Courses Taught 

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Research

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Timothy S. Paulsen 

Professor
Structural Geology & Tectonics
paulsen@uwosh.edu
Mailing address (920) 424-7002


 
Courses Taught:

Link to Web Site

Course Number

Course Name

Next Taught

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51-140

Intro. Geologic Field methods

Spring 2012

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51-326

Geophysics & Geotectonics

Spring 2014

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51-331

Structural Geology & Tectonics

Spring 2014

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51-311

Applied Geologic Field Methods

Spring 2015

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51-344

Field Geology

Summer 2014


My Schedule:

HOUR

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:00

51-331

51-326

51-331

51-331

Class Prep

9:10

Class Prep

51-326

Class Prep

51-331

Class Prep

10:20

51-326

Research

51-326

Research

Class Prep

11:30

Class Prep

Research

Class Prep

51-150

Class Prep

12:40

Meeting

Research

Office Hrs

51-150

Class Prep

1:50

Class Prep

Research

Class Prep

51-150

Class Prep

3:00

Office Hrs

Research

Office Hrs

51-150

Class Prep

4:10

Class Prep

Research

Class Prep

Speaker Series

Class Prep

5:20

Catch Up

Catch Up

Class Prep

Speaker Series

Catch Up

 Research Interests:

My research focuses on five topics:

(1)   Fold-thrust belt map-view curvature 

(2)   Continental interior tectonics

(3)   Gondwana assembly in Antarctica and India

(4)   Gondwana break-up and rift system evolution in Antarctica

(5)   Contemporary stress field in Antarctica

Grants in Aid of Research (last 7 years):

NSF-ANDRILL SMS Drilling Project; Stress Field History and Contemporary Stress, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica; 2007-08

 

NSF-ANDRILL MIS Drilling Project; Stress Field History and Contemporary Stress, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica; 2007-09

 

NSF-ANDRILL MIS Drilling Project; Stress Field History and Contemporary Stress, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica; 2006-08

 

NSF-OPP Grant; Collaborative Research with Ohio State University: Antarctic Stress Map Project Phase I: Neogene –Quaternary Volcanic Alignments in the Transantarctic Mountains/Ross Sea Region; 2000-03      

 

NSF-OPP Grant; Collaborative Research with Ohio State University: Antarctic Stress Map Project Phase I: Neogene–Quaternary Volcanic Alignments in the Transantarctic Mountains/Ross Sea Region; 2002-03

 

Recent Publications:

Paulsen, T., Wilson, T.J., Demosthenous, C., Millan, C., Jarrard, R., Laufer, A., in review. Kinematics of the Neogene Terror Rift: Constraints from calcite twinning strain in AND-1B core, McMurdo Ice Shelf, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Geosphere.

 

Paulsen, T., Encarnación, J., Grunow, Valencia, V.A., Layer, P.M., Pecha, M., Stump, E., Thao, S., and Rasoazanamparany, C., in press. Detrital mineral ages from the Ross Supergroup, Antarctica: Implications for the Queen Maud terrane and outboard sediment provenance on the Gondwana margin. Gondwana Research.

 

Paulsen, T., Encarnación, J., Grunow, Valencia, V.A., Pecha, M., Layer, P.M., and Rasoazanamparany, C., 2013. Age and significance of ‘outboard’ high-grade metamorphics and intrusives of the Ross orogen, Antarctica. Gondwana Research, v. #, doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2012.10.004

 

