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In Review

Hooks, B., Enkelmann, E., Koons, P.O., Upton, P., Pavlis, T. 3d Mechanical view of the relative importance of surface and tectonic processes in the initiation of the St Elias tectonic aneurysm. Submitted to Geology

In press or accepted pending revision

Koons, P.O., Hooks, B. Pavlis, T., Upton, P., Barker, A., Three-dimensional mechanics of the Yakutat convergence in the southern Alaskan plate corner. Tectonics Upton, P., and Craw, D. Mechanisms of strain rate and reaction dependent permeability in the mid crust of the Southern Alps: Insight from 3D mechanical models Geofluids


Published

Upton, P., Mueller, K. and Chen Y-G., (2009) 3D numerical models with varied material properties and erosion rates: Implications for the mechanics and kinematics of compressive wedges. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth. 114, B04408, doi:10.1029/2008JB005708. Upton, P., Koons, P.O., Craw, D., Henderson, C.M. and Enlow, R., (2009) Along strike differences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand: Consequences of inherited variation in rheology. Tectonics, 28, TC2007, doi:10.1029/2008TC002353

Craw, D., Upton, P. and MacKenzie D.J., (2009) Hydrothermal alteration styles in ancient and modern orogenic gold deposits, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 52, 11-26.

Berger, A.L., Gulick, S.P.S., Spotila, J.A., Upton, P., Jaeger, J.M., Chapman, B., Worthington, L.A., Pavlis, T.L., Ridgway, K.D., Willems, B., and McAleer, R.J., (2008) Quaternary tectonic response to intensified glacial erosion in an orogenic wedge. Nature Geoscience 1, 793 – 799 doi:10.1038/ngeo334

Craw, D., Burridge, C., Upton, P., Rowe, D. and Waters, J., (2008) Evolution of biological dispersal corridors through a tectonically active mountain range, New Zealand. Journal of Biogeography. 35, 1790-1802.

Upton, P. and Craw, D., (2008) Modelling the role of graphite in development of a mineralised midcrustal shear zone, Macraes mine, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 266, 245-255

Upton, P., Begbie, M. and Craw, D., (2008) Numerical modelling of mechanical controls on coeval steep and shallow dipping auriferous quartz vein formation in a thrust zone, Macraes mine, New Zealand. Mineralium Deposita DOI 10.1007/s00126-007-0148-0.

Upton, P. and Koons, P.O. (2007) Three-dimensional geodynamic framework for the Central Southern Alps, New Zealand: Integrating geology, geophysics and mechanical observations. In: D Okaya, Stern T, Davey F (eds) AGU volume, Geotectonic Investigation of a Modern Continent-Continent Collisional Orogen: Southern Alps, NZ

Upton, P. and Osterberg, E.C. (2007) Paleoseismicity and mass movements interpreted from seismic-reflection data, Lake Tekapo, South Canterbury, New Zealand New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 50, 343-356

Johnson, S.E., Vernon, R.H., and Upton, P. (2004) Initiation of microshear zones and progressive strain-rate partitioning in the crystallizing carapace of a tonalite pluton: microstructural evidence and numerical modelling. Journal of Structural Geology. 26, 1845-1865.

Upton, P., Craw, D., James, Z., and Koons, P.O. (2004) Structure and late Cenozoic tectonics of the Southern Two Thumb Range, mid-Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 47, 141-153.

Upton, P., Koons, P.O., Mueller, K., Chen, Y. (2004) Modelling interactions between erosion and tectonics in three-dimensions: examples from New Zealand and Taiwan. Bollettino di Geofisica teorica ed applicata Vol 45-N.1 Supplement. From Mountains to Sedimentary Basins: Modelling and testing Geological Processes. Abstract 1-11.

Upton, P., Koons, P.O., and Eberhart-Phillips, D. (2003) Extension and partitioning in an oblique subduction zone, New Zealand: Constraints from three-dimensional numerical modelling. Tectonics, 22, 1068, doi:10.1029/2002 TC 001431.

Upton, P., Craw, D., Caldwell, T.G., Koons, P.O. James, Z., Wannamaker, P.E., Jiracek, G.J., and Chamberlain, C.P. (2003) Upper crustal fluid flow in the outboard region of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Geofluids, 3, 1-12.

