Publications

  • Hansen V.L. and Tharalson E.R., Geologic map of the Agnesi quadrangle (V-45), Venus: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 31XX, 1:5,000,000 scale, pamphlet [map and text], in final USGS edit before going to press. (need USGS LINK)
  • [PDF] Hansen, V. L., and López, I., 2010, Venus records a rich early history: Geology, v. 38; no. 4; p. 311-314; doi: 10.1130/G30587.1
  • Hansen, V. L., and Olive, A., 2010, Artemis, Venus, the largest tectonomagmatic feature in the solar system?: Geology, v. 38, no. 5; p. 467-470; doi: 10.1130/G30643.1 PDF
  • Lang, N.P. and Hansen, V.L., 2010, Geologic map of the Greenaway quadrangle (V-24), Venus: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3089, 1:5,000,000 scale, pamphlet [map and text]. (need USGS LINK)
  • Bannister, R.A. and Hansen, V.L., 2010, Geologic map of the Artemis quadrangle (V-48), Venus: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3099, 1:5,000,000 scale, pamphlet [map and text]. (need USGS LINK)
  • Hansen, V.L., 2009, Geologic map of the Niobe Planitia quadrangle (V-23), Venus: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3025, 1:5,000,000 scale, pamphlet [text]. (need USGS LINK)
  • Tanaka, K.L, Anderson, R.C., Dohm, J.M, Hansen, V.L., McGill, G.E., Schultz, R.A., Watters, T.R., 2009, Planetary structural mapping: tectonics; eds. R. A. Schultz and T. R. Watters; Cambridge University Press.
  • López, I. and Hansen, V.L., 2008, Geologic map of the Helen Planitia quadrangle (V-52), Venus: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map 3026, 1:5 million scale, [map and text]; [http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3026/]. (need USGS LINK)
  • [PDF] López, I., Lillo, J., and Hansen,V. L., (2008). Volcanic spreading and regional extension on Venus: evidence from the study of Ne Ngam Mons and Ajina Fossae: Icarus, v. 195, p. 523-536.
  • [PDF] Hansen, V. L., 2007, Subduction origin on early Earth: A hypothesis: Geology, v. 35, 12, p. 1059-1062.
  • [PDF] Hansen, V.L., 2007, LIPs on Venus, Chemical Geology, v. 241, 3-4, p. 354-374.
  • [WWW] Hansen, V.L., 2007, October 2007 LIP of the Month: Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) on Venus
  • Hansen, V. L., 2007, Venus: A thin-lithosphere analog for early Earth?, in Van Kranendonk, M. J., Smithies, R. H., and Bennett, V. C., eds., Earth's Oldest Rocks (>3.2 Ga): Developments in Precambrian Geology, vol. 15, Elsevier, pp.  987-1012.
  • Hansen, V.L. and Young, D.A., 2007, Venus evolution: A synthesis, in:  Convergent Margin Terranes and Associated Regions: A Tribute to W.G. Ernst;  (eds) M. Cloos, W.D. Carlson, M.C. Gilbert, J.G. Liou, and S.S. Sorenson; Geological Society of America, Special Paper 419, p. 255-273. PDF
  • [PDF] Hansen, V.L., 2006, Geologic constraints on crustal plateau surface histories, Venus:  The lava pond and bolide impact hypotheses: Journal of Geophysical Research, v.111, E1 1010, doi:10.1029/2006JE002714, 22 pages.
  • Lang, N.P. and Hansen, V.L., 2006, Venusian channel formation as a subsurface process: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 111, doi:10.1029/2005JE002629.
  • [PDF] Ghent, R.R, Phillips, R.J., Hansen, V.L., Nunes, D.C, 2005, Finite element modeling of short-wavelength contractional deformation of Venus: Implications for the hotspot model for crustal plateau formation: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 110, E11006, doi:10.1029/2005JE002522.
  • Hansen, 2005, Venus's shield terrain: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, no. 5/6, p. 808-822. PDF
  • [PDF] Young, D.A. and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Poludnista Dorsa, Venus: History and context of a deformation belt: Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, E03001, doi:10.1029/2004JE002280.
