Darrel Cowan- Website
Awards and Honors
|Career Contribution Award||October 2014||Geological Society of America Structural Geology & Tectonics Division||Awarded to one member of the division each year "for achievements that have led to major advances in the fields of structural geology and tectonics"|
Professional Talks and Presentations
|April 2014||University of Southern California||department seminar series||I||talk||Active, possibly seismogenic low-angle normal faults, Death Valley, California|
|May 2014||Geological Society of America||Joint Cordilleran-Rocky Mountain sections annual meeting||I||co-authored talk with Paul Bodin in special symposium||SEARCHING FOR MICROEARTHQUAKES ON DETACHMENT FAULTS BENEATH DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA|
|September 2014||Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy||Messinian Salinity Crisis colloquium, Torino, Italy||I||talk, co authored with Ryan Thress [MS student], Charlotte Schreiber, and three Italian colleagues||Submarine collapse of an evaporite platform during the Messinian Salinity Crisis: Dimensional and spatial patterns of rafted blocks, western Caltanissetta basin, Sicily|
|April 2015||University of Nevada Las Vegas||departmental seminar series||I||talk||SEARCHING FOR MICROEARTHQUAKES ON ACTIVE, POSSIBLY SEISMOGENIC DETACHMENT FAULTS, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA|
|April 2015||Appalachian State University, North Carolina||speaker's banquet and talk||I||talk||SEARCHING FOR MICROEARTHQUAKES ON ACTIVE, POSSIBLY SEISMOGENIC DETACHMENT FAULTS, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA|
Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the PressAll peer-reviewed:
Evans, B.W., and COWAN, D.S., 2012, A melt origin for spinifex-textured metaperidotite in the Cerro del Almirez massif, southern Spain. American Journal of Science, v. 312, p. 967-993.
Casale, G., Bennett, R.A., COWAN, D.S., and Surovic, M., in review, Syn-convergence extension and mid-crustal exhumation in the internal Dinarides, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Lithosphere.
Cowan, D.S., and Bodin, P., in press, Searching for microearthquakes in Death Valley, California. Proceedings, 1st Natural History conference, Death Valley Natural History Association.
Current Research InterestsStructural Geology, Tectonics.
The rock record of earthquakes.
Testing the hypothesis that detachment faults in Death Valley, CA are active and generating microearthquakes [with Paul Bodin].
Considering the hanging walls of detachment faults in Death Valley as extensional wedges
A new hypothesis for the origin of melange in active diapirs in the Cascadia accretionary wedge [with Mark Brandon].