408, Geological Sciences
Phone: +64 3 364 2987
Internal Phone: ext. 7697 (4rd floor corridor)
Brittle fault rocks, fault mechanics, experimental rock deformation.
Shallow Coseismic Fault Rocks.
- Radio Interview from 18 March 2013 with Chris Lynch from NewstalkZB about my studies on the Alpine Fault (listen to the interview)
- News article in 'Scoop' Education: Understanding the Alpine Fault, which forms the Australian-Pacific plate boundary on the South Island, will help lifeline and emergency management organisations be better prepared for any future large magnitude earthquakes. (read the article)
See my poster highlighting "Acoustic emissions generated during uniaxial compressive strength tests"
My other poster shows "Weak Fault Cores, Alpine Fault, New Zealand"
Boulton, C.J.; Carpenter, B.M.; Toy, V.G.; Marone, C. 2012.Physical Properties of Surface-Outcrop Cataclastic Fault Rocks, Alpine Fault, New Zealand.Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2011GC003872.
Davies, T.R.;McSaveney, M.M.; Boulton, C.J. 2011. Elastic strain energy release from fragmenting grains: Effects on fault rupture. Journal of Structural Geology, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.11.004.
Boulton, C.J.; Davies, T.R.; McSaveney, M.M. 2009. The frictional strength of granular fault gouge: application of theory to the mechanics of low-angle normal faults. Journal Geological Society London Special Publications 321, 9-31.
Phillips, C.J.; Cooper, A.F.; Palin, M.J.; Nathan, S. 2005. Geochronological constraints on Cretaceous-Paleocene volcanism in South Westland, New Zealand.New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48, 1-14.
Phillips, C.J. 2001. Geochemistry, geochronology and petrology of the Arnott Basalt and Tokakoriri Formation, Tokakoriri Creek, South Westland.Bachelor of Science with Honours thesis: University of Otago.
Phillips, C.J. 2000. Geology and Structure of Hyde: Fault controlled sedimentation in an area of active uplift. Bachelor of Science thesis: University of Otago.
Boulton, C.J.; Barth, N.C.; Carpenter, B.M.; Toy, V.G. 2011. Significant along-strike variations in fault gouge thickness, friction coefficient and mineralogy, Alpine Fault, New Zealand. EOS Transactions AGU Fall Meeting Supplement: Abstract T41C-04.
Barth, N.C.; Toy, V.G.; Boulton, C.J.; Carpenter, B.M. 2010. Anatomy of a plate boundary at shallow crustal levels: a composite section from the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. EOS Transactions AGU Fall Meeting Supplement: Abstract T41B-2110.
Boulton, C.; Davies, T. 2009. Creating Coseismic Fault Rocks. Geosciences Annual Conference,Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 128A.
Boulton, C.J.; Toy, V.G. 2008. Shallow Coseismic Fault Rocks of the Alpine Fault. Abstract and poster.Geosciences Annual Conference, Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication124A.
Davies, T.R.;Boulton, C.J.; McSaveney, M.M.; Bowman, L.T. 2007. Grain Fragmentation: Dynamic Implications. EOS Transactions AGU Fall Meeting Supplement: Abstract T11A-0336.
For more information please see my CV