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Scott Paterson

Professor of Earth Sciences

Contact Information
E-mail: paterson@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-6103
Office: ZHS 307

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Course Information
 

Education

Ph.D. Geology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1/1987
M.S. Geology, University of Maine at Orono, 1/1981
B.S. Geology, University of Washington, 1/1978
 

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of California, Santa Cruz and Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia., 01/1988-08/1989  
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/2002-  
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1993-01/01/2002  
Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1989-01/01/1993  
 

PostDoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of California, Santa Cruz and Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia. , 01/01/1987-08/1989  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Paterson researches structural geology and tectonics; evolution of arcs; magmatic systems: behavior of magma-host rock systems; and the evolution of fabrics/strain in deformed and undeformed rocks. He also studies structures in ductile fold and thrust belts, tilted arc crustal sections, and microstructures and deformation mechanisms. Professor Paterson has done extensive work in the Sierra Nevada, California, the Cascades crystalline core, Washington, and the Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California, Mexico. He and his students have worked locally in Argentina, Australia, China, New Zealand, Ireland, and in many locations in the North American Cordillera.
 

Research Specialties

Structural geology, Magmatic systems, Tectonics, Strain analyses, Ductile shear zones, Microstructures and deformation mechanisms, Middle and lower crustal studies, Studies of tilted arc sections.
 

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Collaborative Research: Crustal Overturn in Continental Margin Arcs During Magmatic Surges (National Science Foundation), Scott Paterson, $231,133, 07/2012-  
4-D Mapping of a Tilted Continental Arc: Indian Cover Quadrangle, Joshua Tree National Park, Califor (United States Geological Survey), Scott Paterson, $17,417, 04/2011-  
Collaborative Research: Tectonic Links, Magma Fluxes, and Single Mineral Geochemistry in Plutonic Sy (National Science Foundation), Scott Paterson, Robert Miller, Sam Bowring, Jonathan Miller, Adam Kent, $615,000, 06/2010-  
REU Supplement for GSA Field Forum: Collaborative Research: Crustal Overturn in Continental Margin A (National Science Foundation), Scott Paterson, $5,000, 02/2012-01/2013  
Tectonic and Magmatic Implications of a Mid-Crustal, Sheeted Complex in a Tilted Arc Section, CA. (National Science Foundation), Scott Paterson, Andy Barth, $269,989, 08/01/2008-07/31/2011  
REU Supplement: Tectonic and Magmatic Implications of a Mid-Crustal, Sheeted Complex in a Tilted Arc (National Science Foundation), Scott Paterson, $10,000, 06/2010-05/2011  
Episodic construction of magma chambers: multidisciplinary investigations at a Field Laboratory... (National Science Foundation, Petrology), Paterson, Scott Robert, Roland Mundil, Paul Renne, $225,736, 02/01/2006-01/31/2010  
Plumbing system architecture and vertical evolution of isotopic tracers in a Continental Arc... (NSF International), Scott Paterson, $13,210, 2008-2009   
Developing 4-D Maps of the Northern Tuolumne Batholith to Evaluate Magma Chamber Processes (US Geological Survey, EDMAP program), Scott Paterson, $11,715, 2008-2009   
Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Proposal for Rita Economos (National Science Foundation), Scott Paterson, $12,500, 2007-2008   
Episodic construction of magma chambers: multidisciplinary investigations at a Field Laboratory... (National Science Foundation, Petrology), Scott Paterson, Roland Mundil, Paul Renne, $5,000, 06/01/2007-05/31/2008  
Developing 4-D Maps Of The Northern Tuolumne Batholith To Evaluate Magma Chamber Processes (United States Geological Survey), Paterson, Scott Robert, $12,580, 05/01/2007-04/30/2008  
Developing 4-D Maps Of The Northern Tuolumne Batholith To Evaluate Magma Chamber Processes (United States Geological Survey), Scott Paterson, $11,000, 05/01/2006-04/30/2007  
Upgrade of the Paleomagnetism/Rock Magnetism Laboratory at the University of Southern California (NSF), Steve Lund, Scott Paterson, $156,131, 07/14/2004-06/2005  
Collaborative Research (USC/SJSU): The Tuolumne Intrusive Complex: A Natural Laboratory for Studyi (NSF), Scott Paterson, Robert Miller, Jonathan Miller, $270,000, 05/2000-05/2004  
REU supplement to: Collaborative Research: The Tuolumne Intrusive Complex: A Natural Laboratory fo (NSF), Scott Paterson, $5,000, 2002-2003   
 

USC Funding

Undergraduate Research Associates program (URAP) request for support of an Earth Sciences 2010-2011 undergraduate team research (UTR) program. 2010-2011 Earth Science undergraduate team research (UTR) program: The 2010-11 program will offer one international and three domestic options open to all USC undergraduate students (to date UTR has involved 52% women, ~12% minorities, and ~40% non-science majors). , $10,000, 2010-2011   
Provost Undergraduate Research Associates Program. Earth Sciences Undergraduate Team Research: Proposed 2009-2010 Program: The 2009 Earth Science UTR program will offer domestic and international multidisciplinary, learner centered, student research experiences open to all USC undergraduate students., $10,000, 2008-2009   
College Funding for undergraduate research. Geologic Wonders of Yosemite at Two Miles High: Undergraduate Team Research: Year-long research program for undergraduate students. Starts with two weeks of field work in the Sierra Nevada followed by year-long, learner-centered research in the Earth Sciences. , $36,000, 2007-2008   
Provosts Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching. Geologic Wonders of Yosemite at Two Miles High: Undergraduate Team Research: Year-long, undergraduate team research project in the Earth Sciences. Involves both undergraduate Earth Science majors and non-majors. , $12,000, 2007-2008   
Provosts Fund for Undergraduate Research. Yosemite Two Miles HIgh: Undergraduate Team Research: Year-long, undergraduate Team Research in the Earth Sciences for both Earth Science majors and non-majors. Research takes place in China, Sierra Nevada, and Mongolia., $10,000, 2007-2008   
 

