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Curray, JR, Munasinghe T.  1991.  Origin of the Rajmahal Traps and the 85-Degrees-E Ridge - Preliminary Reconstructions of the Trace of the Crozet Hotspot. Geology. 19:1237-1240.   10.1130/0091-7613(1991)019<1237:ootrta>;2   AbstractWebsite

The 85-degrees-E Ridge is a buried aseismic ridge approximately parallel to and west of the Ninetyeast Ridge in the northeastern Indian Ocean. It was previously shown to be of probable volcanic origin emplaced on very young oceanic crust, but no satisfactory model of emplacement of the rocks was offered. We propose a model of origin of the Rajmahal Traps of northeastern India, the 85-degrees-E Ridge, and Afanasy Nikitin Seamount as the trace of the hotspot that now lies beneath the Crozet Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. This reconstruction places the Kerguelen hotspot, which formed the Ninetyeast Ridge, at the triple junction between Greater India, Australia, and Antartica before the breakup of eastern Gondwana.

Curray, JR, Emmel FJ, Moore DG, Raitt RW.  1982.  Structure, Tectonics, and Geological History of the Northeastern Indian-Ocean. Ocean Basins and Margins. 6:399-&.Website
Curray, JR.  2014.  The Bengal Depositional System: From rift to orogeny. Marine Geology. 352:59-69.   10.1016/j.margeo.2014.02.001   AbstractWebsite

The Bengal Depositional System is defined as the surface depositional environments and the underlying sediment accumulation extending from the alluvial, lacustrine and paludal sediments of the lower Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers, across the Bengal Delta, the Bangladesh continental shelf and slope to and including the Bengal Fan. Together it is one of the greatest sediment accumulations in the modern world, and is comparable in volume to the great sediment accumulations of the geological past. The history of formation started with the Mesozoic breakup of Eastern Gondwanaland, the northward drift of India, its collision with the southern margin of Asia, rotation and bending of the western Sunda Arc, and the penetration of the Indian continental mass into southern Asia. During this history, the regional tectonics evolved and sources and provenance of the sediments changed with the ultimate uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Curray, JR.  1989.  The Sunda Arc - a Model for Oblique Plate Convergence. Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. 24:131-140.   10.1016/0077-7579(89)90144-0   Website
Curray, JR, Shor GG, Raitt RW, Henry M.  1977.  Seismic Refraction and Reflection Studies of Crustal Structure of Eastern Sunda and Western Banda Arcs. Transactions-American Geophysical Union. 58:561-561.Website
Curray, JR.  1996.  Origin of beach ridges: Comment. Marine Geology. 136:121-125.   10.1016/s0025-3227(96)00040-0   AbstractWebsite

Tanner (1995) has proposed that most common strand plain sandy beach ridges (his swash-built type) have been formed by a sea level rise-and-fall couplet of 5-30 cm, with a periodicity which is most commonly 30-60 years, but which ranges from as little as 3 to as much as 60 years. While such a mechanism could perhaps apply to beach ridges in lakes, if sea level has fluctuated with such regularity for the past several thousand years, all open ocean beach ridge periodicities should be the same, and furthermore this sea level signal would surely have been detected by physical oceanographers. Curray et al. (1969) described a strand plain of several hundred beach ridges on the western Mexican coast with cyclic formation of ridges varying from 12.2 to 16.5 years. The mechanism of formation invoked was periodic building of offshore bars to above sea level after sufficient sand had been transported into the area and during an optimal combination of oceanographic conditions.

Curray, JR, Moore DG, Kelts K, Einsele G.  1982.  Tectonics and Geological History of the Passive Continental-Margin at the Tip of Baja California. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 64:1089-&.Website
Curray, JR, Moore DG.  1971.  Growth of Bengal Deep-Sea Fan and Denudation in Himalayas. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 82:563-&.   10.1130/0016-7606(1971)82[563:gotbdf];2   Website
Curray, JR, Moore DG.  1982.  Introduction to the Guaymas Basin and Hydrothermal Symposium. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 64:1119-1121.Website
Curray, JR, Moore DG, Belderso.Rh, Stride AH.  1966.  Continental Margin of Western Europe - Slope Progradation and Erosion. Science. 154:265-&.   10.1126/science.154.3746.265   Website
Curray, JR, Munasinghe T.  1989.  Timing of Intraplate Deformation, Northeastern Indian-Ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 94:71-77.   10.1016/0012-821x(89)90084-8   Website
Curray, JR.  1980.  Ipod Program on Passive Continental Margins. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 294:17-33.   10.1098/rsta.1980.0008   Website
Curray, JR.  1956.  The Analysis of 2-Dimensional Orientation Data. Journal of Geology. 64:117-&.Website
Curray, JR, Emmel FJ, Moore DG.  2002.  The Bengal Fan: morphology, geometry, stratigraphy, history and processes. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 19:1191-1223.   10.1016/s0264-8172(03)00035-7   AbstractWebsite

