‡Rice Lab Postdoc, †Rice Lab Student, ^Rice Lab data/visiting student
In Review and Revision
^Phillips, N., †B. Belzer, M. E. French, C. Rowe, K. Ujiie, Frictional Strengths of Subduction Thrust Rocks in the Region of Shallow Slow Earthquakes (in review).
‡Condit, C., M. E. French, J. A. Hayles, L.Y. Yeung, and C. A. Lee, Fluid and stress state at the base of the subduction seismogenic zone (in revision).
French, M.E. and ‡C. Condit (2019), Slip partitioning along an idealized subduction plate boundary at deep slow slip conditions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 528, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115828.
Xing, T., W. Zhu, M. E. French, †B. Belzer (2019), Stabilizing Effect of High Pore Fluid Pressure on Slip Behaviors of Gouge-Bearing Faults, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 124, doi: 10.1029/2019JB018002.
French, M.E., G. Hirth, and K. Okazaki (2019), Fracture-induced pore fluid pressure weakening and dehydration in serpentinite, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2019.228168.
J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2018JB016053. and J. S. Chester (2018), Localized slip and associated fluidized structures record seismic slip in clay-rich fault gouge,
10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.009. and W. Zhu (2017), Slow fault propagation in serpentinite under conditions of high pore fluid pressure, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 473, doi:
French, M. E., 2016), Fault slip controlled by stress path and fluid pressurization rate, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 4330–4339, doi:10.1002/2016GL068893., and (
French, M. E., F. M. Chester, J. S. Chester, and J. E. Wilson (2016), Stress-dependent transport properties of fractured arkosic sandstone, Geofluids, doi: 10.1111/gfl.12174.
2015), Micromechanisms of creep in clay-rich gouge from the Central Deforming Zone of the San Andreas Fault. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120:827–849. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011496., and (
Coble, C. G, M. E. French, F. M. Chester, J. S. Chester, and H. Kitajima (2014), In situ frictional properties of San Andreas Fault gouge at SAFOD, Geophys. J. Int., 199 (2), doi:10.1093/gji/ggu306.
French, M. E., H. Kitajima, J. S. Chester, F. M. Chester, and T. Hirose (2014), Displacement and dynamic weakening processes in smectite-rich gouge from the Central Deforming Zone of the San Andreas Fault, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JB010757.
French, M. E., D. F. Boutt, and L. B. Goodwin (2012), Sample dilation and fracture in response to high pore fluid pressure and strain rate in quartz-rich sandstone and siltstone, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 117, doi:10.1029/2011JB008707.