Martha Growdon

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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

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

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 fault models in Visible Geology, and compare their results to actual fault offset patterns seen near Las Vegas Bay, NV.

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

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 application of basic geometric techniques used in structural analysis, including orthographic and stereographic projection, construction of cross-sections, and interpretation of structure from geological maps.


Events and Communities

Pursuing An Academic Career 2009 Participants

Early Career Workshop 2011 Participants

Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012