Monday, July 14, 2014

On Clays and Fault Creep (video clip)

Having posted a recent version of my Anthropocene talk (at AGU), I might as well share my Spring 2014 Earthscope Speaker Series "Smart Clays" lecture clip on the San Andreas Fault (this one at UALR), which highlights my geology research on the role of clays in promoting fault creep (or aseismic slip).  Colloquially, I sometimes call this my "Kaopectate for an upset Earth" talk.
The 1:30 clip is a little snappier than the full 40+ minutes version.

van der Pluijm, B., 2011. Natural fault lubricants. Nature Geoscience, 4, 217-218.