Publications

‡Rice Lab Postdoc, †Rice Lab Student, ^Rice Lab data/visiting student

In Review and Revision

Published

†Belzer, B. and M.E. French (2022), Frictional Constitutive Behavior of Chlorite at Low Shearing Rates and Hydrothermal Conditions, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2022.229435.

‡Condit, C. and M. E. French (2022), Geologic Evidence of lithostatic pore fluid pressures at the base of the subduction seismogenic zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2022GL098862.

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 (2022), Seafloor overthrusting causes ductile fault deformation and fault sealing along the northern Hikurangi Margin, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 593 , doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117651.

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, doi10.1029/2019JB018002.

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.

French, M.E. and J. S. Chester (2018), Localized slip and associated fluidized structures record seismic slip in clay-rich fault gouge, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2018JB016053.

French, M. E. and W. Zhu (2017), Slow fault propagation in serpentinite under conditions of high pore fluid pressure, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 473, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.009.

French, M. E.W. Zhu, and J. Banker (2016), Fault slip controlled by stress path and fluid pressurization rateGeophys. Res. Lett.4343304339, doi:10.1002/2016GL068893.

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.

French, M. E., F. M. Chester, and J. S. Chester (2015), Micromechanisms of creep in clay-rich gouge from the Central Deforming Zone of the San Andreas FaultJ. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth120:827849. doi: 10.1002/2014JB011496.

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.