Simon Cox

 

Full Name: Simon Cox

Position: Structural Geologist

Contact details

Email: S.Cox
Phone: +64-3-479 9670

Qualifications

1985: BSc (Hons), Geology; 1989: MSc, Geology; 1993: PhD

Areas of expertise

Geology: Geological mapping using GIS
Geology: Mineral deposit research
Geology: Structural Geology
Geology: Tectonics
Geophysics: Aeromagnetic Interpretation

Professional activities

Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member
American Geophysical Union: Member
NZ Hydrological Society: Member

Major publications

Beyssac, O.; Cox, S.C.; Vry, J.; Herman, F. 2016 Peak metamorphic temperature and thermal history of the Southern Alps (New Zealand). Tectonophysics, 676: 229-249; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.12.024

Menzies, C.D.; Teagle, D.A.H.; Niedermann, S.; Cox, S.C.; Craw, D.; Zimmer, M.; Cooper, M.J.; Erzinger, J. 2016 The fluid budget of a continental plate boundary fault : quantification from the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 445: 125-135; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.046

Cox, S.C.; McSaveney, M.J.; Spencer, J.; Allen, S.K.; Ashraf, S.; Hancox, G.T.; Sirguey, P.; Salichon, J.; Ferris, B.G. 2015 Rock avalanche on 14 July 2014 from Hillary Ridge, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand. Landslides, 12(2): 395-402; doi: 10.1007/s10346-015-0556-7

Cox, S.C.; Menzies, C.D.; Sutherland, R.; Denys, P.H.; Chamberlain, C.; Teagle, D.A.H. 2015 Changes in hot spring temperature and hydrogeology of the Alpine Fault hanging wall, New Zealand, induced by distal South Island earthquakes. Geofluids, 15(1/2): 216-239; doi: 10.1111/gfl.12093

Cox, S.C.; Nibourel, L. 2015 Bedload composition, transport and modification in rivers of Westland, New Zealand, with implications for the distribution of alluvial pounamu (jade). New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 58(2): 154-175; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2015.1025799

Herman, F.; Beyssac, O.; Brughelli, M.; Lane, S.N.; Leprince, S.; Adatte, T.; Lin, J.Y.Y.; Avouac, J-P.; Cox, S.C. 2015 Erosion by an alpine glacier. Science, 350(6257): 193-195; doi: 10.1126/science.aab2386

Gulley, A.K.; Ward, N.F.D.; Cox, S.C.; Kaipio, J. P. 2013 Groundwater responses to the recent Canterbury earthquakes : a comparison. Journal of Hydrology, 504: 171-181; doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.09.018

Cox, S.C.; Rutter, H.K.; Sims, A.; Manga, M.; Weir, J.J.; Ezzy, T.; White, P.A.; Horton, T.W.; Scott, D. 2012 Hydrological effects of the Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake, 4 September 2010, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55(3): 231-247; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2012.680474

Cox, S.C.; Stirling, M.W.; Herman, F.; Gerstenberger, M.; Ristau, J. 2012 Potentially active faults in the rapidly eroding landscape adjacent to the Alpine Fault, central Southern Alps, New Zealand. Tectonics, 31: TC2011; doi: 10.1029/2011TC003038

Cox, S.C.; Turnbull, I.M.; Isaac, M.J.; Townsend, D.B.; Smith Lyttle, B. (comps) 2012 Geology of southern Victoria Land Antarctica. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 22. 135 p. + 1 folded map

Sutherland, R.; Toy, V.G.; Townend, J.; Cox, S.C.; Eccles, J.D.; Faulkner, D.R.; Prior, D.J.; Norris, R.J.; Mariani, E.; Boulton, C.; Carpenter, B.M.; Menzies, C.D.; Little, T.A.; Hastings, M.; De Pascale, G.P.; Langridge, R.M.; Scott, H.R.; Lindroos, Z.R.; Fleming, B.; Kopf, A.J. 2012 Drilling reveals fluid control on architecture and rupture of the Alpine fault, New Zealand. Geology, 40(12): 1143-1146; doi: 10.1130/G33614.1

