Palaeogeography of the SE Banda Arc Region. Berita Sedimentologi No. 24, 5-17. (Online link)

Charlton, T.R. 2010. The Pliocene-Recent anticlockwise rotation of the Bird's Head, the opening of the Aru Trough-Cenderawasih Bay sphenochasm, and the closure of the Banda double arc. IPA Proceedings v.34, 18pp [IPA10-G-008].

Charlton, T.R., Barber, A.J., McGowan, A.J., Nicoll, R.S., Roniewicz, E., Cook, S.E., Barkham, S.T. & Bird, P.R. 2009. The Triassic of Timor: lithostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy and palaeogeography. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v.36, p.341-363.

Charlton, T.R. 2004. The petroleum potential of inversion anticlines in the Banda Arc. AAPG Bulletin v.88(5), p.565-585.

Charlton, T.R. 2002a. The structural setting and tectonic significance of the Laclubar, Lolotoi and Aileu metamorphic massifs, East Timor. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v.20, p.851-865. (Download PDF)

Charlton, T.R. 2002b. The petroleum potential of West Timor. IPA Proceedings v.30(1), p.301-317. (Download PDF)

Charlton, T.R. 2002c. The petroleum potential of East Timor. APPEA Journal v.32, p.20-38. (Download PDF)

Charlton, T.R., Barber, A.J., Harris, R.A., Barkham, S.T., Bird, P.R., Archbold, N.A., Morris, N.J., Nicoll, R.S., Owen, H.G., Owens, R.M., Sorauf, J.E., Taylor, P.D., Webster, G.D. & Whittaker, J.E. 2002. The Permian of Timor: its stratigraphy, palaeontology and palaeogeography. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v.20, p.719-774.

Charlton, T.R. 2001. The Permo-Triassic evolution of Gondwanan eastern Indonesia, and the final Mesozoic separation of SE Asia from Australia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v.19, p.595-617.

Charlton, T.R. 2000. Tertiary evolution of the eastern Indonesia collision complex. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 18, 603-631.

Charlton, T.R. 1999. Yapen island: a right-lateral paradox in the left-lateral ‘North New Guinea Megashear’. Implications for the biogeography and geological development of the Bird's Head, Irian Jaya. In: Perspectives on the Bird's Head of Irian Jaya, Indonesia, eds. J. Miedema, C. Odé & R.A.C. Dam, p.783-796. Rodopi Press, Amsterdam.

Charlton, T.R. 1997. Backthrusting on the BIRPS deep seismic reflection profiles, Banda Arc, Indonesia, a response to changing slab inclination? Journal of the Geological Society of London v.154, p.169-172.

Charlton, T.R. 1996. Correlation of the Salawati and Tomori Basins, Eastern Indonesia: a constraint on left-lateral displacements of the Sorong Fault Zone. In: Tectonic Evolution of Southeast Asia eds. R. Hall & D. Blundell. Geological Society of London Special Publication v.106, p.465-481.

Charlton, T.R. & Wall, D. 1994. New biostratigraphic results from the Kolbano area, southern West Timor: implications for the Mesozoic-Tertiary stratigraphy of Timor. Journal of SE Asian Earth Sciiences v.9(1/2), p.113-122.

Charlton, T.R. 1991. Postcollision extension in arc-continent collision zones, eastern Indonesia. Geologyv.19, p.28-31.

Charlton, T.R., Barber, A.J. & Barkham, S.T. 1991. The structural evolution of the Timor collision complex, eastern Indonesia. Journal of Structural Geology v.13(5), p.489-500.

Charlton, T.R., Hall, R. & Partoyo, E. 1991. The geology and tectonic evolution of Waigeo island, NE Indonesia. Journal of SE Asian Earth Sciences v.6(3/4), p.289-297.

Charlton, T.R., Kaye, S.J., Samodra, H. & Sardjono. 1991. The geology of the Kai islands: implications for the evolution of the Aru Trough and Weber Basin, Banda Arc, Indonesia. Marine and Petroleum Geology v.8, p.62-69.

Charlton, T.R., de Smet, M.E.M., Samodra, H. & Kaye, S.J. 1991. The stratigraphy and structural evolution of the Tanimbar islands, SE Banda Arc, Indonesia. Journal of SE Asian Earth Sciences v.6(3/4), p.343-358.

Charlton, T.R. & Suharsono, 1990. Mesozoic-Tertiary stratigraphy of the Kolbano area, southern West Timor. Bulletin of the Geological Research and Development Centre, Bandung v.14, p.38-58.

Charlton, T.R. 1989. Stratigraphic correlation across an arc-continent collision zone: Timor and the Australian Northwest Shelf. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences v.36, p.263-274.

Charlton, T.R. 1989. Geological cross-section through the Timor collision complex, eastern Indonesia. In: Proceedings of the 6th Regional Conference on the Geology, Mineral and Hydrocarbon Resources of Southeast Asia, ed. B. Situmorang, p.93-104. IAGI.

Charlton, T.R. 1988. Tectonic erosion and accretion in steady-state trenches. Tectonophysics v.149, p.233-243.

Charlton, T.R. 1986. A plate tectonic model of the eastern Indonesia collision zone. Nature v.319, p.394-396.


Barber, A.J., Tjokrosapoetro, S. & Charlton, T.R. 1986. Mud volcanoes, shale diapirs, wrench faults and melanges in accretionary complexes, eastern Indonesia. AAPG Bulletin v.70, p.1729-1741.

De Smet, M.E.M., Charlton, T.R., van Marle, L.J., Kaye, S., Faeni, H. & Troelstra, S.R. 1989. Late Cenozoic history of the island Yamdena, Tanimbar Archipelago, Indonesia. In: Benthic Foraminifera from the Banda Arc Region, Indonesia, and their Paleobathymetric Significance for Geologic Interpretations of the Late Cenozoic Sedimentary Record, by L.J. van Marle. Free University Press, v.145-162.

Hall, R., Nichols, G., Ballantyne, P., Charlton, T. & Ali, J. 1991. The character and significance of basement rocks of the southern Molucca Sea region. Journal of SE Asian Earth Sciemces v.6(3/4), p.249-258.

Karig, D.E., Barber, A.J., Charlton, T.R., Klemperer, S. & Hussong, D.M. 1987. Nature and distribution of deformation across the Banda Arc-Australian collision zone at Timor. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America v.98, p.18-32.

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