Wilson, G.S., Levy, R.H., Naish, T.R., Powell, R.D., Florindo, F., Ohneiser, C., Sagnotti, L., Winter, D.M., Cody, R., Henrys, S., Ross, J., Krissek, L., Niessen, F., Pompillio, M., Scherer, R., Alloway, B.V., Barrett, P.J., Brachfeld, S., Browne, G., Carter, L., Cowan, E., Crampton, J., DeConto, R.M., Dunbar, G., Dunbar, N., Dunbar, R., von Eynatten, H., Gebhardt, C., Giorgetti, G., Graham, I., Hannah, M., Hansaraj, D., Harwood, D.M., Hinnov, L., Jarrard, R.D., Joseph, L., Kominz, M., Kuhn. G., Kyle, P., Läufer, A., McIntosh, W.C., McKay, R., Maffioli, P., Magens, D., Millan, C., Monien, D., Morin, R., Paulsen, T., Persicoa, D., Pollard, D., Raine, J.I., Riesselman, C., Sandroni, S., Schmitta, D., Sjunneskoga, C., Strong, C.P., Talarico, F., Taviani, M., Villaa, G., Vogel, S., Wilch, T., Williams, T., Wilson, T.J., Wise, S., 2012. Neogene tectonic and climatic evolution of the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica-Chronology of events from the AND-1B drill hole. Global and Planetary Change, v. 96-97, 189-203.

 

Schröder, H., Paulsen, T., and Wonik, T., 2011. Thermal properties of the AND-2A borehole in the southern Victoria Land Basin, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Geosphere, v. 7, doi:10.1130/GES00690.1

 

Paulsen, T., Encarnación, J., Valencia, V.A., Roti Roti, J., and Rasoazanamparany, C., 2011. Detrital U-Pb zircon analysis of an Eocene McMurdo Erratic sandstone, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 54, 354-360.

 

Paulsen, T.S., and Wilson, T.J., 2010, Evolution of Neogene volcanism and stress patterns in the glaciated West Antarctic Rift, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Journal of the Geological Society, 167, 401-416.

Torsvik, T.H., Paulsen, T.S., Hughes, N.C., Myrow, P.M., and GanerØd, M., 2009, The Tethyan Himalaya: palaeogeographical and tectonic constraints from Ordovician palaeomagnetic data. Journal of the Geological Society, v. 166, 679-687.

Naish, T., R. Powell, R. Levy, G. Wilson, R. Scherer, F. Talarico, L. Krissek, F. Niessen, M. Pompilio, T. Wilson, L. Carter, R. DeConto, P. Huybers, R. McKay, D. Pollard, J. Ross, D. Winter, P. Barrett, G. Browne, R. Cody, E. Cowan, J. Crampton, G. Dunbar, N. Dunbar, F. Florindo, C. Gebhardt, I. Graham, M. Hannah, D. Hansaraj, D. Harwood, D. Helling, S. Henrys, L. Hinnov, G. Kuhn, P. Kyle, A. Läufer, P. Maffioli, D. Magens, K. Mandernack, W. McIntosh, C. Millan, R. Morin, C. Ohneiser, T. Paulsen, D. Persico, I. Raine, J. Reed, C. Riesselman, L. Sagnotti, D. Schmitt, C. Sjunneskog, P. Strong, M. Taviani, S. Vogel, T. Wilch & T. Williams, 2009, Obliquity-paced Pliocene West Antarctic ice sheet oscillations. Nature, 458, 322-328.

Paulsen, T.S., Encarnación, J., Grunow, A., Valencia, V.A., and Rasoazanamparany, C., 2008, Late Sinistral Shearing along Gondwana’s Paleo-Pacific Margin in the Ross Orogen, Antarctica: New Structure and Age Data from the O’Brien Peak Area. Journal of Geology, v. 116, p. 303-312.

Paulsen, T.S., Encarnación, J., Grunow, A., Layer, P.M., and Watkeys, M., 2007, New age constraints for a short pulse in Ross orogen deformation triggered by East-West Gondwana suturing. Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2007.05.011.

Paulsen, T.S., Demosthenous, C.M., Myrow, P.M., Hughes, N.C., and Parcha, S.K., 2007, Paleostrain stratigraphic analysis of calcite twins across the Cambrian-Ordovician unconformity in the Tethyan Himalaya, Spiti and Zanskar valley regions, India: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 31, p. 44-54.

Paulsen, T.S., and Wilson, T.J., 2007, Elongate summit calderas as Neogene paleostress indicators in Antarctica, in Cooper, A.K., et al., eds., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Short Research Paper 072, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp072.