Publications

Abstract

Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Krause, J. (2009). Deciphering magma chamber processes in the Tuolumne intrusion and its lobes using element distribution maps of single minerals. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Zhang, T., Mundil, R., He, B. (2009). High precision U-PB geochronology of the Fangshan pluton, Beijing, China: Implication for the incremental growth of zoned pluton. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Ianno, A. J., Barth, A. P. (2009). Continental arcs in 4D: The role of sheeted complexes in vertically evolving magma plumbing systems. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Wetmore, P. H., Alslben, H. (2009). Mid-cretaceous suturing of the Alisitos Arc to North America – structural evidence from the Sierra Calamajue Peninsular ranges batholith, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Macgillivray, H. M., Economos, R. (2009). Examination of a volcanic-plutonic contact in a tilted magmatic arc crustal section in Southwestern Mongolia. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Wenrong, C. (2009). A possible linkage between shear zones in the 97 MA Soldier Lake Pluton and the late Cretaceous Tranpressional subduction in the continental arc.
Memeti, V., Krause, J., Anderson, J. L., Paterson, S. R., 2009, I. A., thermobarometry results from the Tuolumne batholithmagmatic lobes in conjunction with single mineral, a. H. Interpreting Al-in Hornblende and Hbl-Plag thermobarometry results from the Tuolumne batholith and magmatic lobes in conjunction with single mineral element distribution electron microprobe maps. AGU, 2009.
Krause, J., Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., 2009, E. t., and minor element distribution patterns in rock-forming minerals in the Tuolumne batholith, S. N. Examining the role of magma mixing with major and minor element distribution patterns in rock-forming minerals in the Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, CA. AGU, 2009.
Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. A., Memeti, V., Mundil, R., Lackey, J., Clemens-Knott, D., 2009, T. m., isotopes, s. Thermal models, stable isotopes and cooling ages from the incrementally constructed Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada: why large chambers did exist. AGU, 2009.
Culbert, K. N., Anderson, J. L., Cao, W., Chang, J., Ehret, P., Enriquez, M., Gross, M. B., Gelbach, L. B., Hardy, J., Paterson, S. R., Ianno, A., Iannone, M., Memeti, V., Morris, M., Lodewyk, J., Davis, J., Stanley, R., Guilder, V., E., W., A.S., Z., T., 2., Team Research, U. U. USC Undergraduate Team Research, Geological Field Experience and Outdoor Education in the Tuolumne Batholith and Kings Canyon, High Sierra Nevada. AGU, 2009.
Paterson, S. R., Gelbach, L. B., Stanley, R., Chang, J., Guilder, V., E., P., S.R., M., V., 2., Miogeoclinal Rocks present in metamorphic pendants in the centralsouthern Sierra Nevada, A. D. Are Displaced Miogeoclinal Rocks present in metamorphic pendants in the central and southern Sierra Nevada. AGU, 2009.
Paterson, S. R., Whitesides, A. A late brittle component of motion within the ductile Eastern Sierra Crest Shear Zone (ESCSZ) along the eastern boundary of the Tuolumne batholith in the Saddlebag Lake, CA area. Hardy, 2009.
Alsleben, H., Paterson, S. R. (2008). Estimates of Strain Rates and Strain-Related Crustal Thickening from the Alisitos Arc-Continent Collision Zone, Peninsular Ranges, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Cao, W., Zhang, D., Paterson, S. R. (2008). Fabric Study on Solider Lake Pluton, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Economos, R., Paterson, S. R., MacGillivray, H. (2008). Volcanic-Plutonic Transition in the Carboniferous Gobi-Tienshan Intrusive Complex, Southern Mongolia. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R. (2008). Heterogeneous Kfs megacryst size and abundance variation in the northern Cathedral Peak lobe, Tuolumne batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Anderson, J. L., Miller, R., Zak, J., Jacobs, R., Seyum, S., Shimono, S., Wenrong, C. (2008). Transpression and downward crustal flow during the cretaceous high flux magmatic event in the Central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Roell, J. L., Wooden, J. L., Mazdab, F. K., Barth, A. P., Paterson, S. R., Needy, S. K. (2008). Geochemical Evidence for Incremental Emplacement of Palms Pluton, southern California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Thompson, J., Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Mai, J. (2008). Geologic and geochronologic constraints on the Mojave-Snow Lake fault from metamorphic pendants in the Central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Shimono, S., Mai, J., Ikeda, T., Jacobs, R., Seyum, S., Matloob, J., Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L., Zhang, T. (2008). Field research and outdoor education in the high Sierra Nevada with Undergraduate Team Research at USC. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., R., M., R., M., R., M., R., P., J., Z., J., 2., in arcs using magmatic fabrics in well-dated plutons: An example from the Tuolumne batholith, T. p. Tracking paleostrain in arcs using magmatic fabrics in well-dated plutons: An example from the Tuolumne batholith and surrounding plutons, Central Sierra Nevada, California. AGU, 2008.
Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L. Downward Crustal Flow During Magma Ascent in the Central Sierran Arc. R, 2008.
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V. Growth of a large magma chamber: an example from the Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. R, 2008.
Bracciali, L., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Rocchi, S., Mundil, R. Filling the magma chamber of the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. 2008, 2008.
Anderson, J. L., Foley, B., Ball, E. N., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Pignotta, G. (2007). Upper crustal overturn during magmatic surges: A potential Sierra-wide process. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Jensen, L. S., Lebit, H., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R., Vernon, R. H. (2007). Inverted regional metamorphism in the coaxially refolded Tonga Formation: Evidence for Mesozoic accretional Tectonics in the Cascades Crystalline Core. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Miller, J., Wooden, J., Mazdab, F., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V. (2007). Growth of the Tuolumne Batholith: Zircon Crystallization Temperature, Age and Trace Element Data. EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union.
Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Miller, J. S., Wooden, J., Matzdab, F., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V. (2007). Zircon growth and recycling during the assembly of the Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Economos, R., Miller, J., Okaya, D., Ducea, M. (2007). Facing up to the complexity of batholith construction: Using the Tuolumne batholith (TB), Sierra Nevada Nevada, California as an example. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J., Mundil, R. (2007). Magmatic lobes as windows into long lived magma chambers: Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Sixth Hutton symposium on the Origin of Granitic Rocks.
Memeti, V., Gehrels, G., Paterson, S. R., Thompson, J. (2007). Miogeoclinal strata in high Sierra Nevada pendants: Detrital zircon ages reveal additional evidence for a Cretaceous "Mojave-Snow Lake fault (MSLF). Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Ducea, M., Miller, J. (2007). Dynamics of a magma chamber: Insights into time and length scales of internal processes in the Tuolumne batholith, CA. EOS Trans. AGU.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Enclave formation, dispersion and accumulation in the Kuna Crest lobe of the Tuolumne Batholith, central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Zak, J., Memeti, V., Matzel, J., Mundil, R. (2007). Widespread recycling of older into younger magmatic phases in a large magma chamber: The Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G., Zak, J., Memeti, V., Erdmann, S., Economos, R. (2007). Formation and transfer of stoped blocks into magma chambers: The high temperature interplay between cracking, focused porous flow, and unidirectional flow of sheeted complexes. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Thompson, J. M., Ball, E. N., Fischer, G. C., Foley, B. J., Memeti, V., Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L., Matzel, J., Mundil, R. (2007). Searching for the Mojave-Snow Lake fault: Undergraduate teach research at USC. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Wagner, R., Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L., Johanesen, K., Zhang, T., Memeti, V., Seyum, S., Padilla, A., Mai, J., Jacobs, R., Shimono, S., Thomas, T., Thompson, J., Ikeda, T. (2007). "Geologic Wonders of Yosemite at Two Miles High": an undergraduate, learner-centered, Team Research program at the University of Southern California. EOS Trans. AGU.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P. W., Ducea, M. N., Gehrels, G., Fatin, T., Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Early Cretaceous suturing of the Alisitos volcanic arc to North America and the role of the ancestral Agua Blanca Fault in the western Peninsular Ranges of Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America.
Johanesen, K., Zhang, T., He, B., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Structural Evidence for nested diapers in the fangshan pluton, China. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Matzel, J., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Plutonism at different crustal levels of arcs: insights from the ~5-40 Km (paleodepth) North Cascades crustal section, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Using magmatic structures to unravel the growth history of magma plumbing systems. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Zhang, T., Johanesen, K., He, B., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Using petrologic and geochemical evidence to test incremental growth of models for the Fangshan pluton, China. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Economos, R. C., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Preliminary mapping, geochemical data and tectonic setting of the Gobi-Tienshan tilted continental arc section, Mongolia. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Economos, R., Miller, J., Okaya, D., Ducea, M. (2007). Facing up to the complexity of batholith construction: Magmatic lobes as windows into large magma chambers, Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Abstracts.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P. H., Schmidt, K. L., Gehrels, G. E., Paterson, S. R. (2006). The Peninsular Ranges batholith: A link between the western and southern margin of North America. Geological Society of America South-Central Section Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Jensen, L. A., Lebit, H., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R., Vernon, R. H. (2006). Co-axial fold interference patterns and inverse metamorphism in the tonga formation: evidence for large-scale thrust tectonics in the cascades crystalline core. eological Society of America Annual Meeting & Exposition, Abstracts with Programs.
Matzel, J., Miller, J. S., Mundil, R., Paterson, S. R. (2006). Zircon saturation and the growth of the Cathedral Peak pluton, CA. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta.
Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Renne, P. R., Paterson, S. R. (2006). Using 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology to track the thermal evolution of the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, CA. EOS.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R. (2006). Tracking Down Batholith Construction Through Time Using Lobes From The Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, CA. American Geophysical Union.
Memeti, V., Vejelyte, I., Paterson, S. R. (2006). Magmatic lobes as key locations for unraveling complex internal processes in magma chambers: an example from the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Nordic Geological Winter Meeting.
Economos, R., Zak, J., Erdmann, S., Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. (2005). Enigmatic East West fabrics in the Tuolumne Batholith: Is there a tectonic significance?.
