My students and I study the geology of faults. Most of these are exhumed, ancient faults where the earthquake generating depths are preserved and exposed. Our research is rooted in observational field geology (and associated adventures), and we incorporate approaches from structural geology, metamorphic petrology, economic geology, geochemistry, and geophysics to study the weird and wonderful processes which generate earthquakes and create ore deposits. We also investigate geologic phenomena which share some physics with fault processes, in particular, soft sediment deformation and granular flow.
To learn more about the group, please have a look at current and recent student research, some of them have websites with some really great field photos. See other projects on my research page. General information for prospective applicants is here.
EQ PROCESSES GROUP
Dr. Christie D. Rowe
Wares Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Earthquake Geology
Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, McGill University
Frank Dawson Adams Building 402
3450 University Street
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 0E8
tel: 514 398 2769
fax: 514 398 4680
christie.rowe [at] mcgill.ca