Department Head, Geosciences and Natural Resources
Associate Professor, Geology
Office Address: Stillwell Building 331A
Areas of Interest:
Structural geology and plate tectonic history, especially Appalachian and Precambrian Australia; relationship between bedrock structures and slope stability.
Selected Conference Presentations: (undergraduate co-authors indicated by *)
*Keever, Jr., M., Waters-Tormey, C. , Mills, R., 2016. Field and geochemical constraints on the origin of the Panthertown Valley felsic complex: western NC. Geological Society of AmericaAbstracts with Programs 48, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273879.
*Allen, K., *Haddon, A., *Brazelton J., *Dodgin, L., *Gatlin, J., *Hartigan, S., *Howard, S., *Lilly, C., *Reiford, M., Waters-Tormey, C. , 2016. Using ductile strain patterns to infer development of fractures: an example from the Panthertown conservation area, NC. Geological Society of AmericaAbstracts with Programs 48, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273402.
Waters-Tormey, C. , *Fowler, A., Beyer, E., Reno, B., Weisheit, A., Whelan, J., 2015. Constraints on the evolution of structural compartments with unconventional reservoir potential in the southeastern Georgina Basin area, Australia, from adjacent basement exposures. American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention Abstracts.
*Fowler, A., Waters-Tormey, C. , 2015. Microstructural evidence of cyclic hydraulic and cataclastic brecciation in a dilational fault zone, Jervois Range region, Central Australia. Geological Society of AmericaAbstracts with Programs 47, p. 78.
*Williams, G., Waters-Tormey, C. , Kinner, D., 2015. Fold-related structures: implications for variability in groundwater storage and recharge in the Blue Ridge, western North Carolina. GSA Abstracts with Programs 47, p. 78.
Waters-Tormey, C. , Ashley, K.T., Tracy, R., 2014. Two-stage deformation, and two styles of localization, in a deep crustal normal sense shear zone: Mount Hay block, Central Australia. GSA Abstracts with Programs 46, p. 238.
*Williams, G., Waters-Tormey, C. , Kinner, D., 2014. Relationships between fracture patterns and km-scale structures in low-porosity rock as inferred from geomorphology: implications for fluid/gas storage and permeability. GSA Abstracts with Programs 46, p. 97.
Waters-Tormey, C. , Whelan, J., Kositcin, N., Beyer, E., Kraus, S., Reno, B., 2014. Using basement exposures to better understand influence of deep structure on the structural evolution of intracontinental basins with unconventional reservoir potential. AAPG Annual Convention Abstracts.
Whelan, J.A., Beyer, E.E., Reno, B.L., Kraus, S., Kositcin, N., Waters-Tormey, C. , 2014. Building on the geological framework of the eastern Arunta Region: recent regional geological investigations in the Jervois Range area. In, Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES), Abstracts. Northern Territory Geological Survey, Record 2014-001.
*Weir, A. F., *Harrison, C.S., *Wiggins, J.N., Waters-Tormey, C. , Jones, D., 2012. The Capricorn Ridge shear zone: an exposed natural laboratory in central Australia and its implication on strain localization during crustal extension. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44, p. 8.
*Savitsky, L., Waters-Tormey, C. , Kinner, D., Campbell, T., 2011. Groundwater flow through fractures in crystalline rock in the Coweeta group at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, North Carolina. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43, p. 6.