Professor IAN ALSOP

Professor IAN ALSOP

Chair in Geology

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Professor IAN ALSOP
Professor IAN ALSOP

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  • A Paleoseismic Record Spanning 2-Myr Reveals Episodic Late Pliocene Deformation in the Western Qaidam Basin, NE Tibet

    Lu, Y., Marco, S., Wetzler, N., Fang, X., Alsop, G. I., Hubert-Ferrari, A.

    Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 48, no. 5, e2020GL090530

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A New Approach to Constrain the Seismic Origin for Prehistoric Turbidites as Applied to the Dead Sea Basin

    Lu, Y., Moernaut, J., Bookman, R., Waldmann, N., Wetzler, N., Agnon, A., Marco, S., Alsop, G. I., Strasser, M., Hubert-Ferrari, A.

    Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 48, no. 3, e2020GL090947

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 3D outcrop modelling of large discordant breccia bodies in basinal carbonates of the Apulian margin, Italy

    Jablonska, D., Pitts, A., Di Celma, C., Volatili, T., Alsop, G. I., Tondi, E.

    Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 123, pp. 1-17

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Geometry of folded and boudinaged pegmatite veins emplaced within a strike-slip shear zone: A case study from the Caledonian orogen, northern Scotland

    Alsop, G. I., Strachan, R. A., Holdsworth, R. E., Burns, I. M.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 142, pp. 1-24

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • ArcStereoNet: A New ArcGIS® Toolbox for Projection and Analysis of Meso- and Micro-Structural Data

    Ortolano, G., D’Agostino, A., Pagano, M., Visalli, R., Zucali, M., Zucali, M., Fazio, E., Alsop, I., Cirrincione, R.

    ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, vol. 10, no. 2, 50

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Deformation bands and their impact on fluid flow: Insights from geometrical modelling and multi-scale flow simulations in sandstones

    Awdal, A., Suramairy, R., Singh, K., Fabre, G., Alsop, I.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 141, 104215

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The effect of rock type on natural water flooding and residual oil saturation below free water level and oil water contact: A case study from the Middle East

    Heydari Farsani, E., Neilson, J. E., Alsop, G. I., Hamidi, H.

    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 193, 107392

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Patterns of Silurian deformation and magmatism during sinistral oblique convergence, northern Scottish Caledonides

    Strachan, R., Alsop, I., Ramezani, J., Frazer, R., Burns, I., Holdsworth, R.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 177, no. 5, pp. 893-910

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Multiple episodes of sand injection leading to accumulation and leakage of hydrocarbons along the San Andreas/San Gregorio fault system, California

    Palladino, G., Rizzo, R. E., Zvirtes, G., Grippa, A., Philipp, R. P., Healy, D., Alsop, G. I.

    Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 118, 104431

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Distinguishing coeval patterns of contraction and collapse around flow lobes in mass transport deposits.

    Alsop, G., Weinberger, R., Marco, S., Levi, T.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 134, 104013

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Tectonic controls on residual oil saturation below the present-day fluid contact level in reservoirs of the Persian Gulf

    Heydari Farsani, E., Neilson, J. E., Alsop, G. I., Hamidi, H.

    Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, vol. 190, 104133

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Block generation, deformation and interaction of mass transport deposits with the seafloor: An outcrop-based study of the Carboniferous at Cerro Bola, NW Argentina

    Sobiesiak, M. S., Valdez Buso, V., Kneller, B. C., Alsop, G. I., Milana, J. P.

    Special Publications. American Geophysical Union, pp. 91-104

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Making a homogenite: An outcrop perspective into the evolution of deformation within mass-transport deposits

    de Lima Rodrigues, M. C. N., Trzaskos, B., Alsop, G. I., Vesely, F. F.

    Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 112, 104033

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Quantitative microstructural analysis of mylonites formed during Alpine tectonics in the western Mediterranean realm

    Ortolano, G., Fazio, E., Visalli, R., Alsop, G. I., Pagano, M., Cirrincione, R.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 131, 103956

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Discussion on ‘A reassessment of the proposed ‘Lairg impact structure’ and its potential implications for the deep structure of northern Scotland’ Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 817-829

    Butler, R. W. H., Alsop, G. I.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 177, pp. 443-446

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Block generation, deformation, and interaction of mass-transport deposits with the seafloor: An outcrop‐based study of the carboniferous Paganzo Basin (Cerro Bola, NW Argentina)

    Sobiesiak, M. S., Buso, V. V., Kneller, B., Alsop, G. I., Milana, J. P.

