Martha Growdon

Earth Sciences

SUNY College at Oneonta

I study Crustal Dynamics.  I enjoy incorporating structural geology with metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, thermobarometry, and geochronology to understand the histories of multiply metamorphosed terranes. 

I study geochemical and mechanical processes due to mineral reactions during metamorphism of “stable” terrane interiors as well as fault reactivation along terrane boundaries.  I have two current areas of study, each of which emphasizes a slightly different area of my broad interests.

Check out my webpage: http://employees.oneonta.edu/growdoml/growdoml/Home.html

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Activities (5)

Fold mapping lab part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Students will map an overturned fold with axial planar cleavage and parasitic folds using hand samples set up around a classroom/outdoors.

Developing an eye for folds part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This activity is a multi-part lab designed to allow students to develop their ability to visualize folds in 3-dimensions using Visible Geology and stereonets.

Sidewalk Fold-and-Thrust Belts part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Students work in small groups to re-create sidewalk-scale fault bend folds and fault propagation folds from textbook images.

Faulty visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This activity utilized Visible Geology and Google Earth to help students understand the limitations of using map-view observations of layer offset to interpret types of faulting. Students create and evaluate three ...

Hudson Valley Fold and Thrust Belt Field Trip (Structural Geology) part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This activity is designed to help students identify and observe ramp-flat geometry faults and associated flexural-slip folding.

Course (1)

Structural Geology part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
An introduction to common structural features-folds, faults, foliations, lineations, unconformities, geologic contacts, their geometry and origin. Examination of basic concepts of stress and strain; laboratory ...