  • [WWW] Bleamaster, L.F. III, and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Geologic map of the Ovda Regio quadrangle (V-35), Venus, U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series, I-2808, 1:5 million scale.
  • [PDF] 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, 16 p.
  • [PDF] Hansen, V.L., 2003, Venus diapirs: Thermal or compositional?, Geological Society of America Bulletin , v. 115, p. 1040-1052.
  • [WWW] Young, D.A., and Hansen, V.L., 2003, Geologic map of the Rusalka quadrangle (V-25), Venus, U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series , I-2783, 1:5 million scale.
  • [PDF] Hansen, V.L., 2002, Artemis: signature of a deep venusian mantle plume, Geological Society of America Bulletin , v. 114, no. 7, p. 839-848.
  • [WWW] Hansen, V.L., and DeShon, H.R., 2002, Geologic map of the Diana Chasma quadra September 16, 2010 Investigations Series I-2752, 1:5 million scale.
  • 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: 40 Ar/ 39Ar data from metamorphic and plutonic rocks, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences , v. 39, p. 1013-1051.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] Hansen, V.L., 2000, Geologic mapping of tectonic planets, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 176, p. 527-542.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] Hansen, V.L., Banks, B.K., and Ghent, R.R., 1999, Tessera terrain and crustal plateaus, Venus, Geology, v. 27, p. 1071-1074.
  • Howard, K.A., Nielson, J.E., Wilshire, H.G., Nakata, J.K., Goodge, J.W., Reneau, S.L., John, B.E. and Hansen, V.L., 1999, Geologic Map of the Mojave Mountains Area, Mojave County, Western Arizona: USGS Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2308, 1:48,000 scale, 2 sheets.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] Phillips, R.J. and Hansen, V.L., 1998, Geological Evolution of Venus: Rises, Plains, Plumes, and Plateaus, Science , v. 279, 1492-1497.
  • [PDF] 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., 1996, DNAG reaches Alaska, Review of The Geology of Alaska, Volume G of the Decade of North American Geology series (eds. Plafker, G. and Berg, H. E.), Geological Society of America, Boulder CO, 1055 pp., 13 plates: Journal of Structural Geology , v. 18, p.715-716.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • [WWW] 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., 1:62,500.
  • 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.
  • [PDF] 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.
  • Mortensen, J.K., and Hansen, V.L., 1992, U-Pb and 40Ar-39Ar geochronology of granodioritic orthogneiss in the western Pelly Mountains, Yukon Territory, in Radiogenic Age and Isotopic Studies ; Report 6; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 92-2.
  • 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.
  • Hansen, V.L., Heizler, M.T., and Harrison, T.M., 1991, Mesozoic thermal evolution of the Yukon-Tanana terrane, Yukon and Alaska: New evidence from Tectonics , 10, p. 51-76.
  • Hansen, V.L., Avé Lallemant, H. G., and Oldow, J. S., 1991, Transpressional tectonics of convergent plate margins: GSA Today , v. 1, no. 4, p. 73, 76.
  • Hansen, V.L., 1990, Yukon-Tanana terrane: A partial acquittal: Geology , v. 18, p. 365-369.
  • Hansen, V.L., 1990, Field collection and thin section preparation of oriented samples: Journal of Geologic Education. v. 38, p. 294-297.
  • Hansen, V.L., 1989, Structural and kinematic evolution of the Teslin suture zone, Yukon: record of an ancient transpressional margin Journal of Structural Geology , v. 11, p. 717-733.
  • Hansen, V.L., Armstrong, R. L., and Mortensen, J. K., 1989, U-Pb, Rb-Sr, and K-Ar isotopic constraints for ductile deformation and related metamorphism in the Teslin suture zone, Yukon-Tanana terrane, south-central Yukon: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 26, p. 2224-2235.
  • Hansen, V.L., 1988, A model for terrane accretion: Yukon-Tanana and Slide Mountain terranes, northwest North America: Tectonics, v. 7, p. 1167-1177.
  • Goodge, J.W. and Hansen, V.L., 1983, Petrology and structure of rocks of the Okanogan dome, North-central Washington: Northwest Geology , v. 12, p. 13-24.

Abstracts

  • Bannister, R.A., and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Analysis of deformation in the interior region of Artemis (Venus, 34°S 132°E): preliminary results: Geol. Soc. Amer. National Meeting.
