Phil Resor

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Wesleyan University

A structural geologist, Phil Resor studies rock deformation with an emphasis on the geometry and mechanics of fault zones with applications to earthquakes, planetary science, and energy resources.

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Course Modules (8)

Unit 5: 2014 South Napa Earthquake and GPS strain part of GPS, Strain, and Earthquakes
The 2014 South Napa earthquake was the first large earthquake (Mag 6) to occur within the Plate Boundary Observatory GPS network since installation. It provides an excellent example for studying crustal strain ...

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Activities (3)

Modeling Mono Lake's Water Balance part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this activity students build a hydrologic model of Mono Lake in MATLAB and then use the model to evaluate the California State Water Board's 1994 decision regulating diversions from the watershed and ...

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Getting inside the black box part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2016:Teaching Activities
In this problem set students apply the finite difference method to develop a simple box model and then explore the impact of anthropogenic changes to the modeled system.

Viscous Buckle Folding part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Activities
This activity introduces students to viscous flow and analog modeling of viscous buckle folding. Students perform a series of experiments to explore the relationship between layer thickness and fold wavelength.

Course (1)

Structural Geology with Field Geology lab part of Teach the Earth:Courses
In this majors-level course students learn how to 1) collect data for structural and tectonic analyses, 2) synthesize and analyze these data to generate and test hypotheses, and 3) apply these structural and ...

Essay (1)

Using numerical models to experiment with earth and environmental systems part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2016:Essays
Phillip G. Resor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University One of the challenges of earth and environmental sciences is that the physical and temporal scales of the systems often ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Strategies for engaging with Teach the Earth online resources part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Poster Sessions:Posters
Have you been overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources on Teach the Earth? Have you wished for more guidance on how to navigate the Teach the Earth Portal? Would you like to contribute to the community of ...

Building on-ramps to more effective teaching in tectonics part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Despite significant gains over the last two decades, there remains a large percentage of geoscience faculty who have yet to move toward incorporating engaged teaching practices in their courses. Following ...

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On-ramps to more effective teaching in tectonics: quick-start guides to strategies for actively engaging students in the classroom to improve learning part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology and Tectonics:2022 Structure and Tectonics Forum:Abstracts
Philllip Resor, Wesleyan University Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh The On-Ramps writing team* Abstract The landscape of college and university teaching in the ...

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