Research Scientist

Ulrich Faul

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences - Massachusetts Institute of Technology -


U.H. Faul G. Garapic and B. Lugovic, Subcontinental rift initiation and ocean-continent transitional setting of the Dinarides and Vardar zone: Evidence from the Krivaja–Konjuh Massif, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithos, 202-203, 283–299, 2014.

I. Jackson, U.H. Faul and R. Skelton, Elastically accommodated grain-boundary sliding: New insights from experiment and modeling, Phys. Earth. Planet. Int., 228, 203–210, 2014.

F. Nimmo, U.H. Faul, Dissipation at tidal and seismic frequencies in a melt-free, anhydrous Mars, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2558–2569, doi:10.1002/2013JE004499, 2013.

G. Garapic, U.H. Faul and E. Brisson, High resolution imaging of the melt distribution in partially molten upper mantle rocks: evidence for wetted two-grain boundaries, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., doi: 10.1002/GGGE.20066, 2013.

F. Nimmo, U.H. Faul and E.J. Garnero, Dissipation at tidal and seismic frequencies in a melt-free Moon, J. Geophys. Res., 117, E09005, doi:10.1029/2012JE004160, 2012.

Farla, R. J. M., I. Jackson, J. D. Fitz Gerald, U.H. Faul, and M. E. Zimmerman, Dislocation Damping and Anisotropic Seismic Wave Attenuation in Earth's Upper Mantle, Science, 336, 10.1126/science.1218318, 2012.

Farla, R. J. M., J. D. Fitz Gerald, H. Kokkonen, A. Halfpenny, U.H. Faul, and I. Jackson, Slip-system and EBSD analysis on compressively deformed fine-grained polycrystalline olivine, Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Pub, 360, 225-235, 10.1144/SP360.13, 2011.

Faul, U. H., J. D. Fitz Gerald, R. J. M. Farla, R. Ahlefeldt and I. Jackson, Dislocation creep of fine-grained olivine, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B01203, doi:10.1029/2009JB007174, 2011.

Achenbach, K. L., M. J. Cheadle, U. Faul, P. Kelemen and S. Swapp, Lattice-preferred orientation and microstructure of peridotites from ODP Hole 1274A (15°39’N), Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Testing models of mantle upwelling and tectonic exhumation, Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 301, 199 - 212 2011.

Farla R.J.M., H. Kokkonen, J.D. Fitz Gerald, A. Barnhoorn, U. H. Faul and I. Jackson, Dislocation recovery in fine-grained polycrystalline olivine, Phys. Chem. Min., DOI 10.1007/s00269-010-0410-3, 2010.

Dalton, C. A. and U. H. Faul, The oceanic and cratonic upper mantle: Clues from joint interpretation of global velocity and attenuation models, Lithos, 120, 160 - 172, 2010.

Jackson, I. and U. H. Faul, Grainsize-sensitive viscoelastic relaxation in olivine: Towards a robust laboratory-based model for seismological application, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 183, 151–163, 2010.

Afonso, J. C., G. Ranalli, M. Fernàndez, W. L. Griffin, S. Y. O'Reilly, U. Faul, Distinguishing thermal from compositional signatures in the upper mantle: On the Vp/Vs - Mg# correlation in mantle peridotites: implications for the identification of compositional anomalies in the upper mantle from seismic studies, Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 289, 606-618, 2010.

Aizawa, Y., A. Barnhoorn, U. H. Faul, J. D. Fitz Gerald, I. Jackson and I. Kovacs, Seismic properties of Anita Bay dunite: an exploratory study of the influence of water, J. Pet., 49, 841-855, doi:10.1093/petrology/egn007, 2008

Wiens, D. A., J. A. Conder, and U. H. Faul,The seismic structure and dynamics of the mantle wedge, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 36, 421-455, 2008.

Schroeder, T., M.J. Cheadle, H.J.B. Dick, U.Faul, J.F. Casey and P.B. Kelemen, Nonvolcanic seafloor spreading and corner-flow rotation accommodated by extensional faulting at 15N on the Mid- Atlantic Ridge: A structural synthesis of ODP Leg 209, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8, Q06015, doi:10.1029/2006GC001567, 2007.

Faul, U.H. and I. Jackson, Diffusion creep of dry, melt-free olivine, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04204, doi:10.1029/2006JB004586, 2007.

Jackson, I., U. H. Faul, J. Fitz Gerald and S. J. S. Morris, Contrasting viscoelastic behavior of melt-free and melt-bearing olivine: Implications for the nature of grain-boundary sliding, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, 422, 170-174, 2006.

Faul, U. H. and D. Scott, Grain growth in partially molten olivine aggregates, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 151, 101-111, 2006.

Faul, U. H. and I. Jackson, The Seismological Signature of Temperature and Grain Size Variations in the Upper Mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 234, 119-134, 2005.

Jackson, I., U.H. Faul and J.D. Fitz Gerald and B. H. Tan, Shear wave attenuation and dispersion in melt-bearing olivine polycrystals I. Specimen fabrication and mechanical testing, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B06201, doi:10.1029/2003JB002406, 2004.

Faul, U.H., I. Jackson, and J.D. Fitz Gerald, Shear wave attenuation and dispersion in melt-bearing olivine polycrystals II. Microstructural interpretation and seismic implications, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B06202, doi:10.1029/2003JB002407, 2004.

Jackson, I. J.D. Fitz Gerald, U.H. Faul and B.H. Tan, Grain-size sensitive seismic wave attenuation in polycrystalline olivine, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 2360, doi:10.1029/2001JB001225, 2002.

Faul, U.H., Melt retention and segregation at mid-ocean ridges, Nature, 410, 920-923, 2001.

Zhang, S., S. Karato, J.D. Fitz Gerald, U.H. Faul, and Y. Zhou, Simple shear deformation of olivine aggregates, Tectonophysics, 316, 133-152, 2000.

Faul, U.H., Constraints on the melt distribution in anisotropic polycrystalline aggregates undergoing grain growth, Physics and Chemistry of Partially Molten Rocks, eds N. Bagdassarov, D Laporte, A. B. Thompson, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 67-92, 2000.

Falloon, T.J., D.H. Green, L. V. Danyushevsky and U.H. Faul, Peridotite melting at 1.0 and 1.5 GPa: an experimental evaluation of techniques using diamond aggregates and mineral mixes for determination of near-solidus melts, J. Petrol., 40, 1343-1375, 1999.

Faul, U.H. and J.D. Fitz Gerald, Grain Misorientations in Partially Molten Olivine Aggregates: An Electron Backscatter Diffraction Study, Phys. Chem. Min.., 26, 187-197, 1999.

Cmíral, M., J.D. Fitz Gerald, U.H. Faul and D.H. Green, A close look at dihedral angles and melt geometry in olivine-basalt aggregates: a TEM study, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 130, 336-345, 1998.

Faul, U.H., The permeability of partially molten rocks from experiments and percolation theory, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 10299-10311, 1997.

Faul, U.H., D.R. Toomey and H.S. Waff, Intergranular basaltic melt is distributed in thin, elongated inclusions, Geophys. Res. Let., 21, 29-32, 1994.

Waff, H.S. and U.H. Faul, Effects of crystalline anisotropy on fluid distribution in ultramafic partial melts, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 9003-9014, 1992.