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Type Author Year Title (link) Reference
Conference Jones, R.R. 2021 Precision and Accuracy of Digital and Analogue Compass-Clinometers Tectonic Studies Group Conference (online), January 2021.
Conference Pearce, M.A.
Jones, R.R.
Smith, S.A.F.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
2010 Quantification of Curvature and Fracture Distributions in Outcrop-Scale Periclines Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Birmingham, January 2010
Conference Franklin, B.S.G.
Holdsworth, R. E.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Krabbendam, M.
and others
2010 Characterising fracture systems within upfaulted basement highs in the Hebridean Islands: an onshore analogue for the Clair Field Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Birmingham, January 2010
Conference Martin, J.C.
Holdsworth, R.E.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Conway, A.
and others
2010 Characterising brittle reactivation in basement: an example from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, NW Scotland Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Birmingham, January 2010
Conference Wilkinson, M.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Roberts, G.
Cowie, P.A.
and others
2010 Afterslip on the L’Aquila earthquake (M6.3) surface rupture captured in 4D using a Terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Birmingham, January 2010
Conference McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Clegg, P.
2004 Digital Geological Mapping Workshop Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, 06/01/2004.
Conference Wilson, R.W.
Imber, J.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Holdsworth, R.E.
and others
2004 Digital Mapping and Modelling of Fault Patterns from the Norwegian Sea: an Onshore Offshore Case Study Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, 07-09/01/2004.
Conference Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Wilson, R.W.
Clegg, P.
and others
2004 Digital Structural Mapping – a comparison between old and new workflows Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, 07-09/01/2004.
Conference Faure Walker, J.P.
Roberts, G.P.
Cowie, P.A.
Papanikolaou, I.
and others
2011 Relationship between topography and strain-rate in the actively-extending Italian Apennines: evidence of mantle involvement in extension Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Holt, P.J.
Allen, M.B.
van Hunen, J.
Bjørnseth, H-M.
2011 Formation of the West Siberian Basin by the Decay of a Plume Head Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Watson, F.E.
van Hunen, J.
Mathias, S.A.
Jones, R.R.
and others
2011 CO2 Dissolution From Inclined Fractures in Deep Saline Formations Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Franklin, B.S.G.
Holdsworth, R.E.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Walker, R.J.
and others
2011 Characterising Fracture Systems on the Isle of Lewis: An Onshore Analogue for the Clair Field Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Sagi, D.
De Paola, N.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Holdsworth, R.E.
and others
2011 3D Modeling of Fracture Density and Connectivity Within Faulted Chalk Reservoirs – A Case Study From Flamborough Head, UK Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Perry, T.
Imber, J.
Jones, R.R.
Wightman, R.H.
2011 Can we use Lines of no Finite Elongation to Predict the Orientations of Cataclastic Deformation Bands? Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Long, J.
van Noorden, M.
Imber, J.
Freeman, B.
2011 Strains related to normal faulting: mapping, analysis and elastic modeling Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Pearce, M.A
Jones, R.R.
Rock, G.
2011 Lithological Controls on 3D Fold Geometry in Mechanically Layered Rocks Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Wilkinson, M.W.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Roberts, G.P.
Cowie, P.A.
and others
2011 Postseismic Deformation of the 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake (M6.3) Surface Rupture Measured Using Repeat Terrestrial Laser Scanning Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Bubeck, A.
Wilkinson, M.W.
Roberts, G.P.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2011 The tectono-geomorphic features of Apennine fault scarps mapped using combined ground penetrating radar and terrestrial laser scanning Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Smith, S.A.F.
Bistacchi, A.
Mitchell, T.
Rempe, M.
and others
2011 Structure and Damage Patterns of a Seismic Fault Zone Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Franklin, B.S.G.
Martin, J.C.
Holdsworth, R.E.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2012 Characterising fracture systems within the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, northwest Scotland: An onshore analogue for the Clair Field. Tectonic Studies Group conference, Edinburgh, January 2012.
Conference Phillips, R.J.
Cowie, P.A.
Walker, M.
Roberts, G.
and others
2012 Deriving fault slip histories from cosmogenic exposure ages along bedrock fault scarps. Tectonic Studies Group conference, Edinburgh, January 2012.
Conference Jones, R.
Pearce, M.
Alsop, I.
Rock, G.
2012 3D Fold Geometries in N Iraq and SE Turkey: Oblique Collision between Arabia and Eurasia Tectonic Studies Group conference, Edinburgh, January 2012.
Conference Jones, R.R.
Healy, D.
Kokkalas, S.
Imber, J.
and others
2007 Spatial variation in fault curvature and slip patch segmentation Tectonic Studies Group conference, Glasgow, January 2007.
Conference Healy, D.
Jones, R.
Holdsworth, R.
2007 Polymodal faulting in subducting slabs by the interaction of compressive anticracks Tectonic Studies Group conference, Glasgow, January 2007.
Conference Holdsworth, R.E.
Trice, R.
Hardman, K.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2020 The Lancaster Field: the anatomy and structural evolution of a fractured basement reservoir Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Hull, January 2020.
Conference Long, J.J.
