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Research Output 2002 2020

2020
rock
temperature
deformation mechanism
rheology
melt
thrust
fold
mountain
Experiments
experiment
1 Citation (Scopus)

Fold-related deformation bands in a weakly buried sandstone reservoir analogue: a multi-disciplinary case study from the Numidian (Miocene) of Sicily (Italy)

Gambino, S., Fazio, E., Maniscalco, R., Punturo, R., Lanzafame, G., Barreca, G. & Butler, R. W. H., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 118, p. 150-164 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Miocene
sandstone
fold
folding
thrust

Fold-thrust structures: where have all the buckles gone?

Butler, R. W. H., Bond, C. E., Cooper, M. A. & Watkins, H., 20 Feb 2019, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 487, p. 21-44 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fold and thrust belt
buckling
folding
thrust
fold
1 Citation (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Geikie's field researches and their geological controversies

Butler, R. W. H., Matthews, S. J. & Morgan, R. K., 2019, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 480, p. 149-178 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Anchors
anchor
outcrop
transect
Earth (planet)
3 Downloads (Pure)
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rifting
continental margin
subsidence
well
Tithonian

Raman Spectroscopy: an effective thermal marker in low temperature carbonaceous fold-thrust belts

Muirhead, D. K., Bond, C. E., Watkins, H., Butler, R. W. H., Schito, A., Crawford, Z. & Marpino, A., 17 Dec 2019, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 490

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Raman spectroscopy
maturation
thrust
fold
vitrinite reflectance
1 Downloads (Pure)
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structural response
thrust
kinematics
anticline
Neogene
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Sedimentation
Kinematics
thrust
kinematics
fold

Tectonic evolution of the Himalayan syntaxes: the view from Nanga Parbat

Butler, R. W. H., 2019, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 483, p. 215-254 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Tectonics
tectonic evolution
tectonics
downcutting
ductile deformation
2018
9 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Analyzing structural variations along strike in a deep-water thrust belt

Totake, Y., Butler, R. W. H., Bond, C. E. & Aziz, A., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 108, p. 213-229 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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deep water
thrust
fold
heave
train

Entrained sand generates fault plane reflections on a deep-water thrust zone

Totake, Y., Butler, R. W. H., Bond, C. E., Tokunaga, H. & Aziz, A., 2018, In : Geology. 46, 12, p. 1039-1042 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fault plane
deep water
thrust
sand
sandstone
12 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)
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thrust
sandstone
fold
distribution
curvature
6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Interpreting structural geometry in fold-thrust belts: Why style matters

Butler, R. W. H., Bond, C. E., Cooper, M. A. & Watkins, H., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 114, p. 251-273 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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thrust
fold
geometry
fault propagation
fold belt
1 Downloads (Pure)
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pegmatite
solidification
crystallization
kinematics
melt
5 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Tracking sand-fairways through a deformed turbidite system: the Numidian (Miocene) of Central Sicily, Italy

Pinter, P. R., Butler, R. W. H., Hartley, A. J., Maniscalco, R., Baldassini, N. & Di Stefano, A., Jun 2018, In : Basin Research. 30, 3, p. 480-501 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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turbidite
Miocene
sand
deep water
turbidity current
2017
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Basement-cover tectonics, structural inheritance, and deformation migration in the outer parts of orogenic belts: A view from the western Alps

Butler, R. W. H., 11 Sep 2017, Linkages and Feedbacks in Orogenic Systems. Law, R. D., Thigpen, J. R., Merschat, A. J. & Stowell, H. H. (eds.). Geological Society of America, p. 55-74 20 p. (GSA Memoirs; vol. 213).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
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orogenic belt
tectonics
subduction
crustal shortening
basin
9 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)
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blueschist
mica
Tectonics
blueschist facies
phengite
12 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of seismic image quality on fault interpretation uncertainty