Economos, R., Miller, J., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Erdmann, S., Zak, J. (2005). The role of fractionation at the emplacement level of the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, CA.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P. H., Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (2005). Factors controlling along-strike variations in a fold-thrust belt formed during collision of the Alisitos arc, Peninsular Ranges, Baja California, MX. VII International Meeting on the Geology of the Baja California Peninsula.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P., Gehrels, G., Paterson, S. R. (2005). Using detrital zircon geochronology to track island arc collision. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs.
Economos, R. C., Erdmann, S., Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (2005). Enigmatic east-west fabrics in the Tuolumne Batholith; Is there a tectonic significance?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Economos, R. C., Miller, J. S., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Erdmann, S. (2005). The role of fractionation at the emplacement level in the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Paterson, S. R., Renne, P., Nomade, S. (2005). Evaluating pluton growth models using high resolution geochronology: Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada, CA. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Matzel, J., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Bowring, S. A. (2005). Implications for tectonic and magmatic processes from the –5 to 40 km north cascades crustal section, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Economos, R. C., Erdmann, S., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (2005). Regional and emplacement-related tectonism during intrusion of the Tuolumne Batholith: Results from the Benson Lake and May Lake pendants, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Economos, R. C., Zak, J., Erdmann, S. (2005). Deciphering chamber growth and internal magma chamber processes using magmatic lobes as snapshots of processes during the construction of the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Miller, J. S., Paterson, S. R. (2005). Pluton emplacement and magma chamber processes-insights from the Tuolumne intrusive suite. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2005). Characteristics of vertically sheeted arc plutons. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G., Zak, J., Erdmann, S. (2005). Physical Contamination of Sierran Magma Chambers by Stoping. AGS Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Zak, J., Miller, R. B. (2005). Magmatic fabrics in plutons: What do they really represent?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Coyne, C. M. (2005). The Jackass Lakes pluton: Evidence for complex spatial and temporal magma chamber evolution in the Sierra Nevada Batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Zak, J. (2005). An evaluation of younging direction and paleovertical indicators in magma chambers. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R. (2004). A modern take on pluton aureole rheology. 32nd International Geological Congress.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R. (2004). Deformation mechanism-induced changes in host rock rheology in a contact aureole: The Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P., Paterson, S. R. (2004). An intra-arc strain gradient as a result of arc-continent collision – quantifying finite strain in the Alisitos arc, Peninsular Ranges, Baja California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Barth, A. P., Coleman, D. S., Fleck, R. J., Paterson, S. R., Wilson, J. S., Wooden, J. L., Anderson, J. L. (2004). Geology of Joshua Tree National Park. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Coyne, C. M., Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L. (2004). Magma mixing/mingling in a heterogeneous multi-pulse magmatic system; evidence from Jackass Lakes Pluton, central Sierra Nevada Batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Farris, D. W., Bradley, D., Haeussler, P. J., Paterson, S. R. (2004). Relationships between spreading-ridge subduction and the flare-up in arc magmatism in the Alaska-Aleutian batholith and the Coast plutonic complex. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Lebit, H. D., Luneburg, C., Miller, R., Paterson, S. R., Weger, M. (2004). Origin and significance of structural morphologies in Mountain belts: examples from the North Cascades crystalline core and other terranes. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Matzel, J., Bowring, S. A., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2004). Temporal evolution of mid-crustal sheeted intrusions: Evidence from U-Pb geochronology of the Tenpeak, Entiat and Seven-Fingered Jack intrusive suites, North Cascades, WA. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J. P. (2004). Tectonic significance of sheeted plutons in the Western Cordillera; evidence from the north Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Lebit, H., Mlinarevic, A. N. (2004). Structures at the termination of a major contractional belt: North Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Mundil, R., Nomade, S., Paterson, S. R., Renne, P. R. (2004). Geochronological constraints (40 Ar/ 39 Ar and U/ Pb) on the thermal history of the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite (Sierra Nevada, California). EOS.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R., Onezime, J. (2003). Partitioned dextral transpressive and contractional strain fields and shear zones around the Tuolumne intrusive suite, California: Implications for the cretaceous tectonic evolution of the Sierra Nevada, Batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R., Gehrels, G. E., Schmidt, K. L. (2003). Temporal and spatial constraints on suturing of the cretaceous alisitos island arc to North America, peninsular ranges Batholith, Baja California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Alsleben, H., Paterson, S. R. (2003). Unraveling displacement fields in arcs: an example fro, the peninsular ranges Batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Boysun, M. A., Paterson, S. R. (2003). Partial melting and melt collection and transport in the Swakane terrane, north cascades crystalline core, WA. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Farris, D. W., Paterson, S. R., Haeussler, P. J., Friedman, R. (2003). Slab-window segmentation and the evolution of the Sanak-Baranof belt: an example from Kodiak island, AK.
Jensen, L. A., Paterson, S. R., Hobbs, B. E., Ord, A., Zhang, Y. (2003). Numerical modeling of temperature effects on elasto-viscous folding.
Jensen, L. A., Paterson, S. R. (2003). Temperature as a first-order control of fold formation. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Lund, S. P., Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G. S., Anderson, J. L. (2003). Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism of the Mt. Stuart Batholith: Reassessment of discordant paleomagnetic results. Geological Association of Canada - Mineraological Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J. P., Whitney, D. L. (2003). Cretaceous and paleogene tectonic evolution of the crystalline core of the North Cascades. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J. P. (2003). Crustal architecture and structural patterns of the Cretaceous to Paleogene Cascades arc. EOS.
Miller, R. B., Matzel, J. P., Paterson, S. R., Stowell, H. (2003). Cretaceous to Paleogene Cascades Arc: Structure, metamorphism, and timescales of magmatism, burial, and exhumation of a crustal section, in Swanson, T. W., ed., Western Cordillera and Adjacent Areas: Boulder, Colorado. Geological Society of America.
Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D., Zak, J. (2003). Thermal histories of episodically constructed, large volume magma chambers: implications for processes along internal contacts. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R. (2003). Magma chamber construction and evolution: constraints from the Jackass lakes pluton, central Sierra Nevada. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Wetmore, P. H., Ducea, M., Gehrels, G. E., Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (2003). Magmatic response to differential crustal thickening: Geochemical constraints on the tectonic evolution of the alisitos arc segment of Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R. (2003). The "Guerrero Superterrane": A single terrane or multiple arc segments?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R. (2003). Physical processes along internal boundaries in a continental arc magma chamber: Tuolumne Batholith, central Sierra Nevada, California (USA). Geolines.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. (2002). Strain rates during pluton emplacement: Extremelyrapid host rock deformation or aureole displacement at background strain rates?. EOS.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Three-dimensional pure shear during transpression: The effect of Cretaceous plutonism on regional strain fields in the Sierra Nevada batholith, California. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Alsleben, H., Gehrels, G. E., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Characterization of the Cretaceous collision zone between the western and eastern Peninsular Ranges batholith in the Sierra Calamajue, Baja California Norte, Mexico. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Alsleben, H., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Deep-water sediments in the Sierra La Josephina (SLJ) - Insights into lithologic and structural complexities and possible local correlation.
Boysun, M. A., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Melt injection in the Swakane biotite gneiss, North Cascades Core: Processes of melting and dike emplacement in deep crust. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Farris, D. W., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Statistical analysis of slab-window related plutons: The Sanak-Baranof belt of southern Alaska. EOS.
Farris, D. W., Haeussler, P., Paterson, S. R., Friedman, R. (2002). Slab-window processes in the Kodiak Island region, Alaska. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Displacement patterns in the Cascades core during arc magmatism. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J. P. (2002). Tectonic evolution of the crystalline core of the North Cascades (Cascades core). Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Matzel, J. P., Miller, R. B. (2002). Spatial and temporal evolution of magmatic systems in a continental margin arc: The Cascades core, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Mafic microgranitoid enclaves: Strain markers, fabric elements or blobs of deception?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Johnson, S. E. (2002). The Jurassic eastern Peninsular Ranges batholith in Baja California, Mexico: New ages from an ancient continental arc. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Sutherland, M., Wetmore, P. H., Herzig, C., Paterson, S. R. (2002). The Early Cretaceous Santiago Peak arc: A continental margin arc built on the North America Triassic-Jurassic accretionary prism of southern and Baja California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L., Herzig, C. (2002). Tectonic implications for along-strike variations in the character of the Mesozoic Peninsular Ranges batholith of southern and Baja California. Memorias de VI Reunión Internacional sobre Geología de la Penísula de Baja California.
Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Primary grain shapes and grain preferred orientations: Why no analysis of finite strain is complete without their incorporation. EOS.
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Eastern Margin of the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite (Sierra Nevada Batholith): Magmatic fabrics, Internal structures, Host Rocks Deformation and Emplacement Models in an Continental Island Arc Magma Chamber. Geolines.
Albertz, M., Pignotta, G. S., Okaya, D., Paterson, S. R., Johnson, S. E. (2001). First insights intocompeting deformation processes during pluton construction. Exploration Geodynamics Chapman Conference.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. (2001). Dramatic short-term changes in host rock strain rates and viscosities during arc plutonism. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Matzel, J. P., Okaya, D. (2001). Mt. Stuart batholith, Washington: Constraints on emplacement-related strain rates from thermo-mechanical modeling and deflection of regional markers. EOS.