  • Hansen, V.L., 2005, New observations of crustal plateau surface histories and implications for crustal plateau hypotheses: LPSC XXXVI , 2000.pdf.
  • Hansen, V.L., 2005, Crustal plateaus as ancient large impact features: A hypothesis: LPSC XXXVI, 2051.pdf.
  • Hansen, V.L., 2005, Spatially isolated time-transgressive Venus evolution: An alternative hypothesis; NASA-USGS Mappers’ Meeting, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
  • Hansen, V. L., 2005, Venus’ many circles: Extraterrestrial clues for the great plume debate, AGU Chapman Conference: The Great Plume Debate, Fort William, Scotland.
  • Hansen, V.L., 2005, SPatially Isolated Time-Transgressive Equilibrium Resurfacing: the SPITTER hypothesis, an alternative to catastrophic resurfacing of Venus; Geol. Soc. Amer. National Meeting
  • Hansen, V.L., 2005, Field Geology Across the Solar System ‘field GASS’; a low-cost, high performance alternative to field trips; Geol. Soc. Amer. National Meeting
  • Lang, N.P. and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Venusian channel formation through subsurface processes: LPSC XXXVI, 2320.pdf.
  • Lang, N.P. and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Geologic Map of Greenaway, V-24, Venus; NASA-USGS Mappers’ Meeting, Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
  • Lang, N.P., and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Venusian channel formation as a subsurface process; Geol. Soc. Amer. National Meeting.
  • McDaniel, K. and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Circular lows, a genetically distinct subset of coronae?: LPSC XXXVI, 2367.pdf.
  • Nordberg, T., Brewer, A. and Hansen, V.L., 2005, Detailed geologic mapping of Venus' crustal plateau and implications for plateau formation; Geol. Soc. Amer. National Meeting.
  • Hansen, V.L. and Young, D.A., 2004, Plumes as a mechanism for equilibrium resurfacing of Venus; LPSC XXXV, 1627.pdf.
  • Lang, N.P. and Hansen, V.L., 2004, Formation of Venusian channels in a shield paint substrate ; LPSC XXXV, 2098.pdf.
  • Young, D. A. 2003, Geological Evolution of Venusian Deformation Belts : Examples from Poludnista Dorsa and Oya Dorsa and Implications, Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall AGU Meeting, Abstract P41A-0396, San Francisco, CA
  • Hansen, V.L. 2003, In situ partial melting and crustal differentiation on Venus: Evidence for global scale metamorphism?, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Progs. , Paper No. 229-8, Seattle, WA
  • Hansen, V.L. 2003, Mapping tectonomagmatic planets, Planetary Geology Mapping Meeting, Brown University, RI
  • Lang, N. P. and Hansen, V.L., 2003, Geologic map of the Greenaway Quadrangle (V24), Venus, Planetary Geology Mapping Meeting, Brown University, RI
  • López, I. and Hansen, V.L., 2003, Preliminary geologic mapping of the Helen Planitia Quadrangle (V52), Venus, Planetary Geology Mapping Meeting, Brown University, RI
  • Hansen, V.L. 2003, In situ partial melt on Venus: Evidence for ancient water?, LPSC XXXIV, Houston, TX, 1152.pdf
  • Young, D. A., Bleamaster, L. F. and Hansen, V. L., 2002, Volcanism in Contrational Deformation Belts on Venus: Evidence for Point Source Crustal melting?, Western Pacific Geophy. Meet. Wellington, New Zealand, SE31C-10
  • Lang, N. P. and Hansen, V.L., 2003, Geologic Mapping of the Greenaway Quadrangle (V24), Venus, LPSC XXXIV, Houston, TX, 1990.pdf
  • López, I. and Hansen, V.L., 2003, Geologic mapping of the Helen Planitia quadrangle (V52), Venus: The first results, LPSC XXXIV, Houston, TX, 1221.pdf
  • Hansen, V.L. and Bleamaster, L.F. III, 2002, Distributed point source volcanism: a mechanism for Ôregional plainsÕ resurfacing Venus, LPSC XXXIII, Houston, TX, 1061.pdf
