Hughes, A.N., and Connors, C.D., Reconciling kinematic and mechanical descriptions of contractional structural growth (in prep).

Kiser, E., H. Kehoe, M. Chen, A.N. Hughes (2021) Lower Mantle Seismicity following the 2015 Mw 7.9 Bonin Islands Deep-Focus Earthquake, Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL093111.

Connors, C.D., A.N. Hughes, and S.M. Ball (2021), Forward Kinematic Modeling of Fault-bend folding, Journal of Structural Geology 143, 104252. Link

Henriquez, S., P. DeCelles, B. Carrapa, A.N. Hughes, G. Davis, P. Alvarado (2021), Deformation history of the Puna plateau, Central Andes of northwestern Argentina, Journal of Structural Geology, 140, 104133. Link

Hughes, A.N. (2020), Mechanical controls on structural styles in shortening environments: A discrete-element modeling approach, in Hammerstein, J.A., Di Cuia, R., Cottam, M., Zamora, G., and Butler, R.W.H., eds., Fold and thrust belts: Structural Style, Evolution and Exploration, Geological Society of London, Special Publications 490. Link

Olyphant, J.R., R.A. Johnson, A.N. Hughes (2017), Evolution of the Southern Guinea Plateau: Implications on Guinea-Demerara Plateau formation using insights from seismic, subsidence, and gravity data, Tectonophysics.  Link

Eichelberger, N.W., A.G. Nunns, R.H. Groshong, and A.N. Hughes (2017), Direct estimation of fault trajectory from structural relief, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 101 (5), p. 635-653. Link

Carrapa, B., A. Di Giulio, N. Mancin, D. Stockli, R. Santoni, A.N. Hughes, S. Gupta (2016), Tectonic significance of Cenozoic exhumation and foreland basin evolution in the Western Alps, Tectonics, 35 (8), p. 1892-1912. Link

Eichelberger, N.W., A.N. Hughes, and A.G. Nunns (2015), Combining multiple quantitative structural analysis techniques to create robust structural interpretations, Interpretation, 3 (4), p. 89-104. Link

Hughes, A.N., and J.H. Shaw, (2015) Insights into the mechanics of fault-propagation folding styles, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 127 (11-12), p. 1752-1765. Link

Hughes, A.N., N.P. Benesh, and J.H. Shaw, (2014), Factors that control the development of fault-bend versus fault-propagation folds: Insights from mechanical models based on the discrete element method (DEM), Journal of Structural Geology, 68A, p. 121-141. Link

Hughes, A.N., and J.H. Shaw, (2014), Fault Displacement-Distance Relationships as Indicators of Contractional Fault-related Folding Style, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 98 (2), p. 227-251. Link

Warren, L.M., Hughes, A.N. and Silver, P.G., (2007), Earthquake Mechanics and Deformation in the Tonga-Kermadec Subduction Zone from Fault-Plane Orientations of Intermediate- and Deep-Focus Earthquakes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (B05314), doi:10.1029/2006JB004677.

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Hughes, A.N., (invited talk), Integrating constraints on geologic structures across temporal and spatial scales: kinematics, mechanics, and implications for crustal strength, University of California Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences Colloquium, January 2021.

Hughes, A.N. and C.D. Connors (invited talk), Comparisons of mechanical and kinematic models of fold-and-thrust belt structures, December, 2020, AGU Annual Meeting.

Kiser, E., H. Kehoe, M. Chen, A.N. Hughes, Conjugate Faulting, Lower Mantle Seismicity, and Slab Settling Associated with the 2015 Bonin Islands Deep-Focus Earthquake, December, 2020, AGU Annual Meeting.

Hughes, A.N. (invited talk), The Paradox Basin as a window into the distinctive geologic structures in evaporite basins, University of Nebraska Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Colloquium, September, 2020.

Hughes, A.N. (invited talk), Mechanical and kinematic models of fault geometries in rift settings, Analog Modeling of Tectonic Processes Workshop, September, 2020.

Reeher, L.J., A.N. Hughes, G. Davis, D. Streeter, C. Julius, Mechanical characterization and failure development within Jurassic sandstones in proximity to salt structures, Paradox Basin, Southern Utah, 2020 AAPG ACE Annual Meeting.

Reeher, L.J., A.N. Hughes, G. Davis, A novel approach to understanding regional states of paleostress, applied to Laramide tectonics on the Colorado Plateau, 2020 GSA Annual Meeting.

Lucero, D., L. Bailey, M. Person, A. N Hughes, R. Krantz, S. Lingrey, M. Barton, P. Reiners, J. McIntosh, C. Neuzil, J. Thorson, 2020, Influence of internal fluid generation mechanisms on bleaching alteration in the Paradox Basin, GSA Annual Meeting.