Imber, J.
2009 Analysis and significance of ductile deformation in the volume surrounding two seismically imaged normal faults Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Keele, January 2009.
Conference Long, J.J.
Imber, J.
Wightman, R.H.
Jones, R.R.
and others
2008 Using geological rules and terrestrial laser scanning datasets to constrain uncertainty in three-dimensional structural models of sub-seismic scale fault networks Tectonic Studies Group conference, Leuven, Belgium, January 2008.
Conference Utley. T.A.G.
Holdsworth, R.E.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Dempsey, E.D.
and others
2017 The structural geology of Foula, Shetland: an onshore analogue for the top of the Clair Ridge, west of Shetland. Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Liverpool, January 2017
Conference Gregory, L.C.
Wedmore, L.N.J.
Walters, R.J.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2017 The 2016 Amatrice-Vettore Earthquakes: linked faults, multiple earthquakes and repeated rupture. Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Liverpool, January 2017
Conference McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Gregory, L.C.
Wedmore, L.N.J.
Wilkinson, M.W.
and others
2017 Nearfield monitoring of fault slip during the 2016 central Italy seismic sequence Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Liverpool, January 2017
Conference Walters, R.J.
Gregory, L.C.
Wedmore, L.N.J.
Craig, T.J.
and others
2017 The evolution of the 2016 central Italy seismic sequence from geodesy, seismology and field investigation Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Liverpool, January 2017
Conference Wedmore, L.N.J.
Gregory, L.C.
Roberts, G.
Walters, R.J.
and others
2017 Stress triggering and field observations of the 2016 central Italy earthquake sequence Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Liverpool, January 2017
Conference McCaffrey, K.
Holdsworth, R.
Oxlade, D.
Robertson, A.
2016 Natural seismogenic pumping processes in near surface fractured basement gneisses Tectonic Studies Group Conference, London, January 2016.
Conference Clegg, P.
Bruciatelli, L.
Domingos, F.
Jones, R.
and others
2006 Digital geological mapping: Tablet PC or PDA? Tectonic Studies Group conference, Manchester, January 2006
Conference Smith, S.A.F.
Jones, R.R.
Pearce, M.A.
McCaffrey, K.
and others
2006 Quantifying fold and fracture attributes using Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS Tectonic Studies Group conference, Manchester, January 2006.
Conference Healy, D.
Jones, R.R.
Holdsworth, R.E.
2006 Three-Dimensional Brittle Shear Fracturing by Tensile Crack Interaction Tectonic Studies Group conference, Manchester, January 2006.
Conference Jones, R.R.
Healy, D.
Guo, J.
Holdsworth, R.E.
2006 Three-dimensional brittle failure: beyond Mohr-Coulomb Tectonic Studies Group conference, Manchester, January 2006.
Conference Trinks, I.
Jones, R.R.
Clegg, P.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2005 The virtual outcrop: digital geological mapping of faults and fractures using 3-D laser scanner data Tectonic Studies Group conference, Plymouth, 05-07/01/2005.
Conference Smith, S.
Pearce, M.A.
Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2005 3D analysis of fold geometry using Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS Tectonic Studies Group conference, Plymouth, 05-07/01/2005.
Conference Pearce, M.A.
Smith, S.
Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2005 Centimetre-scale surface analysis of curvilinear folds using digital geological mapping Tectonic Studies Group conference, Plymouth, 05-07/01/2005.
Conference McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Jones, R.R.
Clegg, P.
Wilson, R.
and others
2005 From outcrop to reservoir analogue: Geospatial data Acquisition, Visualization and Analysis (GAVA) for fractured rocks Tectonic Studies Group conference, Plymouth, 05-07/01/2005.
Conference Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Trinks, I.
Clegg, P.
and others
2005 Structural interpretation of virtual outcrop models: Quantitative 3D analysis of fracture anisotropy to enhance reservoir analogue studies Tectonic Studies Group conference, Plymouth, 05-07/01/2005.
Conference Clegg, P.
Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Trinks, I.
and others
2005 The creation and application of virtual outcrops for the visualisation of geological outcrop data Tectonic Studies Group conference, Plymouth, 05-07/01/2005.
Conference Iezzi, F.
Mildon, Z.
Faure Walker, J
Roberts, G.
and others
2018 Coseismic throw variation across along-strike bends on active normal faults: implications for displacement/length scaling of earthquake ruptures Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Plymouth, January 2018
Conference Rhodes, E.
Elliott, J.
Lamb, S.
Wilkinson, M.
and others
2018 Sub-parallel normal and thrust faulting in the same earthquake? Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Plymouth, January 2018
Conference Hardman, K.
Holdsworth, R.E.
Dempsey, E.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2018 Fault Void Fills: Internal architectures of near-surface faults and insights into basement cover relationships during rifting Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Plymouth, January 2018
Conference Sleath, P.
Holdsworth, R.E.
Utley, T.A.G.
Dempsey, E.
and others
2018 Remote image analysis of structures in the Precambrian basement exposed in small remote islands N of Scotland and possible implications for Lewisian terrane models Tectonic Studies Group Conference, Plymouth, January 2018