Millan, C, Wilson, T., and Paulsen, T., 2007, Microstructural study of natural fractures in Cape Roberts Project 3 core, Western Ross Sea, Antarctica, in Cooper, A.K., et al., eds., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Short Research Paper 053; doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp053.

Myrow, P.M., Thompson, K.R., Hughes, N.C., Paulsen, T.S., Sell, B.K., and Parcha, S.K., 2006, Cambrian stratigraphy and depositional history of the northern Indian Himalaya, Spiti Valley, north-central India: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 491-510.

Myrow, P.M., Snell, K.E., Hughes, N.C., Paulsen, T.S., Heim, N.A., and Parcha, S.K., 2006, Cambrian depositional history of the Zanskar Valley region of the Indian Himalaya: Tectonic implications: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 76, p. 364-381.

Csatho, B., Schenk, T., Krabill, W., Wilson, T., Hallam, C., Lyons, B., Manizade, S., McKenzie, G., and Paulsen, T., 2005. Airborne Laser Scanning for high-resolution mapping of polar environments in Antarctica. EOS, v. 86, no. 25, p. 237-238.

Paulsen, T., Encarnacion, J., Grunow, A., 2004, Structure and timing of transpressional deformation in the Shackleton Glacier area, Ross orogen, Antarctica. Journal of the Geological Society. v. 161, 1027-1038.

Paulsen, T., and Wilson, T., 2004, Subglacial Bedrock Structure in the Transantarctic Mountains and its Influence on Ice Sheet Flow: Insights from RADARSAT SAR Imagery. Global and Planetary Change, v. 42, 227-240.

Myrow, P.M., Hughes, N.C., Paulsen, T.S., Williams, I., Parcha, S.K., Thompson, K.R., Bowring, S.A., Peng, S.-C., and Ahluwalia, A.D., 2003, Integrated tectonostratigraphic analysis of the Himalaya and implications for its tectonic reconstruction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 212, 433-441.

Paulsen, T., Jarrard, R., and Wilson, T., 2002, A simple method for orienting drill core by correlating features in whole-core scans and oriented borehole-wall imagery, Journal of Structural Geology, 24, 1233-1238.

Wilson, T., and Paulsen, T., 2001, Fault and Fracture patterns in the CRP-3 core, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica, Terra Antartica, v. 8, 177-196.

Jarrard, R., Paulsen, T., and Wilson, T., 2001, Orientation of CRP3 core, Terra Antartica, v. 8, 161-166.

Jarrard, R. D., Bücker, C., Wilson, T., & Paulsen, T., 2001, Bedding dips from the CRP-3 drillhole, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica, Terra Antartica v. 8, 167-176.

Jarrard, R. D., Moos, D., Wilson, T., Bücker, C. B., and Paulsen, T., 2001, Stress patterns observed by borehole televiewer logging of the CRP-3 drillhole, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica, Terra Antartica, v. 8, 197-204.

Paulsen, T., Wilson, T., Moos, D., Jarrard, R., and Wilson, G., 2000, Orientation of CRP2A core, Terra Antartica, v. 7, 271-278.

Wilson, T., and Paulsen, T., 2000, Constraints on Neogene-Quaternary stress regime from CRP-2/2A fracture arrays, Terra Antartica, v. 7, 287-298.

Moos, D., Jarrard, R., Paulsen, T., Scholz, E., and Wilson, T., 2000, Acoustic Borehole Televiewer (BHTV) results from the CRP2A core hole, Terra Antartica, v. 7, 279-286.

Jarrard, R., Brink, J.D., Wonik, C., Bucker, T., Wilson, T., and Paulsen, T., 2000, Bedding dips in the CRP2A drillhole, Victoria Land basin, Antarctica, Terra Antartica, v. 7, 261-270.

Recent Abstracts:

Paulsen, T.S., Demosthenous, C. Wilson, T.J., and Millan, C., in press, Constraints on Neogene deformation in the southern Terror Rift from calcite twinning analyses of veins within the ANDRILL MIS core, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract.

