James R. Rice

Mallinckrodt Professor of Engineering Sciences and Geophysics
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
E-mail: rice@esag.harvard.edu
Page: http://esag.harvard.edu/rice/

Fields of interest:

  • Theoretical mechanics in earth and environmental sciences: earthquake source processes, fault rupture dynamics, lithospheric stressing and seismicity, hydrologic processes, pore fluid interaction with deformation and failure of earth materials, landslides and debris flows, episodic glacial motion.


Recent publications:

J.R. Rice and K. Uenishi:
Rupture nucleation on an interface with a power-law relation between stress and displacement discontinuity,
Int. J. Fracture,Vol. 163, No. 1-2, (2010), pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s10704-010-9478-5.

P. Segall, A.M. Rubin, A.M. Bradley and J.R. Rice:
Dilatant strengthening as a mechanism for slow slipevents,
J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 115, (2010), B12305, doi:10.1029/2010JB007449.

E.L. Templeton, H.S. Bhat, R. Dmowska and J.R. Rice:
Dynamic rupture through a branched fault configuration at Yucca Mountain, and resulting ground motions,
Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., Vol. 100, No. 4, (2010), pp. 1485-1497, doi: 10.1785/0120090121.

V.C. Tsai and J.R. Rice:
A model for turbulent hydraulic fracture and application to crack propagation at glacier beds,
J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 115, (2010), F03007, doi:10.1029/2009JF001474.

R.C. Viesca and J.R. Rice:
Modeling slope instability as shear rupture propagation in a saturated porous medium,
In: D.C. Mosher, R.C. Shipp, L. Moscardelli, J.D. Chaytor, C.D.P. Baxter, H.J. Lee and R. Urgeles(eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol. 28, I, (2010), Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 215-225, doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3071-9_18.

Y. Liu and J.R. Rice:
Slow slip predictions based on granite and gabbro friction data compared to GPS measurements in northern Cascadia,
J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 114, (2009), B09407, doi:10.1029/2008JB006142.

H. Noda, E.M. Dunham and J.R. Rice:
Earthquake ruptures with thermal weakening and the operation of major faults at low overall stress levels,
J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 114, (2009), B07302, doi:10.1029/2008JB006143.

J.R. Rice, E.M. Dunham and H. Noda:
Thermo- and hydro-mechanical processes along faults during rapid slip,
In: Y. Hatzor, J. Sulem and I. Vardoulakis(eds.),Proc. Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on Shear Physics “ Meso-scale in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics”, 26-30 January 2009, Ein Gedi, Israel, (2009), CRC Press, pp. 3-16.

E.L. Templeton, A. Baudet, H.S. Bhat, R. Dmowska, J.R. Rice, A.J. Rosakis and C.-E. Rousseau:
Finite element simulations of dynamic shear rupture experiments and dynamic path selection along kinked and branched faults,
J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 114, (2009), B08304, doi:10.1029/2008JB006174.

E.M. Dunham and J.R. Rice:
Earthquake slip between dissimilar poroelastic materials,
J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 113, B09304, (2008), doi:10.1029/2007JB005405, 20 pp.