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60. Garrett, E., Brader, M., Melnick, D., Bedford, J., and Aedo, D., 2018, First Field Evidence of Coseismic Land-Level Change Associated with the 25 December 2016 Mw 7.6 Chiloé, Chile, Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

59. Melnick, D., S. Li, M. Moreno, M. Cisternas, J. Jara-Muñoz, R. L. Wesson, A. Nelson, J.-C. Báez, and Z. Deng, 2018, Back to full interseismic plate locking decades after the giant 1960 Chile earthquake, Nature Communications. pdf

58. Jaramillo, E., Duarte, C., Labra, F.A., Lagos, N.A., Peruzzo, B., Silva, R., Velasquez, C., Manzano, M., Melnick, D., 2018. Resilience of an aquatic macrophyte to an anthropogenically induced environmental stressor in a Ramsar wetland of southern Chile. Ambio, v. pdf

57. Moreno, M., Li, S., Melnick, D., Bedford, J.R., Baez, J.C., Motagh, M., Metzger, S., Vajedian, S., Sippl, C., Gutknecht, B.D., Contreras-Reyes, E., Deng, Z., Tassara, A., Oncken, O., 2018. Chilean megathrust earthquake recurrence linked to frictional contrast at depth. Nature Geoscience, v. 11, p. 285-290. pdf  

56. Jaramillo, E., N. A. Lagos, F. A. Labra, E. Paredes, E. Acuña, D. Melnick, M. Manzano, C. Velásquez, and C. Duarte, 2018, Recovery of black-necked swans, macrophytes and water quality in a Ramsar wetland of southern Chile: Assessing resilience following sudden anthropogenic disturbances, Science of The Total Environment, v. 628–629, p. 291-301, pdf

55. Ruiz, S., M. Moreno, D. Melnick, F. del Campo, P. Poli, J.-C. Baez, F. Leyton, and R. Madariaga, 2017, Reawakening of large earthquakes in South-Central Chile: The 2016 Mw7.6 Chiloé event, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44, p. 6633-6640. pdf

54. Jara-Muñoz, J., Melnick, D., Zambrano, P., Rietbrock, A., Gonzalez, J., Argandoña, B., Strecker, M.R., 2017, Quantifying offshore forearc deformation and splay-fault slip using drowned Pleistocene shorelines, Arauco Bay, Chile, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 122, p4529-4558. pdf

53. Melnick, D., Yildirim, C., Hilemann, C., Garcin, Y., Çiner, A., Pérez-Gussinyé, M. & Strecker, M.R., 2017, Slip along the Sultanhanı Fault in Central Anatolia from deformed Pleistocene shorelines of palaeo-lake Konya and implications for seismic hazards in low-strain regions, Geophysical Journal International, v. 209, p. 1431-1454. pdf

52. Jaramillo, E., D. Melnick, J.-C. Báez, H. Montecino, N. Lagos, E. Acuña, M. Manzano, and P. Camus, 2017, Calibrating coseismic land-level changes using leveling, GPS and intertidal biota for the 2014 Iquique (Mw=8.2) earthquake (northern Chile). PLoS ONE, v. 12, p. e0174348. pdf

51. Li, S., Moreno, M., Bedford, J., Rosenau, M., Heidbach, O., Melnick, D. and Oncken, O., 2017, Postseismic uplift of the Andes following the 2010 Maule earthquake: implications for mantle rehology, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44, p. 1768-1776. pdf

50. Melnick, D., M. Moreno, J. Quinteros, J.-C. Báez, S. Li, Z. Deng, S. Li, and O. Oncken, 2017, The super-interseismic phase of the megathrust earthquake cycle in Chile, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44, p. 784-791. pdf 
Highlight by J. Loveless. pdf 

49. Garcin, Y., Schildgen, T.F., Torres-Acosta, V., Melnick, D., Guillemoteau, J., Willenbring, J., Strecker, M.R., 2017. Increased eroison during the African Humid Period: evidence from the northern Kenya Rift. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 459, p. 68-59. pdf

48. Georgieva, V., Melnick, D., Schildgen, T.F., Ehlers, T.A., Lagabrielle, Y., Enkelmann, E., Strecker, M.R., 2016. Tectonic control on rock uplift and topography above oceanic-ridge collision - Southern Patagonian Andes (47°S), Chile. Tectonics, v. 35. p. 1317-1341. pdf

47. Melnick, D. 2016. Rise of the central Andean coast by earthquakes straddling the Moho. Nature Geoscience, v. 9, n. 5, 401-407. pdf  
News&View by R. Briggs. pdf