    Submarine Landslides. Ogato, K., Festa, A., Pini, G. A. (eds.). AGU, pp. 91-104, 14 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Fold and Thrust Systems in Mass‐Transport Deposits Around the Dead Sea Basin

    Alsop, G. I., Weinberger, R., Marco, S., Levi, T.

    Submarine Landslides. Ogata, K., Festa, A., Pini, G. A. (eds.). American Geophysical Union, pp. 139-154, 16 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Strain localization and sheath fold development during progressive deformation in a ductile shear zone: A case study of macro-to micro-scale structures from the Aspromonte Massif, Calabria

    Fazio, E., Ortolano, G., Visalli, R., Alsop, I., Cirrincione, R., Pezzino, A.

    Italian Journal of Geosciences, vol. 137, no. 2, pp. 208-218

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Distinguishing thrust sequences in gravity-driven fold and thrust belts

    Alsop, G. I., Weinberger, R., Marco, S.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 109, no. 4, pp. 99-119

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Distinguishing tectonically-and gravity-driven synsedimentary deformation structures along the Apulian platform margin (Gargano Promontory, southern Italy)

    Korneva, I., Tondi, E., Jablonska, D., Di Celma, C., Alsop, I., Agosta, F.

    Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 73, pp. 479-491

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Mass-transport deposits within basinal carbonates from southern Italy

    Jablonska, D., Di Celma, C., Korneva, I., Tondi, E., Alsop, I.

    Italian Journal of Geosciences, vol. 135, no. 1, pp. 30-40

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Inclusion of substrate blocks within a mass transport deposit: A case study from Cerro Bola, Argentina

    Sobiesiak, M. S., Kneller, B., Alsop, G. I., Milana, J. P.

    Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences. Lamarche, G., Mountjoy, J., Bull, S., Hubble, T., Krastel, S., Lane, E., Micallef, A., Moscardelli, L., Mueller, C., Pecher, I., Woelz, S. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, pp. 487-496, 10 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Deformation within an exposed salt wall: Recumbent folding and extrusion of evaporites in the Dead Sea Basin

    Alsop, G. I., Weinberger, R., Levi, T., Marco, S.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 70, pp. 95-118

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Exploring the relative contribution of mineralogy and CPO to the seismic velocity anisotropy of evaporites

    Vargas Meleza, L., Healy, D., Alsop, G. I., Timms, N. E.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 70, pp. 39-55

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Geometrical analysis of deformation band lozenges and their scaling relationships to fault lenses

    Awdal, A. H., Healy, D., Alsop, I.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 66, pp. 11-23

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Mobilizing Salt: Magma-Salt Interactions

    Schofield, N., Alsop, I., Warren, J., Underhill, J., Lehné, R., Beer, W., Lukas, V.

    Geology, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 599-602

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fold and fabric relationships in temporally and spatially evolving slump systems: A multi-cell flow model

    Alsop, G. I., Marco, S.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 63, pp. 27-49

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Regional flow perturbation folding within an exhumation channel: A case study from the Cycladic Blueschists

    Xypolias, P., Alsop, G. I.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 62, pp. 141-155

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Seismogenic slump folds formed by gravity-driven tectonics down a negligible subaqueous slope

    Alsop, G. I., Marco, S.