Boysun, M. A., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Statistical distribution of Leucocratic Melts in the Swakane Terrane, North Cascades Crystalline Core, WA: Implications for Melt Transport and Collection in Deep Crust. EOS.
Farris, D., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (2001). Does magmatism focus regional deformation: examples from the mid-crust, North Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Johnson, S. E., Gerbi, C. C., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Modeling strain rates around rapidly growing plutons. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Material transfer processes in plutons during emplacement: evidence from Cordilleran plutons for large-scale internal recycling. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Lebit, H. (2001). Formation of orogen-parallel mineral lineations by multiple processes, North Cascades, Washington.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Lebit, H. (2001). The importance of scale and heterogeneity when using stretching lineations to constrain regional strain and inferred displacement. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Pettersson, D. (2001). Voluminous stoping in the Mitchell Peak Granodiorite, Sierra Nevada Batholith, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R. (2001). The Role of stoping in the evolution of magmatic systems: field and modeling constraints from plutons in the Sierra Nevada Batholith, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. (2001). Cracking the stoping paradigm: Field and modeling constraints from the Sierra Nevada batholith. EOS.
Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Amnesia in pluton emplacement: Balbuena Pluton, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Pettersson, D. (2001). Voluminous Stoping in the Mitchell Peak Granodiorite, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. (2000). Constraints on Geological Strain Rates in Contact Aureoles During Pluton Emplacement: Insights from Thermo-Mechanical Modeling. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Albertz, M., Wetmore, P. H., Potter, M. E., Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Andreasson, G. (2000). How do magma chamber host rock systems evolve through time?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Andreasson, G. K., Paterson, S. R. (2000). The Construction of a Gabbro Body in the Trinity Mountains, California. EOS.
Johnson, S. E., Fanning, M. C., Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Testing Pluton Growth Models: approaches and examples. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (2000). Regional subhorizontal stretching during Eocene ductile deformation and exhumation of the Cascades core, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (2000). Rates and durations of tectonic and magmatic processes in arcs: the Cretaceous Cascades core as a case study. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Whitney, D. L., Debari, S. M. (2000). The Cascades core: A 40 km crustal section. Rheology in the mid and deep crust. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Alsleben, H., Whitney, D. L., Valley, P. M., Vance, J. (2000). 30-40 Km of Eocene exhumation during orogen-parallel extension in the Cascades core, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H. (2000). Inclusion trails in porphyroblasts: a record of orogenesis or local strain heterogeneity?. Vernon meeting refs..
Paterson, S. R., Potter, M. E., Schmidt, K. L., Miller, R. B. (2000). Spatial and Geometrical Relationships between fault and pluton populations in fold and thrust belts. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L., Yoshinobu, A. S., Fowler Jr., T. K. (2000). Evaluating the Relationship between Faults and Plutons in Arcs. MARGINS meeting in Utah: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K., Potter, M., Pignotta, G., Miller, R. B. (2000). The construction of Magmatic Systems in Arcs: Melt Migration in Disordered Porous Media Independent of Regional Faulting. Geological Society of Australia: Vernon Symposium.
Paterson, S. R., Potter, M. E. (2000). Pluton emplacement in an active fold and thrust belt: an example from the Cordilleran fold and thrust belt, eastern California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Potter, M. E., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Rolling-hinge model for downward flow of host rock during emplacement of the Pachalka Pluton, Mohave Desert, southeastern California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Schmidt, K. L., Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Did mid-Cretaceous orogeny in the Peninsular Ranges batholith result from collision or increased subduction coupling?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Valley, P. M., Whitney, D. L., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Terrien, J. (2000). Pressure-temperature history of deepest exposed units of the North Cascades arc: thermobarometric results across the Swakane-Napeequa contact. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Valley, P. M., Whitney, D. L., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Pressure-temperature evolution of deepest exposed units of the Mesozoic Cascades arc. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Diachronous accretion of ocean terranes across a transform fault in Baja California, Norte. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Wetmore, P. H., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Strain distribution in the Alicitos arc segment of the western Peninsular Ranges batholith Baja California, Norte. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Inclusion trails in porphyroblasts: a record of orogenesis or local strain heterogeneity?. Tectonic Studies meeting.
Alsleben, H., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1999). Kinematic significance of mineral lineations and strain partitioning in mid- to deep-crustal rocks: Swakane terrane, North Cascades, WA. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Johnson, S. E., Tate, M. C., Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H., Fanning, C. M. (1999). Integrated geological, geochemical and geochronological studies across a crustal-scale "suture" in the Peninsular Ranges batholith, Baja California, Mexico. Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, Geological Society of Australia.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1999). Magmatic diapirs: Yes, they do exist. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. (1999). Why don’t we see more stoped blocks in Plutons?: Results from thermal-mechanical modeling. EOS.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R. (1999). Thermally and mechanically driven cracking at magma- host rock contacts: Implications for stoping in plutons. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Blythe, A. E. (1999). Linked but temporally distinct episodes of tectonism, magmatism, and exhumation in the Cretaceous Peninsular Ranges. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (1999). Are magmatic and tectonic processes coupled? Statistical studies of spatial and geometrical relationships. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Yoshinobu, A. S. (1999). Implications of differing rates and durations of magmatic and tectonics processes for construction of Cordilleran batholiths. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Alsleben, H., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1998). Kinematic and folding history of the mid- to deep-crustal levels of an arc: Swakane terrane, north Cascades, Washington. Canadian Tectonics Group, 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Debari, S. M., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1998). Genesis of tonalitic plutons in the Cretaceous magmatic arc of the North Cascades: mixing of mantle derived magmas and melting of garnet-bearing lower crust. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Lebit, H., Luneburg, C. M., Paterson, S. R. (1998). The geometry of folds and mineral lineations: examples from the Cascades crystalline core, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Lebit, H., Luneburg, C., Paterson, S. R. (1998). The geometry of folds and mineral lineations: an example from Cascades Core (Washington). Swiss tectonic studies group 15th meeting, Bern (Switzerland).
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Alsleben, H., Lebit, H., Luneburg, C. (1998). Rheology of the mid- to deep crustal section of an arc, north Cascades, Washington. Canadian Tectonics Group, 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R. (1998). A review of magma emplacement processes: stressing the weakly coupled processes of tectonism and emplacement. Canadian Tectonics Group 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Rheological controls on meso-scale structures and kinematics near a mid-crustal detachment: an example from the Napeequa complex, Cascades core, Washington. Canadian Tectonics Group 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Fabric Studies Unplugged: Magma Rheology During Folding of Magmatic Fabrics. EOS.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L. (1998). Evaluating Spatial Relationships between faults and plutons. EOS.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Lebit, H., Alsleben, H., Luneburg, C. (1998). Variable mechanical controls on meso-scale kinematics in the mid-crust, Cascades core Washington. Canadian Tectonics Group 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (1998). Heterogeneous deformation in a syn-tectonically intruded fan-like structure, Peninsular Ranges batholith, Baja, Mexico. Canadian Tectonics Group 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Johnson, S. E. (1998). Constraints on Mesozoic translation of Cordilleran terranes from a transect across the Peninsular Ranges batholith in northern Baja California. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Blythe, A. E. (1998). Differential Exhumation Histories Across Basement Structures in the Southern Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Aluminosilicate relationships in the Chiwaukum Schist, northern Cascades, Washington. anadian Tectonics Group 18th Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs.
Debari, S., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1997). The role of arc-related mafic magmas and crustal melting in the genesis of the Tenpeak pluton. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1997). Magma emplacement during arc-perpendicular contraction. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting Circular.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Debari, S. M. (1997). Sheeted diapirs emplaced during thrusting and return flow at deep levels of a Cretaceous arc, North Cascades, Washington. Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1997). Characteristics of mid-crustal sheet tips: Implications for Magma Ascent. European Union of Geosciences.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K., Miller, R. B. (1997). Stoped Blocks in Plutons: Paleo-Plumb Bobs, -Viscometers, or -Chronometers?. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting Circular.
Whitney, D. L., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1997). P-T-t constraints on mechanisms of vertical tectonic motion in a contractional orogen. EOS.