Paulsen, T.S., Wilson, T.J., Jarrard, R., ANDRILL MIS Science Team, and ANDRILL SMS Science Team, 2009, Neogene geodynamic evolution of the West Antarctic Rift from drill core and volcanic alignment studies. Program for the First Antarctic Climate Evolution Symposium, Granada, Spain, 3567.

Millan, C., Wilson, T.J., and Paulsen, T.S., 2008, Analysis of microstructures in cores from the Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, Abstract 290-13.

Wilson, T.J., Paulsen, T.S., Millan, C., Lauefer, A., McKay, R., ANDRILL MIS Science Team, 2008, Brittle fractures in AND-1B core, McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica: A record of Neogene rifting or glaciotectonic deformation? Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C33A-05.

Paulsen, T.S., and Wilson, T.J., 2008, Improved method of defining volcanic alignments for stress analyses. Program for the 3rd World Stress Map Conference, Potsdam, Germany, p. 29.

Wilson, T.J., Paulsen, T.S., Jarrard, R., Schmitt, D., Moos, D., Millan, C., Laufer, A., and Pierdominici, S., 2008, Drilling-induced petal-centreline and core-edge fractures in Antarctic sedimentary rock cores: A robust indicator of contemporary stress. Program for the 3rd World Stress Map Conference, Potsdam, Germany, p. 42.

Wilson, T., Paulsen, T., Jarrard, R., Schmitt, D., Henrys, S., and Willis, M., 2008, Stress regime and neotectonic deformation in a glaciated rift system, Antarctica. Scientific Programme for the 2008 International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, Abstract STN02110L.

Schmitt, D., Wilson, T., Jarrard, R., Paulsen, T., Pierdominici, S., Grelle, T., Handwerger, D., Wonik, T., and SMS Science Team, ANDRILL, 2008, Hydraulic fracturing stress determinations in the ANDRILL South McMurdo Sound Drill Hole. Scientific Programme for the 2008 International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, Abstract STN02109L

Paulsen, T.S., and Wilson, T.J., 2007, Elongate summit calderas as Neogene paleostress indicators in Antarctica, Program for the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, 2.PS-45.

Millan, C, Wilson, T., and Paulsen, T., 2007, Microstructural study of natural fractures in Cape Roberts Project 3 core, Western Ross Sea, Antarctica, Program book for the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, 2.PS-51.

Paulsen, T., Demosthenous, C., Myrow. P., Hughes, N, and Parcha, S.K.,  2005. Calcite strain analysis of limestones across the Cambrian-Ordovician unconformity in the Spiti and Zanskar regions, Indian Himalaya. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 211.

 

Paulsen, T., and Wilson, T., 2004. Neogene-Quaternary Volcanic Alignments in the Transantarctic Mountains and West Antarctic Rift System, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Eos Trans. AGU, 84(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T11A-1232.

 

Paulsen, T., Wilson, T., Csatho, B., Schenk, T., Krabill, W., 2003. Airborne Laser Swath Mapping of the Erebus Volcanic Province, Antarctica: New Means to Map Structure of Volcanic Cinder Cones and Volcanic Alignments. Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract G11A-0244.

 

Paulsen, T., and Wilson, T., 2003. Volcanic cone alignments and the intraplate stress field in the Mount Morning region, South Victoria Land. 9th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences Programme and Abstracts, Potsdam, Germany, p. 251.

 

Wilson, T., Henrys, S., Barrett, P., Hannah, M., Fielding, C., Jarrard, R., and Paulsen, T., 2003, New rift history for the southwestern Ross Sea, Antarctica. 9th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences Programme and Abstracts,  Potsdam, Germany, p. 347.

 

Wilson, T., Paulsen, T., and Wilch, T., 2003. Structural control on Neogene-Quaternary volcanism in the Transantarctic Mountains, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Influence of regional stress field vs. Glacio-isostatic flexure. EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, Geophysical Research Abstracts v. 5, p. 14357. 


 

Other Activities and Interests:

Sundance and Cassidy, Green Bay Packers,
Antarctica, and Geology......

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