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* Sleep, N.H., and M.L. Blanpied. Creep, compaction and the weak rheology of major faults. Nature, v. 359, pp. 687-692.
* Parsons, T., N.H. Sleep, and G.A. Thompson. Host rock rheology controls on the emplacement of tabular instrusions: implications for underplating of extended crust. Tectonics, v. 11, pp. 1348-1356.
* Anders, M.H., and N.H. Sleep. Magnatism and extension: the thermal and mechanical effects of the Yellowstone hotspot. J. Geophys. Res., v. 97, pp. 15379-15393.
G. Schubert, S.C. Solomon, D.L. Turcotte, M.J. Drake, and N.H. Sleep, Origin and thermal evolution of Mars, in Mars, edited by H. H. Kieffer, B. M. Jakosky, C. W. Snyder, and M. S. Matthews, pp. 147-183, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
* Hey, R.N., J.M. Sinton, M.C. Kleinrock, R.N. Yonover, K.C. Macdonald, S.P. Miller, R.C. Searle, D.M. Christie, T.M. Atwater, N.H. Sleep, H.P. Johnson, and C.A. Neal. ALVIN investigation of an active propagating rift system, Galapagos 95.5¡W. Marine Geophysical Researches, v. 14, pp. 207-226.
* Sleep, N.H.. Archean plate tectonics: what can be learned from continental geology? Can. J. Earth Sci., v. 29, pp. 2066-2071.
* Sleep, N.H. Martian plate tectonics. J. Geophys. Res., v. 99, pp. 5639-5655.
* Parsons, T., G. A. Thompson, and N.H. Sleep. Mantle plume influence on the Neogene uplift and extension of the U. S. western cordillera. Geology, v. 22, pp. 83-86.
* Sleep, N.H. Lithospheric thinning by midplate mantle plumes and the thermal history of hot plume material ponded at sublithospheric depths. J. Geophys. Res., v. 99, pp. 9327-9343.
* Sleep, N.H., and M.L. Blanpied. Ductile creep and compaction: a mechanism for transiently increasing fluid pressure in mostly sealed fault zones. Pure Applied Geophys., v. 143, pp. 9-40.
* Sleep, N.H. Grain size and chemical controls on ductile properties of mostly frictional faults at low-temperature hydrothermal conditions. Pure Applied Geophys., v. 143, pp. 41-60.
* Sleep, N. H., Ductile creep, compaction, and rate and state dependent friction within major fault zones, J. Geophys. Res., v. 100, pp. 13065-13080.
* Sleep, N. H., Frictional heating and the stability of rate and state dependent frictional sliding, Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 22, pp. 2785-2788.
* Sleep, N. H., Plate tectonics and the evolution of climate, Rev. Geophys. Suppl., v. 33, pp. 199-203.
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Zahnle, K. J., and N. H. Sleep, Impacts and the early evolution of life, in Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life, edited by P. J. Thomas, C. F. Chyba, and C. P. McKay, pp. 175-208, Springer, New York.
* Sleep, N.H., and G.A. Barth, The nature of oceanic lower crust and shallow mantle emplaced at low spreading rates, Tectonophysics, v. 279, pp. 181-191.
* Sleep, N. H., Application of a unified rate and state friction theory to the mechanics of fault zones with strain localization, J. Geophys. Res., v. 102, pp. 2875-2895.
* Sleep, N. H., Lateral flow and ponding of starting plume material, J. Geophys. Res., v. 102, pp. 10001-10012.
* Sleep, N. H., Rake dependent rate and state friction, J. Geophys. Res., v. 103, pp. 7111-7119.
* Sleep, N. H., and K. Zahnle, Refugia from asteroid impacts on early Mars and the early Earth, J. Geophys. Res., v. 103, pp. 28,529-28,544.
* Ebinger, C. J., and N. H. Sleep, Cenozoic magmatism throughout East Africa resulting from impact of a single plume, Nature, v. 395, pp. 1788-791.
* Sleep, N. H., Rate- and stat-dependent friction of intact rock and gouge, J. Geophys. Res., v. 104, pp. 17,847-17,855.
