Karen Mair

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Visiting address Sem Sælandsvei 24 Fysikk bygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Geosciences

Academic Interests

  • Earthquake and fault mechanics
  • Friction
  • Granular systems
  • Geohazards
  • Volcano tectonics
  • Science art

Teaching

  • GEO4131 - Geomechanics
  • GEO4151 - Earthquake and Volcanic Processes
  • GEO4171 - Floods and Landslides
  • GEO4181 - Introduction to Natural Hazards

Higher education and employment history

Education

  • 1993-1998 Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1989-1993 B.Sc. (Hons) Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Positions held

  • 2011 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
  • 2005 - 2010: Senior Researcher and Group Co-ordinator, Physics of Geological Processes, University of Oslo
  • 2004: Visiting Scientist, ACcESS, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2004: Visiting Royal Society Research Fellow and Temporary Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2003: Visiting Royal Society Research Fellow at the Lassonde Institue, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2000-2004: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 1998-2000: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Tags: Geology, Geomechanics, Geohazards

Publications

  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Girod, Luc Maurice Ramuntcho; Johannessen, Rikke Færøvik; Bjugger, Fanny; Burchardt, Steffi & Mair, Karen (2016). Application of open-source photogrammetric software MicMac for monitoring surface deformation in laboratory models. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.  ISSN 2169-9313.  121(4), s 2852- 2872 . doi: 10.1002/2015JB012564
  • Barrett, Natasha & Mair, Karen (2014). Aftershock: A science-art collaboration through sonification. Organised Sound.  ISSN 1355-7718.  19(1), s 4- 16 . doi: 10.1017/S1355771813000368
  • Fondriest, Michele; Smith, Steven AF; Candela, Thibault; Nielsen, Stefan B; Mair, Karen & Di Toro, Guilio (2013). Mirror-like faults and power dissipation during earthquakes. Geology.  ISSN 0091-7613.  41(11), s 1175- 1178 . doi: 10.1130/G34641.1
  • Candela, Thibault; Renard, Francois Marie Paul L; Klinger, Yann; Mair, Karen; Schmittbuhl, Jean & Brodsky, Emily E. (2012). Roughness of fault surfaces over nine decades of length scales. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.  ISSN 2169-9313.  117 . doi: 10.1029/2011JB009041
  • Renard, Francois Marie Paul L; Mair, Karen & Gundersen, Olav (2012). Surface roughness evolution on experimentally simulated faults. Journal of Structural Geology.  ISSN 0191-8141.  45, s 101- 112 . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.03.009
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2011). Breaking up: Comminution mechanisms in sheared simulated fault gouge. Pure and Applied Geophysics.  ISSN 0033-4553.  168(12), s 2277- 2288 . doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0266-6
  • Abe, Steffen & Mair, Karen (2009). Effects of gouge fragment shape on fault friction: New 3D modelling results. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  36 . doi: 10.1029/2009GL040684
  • Bjørk, Torbjørn Ersfjord; Mair, Karen & Austrheim, Håkon Olav (2009). Quantifying granular material and deformation: Advantages of combining grain size, shape, and mineral phase recognition analysis. Journal of Structural Geology.  ISSN 0191-8141.  31(7), s 637- 653 . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2009.03.020
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Mair, Karen; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Podladtchikov, Iouri & Vrijmoed, Johannes Christiaan (2008). Stress release in exhumed intermediate and deep earthquakes determined from ultramafic pseudotachylyte. Geology.  ISSN 0091-7613.  36(12), s 995- 998 . doi: 10.1130/G25230A.1
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Mair, Karen; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Podladtchikov, Iouri & Vrijmoed, Johannes Christiaan (2008). Stress-release in exhumed intermediate-deep earthquakes determined from ultramafic pseudotachylyte. Geology.  ISSN 0091-7613.  36(12), s 995- 998 Show summary
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, S (2008). 3D numerical simulations of fault gouge evolution during shear: Grain size reduction and strain localization. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  274(1-2), s 72- 81 . doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.010
  • Fossen, Haakon; Schultz, Richard; Shipton, Zoe K.; Shipton, Zoe & Mair, Karen (2007). Deformation bands in sandstone: a review. Journal of the Geological Society.  ISSN 0016-7649.  164(4), s 755- 769 . doi: 10.1144/0016-76492006-036
  • Mair, Karen; Chris, Marone & Young, R.Paul (2007). Rate dependence of acoustic emissions generated during shear of simulated fault gouge. Bulletin of The Seismological Society of America (BSSA).  ISSN 0037-1106.  97(6), s 1841- 1849 . doi: 10.1785/0120060242
  • Mair, Karen & Hazzard, James (2007). Nature of stress accommodation in sheared granular material: Insights from 3D numerical modelling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  259, s 469- 485 . doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.05.006
  • Mair, Karen; Renard, F & Gundersen, Olav (2006). Thermal imaging on simulated faults during frictional sliding. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  33(L19301) . doi: 10.1029/2006GL027143
  • Abe, Steffen & Mair, Karen (2005). Grain fracture in 3D numerical simulations of granular shear. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  32 . doi: 10.1029/2004GL022123

