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Active tectonics (extensional settings) and surface processes

Courses that I am involved in teaching:

Historical Geology and Paleontology GEOV105

Geodynamics and Basin Modelling GEOV254

Selected topics in Earth Science (presentation and research skills training) GEOV300

Journal articles
  • Bubeck, Alodie; Wilkinson, Max; Roberts, Gerald P.; Cowie, Patience; McCaffrey, Kenneth J.W.; Phillips, Richard J.; Sammonds, Peter. 2015. The tectonic geomorphology of bedrock scarps on active normal faults in the Italian Apennines mapped using combined ground penetrating radar and terrestrial laser scanning. Geomorphology. 237: 38-51. doi: doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.011
  • Cowie, Patience; Roberts, Gerald P.; Phillips, Richard J.; McCaffrey, Kenneth J.W.; Gregory, Laura C; Faure Walker, Joanna; Zijerveld, Leo; Dunai, Tibor; Binnie, Steven; Freeman, Stewart; Wilcken, Klaus M; Wedmore, Luke; Watson, Zoe K; Papanikolaou, I. 2015. Implications of slip rate variability along extensional faults in the central Apennines for geodynamic interpretations and earthquake hazard assessment. 6th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archaeoseismology. 27. 4 pages.
  • Wilkinson, Maxwell; Roberts, Gerald P.; McCaffrey, Kenneth J.W.; Cowie, Patience; Faure Walker, Joanna P.; Papanikolaou, Ioannis; Phillips, Richard J.; Michetti, Alessandro Maria; Vittori, Eutizio; Gregory, Laura; Wedmore, Luke; Watson, Zoë K. 2015. Slip distributions on active normal faults measured from LiDAR and field mapping of geomorphic offsets: An example from L'Aquila, Italy, and implications for modelling seismic moment release. Geomorphology. 237: 130-141. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.04.026
  • Pechlivanidou, Sofia; Vouvalidis, Konstantinos; Løvlie, Reidar; Nesje, Atle; Albanakis, Konstantinos; Pennos, Christos; Syrides, George; Cowie, Patience; Gawthorpe, Robert. 2014. A multi-proxy approach to reconstructing sedimentary environments from the Sperchios delta, Greece. The Holocene. 24: 1825-1839. doi: 10.1177/0959683614551219
  • Cowie, Patience; Scholz, Ccristopher H.; Roberts, Gerald P.; Faure Walker, Joanna; Steer, Philippe. 2013. Viscous roots of active seismogenic faults revealed by geologic slip rate variations. Nature Geoscience. 6: 1036-1040. doi: 10.1038/NGEO1991
  • Cowie, Patience; Roberts, Gerald P.; Bull, Jon; Visini, Francesco. 2012. Relationships between fault geometry, slip rate variability and earthquake recurrence in extensional settings. Geophysical Journal International. 189: 143-160. doi: doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05378.x
  • Faure Walker, Joanna; Roberts, Gerald P.; Cowie, Patience; Papanikolaou, Ioannis; Michetti, Alessandro; Sammonds, Peter; Wilkinson, Max; McCaffrey, Kenneth J.W.; Phillips, Richard J. 2012. Relationship between topography and strain rate in the actively extending Italian Apennines. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 325/326: 76-84. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.01.028
  • Wilkinson, Mazwell W.; McCaffrey, Kenneth J.W.; Roberts, Gerald P.; Cowie, Patience; Phillips, Richard J.; Degasperi, Marzia; Vittori, Eutizio; Michetti, Alessandro Maria. 2012. Distribution and magnitude of post-seismic deformation of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake (M6.3) surface rupture measured using repeat terrestrial laser scanning. Geophysical Journal International. 189: 911-922. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05418.x
  • Hobley, Daniel E. J.; Sinclair, Hugh D.; Mudd, Simon M.; Cowie, Patience. 2011. Field calibration of sediment flux dependent river incision. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. 116. 18 pages. doi: 10.1029/2010JF001935

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PhD Columbia University New York USA 1992

Research groups

Current projects

MultiRift project