David C. Engebretson Collection

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David C. Engebretson Collection

Western Collection: Engebretson, D. (Box)

Biographical Note

A scholar and teacher of geology, specializing in geophysics and tectonics, David C. Engebretson was educated at Olympic Community College, Bremerton, Wash., (AA, AS 1974), Western Washington University (BA (Mathematics) 1976), and Stanford University (MA (Geophysics) 1981; PhD (Geophysics) 1982). His doctoral dissertation was entitled Relative Motions Between Oceanic and Continental Plates in the Pacific Basic. Since 1984, he has been a member of  the faculty of the department of Geology at Western Washington University.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of monographs, articles, chapters, and other contributions primarily in the fields of tectonics and geophysics. The first published item is dated 1978. The collection is ongoing. It includes a Vita, ca. 2000.

Notes on Arrangement

The collection is housed in an archival box. Items are ordered chronologically by date of publication, sub-arranged alphabetically by title or by publication name in cases of a common publication date. The arrangement of the collection is by Special Collections.


The collection is the gift of David C. Engebretson to Special Collections for The Western Collection.

Copyright Notice

Material in this collection may be under copyright.



Vita. David C. Engebretson. (2000?).

Kelsey, H., C. E. Mitchell, R. J. Weldon, D. Engebretson, R. Ricknor, J. Bockheim.  "Latitudinal Variation in Surface Uplift from Geodetic, Wave-Cut Platform and Topographic Data, Cascadia Margin." Unknown source; undated.

Engebretson, David C. and Myrl E. Beck Jr.  "On the Shape of Directional Data Sets." Journal of Geophysical Research 83:B12 (1978): 5979-5982. 2 copies.

Beck, M. E., R. F. Burmester, D. C. Engebretson, R. Schoonover.  "Northward Translation of Mesezoic Batholiths, Western North America: Paleomagnetic Evidence and Tectonic Significance." Geofisica Internacional 20:3 (1981):143-162.

Beck, Myrl E. and David C. Engebretson.  "Paleomagnetism of Small Basalt Exposures in the West Puget Sound Area, Washington, and Speculations on the Accretionary Origin of the Olympic Mountains." Journal of Geophysical Research 87:B5 (1982): 3755-3760.

Wells, R. E., D. C. Engebretson, P. D. Snavely, and R. S. Coe.  "Cenozoic Plate Motions and the Volcano-Tectonic Evolution of Western Oregon and Washington." Tectonics 3:2 (1984): 275-294.

Engebretson, D. C., A. Cox and G. A. Thompson. "Correlation of Plate Motions with Continental Tectonics: Laramide to Basin-Range." Tectonics 3:2 (1984): 115-119. 4 copies.

Henderson, Laurel, and Richard Gordon, David C. Engebretson. "Mesozoic Aseismic Ridges on the Farallon Plate and Southward Migration of Shallow Subduction during the Laramide Orogeny." Tectonics 3:2 (1984): 121-132. 3 copies.

Wallace, Wesley K., David C. Engebretson.  "Relationships between Plate Motions and Late Cretaceous to Paleogene Magmatism in Southwestern Alaska." Tectonics 3:2 (1984): 295-315. 3 copies.

Engebretson, David C. and Allan Cox, Richard G. Gordon.  "Relative Motions between Oceanic Plates of the Pacific Basin." Journal of Geophysical Research 89:B12 (1984): 10,291-10,310.

Cox, Allan & David Engebretson.  "Change in Motion of Pacific Plate at 5 Mry BP." Nature 313:6002 (1985): 472-474. 2 copies.

Engebretson, David C., Allan Cox, Richard G. Gordon.  Relative Motions between Oceanic and Continental Plates in the Pacific Basin. Boulder, Colo.: Geological Society of America, 1985. Special paper (Geological Society of America); 206. 2 copies.

Blake, M. C., D. C. Engebretson, A. S. Jayko, D. L. Jones.  "Tectonostratigraphic Terranes in Southwest Oregon." Tectonostratigraphic Terranes of the Circum-Pacific Region. Houston: Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, 1985. 146-157. 2 copies.

Gromme, C. Sherman, Myrl E. Beck, Ray E. Wells, and David C. Engebretson.  "Paleomagnetism of the Tertiary Clarno Formation of Central Oregon and Its Significance for the Tectonic History of the Pacific Northwest." Journal of Geophysical Research 91:B14 (1986): 14,089-14,103. 3 copies.

Engebretson, David C., Allan Cox and Michel Debiche.  "Reconstructions, Plate Interactions, and Trajectories of Oceanic and Continental Plates in the Pacific Basin." Circum-Pacific Orogenic Belts and Evolution of the Pacific Ocean Basin. Washington, D. C.: American Geophysical Union, 1987. 19-27.

Engebretson, David C.  "Northeast Pacific-North America Plate Kinematics Since 70 MA." Symposium on Northeast Pacific-North America Plate Interactions throughout the Cenozoic. Victoria, B. C.: Pacific Section of the Geological Association of Canada, 1989. [8]-[10].

Engebretson, David C., Kevin P. Kelley, Harold J. Cashman, Mark A. Richards.  "180 Years of Subduction." GSA Today 2 (1992): [93]-95, 100. 2 copies.

Richards, Mark A. & David C. Engebretson.  "Large-Scale Mantle Convection and the History of the Subduction." Nature 355 (1992): 437-440.

Babcock, R. S., R. F. Burmester, D. C. Engebretson, and A. Warnock.  "A Rifted Margin Origin for the Crescent Basalts and Related Rocks in the Northern Coast Range Volcanic Province, Washington and British Columbia." Journal of Geophysical Research 97:B5 (1992): 6799-6821.

Warnock, Andrew C., Russell F. Burmester, and David C. Engebretson.  "Paleomagnetism and Tectonics of the Crescent Formation, Northern Olympic Mountains, Washington." Journal of Geophysical Research 98:B7 (1993): 11,729-11,741. 2 copies.

Kelsey, Harvey M., David C. Engebretson, Clifton E. Mitchell, and Robert L. Ticknor.  "Topographic Form of the Coast Ranges of the Cascadia Margin in Relation to Coastal Uplift Rates and Plate Subduction." Journal of Geophysical Research 99:B6 (1994): 12,245-12,255. 2 copies.

Engebretson, Dave. "1996 IRIS Workshop San Juan Islands Field Trip." 1996. 

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