COMPLETED THESES (1994-present) top
Advisor: Brown, Michael
Burgess, J.L., Metamorphic studies in the Port aux Basques Area, SW Newfoundland, Canada.
Awarded M.S. in 1994.
Pressley, R.A., Petrogenesis of the Phillips pluton, west-central Maine.
Awarded M.S. in 1997.
Solar, G.S., Structural and petrologic investigations in the Central Maine Belt, west-central Maine, with special reference to the migmatites.
Awarded PhD in 1999.
Tian, J., A geological and geochemical study of the Mooselookmeguntic composite pluton, west-central Maine and east-central New Hampshire.
Awarded M.S. in 2000.
Chen, Y., The P–T–t history of a Barrovian sequence in Dutchess County, New York, and the adjacent part of Connecticut.
Awarded M.S. 2009 (Joint with Dr. P.M. Piccoli)
Reno, B., Timing of orogenesis in the Southern Brasília Belt.
Awarded Ph.D. 2009 (Joint with Dr. P.M. Piccoli)
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-present) top
Baldwin, J.A. and Brown M., 2008. Age and duration of ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Anápolis-Itauçu Complex, southern Brasília Belt, Central Brazil – constraints from U–Pb geochronology, mineral rare earth element chemistry and trace-element thermometry. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 213-233. pdf
Brown, M., 2008. Metamorphic conditions in orogenic belts: a record of secular change. In: Metamorphic Conditions Along Convergent Plate Junctions: Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry and Tectonics—The J.G. Liou Volume. Ernst, W.G. and Rumble, III, D. (eds). Bellweather Publishing, Ltd. for the Geological Society of America, International Book Series, Volume 10, 24-65.
Brown, M., 2008. Granites, migmatites and residual granulites: Relationships and processes. In: Working with Migmatites, Sawyer, E.W. and Brown, M., (eds). Mineralogical Association of Canada, Short Course Series, Vol. 38, 97-144.
Brown, M., 2008. Characteristic thermal regimes of plate tectonics and their metamorphic imprint throughout Earth history: When did Earth first adopt a plate tectonics mode of behavior? In: When Did Plate Tectonics Begin? Condie, K. and Pease, V. (eds). Geological Society of America Special Paper 440, 97-128. pdf
Penniston-Dorland, S.C., Wing, B.A., Nex, P.A.M., Kinnaird, J.A., Farquhar, J., Brown, M. and Sharman, E.R., 2008. Multiple sulfur isotopes reveal a magmatic orogen for the Platreef platinum group element deposit, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Geology, 36, 979-982. pdf
Brown, M. and Korhonen, F.J., 2009. Some remarks on melting and extreme metamorphism of crustal rocks. In: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior. Gupta, A.K. and Dasgupta, S. (eds). Published for the Indian National Science Academy by Springer, pp. 67-88. pdf
Reno, B.L., Brown, M., Kobayashi, O.T., Nakamura, E., Piccoli, P.M. and Trouw, R.A.J., 2009. Eclogite–high-pressure granulite metamorphism records early collision in West Gondwana: New data from the Southern Brasília Belt, Brazil. Journal of the Geological Society, 166, 1013-1032. pdf
Brown, M., 2009. Metamorphic patterns in orogenic systems and the geological record. In: Accretionary Orogens in Space and Time. Cawood, P.A. and Kröner, A. (eds). Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 318, 37-74. pdf
Brown, M., 2010. The spatial and temporal patterning of the deep crust and implications for the process of melt extraction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368, 11-51. pdf
Korhonen, F., Saito, S., Brown, M., Siddoway, C. and Day, J., 2010. Multiple generations of granite in the Fosdick Mountains, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica: Implications for polyphase intracrustal differentiation in a continental margin setting. Journal of Petrology, 51, 627-670. pdf
Johnson, T.E., Brown, M. and White, R.W., 2010. Petrogenetic modelling of strongly residual metapelitic xenoliths within the southern Platreef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 28, 269-291. pdf
Sizova, E., Gerya, T., Brown, M., and Perchuk, L., 2010. Subduction styles in the Precambrian: Insight from numerical experiments. Lithos, 116, 209-229. pdf
Korhonen, F., Saito, S., Brown, M., and Siddoway, C., 2010. Modeling multiple melt loss events in the evolution of an active continental margin. Lithos, 116, 230-248. pdf
Brown, M., 2010. Paired metamorphic belts revisited. Gondwana Research, 18, 46-59. pdf
Brown, M., 2010. Geodynamic regimes and tectonic settings for metamorphism: Relationship to the supercontinent cycle. Indian Journal of Geology, 80, 3-21. pdf
Brown M., 2010. Melting of the continental crust during orogenesis: The thermal, rheological and compositional consequences of melt transport from lower to upper continental crust. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47, 655-694. pdf
Reno, B.L., Brown, M. and Piccoli, P.M., 2010. 40Ar/39Ar chronology of high-pressure granulite nappes in the Southern Brazília Belt, Brazil: Implications for nappe exhumation. American Journal of Science, 310, 1294-1332. pdf
Johnson, T.E., White, R.W. and Brown, M., 2011. A year in the life of an aluminous metapelite xenolith—The role of heating rates, reaction overstep, H2O retention and melt loss. Lithos, 124, 132-143. pdf
Sawyer, E.W., Cesare, B. and Brown, M., 2011. When the Continental Crust Melts. Elements, 7, 229-234. [Also translated into Chinese] pdf
Brown, M., Korhonen, F.J. and Siddoway, C.S., 2011. Organizing Melt Flow through the Crust. Elements, 7, 261-266. [Also translated into Chinese] pdf