Yoshinobu, A. S., Okaya, D. A., Paterson, S. R. (1997). Thermal viability of fault-controlled magma emplacement models. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Debari, S. M., Parent, L., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1996). Mafic border complexes in deep-crustal Cordilleran magma chambers: The Tenpeak, Cardinal Peak, and Entiat plutons, North Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1996). Pluton emplacement mechanisms: grappling with the problem of lost structural information.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1996). Emplacement of discordant mid-crustal sheeted plutons: implications from sheet tips in the North Cascades. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Hurlow, H. A. (1996). Mid-crustal detachment in the crystalline core of the North Cascades. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K., Yoshinobu, A. (1996). Deciphering magmatic structural patterns: examples from the Bateman legacy. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Lund, S., Miller, R. B., Teruya, L. (1996). Tertiary rotations in the Cascade Core, Washington: the importance of the Entiat fault. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Stein, E., Dietl, C., Paterson, S. R. (1996). Emplacement of the southern Inyo Batholith, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1995). Timing and nature of magmatic fabrics in plutons from relations around arrested stoped blocks. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R., Crossland, A., Yoshinobu, A. (1995). Pluton emplacement mechanisms: a view from the roof. United States Geological Survey Circular.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1995). Structure and magma chamber dynamics of mid- to lower crustal sheeted plutons, North Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1995). Construction of Mid-crustal magma chambers during regional contraction, North Cascades, Washington. United States Geological Survey Circular.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1995). Construction of magma chambers in arcs: a prespective from the country rock. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1995). Mid-crustal structures in the Cascades core, Washington: Cretaceous contraction or dextral shear?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K., Miller, R. B. (1995). Pluton emplacement in arcs: a crustal-scale exchange process. United States Geological Survey Circular.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L., Yoshinobu, A. S., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1995). Evaluating the relationship between faults and plutons in arcs. RIDGE Theoretical Institute.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Lund, S. P. (1995). Quantifying spatial relationships between faults and plutons. United States Geological Survey Circular.
Yoshinobu, A. S., Paterson, S. R. (1995). Multiple space-making mechanisms and vertical material transfer in the Sierra Nevada Batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Yoshinobu, A. S., Okaya, D. A., Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1995). Testing Fault-controlled magma emplacment mechanisms. United States Geological Survey Circular.
Lund, S. P., Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L. (1994). Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism of the Mt. Stuart batholith: reassessment of discordant paleomagnetic results. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1994). Regional tilt versus large-scale transport of the Coast plutonic complex: structural evidence from the Mount Stuart batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., Whitney, D. L., Bowring, S. A. (1994). Evolution of Cretaceous and Paleogene crystalline core of the North Cascades: relationship between metamorphism and plutonism. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1994). Porphyroblast-matrix relationships around the Mt. Stuart batholith, Washington: are they compatible with P-T data?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Yuan, E. S., Miller, R. B., Pitcher, W. S. (1994). Emplacement of the Main Donegal granite, Ireland. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Yu, H., Paterson, S. R. (1994). Arc construction in an active fold and thrust belt, Foothills Terrane, Sierra Nevada. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Brudo, T. C., Paterson, S. R. (1993). The Santa Rita shear zone: major Mesozoic deformation along the western flank of the White-Inyo range, CA. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1993). Reexamining the significance of concordance and discordance for pluton emplacement models.
Paterson, S. R., Yuan, E. S., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1993). Linking Magma flow and country rock material transfer processes: implications for extensional emplacement models. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Yuan, E. S., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1993). Are we interpreting magmatic foliations, lineations, and layering correctly?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Yu, H., Paterson, S. R. (1993). Syn- and post-emplacement deformation of Penryn pluton, central Foothills Terrane, Sierra Nevada. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Yuan, E. S., Paterson, S. R. (1993). Evaluating flow from structures in plutons. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Yuan, E. S., Paterson, S. R. (1993). Petrographic banding and foliations in the Main Donegal Granite: which represents flow?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Kruhl, J. H. (1992). Deformation and pluton emplacement: and example from the White-Inyo Mountains (east-central, California). Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R. (1992). Pluton emplacement processes: implication of the structural characteristics of pluton roofs. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Taylor, N. W., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1992). Transposition cycles in the Chiwaukum Schist in the Mt. Stuart region, central Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Vernon, R. H., Collins, W. J., Paterson, S. R. (1992). Pre-foliation to early-foliation low-pressure metamorphism and tectonic implications. IGCP 304 International Conference Abstracts with Programs.
Anderson, J. L., Paterson, S. R. (1991). Emplacement of the Cretaceous Mt. Stuart Batholith, central Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Bendixen, J. E., Paterson, S. R., Morrison, J. (1991). Thermobarometry of the pelitic Chiwaukum schist, northern Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Brandon, M. T., Feehan, J. G., Paterson, S. R. (1991). Volume strain associated with pressure-solution deformation in sandstones from high P-low T terrains: a third of the rock is missing!. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Carlson, C., Paterson, S. R., Geary, E. (1991). Magmatic epidote in a lower crustal terrain, New Zealand. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1991). On the role of ductile wall rock deformation during pluton emplacement: constraints from quantitative strain analyses. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Godin, P. D. (1991). Re-evaluation of a 'blistering' pluton: post-emplacement regional deformation at the Cretaceous Papoose Flat pluton, White-Inyo Mountains, Cal. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Haeussler, P. J. (1991). Post-emplacement structural history of the Guadalupe Igneous Complex, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1991). Transition from magmatic to high-temperature solid-state deformation, Mount Stuart batholith, Washington. American Geophysical Union: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1991). Syn- and post-emplacement deformation of the Mt. Stuart batholith. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K., Vernon, R. H., Flood, R. H. (1991). Contrasting timing and styles of emplacement of Murrumbidgee- and Bathurst-type batholiths in the Lachlan fold belt, Australia. Geological Society of Australia: Abstracts with Programs.
Taylor, N. W., Paterson, S. R. (1991). Structural analysis of the Chiwaukum schist in the Mount Stuart region, central Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Yu, H., Paterson, S. R. (1991). The role of primary fabrics in sandstones on strain determinations. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Geary, E. E., Paterson, S. R. (1990). Geochemical characteristics of metaigneous rocks near the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Haeussler, P. J., Paterson, S. R. (1990). Paleomagnetic and geologic evidence for 30 degree tilting of the Guadalupe Igneous complex, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1990). Significance of tectonic blocks within the southern Bear Mountains fault zone, western metamorphic belt, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Brandon, M. T. (1990). The significance of strains associated with cleavage development in the Olympic Mountains, Washington. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Tobisch, O. T., Paterson, S. R., Tong, W. (1990). Nature of ductile shear zones in granitic rocks of the central Sierra Nevada, California: implications for batholith emplacement models. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Carle, S. F., Paterson, S. R., Oliver, H. W. (1989). Geologic, gravity, and magnetic studies of the Foothills Terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Foster, D. (1989). Do porphyroblasts rotate?: porphyroblast-matrix relations in the central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1989). Emplacement mechanisms of the Bass Lake tonalite. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Geary, E. E. (1989). 40Ar/39Ar age patterns in orthogneisses and diorites near the Alpine Fault, South Island, New Zealand. American Geophysical Union: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Morand, V. J. (1989). Eastward thrusting associated with the Wyangala Batholith: surge tectonics in the Lachlan Fold Belt?. Australasian Tectonics Conference.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Vernon, R. H. (1989). Emplacement and deformation of granitoids during volcanic arc construction in the Foothills terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California. American Geophysical Union: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1989). Rates of pluton emplacement and regional deformation: their influence on evaluating timing relationships. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Tobisch, O. T., Paterson, S. R., Saleeby, J. B. (1989). Magmatic fabrics in Late Cretaceous granitoids, central Sierra Nevada (CSN), California: implications for Late Mesozoic tectonic models. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (1989). Magmatic and high-temperature mylonitic deformation of granitoids in the Western Metamorphic belt, California: implications for the relative timing of intrusion and regional deformation. Tectonic Studies Group, Annual General Meeting.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Hauke, L. (1988). Contrasting emplacement mechanisms for two intrusive suites in the Foothills terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H., Tobisch, O. T. (1988). Criteria for establishing the syntectonic emplacement of granitoids. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Sample, J. C. (1988). The development of slate and greywacke belts during underplating in "hot" accretionary wedges. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1987). Regional strain analyses in lithologically complex terranes, central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of Australia: International conference on Deformation of Crustal Rocks.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Saleeby, J. B. (1987). Recognition of pre-tectonic intrusives: implications for the dating of structural events. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Tobisch, O. T., Paterson, S. R. (1987). Mineral/chemical changes during mylonite genesis in I-type plutons, central Sierra Nevada, California: a preliminary report. Geological Society of Australia: International conference on Deformation of Crustal Rocks.
Tobisch, O. T., Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (1987). Development mylonites in I- and S-type plutons. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Wainger, L. (1986). The variations of structures and strains in southern portions of the Melones fault zone, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Radloff, J., Tobisch, O. T. (1986). Multiple deformations in the central Foothills belt: a discontinuity in the Foothills terrane, Sierra Nevada. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Bhattacharyya, T. (1985). A reinterpretation of structural breaks in the Calaveras complex and phyllite belt between Briceburg and El Portal, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1985). Regional relations between metamorphism, pluton emplacement, and deformations in southern portions of the Foothills belt, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Bhattacharyya, T., Tobisch, O. T. (1985). Strain analyses in tectonic collages: an example from the Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Redfield, T. F. (1984). Finite strain and structures across the Melones fault zone, near Moccasin, California. The Maine Geologist.
Paterson, S. R. (1981). Finite strain determinations from S. E.. Maine. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R. (1981). Non-homogeneous strain in conglomerates from southeastern Maine. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
Paterson, S. R., Johnston, S. (1980). Deadman Pass Diamicton: 3 Ma old till or lahar?. Geological Society of America: Abstracts with Programs.
 

