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G & G research in Crustal Evolution of Western North America


G & G geologist and geophysicist conduct research on the tectonics and crustal evolution of Western North America. Selected references include:

Bacon, S.N., Jayko, A.S., and McGeehin, J.P., 2005, Holocene and latest Pleistocene oblique dextral faulting on the southern Inyo Mountains fault, Owens Lake Basin, California: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 95, no. 6, p. 2472-2485.

Fisher, M.A., Langenheim, V.E., Sorlien, C.C., Dartnell, P., Sliter, R.W., Cochrane, G.R., and Wong, F.L., 2005, Recent deformation along the offshore Malibu Coast, Dume, and related faults west of Point Dume, southern California: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 95, no. 6, p. 2486-2500.

Glen, J.M.G., Schmidt, J.M., and Morin, R., 2007,  Gravity and magnetic character of south-central Alaska:  constraints on geologic and tectonic interpretations and implications for mineral exploration, in Ridgway, K.D., Trop, J.M., Glen, J.M.G., and O’Neill, J.M., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional contiental margin:  crustal evolution of southern Alaska:  Geological Society of America, Special Paper 431, p. 593-622.

Glen, J.M.G., Schmidt, J., Pellerin, L., McPhee, D.K., and  O’Neill, J.M., 2007,  Crustal structure of Wrangellia and adjacent terranes inferred from geophysical studies along a transect through the northern Talkeetna Mountains, in Ridgway, K.D., Trop, J.M., Glen, J.M.G., and O’Neill, J.M., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional contiental margin:  Crustal evolution of southern Alaska:  Geological Society of America, Special Paper 431, p. 21-42. 

Graymer, R.W., 2005, Jurassic-Cretaceous assembly of central California, in Stevens, C. and Cooper, J., eds., Mesozoic tectonic assembly of California: Pacific Section SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Book 96, p. 21-64.

Lerch, D.W., Klemperer, S.L., Glen, J.M.G., Ponce, D.A., Miller, E.L., and Colgan, J.P., 2007, Crustal structure of the northwestern Basin and Range Province and its transition to unextended volcanic plateaus:  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 8, no. 2, Q02011, doi: 10.1029/2006GC001429.

McCaffrey, R., Qamar, A.I., King, R.W., Wells, R., Khazaradze, G., Williams, C.A., Stevens, C.W., Vollick, J.J., and Zwick, P.C., 2007, Fault locking, block rotation and crustal deformation in the Pacific Northwest:  Geophysical Journal International, v. 169, no. 3, p. 1315-1340.   

McPhee, D.K., Langenheim, V.E., Hartzell, S., McLaughlin, R.J., Aagaard, B.T., Jachens, R.C., and McCabe, C.A., 2007, Basin structure beneath the Santa Rosa Plain, northern California:  implications for damage caused by the 1969 Santa Rosa and 1906 San Francisco earthquakes:  Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 97, no. 5, p. 1449-1457.

Stevens, C.H., and Stone, P., 2005, Interpretation of the Last Chance thrust, Death Valley region, California, as an Early Permian décollement in a previously undeformed shale basin: Earth- Science Reviews, v. 73, no. 1-4, p. 79-101.

Stevens, C.H., and Stone, P., 2005, Structure and regional significance of the Late Permian(?) Sierra Nevada-Death Valley thrust system, east-central California: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 73, no. 1-4, p. 103-113.

Stevens, C.H., Stone, P., and Miller, J.S., 2005, A new reconstruction of the Paleozoic continental margin of southwestern North America: Iimplications for the nature and timing of continental truncation and the possible role of the Mojave-Sonora megashear, in Anderson, T.H., Nourse,
J.A., McKee, J.W., and Steiner, M.B., eds., The Mojave-Sonora megashear hypothesis: Development, assessment, and alternatives: Geological Society of America Special Paper 393, p. 679-618, doi: 10.1130/2005.2393(22).


 

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