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John P. Platt

University of Southern California

Expertise: Structural Geology / Tectonics
About Me Publications
Platt, J. P. (2014). Rheology of two-phase systems: A microphysical and observational approach. Journal of Structural Geology, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 2059
Platt, J. P. (2014). Influence of shear heating on microstructurally defined plate boundary shear zones. Geophysical Research Letters, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 1903
Platt, J. P., Xia, H., & Schmidt, W. (2018). Rheology and stress in subduction zones around the aseismic/seismic transition. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 5(1). doi: 10.1186/s40645-018-0183-8. SCEC Contribution 8929
Xia, H., & Platt, J. P. (2018). Is the Vincent fault in southern California the Laramide subduction zone megathrust?. GSA Bulletin, 131(1-2), 120-136. doi: 10.1130/B31870.1. SCEC Contribution 10847
Platt, J. P., & De Bresser, J. (2017). Stress dependence of microstructures in experimentally deformed calcite. Journal of Structural Geology, 105, 80-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.10.012. SCEC Contribution 8357
Platt, J. P., & Xia, H. (2017). Structural and rheological evolution of the Laramide subduction channel in southern California. Solid Earth, 8(2), 379-403. doi: 10.5194/se-8-379-2017. SCEC Contribution 8356
Behr, W. M., Platt, J. P., & Cooper, F. J. (2017). Rheological transitions in the middle crust: insights from Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes. Solid Earth, 8(1), 199-215. doi: 10.5194/se-8-199-2017. SCEC Contribution 8355
Platt, J. P., & Passchier, C. W. (2017). Shear zone junctions: Of zippers and freeways. Journal of Structural Geology, 95, 188-202. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.10.010. SCEC Contribution 8353
Passchier, C. W., & Platt, J. P. (2016). Zipper junctions: A new approach to the intersections of conjugate strike-slip faults. Geology, 44(10), 795-798. doi: 10.1130/G38058.1. SCEC Contribution 8352
Cooper, F. J., Behr, W. M., & Platt, J. P. (2015). Metamorphic core complexes: windows into the mechanics and rheology of the crust. Journal of the Geological Society, 172(1), 9-27. doi: 10.1144/jgs2014-036. SCEC Contribution 8350
Behr, W. M., & Platt, J. P. (2014). Brittle faults are weak, yet the ductile middle crust is strong: implications for lithospheric mechanics. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 8067-8075. doi: 10.1002/ 2014GL061349. SCEC Contribution 1977
Platt, J. P., & Becker, T. W. (2013). Kinematics of rotating panels of E-W faults in the San Andreas system: what can we tell from geodesy?. Geophysical Journal International, 194(3), 1295–1301. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt189. SCEC Contribution 1531
Platt, J. P. (2012, 12). Rheology of two-phase systems. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1717
Platt, J. P. (2012, 10). Weakening, strain localization, and the deep structure of lithospheric shear zones. Oral Presentation at 2012 GSA Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 1716
Platt, J. P., Moresi, L., & Becker, T. W. (2012, 9). Can self-organization of shear zones control the scale and structure of plate boundaries?. Poster Presentation at 2012 SCEC Annual Meeting . SCEC Contribution 1715
Platt, J. P., & Becker, T. W. (2010). Where is the real transform boundary in California?. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 11, Q06012. doi: 10.1029/2010GC003060. SCEC Contribution 1346
Behr, W. M., Rood, D. H., Fletcher, K. E., Guzman, N. E., Finkel, R., Hanks, T. C., Hudnut, K. W., Kendrick, K. J., Platt, J. P., Sharp, W. D., Weldon, R. J., & Yule, D. (2010). Uncertainties in slip rate estimates for the Mission Creek strand of the southern San Andreas Fault at Biskra Palms Oasis, southern California. Geological Society of America Bulletin,. SCEC Contribution 1292
Platt, J. P., Kaus, B. J., & Becker, T. W. (2008). The mechanics of continental transforms: An alternative approach with applications to the San Andreas system and the tectonics of California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 274, 380-391. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.052. SCEC Contribution 1109

Last updated Nov 24, 2020.