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Melodie French
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
 
e-mail:mefrench@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
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    Websites
     Research Webpage
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    French, M.E. and W. Zhu "Slow fault propagation in serpentinite under conditions of high pore fluid pressure." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 473: 12.

     
     

    French, M.E., F.~M. Chester, J.S. Chester, and J.E. Wilson "Stress-dependent transport properties of fractured arkosic sandstone." Geofluids, 16-3

     
     

    French, M.E., W. Zhu, and J. Banker "Fault slip controlled by stress path and fluid pressurization rate." Geophysical Research Letters, 43: 9.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "French, M. E., W. Zhu, and G. Hirth (2017). Pore fluid pressure and the seismic cycle, to be presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec.."

     
     Posters
     

    "French, M. E., Hirth, G, and Okazaki, K (2017). The constitutive behavior of antigorite gouge under fluid-saturated undrained conditions, MR21B-0449 presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec.."

     
     

    "Bletery, Q. and nine others including French, M. E.  (2017), Hunting for shallow slow-slip events at Cascadia, T51E-0531 presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec.."

     
     

    "Grabiec, J. G., S. C. Penniston-Dorland, R. J. Walker, and French, M. E.  (2017), Insights into the formation of the Cottonwood Canyon fault in the Catalina Schist, 254-9 presented at GSA Annual Meeting, 22-25 Oct.."

     
     

    "Lindquist, P., French, M. E., and S. Titus. (2017), Experimentally produced deformation bands in the Etchegoin Sandstone: Implications for inferring stress directions in central California, 288-2 presented at GSA Annual Meeting, 22-25 Oct.."

     
     

    "Xing, T., Zhu, W., French, M. E. , and Belzer, B. (2017), Change in Frictional Behavior during Olivine Serpentinization, V34A-02 presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, LA, 11-15 Dec.."

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "French, M. E., Dilatant hardening as a mechanism for slow slip, Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER), Berkeley, CA, 18, July, 2017."

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Geophysical Research Letters. American Geophysical Union Publications. (2017 - 2018)