Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Canada H3A 0E8
Email: christie.rowe [at] mcgill.ca (Christie Rowe)
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.
Backeberg, N.R., Rowe, C.D., and Barshi, N., (2016). Alteration weakening leading to localized deformation in a damage aureole adjacent to a dormant shear zone. Journal of Structural Geology, 90, 144-156.
Eckardt, F.D., Cotterill, F P.D., Flugel, T.J., Kahle, B., McFarlane, M., and Rowe, C.D., (2016). Mapping the surface geomorphology of the Makgadikgadi Rift Zone (MRZ) . Quaternary International, 404(B), 115-120.
Harrichhausen, N., Rowe, C.D., Board, W., and Greig, C., (2016). Structure of a high-grade, electrum-bearing, quartz-carbonate vein stockwork at the Brucejack Deposit, northwestern British Columbia. in Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2015, Geoscience BC, Report 2016-1, 127-138.
Melosh, B., Rowe, C.D., Gerbi, C., Bate, C., and Shulman, D., (2016). The spin zone: Transient mid-crust permeability caused by coseismic brecciation. Journal of Structural Geology, 87, 47-63.
Tarling, M. and Rowe, C. D., (2016). Experimental slip distribution in lentils as an analog for scaly clay fabrics. Geology, 44(3), 183-186.