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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

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Professor Robert Holdsworth - all publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Pless, J.C., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Jones, R.R., Holdsworth, R.E., Conway, A. & Krabbendam, M. (2015). 3D characterization of fracture systems using Terrestrial Laser Scanning: an example from the Lewisian basement of NW Scotland. In Industrial Structural Geology: Principles, Techniques & Integration. Richards, F.J., Richardson, N.J., Rippington, S.J., Wilson, R.W. & Bond, C.E. London: Geological Society of London. 421: 125-141.
  • Alsop, G.I & Holdsworth, R.E (2006). Flow perturbation folding in shear zones. In Continental Tectonics. In: Ries, A. (ed) London: Geological Society, London, Spec.
  • Strachan, R.A, Woodcock, N.H & Holdsworth, R.E (2006). Geology and Tectonics. In Physical Geography of the British Isles. In: Parker, A. (ed)
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Alsop, G.I & Strachan, R.A (2006). Tectonic stratigraphy and structural continuity of the northernmost Moine Thrust Zone and Moine Nappe, Scottish Caledonides. In Continental Tectonics. In: Ries, A. (ed) London: Geological Society, London, Spec.
  • Jones, R.R, McCaffrey, K.J.W, Wilson, R.W & Holdsworth, R.E (2005). Digital field data acquisition: towards increased quantification of uncertainty during geological mapping. In Geological Prior Information: Informing Science and Engineering. Curtis, A. & Wood, R. London: Geological Society. Geological Society Special Publication 239: 43-56.
  • Alsop, G.I & Holdsworth, R.E. (2004). Shear zone folds: records of flow perturbations or structural inheritance?. In Flow Processes in Faults and Shear Zones. Alsop, G.I., Holdsworth, R.E., McCaffrey, K.J.W. & Hand, M. London: Geological Society. 177-199.
  • Alsop, G.I & Holdsworth, R.E (2004). Shear zones - an introduction and overview. In Flow Processes in Faults and Shear Zones. In: Alsop, G.I., Holdsworth, R.E., McCaffrey, K.J.W. and Hand, M. (eds) London: Geological Society, London, Spec. 224: 1-9.
  • McCaffrey, K.J.W, Sleight, J.M, Pugliese, S & Holdsworth, R.E (2003). Fracture formation and evolution in crystalline rocks: Insights from attribute analysis. In Hydrocarbons in Crystalline rocks. Petford, N. & McCaffrey, K. (eds) Geological Society of London, Special Publication. 214: 109-124.
  • Storti, F, Holdsworth, R.E & Salvini, F (2003). Intraplate strike-slip deformation belts. In Intraplate Strike-Slip Deformation Belts. In: Storti, F., & Holdsworth, R.E. & Salvini (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 210: 1-14.
  • Storti, F, Holdsworth, R.E & Salvini, F. (2003). Preface. In Intraplate Strike-Slip Deformation Belts. In: Storti Storti, F., Holdsworth, R.E. & Salvini (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 210.
  • Turner, J.P. & Holdsworth, R.E. (2002). Extensional tectonics: faulting and related processes. In Extensional Tectonics: Faulting & Related Processes (Part 2). Holdsworth, R.E. & Turner, J.P. London: Geological Society. 1-9.
  • Turner, J.P. & Holdsworth, R.E. (2002). Extensional Tectonics: Regional-scale Processes. In Extensional Tectonics: Regional-scale Processes (part 1). Holdsworth, R.E. & Turner, J.P. London: Geological Society. 1-9.
  • Beacom, L.E, Holdsworth, R.E, McCaffrey, K.J.W & Anderson, T.B (2001). A quantitative study of the influence of pre-existing heterogeneities upon fracture-zone development during basement reactivation. In The Nature and Tectonic Significance of Fault Zone Weakening. In: & Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A., Magloughlin, J.F. & Knipe, R.J. (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 186: 195-211.
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Hand, M, Miller, J.A & Buick, I.S (2001). Continental reactivation and reworking: an introduction. In Continental Reactivation and. In: Miller, J.A., Holdsworth, R.E., Buick, I.S. & Hand, M. (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 184: 1-12.
