Russ Van Dissen

 

Full Name: Russ Van Dissen

Position: Earthquake Geologist

Contact details

Email: R.VanDissen
Phone: +64-4-570 4727

Qualifications

1982: AA (Magna cum laude), Liberal arts; 1985: BA (Magna cum laude), Geology; 1989: MS, geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Earthquake Hazard Assessment
Geology: Paleoseismology
Geology: Quaternary geology
Geology: tectonic geomorphology

Professional activities

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member

Major publications

Hornblow, S.; Quigley, M.; Nicol, A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Wang, N. 2014 Paleoseismology of the 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake source, Greendale Fault, New Zealand. Tectonophysics, 637: 178-190; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.10.004

Litchfield, N.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Sutherland, R.; Barnes, P.M.; Cox, S.C.; Norris, R.; Beavan, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Villamor, P.; Berryman, K.R.; Stirling, M.W.; Nicol, A.; Nodder, S.; Lamarche, G.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Pettinga, J.R.; Little, T.; Pondard, N.; Mountjoy, J.J.; Clark, K.J. 2014 A model of active faulting in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(1): 32-56; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2013.854256

Duffy, B.; Quigley, M.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Stahl, T.; Leprince, S.; McInnes, C.; Bilderback, E. 2013 Fault kinematics and surface deformation across a releasing bend during the 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield, New Zealand, earthquake revealed by differential LiDAR and cadastral surveying. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125(3/4): 420-431; doi: 10.1130/B30753.1

Van Dissen, R.J.; Rhoades, D.A.; Little, T.; Litchfield, N.J.; Carne, R.; Villamor, P. 2013 Conditional probability of rupture of the Wairarapa and Ohariu faults, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 56(2): 53-67; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2012.756042

Quigley, M.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Litchfield, N.J.; Villamor, P.; Duffy, B.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Furlong, K.; Stahl, T.; Bilderback, E.; Noble, D. 2012 Surface rupture during the 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake : implications for fault rupture dynamics and seismic-hazard analysis. Geology, 40(1): 55-58; doi: 10.1130/G32528.1

Wallace, L.M.; Barnes, P.; Beavan, R.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Litchfield, N.J.; Mountjoy, J.; Langridge, R.M.; Lamarche, G.; Pondard, N. 2012 The kinematics of a transition from subduction to strike-slip : an example from the central New Zealand plate boundary. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 117(2): B02405; doi: 10.1029/2011JB008640

Langridge, R.M.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Rhoades, D.A.; Villamor, P.; Little, T.; Litchfield, N.J.; Clark, K.J.; Clark, D. 2011 Five thousand years of surface ruptures on the Wellington Fault, New Zealand : implications for recurrence and fault segmentation. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101(5): 2088-2107; doi: 10.1785/0120100340

Rhoades, D.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Langridge, R.M.; Little, T.A.; Ninis, D.; Smith, E.G.C.; Robinson, R. 2011 Re-evaluation of conditional probability of rupture of the Wellington-Hutt Valley segment of the Wellington Fault. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(2): 77-86

Robinson, R.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Litchfield, N.J. 2011 Using synthetic seismicity to evaluate seismic hazard in the Wellington region, New Zealand. Geophysical Journal International, 187(1): 510-528; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05161.x

Litchfield, N.J.; Van Dissen. R.J.; Hemphill-Haley, M.; Townsend, D.B.; Heron, D.W. 2010 Post c.300 year rupture of the Ohariu Fault in Ohariu Valley, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 53(1): 43-56

Little, T.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Rieser, U.; Smith, E.G.C.; Langridge, R.M. 2010 Coseismic strike slip at a point during the last four earthquakes on the Wellington Fault near Wellington, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 115: B05403; doi: 10.1029/2009JB006589

Quigley, M.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Villamor, P.; Litchfield, N.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Furlong, K.; Stahl, T.; Duffy, B.; Bilderback, E.; Noble, D.; Townsend, D.B.; Begg, J.G.; Jongens, R.; Ries, W.; Claridge, J.; Klahn, A.; Mackenzie, H.; Smith, A.; Hornblow, S.; Nicol, R.; Cox, S.C.; Langridge, R.M.; Pedley, K. 2010 Surface rupture of the Greendale Fault during the Darfield (Canterbury) Earthquake, New Zealand : initial findings. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 43(4): 236-242

Little, T.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Schermer, E.; Carne, R. 2009 Late Holocene surface ruptures on the southern Wairarapa fault, New Zealand : link between earthquakes and the uplifting of beach ridges on a rocky coast. Lithosphere, 1(1): 4-28; doi: 10.1130/L7.1

Villamor, P.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Alloway, B.V.; Palmer, A.S.; Litchfield, N.J. 2007 The Rangipo Fault, Taupo rift, New Zealand : an example of temporal slip-rate and single-event displacement variability in a volcanic environment. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119(5/6): 529-547; doi: 10.1130/B26000.1

Mason, D.P.M.; Little, T.A.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2006 Rates of active faulting during Late Quaternary fluvial terrace formation at Saxton River, Awatere Fault, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 118(11/12): 1431-1446

Rhoades, D.A.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2003 Estimates of the time-varying hazard of rupture of the Alpine Fault, New Zealand, allowing for uncertainties. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 46(4): 479-488

Nicol, A.; Van Dissen, R.J. 2002 Up-dip partitioning of displacement components on the oblique-slip Clarence Fault, New Zealand. Journal of Structural Geology, 24: 1521-1535

Nicol, A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Vella, P.; Alloway, B.V.; Melhuish, A. 2002 Growth of contractional structures during the last 10 m.y. at the southern end of the emergent Hikurangi forearc basin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45(3): 365-385

Benson, A.M.; Little, T.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Hill, N.; Townsend, D.B. 2001 Late Quaternary paleoseismic history and surface rupture characteristics of the eastern Awatere strike-slip fault, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 113(8): 1079-1091

Downes, G.L.; Dowrick, D.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Taber, J.J.; Hancox, G.T.; Smith, E.G.C. 2001 The 1942 Wairarapa, New Zealand, earthquakes : analysis of observational and instrumental data. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 34(2): 125-157

Pettinga, J.R.; Yetton, M.D.; Van Dissen, R.J. ; Downes, G.L. 2001 Earthquake source identification and characterisation for the Canterbury region, South Island, New Zealand. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 34(4): 282-317

Jackson, J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R. 1998 Tilting of active folds and faults in the Manawatu Region, New Zealand : evidence from surface drainage patterns. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 41(4): 377-385

Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R. 1996 Surface rupture earthquakes over the last ~1000 years in the Wellington region, New Zealand, and implications for ground shaking hazard. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 101(B3): 5999-6019

Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Pettinga, J.R.; Hill, N.L. 1992 Paleoseismicity of the Wellington - Hutt Valley Segment of the Wellington Fault, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 35(2): 165-176; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1992.9514511

Van Dissen, R.J.; Yeats, R.S. 1991 Hope fault, Jordan thrust, and uplift of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, New Zealand. Geology, 19(4): 393-396

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