Randall Richardson | Publications

Geodynamics/Science Education


Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications

  1. Richardson, R.M. and W. G. McCallum, The Third R in Literacy, in Quantitative Literacy: Why Numeracy Matters for Schools and Colleges, Bernard L. Madison and Lynn Arthur Steen (eds), NCED, Princeton, New Jersey, 2003
  2. Richardson, R. M., "Stripes on the Sea Floor", "The Wave", "Geologic Time (Clothes) Line", and "Significant Figures", J. Geos. Ed., 48, 575-576, 584, 597, 2000.
  3. Pacanovsky, K. M., D. M. Davis, R. M. Richardson, and D. D. Coblentz, Intraplate stresses and plate-driving forces in the Philippine Sea Plate, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 1095-1110, 1999.
  4. Coblentz, D. D., S. Zhou, R. R. Hillis, R. M. Richardson, and M. Sandiford, Topography, boundary forces, and the Indo-Australian intraplate stress field, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 919-931, 1998.
  5. M.L. Zoback and R.M. Richardson, Stress perturbation associated with the Amazonas and other ancient continental rifts, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 5459-5475, 1996.
  6. J.P. Grana and R.M. Richardson, Tectonic stress within the New Madrid seismic zone, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 5445-5458, 1996.
  7. D.D. Coblentz and R.M. Richardson, Analysis of the South American intraplate stress field, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 8643-8657, 1996.
  8. D.D. Coblentz and R.M. Richardson, Statistical trends in the intraplate stress field, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 20,245-20,255, 1995.
  9. D.D. Coblentz, M. Sandiford, R.M. Richardson, S. Zhou, and R. Hillis, The origins of the intraplate stress field in continental Australia, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 133, 299-309, 1995.
  10. M. Sandiford, D.D. Coblentz and R.M. Richardson, Ridge torques and continental collision in the Indian-Australian plate, Geology, 23, 653-656, 1995.
  11. R.M. Richardson and D.D. Coblentz, Stress modeling in the Andes: Constraints on the South American intraplate stress magnitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 22,015-22,025, 1994.
  12. D.D. Coblentz, R.M. Richardson, and M. Sandiford, On the gravitational potential energy of the Earth's lithosphere, Tectonics, 13, 929-945, 1994.
  13. R.M. Richardson, Ridge forces, absolute plate motion, and the intraplate stress field, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 11,739-11,748, 1992.
  14. R.M. Richardson and L.M. Reding, North American plate dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 12,201-12,223, 1991.
  15. R.M. Richardson and G.L. Cole. Plate reconstruction uncertainties using empirical probability density functions. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 10391-10400, 1991.
  16. C.A. Williams and R.M. Richardson. A rheologically layered three-dimensional model of the San Andreas fault in Southern California. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 16597-16623, 1991.
  17. R.M. Richardson and S.C. MacInnes. The inversion of gravity data into three-dimensional polyhedral models. J. Geophys. Res., 94, 7555-7562, 1989.
  18. R.M. Richardson. The origin of the intraplate stress field (extended abstract). 28th International Geological Congress, 9-19 July 1989, Washington, D.C.
  19. C. A. Williams, Jr., and R. M. Richardson. A nonlinear least-squares inverse analysis of strike-slip faulting with application to the San Andreas fault. Geophys. Res. Lett., 15, 1211-1214, 1988.
