PhD., Professor of Geology
- B.A., Carleton College, 1984
- M.Sc., University of Arizona 1987
- Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, 1995
- GY100 Antarctica: Geological records of Global Change
- GY140 Physical Geology
- GY210 Fundamental Geological Methods and Rocky Mountain Evolution
- GY313 Metamorphic Petrology
- GY315 Introduction to Structural Geology
- GY316 Field analysis of Geological Structures
- GY345 Regional Studies in Geology
- GY400 Senior Seminar (collaborative faculty-student research)
- GY405 Research Topics in Geology (individual student research)
Further Information at Teaching and Research Mentoring
Structural and metamorphic geology; Gondwana tectonics; gneiss domes; migmatite fabrics
Geology of Antarctica: Antarctica research page
- Integrated structural and seismological NSF EarthScope research in the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming: Formation of basement-involved foreland arches
- Crustal differentiation within migmatite-granite complexes and deformation-enhanced melt-transfer processes. Favored study sites: Fosdick Mountains, West Antarctica, and Wet Mountains, Colorado
- Brittle faults and kinematics of the Laramide Orogeny
- 1.4 Ga tectonism in the Southern Rockies: Evidence from high temperature domains in Colorado and New Mexico
- Development of geospatial resources for geological mapping of West Antarctica, ongoing collaboration with Polar Geospatial Center that emphasizes undergraduate research mentoring
- West Antarctic rift system and Cretaceous tectonics of Gondwanaland (field studies in West Antarctica and in New Zealand)
- Cordierite, (Fe, Mg) 2A14Si5018 — diverse aspects; see below
Siddoway, C.S., Myrow P., and Fitz Díaz, E., 2013, Strata, structures and enduring enigmas: A 125th Anniversary appraisal of Colorado Springs geology, in Abbott, L. and Hancock, G.S. (eds.), Geological Society of America Field Guides, v. 33, Ch. 13, doi:10.1130/2013.0033(13).
Yakymchuk, C., Siddoway, C.S., Brown, M., and Fanning, C.M., 2013, Anatectic reworking and differentiation of continental crust along the active margin of Gondwana: a zircon Hf–O perspective from West Antarctica, in Harley et al. (eds.), Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution, Geological Society of London Special Publication 383, doi: 10.1144/SP383.7.
Levine, Jamie S.F., Mosher, Sharon and Siddoway, C.S., 2013, Relationship between syndeformational partial melting and crustal-scale magmatism and tectonism across the Wet Mountains, central Colorado, Lithosphere, v. 5 no. 5 p. 456-476, doi: 10.1130/L287.1.
Brown, M., Korhonen, F.J. and Siddoway, C.S., 2011, Organizing Melt Flow Through the Crust, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Elements, v. 7, 261–266.
Siddoway, C.S., 2010, Microplate motion, Nature Geoscience (April 11), v. 3 (4), 225 – 226. doi:10.1038/ngeo835.
McFadden R., C. S. Siddoway, C. Teyssier, and C. M. Fanning, 2010, Cretaceous oblique extensional deformation and magma accumulation in the Fosdick Mountains migmatite-cored gneiss dome, West Antarctica, Tectonics, v. 29, TC4022, doi:10.1029/2009TC002492.
Jones III, James V., Siddoway, Christine S. and Connelly, James N., 2010, Characteristics and implications of ca. 1.4 Ga deformation across a Proterozoic mid-crustal section, Wet Mountains, Colorado, USA, Lithosphere, v. 2, p. 119-135, doi:10.1130/L78.1.
Siddoway C. and Fanning C.M., 2009, Paleozoic tectonism on the East Gondwana margin: Evidence from SHRIMP U–Pb zircon geochronology of a migmatite–granite complex in West Antarctica, Tectonophysics, v. 477 (3-4), p. 262-277, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.04.021.
Siddoway, C., 2008, Tectonics of the West Antarctic rift system: New light on the history and dynamics of distributed intracontinental extension (invited paper) in Cooper, A. et al., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., pp. 91-114. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/kp/kp09/index.html
Siddoway, C. and Siddoway, M., 2007, Geometrical analysis of structural data collected at high South latitude: A modular arithmetic method that addresses meridional convergence. In: Cooper, A. and Raymond, C., Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies; USGS OFR-2007-1047, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.srp061 [5 pages], http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/srp/srp061/
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