Feel free to contact me for reprints.

In revision

In prep

Liang, X., Wang, G., Cao, W., Forster, M. A., Lister, G. S., Gao, x., Du, J., Zhao, Z., Zheng, Y., Li, J., Li., J. and Wang, Y., in revision. Lithospheric extension of accretionary wedge: An example from the Lanling high-pressure metamorphic terrane in Central Qiangtang, Tibet.

Cao, W., Gilotti, J. A., Massonne, H.-J. and Foster, C.T. Jr., in prep. Development of metamorphic textures and P-T path of kyanite eclogites from the high-pressure terrane in the North-East Greenland eclogite province.

Cao, W., Qiu, L., Yan, D.-P. and Wells, M. in prep. Calcsilicate metasomatism of amphibolite.

In press

13. Liang, X., Wang, G., Gao, J., Yang, H., Yuan, G., Li, D., Cao, W., Zheng, Y., Fang, Q., Lee, B.-S., Park, S.-I., Zhao, J., Wang, Y., in press., A late Permian–Triassic trench-slope basin in the Central Qiangtang Metamorphic Belt, Northern Tibet: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Syndepositional deformation and the Tectonic Implications.

Peer-reviewed publications

12. Cao, W., Massonne, H.-J. and Liang, X., 2021. Partial melting due to breakdown of phengite and amphibole in retrogressed eclogite: an example from the Precambrian Algonquin terrane, western Grenville Province, Canada. Precambrian Research, 352, 105965. [PDF] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105965.

11. Hernandez-Uribe, D., Palin, R., Cone, K.A. and Cao, W., 2020. Petrological implications of seafloor hydrothermal alteration on subducted mid-ocean ridge basalt. Journal of Petrology. https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egaa086.

10. Qiu L., Yan, D.-P., Yang, W.-X. , Cao, W., Ren, M., Gao, T., Dong, J. and Wang, F.-Y., 2020. The timing of brittle deformation: An example from the Cenozoic faults in the Youjiang fold-thrust belt in southwestern China. Geological Journal. 55 (10), 6799-6809. https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.3840.

9. Palin, R. M., Santosh, M., Cao, W., Li, S.-S., Hernandez-Uribe, D. and Parsons, A., 2020. Secular changes and the onset of plate tectonics on Earth. Earth-Science Reviews, 207, 103172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103172. [PDF]

8. Cao, W., Gilotti, J. A. and Massonne, H.-J., 2020. Partial melting of zoisite eclogites from the Sanddal area, North-East Greenland Caledonides. European Journal Mineralogy, 32, 405– 425. https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-32-405-2020. [PDF]

7. Cao, W. , Gilotti, J. A., Massonne, H. , Ferrando, S. and Foster, C. T., 2019. Partial melting due to breakdown of an epidote‐group mineral during exhumation of ultrahigh‐pressure eclogite: an example from the North‐East Greenland Caledonides. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 37(1), 15-39. doi:10.1111/jmg.12447.

6. Qiu, L., Yan, D.-P., Ren, M., Cao, W., Tang, S. L., Guo, Q. Y., Fan, L.T., Qiu, J. and Wang, Y. W., 2018. The source of uranium within hydrothermal uranium deposits of the Motianling mining district, Guangxi, South China. Ore Geology Reviews, 96, 201-217.

5. Cao, W., Yan, D.-P., Qiu, L., Zhang, Y. and Qiu, J., 2015. Structural style and metamorphic conditions of the Jinshajiang metamorphic belt: Nature of the Paleo-Jinshajiang orogenic belt in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 113, 748-765.

4. Li, C., Wang, Z., Wang, D., Cao, W., Yu, X., Zhou, G. and Gao, W., 2014. Crust–mantle interaction triggered by oblique subduction of the Pacific plate: geochronological, geochemical, and Hf isotopic evidence from the Early Cretaceous volcanic rocks of Zhejiang Province, southeast China. International Geology Review, 56(14), 1732-1753.

3. Dai, Y., Yu, X., Zhang, L., Cao, W., Zhu, Y. and Li, C., 2014. Geology, isotopes and geochronology of the Caijiaping Pb–Zn deposit in the North Wuyi area, South China: Implications for petrogenesis and metallogenesis. Ore Geology Reviews, 57, 116-131.

