Matthew Dorsey

Matthew Dorsey

Graduate Student

  dorsey@tamu.edu

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Research

Structural Geology and Tectonics

  • Field characterization of the brittle-plastic transition
  • Fault zone evolution
  • Mechanical, geochemical, and petrological properties of fault zones
  • Orogenic processes
  • Structural evolution and architecture of mountain belts

Selected Publications

Azevedo, M., Parizek, J.R., Webb, H.N., Dennis, K.N., Dorsey, M.T., Fenton, N.C., Hall, C.M. and Girty, G.H., 2017. Recognizing Non-Steady-State Weathering Conditions In Ancient Submarine Fan Systems: Correcting For K-Metasomatism Reveals A Late Cretaceous Non-Steady-State Weathering Regime, Point Loma Formation, Southwestern California, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research87(7), pp.707-721.

Dorsey, M.T., Rockwell, T.K., Girty, G.H., Ostermeijer, G., Browning, J., Mitchell, T.M., Fletcher, J., in prep. Evidence of Na- and Mg-rich Hydrothermal Brine Circulation Driving Elemental Mass Redistribution in an Active Fault Zone: A Case Study of the Borrego Fault Zone, northern Baja California, Mexico.

Fletcher, J.M., Rockwell, T.K., Dorsey, M.T., in prep. Influence of Fault Zone Architecture on Structural Style of Earthquake Rupture, Sierra Cucapah, Baja CA, Mexico.

Ostermeijer, G., Mitchell, T.M., Dorsey, M.T., Browning, J., Rockwell, T.K., in prep. Heterogeneity in the Fault Damage Zone: a Field Study on the Borrego Fault, BC, Mexico.

Education

M.S. Geology, San Diego State University (2017)

B.S. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

Awards

Talisman Fellowship – TAMU Department of Geology and Geophysics 2017

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Tilford Scholarship – masters Division 2016

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) John Teagle Memorial Grant – AAPG Grants-in-aid 2016

ExxonMobil Scholarship – SDSU Department of Geological Sciences 2016

Courses

Physical Geology - TAMU

Introduction To Oceanography – SDSU

Geologic Inquiry – SDSU

Advanced Field Methods - SDSU

Additional Information

Advisor: Judith Chester

 

Conference Presentations

Azevedo, M., Parizek, J., Webb, H., Dennis, K., Dorsey, M., Fenton, N., Hall, C., Girty, G., 2017. CORRECTING FOR K-METASOMATISM REVEALS A LATE CRETACEOUS NON-STEADY-STATE WEATHERING REGIME, POINT LOMA FORMATION, SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA, USA, GSA Cordilleran Section - 113th Annual Meeting - 2017. Geological Society of America.

DORSEY, M.T., ROCKWELL, T.K., GIRTY, G.H., OSTERMEIJER, G., MITCHELL, T.M., & FLETCHER, J.M. (2017), CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FAULT CORE AND DAMAGE ZONE OF THE BORREGO FAULT, 2010 M7.2 RUPTURE, ABSTRACT [T21C-0585] PRESENTED AT 2017 FALL MEETING, AGU, NEW ORLEANS, L.A., 11-15 DEC.

Dorsey, M. T., Rockwell, T. K., Girty, G. H., Ostermeijer, G., Mitchell, T. M., & Fletcher, J. M. (2017, 08). Evidence of Na- and Mg-rich Hydrothermal Brines Driving Chloritization and Albitization in an Active Fault Zone: Case Study of the Borrego Fault, Baja CA, Mexico. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting.

Ostermeijer G, Mitchell T, Dorsey M, Browning J, Rockwell T, Aben F, Fletcher J, Brantut N. Heterogeneity in the Fault Damage Zone: a Field Study on the Borrego Fault, BC, Mexico. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2017

 

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