Faulting and Crustal Mechanics
Our group carries out a variety of studies that approach problems of faulting and crustal mechanics in geologic environments by integration of various types of data. Typically, these studies involve working with data on the magnitude and orientation of in situ stresses, seismological data,geodetic data, etc
Kohli, A.H. and M.D. Zoback, Frictional properties of shale reservoir rocks, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, v. 118, 1–17, 17 August, 2013. doi:10.1002/jgrb.50346, 2013
Johri, M. and M.D. Zoback, The Evolution of Stimulated Reservoir Volume during Hydraulic Stimulation of Shale Gas Formations, URTeC 1575434, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12-14 August 2013.
Hurd, O. and M.D. Zoback, Intraplate Earthquakes, Regional Stress and Fault Mechanics in the Central and Eastern U.S. and Southeastern Canada, Tectonophysics,581, Dec. 18, 2012, 182-192
Zoback, M.D., S. Hickman and W. Ellsworth, Scientific Drilling into the San Andreas Fault - An Overview of SAFOD's First Five Years, Scientific Drilling, no. 11, 14-28.
Day-Lewis, A., M.D. Zoback and S.H. Hickman, Scale-invariant stress orientation and seismicity rates near the San Andreas Fault, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL045025.
*Lucier, A., M.D. Zoback, V. Heesakkers, Z. Reches and S. Murphy, Constraining the far-field stress state near a deep South African Gold Mine, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 46 (2009), pp. 555-567.
*Fernandez-Ibanez, F., J.I. Soto, M.D. Zoback and J. Morales, Present-day stress field in the Gibraltar Arc (Western Mediterranean), Jour. Geophys. Res., 112, B08404 DOI 10.1029/2006JB004683.
Zoback, M.L. and Zoback, M.D., Lithosphere Stress and Deformation, in Earthquake Seismology - Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 6, ed. A. Watts and G. Schubert, Elsevier Ltd., Amsterdam, 253-274.
*Mallman, E.P. and M.D. Zoback, Assessing elastic Coulomb stress transfer models using seismicity rates in southern California and southwestern Japan, Jour. Geophys. Res., 112, B03304, DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004076.
*Boness, Naomi L. and M.D. Zoback, Mapping Stress and Structurally-Controlled Crustal Shear Velocity Anisotropy in California, Geology, 34, 825-828.
Ito, T., M.D. Zoback, and P. Peska. Utilization of mud weights in excess of the least principal stress in extreme drilling environments. In: 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vail Colorado, June 6-9, B. Amadei, R.L. Kranz, G.A. Scott, P.H. Smeallie, pp. 253-259, Balkema, Rotterdam.