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ROWE Christie

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Géologie des systèmes faillés,
McGill U.


Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3A 2A7

Téléphone : 514-398-2769
Bureau : FD Adams Bldg, room 130B

Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz (2007)
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, U. McGill


Thèmes de recherche

voir le Site Web Field Rheology Rowe research Group



Regalla, C., Rowe, C., Harrichhausen, N., Tarling, M. and Singh, J., 2018. Styles of underplating in the Marin Headlands Terrane, Franciscan Complex, California. GSA Special Publications.


Backeberg, N.R., Rowe, C.D., Barshi, N., 2016. Alteration-weakening leading to localized deformation in a damage aureole adjacent to a dormant shear zone. Journal of Structural Geology 90, 144-156.

Eckardt, F.D., Cotterill, F.P.D., Flügel, T.J., Kahle, B., McFarlane, M., Rowe, C., 2016. Mapping the surface geomorphology of the Makgadikgadi Rift Zone (MRZ). Quaternary International 404, 115-120.

Melosh, B.L., Rowe, C.D., Gerbi, C., Bate, C.E., Shulman, D., 2016. The spin zone: Transient mid-crust permeability caused by coseismic brecciation. Journal of Structural Geology 87, 47-63.

Mundy, E.M., Dascher-Cousineau, K., Gleeson, T., Rowe, C.D., Allen, D.M., 2016. Complexity of hydrogeologic regime around an ancient low-angle thrust fault revealed by multidisciplinary field study. Geofluids 16 (4), 673-687.

Tarling, M.S., Rowe, C.D., 2016. Experimental slip distribution in lentils as an analog for scaly clay fabrics. Geology 44 (3), 183-186.


Bose, S., Saha, P., Mori, J.J., Rowe, C., Ujiie, K., Chester, F.M., Conin, M., Regalla, C., Kameda, J., Toy, V., Kirkpatrick, J., Remitti, F., Moore, J.C., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Nakamura, Y., Gupta, A., 2015. Deformation structures in the frontal prism near the Japan Trench: Insights from sandbox models. Journal of Geodynamics 89, 29-38.

Kimura, G., Ashi, J., Kinoshita, M., Rowe, C., Shelly, D., 2015. Preface for the special issue of "New Perspective of Subduction Zone Earthquakes". Earth, Planets and Space 67 (1), art. no. 123.

Kirkpatrick, J.D., Rowe, C.D., Ujiie, K., Moore, J.C., Regalla, C., Remitti, F., Toy, V., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Kameda, J., Bose, S., Chester, F.M., 2015. Structure and lithology of the Japan Trench subduction plate boundary fault. Tectonics 34 (1), 53-69.

Rabinowitz, H.S., Savage, H.M., Plank, T., Polissar, P.J., Kirkpatrick, J.D., Rowe, C.D., 2015. Multiple major faults at the Japan Trench: Chemostratigraphy of the plate boundary at IODP Exp. 343: JFAST. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 423, 57-66.

Rowe, C.D., Griffith, W.A., 2015. Do faults preserve a record of seismic slip: A second opinion. Journal of Structural Geology 78, 1-26.

Wakabayashi, J., Rowe, C.D., 2015. Whither the megathrust? Localization of large-scale subduction slip along the contact of a mélange. International Geology Review 57 (5-8), 854-870.


Backeberg, N.R., Rowe, C.D., Van Hinsberg, V.J., Bellefroid, E.J. 2014. Structural and metamorphic evidence for Mesoarchaean subduction in the Finlayson Lake greenstone belt, Superior Province, OntarioPrecambrian Research, vol. 249, pp. 100-114.

Faber, C., Rowe, C.D., Miller, J.A., Fagereng, T., Neethling, J.H., 2014. Silica gel in a fault slip surface: Field evidence for palaeo-earthquakes? Journal of Structural Geology 69 (PA), 108-121.

Fagereng, T., Smith, Z., Rowe, C.D., Makhubu, B., Sylvester, F.Y.G. 2014Stress, strain, and fault behavior at a thrust ramp: Insights from the Naukluft thrust, NamibiaJournal of Structural Geology 58, 95-107. 

Melosh, B.L., Rowe, C.D., Smit, L., Groenewald, C., Lambert, C.W., Macey, P., 2014. Snap, crackle, Pop: Dilational fault breccias record seismic slip below the brittle-plastic transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 403, 432-445.

