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Mineral and Rock Deformation: Laboratory Studies, The Paterson Volume

Mineral and Rock Deformation: Laboratory Studies, The Paterson Volume

B. E. Hobbs (Editor), H. C. Heard (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66435-3 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 324 Pages


Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 36 (The Paterson Volume).

Born on March 7, 1925 at Booleroo, South Australia, Mervyn Paterson's childhood revolved around life on the family farm. His father was a methodist lay preacher and the local church with its practices was part of his early experiences—it is rare nowadays for people to attend church services four times on Sunday! His early life contrasted markedly with Maginnis Magee of Australian bush fame, whom the namesake poet A. B. Paterson described so colorfully in A Bush Christening: "On the outer Barcoo where the churches are a few, And men of religion are scanty". Mervyn's early sharing of the beauties of nature developed, no doubt, during those peaceful moments as he rode his horse to the local bush school. Such interests continue to this day with his frequent treks from his home in the suburb of Aranda to the lab through the picturesque, relatively unspoilt forest that adorns Black Mountain in Canberra. Mervyn grew up with a respect for nature tempered by an experiential awareness of its hazards as in 1939 he drove with his father through one of those horrendous, nightmarish bushfires that periodically sweep through the Australia bush-land, as they transferred the family possessions from one farm to another.

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Mervyn Silas Paterson J. N. Boland ix

Dilatancy o f Quartz Gouge in Pure Shear
Barry Raleigh and Chris Marone 1

The Laboratory Study of Seismic Wave Attenuation
Ian Jackson  11

The Plasticity of Some F ine-Grained Aggregates of Olivine at High Pressure and Temperature
P. N. Chopra 25

Deformation Behavior of Wet and Dry Clinopyroxenite in the Brittle to Ductile Transition Region
J. N. Boland and T. E. Tullis 35

Experimental Control of the Water-Weakening Effect in Quartz
A. Ord and B. E. Hobbs 51

High Temperature Creep of Single Crystal Galena (PbS)
S. F. Cox 73

Effect of Cation Impurities on Steady-State Flow of Salt
H. C. Heard and F. J. Ryerson 99

Experimental Deformation of Rocksalt
J. Handin, J. E. Russell, and N. L. Carter 117

Dynamic Recrystallization of Minerals
J. L. Urai, W. D. Means, and G. S. Lister 161

Phase Transformation Under Stress and Volume Transfer Creep
Harry W. Green II 201

Deformation Induced Recrystallization of Ice: The Application of in Situ Experiments
C. J. L. Wilson 213

Some Speculations on the Nature of High-Angle Grain Boundaries in Quartz Rocks
A. C. McLaren 233

Variable Sensitivity Piezometric Equations for Dislocation Density and Subgrain Diameter
and Their Relevance to Olivine and Quartz
Robert J. Twiss 247

Complete Fabric Analysis of Some Commonly Observed Quartz C-Axis Patterns
S. M. Schmid and M. Casey 263

Heterogeneous Strain in Axial Deformation of Limestone, Textural Evidence
H.-R. Wenk, H . Kern, P. Van Houtte, and F. Wagner 287

Experimental Rock Deformation Techniques
Terry E. Tullis and Jan Tullis  297