Book

Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1998). S-C fabrics formed in syntectonic plutons during the transition from magmatic to high-temperature subsolidus conditions. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
 

Journal Article

Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G., Zak, J., Memeti, V., Erdmann, S., Economos, R. (2012). Formation and transfer of stoped blocks into magma chambers: the high temperature interplay between cracking, focused porous flow, and diking. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R., Economos, R. C., Said, L. O., Ducea, M. N., Anderson, J. L., Padilla, A. J. (2012). Gobi-Tianshan connections: field observations and isotopes from an Early Permian arc complex in southern Mongolia. Geological Society of American Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J. L., Memeti, V., Zhang, T., Economos, R., Pignotta, G. S., Mundil, R., Foley, B., Schmidt, K. Episodic downward crustal flow during magma surges in the Central Sierra Nevada Arc. Geologuy.
Okaya, D., Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G. (2011). Physical behavior of stoped blocks in magma chambers. Geosphere.
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Economos, R. C., Okaya, D., Miller, R. B. (2011). The incremental growth of large magma chambers in continental margin arcs: results from field, geochronologic, geochemical and thermal modeling studies from the North American Cordillera and central Asia. Tectonophysics.
Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D., Memeti, V., Economos, R., Miller, R. (2011). Magma addition and flux calculations of incrementally constructed magma chambers in continental margin arcs: combined field, geochronologic, and thermal modeling studies. Geosphere. Vol. 7 (6), pp. 1439-1468.
Paterson, S. R., Alsleben, H., Gehrels, G. E. (2011). Derital zircon ages in Palaeozoic and Mesozoic basement assemblages of the Peninsular Ranges batholith, Baja California, Mexico: constraints for depositional ages and provenance. International Geology Review.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L., Wetmore, P. H., Alsleben, H., Paterson, S. R. (2011). Mesozoic tectonic evolution of the southern Peninsular Ranges batholith, Baja California, 1 Mexico: long-lived history of a collisional segment in the Mesoxoic Cordilleran arc. Geological Society of America, Special Paper.
Paterson, S. R., Schulmann, K. (2011). Asian continental growth. Nature Geoscience. Vol. 4
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Zhang, T., Lackey, J. S., Cao, W., Anderson, J. L., Mundil, R., Pignotta, G., Dulcea, M., Thompson, J., Schmidt, K., Whitesides, A., Gelbach, L. B., Cox, I. (2011). Geologic, geochronologic, and geochemical constraints on the tempo and chemical evolution of the Mesozoic Sierran arc, Central California. Geosphere.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Coyne, C., Anderson, J. L. (2010). Testing models for the incremental growth of magma chambers: Construction of the Jackass Lakes pluton, central Sierra Nevada batholith.
Anderson, J. L., Morrison, J., Francis, J., Paterson, S. R. (2010). Post-emplacement fluids and pluton thermobarometry: Mt. Stuart batholith, Washington Cascades. Journal of Metamorphic Geology.
Economos, R. C., Miller, J., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Erdmann, S., Zak, J. (2010). Causes of compositional diversity in a lobe of the Half Dome Granodiorite, Tuolumne Batholith, Central Sierra Nevada, CA. Hutton Volume.
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Matzel, J., Mundil, R., Okaya, D. (2010). Magmatic lobes as "snapshots" of magma chamber growth and evolution in large, composite batholiths: an example from the Tuolumne Intrustion, Sierra Nevada, CA. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R. (2010). Using detrital zircon data to track down the origin of metasedimentary pendants in the High Sierra Nevada: Constraints for the cryptic Mojave-Snow Lake fault. Lithosphere. Vol. 2 (5), pp. 341-360.
Economos, R., Memeti, V., Paterson, S. R., Miller, J. M., Erdmann, S., Zak, J. (2010). Causes of compositional diversity in a lobe of the Half Dome granodiorite, Tuolumne batholith Central Sierra nevada, CA. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Vol. 100, pp. 173-183.
Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Putirka, K., Matthew, P. (2010). Volcano-plutonic plumbing systems: a comparison of the Jurassic Guadalupe Igneous Complex to the Cretaceous Tuolumne batholith, central Sierra Nevada, California: Field guide for National Association of Geoscience Teachers Far Western Section "Fall" Conference. National Association of Geoscience Teachers Far Western Section "Fall" Conference.
He, B., Xu, Y., Paterson, S. R. (2009). Complex reworking of host rock during the diapiric ascent of the Fangshan pluton, southwest of Beijing, China. Journal of Structural Geology.
Paterson, S. R. (2009). Magmatic tubes, troughs, pipes, and diapers: Late-stage convective instabilities formed in crystal-rich magmas of the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Geosphere.
Pignotta, G. S., Paterson, S. R., Coyne, C., Anderson, J. L. (2009). Testing models for the incremental growth of magma chambers: Construction of the Jackass Lakes pluton, central Sierra Nevada batholith. Geosphere.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Blythe, A. E., Kopf, C., Girty, M., Grove, M. (2009). Mountain building across a zoned arc: the Cretaceous Peninsular Ranges batholith in the Sierra San Pedro Martir of Baja California, Mexico. Tectonophysics, special volume on Hot Orogens.
Yoshinobu, A. S., Wolak, J. M., Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G. S., Anderson, H. S. (2009). Determining relative magma and host rock xenolith rheology during magmatic fabric formation in plutons: Examples from the middle and upper crust. Geosphere.
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R., Kabele, P., Janouek, V. (2009). The Mammoth Peak Sheeted complex, Tuolumne Batholith, Central Sierra Nevada, California: A Record of Initial Growth or Late Thermal Contraction in a Magma Chamber?. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology.
Yan, B., Bin, H., Yigang, X., Paterson, S. R., Zhang, T. (2009). Subsolidus deformation zone in the western margin of the Fangshan pluton and its new interpretation. Genotecnoca et Metallogenia.
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R. (2009). Magmatic erosion of the solidification front during reintrusion:the eastern margin of the Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. International Journal of Earth Science.
Paterson, S. R., Farris, D. W. (2008). Downward host rock transport and the formation of rim monoclines during the emplacement of Cordilleran batholiths. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences. Vol. 97 (4), pp. 397-413.
Paterson, S. R., Farris, D., Memeti, V., Miller, R., Pignotta, G., Yoshinobu, A., Vernon, R. H., Zak, J. (2008). Comment of "Is stoping of a volumetrically significant pluton emplacement process?" by Glazner, A. and Bartley, J. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Vol. 120 (7/8)
Paterson, S. R., Zak, J., Janoeuk, V. (2008). Growth of complex magmatic zones during recycling of older magmatic phases: the Sawmill Canyon area in the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (2008). How extensive are intergranular microstructural changes in cooling granites?. Lithos.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (2008). How late are K-feldspar megacrysts in granites. Lithos. Vol. 104 (1-4), pp. 327-336.
Paterson, S. R., Economos, R. C., Hanzl, P., Hrdlicko Va, K., Burianek, D., Said, L., Gerdes, A. (2008). Geochemical and structural constraints on the magmatic history of the Chandman Massif of the eastern Mongolian Altay Range, SW Mongolia. Journal of Geosciences.
Paterson, S. R., Anderson, J., Jacobson, C., Wooden, J. (2008). Magmatism and tectonics in a tilted crustal section through a continental arc, eastern Transverse Ranges and southern Mojave Desert. Geological Society of America Field Guide.
Alsleben, H., Wetmore, P. H., Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R., Melis, E. A. (2007). Complex deformation as a result of arc-continent collision: Quantifying finite strain in the Alisitos arc, Peninsular Ranges, Baja California. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 30 (2), pp. 220-236.
Farris, D. W., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Subduction of a segmented ridge along a curved continental margin: Variations between the western and eastern Sanak-Baranof belt, southern Alaska. Tectonophysics.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Mesoscopic structures resulting from crystal accumulation and melt movement in granites. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences. Vol. 97 (4), pp. 369-381.
Farris, D. W., Paterson, S. R. (2007). Physical contamination of silicic magmas and fractal fragmentation of xenoliths in Paleocene plutons on Kodiak Island, AK. Canadian Mineralogist. Vol. 45 (1), pp. 107-129.
Paterson, S. R. (2007). Relationships between melt-induced rheological transitions and finite strain: observations from host rock pendants of the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada, California. By Markus Albertz, Comment by Scott Paterson.
Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G. S. (2007). Voluminous stoping in the Mitchell Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada batholith, California. Canadian Mineralogist. Vol. 45 (1), pp. 87-106.
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V. (2007). Four magmatic fabrics in the Tuolumne batholith, central Sierra Nevada, California (USA): implications for interpreting fabric patterns in plutons and evolution of magma chambers in the upper crust. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Vol. 119 (1/2)
Paterson, S. R. (2006). Significance of composite lineations in the mid- to deep crust: a case study from the North Cascades, Washington. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 28 (2), pp. 302-322.
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R. (2006). Roof and walls of the Red Mountain Creek pluton, eastern Sierra Nevada, California (USA): implications for process zones during pluton emplacement. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 28 (4), pp. 575-587.
Farris, D. W., Haeussler, P., Friedman, R., Paterson, S. R., Saltus, R. W., Ayuso, R. (2006). Emplacement of the Kodiak batholith: A consequence of slab-window migration. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Vol. 118 (11/12), pp. 1360-1376.
Paterson, S. R. (2005). A new criterion for fast strain rates during pluton emplacement: Magmatically folded leucocratic dikes in aureoles of the Mount Stuart Batholith, Washington and the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, California. No Journal Defined. Vol. v. 117; no. 3/4; p. 450–465
Zak, J., Paterson, S. R. (2005). Characteristics of internal contacts in the Tuolumne Batholith, central Sierra Nevada, California (USA): implications for episodic emplacement and physical processes in a continental arc magma chamber. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Vol. 117 (9), pp. 1242-1255.
Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R., Okaya, D. (2005). Fast strain rates during pluton emplacement: Magmatically folded leucocratic dikes in aureoles of the Mount Stuart Batholith,Washington, and the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, California/. Geological Society of America Bulletin. Vol. 117 (3/4), pp. 450-465.
Gerbi, C. C., Johnson, S. E., Paterson, S. R. (2004). Implications of rapid, dike-fed pluton growth for host-rock strain rates and emplacement mechanisms. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 26 (3), pp. 583-594.
Paterson, S. R., Pignotta, G. S., Vernon, R. H. (2004). The significance of microgranitoid enclave shapes and orientations. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 26 (8), pp. 1465-1481.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Alsleben, H., Whitney, D. L., Valley, P. M., Hurlow, H. (2004). Driving mechanisms for >40 km of exhumation during contraction and extension in a continental arc, Cascades core, Washington. Tectonics. Vol. 23
Johnson, S. E., Fletcher, J. M., Fanning, C. M., Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R., Tate, M. C. (2003). Structure, emplacement and lateral expansion of the San Jose tonalite pluton, Peninsular Ranges batholith, Baja California, Mexico. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 25 (11), pp. 1933-1958.
Valley, P. M., Whitney, D. L., Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Alsleben, H. (2003). Metamorphism of the deepest exposed arc rocks in the Cretaceous to Paleogene Cascades belt, Washington: evidence for large-scale vertical motion in a continental arc. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 21 (2), pp. 203-220.