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  • Barrett, Natasha & Mair, Karen (2016). Listening to 3D topography data with interactive sonification. Uni Research AS, Uni Research CIPR 2016.  ISBN 978-82-8361-005-5.  212 s. Show summary

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  • Burchardt, Steffi; Mattsson, Tobias; Palma, Octavio; Galland, Olivier & Mair, Karen (2017). Syn-emplacement fracturing of laccoliths.
  • Burchardt, Steffi; Palma, Octavio; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen & Jerram, Dougal Alexander (2017). Syn-emplacement deformation of the Cerro Bayo laccolith, Argentina.
  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Girod, Luc Maurice Ramuntcho; Johannessen, Rikke Færøvik; Bjugger, Fanny; Burchardt, Steffi & Mair, Karen (2017). Application of open-source photogrammetric software MicMac for geodetic monitoring in laboratory models.
  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Schmiedel, Tobias; Rogers, Benjamin David; Souche, Alban Jean-Rene; Haug, Øystein Thorden & Mair, Karen (2017). Dyke tip processes and large-scale deformation: implications for geodetic modelling.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2017). 3D modelling of roughness evolution and gouge production in faults.
  • Mattsson, Tobias; Burchardt, Steffi & Mair, Karen (2017). Fracturing related to granite emplacement in the Mourne Mountains.
  • Barrett, Natasha & Mair, Karen (2016). Listening to 3D topography data with interactive sonification..
  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Girod, Luc Maurice Ramuntcho; Johannessen, Rikke Færøvik; Bjugger, Fanny; Burchardt, Steffi & Mair, Karen (2016). Laboratory geodesy : Application of open-source photogrammetric software MicMac for monitoring surface deformation in laboratory models.
  • Galland, Olivier; Bertelsen, Håvard Svanes; Guldstrand, Frank Bo Buster; Girod, Luc Maurice Ramuntcho; Johannessen, Rikke Færøvik; Bjugger, Fanny; Burchardt, Steffi & Mair, Karen (2016). Laboratory geodesy: Application of open-source photogram-metric software MicMac to monitoring surface deformation in laboratory models.
  • Haug, Øystein Thorden; Souche, Alban Jean-Rene; Galland, Olivier; Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2016). Modeling viscous flow using discrete particles: limits and applications to magma intrusions.
  • Jarsve, Kristine Thorkildsen; Mair, Karen & Souche, Alban Jean-Rene (2016). The Evolution of Fault Zone Roughness.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2016). Roughness evolution and gouge production in faults.
  • Rabbel, Ole; Mair, Karen; Lecomte, Isabelle & Galland, Olivier (2016). Integrated seismic and rock physics modelling of oil-producing volcanic sills in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina.
  • Salthaug, Johannes; Strømsvåg, Jone; Mair, Karen; Galland, Olivier & Håland, Gunne (2016). An Assessment of Runout Models Applied to Rock Fall Events in Norway.
  • Mair, Karen (2011). Breaking up: Fragmentation processes in faults. META : Magazine.  2, s 4- 7
  • Sassier, Caroline; Galland, Olivier & Mair, Karen (2011). To capture student interest in geosciences - Plan an adventure. EOS : Transactions.  ISSN 0096-3941.  92(1), s 1- 2
  • Abe, Steffen & Mair, Karen (2010). DEM Simulations of Fault Gouge Processes - where we stand, where we'll go.
  • Abe, Steffen; Mair, Karen & Urai, Janos (2010). Roughness Evolution in DEM simulations of fault shear.
  • Abe, Steffen; Urai, Janos & Mair, Karen (2010). 3D DEM Modelling of Fault Roughness Evolution.
  • Mair, Karen (2010). Breaking up: Fragmentation processes in faults.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2010). Effects of gouge fragment shape on friction of faults: New 3D modelling results.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2010). Fragmentation processes in fault gouge.
  • Mair, Karen; Jettestuen, Espen & Abe, Steffen (2010). Characterising contact force networks in 3D sheared granular fault gouge.
  • Mair, Karen; Jettestuen, Espen & Abe, Steffen (2010). Contact force structure and force chains in 3D sheared granular systems.
  • Mair, Karen; Jettestuen, Espen & Abe, Steffen (2010). Force chains in 3D sheared granular systems.
  • Renard, Francois Marie Paul L; Candela, Thibault; Klinger, Y; Bouchon, M; Schmittbuhl, Jean; Mair, Karen & Brodsky, emily (2010). Roughness of fault surface: evidence of self-affine morphology from the submillimetric scale to large earthquake surface rupture.
  • Sassier, Caroline; Galland, Olivier; Raufaste, Christophe & Mair, Karen (2010). The Andean Geotrail (1): A scientific adventure.
  • Abe, Steffen & Mair, Karen (2009). Fault Gouge, Grain Shape and Friction - new Results from 3D DEM Simulations.
  • Abe, Steffen & Mair, Karen (2009). Simulating fault gouge dynamics.
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; John, Timm; Medvedev, Sergei & Mair, Karen (2009). BLUESCHIST- AND ECLOGITE FACIES PSEUDOTACHYLYTES: PRODUCTS OF EARTHQUAKES IN COLLISION- AND SUBDUCTION ZONES. Show summary