* Sleep, N. H., Effects of the extrusion of fault gouge on frictional sliding, J. Geophys. Res., v. 104, pp. 23,023-23,032.
* Sleep, N. H., E. Richardson, and C. Marone, Physics of friction and strain localization in synthetic fault gouge, J. Geophys. Res., v. 105, pp. 25.875-25,890.
* Sleep, N. H., Evolution of the mode of convection within terrestrial planets, J. Geophys. Res., v. 105, pp. 17,563-17,578.
* Sleep, N. H., and K. Zahnle, Carbon dioxide cycling and implications for climate on ancient Earth, J. Geophys. Res., v. 106, pp. 1373-1399.
* Sleep, N. H., K. Zahnle, and P. S. Neuhoff, Initiation of clement surface conditions on the early Earth, PNAS., v. 98, pp. 3666-3672. sleepclement.pdf
* Nisbet, E. G., and N. H. Sleep, The habitat and nature of early life, Nature, v. 409, pp. 1083 - 1091.
* Sleep, N. H., Self-organization of crustal faulting and tectonics, Int. Geol. Rev., v. 44, pp. 83-96.
* Sleep, N. H., Ridge-crossing mantle plumes and gaps in tracks, Geochem. Geophys., Geosystems, v. 3 (2001GC000290).
* Sleep, N. H., Local lithospheric relief associated with fracture zones and ponded plume material, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, v. 3 (2001GC000376).
* Meibom, A., N. H. Sleep, , C. P. Chamberlain, R. G. Coleman, R. Frei, M. T. Hren, and J. L. Wooden, Re-Os isotopic evidence for long-lived heterogeneity and euilibration processes in the Earth's upper mantle, Nature, v. 418, pp. 705-708.
* Sleep, N. H., C. J. Ebinger, and J.-M. Kendall, Defection of mantle plume material by cratonic keels, in The Early Earth: Physical, Chemical and Biological Development, edited by C. M. R. Fowler, C.J. Ebinger and C.J. Hawkesworth, Geological Society London, Spec. Pub. 199, pp. 135-150.
* K. Zahnle and N. H. Sleep, Carbon dioxide cycling through the mantle and implications for the climate of ancient Earth in The Early Earth: Physical, Chemical and Biological Development, edited C.M.R.Fowler, C.J. Ebinger and C.J. Hawkesworth, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 199, pp. 231-257.
* Sleep, N. H., Simple features of mantle-wide convection and the interpretation of lower-mantle tomograms (Les traits simples de la convection du manteau entier et linterprétation des tomogrammes du manteau inférieur), Comptes Rendus Geosciences, v. 335(1), pp. 9-22.
* Sleep, N. H., Survival of Archean cratonal lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., v. 108 (2001JB000169).
* Meibom, A., D. L. Anderson, N. H. Sleep, R. Frei, C. P. Chamberlain, M. T. Hren, and J. L. Wooden, Are high He-3/He-4 ratios in oceanic basalts an indicator of deep-mantle plume components?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.,208, 197-204.
Nisbet, E.. G., and N. H. Sleep, The Physical Setting for Early Life, in Evolution on Planet Earth, edited by L. J. Rothschild and A. M. Lister, pp. 3-34, Academic Press, Amsterdam.
* Sleep, N. H., Fate of mantle plume material trapped within a lithospheric catchment with reference to Brazil, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, v. 4 (2002GC000464).
* Sleep, N. H., Geodynamic implications of xenolith geotherms, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, v. 4 (2003GC000511).
* Nyblade, A. A., and N. H. Sleep, Long lasting epeirogenic uplift from mantle plumes and the origin of the Southern African Plateau, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, v. 4 (2003GC000573)
* Sleep, N. H., A. Meibom, Th. Fridriksson, R. G. Coleman, and D. K. Bird, H2-rich fluids from serpentinization: Geochemical and biotic implications, PNAS., v. 101, pp. 12818-12823.
