Stephen H. Kirby
For outstanding contributions to mineral physics, the physics of subduction zone earthquakes, and pioneering research on planetary ices, gas hydrates, and rock rheology.
A list of five major papers
- Kirby, S.H., 1983, Rheology of the lithosphere, Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, 21, 1458-1487.
- Kirby, S.H., Stein, S., Okal, E.O, and Rubie, D. C., 1996, Metastable mantle phase transformations and deep earthquakes in subducting oceanic lithosphere, Reviews of Geophysics, 34, 261-306 [Invited]. [Cited by 494],
- Kirby, S.H., Engdahl, E. R., and Denlinger, R., 1996. Intermediate-depth intraslab earthquakes and arc volcanism as physical expressions of crustal and uppermost mantle metamorphism in subducting slabs and arc volcanism as physical expressions of crustal and uppermost mantle metamorphism in subducting slabs, pp. 195-214 in Bebout, G., D. Scholl, S. Kirby and J. Platt, eds., Subduction: Top to Bottom, Geophysical Monograph 96, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
- Stern, L. A., Kirby, S. H., and Durham, W. B., 1996, Peculiarities of methane clathrate hydrate formation and solid-state deformation, including possible superheating of water ice, Science, 273 (5283), 1843-1848.
- Kirby, S., Scholl, D., von Heune, R., Wells, R., and other members of the USGS Tsunami Source Working Group, 2013, Alaska earthquake source for the SAFRR Tsunami Scenario, chap. B in Ross, S.L., and Jones, L.M., Eds., The SAFRR (Science Application for Risk Reduction) Tsunami Scenario: U.S. Geological Survey Open- File Report 2013–1170, 43 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1170/b/.”