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Darrel Cowan- Website


Courses Taught

Quarter/Year
Dept
Course #
Credits
Enrollment
% Responsible
Co-Instructor(s)
SummerESS400122512%Duvall
AutumnESS21159055%Stone
WinterESS463514100%none
Spring50% time

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Career Contribution AwardOctober 2014Geological Society of America Structural Geology & Tectonics DivisionAwarded 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

Date
Organization
Event
Invited/Contributed
Type
Title
April 2014University of Southern Californiadepartment seminar seriesItalkActive, possibly seismogenic low-angle normal faults, Death Valley, California
May 2014Geological Society of AmericaJoint Cordilleran-Rocky Mountain sections annual meetingIco-authored talk with Paul Bodin in special symposiumSEARCHING FOR MICROEARTHQUAKES ON DETACHMENT FAULTS BENEATH DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
September 2014Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene StratigraphyMessinian Salinity Crisis colloquium, Torino, ItalyItalk, co authored with Ryan Thress [MS student], Charlotte Schreiber, and three Italian colleaguesSubmarine collapse of an evaporite platform during the Messinian Salinity Crisis: Dimensional and spatial patterns of rafted blocks, western Caltanissetta basin, Sicily
April 2015University of Nevada Las Vegasdepartmental seminar seriesItalkSEARCHING FOR MICROEARTHQUAKES ON ACTIVE, POSSIBLY SEISMOGENIC DETACHMENT FAULTS, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
April 2015Appalachian State University, North Carolinaspeaker's banquet and talkItalkSEARCHING FOR MICROEARTHQUAKES ON ACTIVE, POSSIBLY SEISMOGENIC DETACHMENT FAULTS, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

All 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 Interests

Structural 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].

Current C.V. URL

http://www.ess.washington.edu/ess/people/cv/Cowan_Darrel_CV.pdf