Alcalde, J., Bond, C. E., Johnson, G., Ellis, J. F. & Butler, R. W. H., Feb 2017, In : GSA Today. 27, 2, p. 4-10 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fault geometry
heave
image analysis
tectonics
prediction
45 Citations (Scopus)
68 Downloads (Pure)

LiDAR, UAV or compass-clinometer? Accuracy, coverage and the effects on structural models

Cawood, A. J., Bond, C. E., Howell, J. A., Butler, R. W. H. & Totake, Y., May 2017, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 98, p. 67-82 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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outcrop
structural analysis
prediction
bedding plane
syncline
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Platform-basin transitions and their role in Alpine-style collision systems: a comparative approach

Bell, C. & Butler, R. W. H., Jun 2017, In : Swiss Journal of Geosciences. 110, 2, p. 535-546 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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collision
basin
orogenic belt
tectonics
inversion tectonics
7 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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strain analysis
seismic reflection
kinematics
seismic data
imagery
11 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

The importance of structural model availability on seismic interpretation

Alcalde, J., Bond, C. E., Johnson, G., Butler, R. W. H., Cooper, M. A. & Ellis, J. F., Apr 2017, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 97, p. 161-171 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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textbook
geometry
seismic data
student
fault geometry
5 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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growth fault
thrust
cross section
fold
geometry
2016
21 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring the seismic expression of fault zones in 3D seismic volumes

Iacopini, D., Butler, R. W. H., Purves, S., McArdle, N. & De Freslon, N., Aug 2016, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 89, p. 54-73 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fault zone
disturbance
seismic data
footprint
deep water
11 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Interpreting syndepositional sediment remobilization and deformation beneath submarine gravity flows: a kinematic boundary layer approach

Butler, R. W. H., Eggenhuisen, J. T., Haughton, P. & McCaffrey, W. D., Jan 2016, In : Journal of the Geological Society . 173, 1, p. 46-58 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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gravity flow
remobilization
boundary layer
kinematics
slumping
8 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

The Numidian of Sicily revisited: a thrust-influenced confined turbidite system

Pinter, P. R., Butler, R. W. H., Hartley, A. J., Maniscalco, R., Baldassini, N. & Di Stefano, A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Marine and Petroleum Geology. 78, p. 291-311 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Sicily
turbidite
thrust
tectonic structure
turbidity current
2015
43 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)
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outcrop
fracture network
sampling
appraisal
method
3 Citations (Scopus)

Destructive sampling ethics

Butler, R., 29 Oct 2015, In : Nature Geoscience. 8, 11, p. 817-818 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ethics
legislation
outcrop
sampling
rock

Imaging thrust and fault zones using 3D seismic image processing techniques

Iacopini, D., Butler, R. W. H. & Purves, S., 1 Jan 2015, In : Rendiconti Online Societa Geologica Italiana. 22, p. 112-114 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

image processing
fault zone
thrust
seismic data
deep water
23 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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fracture network
fold and thrust belt
curvature
fold
lithology
7 Citations (Scopus)

Inversion structures in a foreland domain: Seismic examples from the Italian Adriatic Sea

Pace, P., Scisciani, V., Calamita, F., Butler, R. W. H., Iacopini, D., Esestime, P. & Hodgson, N., Nov 2015, In : Interpretation. 3, 4, p. SAA161-SAA176 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adriatic Sea
inversions
thrust
anticlines
forward modeling
16 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Stratigraphic variations control deformation patterns in evaporite basins: Messinian examples, onshore and offshore Sicily (Italy)

Butler, R. W. H., Maniscalco, R., Sturiale, G. & Grasso, M., Jan 2015, In : Journal of the Geological Society . 172, 1, p. 113– 124 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Messinian
evaporite
fold
wavelength
basin
2014

Decent exposure

Butler, R. W. H., 2014, In : Geoscientist. 24, 6, p. 16-19 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)
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thrust
cross section
history
outcrop
trajectory
2013
19 Citations (Scopus)
crust
mountain
lower crust
subduction
tectonics
5 Downloads (Pure)

