Publications [James Kirkpatrick]


  • Dascher‐Cousineau, K., Kirkpatrick, J.D., and Cooke, M.L., (2018). Smoothing of Fault Slip Surfaces by Scale‐Invariant Wear. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(9), 7913-7930.

  • Edwards, J.H., Kluesner, J.W., Silver, E.A., Brodsky, E.E., Brothers, D.S., Bangs, N.L., Kirkpatrick, J.D., Wood, R., and Okamoto, K., (2018). Corrugated megathrust revealed offshore from Costa Rica. Nature Geoscience, 11, 197-202.

  • Hartman, S.M., Paterson, S.R., Holk, G.J., and Kirkpatrick, J.D., (2018). Structural and hydrothermal evolution of a strike-slip shear zone during a ductile-brittle transition, Sierra Nevada, CA. Journal of Structural Geology , 113, 134-154.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D., Shervais, K.A.H., and Ronayne, M.J., (2018). Spatial variation in the slip zone thickness of a seismogenic fault. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(15), 7542-7550.

  • Compton, K.E., Kirkpatrick, J.D., and Holk, G.J., (2017). Cyclical shear fracture and viscous flow during transitional ductile-brittle deformation in the Saddlebag Lake Shear Zone, California. Tectonophysics, 708, 1-14, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.04.006.

  • Savage, H.M., Kirkpatrick, J.D., Mori, J.J., Brodsky, E.E., Ellsworth, W.L., Carpenter, B.M., Chen, X., Cappa, F., and Kano, Y., (2017). Scientific Exploration of Induced SeisMicity and Stress (SEISMS). Scientific Drilling, 23, 57-63, doi:10.5194/sd-23-57-2017.

  • Brodsky, E.E., Kirkpatrick, J.D., and Candela, T., (2016). Constraints from fault roughness on the scale-dependent strength of rocks. Geology, 44(1), 19-22, doi:10.1130/G37206.1.

  • Keren, T.T. and Kirkpatrick, J.D., (2016). The damage is done: Low fault friction recorded in the damage zone of the shallow Japan Trench décollement. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121(5), 3804-3824, doi:10.1002/2015JB012311.

  • Shervais, K.A.H. and Kirkpatrick, J.D., (2016). Smoothing and re-roughening processes: The geometric evolution of a single fault zone. Journal of Structural Geology, 91, 130-143, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2016.09.004.

  • Bose, S., Saha, P., Mori, J. J., Rowe, C., Ujiie, K., Chester, F. M., Conin, M., Regalla, C., Kameda, J., Toy, V., Kirkpatrick, J. D., Remitti, F., Moore, J. C., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Nakamura, Y., and Gupta, A., (2015). Deformation structures in the frontal prism near the Japan Trench: Insights from Sandbox Models. Journal of Geodynamics, 89, 29–38, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2015.06.002.

  • Kirkpatrick, J. D., Strasser, M., Kodaira, S., Sample, J. C., Mori, J., and Saito, S., (2015). IODP Workshop: Tracking the Tsunamigenic slips Across and Along the Japan Trench (JTRACK). Scientific Drilling, 19, 27–32, doi:10.5194/sd-19-27-2015.

  • Kirkpatrick, J., Rowe, C.D., Ujiie, K., Moore, J.C., Regalla, C.A., Remitti, F., Toy, V., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Kameda, J., Bose, S., and Chester, F M., (2015). Structure and lithology of the Japan Trench subduction plate boundary fault. Tectonics, 34, 53-69.

  • Rabinowitz, H., Savage, H. M., Plank, T., Polissar, P. J., Kirkpatrick, J. D. and Rowe, C. D., (2015). Multiple major faults at the Japan Trench: Chemostratigraphy of the plate boundary at IODP Exp. 343: JFAST. Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett., 423, 57-66, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.04.010.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D. and Brodsky, E.E., (2014). Slickenline orientations as a record of fault rock rheology. Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett., 408, 24-34, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.09.040.

  • Shervais, J., Evans, J., Toy, V., Kirkpatrick, J.D., Clarke, A., and Eichelberge, J., (2014). Drilling to investigate processes in active tectonics and magmatism: Volcanics, Geoprisms, and Fault Zones Post-SAFOD. Scientific Drilling, 18, 19–33, doi:10.5194/sd-18-19-2014.

