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James R. Rice

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University
Professor

Expertise: Physics of earthquakes, Glaciology, Geomechanics, Solid & fluid mechanics
 
 
About Me Publications
Platt, J. D., Brantut, N., & Rice, J. R. (2014). Strain localization driven by thermal decomposition during seismic shear. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 1965
Platt, J. D., Rudnicki, J., & Rice, J. R. (2014). Stability and Localization of Rapid Shear in Fluid-Saturated Fault Gouge, 2. Localized zone width and strength evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119. doi: 10.1002/2013JB010711. SCEC Contribution 1826
Rice, J. R., Rudnicki, J., & Platt, J. D. (2014). Stability and Localization of Rapid Shear in Fluid-Saturated Fault Gouge, 1. Linearized stability analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119. doi: 10.1002/2013JB010710. SCEC Contribution 1825
Viesca, R. C., & Rice, J. R. (2012). Nucleation of slip-weakening rupture instability in landslides by localized increase of pore pressure. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117(B3), B03104. doi: 10.1029/2011JB008866. SCEC Contribution 1527
DeDontney, N., Rice, J. R., & Dmowska, R. (2012). Finite Element Model of Branched Ruptures Including Off-Fault Plasticity. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(2), 541-562. doi: 10.1785/0120110134. SCEC Contribution 1489
Brantut, N., & Rice, J. R. (2011). How pore fluid pressurization influences crack tip processes during dynamic rupture. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L24314. doi: 10.1029/2011GL050044. SCEC Contribution 1522
Noda, H., Lapusta, N., & Rice, J. R. (2011). Earthquake sequence calculations with dynamic weakening mechanisms. , : Springer. SCEC Contribution 1491
DeDontney, N., Templeton, E. L., Rice, J. R., & Dmowska, R. (2011). Influence of Plastic Deformation on Bimaterial Fault Rupture Directivity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116, B10312. doi: 10.1029/2011JB008417. SCEC Contribution 1488
DeDontney, N., Rice, J. R., & Dmowska, R. (2011). Influence of Material Contrast on Fault Branching Behavior. Geophysical Research Letters, Submitted April 2011, L14305. doi: 10.1029/2011GL047849. SCEC Contribution 1487
Rice, J. R., & Uenishi, K. (2010). Rupture nucleation on an interface with a power-law relation between stress and displacement discontinuity. International Journal of Fracture, 163, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s10704-010-9478-5. SCEC Contribution 1409
Segall, P., Rubin, A. M., Bradley, A. M., & Rice, J. R. (2010). Dilatant Strengthening as a Mechanism for Slow Slip Events. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B12305 (37 pages). doi: 10.1029/2010JB007449. SCEC Contribution 1362
Templeton, E. L., Bhat, H. S., Dmowska, R., & Rice, J. R. (2010). Dynamic rupture through a branched fault configuration at Yucca Mountain and resulting ground motions. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(4), 1485–1497. doi: 10.1785/0120090121. SCEC Contribution 1267
Rice, J. R., Dunham, E. M., & Noda, H. (2009). Thermo- and hydro-mechanical processes along faults during rapid slip. In Y. Hatzor, J. Sulem, & I. Vardoulakis (Eds.), Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics, (, pp. 3-16) , : CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) SCEC Contribution 1276
Templeton, E. L., Baudet, A., Bhat, H. S., Dmowska, R., Rice, J. R., Rosakis, A. J., & Rousseau, C. (2009). Finite element simulations of dynamic shear rupture experiments and dynamic path selection along kinked and branched faults. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 114(B8). doi: 10.1029/2008JB006174. SCEC Contribution 1229
Noda, H., Dunham, E. M., & Rice, J. R. (2008). Earthquake Ruptures with Thermal Weakening and the operation of Major Faults at Low Overall Stress Levels. Journal of Geophysical Research,. SCEC Contribution 1228
Viesca, R. C., Templeton, E. L., & Rice, J. R. (2008). Off-Fault Plasticity and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics, 2. Effects of Fluid Saturation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 113, B09307. doi: 10.1029/2007JB005530. SCEC Contribution 1196
Templeton, E. L., & Rice, J. R. (2008). Off-Fault Plasticity and Earthquake Rupture Dynamics, 1. Dry Materials or Neglect of Fluid Pressure Changes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 113(B9). doi: 10.1029/2007JB005529. SCEC Contribution 1193
Dunham, E. M., & Rice, J. R. (2008). Earthquake slip between dissimilar poroelastic materials. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(B09304). doi: 10.1029/2007JB005405. SCEC Contribution 1124
Rice, J. R. (2007). Seismic fault rheology and earthquake dynamics. Cambridge, MA , : MIT Press. SCEC Contribution 890