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Strachan, R.A, Magloughlin, J.F & Knipe, R.J (2001). Preface. In The Nature and Tectonic Significance of Fault Zone Weakening. In: Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A., Magloughlin, J.F. & Knipe, R.J. (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 186.
  • Rutter, E.H, Holdsworth, R.E & Knipe, R.J (2001). The nature and tectonic significance of fault zone weakening: an introduction. In The Nature and Tectonic Significance of Fault Zone Weakening. In: Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A., Magloughlin, J.F. & Knipe, R.J. (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 186: 1-11.
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Stewart, M, Imber, J & Strachan, R.A (2001). The structure and rheological evolution of reactivated continental fault zones: a review and case study. In Continental Reactivation and Reworking. Miller, J.A., Holdsworth, J.A., Holdsworth, R.E., Buick, I.S. & Hand, M. London: Geological Society Publishing House. 184: 115-137.
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Woodcock, N.G & Strachan,R.A. (2000). Geological framework of Britain and Ireland. In The Geological History of Britain and Ireland. In: Woodcock, N.G. & Strachan, R.A. (eds) Blackwell Science Ltd. 19-37.
  • Strachan, R.A & Holdsworth, R.E (2000). Late Neoproterozoic (<750 Ma) to Early Ordovician passive margin sedimentation along the Laurentian margin of Iapetus. In The Geological History of Britain and Ireland. In: Woodcock, N.G. & Strachan, R.A. (eds) Blackwell Science Ltd. 73-87.
  • Strachan, R.A & Holdsworth, R.E (2000). Proterozoic sedimentation, orogensis and magmatism on the Laurentian Craton (2500-750Ma). In The Geological History of Britain and Ireland. In: Woodcock, N.G. & Strachan, R.A. (eds) Blackwell Science Ltd. 52-72.
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Strachan, R.A & Dewey, J.D (1998). Preface. In Continental Transpressional and Transtensional Tectonics. Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A. & & Dewey, J.F. (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 135.
  • Jones, R.R & Holdsworth, R.E (1998). Oblique simple shear in transpression zones. In Continental Transpressional and Transtensional Tectonics. Holdsworth, R.E Strachan, R.A & Dewey, J.F. (eds) London: Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. 135: 35-40.
  • Dewey, J.F, Holdsworth, R.E & Strachan, R.A (1998). Transpression and transtension zones. In Continental Transpressional and Transtensional. Holdsworth, R.E, Strachan, R.A & Dewey, J.F London: Spec. Publ. geol. Soc. 135: 1-14.
  • Strachan, R.A, Chadwick, R, Friend, C.R.L, Holdsworth, R.E & Tribe, I.R (1995). New Perspectives on the Caledonian Orogeny in the North-East Greenland. In Current Perspectives in the Appalachian - Caledonian Orogen. Hibbard, J.P, van Staal, C.R & Cawood, P.A. Special Paper of the Geological Association of Canada. 41: 303-322.
  • D'Lemos, R.S & Holdsworth, R.E (1995). Sm-Nd isotopic characteristics in the northeastern Gander Zone, Newfoundland Appalachians. In Current Perspectives in the Appalachian - Caledonian Orogen. Hibbard, J.P, van Staal, C.R & Cawood, P.A. Special Paper of the Geological Association of Canada. 41: 239-252.
  • Holdsworth, R.E, Strachan, R.A & Harris, A.L (1994). Moine Supergroup. In A Revised Correlation of Precambrian Rocks in the British Isles. Gibbons, W.A & Harris, A.L. London: Spec. Rep. of the geol. Soc. 23-32.
  • Holdsworth, R.E & Grant, C.J (1990). Convergence - related 'dynamic spreading' in a mid-crustal ductile thrust zone: a possible orogenic wedge model. In Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics. Knipe, R.J & Rutter, E.H. London: Spec. Publ. geol. Soc. 54: 491-500.
  • Moorhouse, S.J, Moorhouse, V.E & Holdsworth, R.E (1988). Excursion 12: North Sutherland. In An Excursion Guide to the Moine Geology of the Scottish Highlands. Allison et al. (eds) Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. 216-49.
  • Barr, D, Strachan, R.A, Holdsworth, R.E & Roberts, A M (1988). Summary of the geology of the Moine. In An Excursion Guide to the Moine Geology of the Scottish Highlands. In: Allison et al. (eds) Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. 11-38.