  • Soden, A.M., Shipton, Z.K., Lunn, R.J., Pytharouli, S.I., Kirkpatrick, J.D., do Nascimento, A.F., and Bezerra, F.H.R., (2014). Brittle structures focused on subtle crustal heterogeneities: implications for flow in fractured rocks. J. Geol. Soc. London., 171, 509-524, doi:10.1144/jgs2013-051.

  • Chester, F.D., Rowe, C.D., Ujiie, K., Kirkpatrick, J.D., Regalla, C., Remitti, F., Moore, J.C., Toy, V., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Bose, S., Kameda, J., Mori, J.J., Brodsky, E., Eguchi, N., Toczko, S., and Expedition 343 and 343T Scientists, (2013). Structure and Composition of the Plate-Boundary Slip Zone for the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake. Science, 342(6163), 1208-1211, doi:10.1126/science.1243719.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D. and Rowe, C.D., (2013). Disappearing ink: How pseudotachylytes are lost from the rock record. J. Struc. Geol., 52, 183-198, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2013.03.003.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D., Bezerra, F.H.R., Shipton, Z.K., do Nascimento, A.F., Pytharouli, S.I. , Lunn, R.J., and Soden, A.M., (2013). Scale-dependent influence of pre-existing basement shear zones on rift faulting: a case study from NE Brazil. J. Geol. Soc., London, 170, 237-247, doi: 10.1144/jgs2012-043.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D., Rowe, C.D., White, J.C., and Brodsky, E.E., (2013). Silica gel formation during fault slip: Evidence from the rock record. Geology, 41(9), 1015-1018, doi:10.1130/G34483.1.

  • Lin, W., Conin, M., Moore, J.C., Chester, F.M., Nakamura, Y., Mori, J.J., Anderson, L., Brodsky, E.E., Eguchi, N., and the Expedition 343 Scientists, (2013). Stress state in the largest displacement area of the 2011 Tohoku- Oki Earthquake. Science, 339, 687-690, doi:10.1126/science.1229379.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D., Dobson, K.J., Mark, D., Shipton, Z.K., Brodsky, E.E., and Stuart, F.M., (2012). The depth of pseudotachylyte formation from detailed thermochronology and constraints on coseismic stress drop variability. J. Geophys. Res., 117, B06406, doi:10.1029/2011JB008846.

  • Rowe, C.D., Kirkpatrick, J.D., and Brodsky, E.E., (2012). Fault rock injections record paleo-earthquakes. Earth & Planet. Sci. Lett., 335-336, 154-166, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.04.015.

  • Sherry, T.J., Rowe, C.D., Kirkpatrick, J.D., and Brodsky, E.E., (2012). Emplacement and dewatering of the world’s largest exposed sand injectite complex. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 13, Q08008, doi:10.1029/2012GC004157.

  • Pytharouli, S. Lunn, R.J., Shipton, Z.K., Kirkpatrick, J.D., and do Nascimento, A.F., (2011). Microseismicity illuminates open fractures in the shallow crust. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L02402, doi: 10.1029/2010GL045875.

  • Moir, H., Lunn, R.J., Shipton, Z.K., and Kirkpatrick, J.D., (2010). Simulating Brittle Fault Evolution From Networks of Pre-existing Structures. J. Struc. Geol., 1742–1753, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2009.08.016.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D. and Shipton, Z.K., (2009). Geologic evidence for multiple slip weakening mechanisms during seismic slip in crystalline rock. J. Geophys. Res., 114, B12401, doi:10.1029/2008JB006037.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D., Shipton, Z.K, and Persano, C., (2009). Pseudotachylytes; rarely generated, rarely preserved or rarely reported?. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99, 382-388, doi:10.1785/0120080114.

  • Kirkpatrick, J.D., Shipton, Z.K., Evans, J.P., Micklethwaite, S., Lim, S.J., and McKillop, P., (2008). Strike-slip fault terminations at seismogenic depths; the structure and kinematics of the Glacier Lakes fault, Sierra Nevada, U.S.A.. J. Geophys. Res., 113(B4), B04304, doi:10.1029/2007JB005311.

  • Shipton, Z.K., Soden, A.M., Kirkpatrick J.D., Bright, A.M., and Lunn, R.J., (2006). How thick is a fault? Fault displacement-thickness scaling revisited. In: Abercrombie, R., McGarr, A., Kanamori, H., and Di Toro, G., (eds), Earthquakes, Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting. AGU Geophysical Monograph, 170, 193-198.