Tullis, T. E., Bürgmann, R., Cocco, M., Hirth, G. H., King, G. C., Oncken, O., Otsuki, K., Rice, J. R., Rubin, A. M., Segall, P., Shapiro, S., & Wibberley, C. A. (2007). Group Report: Rheology of Fault Rocks and Their Surroundings. In M. Handy, G. H. Hirth, & N. Hovius (Eds.), Tectonic Faults: Agents of Change on a Dynamic Earth, (, pp. 183-204) Cambridge, USA: MIT Press SCEC Contribution 1392
Bhat, H. S., Olives, M., Dmowska, R., & Rice, J. R. (2007). Role of Fault Branches in Earthquake Rupture Dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112(B11309). doi: 10.1029/2007JB005027. SCEC Contribution 1066
Bhat, H. S., Dmowska, R., King, G. C., Klinger, Y., & Rice, J. R. (2007). Off-fault damage patterns due to supershear ruptures with application to the 2001 Mw 8.1 Kokoxili (Kunlun) Tibet earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112(B06301). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004425. SCEC Contribution 1065
Tullis, T. E., Bürgmann, R., Cocco, M., Hirth, G. H., King, G. C., Oncken, O., Otsuki, K., Rice, J. R., Rubin, A. M., Segall, P., Shapiro, S., & Wibberley, C. A. (2007). Rheology of fault rocks and their surroundings. Cambridge, USA: MIT Press. SCEC Contribution 1054
Rudnicki, J., & Rice, J. R. (2006). Effective Normal Stress Alteration Due to Pore Pressure Changes Induced by Dynamic Slip Propagation on a Plane Between Dissimilar Materials. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 111(B10308). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004396. SCEC Contribution 932
Rice, J. R. (2006). Heating and weakening of faults during earthquake slip. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 111(B05311). doi: 10.1029/2005JB004006. SCEC Contribution 918
Rempel, A. W., & Rice, J. R. (2006). Thermal pressurization and onset of melting in fault zones. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 111(B09314). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004314. SCEC Contribution 1003
Xia, K., Rosakis, A. J., Kanamori, H., & Rice, J. R. (2005). Laboratory Earthquakes Along Inhomogeneous Faults: Directionality and Supershear. Science, 308(5722), 681-684. doi: 10.1126/science.1108193. SCEC Contribution 889
Fliss, S., Bhat, H. S., Dmowska, R., & Rice, J. R. (2005). Fault branching and rupture directivity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(B06312). doi: 10.1029/2004JB003368. SCEC Contribution 780
Rice, J. R., & Sammis, C. G. (2005). Off-Fault Secondary Failure Induced by a Dynamic Slip Pulse. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 95(1), 109-134. doi: 10.1785/0120030166. SCEC Contribution 732
Abercrombie, R. E., & Rice, J. R. (2005). Can Observations of Earthquake Scaling Constrain Slip Weakening?. Geophysical Journal International, 162(2), 406-424. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02579.x. SCEC Contribution 728
Kame, N., Rice, J. R., & Dmowska, R. (2003). Effects of prestress state and rupture velocity on dynamic fault branching. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B5), 2265. doi: 10.1029/2002JB002189. SCEC Contribution 710
Lapusta, N., & Rice, J. R. (2003). Nucleation and early seismic propagation of small and large events in a crustal earthquake model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B4), 2205. doi: 10.1029/2001JB000793. SCEC Contribution 609
Felzer, K. R., Becker, T. W., Abercrombie, R. E., Ekstrom, G., & Rice, J. R. (2002). Triggering of the 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake by aftershocks of the 1992 Mw 7.3 Landers earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B9), 2190. doi: 10.1029/ 2001JB000911. SCEC Contribution 613
Poliakov, A. N., Dmowska, R., & Rice, J. R. (2002). Dynamic shear rupture interactions with fault bends and off-axis secondary faulting. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B11), 2295. doi: 10.1029/2001JB000572. SCEC Contribution 607
Cocco, M., & Rice, J. R. (2002). Pore pressure and poroelasticity effects in Coulomb stress analysis of earthquake interactions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B2), 2030. doi: 10.1029/2000JB000138. SCEC Contribution 606
Ranjith, K., & Rice, J. R. (2001). Slip Dynamics at an Interface Between Dissimilar Materials. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49(2), 341-361. SCEC Contribution 612
Sammis, C. G., & Rice, J. R. (2001). Repeating Earthquakes as Low-Stress-Drop Events at a Border between Locked and Creeping Fault Patches. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 91(3), 532-537. doi: 10.1785/0120000075. SCEC Contribution 611
Perfettini, H., Schmittbuhl, J., Rice, J. R., & Cocco, M. (2001). Frictional response induced by time-dependent fluctuations of the normal loading. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(B7), 13455-13472. doi: 10.1029/2000JB900366. SCEC Contribution 610