Koons, P.O., Upton, P. and Terry, M.P. (2003) Three-dimensional mechanics of UHPM terrains and resultant P-T-t paths. EMU Notes in Mineralogy, Vol. 5, Chapter 9, 27 p.

Gow, P.A., Upton, P., Zhao, C. and Hill, K.C. (2002) Predicting Cu-Au Mineralization in New Guinea: 2. Geodynamic Modelling of collision, fluid flow and intrusion-related hydrothermal systems. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 49. 753-771.

Oliver, N.H.S., Ord, A., Valenta, R.K. and Upton, P. (2001) The role of rock rheological heterogeneity in fluid flow and epigenetic mineralization, with examples from the Mt Isa district, Society of Economic Geology Reviews. 14, 51-74.

Upton, P., Caldwell, T.G., Chamberlain, C.P., Craw, D., James, Z., Jiracek, G.J., Koons, P.O. and Wannamaker, P.E. (2000) Fluids in a backthrust regime (Southern Alps, New Zealand). Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 69-70, 517-521.

Koons, P.O., Craw, D., Cox, S., Upton, P., Templeton, A. and Chamberlain, C.P. (1998) Fluid flow during active convergence: A Southern Alps model from mechanical and geochemical observations. Geology. 26, 159-162.

Upton, P. (1998) Modelling localization of deformation and fluid flow in a compressional orogen: Implications for the Southern Alps of New Zealand. American Journal of Science. 289, 296-323.

Upton, P., Baxter, K. and O’Brien, G. (1998) Coupled mechanical/fluid flow models of trap integrity and fault reactivation: Application to the northwest shelf of Australia. APPEA Journal. 1998 Conference Paper. 38, 488-499.

Goleby, B.R., Drummond, B.J., Owen, A., Yeates, A.N., Jackson, J., Swager, C. and Upton, P. (1997) Structurally Controlled Mineralization in Australia – How Seismic Profiling Helps Find Minerals: Recent Case Histories. Proceedings of Exploration 97: Fourth Decennial International Conference on Mineral Exploration. Gubins, A.G. (ed), 409-420.

Upton, P., Koons, P.O. and Chamberlain, C.P. (1995) Penetration of deformation-driven meteoric water into ductile rocks; isotopic and model observations from the Southern Alps, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 38, 535-544.


Abstracts (last 5 years)

Upton, P. Kettner, A.,J., Litchfiled, N. and Orpin., A.R., Reconstructing the Waipaoa Sedimentary System at the LGM Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., December 2009

Berger, A.L., Gulick, S.P.S., Spotila, J.A., Worthington, L.A., Upton, P., Jaeger, J.M. and Pavlis, T.L., (2008) Orogenic Response to Augmented Erosion Associated with Northern Hemisphere Glaciation: The St. Elias Ogogen of Alaska. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., December 2009

Ellis, S., Eberhart-Phillips, D., Williams, C., Nüchter, J., Upton, P. Short-term interactions between strike-slip faults across the plate-boundary zone, at the transition from subduction to collision: the Marlborough Fault system, New Zealand Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., December 2009

Upton, P. and Sutherland, R., Upper crustal hydraulic conductivity between Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound. To be presented at: Geosciences 09, Oamaru, Nov 23rd – 27th 2009.

Hooks, B., Enkelmann, E., Koons, P.O., and Upton, P., 3D thermomechanical modelling of the St Elias tectonic aneurysm. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 41, No. 7

Daly, J. and Upton, P., Salt-marsh stratigraphy of the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. To be presented at the GSA Northeastern Section Meeting, Portland, Maine, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 41, No. 3

Hooks, B., Koons, P.O., Pavlis, T.L. and Upton, P., Advective thermal influence on crustal deformation in the southern Alaska plate corner. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T44A-05, December 2008

Barker, A.B., Koons, P.O., Upton, P., and Hallett, B., 3D Mechanical Models of Crustal Deformation and the Effect of Erosion on the Strain Pattern in SE Alaska. Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T53B-1943, December 2008

Upton, P., Influence of mechanical anisotropy on the form of compressive structures – example from the Otago Schist. Geosciences 08 Geological Society of New Zealand 38th Annual Conference 23th – 26th November 2008.

Ellis, S., Eberhart-Phillips, D., Upton, P., Wallace, L. and Eusden, E.D. Transition from subduction to collision in the Northern South Island, New Zealand: Influence of crustal strength and geometry on localisation and fault development. GEOMOD, Florence Italy, September 2008.