Korhonen, F., Saw, A.K., Clark, C., Brown, M., and Bhattacharya, S., 2011. New constraints on UHT metamorphism in the Eastern Ghats Province through the application of mineral equilibria modelling and in situ geochronology. Gondwana Research, 20, 764-781. pdf
Reno, B.L., Piccoli, P.M., Brown, M. and Trouw, R., 2012. In situ chemical dating of monazite from the Southern Brazília Belt, Brazil. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 81-112. pdf
Korhonen, F.J., Brown, M., Grove, M., Siddoway, C.S., Baxter, E.F., and Inglis, J.D., 2012. Placing constraints on the timing of melting and melt loss events during polymetamorphism in the Fosdick migmatite–granite complex, West Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 165-192. pdf
Brown, M., 2012. Introduction to a virtual special issue on crustal melting. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 453–456. pdf
Johnson, T., Fischer, S., White, R., Brown, M. and Rollinson, H., 2012. Intracrustal Differentiation from Partial Melting of Metagabbro – Field and Geochemical Evidence from the Central Region of the Neoarchaean Lewisian Complex, NW Scotland. Journal of Petrology, 53, 2115–2138. pdf
Sizova E., Gerya T., and Brown M., 2012. Exhumation mechanisms of melt-bearing ultrahigh pressure crustal rocks during collision of spontaneously moving plates. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 30, 927–955. pdf
Saito, S., Brown, M., Korhonen, F.J., McFadden, R.R., and Siddoway, C.S., 2012. Petrogenesis of Cretaceous mafic intrusive rocks, Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica: Melting of the sub-continental arc mantle along the Gondwana margin. Gondwana Research, 00, 000–000 (Available online 14 August 2012; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.08.002). pdf
Sharman, E.R., Penniston-Dorland, S.C., Kinnaird, J.A., Nex, P.A.M., Brown, M., and Wing, B.A., 2013. Primary origin of marginal Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization in layered intrusions: Δ33S evidence from the Platreef, Bushveld, South Africa. Economic Geology (in press).
Korhonen, F., Clark, C., Brown, M., Bhattacharya, S. and Taylor, R., 2013. Long-lived ultrahigh temperature (UHT) metamorphism in the Eastern Ghats orogenic belt, India: Constraints from zircon and monazite geochronology. Precambrian Research, 000, 000–000 (Available online 20 December 2012; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2012.12.001).
Sizova E., Gerya T., and Brown M., 2013. Contrasting styles of Phanerozoic and Precambrian continental collision. Gondwana Research, 00, 000–000 (Available online 7 January 2013; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2012.12.011). pdf
WORKSHOP: APPLYING PHASE EQUILIBRIA MODELLING TO ROCKS, 24-25 AUGUST 2013
This workshop on applying phase equilibria modelling to rocks is for metamorphic geologists who already have some experience of using phase equilibria calculation software. The focus will be on methodological aspects, and not on using specific software. The workshop will be held at the University of Florence during 24-25 August 2013 (arrive pm 23 August, depart am 26 August, unless staying for the conference). The number of participants will be limited to ensure adequate time for questions/answers and informal discussions.
The fee per participant is 150 euro, which covers the cost of coffee breaks (x 4), lunches (x 2), and a Tuscan dinner on Saturday 24 August. Registration for the workshop will be via the Goldschmidt2013 web site during the period late February 2013, when online registration opens, and June 25 2013, when early registration finishes. Accommodation costs (bed and breakfast) are to be met by individuals.
During day 1 Professors Roger Powell (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Richard White (University of Mainz, Germany), and possibly others, will address the following topics. Principles and data (thermodynamics of end-members of phases (datasets): methodology and problems; activity-composition relations: methodology and problems; phase diagram principles: grids, compatibility diagrams, and pseudosections). Application to geological problems (thermodynamics and phase diagrams in the context of metamorphic processes: local equilibrium/size of equilibration 'volume', and conjugate variables/choice of phase diagram). Application of phase equilibria to rocks (interpretation of petrographic features; constraining P–T conditions/paths, for calculating fluid/melt production/loss, interpretation of reaction textures; relating field information, petrography and mineral chemistry to phase diagrams; the importance of separating the model from nature).
Day 2 will comprise short oral presentations and posters that showcase studies addressing particular problems. Registrants who are interested in contributing to Day 2 should send a title and short abstract to the Co-conveners before 25 June 2013 (the registration deadline); please state whether you are requesting an oral presentation or a poster. We hope to make space available for posters to be on display throughout both days of the workshop. The final program for Day 2 will be posted here by mid July.
The workshop will finish in time for participants who are staying for the Goldschmidt conference to attend the icebreaker.
Michael Brown, University of Maryland, USA (email@example.com)
Bernardo Cesare, University of Padua, Italy (firstname.lastname@example.org)