Author Archives: tewksch

A Window into a Fossil Subduction Zone

Authored by Carolyn Tewksbury-Christle. Whitney Behr and Mark Helper, both fresh off several weeks of field work in Alaska, joined me in another field season exploring the geology of the Condrey Mountain Window. Straddling the California-Oregon border, the Condrey Mountain Window is a part of the Klamath Mountains and belongs to both the Rogue Valley and Klamath National Forests. This

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Doctors pretending to be Doctors

Authored by Quinn Wenning. From the title, one might expect this article to be about fraudulent doctors posing as the real thing in order to steal money from unsuspecting patients. No, this isn’t ETH’s version of Catch Me If You Can. In this instance, it’s “rock doctors” working with medical doctors to image fracture displacement and fluid flow in …

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2019 SGT Science and Ski Retreat

Authored by Miguel Cisneros. Graubünden: the largest canton in Switzerland by area, and home to beautiful Alpine vistas, pizzoccheri, and Disentis, the city in which the inaugural (since Whitney Behr took the helm) Structural Geology and Tectonics (SGT) Science and Ski Retreat was held. The SGT Science and Ski Retreat is an annual event that brings together the entire team

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Re-creating Upper Mantle Conditions in the Lab: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

Authored by Pamela Speciale. I just returned from the Rock Deformation Lab at Brown University, where I’ve been searching for evidence of how microstructure development (i.e., grain size, grain boundary morphology) contributes to strain localization, which is essential for the maintenance of plate tectonics. We can learn a lot about strain localization by observing rock formations in the field, but

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Come see the Behr Group at AGU 2018!

The American Geophysical Union Fall meeting starts on Monday, and we’re excited to share our latest research with you. Come see our talks and posters! Rachel Bernard Thursday, 13 Dec @ 8:15 Relationships between  olivine LPO and deformation conditions in naturally deformed rocks and implications for mantle seismic anisotropy Thursday, 13 Dec @ 9:00 (coauthor, presented by Nick Dygert) Xenolith

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