Publications

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In prep:

Gold, P.O., Behr, W.M., Rood, D.H., Kendrick, K., Rockwell, T., Sharp, W.  Holocene slip rate on the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas fault near San Gorgonio Pass, in prep. [link to Figures and captions]

Kirchner, K.L., Behr, W.M., Loewy, S., Stockli, D. Early Miocene subduction in the western Mediterranean, constraints from Rb-Sr multi-mineral isochron geochronology, in prep.

Behr, W.M., Smith, D.  A- to B-type olivine fabric transitions associated with hydration, dehydration, and shear above the Farallon flat slab, in prep. for Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

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Published or In Press:

13. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P.  Brittle faults are weak, yet the ductile middle crust is strong: implications for lithospheric mechanics, in press, Geophysical Research Letters. [link to manuscript]

12. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., Cooper, F.J., Metamorphic core complexes: windows into the rheology of the middle to lower crust, accepted in Geol. Soc. London.

11. Behr, W.M., Hirth, J.G., 2014.  Rheological properties of the mantle lid beneath the Mojave region in southern California, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 393, p. 60-72. [3] [link to PDF]

10. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P.  2013. Rheological evolution of a Mediterranean subduction complex, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 54, p. 136-155.  [2] [link to PDF]

9. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., Johanesen, K.A., Williams, J. The Betic-Rif arc and its orogenic hinterland: A review, 2013.  Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Vol. 41. [17]

8. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P., 2012. Kinematic and thermal evolution during two-stage exhumation of a Mediterranean subduction complex, Tectonics, v. 31, TC4025.  [11] [link to PDF]

7. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2011. Deep structure of lithospheric fault zones, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 38, L24308.  [5]

6. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P., 2011. A naturally constrained stress profile through the middle crust in an extensional terrane, Earth and Planetary Science Letters; v. 303, Issues 3-4, p. 181-192.  [34] [link to PDF]

5. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2011. Lithospheric shear zones as constant stress experiments, Geology; v. 39 (2), p. 127-130.  [16]

4. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2011. Grainsize evolution in ductile shear zones: implications for strain localization and the strength of the lithosphere, Journal of Structural Geology; v.33, p. 537-550.  [34]

3. Behr, W.M., Thomas, J.B., Hervig, R.L., Calibrating Ti concentrations in quartz on the SIMS using NIST silicate glasses with applications to the TitaniQ geothermobarometer.  American Mineralogist, January 2011.  [6] [link to PDF]

2. Behr, W.M., Rood, D.H., Fletcher, K.E., Guzman, N., Finkel, R., Hanks, T.C., Hudnut, K.W., Kendrick, K.J., Platt, J.P., Sharp, W.D., Weldon, R., Yule, J.D., 2010.  Uncertainties in slip rate estimates for the Mission Creek strand of the southern San Andreas fault at Biskra Palms Oasis, southern California, GSA Bulletin; v. 122; no. 9/10; p. 1360–1377; doi: 10.1130/B30020.1; 15 figures; 3 tables.   [32] [link to PDF]

1. Fletcher, K.E., Sharp, W.D., Kendrick, K.J., Behr, W.M., Hanks, T.C., 230Th/U dating of a late Pleistocene alluvial fan offset along the southern San Andreas fault. GSA Bulletin; September/October 2010; v. 122; no. 9/10; p. 1347–1359; doi: 10.1130/B30018.1; 8 figures; 3 tables; Data Repository item 2010025.  [12]

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

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2014

^Canada, T., Behr, W.M.,  Stockli, L., Stockli, D., 2014.  Ti-in-quartz geothermobarometry applied to metamorphic rocks of the Santa Rosa mylonite zone in southern California, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

^Gentry, E., Behr, W.M., 2014.  Diverse pseudotachylites associated with the Whipple detachment fault: implications for seismogenesis on low-angle normal faults.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Bernard, B., Behr, W.M., 2014.  Characterization of microstructures and rheology of Mojave peridotite xenoliths from two localities. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gold, P.O., Behr, W.M., Rood, D.H., Rockwell, T., Kendrick, K., Sharp, W., 2014.  Holocene slip rate on the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas fault near San Gorgonio Pass. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Speciale, P., Behr, W.M., Hirth, G., 2014.  Longevity of strain localization associated with dynamic recrystallization of olivine in mantle rocks.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Behr, W.M., Smith, D., 2014. A- to B-type olivine fabric transitions associated with hydration, dehydration and shear above the Farallon flat slab.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Behr, W.M., ^Canada, T., Stockli, L., Stockli, D., 2014.  Ti redistribution in quartz associated with progressive strain in naturally deformed granites.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Hanna, R.D., Zolensky, M., Ketcham, R.A., Behr, W.M., Martinez, J.E.  Impact-induced chondrule deformation and aqueous alteration of CM2 Murchison.  Annual Meetings of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco.

2013

Behr, W.M., Smith, D., 2013.  Deformation in the mantle wedge associated with Laramide flat-slab subduction.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. (poster)

Behr, W.M., Hirth, J.G., 2013.  Rheological properties of the mantle lid beneath the Mojave region.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. (oral)

Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2013.  Weak faults, yet strong middle crust.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. (poster)

^Salin, A., Behr, W.M., Gold, P.O., 2013.  Application of remote sensing data to correlating alluvial fans along the southern San Andreas Fault at Devers Hill, CA. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. (poster)

Gold, P., Behr, W.M., Kendrick, K., Rockwell, T., Rood, D., Sharp, W., 2013.  Investigation of Quaternary slip rates along the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas Fault near San Gorgonio Pass. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. (oral)

Kirchner, K., Behr, W.M., Loewy, S., Platt, J.P., 2013. Timing of high pressure metamorphism in the Betic Cordillera of southern Spain: Implications for subduction in the western Mediterranean.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. (poster)

2012

Behr, W.M., Hirth, G., Fischer, K., Forsyth, D., 2012.  Present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Mojave region from naturally deformed peridotite xenoliths. AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (poster)

Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2012.  Rheology of two-phase rock systems.  AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (poster)

*Behr, W.M., Cooper, F.J., Platt, J.P., 2012.  Rheological transitions in the middle crust beneath Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes.  GSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. (oral)

Behr, W.M., Hirth, G., 2012.  Present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Mojave region from naturally deformed peridotite xenoliths. Southern California Earthquake Center Annual meeting, Palm Springs, CA. (poster)

*Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P., 2012. Style of exhumation and rheological evolution of a Mediterranean subduction complex. European Geoscientists Union, Vienna, Austria. (oral)