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2009). Effects of gouge fragment shape on fault friction: New 3D modeling results.
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; John, Timm; Medvedev, Sergei; Mair, Karen & Podladchikov, YY (2008). Geology of intermediate-deep earthquakes and the strength of rocks at high confining pressure. Show summary
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Mair, Karen; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Podladchikov, Yuri & Vrijmoed, Johannes Christiaan (2008). The strength of upper mantle peridotite determined from ultramafic pseudotachylytes.
  • Bjørk, Torbjørn Ersfjord; Mair, Karen & Austrheim, Håkon Olav (2008). Quantifying fault rocks and deformation: Advantages of combining grain size, shape, and mineral phase recognition analyses.
  • Bjørk, Torbjørn Ersfjord; Mair, Karen & Austrheim, Håkon Olav (2008). Quantifying granular material and deformation: Advantages of combining grain size, shape, and mineral phase recognition analyses.
  • Gisler, Galen Ross & Mair, Karen (2008). Effect of water depth on efficiency of cratering in crystalline rock with application to the Gardnos impact crater.
  • Mair, Karen (2008). San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth: Phase 3 update - Coring the active fault.
  • Bræck, Simen; Podladtchikov, Iouri & Mair, Karen (2007). Mechanical failure of viscoelastic solids by self-localizing thermal runaway. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.. 646.
  • Fossen, Haakon; Schultz, Richard; Shipton, Zoe K. & Mair, Karen (2007). Deformation Bands: Strain Localization Structures in Highly Porous Sandstone.
  • Jettestuen, Espen; Mair, Karen & James F., Hazzard (2007). Characterisation of contact forces and force chains in sheard granular systems.
  • Mair, Karen (2007). Breaking up: fault gouge evolution during shear.
  • Mair, Karen (2007). Fault zone processes.
  • Mair, Karen (2007). Localisation Processes.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2007). Fragmentation, and localisation processes in 3D simulations of sheared granular layers.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2007). Strain localisation and fault zone processes.
  • Mair, Karen; Abe, Steffen & Bjørk, Torbjørn Ersfjord (2007). Breaking up: Fault gouge evolution during shear.
  • Mair, Karen; Abe, Steffen & Bjørk, Torbjørn Ersfjord (2007). Breaking up: Fault zone evolution during shear.
  • Mair, Karen; Abe, Steffen & Bjørk, Torbjørn Ersfjord (2007). Comparing fault zones in nature, laboratory experiments and numerical simulations using grain size and shape characteristics.
  • Renard, Francois & Mair, Karen (2007). Fragmentation, gouge production and surface roughness evolution on experimentally simulated faults.
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Mair, Karen; Malthe-Sørensen, Anders; Podladchikov, Yuri; Simon, Nina & Vrijmoed, Johannes C (2006). Pseudotachylytes as palaeopiezometers. Show summary
  • Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge; Austrheim, Håkon Olav; Mair, Karen; Malthe-Sørensen, Anders; Podladchikov, Yuri; Simon, Nina & Vrijmoed, Johannes C (2006). Ultra-mafic pseudotachylytes and the strength of the upper mantle during collision and low-temperature - high-pressure metamorphism. Show summary
  • Mair, Karen (2006). Strain localisation and fault zone processes.
  • Mair, Karen (2006). Watching fault zones evolve.
  • Mair, Karen (2006). Watching granular fault zones evolve.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2006). Strain partitioning and structural development in evolving fault zones: 3D numerical simulations.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2006). Watching fault zones evolve.
  • Mair, Karen & Renard, Francois (2006). Heat dissipation during frictional sliding on simulated faults.
  • Mair, Karen & Renard, Francois (2006). Thermal imaging and surface roughness evolution on simulated faults during slip.
  • Mair, Karen (2005). Strain localization, friction and faulting.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2005). 3D numerical simulations of fault gouge evolution during shear.
  • Mair, Karen & Abe, Steffen (2005). Grain fracture in 3D numerical simulations of granular shear.
  • Mair, Karen & Hazzard, James (2005). Force chain patterns in sheared fault gouge.
  • Mair, Karen & Hazzard, James (2005). Nature of stress accommodation in sheared fault gouge: Insights from 3D numerical modelling.
  • Mair, Karen & Hazzard, James (2005). Numerical investigation of 3D force networks produced in sheared fault gouge.
  • Mair, Karen & Podladtchikov, Iouri (2005). Fault zone processes: Field, laboratory and modeling insights.
  • Renard, Francois & Mair, Karen (2005). Laboratory investigation of heat dissipation on faults during frictional sliding.

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