Yoshinobu, A., Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R., Llambias, E., Tickyj, H., Sato, A. M. (2003). A view from the roof: magmatic stoping in the shallow crust, Chita Pluton. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 25 (7), pp. 1037-1048.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (2002). A doubly vergent, fan structure in the Peninsular Ranges batholith: Transpression or complex flow along a crustal-scale discontinuity. Tectonics. Vol. 21 (5), pp. 1050.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Igneous Origin of K-feldspar Megacrysts in Deformed Granite of the Papoose Flat Pluton, California, USA. Visual Geosciences. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 1-28.
Wetmore, P. H., Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Tectonic implications for the along-strike variation in the character of the western zone of the Peninsular Ranges batholith, southern and Baja California. Geology. Vol. 30 (3), pp. 247-250.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Axial-surface leucosomes in anatectic migmatites. Tectonophysics. Vol. 335 (1-2), pp. 183-192.
Benn, K., Paterson, S. R., Lund, S. P., Pignotta, G. S., Kruse, S. (2001). Magmatic fabrics in plutons as kinematic indicators in convergent orogens: examples of the Cretaceous Mt. Stuart batholith, Washington State. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Vol. 26 (4-5), pp. 343-354.
Johnson, S. E., Albertz, M., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Growth rates of dike-fed plutons: are they compatible with observations in the middle and upper crust?. Geology. Vol. 21 (8), pp. 727-730.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H. (2001). Inclusion trail patterns in porphyroblasts from Foothills Terrane, California: a record of orogenesis or local strain heterogeneity. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. Vol. 19 (4), pp. 351-372.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Influence of lithological heterogeneity, mechanical anisotropy, and magmatism on the rheology of an arc, North Cascades, Washington. Tectonophysics. Vol. 342 (3-4), pp. 351-370.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L. (2001). Reply to discussion of "Is there a close spatial relationship between faults and plutons?". Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 23 (12), pp. 2029-2032.
Schmidt, K. L., Paterson, S. R. (2000). Are processes of deformation and magmatism coupled? Insights from spatial and geometrical analysis. EOS. Vol. 81 (18), pp. 202-203.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1999). Timing and nature of magmatic fabrics in plutons from relations around arrested stoped blocks. Reply. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 21
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1999). In defense of magmatic diapirs. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 21 (8-9), pp. 1161-1174.
Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. (1999). Is their a close spatial relationship between faults and plutons?. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 21 (8-9), pp. 1131-1142.
Paterson, S. R. (1998). Late-stage sinking of plutons. Geology. Vol. 26 (9), pp. 863-864.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Magma emplacement during are-perpendicular contraction. Tectonics. Vol. 17, pp. 571-586.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Mid-crustal magmatic sheets in the Cascades Mountains, Washington: Implications for magma ascent. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 20 (9-10), pp. 1345-1363.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Stoped blocks in plutons: paleo-plumb bobs, viscometers, or chronometers. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 20 (9-10), pp. 1261-1272.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K., Schmidt, K., Yoshinobu, A., Yuan, S. (1998). Interpreting Magmatic fabric patterns in plutons. Lithos. Vol. 44 (1-2), pp. 53-82.
Yoshinobu, A. S., Okaya, D. A., Paterson, S. R. (1998). Modeling the thermal evolution of fault-controlled magma emplacement models: Implications for the solidification of granite plutons. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 20 (9-10), pp. 1205-1218.
Whitney, D. L., Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1997). P-T-t constraints on mechanisms of vertical tectonic motion in a contractional orogen. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. Vol. 17 (1), pp. 75-90.
Fowler Jr., T. K., Paterson, S. R. (1997). Timing and nature of magmatic fabrics in plutons from relations around arrested stoped blocks. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 19 (2), pp. 209-224.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K., Miller, R. B. (1996). Pluton emplacement in arcs: a crustal-scale exchange process. Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences. Vol. 87, pp. 115-123.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1996). Local displacement of diapir contacts and its importance to pluton emplacement study. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 18 (5), pp. 711-712.
Stein, E., Paterson, S. R. (1996). Country rock displacement during emplacement of the Joshua Flat pluton, White-Inyo Mountains, California. Basement Tectonics. Vol. 11, pp. 35-49.
Yoshinobu, A. S., Paterson, S. R. (1996). Fracture-controlled magma conduits in an obliquely convergent continental magmatic arc. Geology. Vol. 24 (7), pp. 669-670.
Paterson, S. R., Yu, H., Oertel, G. (1995). Primary and tectonic fabric intensities in mudrocks. Tectonophysics. Vol. 247 (1-4), pp. 105-119.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (1995). Reply to discussion "The Ardara pluton, Ireland: deflating an expanding intrusion". Lithos. Vol. 35 (135-138)
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1994). Transition from magmatic to high-temperature solid-state deformation, Mount Stuart batholith, Washington. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 16, pp. 853-865.
Paterson, S. R. (1994). Dike transport of granitoid magmas. Geology. Vol. 227 (5), pp. 473.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1993). Reexamining pluton emplacement processes. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 15, pp. 191-206.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1993). Reexamining pluton emplacement processes: reply. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 16 (5), pp. 747-748.
Paterson, S. R., Yu, H. (1993). Microstructures and primary grain-shape fabrics in sandstones: implications for depositional processes and strain analysis. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 16, pp. 505-517.
Paterson, S. R., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1993). Extensional pluton emplacement models: do they work for large batholiths?. Geology. Vol. 21 (9-10), pp. 781-784.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1993). Fabric ellipsoids from the Pigeon Point Formation, California: penecontemporaneous structures and deformation mechanisms in slumped turbidites. Tectonophysics. Vol. 222, pp. 135-149.
Vernon, R. H., Collins, W. J., Paterson, S. R. (1993). Pre-foliation metamorphism in low-pressure/high-temperature terrains. Tectonophysics. Vol. 219, pp. 241-256.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R., Foster, D. (1993). Growth and deformation of porphyroblasts in the Foothills terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California: negotiating a microstructural minefield. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. Vol. 11, pp. 203-222.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R. (1993). The Ardara pluton, Ireland: deflating an expanding intrusion. Lithos. Vol. 31, pp. 17-32.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1992). Tectonic implications of deformation during and after emplacement of the Mt. Stuart batholith, Washington. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 29, pp. 479-485.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1992). Rates of geological processes in magmatic arcs: implications for the timing and nature of pluton emplacement and wall-rock deformation. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 14 (291-301)
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (1991). Tectonic evolution of the Bear Mountains fault zone, central Sierra Nevada, California. Tectonics. Vol. 10, pp. 995-1006.
Paterson, S. R., Sharp, W. D. (1991). Comparison of structural and metamorphic history of terranes in the Western Metamorphic Belt, Sierra Nevada, California. Special California Division Mines and Geology Special Publication. Vol. 109, pp. 113-130.
Paterson, S. R., Wainger, L. (1991). The Melones Fault Zone: a terrane bounding stretching fault. Tectonophysics. Vol. 194, pp. 69-90.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Vernon, R. H. (1991). Emplacement and deformation of granitoids during volcanic arc construction in the Foothills terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California. Tectonophysics. Vol. 191, pp. 89-110.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H., Fowler Jr., T. K. (1991). Aureole tectonics. Reviews in Mineralogy. Vol. 26, pp. 673-722.
Paterson, S. R., Brudos, T., Fowler Jr., T. K., Carlson, C., Bishop, K., Vernon, R. H. (1991). Papoose Flat pluton: Forceful expansion or post-emplacement deformation?. Geology. Vol. 19, pp. 324-327.
Tobisch, O. T., Barton, M., Saleeby, J. B., Paterson, S. R. (1991). Fluid-enhanced deformation: transformation of granitoids to banded mylonites Western Sierra Nevada, California and southern Australia. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 13, pp. 1137-1156.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Morand, V. J. (1990). Emplacement and deformation of the Wyangala Batholith, Lachlan Fold Belt, Australia. Journal of Structural Geology, Special Volume for Australasion Tectonics meeting. Vol. 12, pp. 639-650.
Paterson, S. R. (1989). Cannibal Creek granite: post-tectonic "ballooning" pluton or pre-tectonic piercement diapir?. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 97, pp. 769-771.
Paterson, S. R. (1989). Comment on "Fry spacing of deformed and undeformed modeled and natural salt domes". Geology. Vol. 17, pp. 93-94.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Bhattacharyya, T. (1989). Regional structural and strain analyses of terranes in the Western Metamorphic belt, central Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 11, pp. 255-273.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Vernon, R. H. (1989). Penrose Conference Report: Criteria for establishing the relative timing of pluton emplacement and regional deformation. Geology. Vol. 17, pp. 475-476.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H., Tobisch, O. T. (1989). A review of criteria for the identification of magmatic and tectonic foliations in granitoids. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 11, pp. 349-363.
Paterson, S. R. (1989). Are syntectonic plutons truly syntectonic?. EOS. Vol. 70, pp. 762-770.
Vernon, R. H., Paterson, S. R., Geary, E. E. (1989). High-temperature mylonitic deformation in granitoids: implications for syntectonic emplacement. Geology. Vol. 17, pp. 723-726.
Paterson, S. R., Sample, J. S. (1988). The development of folds and cleavages in slate belts by underplating in accretionary wedges: a comparison of the Kodiak complex, Alaska and Calaveras Complex, California. Tectonics. Vol. 7, pp. 859-874.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1988). Using pluton ages to date regional deformation: problems with commonly used criteria. Geology. Vol. 16, pp. 1108-1111.
Paterson, S. R. (1988). Cannibal Creek granite: post-tectonic "ballooning" pluton or pre-tectonic piercement diapir?. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 96, pp. 730-736.
Tobisch, O. T., Paterson, S. R. (1988). Analysis and interpretation of composite foliations in areas of progressive deformation. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 10, pp. 745-754.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Radloff, J. (1987). Post-Nevadan deformation along the Bear Mountains fault zone: implications for the Foothills terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California. Geology. Vol. 15, pp. 513-516.
Tobisch, O. T., Paterson, S. R., Longiaru, S., Bhattacharyya, T. (1987). Extent of the Nevadan orogeny, central Sierra Nevada, California. Geology. Vol. 15, pp. 132-135.
Paterson, S. R. (1983). A comparison of methods used in measuring finite strains from ellipsoidal objects. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 5, pp. 611-618.
 