46. Jara-Muñoz, J., Melnick, D., and Strecker, M.R., 2016. TerraceM: a MATLAB tool to analyse marine and lacustrine terraces using high-resolution topography: Geosphere, v.12, p. 1-20. pdf 
codes available at:

45. De Gelder, G., D. Fernandez-Blanco, R. Lacassin, R. Armijo, A. Delorme, J. Jara-Muñoz, and D. Melnick, 2015, Corinth terraces revisited: Improved paleoshoreline determination using Pleiades-DEM, Geotectonic Research, 97, 12-14. pdf

44. Bernhardt, A., Melnick, D., Jara-Muñoz, J., Argandoña, B., and González, J., 2015. Differential development of the BioBío canyon and its tributary, offshore Chile: Implications for the controls of canyon activity during sealevel highstand: Geosphere, v. 11, p. 1-31. pdf

43. Wesson, R., Melnick, D., Cisternas, M., Moreno, M., and Ely, L., 2015. Vertical crustal movements during a complete seismic cycle at Isla Santa María, Chile: Nature Geoscience, v. 8, p. 547-551. pdf     News&View by A. Meltzner. pdf - Highlight in Science pdf

42. Bernhardt, A., Melnick, D., Hebbeln, D., Luckge, A., Strecker, M.R., 2015. Turbidite paleoseismology along the Chilean continental margin – feasible or not?: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 120, p. 71-92. pdf

41. Rodil, I., Jaramillo, E., Hubbard, D. M., Dugan, J. E., Melnick, D., and Velasquez, C., 2015. Responses of dune plant communities to continental uplift from a major earthquake: sudden releases from coastal squeeze: PLoS ONE, v. 10, p. e0124334. pdf

40. Jara-Muñoz, J., Melnick, D., Brill, D., Strecker, M.R., 2015. Segmentation of the 2010 Maule Chile earthquake rupture from a joint analysis of uplifted marine terraces and seismic-cycle deformation patterns. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 113, p. 171-192. pdf

39. Jara-Muñoz, J. and Melnick, D., 2015. Unraveling sea-level variations and tectonic uplift in wave-built marine terraces, Santa María Island, Chile: Quaternary Research, v. 83, pp. 216-228. pdf

38. Blanco-Chao, R., Pedoja, K., Witt, C., Martinod, J., Husson, L., Regard, V., Audin, L., Nexer, M., Delcaillau, B., Saillard, M., Melnick, D., Dumont, J.F., Santana, E., Navarrete, E., Martillo, C., Pappalardo, M., Ayala, L., Araya, J.F., Feal-Perez, A., Correa, D., Arozarena-Llopis, I., 2014. The rock coast of South and Central America, In: Kennedy, D.M., Stephenson, W.J., Naylor, L. (Eds.), Rock Coast Geomorphology: A Global Synthesis. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, London, v. 40, pp. 153-189. pdf

37. Pedoja, K., Husson, L., Johnson, M., Melnick, D., Witt, C., Pochat, S., Nexer, M., Delcaillau, B., Pinegina, T., Poprawski, Y., Authemayou, C., Elliot, M., Regard, V., Garestier, F., 2014. Coastal staircase sequences reflecting sea-level oscillations and tectonic uplift during the Quaternary and Neogene: Earth Science Reviews, v. 132, p. 13-38. pdf

36. Li, S., Moreno, M., Rosenau, M., Melnick, D., Oncken, O., 2014, Splay fault triggering by great subduction earthquakes inferred from finite element models, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, p. 385-391. pdf

35. Melnick, D., Moreno, M., Motagh, M., Cisternas, M., and Wesson, R. L., 2013, Splay fault slip during the M w 8.8 2010 Maule Chile earthquake: REPLY to comment by Allmendinger et al.: Geology, v. 41, no. 12, p. e310. pdf

34. Yildirim, C., Melnick, D., Ballato, P., Schildgen, T. F., Echtler, H., A., E., Gunec, K., and Strecker, M. R.,2013,  Late Pleistocene coastal uplift along the northern margin of the central Anatolian plateau: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 81, p. 12-28. pdf

33. Yildirim, C., Schildgen, T.F., Echtler, H., Melnick, D., Bookhagen, B., Çiner, A., Niederman, S., Merchel, S., Martschini, M., Steier, P., and Strecker, M.R., 2013, Tectonic and climatic implications of fluvial incision at the northern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau based on multiple cosmogenic nuclides: Tectonics, v. 32, p.1-14. pdf

