Funding: Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
Collaborators: Peter Gold, Dylan Rood, Warren Sharp, Tom Rockwell, Katherine Kendrick
Timing of subduction and high pressure metamorphism in the western Mediterranean.
High pressure subduction complexes in the Betic Cordillera of southern Spain record different stages of oceanic and continental subduction in the western Mediterranean region.
Collaborators: Kory Kirchner, John Platt
Present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Mojave region from naturally deformed peridotite xenoliths.
Xenoliths erupted from young volcanoes in the Basin and Range are clues to understanding the present-day rheology of the lithospheric mantle and the nature of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary.
Funding: NSF Tectonics
Collaborators: Greg Hirth, Rick Hervig, Karen Fischer, Don Forsyth