  20. R. M. Richardson. The driving mechanism for plate tectonics: Toward contention or consensus? (extended abstract), Texas A&M Geodynamics Res. Symp., April, 1987.
  21. M.L. Zoback, S.P. Nishenko, R.M. Richardson, H.S. Hasegawa and M.D. Zoback. Mid-plate stress, deformation and seismicity, in P.R. Vogt and B.E. Tucholke, eds., The Geology of North America, Volume M, The Western North Atlantic Region. Geological Society of America, 247-312, 1986.
  22. J.L. Kruger-Knuepfer, M.L. Sbar, and R.M. Richardson. Micro-seismicity of the Kaibab Plateau, northern Arizona, and its tectonic implications. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 75, 491-505, 1985.
  23. R.M. Richardson. The role of horizontal density contrasts in intraplate deformation (extended abstract). Texas A&M Geodynam. Res. Symp., April, 1985.
  24. M.L. Sbar, R.M. Richardson, C.E. Flaccus, and T. Engelder. Near surface in situ stress, Part I: Strain relaxation measurements along the San Andreas fault in southern California. J. Geophys. Res., 89, 9323-9332, 1984.
  25. R.M. Richardson and B.L. Cox. Evolution of oceanic lithosphere: A driving force study of the Nazca plate. J. Geophys. Res., 89, 10,043-10,052, 1984.
  26. R.M. Richardson. Modeling stress and vertical motion from horizontal density variations in the lithosphere (extended abstract), in Proc., Chapman Conference on Vertical Crustal Motion: Measurement and Modeling, W.E. Strange, ed., AGU, 22-26 October, 1984.
  27. R.M. Richardson. Hydraulic fracture in arbitrarily oriented boreholes: An analytic solution, in Hydraulic Fracturing Stress Measurements, M.D. Zoback and B.C. Haimson, eds., National Academy Press, 167-175, 1983.
  28. R.M. Richardson. Inversion for the driving forces of plate tectonics, in Proc. IEEE Intl. Geosci. and Remote Sensing Symp., II, p. FA2.3.1-FA2.3.6, 1983.
  29. D. Eberhart-Phillips, R.M. Richardson, M.L. Sbar, and R.B. Herrmann. Analysis of the 4 February 1976, Chino Valley, Arizona earthquake. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 77, 787-801, 1981.
  30. F. Stevenson, K. Kretix, L. O'Connor, S. Calvo, J.S. Sumner, M.L. Sbar, and R.M. Richardson. Report of geophysical surveys in the Madera Canyon alluvial fan and Aravaca Wash areas, Pima County, Arizona. U.S. Geol. Surv. Open File Rep. (July 1981), 27 p.
  31. R.M. Richardson. A review of Recent Crustal Movements, Whitten et al. (eds.), Elsevier, 1977, in Eos Trans. AGU, 61, p22, 1980.
  32. S.C. Solomon, R.M. Richardson, and E.A. Bergman. Tectonic stress: Models and magnitudes. J. Geophys. Res., 85, 6086-6092, 1980.
  33. R.M. Richardson, M.L. Sbar, and T.E. Engelder. Shallow in situ stress measurements: Implications for recovery of reserves. Geophysics, 46, 425-426, 1980.
  34. R.M. Richardson, S.C. Solomon, and N.H. Sleep. Tectonic stress in the plates. Rev. Geophys. Space Physics, 17, 981-1019, 1979.
  35. R.M. Richardson. Finite element modeling of stress in the Nazca plate: Driving forces and plate boundary earthquakes. Tectonophys., 50, 223-248, 1978.
  36. S.C. Solomon, N.H. Sleep, and R.M. Richardson. Implications of absolute plate motions and intraplate stress for mantle rheology. Tectonophys., 37, 219- 231, 1977.
  37. R.M. Richardson and S.C. Solomon. Apparent stress and stress drop for intraplate earthquakes and tectonic stress in the plates. Pure Appl. Geophys., 115, 317-331, 1977.
  38. R.M. Richardson, S.C. Solomon, and N.H. Sleep. Intraplate stress as an indicator of plate tectonic driving forces. J. Geophys. Res., 81, 1847-1856, 1976.
  39. S.C. Solomon, N.H. Sleep, and R.M. Richardson. On the forces driving plate tectonics: Inference for absolute plate velocities and intraplate stress. Geophys. J. R. Astron. Soc., 42, 769-802, 1975.