Hughes, A.N., and C.D. Connors, Relaxed kinematic fault-bend folding constraints informed by mechanical modeling (poster), 2019, GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Hughes, A.N., L.J. Reeher, R.W. Krantz, S. Lingrey, G. Davis, M. Person, Stress field variability around salt structures evaluated through a comparison of natural fracture sets with mechanical models, Paradox Basin, Utah (oral), 2019, GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Connors, C.D., and A.N. Hughes (invited talk), Flexible approaches to kinematic forward modeling of fault-bend folding (oral), GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Reeher, L.J., A.N. Hughes, and G.H. Davis, Laramide deformation on the Colorado plateau analyzed through integrated structural techniques (oral), GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Reeher, L.J., G.H. Davis, A.N. Hughes, D. Streeter, C. Julius, Mechanical characterization and failure development within Jurassic sanstones proximate to salt structures, Paradox Basin, Southern Utah (poster), GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Person, M., J. McIntosh, G. Ferguson, D. Lucero, R. Krantz, S. Lingrey, A.N. Hughes, P.W. Reiners, J.P. Thorson, M.D. Barton, Hydrological constraints on Lisbon Valley copper mineralization within the Paradox Basin, Utah (oral), 2019, GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Lucero, D., M. Person, A.N. Hughes, M.D. Barton, P.W. Reiners, Influence of internal fluid generation mechanisms on copper mineralization in the Lisbon Valley, Paradox Basin, Utah (poster), GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Reiners, P.W., I. Barton, M.D. Barton, G.H. Davis, J. Kirk, R.W. Krantz, A.N. Hughes, J.C. McIntosh, M. Person, J.P. Thorson, Evolution of the Paradox Basin subsurface fluid-flow system and paleofluid-rock reaction products (poster), 2019, GSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Favorito, D.A., and A.N. Hughes, Empirical constraints on fault displacement vectors and implications for fault mechanics and strain prediction, Taranaki Basin, offshore New Zealand (oral), 2019, AAPG Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, A.N., and C.D. Connors, Flexible kinematic modeling approaches informed by observations from mechanical forward models and natural structures (oral), 2019, AAPG Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, A.N., and Favorito, D., Empirical observations and mechanical implications of fault displacement vectors within a complex fault system in the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, AGU Annual Meeting, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Hughes, A.N., Mechanical constraints on fault geometries and structural styles in extensional geologic settings (oral), AGU Annual Meeting, 2017, New Orleans, LA. Abstract

Hughes, A.N., Mechanical controls on structural styles in shortening environments: A Discrete Element Modeling Approach (oral), Fold and Thrust Belts: Structural Styles Evolution, and Exploration Conference, Geological Society of London, London, UK.

Hughes, A.N. Investigations into the mechanic and kinematics of extensional fault systems (oral), AAPG Annual Convention, 2017, Houston, TX. Abstract

Hughes, A.N. and J.H.Shaw (invited talk), Investigating the impact of mechanical properties on contractional fault-related folding style through discrete element modeling (oral), GSA Annual Meeting, 2016, Denver, CO, USA. Abstract

Eichelberger, N.W., A.G. Nunns, R.H. Groshong, A.N. Hughes, Predicting the dip and location of master faults beneath forced folds, GSA Annual Meeting, 2015, Baltimore, MD, USA. Abstract

Eichelberger, N., A.N. Hughes, and A. Nunns, Combining multiple quantitative structural analysis techniques to create robust structural interpretations (poster), GSA Annual Meeting, 2014, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Abstract

Hughes, A.N., Oblique structural growth and strain partitioning in the eastern offshore Niger Delta (oral), Subsurface Characterization Forum, 2014, The Woodlands, TX.

Hughes, A.N., R. Brandt, G. Snyder, M. Busby, Integrated analysis of tectonic framework and implications for the petroleum system in the South China Sea (oral), Subsurface Characterization Forum, 2014, The Woodlands, TX.

Hughes, A.N., and G. Snyder, Fault framework evaluation of the Usan West Field: implications for reservoir connectivity (poster), Subsurface Characterization Forum, 2014, The Woodlands, TX.

Hughes, A.N., N. P. Benesh, R. Alt II, and J.H. Shaw, A Discrete Element Modeling Approach to exploring the transition between fault-related folding styles, AGU Annual Conference, December, 2011, San Francisco, CA. Abstract

Hughes, A.N.,  N.P. Benesh, R.Alt II, and J.H. Shaw, Mechanical Modeling of Fault-propagation folds and comparison with observations from seismic reflection data and analog models (oral), GSA Annual Meeting, September, 2011, Minneapolis, MN. Abstract

Benesh, N.P., A.N. Hughes, R. Alt II, and J.H. Shaw, Mechanical basis of fault-bend folding (oral), GSA Annual Meeting, September, 2011, Minneapolis, MN. Abstract

Hughes, A.N., and J.H. Shaw, Variations in slip as an Indicator of Fault-related folding Style (oral), AAPG Annual Meeting, June, 2009, Denver, CO. Abstract

Connors, C.D., Levy, S. and Hughes, A.N. Forward and Inverse Modeling of Fault-Bend Folding, AAPG Annual Conference, April 2007, Long Beach, CA. Abstract

Hughes, A. N., Warren, L. M., Silver, P. G. Do Old Faults Ever Die? Fault Plane Orientations of Intraslab Earthquakes in the Tonga-Kermadec Subduction Zone, American Geophysical Union Meeting (poster), December 2005, San Francisco, CA. Abstract

Hughes, A. N., Bacastow, A. L., Hannah, P. T., Connors, C. D., Quantifying Strain in the Blue Ridge Using Skolithos as a Strain Marker, National Conference on Undergraduate Research (poster), April 2005.