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Margarete Jadamec


Margarete Jadamec

Curriculum Vitae PDF

Assistant Professor of Geodynamics
Outstanding Reviewer for the Elsevier Journal, Earth and Planetary Science Letters (May 2015)

Ph.D. Geophysics, Univ. of California Davis. 2009.
M.S. Geology, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks. 2003.
B.S. Geology and Geophysics, Honors Scholar, Univ. of Connecticut. 1999. 

Office: 127-A SR1
Office Hours: TH | 1:30p - 3:00p or F | 11:30a - 12:30p
Phone: (713) 743-6510

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Research Interests

  • Deformation of the lithosphere at convergent margins
  • Three-dimensional mantle flow at complex plate boundaries
  • Interdisciplinary studies of subduction, including Geodynamics, Seismology, and Geochemistry
  • Numerical modeling methods for complex rheological problems
  • Immersive 3D Data Visualization and Exploration


  • Jadamec, M. A., 2016, Insights on slab-driven mantle flow from advances in three-dimensional modelling. Journal of Geodynamics, vol. 100, p. 51-70.
  • Sharples, W.K., Moresi, L.N., Velic, M., Jadamec, M.A., May, D.A., 2016, Simulating faults and plate boundaries with a transversely isotropic constitutive model. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol. 252, p. 77-90. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2015.11.007
  • Jadamec, M. A., 2015, Slab driven mantle weakening and rapid mantle flow. In: G. Morra, D. A. Yuen, S. K. S. L., Stein, S. (Eds.), Subduction Dynamics. Geophysical Monograph Series, vol 211. John Wiley & Sons
  • Sharples, W.K., Moresi, L.N., Jadamec, M.A., J. Revote, 2015, Styles of rifting and fault spacing in numerical models of crustal extension. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011813
  • Sharples, W.K., Jadamec, M.A., Moresi, L.N., Capitanio, F.A., 2014, Overriding plate controls on subduction evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, p. 6684-6704, doi:10.1002/2014JB011163
  • Jadamec, M. A. and Wallace, W. K., 2014, Thrust-Breakthrough of asymmetric anticlines: Observational constraints from surveys in the Brooks Range, Alaska. Journal of Structural Geology, 62, p. 109-124.
  • Jadamec, M.A., Billen, M.I., and Roeske, S. M., 2013, Three-dimensional numerical models of flat slab subduction and the Denali fault driving deformation in south-central Alaska. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 376, p. 29-42. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.06.009
  • Durance, P. M. J., Jadamec, M. A., Falloon, T. J., and Nicholls, I. A., 2012, Magmagenesis within the Hunter Ridge Rift zone resolved from olivine hosted melt inclusion and geochemical modelling, with insights from geodynamical models. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59 (6). doi:10.1080/08120099.2012.68209
  • Jadamec, M. A. , Billen, M. I., and Kreylos, O., 2012, Three-dimensional simulations of geometrically complex subduction with large viscosity variations. ACM Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. doi:10.1145/2335755.2335827
  • Billen, M. I., and Jadamec, M. A., 2012, Origin of localized fast mantle flow velocity in numerical models of subduction. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, Q01016. doi:10.1029/2011GC003856
  • Vanco, M., Hamann, B., Kreylos, O., Billen, M.I., Jadamec, M.A., 2012, Distance field computation for geological slab surface data sets. Computing and Visualization in Science, 14, 4, p. 143-156. doi: 10.1007/s00791-012-0169-9
  • Jadamec, M.A., and Billen, M.I., 2012, The role of rheology and slab shape on rapid mantle flow: 3D numerical models of the Alaska slab edge. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B02304. doi:10.1029/2011JB008563
  • Jadamec, M.A., and Billen, M.I., 2010, Reconciling surface plate motions with rapid three-dimensional mantle flow around a slab edge. Nature, 465, p. 338-342. doi:10.1038/nature09053
  • Kellogg, L.H., Bawden, G.W., Bernardin, T., Billen, M., Cowgill, E., Hamann, B., Jadamec, M., Kreylos, O., Staadt, O., and Sumner, D., 2008, Interactive Visualization to Advance Earthquake Simulation. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 165 (3-4), p. 621-633.
  • Billen, M.I., Kreylos, O., Hamann, B., Jadamec, M., Kellogg, L.H., Staadt, O., and Sumner, D.Y., 2008, A Geoscience Perspective on Immersive 3D Gridded Data Visualization. Computers and Geosciences, 34 (9), p. 1056-1072.
  • Jadamec, M. A., Turcotte, D. L., Howell, P. D., 2007, Analytic models for orogenic collapse. Tectonophysics, 435 (1-4): p. 1-12.
  • Kreylos, O., G. W. Bawden, T. Bernardin, M. I. Billen, E. S. Cowgill, R. D. Gold, B. Hamann, M. Jadamec, L. H. Kellogg, O. G. Staadt and D. Y. Sumner, 2006, Enabling Scientific Workflows in Virtual Reality, in: K. Hong Wong, G. Baciu and H. Bao, eds., Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Applications 2006 (VRCIA 2006), ACM Press, New York, New York, pp. 155-162.