32. Ozsayin, E., Ciner, A., Rojay, B., Dirik, K., Melnick, D., Fernandez-Blanco, D., Bertotti, G., Schildgen, T. F., Garcin, Y., Strecker, M. R., and Sudo, M., 2013, Plio-Quaternary Extensional Tectonics of the Central Anatolian Plateau: A case study from the Tuz Gölü Basin, Turkey: Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 22, p. 619-714. pdf

31. Melnick, D., Moreno, M., Cisternas, M., and Tassara, A., 2012, Darwin seismic gap closed by the 2010 Maule earthquake: Andean Geology, v. 39, n. 3, p. 558-563. pdf

30. Garcin, Y., Melnick, D., Strecker, M.R., Olago, D., Tiercelin, J.-J., 2012, East African mid-Holocene wet–dry transition recorded in palaeo-shorelines of Lake Turkana, northern Kenya Rift: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 331-332, p. 322-334. pdf

29. Melnick, D., Garcin, Y., Quinteros, J., Strecker, M.R., Olago, D., Tiercelin, J.-J., 2012, Steady rifting in northern Kenya inferred from deformed Holocene lake shorelines of the Suguta and Turkana basins: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 331-332, p. 335-346. pdf

28. Melnick, D., Cisternas, M., Moreno, M., and Norambuena, R., 2012, Estimating coseismic coastal uplift with an intertidal mussel: calibration for the 2010 Maule Chile earthquake (Mw=8.8): Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 42, p. 29-42. pdf

27. Jaramillo, E., Dugan, J. E., Hubbard, D. M., Melnick, D., Manzano, M., Duarte, C., Campos, C., and Sanchez, R., 2012, Ecological Implications of Extreme Events: Footprints of the 2010 Earthquake along the Chilean Coast: PLoS ONE, v. 7, p. e35348. pdf

26. Moreno, M., Melnick, D., Rosenau, M., Baez, J. C., Klotz, J., Oncken, O., Tassara, A., Bataille, K., Chen, J., Socquet, A., Bevis, M., Bolte, J., Vigny, C., Brooks, B., Simons, M., Grund, V., Smalley, R., Carrizo, D., Bartsch, M., and Hase, H., 2012, Toward understanding tectonic control on the Mw 8.8 2010 Maule Chile earthquake: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 321, p. 152-165. pdf

25. Melnick, D., Moreno, M., Motagh, M., Cisternas, M., and Wesson, R., 2012, Splay fault slip during the Mw 8.8 2010 Maule Chile earthquake: Geology, v. 40, p. 251-254. pdf

24. Yıldırım, C., Schildgen, T., Echtler, H., Melnick, D., and Strecker, M., 2011, Late Neogene and active orogenic uplift in the Central Pontides associated with the North Anatolian Fault; implications for the northern margin of the Central Anatolian Plateau, Turkey: Tectonics, v. 30, p. TC5005. pdf

23. Moreno, M., Melnick, D., Rosenau, M., Bolte, J., Klotz, J., Echtler, H., Baez, J.C., Bataille, K., Chen, J., Bevis, M., and Oncken, O., 2011, Heterogeneous plate locking in the South-Central Chile subduction zone: building up the next great earthquake: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 305, p. 413-424. pdf

22. Vargas, G., Farías, M., Carretier, S., Tassara, A., Baize, S., and Melnick, D., 2011, Coastal uplift and tsunami effects associated to the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule earthquake in Central Chile: Andean Geology, v. 38, p. 219-238. pdf

21. Stefer, S., Moernaut, J., Melnick, D., Echtler, H.P., Arz, H.W., Lamy, F., De Batist, M., Oncken, O., and Haug, G.H., 2010, Forearc uplift rates deduced from sediment cores of two coastal lakes in south-central Chile: Tectonophysics, v. 495, p. 123-143. pdf

20. Farías, M., Vargas, G., Tassara, A., Carretier, S., Baize, S., Melnick, D., and Bataille, K., 2010, Land-level changes produced by the 2010 Mw 8.8 Chile earthquake, Science, v. 329, p. 916. pdf 

19. Scalabrino, B., LaGabrielle, Y., Malavieille, J., Dominguez, S., Melnick, D., Espinoza, F., Suarez, M., and Rossello, E. A., 2010, A morphotectonic analysis of Central Patagonian Cordillera. Negative inversion of the Andean belt over a buried spreading center?, Tectonics, v. 29, TC2010. pdf

18. Moreno, M.S., Bolte, J., Klotz, J., Melnick, D., 2009, Impact of megathrust geometry on inversion of coseismic slip from geodetic data: Application to the 1960 Chile earthquake: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 36, p. L16310. pdf