Newsletter

Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T., Vernon, R. H. (1990). Criteria for establishing the relative timing of pluton emplacement and regional deformation: reflections on a Penrose conference. Structural Geology and Tectonics Division Newsletter.
 

Other

Miller, R. B., Matzel, J. P., Paterson, S. R. (2009). Plutonism at different crustal levels: insights from the ~5-40 km (paleodepth) North Cascades crustal section, Washington. Geological Society of America special paper.
Paterson, S. R. (2009). Mesozoic magmatism in an upper- to middle-crustal section through the Cordilleran continental margin arc, eastern Transverse Ranges, California. Geological Society of America special paper.
Needy, S. K., Anderson, J. L., Wooden, J. L., Barth, A. P., Paterson, S. R., Memeti, V., Pignotta, G. S. (2007). Mesozoic magmatism in an upper- to middle-crustal section through the Cordilleran continental margin arc, eastern Transverse Ranges, California.
Paterson, S. R. (2005). Comment: "A close spatial relationship between plutons and shear zones" by Weinberg, R.F., Sial, A.N., and Mariano, G. Geology.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H., Zak, J. (2005). Mechanical Instabilities and Physical Accumulation of K-feldspar Megacrysts in Granitic Magma, Tuolumne Batholith, California, USA. J. Virtual Explorer.
Wetmore, P. H., Alsleben, H., Paterson, S. R., Ducea, M., Gehrels, G., Valencia, V. (2005). Field trip to the northern Alisitos arc segment: Ancestral Agua Blanca fault region.
Whitney, D. L., Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L., Glazner, A. F., Kopf, C. F. (2004). Growth and demise of continental arcs and orogenic plateaux in the North American Cordillera: from Baja to British Columbia. Geological Society of America Special Publication.
Miller, R. B., Matzel, J. P., Paterson, S. R., Stowell, H. H. (2003). Cretaceous to Paleogene Cascades arc: Structure, metamorphism, and timescales of magmatism, burial, and exhumation of a crustal section. Geological Society of America Field Guide.
Paterson, S. R., Onezime, J., Teruya, L., Zak, J. (2003). Quadruple-pronged enclaves: their significance for the interpretation of multiple magmatic fabrics in plutons. Journal of the Virtual Explorer.
Wetmore, P. H., Herzig, C., Schultz, P. W., Alsleben, H., Paterson, S. R., Schmidt, K. L. (2003). Cretaceous Tectonic Evolution of the Western Zone of the Peninsular Ranges Batholith of Southern and Baja California. Geological Society of America Special Paper.
Schmidt, K. L., Wetmore, P. H., Johnson, S. E., Paterson, S. R. (2002). Controls on orogenesis along an ocean-continent margin transition in the Jura-Cretaceous Peninsular Ranges batholith. Geological Society of America Special Paper.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R. (2001). Construction of mid-crustal sheeted plutons: Examples from the North Cascades, Washington. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Miller, R. B., Paterson, S. R., DeBari, S. M., Whitney, D. L. (2000). North Cascades Cretaceous crustal section: Changing kinematics, rheology, metamorphism, pluton emplacement, and petrogenesis from 0 to 40 kilometers depth. Geologic Association of Canda Field Guide.
Johnson, S. E., Paterson, S. R., Tate, M. C. (1999). Structure and emplacement history of multiple-center cone-sheet-bearing ring complex: the Zarza Intrusive Complex, Baja California, Mexico. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B. (1998). Structural and metamorphic evolution of the Mt. Stuart region, Cascades Core, Washington. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R., Vernon, R. H. (1995). Bursting the bubble of ballooning plutons: a return to nested diapirs emplaced by multiple processes. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R., Miller, R. B., Anderson, J. L., Lund, S., Bendixen, J., Taylor, N., Fink, T. (1994). Emplacement and evolution of Mount Stuart batholith: In: Swanson, D.A. and Haugerud, R.A., eds., Geologic field trips in the Pacific Northwest: 1994. Geological Society of America.
Haeussler, P. J., Paterson, S. R. (1993). Post-emplacement tilting and burial of the Guadalupe Igneous Complex, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1990). The Yarra Granite: an intra-deformational thrust-related pluton in the Lachlan Fold Belt, SE Australia. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Paterson, S. R. (1989). A reinterpretation of conjugate folds in the central Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Saleeby, J. B., Geary, E. E., Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1989). Isotropic systematics of U/Pb (zircon) and 40Ar/39Ar (biotite/hornblende) from rocks of the central Foothills Terrane, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Tobisch, O. T., Paterson, S. R., Saleeby, J. B., Geary, E. E. (1989). Nature and timing of deformation in the Foothills Terrane, central Sierra Nevada, California: its bearing on orogenesis. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
Hauke, L. M., Ponce, D. A., Paterson, S. R., Tobisch, O. T. (1987). Density and magnetic susceptibility measurements near the Guadalupe Igneous complex, west-central Foothills, Sierra Nevada, California. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report.
Bhattacharyyaa, T., Paterson, S. R. (1985). Discussion of Schweickert and others (1984) entitled Timing and structural expression of the Nevadan orogeny, Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Map, Geology of the Benson Lake pendant, western Yosemite National Park, central Sierra Nevada: Digital Map and Chart Series 013,, 2012-  
 

Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

Continuing to develop an Earth Science undergraduate team research program., 2005-  
 

Honors and Awards

Elected Geological Society of America Fellow, 2010  
USC Innovative Teaching Award, 2007  
Hutton Symposium "Pewter Computer" award for contributions to granite research listserv, 1996  
USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 1993  
 

Service to the Profession

Other Service to the Profession

Organizing and running GSA Field Forum "Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith: a study of magmatic and tectonic processes and their tiempo", 2012-  
 
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