230 Morrill Science Center
Department of Geosciences
University of Massachusetts
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Amherst, MA 01003-9297
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News from the Geomechanics research group
Experimental results now on you tube
Michele was on sabbatical in far north Queensland, Australia July 2013- January 2014.
The geomechanics group will have several presentations at the upcoming Southern California Earthquake Center meeting
- The interplay of fault geometry and uplift in the Coachella Valley and Mecca Hills, Laura A. Fattaruso, Michele L. Cooke, and Rebecca J. Dorsey (poster 33)
- How much can off-fault deformation contribute to the slip rate discrepancy within the Eastern California Shear Zone? Justin W. Herbert, Michele L. Cooke, Michael Oskin, Ohilda Difo, and Karl Grette (poster 126)
- Effect of thrust faults on deformation within the Eastern California Shear Zone, Karl O. Grette, Justin W. Herbert, Michele L. Cooke, Jacob A. Selander, and Michael E. Oskin (poster 127)
- Analog Modeling of Restraining Bends: A Study of Strike-Slip Fault Evolution, Alex E. Hatem, Elizabeth H. Madden, and Michele L. Cooke (poster 185)
- The energy budget of a fault, Elizabeth H. Madden, Michele L. Cooke, and Jessica McBeck (poster 180)
Ayla Heinze Fry and Karl Grette present their undergraduate theses
(photos by J Brigham-Grette)
New paper in Journal of Structural Geology
||We document fault propagation around restraining bendswithin wet kaolin and demonstrate that the fault evolve to increase efficiency.
Cooke, M. L., M. T. Schottenfeld and S. W. Buchanan (2013), Evolution of Fault Efficiency at Restraining Bends within Wet Kaolin, Journal of Structural Geology, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2013.01.010.