Office Phone: (707) 664-2002
Course I Teach
GEOL 102: Our Dynamic Earth
GEOL 110: Natural Disasters
GEOL 120: Regional Field Geology
GEOL 303: Advanced Principles of Geology
GEOL 304: Geological Mapping and Report Writing
GEOL 309: Computer Applications in Geology
GEOL 310: Geophysics
GEOL 317: Structural Geology
GEOL 318: Structural Geology Field
GEOL 420: Integrated Field Experience (i.e., "Senior Field")
The kinematics of fold and thrust belts with particular interest in how microstructures and incremental strain patterns contribute to large scale thrust sheet emplacement.
1) Quantifying the kinematic vorticity in a transpressional zone in the Eastern Sierra in an effort to understand how these deep rooted shear zones accommodate extrusion and how these mechanisms link up to the seismically active brittle crust
2) Kinematic vorticity analysis coupled with a detailed pressure-temperature path study to determine the mechanism of exhumation within the North American Cordillera.
3) Mechanisms and geometry of
folding along the San Andreas Fault in northern
4) Mathematically modeling crystallographic fabric development with particular attention to dynamic strain histories.
5) Finite element modeling of non-planar thrust surfaces.
6) Evaluating the effectiveness of Flinn's k-value and Lode's ratio using synthetic strain data.
7) Kinematics-based numerical modeling of the Moine thrust zone, NW Scotland.
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Office phone: (707) 664-2002