Savage, H. M., Polissar, P. J., Sheppard, R. E., Rowe, C. D. and Brodsky, E. E. 2014. Biomarkers heat up during earthquakes: new evidence of seismic slip in the rock record. Geology 42 (2), 99-102.

Yamaguchi, A., Ishikawa, T., Kato, Y., Nozaki, T., Meneghini, F., Rowe, C.D., Moore, J.C., Tsutsumi, A., Kimura, G., 2014. Fluid-rock interaction recorded in black fault rocks in the Kodiak accretionary complex, Alaska. Earth, Planets and Space 66 (1), art. no. 58.


Chester, F.M., Rowe, C., Ujiie, K., Kirkpatrick, J., Regalla, C., Remitti, F., Moore, J.C., Toy, V., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Bose, S., Kameda, J., Mori, J.J., Brodsky, E.E., Eguchi, N., Toczko, S. 2013, Structure and composition of the plate-boundary slip zone for the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, Science, vol. 342, no. 6163, pp. 1208-1211.

Fulton, P. M., Brodsky, E., Kano, Y., Mori, J., Chester, F., Ishikawa, T., Harris, R., Lin, W., Eguchi, N., Toczko, S., and Expedition 343, 343T and KR13-08 Science Party 2013, Low coseismic friction on the Tohoku-oki fault determined from temperature measurements. Science, vol.  342, pp. 1214-1217.

Kirkpatrick, J.D.,  Rowe, C.D. 2013, Disappearing ink: How pseudotachylytes are lost from the rock record, Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 183-198. 

Kirkpatrick, J.D., Rowe, C.D., White, J.C., Brodsky, E.E. 2013, Silica gel formation during fault slip: Evidence from the rock record, Geology, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 1015-1018. 

Lin, W., Conin, M., Moore, J.C., Chester, F.M., Nakamura, Y., Mori, J.J., Anderson, L., Brodsky, E.E., Eguchi, N., Cook, B., Jeppson, T., Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Sanada, Y., Saito, S., Kido, Y., Hirose, T., Behrmann, J.H., Ikari, M., Ujiie, K., Rowe, C., Kirkpatrick, J., Bose, S., Regalla, C., Remitti, F., Toy, V., Fulton, P., Mishima, T., Yang, T., Sun, T., Ishikawa, T., Sample, J., Takai, K., Kameda, J., Toczko, S., Maeda, L., Kodaira, S., Hino, R., Saffer, D. 2013, Stress state in the largest displacement area of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, Science, vol. 339, no. 6120, pp. 687-690. 

Macey, P.H., Miller, J.A., Rowe, C.D., Grantham, G.H., Siegfried, P., Armstrong, R.A., Kemp, J., Bacalau, J. 2013, Geology of the Monapo Klippe, NE Mozambique and its significance for assembly of central Gondwana, Precambrian Research, vol. 233, pp. 259-281. 

Miller, J.A., Faber, C., Rowe, C.D., Macey, P.H., du Plessis, A. 2013, Eastward transport of the Monapo Klippe, Mozambique determined from field kinematics and computed tomography and implications for late tectonics in central Gondwana, Precambrian Research, vol. 237, pp. 101-115.

Rowe, C.D. 2013, Shaking Loose: Sand volcanoes and Jurassic earthquakes, Geology, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1135-1136.

Rowe, C.D. 2013, Research Matters 1. Funding for Structural Geology and Tectonics Research in Three Nations. Geoscience Canada, vol. 40, pp. 366-370.

Rowe, C.D., Moore, J.C., Remitti, F. 2013, The thickness of subduction plate boundary faults from the seafloor into the seismogenic zone, Geology, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 991-994.

Ujiie, K., Tanaka, H., Saito, T., Tsutsumi, A., Mori, J. J., Kameda, J., Brodsky, E., Chester, F. M., Eguchi, N., Toczko, S., and Expedition 343, 343T and KR13-08 Scientists 2013, Low coseismic friction on the Tohoku megathrust determined from laboratory experiments. Science, vol. 342, pp. 1211-1214.

Yang, T., Mishima, T., Ujiie, K., Chester, F. M., Mori, J. J., Eguchi, N., Toczko, S., and Expedition 343 Scientists 2013, Strain decoupling across the decollement in the region of large slip during the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake from anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, vol. 381, pp. 31-38.


Sherry, T.J., Rowe, C.D., Kirkpatrick, J.D., Brodsky, E.E. 2012,  Emplacement and dewatering of the world's largest exposed sand injectite complex, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 13, no. 8.