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* Meibom, A.; R. Frei, and N. H. Sleep, Osmium isotopic compositions of Os-rich platinum group element alloys from the Klamath and Siskiyou Mountains J. Geophys. Res. v.109 (2003JB002602)
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*Rosing, M. T., D. K. Bird, N. H. Sleep, W. Glassley, , and F. Albarede, The rise of continents - An essay on the geologic consequences of photosynthesis, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, v. 232(2-4), p. 99-113.
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*Sleep, N. H., Real contacts and evolution laws for rate and state friction, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., v. 7: Art. No. Q08012.
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*Sleep, N. H., Strategy for Applying Neutrino Geophysics to the Earth Sciences Including Planetary Habitability, Earth, Moon, and Planets, v. 99, p. 343358, DOI 10.1007/s11038-006-9103-9.
*Sleep, N. H. and D. K. Bird, Niches of the pre-photosynthetic biosphere and geologic preservation of Earth’s earliest ecology, Geobiology, v. 5, pp. 101-117.
*Sleep, N. H., Plate tectonics through time, Treatise on Geophysics Volume 9, G. Schubert (ed.), Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 101-117.
*Zahnle, K., N. Arndt, C. Cockell, A. Halliday, E. Nisbet, F. Selsis, and N. H. Sleep,Emergence of a Habitable Planet, Space Science Reviews, v. 129, pp. 35-78.
*Sleep, N. H., Weak thermal convection within tilted plume conduits, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8, Q11005, doi:10.1029/2007GC001680.*Sleep, N. H., Edge-modulated stagnant-lid convection and volcanic passive margins, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8, Q12004, doi:10.1029/2007GC001672.
*Hagin P., N. H. Sleep, M. D. Zoback, Application of rate-and-state friction laws to creep compaction of unconsolidated sand under hydrostatic loading conditions, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B05420, doi:10.1029/2006JB004286.
*Sleep, N. H. Origins of the plume hypothesis and some of its implications, Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Pap. 430, eds. G. R. Foulger and D. M. Jurdy, p. 29-45.
*Sleep, N. H., and M. D. Zoback, 2007, Did Earthquakes Keep the Early Crust Habitable?, Astrobiology, 7(6), 1023-1032.
*Sleep, N. H., and S. Ma, Production of brief extreme ground acceleration pulses by nonlinear mechanisms in the shallow subsurface, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q03008, doi:10.1029/2007GC001863.
*Sleep, N. H. Channeling at the base of the lithosphere during the lateral flow of plume material beneath flow line hot spots, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Q08005, doi:10.1029/2008GC002090.
*Sleep, N. H., and P. Hagin Nonlinear attenuation and rock damage during strong seismic ground motions, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q10015, doi:10.1029/2008GC002045.
*Sleep, N. H. and D. K. Bird Evolutionary ecology during the rise of dioxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B, vol. 363. p. 2651-2664.
*Goldblatt, C., K. J. Zahnle, N. H. Sleep, and E. G. Nisbet, The Eons of Chaos and Hades. Solid Earth Discuss., 1, 47-53, 2009
*Sleep, N. H. (2009), Stagnant lid convection and the thermal subsidence of sedimentary basins with reference to Michigan, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q12015, doi:10.1029/2009GC002881.
*Tarduno, J. H.-P. Bunge, N. Sleep, and U. Hansen Science 3 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5923, pp. 50 - 53, DOI: 10.1126/science.1161256.
*Sleep, N. H.Anthropic Knots and the Rise of Life. Astrobiology. March 2009, 9(2): 251-252. doi:10.1089/ast.2008.0927.
*Sleep, N. H. (2009), Stagnant lid convection and carbonate metasomatism of the deep continental lithosphere, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q11010, doi:10.1029/2009GC002702.
*Sleep, N. H., Depth of Rock Damage from Strong Seismic Ground Motions near the 2004 Parkfield Mainshock, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America; October 2009; v. 99; no. 5; p. 3067-3076; DOI: 10.1785/0120090065.
*Sleep, N. H. (2010), Sudden and gradual compaction of shallow brittle porous rocks, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JB006719, in press.
*Sleep, N. H. Nonlinear Behavior of Strong Surface Waves Trapped in Sedimentary Basins. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Apr 2010; 100: 826 - 832.
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