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Department of Geology at the University of Minnesota Duluth
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Vicki HansenVicki Hansen
McKnight Presidential Professor

Interests: Application of structural geology, geomorphology, metamorphic petrology, and isotope geochemistry to tectonic problems on Earth, Venus and Mars, and evolution of terrestrial planets
Courses taught: Intro to Earth Systems, Earth's Dynamic Interior, Structural Geology, Advanced Structural Geology, Solar System (freshman seminar), and an upper level Geology course on Terrestrial Planets.
Office: HH 231
Phone: (218) 726-6211


Hansen, V.L. and Young, D.A., Venus evolution: A synthesis: Geological Society of America, Special Paper: Convergent Margin Terranes and Associated Regions, eds: W. Carlson, M. Cloos, C. Gilbert, S. Sorenson

Hansen, V.L., 2005, Venus’s shield-terrain: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, no. 5/6, p. 808-822.

Young, D.A. and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Poludnista Dorsa, Venus: History and context of a deformation belt: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, no. E3, E03001 10.1029/2004JE002280.

Bleamaster, L.F. III, and Hansen, V.L., 2004, The effects of crustal heterogeneity on the morphology of chasmata, Venus, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109, 16pp.

Hansen, V.L., 2002, Artemis: signature of a deep venusian mantle plume: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 839-848.

Hansen, V.L., and DeShon, H.R., 2002, Geologic map of the Diana Chasma quadrangle (V-37), Venus: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series I-2752, 1:5 million scale, in press.

Dusel-Bacon, C., M.A. Lanphere, W.D. Sharp, P.W. Layer, and V.L. Hansen, 2002, Mesozoic thermal history and timing of structural events for the Yukon-Tanana Upland, east-central Alaska: 40Ar/39Ar data from metamorphic and plutonic rocks, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, in press.

Oliver, D.H. and Hansen, V.L., 2001, Discussion: Kilometre-scale folding in the Teslin zone, northern Canadian Cordillera, and its tectonic implications for the accretion of the Yukon-Tanana terrane to North America: Discussion: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 38, p. 879-882.

Hansen, V.L., 2000, Geologic mapping tectonic planets: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 176, p. 527-542.

Hansen, V.L., Phillips, R.J., Willis, J.J., and Ghent, R.R., 2000, Structures in tessera terrain, Venus: Issues and answers: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 105, p. 4135-4152.

Banks, B. K. and Hansen, V.L., 2000, Relative timing of crustal plateau magmatism and tectonism at Tellus Regio, Venus: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 105, p. 17,655-17,668.

Deshon, H.R., Young, D.A., and Hansen, V.L., 2000, Geologic evolution of southern Rusalka Planitia, Venus: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 105, p. 6983-6995.

Hansen, V.L. and Oliver, D.H., 1999, Structural and kinematic evolution of the Yukon Tanana and Taylor Mountains terranes, east-central Alaska: A kinematic record of crustal growth, Reply: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 111, p. 1420-1422.

Hansen, V.L., Banks, B.K., and Ghent, R.R., 1999, Tessera terrain and crustal plateaus, Venus: Geology, v. 27, p. 1071-1074.

Ghent, R.R. and Hansen, V.L., 1999, Structural and kinematic analysis of eastern Ovda Regio, Venus: Implications for crustal plateau formation: Icarus, v. 139, p. 116-136.

Hansen, V.L. and Dusel-Bacon, C., 1998, Structural and kinematic evolution of the Yukon Tanana and Taylor Mountains terranes, east-central Alaska: A kinematic record of crustal growth: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 110, p. 211-230.

Hansen, V.L. and Willis, J.J., 1998, Ribbon Terrain formation, southwestern Fortuna Tessera, Venus: Implications for lithosphere evolution: Icarus, v. 132, p. 321-343.

Phillips, R.J. and Hansen, V.L., 1998, Geological Evolution of Venus: Rises, Plains, Plumes, and Plateaus: Science, v. 279, 1492-1497.

Pritchard, M.E., Hansen V.L. and Willis, J.J., 1997, Structural Evolution of western Fortuna Tessera, Venus: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 24, p. 2339-2342.

Hansen, V.L. and Willis, J.J., 1996, Structural analysis of a sampling of tesserae: implications for Venus geodynamics: Icarus, v. 123, p. 296-312.

Hansen, V.L. and Phillips, R.J., 1995, Formation of Ishtar Terra, Venus: surface and gravity constraints: Geology, v. 23, p. 292-296.

Hansen, V.L., Oliver, D.H., and Dusel-Bacon, C., 1995, Comment: Hot-side-up aureole in southwest Yukon and limits on terrane assembly of the northern Canadian Cordillera: Geology, v. 23, p. 1151-1152.

Dusel-Bacon, C., Hansen, V.L., and Scala, J.A., 1995, High-pressure amphibolite-facies dynamic metamorphism and the Mesozoic tectonic evolution of an ancient continental margin, East-central Alaska: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 13, p. 9-23.

Goodge, J.W. and Hansen, V.L., 1994, Geology of the Omak Lake 15-minute quadrangle, Okanogan County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey GQ -1726, 15 pp.

Keep, M. and Hansen, V.L., 1994, Structural evolution of Maxwell Montes, Venus: Implications for Venusian mountain "belt" formation: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 99, n. E12, p. 26,015-26,028.

Keep, M. and Hansen, V.L., 1994, Deformational styles in the Proterozoic Pinal; Schist, Pinal Peak, Arizona: Microstructural and quartz c-axis analysis: Journal of Geology, v. 102, p. 229-241.

Phillips, R.J. and Hansen, V.L., 1994, Tectonic and magmatic evolution of Venus: Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 22, p. 597-654.

Hansen, V.L. and Phillips, R. J., 1993, Tectonics and volcanism of Eastern Aphrodite Terra: No subduction, no spreading: Science, v. 260, p. 526-530.

Hansen, V.L., Goodge, J. W., Keep, M., and Oliver, D. H., 1993, An asymmetric rifting model for the western margin of North America: Geology, v. 21, p. 1067-1070.

Goodge, J.W., Walker, N.M., and Hansen, V.L., 1993, Neoproterozoic-Cambrian basement-involved orogenesis within the Antarctic margin of Gondwana: Geology, v. 21, p. 37-40.

Goodge, J.W., Hansen, V.L., Peacock, S.M., Smith, B.K., Walker, N.M., 1993, Kinematic evolution of the Miller Range shear zone, central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica, and implications for Neoproterozoic to Early Paleozoic tectonics of the East Antarctic margin of Gondwana: Tectonics, v. 12, p. 1460-1478.

Hansen, V.L., 1992, P-T evolution of the Teslin suture zone and Cassiar tectonites, Yukon, Canada: Evidence for A- and B-type subduction: Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 10, p. 239-263.

Hansen, V.L., 1992, Backflow and margin-parallel shear within an ancient subduction complex: Geology, v. 20, p. 71-74.

Dusel-Bacon, C. and Hansen, V.L., 1992, High-pressure amphibolite facies metamorphism and deformation within the Yukon-Tanana terrane and the Taylor Mountain terrane, eastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2041, p. 140-159.

Kaula, W.M., Bindschadler, D., Grimm, R., Hansen, V.L., Smrekar, S., Roberts, K., 1992, Styles of deformation in Ishtar Terra and implications: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 97, p. 16,085-16,120.