    Tectonophysics, vol. 605, pp. 48-69

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Constraints on the timing of Scandian deformation and the nature of a buried Grampian terrane under the Caledonides of northwestern Ireland

    Kirkland, C. L., Alsop, G. I., Daly, J. S., Whitehouse, M. J., Lam, R., Clark, C.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 170, no. 4, pp. 615-625

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Preface: Deformation localization

    Druguet, E., Czeck, D. M., Alsop, G. I., Bons, P. D.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 50, pp. 1-4

    Contributions to Journals: Special Issues

  • The three dimensional shape and localisation of deformation within multilayer sheath folds

    Alsop, G. I., Holdsworth, R. E.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 44, pp. 110-128

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Diagenetic and tectonic evolution of pore networks in carbonate normal fault zones and their effects on permeability

    Haines, T. J., Michie, E. A., Neilson, J., Healy, D., Alsop, G. I., Timms, N., Aplin, A.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Tsunami and seiche-triggered deformation within offshore sediments

    Alsop, G. I., Marco, S.

    Sedimentary Geology, vol. 261, pp. 90-107

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Salt tectonics, sediments and hydrocarbon prospectivity: An introduction

    Archer, S., Alsop, G. I., Hartley, A. J., Grant, N., Hodgkinson, R.

    Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity. Alsop, G. I., Archer, S. G., Hartley, A. J., Grant, N. T., Hodgkinson, R. (eds.). Geological Society of London, pp. 1-6, 6 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • A large-scale radial pattern of seismogenic slumping towards the Dead Sea Basin

    Alsop, G. I., Marco, S.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 169, no. 1, pp. 99-110

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Forward seismic modeling of outcrop models to image drag zones adjacent to salt diapirs

    Vargas Meleza, L., Healy, D., Alsop, I.

    Society of Exploration Geophysicists Technical Program. Society of Exploration Geophysicists pp. 1-5, 5 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity

    Alsop, I. (ed.), Archer, S. (ed.), Hartley, A. J. (ed.), Grant, N. (ed.), Hodgkinson, R. (ed.)

    Vol. 363, Geological Society of London, UK. 624 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Soft-sediment deformation within seismogenic slumps of the Dead Sea Basin

    Alsop, G. I., Marco, S.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 433-457

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Tectonics, structure and hydrocarbon potential of the Mexican Ridges Fold Belt, western Gulf of Mexico.

    Salomon, L. E., Cruz-Mercado, M., Alsop, I., Archer, S.

    Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions. University of Texas Press, pp. 403-419, 17 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Incremental subglacial meltwater sediment deposition and deformation associated with repeated ice-bed decoupling: A case study from the Island of Funen, Denmark

    Lesemann, J., Alsop, G. I., Piotrowski, J. A.

    Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 29, no. 23-24, pp. 3212-3229

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Crustal stacking and expulsion tectonics during continental subduction: P-T deformation constraints from Oman

    Agard, P., Searle, M. P., Alsop, G. I., Dubacq, B.

    Tectonics, vol. 29, no. 5, TC5018

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The evolution and significance of microfracturing within feldspars in low-grade granitic mylonites: a case study from the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt, India

    Sinha, S., Alsop, G. I., Biswal, T. K.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1417-1429

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • An excursion guide to the Moine geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland

    Strachan, R. (ed.), Alsop, G. I. (ed.), Friend, C. (ed.), Miller, S. (ed.)

    NMSE-Publishing Ltd. Edinburgh., Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 304 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Excursion 13, North Sutherland

    Strachan, R., Holdsworth, R., Friend, C., Burns, I., Alsop, G. I.

    An excursion guide to the Moine geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Strachan, R., Alsop, I., Friend, C., Miller, S. (eds.). NMSE-Publishing Ltd. Edinburgh., pp. 231-265, 35 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Summary of Moine Geology

    Strachan, R., Holdsworth, R., Alsop, G. I.

    An excursion guide to the Moine geology of the Northern Highlands of Scotland.. Strachan, R., Alsop, I., Friend, C., Miller, S. (eds.). NMSE-Publishing Ltd. Edinburgh., pp. 6-27, 22 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • InSAR mapping and modelling of an active Iranian salt extrusion

    Aftabi, P., Roustaie, M., Alsop, G. I., Talbot, C. J.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 167, no. 1, pp. 155-170

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Progressive fold and fabric evolution associated with regional strain gradients: a case study from across a Scandian ductile thrust nappe, Scottish Caledonides

    Alsop, G. I., Cheer, D. A., Strachan, R. A., Krabbendam, M., Kinny, P. D., Holdsworth, R. E., Leslie, A. G.

    Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 335, pp. 255-274

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Moine Supergroup of NW Scotland: insights into the analysis of polyorogenic supracrustal sequences

    Strachan, R. A., Holdsworth, R. E., Krabbendham, M., Alsop, G. I.

    Geological Society Special Publications , vol. 335, pp. 233-254

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Coeval brittle and ductile structures associated with extreme deformation partitioning in a multilayer sequence

    Druguet, E., Alsop, G. I., Carreras, J.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 498-511

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Discussion of Sheath fold development with viscosity contrast: analogue experiments in bulk simple shear by Marques, FO, Guerreiro, SM, Fernandes, AR

    Alsop, G. I., Holdsworth, R. E.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 215-217

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Three dimensional sheath folds in quartz mylonite, Cap de Creus

    Alsop, G. I., Carreras, J.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 1-2

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Ben Hee. Scotland Sheet 108W. Bedrock. 1:50,000 Geology Series.

    Alsop, G. I., British Geological, S.

    Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey. 1 page

    Books and Reports: Other Reports

  • Unravelling patterns of folding in high-strain zones

    Alsop, G. I.

    Trabajos de Geología, vol. 29, pp. 74-77

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Kinematic and thermal constraints on the reactivation of the Outer Hebrides Fault Zone, NW Scotland

    Szulc, A. G., Alsop, G. I., Oliver, G. J. H.

    Geological Magazine, vol. 145, no. 5, pp. 623-636

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The brittle evolution of a major strike-slip fault associated with granite emplacement: a case study of the Leannan Fault, NW Ireland

    Kirkland, C. L., Alsop, G. I., Prave, A. R.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 165, no. 1, pp. 341-352

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Structural evolution of sheath folds: a case study from Cap de Creus

    Alsop, G. I., Carreras, J.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 1915-1930

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Eye to eye with a mega-sheath fold: case study from Wadi Mayh, northern Oman Mountains

    Alsop, G. I., Searle, M.

    Geology, vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 1043-1046

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Scale invariant sheath folds in salt, sediments and shear zones

    Alsop, G. I., Holdsworth, R. E., McCaffrey, K. J. W.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1585-1604

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Flow perturbation folding in shear zones

    Alsop, G. I., Holdsworth, R.

    Deformation of the Continental Crust. Ries, A. C., Butler, R. W. H., Graham, R. H. (eds.). The Geological Society, pp. 77-103, 26 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Tectonic stratigraphy and structural continuity of the northernmost Moine Thrust Zone and Moine Nappe, Scottish Caledonides

    Holdsworth, R., Alsop, G. I., Strachan, R.

    Deformation of the Continental Crust. Ries, A. C., Butler, R. W. H., Graham, R. H. (eds.). The Geological Society, pp. 123-144, 21 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Glacial trinity: Neoproterozoic Earth history within the British-Irish Caledonides.

    McCay, G., Prave, A., Alsop, G. I., Fallick, A.

    Geology, vol. 34, pp. 909-912

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Laser ablation 40Ar/39Ar dating of metamorphic fabrics in the Caledonides of north Ireland.

    Condon, D., Hodges, K., Alsop, G. I., White, A.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 163, pp. 337-345

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Sheath folds as discriminators of bulk strain type.

    Alsop, G. I., Holdsworth, R.

    Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 28, pp. 1588-1606

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Slump folds as estimators of palaeoslope: A case study from the Fisherstreet Slump of County Clare, Ireland.

    Strachan, L., Alsop, G. I.

    Basin Research, vol. 18, pp. 451-470

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Structural analysis of the northern Nagssugtoqidian orogen, West Greenland: an example of complex tectonic patterns in reworked high-grade metamorphic terrains.

    Mazur, S., Piazolo, S., Alsop, G. I.

    Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark Bulletin, vol. 11, pp. 63-78

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Thrust sequences and the significance of low-angle, out-of-sequence faults in the northernmost Moine Nappe and Moine Thrust Zone, NW Scotland.

    Holdsworth, R., Strachan, R., Alsop, G. I., Wilson, R.

    Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 163, pp. 801-814

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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