Conference Proceeding

  • Holdsworth, R.E, Bailey, W.R, Imber, J, Butler, C.A & Lloyd, G.E (1997). The structural role played by fluids during reactivation of mid-crustal and upper mantle fault zones.

Edited book

  • Alsop, G.I., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Holdsworth, R.E. & Hand, M. (2004). Flow Processes in Faults and Shear Zones. Spec. Pub. Geol. Soc., London.
  • Storti, F., Holdsworth, R.E. & Salvini, F. (2003). Intraplate Strike-Slip Deformation Belts. Spec. Pub. Geol. Soc., London.
  • Turner, J.P. & Holdsworth, R.E. (2002). Extensional Tectonics: Faulting & Related Processes (Part 2). Key Issues in Earth Sciences, 2. London: Geological Society.
  • Turner, J.P. & Holdsworth, R.E. (2002). Extensional Tectonics: Regional-scale Processes (part 1). Key Issues in Earth Sciences, 2. London: Geological Society.
  • Miller, J.A., Holdsworth, R.E., Buick, I.S. & Hand, M. (2001). Continental Reactivation and Reworking. Spec. Pub. Geol. Soc., London.
  • Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A., Magloughlin, J.F. & Knipe, R.J. (2001). The Nature and Tectonic Significance of Fault Zone Weakening. Spec. Pub. Geol. Soc., London.
  • Holdsworth, R.E., Strachan, R.A. & Dewey, J.F. (1998). Continental Transpressional and Transtensional Tectonics. Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. London.

Journal Article

Report

  • ONR (Forthcoming). TAG 013 ANNEX 1 – EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS. ONR document.
  • ONR Expert Panel on Seismic Hazard and Climate Change. (2017). Seismic Hazard Assessment for Nuclear Sites. ONR Expert Panel Report No: 1/15-EP-SH-GEN.
  • ONR Expert Panel on Seismic Hazard and Climate Change. (2016). Evaluation of the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and Capable Faulting Hazard for the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Site. ONR Expert Panel Report No: 1/16-EP-SH-HPC.
  • Daniels, S.,, Holdsworth R.E., , Tucker, M., Oxlade, D., Vsemirnova, E., Roberts, A., Wilkinson, M., Woods, C. & Jarvis, Z. (2016). Integrated Zechstein Study: Observations of Breccia and Breccia Pipes at Marsden Bay, Tyne and Wear. Confidential multi-client report, Geospatial Research Ltd, 90pp.
  • Long, J., Daniels, S., Holdsworth R.E., , Oxlade, D., Woods, C., Gilment, S., Roberts, A., Jarvis, Z., & Jones, R.R. (2016). Integrated Zechstein Study: Fracture Analysis Report. Confidential multi-client report, Geospatial Research Ltd, 187pp.
  • Daniels, S.,, Long, J., Tucker, M., Mawson, M., Holdsworth R.E., , Wilkinson, M., & Gluyas, J. (2016). The Integrated Zechstein Study: An Overview. Confidential multi-client report, Geospatial Research Ltd, 16pp.
  • Holdsworth, R.E. & McCaffrey, K.J.W. (2016). Understanding the Clair field basement and its associated fracture systems: implications for reservoir appraisal. Confidential Final report for the Clair JVG.
  • Jones, R. Imber, J., Holdsworth, R.E. & McCaffrey, K. (2007). Outcrop Data as an Analogue to HEX Lewisian Basement Acreage: Analysis of Fracturing on Lewis & Harris, Outer Hebrides. Consultancy Report commissioned by Hurricane Exploration plc. Consultancy Report commissioned by Hurricane Exploration.
  • Holdsworth, R.E., McCaffrey, K., Jones, R. & Imber, J. (2007). Outcrop Data as an Analogue to HEX Lewisian Basement Acreage: Characterisation of Lewisian Fracturing in Scotland & the Møre-Trøndelag Fault Zone in Norway. Consultancy Report commissioned by Hurricane Exploration plc. Consultancy Report commissioned by Hurricane Exploration plc.
  • O'Brien, S.J & Holdsworth, R.E (1992). Geological development of the Avalon Zone, the easternmost Gander Zone, and the ductile Dover Fault in the Glovertown (NTS 2D/9, East Half) map area, eastern Newfoundland. Current Res., Newf. Dept. Mines & Energy Report.
  • O'Brien, S.J, O'Neill, P.P & Holdsworth, R.E (1991). Preliminary geological map of part of the Glovertown 2D/9 map area, Newfoundland. Newfoundland Dept. of Energy & Mines - Geological Survey Branch.