Allen, S.K.; Cox, S.C.; Owens, I.F. 2011 Rock avalanches and other landslides in the central Southern Alps of New Zealand : a regional study considering possible climate change impacts. Landslides, 8(1): 33-48; doi: 10.1007/s10346-010-0222-z

Rattenbury, M.S.; Jongens, R.; Cox, S.C. (comps) 2010 Geology of the Haast area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 14. 58 p. + 1 folded map

Cox, S.C.; Allen, S.K. 2009 Vampire rock avalanches of January 2008 and 2003, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Landslides, 6(2): 161-166; doi: 10.1007/s10346-009-0149-4

Herman, F.; Cox, S.C.; Kamp, P.J.J. 2009 Low-temperature thermochronology and thermokinematic modeling of deformation, exhumation, and development of topography in the central Southern Alps, New Zealand. Tectonics, 28: TC5011; doi: 10.1029/2008TC002367

Cox, S.C.; Barrell, D.J.A. (comps) 2007 Geology of the Aoraki area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 15 . 71 p. + 1 folded map

Cox, S.C.; Sutherland, R. 2007 Regional geological framework of South Island, New Zealand, and its significance for understanding the active plate boundary. p. 19-46 IN: Okaya, D.A.; Stern, T.A.; Davey, F.J. (eds) A continental plate boundary : tectonics at South Island, New Zealand. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union. Geophysical monograph 175.

Little, T.A.; Cox, S.C.; Vry, J.K.; Batt, G. 2005 Variations in exhumation level and uplift rate along the oblique-slip Alpine Fault, central Southern Alps, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117(5/6): 707-723

Long, D.T.; Cox, S.C.; Bannister, S.C.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Okaya, D. 2003 Upper crustal structure beneath the eastern Southern Alps and the Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand, derived from seismic reflection data. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 46(1): 21-39

Warr, L.N.; Cox, S.C. 2001 Clay mineral transformations and weakening mechanisms along the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. p. 85-101 IN: Holdsworth, R.E.; Strachan, R.A.; Magloughlin, J.F.; Knipe, R.J. The nature and tectonic significance of fault zone weakening. London: Geological Society of London. Geological Society special publication 186.

Cox, S.C.; Parkinson, D.L.; Allibone, A.H.; Cooper, A.F. 2000 Isotopic character of Cambro-Ordovician plutonism, southern Victoria Land. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 43(4): 501-520

Koons, P.O.; Craw, D.; Cox, S.C.; Upton, P.; Templeton, A.S.; Chamberlain, C.P. 1998 Fluid flow during active oblique convergence : a Southern Alps model from mechanical and geochemical observations. Geology, 26(2): 159-162

Cox, S.C.; Craw, D.; Chamberlain, C.P. 1997 Structure and fluid migration in a late Cenozoic duplex system forming the Main Divide in the central Southern Alps, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 40(3): 359-373

Cox, S.C.; Findlay, R.H. 1995 The Main Divide Fault Zone and its role in formation of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 38(4): 489-499

Allibone, A.H.; Cox, S.C.; Graham, I.J.; Smillie, R.W.; Johnstone, R.D.; Ellery, S.G.; Palmer, K. 1993 Granitoids of the Dry Valleys area, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica : plutons, field relationships, and isotopic dating. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 36(3): 281-297

Allibone, A.H.; Cox, S.C.; Smillie, R.W. 1993 Granitoids of the Dry Valleys area, southern Victoria Land : geochemistry and evolution along the early Paleozoic Antarctic Craton margin. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 36(3): 299-316

Cox, S.C. 1993 Inter-related plutonism and deformation in South Victoria Land, Antarctica. Geological Magazine, 130(1): 1-14

Cox, S.C. 1991 The Caples/Aspiring terrane boundary--the translation surface of an early nappe structure in the Otago Schist. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 34(1): 73-82

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