Photograph of the month: Large-scale basement-cover deformation in the alps

Butler, R. W. H., Jul 2013, In : Journal of Structural Geology. 52, p. 1-1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
File
11 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

The mode of deformation in the orogenic mid-crust revealed by seismic attribute analysis

Torvela, T., Moreau, J., Butler, R. W. H., Korja, A. & Heikkinen, P., Apr 2013, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems . 14, 4, p. 1069-1086 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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crusts
crust
strain distribution
lower crust
seismic reflection
2012
13 Citations (Scopus)

Seismic imaging of thrust faults and structural damage: a visualization workflow for deepwater thrust belts

Iacopini, D., Butler, R. W. H. & Purves, S., 2012, In : First Break. 5, 30, p. 39-46 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Stress, faulting, fracturing and seismicity: the legacy of Ernest Masson Anderson

Healy, D., Butler, R. W. H., Shipton, Z. K. & Sibson, R., 2012, Faulting, Fracturing and Igneous Intrusion in the Earth's Crust. Healy, D., Butler, R., Shipton, Z. & Sibson, R. (eds.). Geological Society of London, Vol. 367. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

seismicity
faulting
structural geology
volcanology
seismotectonics
2011
36 Citations (Scopus)

Constraints on the seismic properties of the middle and lower continental crust

Lloyd, G. E., Butler, R. W. H., Casey, M., Tatham, D. J. & Mainprice, D., 2011, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 360, p. 7-32 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seismic property
lower crust
continental crust
preferred orientation
seismic anisotropy
17 Citations (Scopus)

From crystal to crustal: petrofabric-derived seismic modelling of regional tectonics

Lloyd, G. E., Halliday, J., Butler, R. W. H., Casey, M., Kendall, J-M., Wookey, J. & Mainprice, D., 2011, In : Geological Society Special Publications . 360, p. 49-78 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

petrofabric
Tectonics
Anisotropy
anisotropy
preferred orientation
28 Citations (Scopus)

Imaging deformation in submarine thrust belts using seismic attributes

Iacopini, D. & Butler, R. W. H., 1 Feb 2011, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 302, 3-4, p. 414-422 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thrust
Imaging techniques
disturbances
thrust fault
disturbance
25 Citations (Scopus)

Shallow erosion beneath turbidity currents and its impact on the architectural development of turbidite sheet systems

Eggenhuisen, J. T., McCaffrey, W. D., Haughton, P. D. W. & Butler, R. W. H., Jun 2011, In : Sedimentology. 58, 4, p. 936-959 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

turbidity current
turbidite
scour
erosion
sandstone
2010
21 Citations (Scopus)

Depositional processes across the Sinu Accretionary Prism, offshore Colombia

Vinnels, J. S., Butler, R. W. H., McCaffrey, W. D. & Paton, D. A., Apr 2010, In : Marine and Petroleum Geology. 27, p. 794–809 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colombia
accretionary prism
prisms
basin
sediments
61 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating lateral compaction in deepwater fold and thrust belts: how much are we missing from “nature’s sandbox”?

Butler, R. W. H. & Paton, D. A., Mar 2010, In : GSA Today. 20, 3, p. 4-10 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fold and thrust belt
compaction
thrust
submarine slope
fold
6 Citations (Scopus)

Gravitational collapse at continental margins: processes and products; An introduction

Butler, R. W. H. & Turner, JP., May 2010, In : Journal of the Geological Society . 167, 3, p. 569-570 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

12 Citations (Scopus)

Reconstructing large-scale remobilisation of deep-water deposits and its impact on sand-body architecture from cored wells: the Lower Cretaceous Britannia Sandstone Formation, UK North Sea

Eggenhuisen, J. T., McCaffrey, W. D., Haughton, P. D. W., Butler, R. W. H., Moore, I., Jarvie, I. & Hakes, W. G., Aug 2010, In : Marine and Petroleum Geology. 27, 7, p. 1595-1615 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North Sea
deep water
sandstones
remobilization
sands