Eric Cowgill

Fieldwork in the Republic of Georgia in the fall of 2011. Rocks in the background are Late Miocene strata exposed in a SW-vergent fold within the Kura fold-thrust belt. View is to the NW on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border.

Eric S. Cowgill

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (2001)
Structural Geology and Tectonics; Earth-Surface Processes

Structural geology and tectonics; primarily interested in understanding regional deformation within active continental collision zones. Emphasis on the evolution of orogen-scale fault systems and their interactions. Current projects include determining the regional kinematics of active deformation within the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone and the tectonic evolution of the northern Tibetan Plateau.
(530) 754-6574

UC Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences

Recent Publications

Gold, PO, ME Oskin, AJ Elliott, A Hinojosa-Corona, MH Taylor, O Kreylos, ES Cowgill (2013) Coseismic slip variation assessed from terrestrial lidar scans of the El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS. 366(3013):151-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.01.040

Cowgill, E, TS Bernardin, ME Oskin, C Bowles, MB Yıkılmaz, O Kreylos, AJ Elliott, S Bishop, RD Gold, A Morelan, GW Bawden, B Hamann and LH Kellogg (2012) Interactive terrain visualization enables virtual field work during rapid scientific response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. GEOSPHERE. 8(4):787-804. DOI: 10.1130/GES00687.1

Gold, PO, E Cowgill, O Kreylos and RD Gold (2012) A terrestrial lidar-based workflow for determining three-dimensional slip vectors and associated uncertainties. GEOSPHERE. 8(2):431-442. DOI: 10.1130/GES00714.1

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