Field-based structural studies aimed at understanding the tectonic evolution of mountain belts
Finite strain and strain history analysis aimed at defining deformational patterns and kinematics of structures at all scales
Microstructural and textural studies to determine grain-scale
deformation mechanisms in rocks and their implications for large-scale
mechanics of deformation
Geometrical, theoretical and mathematical modeling studies to place constraints on kinematics and mechanics of deformation
Current research is focused on understanding the role of fluids and fluid flow in the evolution of fold-thrust belts through the use of various structural and geochemical tools
Courses Offered (subject to change)
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY (Every year)
STRUCTURE AND TECTONICS OF MOUNTAIN BELTS (Every other year)
GEOMETRY AND MECHANICS OF THRUST FAULTS (every other year)
MATERIAL PROPERTIES OF DEFORMED ROCKS
STRESS AND STRAIN IN ROCKS
TOPICS IN ADVANCED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Goteti, R., Mitra, G., Becene, A., Sussman, A., Lewis, C. (2013):Three-dimensional finite element modeling of fault interactions in rift-scalenormal fault systems: Implications for the late Cenozoic Rio Grande rift of north-central New Mexico. Geological Society of America Special Paper 494,157-184.
Kwon, S., Mitra, G. (2012): An alternative interpretation for the map expression of"abrupt" changes in lateral stratigraphic level near transverse zones infold-thrust belts. GEOSCIENCE FRONTIERS 3, 401-406.
Mitra, G., Bhattacharyya, K., Mukul, M. (2010): The Lesser Himalayan duplex in Sikkim: Implications for variations in Himalayan shortening. Journal Geol. Soc. of India 75, 289-301.
Bhattacharyya,K., Mitra, G. (2009): A new kinematic evolutionary model for the growth of a duplex – an example from the Rangit duplex, Sikkim Himalaya, India. Gondwana Research 16, 697-715.
Mookerjee, M., Mitra, G. (2009): Understanding kinematic data from the Moine thrust zone in terms of a kinematics-based mathematical model of deforming thrust wedges. Journal of Structural Geology 31, 1556-1572.
Kwon, S., Sajeev, K., Mitra, G., Park, Y., Kim, S. W., Ryu, I-C. (2009): Evidence for Permo-Triassic collisionin Far East Asia: the Korean collisional orogen. Earth & Planetary ScienceLetters 279, 340-349.
Kwon,S., Mitra, G., Perucchio, R. (2007): The Effect of Predeformational Basin Geometry in the Kinematic Evolution of a Thin-skinned Orogenic Wedge: Insights from Three-dimensional Finite Element Modeling of the Provo Salient, Sevier FTB, Utah. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, B02403.
Ismat,Z., Mitra, G. (2005): Folding by cataclastic flow: evolution of controlling factors during deformation. Journal of Structural Geology, 27, 2181-2203.
Ismat,Z., Mitra, G. (2005): Fold-thrust belt evolution expressed in an internal thrust sheet, Sevier orogen: The role of cataclastic flow. Geological Society of America Bulletin 117, 764-782.
Kwon,S., Mitra, G. (2004): Strain distribution, strain history and kinematic evolution associated with the formation of arcuate salients in fold-thrust belts: the example of the Provosalient, Sevier orogen, Utah. In "Orogenic Curvature: Integrating Paleomagnetic and Structural Analyses", eds. A. J. Sussman & A. B.Weil, Geological Society of America Special Paper 383, 205-223.
Kwon,S., Mitra, G. (2004): Three-dimensional finite-element modeling of a thin-skinned fold-thrust belt wedge: Provo salient, Sevier belt, Utah. GEOLOGY 32, 561-564.
Mitra, G., Ismat, Z. (2001): Microfracturing associated with reactivated fault zones and shear zones: what can it tell us about deformation history? In "The Nature and Tectonic significance of Fault Zone Weakening", eds. R. E.Holdsworth, R. A. Strachan, J. F. Magloughlin & R. J. Knipe, Geological Society of London Special Publication 186, 113-140.
Ismat,Z., Mitra, G. (2001): Folding by cataclastic flow at shallow crustal levels in the Canyon Range, Sevier orogenic belt, west-central Utah. Journal of Structural Geology 23, 355-378.
