Christie Rowe

Associate Professor


Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: christie.rowe [at] mcgill.ca (Christie Rowe)

Tel: 514.398.2769

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Courses

EPSC 231 Field School 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 240 Geology in the Field 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 350 Tectonics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research

Thrust faults, strike slip faults, and occasionally, normal faults. Fluids moving through faults, dissolving and depositing minerals, strengthening and weakening the fault rock. The effects of earthquakes on fault rocks: flash heating, co-seismic weakening, frictional melting, fluidization. The geochemistry of fault rocks and the effects of transient conditions in pressure and temperature associated with fault slip. The role of CO2 in modifying the interactions of rocks and water. The phases of fluids to be found in faults and P/T effects on solubility transients. The record of earthquakes in ancient faults. The comparison between exhumed faults from different depths to develop a picture of the structure and behavior of faults through the crust or down the subduction zone. Soft sediment deformation and other geological effects of pressure transients and seismic waves. Field mapping, teaching students about field mapping, letting them get lost once in a while.

Recent Publications

Boggs, K.J.E., Aster, R.C., Audet, P., Brunet, G., Clowes, R.M., de Groot-Hedlin, C.D., Donovan, E., Eaton, D.W., Elliott, J., Freymueller, J.T., Hedlin, M.A.H., Hyndman, R.D., James, T.S., Kushner, P.J., Morell, K.D., Rowe, C.D., Schutt, D.L., Sideris, M.G., Ulmi, M., Vernon, F.L., and West, N., (2018). EON-ROSE and the Canadian Cordillera Array - Building bridges to span Earth System Science in Canada. Geoscience Canada, 45(2), 97-109.

Melosh, B.L., Rowe, C.D., Gerbi, C., Smit, L., and Macey, P., (2018). Seismic cycle feedbacks in a mid-crustal shear zone. Journal of Structural Geology, 112, 95-111.

Regalla, C.A., Rowe, C.D., Harrichhausen, N., Tarling, M., and Singh, J., (2018). Styles of underplating in the Marin Headlands Terrane, Franciscan Complex, California. in Byrne, Underwood, Fisher, McNeill, Saffer, Ujiie, and Yamaguchi, eds. Geology and Tectonics of Subduction Zones: A Tribute to Gaku Kimura, Geological Society of America Special Paper 534, 19 p..

Rowe, C.D., Ross, C.H., Swanson, M.T., Pollock, S., Backeberg, N., Barshi, N.A., Bate, C.E., Carruthers, S., Coulson, S., Daschier-Cousineau, K., Harrichhausen, N., Pena Castro, A.F., Nisbet, H., Rakoczy, P., Scibek, J., Smith, H., Tarling, M.S., Timofeev, A., and Young, E., (2018). Geometric complexity of earthquake rupture surfaces preserved in pseudotachylyte networks. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 123(9), 7998-8015, doi:10.1029/2018JB016192.

Backeberg, N.R., Bjorkman, K.E., Rowe, C.D., and Clark, J.R., (2017). Neoarchean supra-subduction gold in Mesoarchean tonalite- granodiorite: Two separate mineralization events at Hammond Reef defined by disseminated and channelized fluid flow. Precambrian Research, 305, 111-124.

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