2. Yan, D.-P., Li, S., Cao, W. and Zhang, W., 2010. Multi-layer detachment crustal structure in the Longmen Mountains: Evidences from neo-tectonic deformation and geophysical data. Earth Science Frontiers, 17(5), 106-116. [in Chinese with English abstract]

1. Cao, W., Huang, C., Chen, J., Wang, L., 2009. The extraction of gold from pyrite-type gold concentrate using cyanide-free method. Chemical Engineering and Equipment, 9, 24-26. [in Chinese]

Conference abstracts (* denotes student author)

Dwyer, T.*, Cao, W., Fournelle, J. 2020. Pressure-Temperature Path of Migmatite from Lac Dumoine terrane, western Greenville Province. SUNY Fredonia Student Research Expo.

Dwyer, T.*, Cao, W., Fornelle, J. H., 2020. Pressure-temperature path of migmatite from Lac Dumoine Terrane, western Grenville Province. GSA Northeastern/Southeastern Section Meeting. [Conference canceled]

Cao, W., Massonne, H.-J., 2020. Pressure-temperature path of the high-pressure belt in eastern section of the western Grenville Province. Joint NE-SE GSA Annual Meeting. [Conference canceled]

Qiu, L., Yan, D.-P., Wells, M. L., Cao, W., Kong, R. & Yu, W., 2019. Timing of crustal melting and orogeny: Paleo-Tethys orogenic evolution from subduction to collision on eastern Tibetan Plateau. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.

Qiu, L., Yan, D.-P., Wells, M. L., Cao, W., Li, X.-T., Xu, C.-G., Yang, W. Gao, T., 2019. Thermochronological constraints on the Permo-Triassic Paleo-Tethys tectonics in eastern Tibetan Plateau. GSA Annual Meeting.

Cao, W., Massonne, H.-J., 2019. Partial melting of eclogites due to prograde breakdown of amphibole: an example from the Algonquin Terrane, Western Grenville Province, Canada. GSA Annual Meeting.

Guest, E.*, Cao, W., Massonne, H.-J., 2019. Pressure-temperature path of eclogites from the Grenville Province, Southern Ontario. Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 51, No. 1. Portland, ME. doi: 10.1130/abs/2019NE-328289.

Cao, W., Gilotti, J. A., Massonne, H.-J., Foster, C. T. Jr. (2017). Partial Melting of High-Pressure Eclogites from the North-East Greenland Caledonides. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Cao, W., Gilotti, J. A., Massonne, H.-J., Foster, C. T. Jr., Ferrando, S. (2015). Partial Melting of Ultrahigh-Pressure Eclogites from the North-East Greenland Caledonides. Geological Society of American Annual Meeting.

Cao, W., Gilotti, J. A., Massonne, H.-J., Foster, C. T. Jr. (2015). Variation of metamorphic pressure-temperature conditions in the North-East Greenland eclogite province determined from isochemical phase equilibrium diagrams. International Eclogite Conference.

Cao, W., Gilotti, J. A., Massonne, H.-J. (2014). Metamorphic Pressure-Temperature Path for Ultrahigh-Pressure Eclogites from North-East Greenland Determined from Isochemical Phase Equilibrium Diagrams, Conventional and Zr-in-rutile Thermometry. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Petrie, M., Cao, W., Cook, D.L., Cukierski, D.O., Jefferson, M., Malone, S.J., Rathbun, K., Ricci, J.S., Ward, W.P., Gilotti, J.A., Seaton, N.C.A. (2012). Microstructural and kinematic analysis of L-S tectonites from the St. Cyr area, Yukon-Tanana Terrane, Canadian Cordillera: Evidence of an overturned thrust sheet? GSA North-Central meeting. [Link]

Cao, W., Yan, D.-P., Lv, S., Qiu, J. (2010). Deformational and metamorphic sequences of Barrovian type of metamorphic belts in the mid-Jinshajiang Suture Zone, Western China, National Symposium on Petrology and Geodynamics.