Gray,M. B., Mitra,G. (1999): Ramifications off our-dimensional progressive deformation in contractional mountain belts. Journal of Structural Geology 21, 1151-1160.
Mukul,M., Mitra, G. (1998): Finite strain and strain variation analysis in the Sheep rock thrust sheet, an internal thrust sheet in the Provo salient of the Sevier fold-and-thrust belt, central Utah. Journal of Structural Geology 20, 385-406.
Mitra, G. (1997): Evolution of salients in a fold-and-thrustbelt: the effects of sedimentary basin geometry, strain distribution and critical taper, p. 59-90. In "Evolution of Geological Structures in Micro- to Macro-scales", edited by S. Sengupta. Chapman & Hall, London.
Mitra, G., Sussman, A. J. (1997): Structural evolution of connecting splay duplexes and their implications for critical taper: an example based on geometry and kinematics of the Canyon Range culmination, Sevier Belt, central Utah. Journal of Structural Geology 19, 503-521.
McNaught, M., Mitra, G. (1996): The use of finite strain data in constructing a retro deformable cross section of the Meade thrust sheet, southeastern Idaho. Journal of Structural Geology 18, 573-583.
DeCelles,P. G., Mitra, G. (1995): History of the Sevier orogenic wedge in terms of critical taper models, northeast Utah and southwest Wyoming. Geological Society of America Bulletin 107, 454-462.
Srivastava, P., Mitra, G. (1994): Thrust geometries and deep structure of the Outer and Lesser Himalaya, Kumaon and Garhwal (India): Implications for evolution of the Himalayan fold-and-thrust belt. Tectonics, 13, 89-109.
Mitra, G. (1994): Strain variation in thrust sheets and across the Sevier fold-and-thrust belt (Idaho -Utah - Wyoming): Inplications for section restoration and wedge taper evolution. Journal of Structural Geology 16, 585-602.
Newman,J., Mitra, G. (1994): Fluid-influenced deformation and recrystallization of dolomite at low temperatures along a natural fault zone, Mountain City Window, Tennessee. Geological Society of America Bulletin 106, 1267-1280.
Newman,J., Mitra, G. (1993): Lateral variations in fault zone thickness as influenced by fluid-rock interactions, Linville Falls fault, North Carolina. Journal of Structural Geology 15, 849-863.
Gray, M. B., Mitra, G. (1993): Migration of deformation fronts during progressive deformation: Evidence from detailed structural studies in the Pennsylvania Anthracite region, U.S.A. Journal of Structural Geology 15, 435-449.
Mitra, G. (1992): Deformation of granitic basement rocks along fault zones at shallow to intermediate crustal levels. In "Structural Geology of Fold and thrust Belts", eds. S. Mitra and G.W.Fisher, 123-144.
G. M., Mitra,
G. (1990): Strain fabric associated
with the Meade thrust implications for cross-section balancing. Journal of Structural Geology 12, 403-417.
Wojtal, S., Mitra, G. (1986): Strain hardening and strain softening in
fault zones from foreland thrusts.
Geological Society of America Bulletin 97, 674-687.
Mitra, G., Boyer,
S.E. (1986): Energy balance and deformation mechanisms of
duplexes. Journal of Structural Geology
Mitra, G., Yonkee,
W.A. (1985): Relationship of Spaced Cleavage to folds and
thrusts in the Idaho-Utah-Wyoming thrust belt.
Journal of Structural Geology 7, 361-373.
Mitra, G. (1984): Brittle to ductile transition due to large
strains along the White Rock thrust, Wind River Mountains, Wyoming: Journal of Structural Geology 6, 51-61.
Elliott, D. (1980): Deformation of
basement in the Blue Ridge and the development of the South Mountain
cleavage. Proceedings "Caledonides
in the USA: I.G.C.P. Project 27: Caledonide Orogen, Va. Polytech. Inst. and
State Univ. Memoir 2, 307-312.
(1979): Ductile deformation zones in
Blue Ridge basement rocks and estimation of finite strains. Geological Society
of America Bulletin Part I, 90, 935-951.