17. Garcin, Y., Junginger, A., Melnick, D., Olago, D.O., Strecker, M.R., Trauth, M.H., 2009, Late Pleistocene-Holocene rise and collapse of the Lake Suguta, northern Kenya Rift: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28, p. 911-925. pdf

16. Melnick, D., Bookhagen, B., Strecker, M., and Echtler, H., 2009, Segmentation of megathrust rupture zones from forearc deformation patterns over hundreds to millions of years, Arauco Peninsula, Chile: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, p. B01407. pdf

15. Moreno, M. Klotz, J., Melnick, D., Echtler, H., Bataille, K., 2008, Active faulting and heterogeneous deformation across a megathrust segment boundary from GPS data, south-central Chile (36-39°S), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 9, Q12024.

14. Melnick, D., Bookhagen, B., Echtler, H., and Strecker, M., 2006, Coastal deformation and great subduction earthquakes, Isla Santa María, Chile (37°S): Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 1463-1480. pdf

13. Melnick, D., Charlet, F., Echtler, H.P., and De Batist, M., 2006, Incipient axial collapse of the Main Cordillera and strain partitioning gradient between the Central and Patagonian Andes, Lago Laja, Chile: Tectonics, v. 25, p. TC5004. pdf

12. Melnick, D., and Echtler, H.P., 2006, Inversion of forearc basins in south-central Chile caused by rapid glacial age trench fill: Geology, v. 34, p. 709-712. pdf

11. Melnick, D., Folguera, A., and Ramos, V.A., 2006, Structural control on arc volcanism: The Caviahue-Copahue complex, Central to Patagonian Andes transition (38S): Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 22, p. 66-88. pdf

10. Rosenau, M., Melnick, D., and Echtler, H., 2006, Kinematic constraints on intra-arc shear and strain partitioning in the Southern Andes between 38°S and 42°S latitude: Tectonics, v. 25, p. TC4013. pdf

9. Bookhagen, B., Echtler, H.P., Melnick, D., Strecker, M.R., and Spencer, J.Q.G., 2006, Using uplifted Holocene beach berms for paleoseismic analysis on the Santa María Island, south-central Chile: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 33, p. L15302. pdf

8. Melnick, D., Rosenau, M., Folguera, A., and Echtler, H., 2006, Neogene tectonic evolution of the Neuquén Andes western flank (37-39°S), in Kay, S.M., and Ramos, V.A., eds., Evolution of an Andean margin: A tectonic and magmatic view from the Andes to the Neuquen Basin (35-39°S lat), Volume 407, Geological Society of America Special Paper, p. 73-95. pdf

7. Melnick, D., and Echtler, H.P., 2006, Morphotectonic and geologic digital map compilations of the south-central Andes (36-42°S), in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin Heidelberg New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 565-568. 

6. Glodny, J., Echtler, H., Figueroa, O., Franz, G., Grfe, K., Kemnitz, H., Kramer, W., Krawczyk, C., Lohrmann, J., Lucassen, F., Melnick, D., Rosenau, M., and Seifert, W., 2006, Long-term geological evolution and mass-flow balance of the South-Central Andes, in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 401-428.

5. Götze, H.-J., Alten, M., Burger, H., Goni, P., Melnick, D., Mohr, S., Munier, K., Ott, N., Reutter, K.J., and Schmidt, S., 2006, A 3D Geoinformation System of the SFB 267 for the Andes - from ink-painted maps to digital data bases, in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer, p. 539-556.

4. Hackney, R., Echtler, H., Franz, G., Gtze, H.J., Lucassen, F., Marchenko, D., Melnick, D., Meyer, U., Schmidt, S., Tarov, Z., Tassara, A., and Wienecke, S., 2006, The Segmented Overriding Plate and Coupling at the South-Central Chilean Margin (36-42°S), in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 355-374.

3. Haschke, M., Günther, A., Melnick, D., Echtler, H., Reutter, K.J., Scheuber, E., and Oncken, O., 2006, Andean tectonic evolution inferred from spatial and temporal variations in arc magmatism, in Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M., and Wigger, P., eds., The Andes - Active Subduction Orogeny, Volume 1: Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 337-353.

2. Folguera, A., Ramos, V.A., and Melnick, D., 2003, Recurrencia en el desarrollo de cuencas de intraarco. Cordillera Neuquina (37°30'-38°S): Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, v. 58, p. 3-19.

1. Folguera, A., Ramos, V.A., and Melnick, D., 2002, Transición de los Andes Patagónicos a los Andes Centrales: Extremo norte del sistema de Liquiñe-Ofqui (38°S): Revista Geológica de Chile, v. 29, p. 227-240.
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