‡Rice Lab Postdoc, †Rice Lab Student, ^Rice Lab data/visiting student
In Review and Revision
‡Condit, C. and M. E. French, Geologic Evidence of lithostatic pore fluid pressures at the base of the subduction seismogenic zone (in revision for GRL).
†Belzer, B. and M.E. French, Frictional Constitutive Behavior of Chlorite at Low Shearing Rates and Hydrothermal Conditions (submitted).
Morgan, J. K., E. A. Solomon, A. Fagereng, H. M. Savage, M. Wang, F. Meneghini, P. M. Barnes, R. Bell, M. E. French, N. Bangs, H. Kitajima, D. M. Saffer, L. M. Wallace, Seafloor overthrusting causes ductile fault deformation and fault sealing along the northern Hikurangi Margin (in revision for EPSL).
French, M. E., W. Zhu, X. Xiaohui, B. Evans, D. J. Prior (2022), Enhanced water weakening of the Solnhofen limestone at elevated temperature, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 127, doi:10.1029/2021JB022742.
‡Condit, C., M. E. French, J. A. Hayles, L.Y. Yeung, E. J. Chin, and C. A. Lee (2022), Rheology of metasedimentary rocks at the base of the subduction seismogenic zone, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi: 10.1029/2021GC010194.
†Fliedner, C. and M.E. French (2021), Pore and mineral fabrics control the elastic wave velocities of metapelite with implications for subduction zone tomography, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 126, doi: 10.1029/2021JB022361.
French, M.E. and J. K. Morgan (2020), Pore fluid pressures and strength contrasts maintain frontal fault activity, northern Hikurangi margin, New Zealand, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47 (21), doi: 10.1029/2020GL089209.
‡Condit, C., V. E. Guevara, J. R. Delph, and M. E. French (2020), Slab dehydration in warm subduction zones at depths of episodic slip and tremor, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 552, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116601.
^Phillips, N., †B. Belzer, M. E. French, C. Rowe, and K. Ujiie (2020), Frictional Strengths of Subduction Thrust Rocks in the Region of Shallow Slow Earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 125, doi: 10.1029/2019JB018888.
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, and †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., F. M. and J. S. (
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.