My research focuses on determining the relative influence of plate driving forces and lithospheric rheology on tectonic deformation patterns over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. To investigate the origins of observed deformation patterns, I use forward modeling of lithospheric and mantle convection processes to constrain existing or newly obtained structural and geophysical observations. Active projects include investigations of the global lithospheric stress field, outer rise deformation in the Tonga subduction system and continental extension in the North Atlantic and Gulf of California. I am also beginning projects associated with the development and testing of long-term tectonics software capable of simulating high-resolution, 3-D lithospheric deformation processes.
Naliboff, J.B. and Buiter, S.J.H. (2015), Rift reactivation and migration during multiphase extension. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 421, 58-67, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.050.
Naliboff, J.B., Billen, M.I. and Gerya, T. (2013), Dynamics of outer rise faulting in oceanic-continental subduction systems. Geophys. Geochem. Geosyst.,doi: 10.1002/ggge.20155 .
Naliboff, J.B., Conrad, C.P. and Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. (2009), Modification of the lithospheric stress field by lateral variations in plate-mantle coupling. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L22307, doi:10.1029/2009GL040484.
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