The Bengal Fan is the largest submarine fan in the world, with a length of about 3000 km, a width of about 1000 km and a maximum thickness of 16.5 km. It has been formed as a direct result of the India-Asia collision and uplift of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. It is currently supplied mainly by the confluent Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers, with smaller contributions of sediment from several other large rivers in Bangladesh and India. The sedimentary section of the fan is subdivided by seismic stratigraphy by two unconformities which have been tentatively dated as upper Miocene and lower Eocene by long correlations from DSDP Leg 22 and ODP Legs 116 and 121. The upper Miocene unconformity is the time of onset of the diffuse plate edge or intraplate deformation in the southern or lower fan. The lower Eocene unconformity, a hiatus which increases in duration down the fan, is postulated to be the time of first deposition of the fan, starting at the base of the Bangladesh slope shortly after the initial India-Asia collision. The Quaternary of the upper fan comprises a section of enormous channel-levee complexes which were built on top of the preexisting fan surface during lowered sea level by very large turbidity currents. The Quaternary section of the upper fan can be subdivided by seismic stratigraphy into four subfans, which show lateral shifting as a function of the location of the submarine canyon supplying the turbidity currents and sediments. There was probably more than one active canyon at times during the Quaternary, but each one had only one active fan valley system and subfan at any given time. The fan currently has one submarine canyon source and one active fan valley system which extends the length of the active subfan. Since the Holocene rise in sea level, however, the head of the submarine canyon lies in a mid-shelf location, and the supply of sediment to the canyon and fan valley is greatly reduced from the huge supply which had existed during Pleistocene lowered sea level. Holocene turbidity currents are small and infrequent, and the active channel is partially filled in about the middle of the fan by deposition from these small turbidity currents. Channel migration within the fan valley system occurs by avulsion only in the upper fan and in the upper middle fan in the area of highest rates of deposition. Abandoned fan valleys are filled rapidly in the upper fan, but many open abandoned fan valleys are found on the lower fan. A sequence of time of activity of the important open channels is proposed, culminating with formation of the one currently active channel at about 12,000 years BP. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Curray, JR, Moore DG, Smith SM, Chase TE.  1982.  Underway Geophysical-Data from Deep-Sea Drilling Project Leg-64 - Navigation, Bathymetry, Magnetics, and Seismic Profiles. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 64:505-507.Website
Curray, JR.  1977.  Modes of Emplacement of Prospective Hydrocarbon Reservoir Rocks of Outer Continental-Margin Environments. Aapg Bulletin-American Association of Petroleum Geologists. 61:778-778.Website
Curray, JR, Moore DG.  1982.  Introduction to the Baja California Passive-Margin-Transect Symposium. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. 64:1067-1069.Website
Curray, JR, Nason RD.  1967.  San Andreas Fault North of Point Arena California. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 78:413-&.   10.1130/0016-7606(1967)78[413:safnop];2   Website
Curray, JR.  1991.  Possible Greenschist Metamorphism at the Base of a 22-Km Sedimentary Section, Bay of Bengal. Geology. 19:1097-1100.   10.1130/0091-7613(1991)019<1097:pgmatb>;2   AbstractWebsite

Reinterpretation of seismic refraction and reflection data in the Bay of Bengal suggests a maximum thickness of sedimentary deposits of more than 22 km beneath the Bangladesh continental shelf. Revised correlation of an early Eocene unconformity-which is interpreted as representing the time of the India-Asia collision-subdivides these deposits into (1) a Cretaceous and Paleocene continental-rise section up to 6 km thick off the Indian margin and (2) 16 km of overlying Bengal Fan sediments and sedimentary rocks derived mainly from erosion of the region uplifted following the collision. Pressure and temperature conditions within the deeply buried continental rise are in the field of greenschist facies metamorphism. The resulting metasedimentary rocks would have velocities and densities compatible with the refraction data and isostatic calculations.

Curray, JR, Emmel FJ.  1981.  Demise of the Diamantina Dent. Marine Geology. 40:M69-M72.   10.1016/0025-3227(81)90140-7   Website
Curray, JR.  1961.  Late Quaternary Sea Level - a Discussion. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 72:1707-1712.   10.1130/0016-7606(1961)72[1707:lqslad];2   Website
Curray, JR.  2005.  Tectonics and history of the Andaman Sea region. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 25:187-228.   10.1016/j.jseaes.2004.09.001   AbstractWebsite

The Andaman Sea is an active backarc basin lying above and behind the Sunda subduction zone where convergence between the overriding Southeast Asian plate and the subducting Australian plate is highly oblique. The effect of the oblique convergence has been formation of a sliver plate between the subduction zone and a complex right-lateral fault system. The late Paleocene collision of Greater India and Asia with approximately normal convergence started clockwise rotation and bending of the northern and western Sunda Arc. The initial sliver fault, which probably started in the Eocene, extended through the outer arc ridge offshore from Sumatra, through the present region of the Andaman Sea into the Sagaing Fault. With more oblique convergence due to the rotation, the rate of strike-slip motion increased and a series of extensional basins opened obliquely by the combination of backarc extension and the strike-slip motion. These basins in sequence are the Mergui Basin starting at similar to 32 Ma, the conjoined Alcock and Sewell Rises starting at similar to 23 Ma, East Basin separating the rises from the foot of the continental slope starting at similar to 15 Ma; and finally at similar to 4 Ma, the present plate edge was formed, Alcock and Sewell Rises were separated by formation of the Central Andaman Basin, and the faulting moved onshore from the Mentawai Fault to the Sumatra Fault System bisecting Sumatra. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.