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Christopher C. Sorlien

Earth Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Geologist

Expertise: seismic reflection acquistion Processing & interpretation. Structure: faults and folds. Paleoclimate. Areas: California margin, offshore/ Ross Sea Antarctica/ Marmara Sea, Turkey, Haiti
 
 
About Me Publications
Sorlien, C. C., Nicholson, C., Behl, R. J., & Kamerling, M. J. (2016, 08). Displacement direction and 3D geometry for the south-directed North Channel – Pitas Point fault system and north-directed ramps, decollements, and other faults beneath Santa Barbara Channel. . Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6839
Plesch, A., Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2016, 09). CFM Version 5.1: New and revised 3D fault representations and an improved database.. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6768
Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., & Hopps, T. E. (2016, 08). Anomalous Uplift at Pitas Point: Implications from Onshore & Offshore 3D Fault & Fold Geometry and Observed Fault Slip. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6741
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2015, 05). The SCEC Community Fault Model Version 5.0: An updated and expanded 3D fault set for southern California. Poster Presentation at 2015 Pacific Section AAPG Joint Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6205
Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., & ., S. (2015). Evaluation of the Statewide Community Fault Model (SCFM) Version 3.0 and Continued Updates to the SCEC CFM 5.0. Poster Presentation at 2015 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6051
Sorlien, C. C., Bennett, J. T., Cormier, M., Campbell, B. A., Nicholson, C., & Bauer, R. L. (2015). Late Miocene–Quaternary fault evolution and interaction in the southern California Inner Continental Borderland. Geosphere, 11(4), 1111-1132. doi: 10.1130/GES01118.1. SCEC Contribution 2082
Sorlien, C. C., Nicholson, C., Behl, R. J., Marshall, C. J., & Kennett, J. P. (2014). The Quaternary North Channel-Pitas Point Fault System in Northwest Santa Barbara Channel, California. Eos (Transactions of AGU), 95(52), T34A-07. SCEC Contribution 2081
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2014). The SCEC 3D Community Fault Model (CFM Version 5.0): An updated and expanded fault set of oblique crustal deformation and complex fault interaction for southern California. Eos (Transactions of AGU), 95(52), T31B-4585. SCEC Contribution 2080
Nicholson, C., Plesch, A., Sorlien, C. C., Shaw, J. H., & Hauksson, E. (2013, 9). Updating the 3D fault set for the SCEC Community Fault Model (CFM-v4) and revising its associated fault database. Poster Presentation at SCEC Annual Meeting 2013. SCEC Contribution 2053
Sorlien, C. C., Broderick, K., Seeber, L., Luyendyk, B., Fisher, M., Sliter, R. W., & Normark, W. (2013). The Palos Verdes anticlinorium along the Los Angeles, California coast: Implications for underlying thrust faulting. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14(6), 1866–1890. doi: 10.1002/ggge.20112. SCEC Contribution 1192
Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., & Schindler, C. S. (2011). Large vertical motions and basin evolution in the Outer Continental Borderland off Southern California associated with plate boundary development and continental rifting. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 92(52), T31F-04. SCEC Contribution 1738
Legg, M. R., Nicholson, C., & Sorlien, C. C. (2010). Miocene oblique rifting of the San Diego Trough Region, California Continental Borderland. Oral Presentation at 106th Annual Meeting American Association of Petroleum Geologists. SCEC Contribution 1740
Nicholson, C., Kamerling, M. J., Sorlien, C. C., Hopps, T. E., & Gratier, J. (2007). Subsidence, Compaction and Gravity-Sliding: Implications for 3D Geometry, Dynamic Rupture and Seismic Hazard of Active Basin-Bounding Faults in Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 97(5), 1607-1620. doi: 10.1785/0120060236. SCEC Contribution 1046
Sorlien, C. C., Kamerling, M. J., Seeber, L., & Broderick, K. (2006). Restraining segments and reactivation of the Santa Monica-Dume-Malibu Coast fault system, offshore Los Angeles, California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(B11402). doi: 10.1029/2005JB003632. SCEC Contribution 846
Seeber, L., & Sorlien, C. C. (2000). Anatomy of the North Anatolian Fault Zone in the Marmara Sea, western Turkey: Extensional basins above a continental transform. GSA Today, 10(10), 41. SCEC Contribution 533
Sorlien, C. C., Gratier, J., & Luyendyk, B. (2000). Map Restoration of Folded and Faulted Late Cenozoic Strata Across the Oak Ridge Fault, Onshore and Offshore Ventura Basin, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 112(7), 1080-1090. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(2000)112<1080:MROFAF>2.0.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 502
Seeber, L., & Sorlien, C. C. (2000). Listric Thrusts in the Western Transverse Ranges, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 112(7), 1067-1079. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(2000)112<1067:LTITWT>2.0.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 501
Gratier, J., Hopps, T. E., Sorlien, C. C., & Wright, T. (1999). Recent crustal deformation in southern California deduced from the restoration of folded and faulted strata. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(B3), 4887-4899. SCEC Contribution 648
Sorlien, C. C., & Kamerling, M. J. (1998). Late Cenozoic faulting and progressive folding of northern Santa Rosa Island and southwestern Santa Barbara Channel, California. In D. S. Kunitomi, T. E. Hopps, & J. M. Galloway (Eds.), Structure and Petroleum Geology, Santa Barbara Channel, California, MP 46, (, pp. 121-141) Bakersfield, USA: Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists SCEC Contribution 649
Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., Wysession, M., Crowell, J., & Luyendyk, B. (1994). Microplate capture, rotation of the western Transverse Ranges, and initiation of the San Andreas transform as a low-angle fault system,. Geology, 22, 491-495. SCEC Contribution 1579
Nicholson, C., Sorlien, C. C., & Luyendyk, B. (1992). Deep crustal structure and tectonics in the offshore Southern Santa Maria Basin, California. Geology, 20, 239-242. SCEC Contribution 1576

Last updated Jul 17, 2017.