  • Hansen, V.L., Young, D.A., Lang, N.P., and Bleamaster, L.F. III, 2002, The plains of Aphrodite: Geohistory and modes of volcanic resurfacing, Venus, LPSC XXXIII, Houston, TX, 1121.pdf
  • Bleamaster, L.F. III and Hansen, V.L., 2002, Effects of crustal heterogeneity on the surface manifestation of chasmata: A study of the Ix Chel, Kuanja, Vir-Ava chasmata system and Devana Chasma, Venus, LPSC XXXIII, Houston, TX, 1774.pdf
  • Young D. A., 2002, Polygonal Fabrics on Venus; Polygenetic, Positive and Primary?, LPSC XXXIII, Houston, TX, 1172.pdf
  • López, I., Lillo, J. and Hansen, V.L., 2002, Volcanic spreading and regional extension on Venus: evidence from the study of Ne Ngam Mons (43¡S/258¡E), LPSC XXXIII, Houston, TX, 1072.pdf
  • Ghent, R.R., R.J. Phillips, and V.L. Hansen, 2001, Folding in a cooling crust with elasto-visco-plastic rheology: An example, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(47), T41B-0865,Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Hansen, V.L., 2001, Venus diapirs, thermal or compositional?, LPSC XXXII, Houston, TX, 1036.pdf
  • Bleamaster, L.F. III, and Hansen V.L., 2001, The Kuanja/Vir-Ava Chasmata: a coherent intrusive complex on Venus, LPSC XXXII, Houston, TX, 1316.pdf
  • Bleamaster, L.F. III, and Hansen V.L., 2001, Geology of the Ovda Regio quadrangle (V35), Venus, LPSC XXXII, Houston, TX, 2113.pdf
  • Young D.A. and Hansen V.L., 2001, Rusalka Complete: Geology of a Venusian Planitia, LPSC XXXII, Houston, TX, 2131.pdf
  • Young D. A., 2001, Regional Lineament Patterns in Rusalka Planitia, LPSC XXXII, Houston, TX, 1897.pdf
  • Young, D.A., Hansen, V.L., and Bleamaster, L.F, 2000, The plains of Aphrodite: Styles and history of volcanic resurfacing on Venus, Eos Trans. AGU P52A-05.Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Hansen, V.L., Johnson, C., Stofan, E., 2000, Invited, Venus tectonics, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Progs., Reno, NV
  • Tanaka, K.L, Anderson, R.C., Dohm, J.M, Hansen, V.L., McGill, G.E., Schultz, R.A., Watters, T.R., 2000, Invited, Planetary structural mapping: tectonics, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. Progs., Reno, NV
  • Hansen, V.L., 2000, Cautions for assumptions in planetary geologic mapping, LPSC XXXI, Houston, TX, 1453.pdf
  • Bleamaster, L.F. III, and Hansen, V.L., 2000, Geologic mapping of the Ovda Regio Quadrangle, Venus: Preliminary Results, LPSC XXXI, Houston, TX, 1788.pdf
  • Ghent, R.R., Bleamaster, L.F. III, Young, D.A. and Hansen, V.L., 2000, Venusian crustal plateaus: surface signatures of ancient mantle plumes, Mantle Plume-Lithosphere Interactions Workshop, Strasbourg, France.
  • Young, D.A. and Hansen, V.L., 2000, Initial Mapping of the Rusalka Planitia Quadrangle (V25), Venus, LPSC XXXI, Houston, TX, 1622.pdf
  • Mège, D., Chardon, D., and Hansen, V.L., 2000, Raleigh-Taylor instability-driven plume tectonics and the rheology of the Archean, Venusian, and Martian crusts, LPSC XXXI, Houston, TX, 1998.pdf

Popular Press

The subduction origin paper published in Geology (Hansen, 2007, Subduction origin on early Earth) was picked up by the popular press and highlighted by on the web by New Scientist (2007) and by Discovery News Channel (2007)Discovery News Channel also followed up with a second article (2007) highlighting three separate articles, including the above Geology paper, on a story about plate tectonics on terrestrial planets. This article was most recently featured as the cover story in Illustreret Videnskab (European version of Science Illustrated) in September 2009, and as the cover story in the January/February 2010 Science Illustrated.
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