Martha Oliver Withjack

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Martha Oliver Withjack
Professor

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Wright Geological Laboratory 243A
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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Education

  • B.A., Rutgers University 
  • M.A., Ph. D., Brown University

Courses

  • Undergraduate: Field Geology,Structural Geology,Tectonics and Regional Structural Geology
  • Graduate: Advanced Tectonics; Acquisition, Processing & Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Data; Modeling in Structural Geology: Geometric, Experimental & Numerical

Research Interests

  • Extensional tectonics; rift-basin and passive-margin development; experimental modeling of geologic structures; seismic interpretation; petroleum geology

Publications

  • Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., and Olsen, P.E., 2002, Relative timing of CAMP, rifting, continental breakup, and inversion: tectonic significance, in Hames, W.E., McHone, G.C., Renne, P.R., and Ruppel, C.R., eds., The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights from Fragments of Pangea: American Geophysical Union Monograph 136, p. 33-59. >>PDF File
  • Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., and Eisenstadt, G., 2002, An experimental study of the secondary deformation produced by oblique-slip normal faulting: AAPG Bulletin, v. 86, p. 885-906.  >>PDF file
  • Ackermann, R.V., Schlische, R.W., and Withjack, M.O., 2001, The geometric and statistical evolution of normal fault systems: an experimental study of the effects of mechanical layer thickness on scaling laws: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 23, p. 1803-1819. >>PDF file
  • Clifton, A.E., Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., and Ackermann, R.V., 2000, Influence of rift obliquity on fault-population systematics: results of clay modeling experiments: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 22, p. 1491-1509. >>PDF file
  • Withjack, M. O., and Callaway, J. S., 2000, Active normal faulting beneath a salt layer -- an experimental study of deformation in the cover sequence:  AAPG Bulletin, v. 84, p. 627-651. >>PDF file
  • Clifton, A.E., Schlische, R.W., Withjack, M.O., and Ackermann, R.V., 2000, Influence of rift obliquity on fault-population systematics: results of clay modeling experiments: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 22, p. 1491-1509. >>PDF file
  • Withjack, M.O., Schlische, R.W., and Olsen, P.E., 1998, Diachronous rifting, drifting, and inversion on the passive margin of central eastern North America: An analog for other passive margins: AAPG Bulletin, v. 82, p. 817-835. >>PDF File
  • Withjack, M. O., Olsen, P. E., and Schlische, R. W., 1995, Tectonic evolution of the Fundy basin, Canada: Evidence of extension and shortening during passive-margin development: Tectonics, v. 14, p. 390-405.
  • Withjack, M., Islam, Q., and LaPointe, P., 1995, Normal faults and their hanging-wall deformation--an experimental study:  AAPG Bulletin, v. 79, p. 1-18. >>PDF file
  • Eisenstadt, G., and Withjack, M., 1995, Estimating inversion--results from clay-model studies:  in Basin Inversion, Geological Society of London, Special Publication 88, p. 119-136.
  • Withjack, M., and Islam, Q., 1993, Origin of rollover--a discussion:  AAPG Bulletin, v. 77, p. 657-658.
  • Withjack, M., and Peterson, E., 1993, Prediction of normal-fault geometries--a sensitivity analysis:  AAPG Bulletin, v. 77, p. 1860-1873. >>PDF file
  • Withjack, M., Olson, J., and Peterson, E., 1990, Experimental models of extensional forced folds:  AAPG Bulletin, v. 74, p. 1038-1054.

Extensional Tectonics Working Group at Rutgers

Structural Geology and Tectonics at Rutgers (PDF file; 816 KB)

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