Rice, J. R., & Lapusta, N. (2001). Rate and State Dependent Friction and the Stability of Sliding Between Elastically Deformable Solids. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 49(9), 1865-1898. doi: 10.1016/S0022-5096(01)00042-4 . SCEC Contribution 565
Rice, J. R. (2001). New perspectives in crack and fault dynamics. Oral Presentation at 20th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2000). doi: 10.1007/0-306-46956-1_1. SCEC Contribution 564
Cochard, A., & Rice, J. R. (2000). Fault rupture between dissimilar materials: Ill-posedness, regularization and slip-pulse response. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B11), 25891-25907. SCEC Contribution 563
Shaw, B. E., & Rice, J. R. (2000). Existence of continuum complexity in the elastodynamics of repeated fault ruptures. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B10), 23791-23810. SCEC Contribution 562
Lapusta, N., Rice, J. R., Ben-Zion, Y., & Zheng, G. (2000). Elastodynamic Analysis for Slow Tectonic Loading with Spontaneous Rupture Episodes on Faults with Rate- and State-Dependent Friction. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B10), 23765-23789. SCEC Contribution 511
Ranjith, K., & Rice, J. R. (1999). Stability of Quasi-Static Slip in a Single Degree of Freedom Elastic System with Rate and State Dependent Friction. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 47(6), 1207-1218. doi: 10.1016/S0022-5096(98)00113-6 . SCEC Contribution 561
Zheng, G., & Rice, J. R. (1998). Conditions Under Which Velocity-Weakening Friction Allows a Self-Healing Versus a Cracklike Mode of Rupture. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 88(6), 1466-1483. SCEC Contribution 560
Cochard, A., & Rice, J. R. (1997). A Spectral Method for Numerical Elastodynamic Fracture Analysis Without Spatial Replication of the Rupture Event. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 45(8), 1393-1418. doi: 10.1016/S0022-5096(97)00004-5 . SCEC Contribution 559
DiJulio, S., & Rice, J. R. (1997). Dynamic Simulations of Slip on a Smooth Fault in an Elastic Solid. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(B8), 17771-17784. doi: 10.1029/97JB01341. SCEC Contribution 365
Rice, J. R., & Ben-Zion, Y. (1996). Slip Complexity in Earthquake Fault Models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 93(9), 3811-3818. SCEC Contribution 269
Segall, P., & Rice, J. R. (1995). Dilatancy, Compaction and Slip Instability of a Fluid Infiltrated Fault. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(B11), 22155-22171. doi: 10.1029/95JB02403. SCEC Contribution 270
Geubelle, P. H., & Rice, J. R. (1995). A Spectral Method for Three-Dimensional Elastodynamic Fracture Problems. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 43(11), 1791-1824. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(95)00043-I . SCEC Contribution 268
Perrin, G., Rice, J. R., & Zheng, G. (1995). Self-Healing Slip Pulse on a Frictional Surface. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 43(9), 1461-1495. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(95)00036-I. SCEC Contribution 205
Ben-Zion, Y., & Rice, J. R. (1995). Slip Patterns and Earthquake Populations Along Different Classes of Faults in Elastic Solids. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(B7), 12959-12983. SCEC Contribution 107
DiJulio, S., & Rice, J. R. (1994). Quasi-Static Simulations of Earthquakes and Slip Complexity Along a 2D fault in a 3D Elastic Solid. Menlo Park, CA, : . SCEC Contribution 95
Rice, J. R., & Ben-Zion, Y. (1994). Three-Dimensional Perturbation Solution for a Dynamic Planar Crack Moving Unsteadily in a Model Elastic Solid. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 42(5), 813-843. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(94)90044-2. SCEC Contribution 88
Perrin, G., & Rice, J. R. (1994). Disordering of a Dynamic Planar Crack Front in a Model Elastic Medium of Randomly Variable Toughness. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 42(6), 1047-1064. doi: 10.1016/0022-5096(94)90083-3. SCEC Contribution 35
Ben-Zion, Y., & Rice, J. R. (1993). Earthquake Failure Sequences Along a Cellular Fault Zone in a Three-Dimensional Elastic Solid Containing Asperity and Non-Asperity Regions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 98(B8), 14109-14131. SCEC Contribution 46
Rice, J. R. (1993). Spatio-Temporal Complexity of Slip on a Fault. Journal of Geophysical Research, 98(B6), 9885-9907. SCEC Contribution 16
Ben-Zion, Y., Rice, J. R., & Dmowska, R. (1993). Interaction of the San Andreas Fault Creeping Segment with Adjacent great Rupture Zones, and Earthquake Recurrence at Parkfield. Journal of Geophysical Research, 98(B2), 2135-2144. SCEC Contribution 15

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