Craw, D. and Upton, P. Fluid flow and gold mineralization beneath ancient and modern collisional mountains, New Zealand. IGC, Oslo August 2008

Hooks, B., Koons, P.O., Upton, P., Pavlis, T.L., Johnson, S.E and Gerbi, C., Rheological controls on the focusing of deformation in active orogens. NEGSA 27-29 March 2008

Upton, P., Mueller, K., Chen, Y-G., Wilcox, T., Yanites, B. and Tucker, G., Mechanical consequences for erosional forcing of modern strain and critical taper within the Puli Embayment, West-Central Taiwan IGCP Project 524: Arc-continent collision, Tainan, Taiwan, Jan 2008

Rodda, C., Koons, P.O., Upton, P., Terry, M., and Roberson, P. Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphic Terrane Evolution; Norwegian Caledonides. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall. Meet. Suppl. Abstract T11C-0733, Dec 2007

Barker, A.D., Koons, P.O., Upton, P., Pavlis, T.L., and Chapman, J.B., 3D thermal/mechanical evolution of the plate boundary corner in SE Alaska. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall. Meet. Suppl. Abstract T23D-1664, Dec 2007

Upton, P., Begbie, M. and Craw, D., (2007) Numerical modelling of mechanical controls on coeval steep and shallow dipping auriferous quartz vein formation in a thrust zone, Macraes mine, New Zealand. Geosciences 07 Geological Society of New Zealand 37th Annual Conference 26th – 29th November 2007.

Upton, P., Mueller, K., Tucker, G., Wilcox, T. and Yanites, B. Do higher erosion rates lead to topographic highs or lows? An example from the Puli Embayment, West-Central Taiwan. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall. Meet. Suppl. Abstract T24B-07, Dec 2006

Barker, A.D., Koons, P.O., Pavlis, T.L., Chapman, J.B., Upton, P., and Johnson, S.E, 3D modelling of the transition from oblique lateral to normal convergence at the plate corner of Southeast Alaska. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall. Meet. Suppl. Abstract T23B-0493, Dec 2006

Upton, P., Koons, P.O., Johnson, S.E., Three-dimensional geodynamic modelling of oblique orogenesis: Application to New Zealand and the Acadian Orogen of Maine. Abstract number 25-3. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 67, March 2006

Brown, L.E., Koons, P.O., Upton, P., Johnson, S.E., Thermal-mechanical implications of a shallow asthenosphere in a deforming orogen: Constraints from 3-D numerical modelling. Abstract number 25-10. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 68, 2006

Upton, P., Koons, P.O., Three-dimensional geodynamic modelling of the Southern Alps of New Zealand: integrating models and observations to understand crustal rheology. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T12A-03, 2005. Dec 2005

Eusden, D., Koons, P.O., Pettinga, J., Upton, P. Structural geology and geodynamic modelling of linking faults in the Marlborough Fault Zone, South Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Anniversary Conference, Kaikoura, November 2005.

Upton, P., Markley, M., Begbie, M., Koons, P.O., Controls on fault-related folding, Eastern Southern Alps, New Zealand., Conference on the Theory and Application of Fault-Related Folding in Foreland Basins, Beijing, China, July 2005

Upton, P., Koons, P.O., Henderson, C.M., Three-dimensional geodynamic framework for the Southern Alps, New Zealand: Integrating geology, geophysics and mechanical observations. SIGHT workshop: Geotectonic investigation of a modern continent-continent collisional orogen: Southern Alps, New Zealand. Christchurch June 20th-22nd 2005

Koons, P.O., Upton, P., Craw, D., Henderson, C.M., Co-evolution of strain and topography of the Central South Island, New Zealand. SIGHT workshop: Geotectonic investigation of a modern continent-continent collisional orogen: Southern Alps, New Zealand. Christchurch June 20th-22nd 2005

Upton, P., Koons, P.O., Geodynamic modeling of collision zones: Integrating geology, geophysics and mechanical observations. The Workshop on Geodynamic Modelling of Tectonic Processes, June 10-12, 2005, Breckenridge, CO. Sponsors: The National Science Foundation and The Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics (CIG).

Upton, P., Thiede, R., Bookhagen, B., Strecker, M.R. Coupling between erosion and tectonics at intermediate scales, Sutlej River, NW India. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 05392, 2005.

 


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