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Griffith, W.A., T.M. Mitchell, J. Renner, G. Di Toro, 2012, Coseismic damage and softening of fault rocks at seismic depths, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 353-354, 219-230. Griffith_Mitchell_Renner_DiToro_EPSL_2012.pdf size: 1567 KB

Niemeijer, A., G. Di Toro, W.A. Griffith, A. Bistacchi, S.A.F. Smith, and S. Nielsen, 2012, Inferring earthquake mechanics using an integrated field and laboratory approach, Journal of Structural Geology, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2012.02.018. Niemeijer_etal_JSG_2012.pdf size: 5619 KB

Ngo, D., Y. Huang, A. J. Rosakis, W.A. Griffith, and D.D. Pollard, 2012, Off-fault tensile cracks: A link between geological fault observations, lab experiments and dynamic rupture models, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B01307, doi:10.1029/2011JB008577. Ngo_etal_JGR_2012.pdf size: 1583 KB

Bistacchi, A., W.A. Griffith, S. Nielsen, S.A.F. Smith, G. Di Toro, and R. Jones, 2011, Surface roughness of ancient seismic faults: a combined LIDAR and high resolution photogrammetric analysis of fault trace profiles, Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0301-7. Bistacchi_etal_PAGEOPH_2011.pdf size: 1856 KB

Griffith, W.A., S. Nielsen, and G. Di Toro, S. E. A. Smith, 2010, Rough faults, distributed weakening, and off-fault deformation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B08409, doi:10.1029/2009JB006925. Griffith_etal_JGR_2010.pdf size: 2850 KB

Nielsen, S., G. Di Toro, W.A. Griffith, 2010, Friction and roughness of a melting rock surface, Geophysics Journal International, 182: 299-310. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04607.x Nielsen_etal_GJI_2010.pdf size: 604 KB

Griffith, W.A., G. Di Toro, G. Pennacchioni, D.D. Pollard, and S. Nielsen, 2009. Static stress drop associated with brittle slip events on exhumed faults, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B02402, doi: 10.1029/2008JB005879. Griffith_etal_JGR_2009.pdf size: 575 KB

Griffith, W.A., A.J. Rosakis, D.D. Pollard, and C.-W. Ko, 2009. Dynamic rupture experiments elucidate tensile crack development during propagating earthquake ruptures, Geology, 37, 795-798, doi: 10.1130/G30064A.1. Griffith_etal_Geology_2009.pdf size: 254 KB

Griffith, W.A., P.F. Sanz, and D.D. Pollard, 2009.Influence of outcrop scale fractures on the effective stiffness of fault damage zone rocks, for Pure and Applied Geophysics Special Issue on “Mechanics, Structure, and Evolution of Fault Zones”, p. 1-33, doi: 10.1007/s00024-009-0519-9. Griffith_etal_PAGEOPH_2009.pdf size: 998 KB

Griffith, W.A., G. Di Toro, G. Pennacchioni, and D.D. Pollard, 2008. Thin pseudotachylytes in faults of the Mt. Abbot Quadrangle, Sierra Nevada: Physical constraints for seismic slip, Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 30, pp. 1186-1194. Griffith_etal_JSG_2008.pdf size: 2537 KB

Griffith, W.A. and M.L. Cooke, 2005. How sensitive are fault slip rates in the Los Angeles Basin to tectonic boundary conditions? Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol. 95, pp. 1263-1275. Griffith&Cooke_2005_BSSA.pdf size: 371 KB

Griffith, W.A. and M.L. Cooke, 2004. Mechanical validation of the three-dimensional intersection geometry between the Puente Hills blind-thrust system and the Whittier fault, Los Angeles, California, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol. 94 pp. 493-505. Griffith&Cooke_2004_BSSA.pdf size: 1107 KB


Articles in Review/Revision/Preparation


W.A. Griffith, J.B. Becker*, K.M. Cione*, and T. Miller, in review, 3D Topographic stress perturbations and implications for ground control in underground coal mines, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

Yuan, H.H., E. Pan, W.Q. Chen, and W.A. Griffith, in review, Elastic deformation due to polygonal dislocations in a transversely isotropic half-space, Geophysics Journal International

Newman*, P. and W.A. Griffith, in preparation, The work budget of rough faults

Griffith, W.A. and V. Prakash, in preparation, The critical slip weakening distance in granitoid rocks: Evidence from field geology and laboratory experiments


*denotes student author