Thomas D. Hoisch
Professor of Geology
Northern Arizona University
metamorphic petrology,
tectonics
thomas.hoisch@nau.edu
Phone: (928) 523-1904

 

 

 


 

THERMOD  software

Teaching

Courses I regularly teach:

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Publications

Craddock Affinati, S., Hoisch, T. D., Wells, M. L., & Vervoort, J. D, 2019, Pressure-temperature-time paths from the Funeral Mountains, California, reveal Jurassic retroarc underthrusting during early Sevier orogenesis. Geological Society of America Bulletin. DOI: 10.1130/B35095.1;

Porter, R., Hoisch, T. D., & Holt, W., 2017, The Role of Lower-Crustal Hydration in the Tectonic Evolution of the Colorado Plateau. Tectonophysics, 712-713, 221-231.

Kelly, E.D., Hoisch, T.D., Wells, M.L., Vervoort, J.D., & Beyene, MA., 2015, An Early Cretaceous garnet pressure-temperature path recording synconvergent burial and exhumation from the hinterland of the Sevier orogenic belt, Albion Mountains, Idaho: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 170,  n. 20, 22 p., doi: 10.1007/s00410-015-1171-2

Cruz-Uribe, A.M., Hoisch, T.D., Wells, M.L., Vervoort, J.D., and Mazdab, F.K., 2015, Linking thermodynamic modeling, Lu-Hf geochronology, and trace elements in garnet: New P-T-t paths from the Sevier hinterland:  Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 33, p. 763-781, doi:10.1111/jmg.12151

Hoisch, T.D., Wells, M.L., Beyene, M.A., Styger, S., and Vervoort, J.D., 2014, Jurassic Barrovian metamorphism in a western U.S. Cordilleran metamorphic core complex, Funeral Mountains, California:  Geology, v. 42. p. 399–402, doi:10.1130/G35352.1

Stone, P., Stevens, C.H., Howard, K.A., and Hoisch, T.D., 2013, Stratigraphy and paleogeographic significance of the Pennsylvanian-Permian Bird Spring Formation in the Ship Mountains, southeastern California: U.S.G.S. Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5109

Wells, M.L., and Hoisch, T.D, 2012, Reply to comment by E.L. Miller, A. Konstantinou, and A. Strickland on “Geodynamics of synconvergent extension and tectonic mode switching: constraints from the Sevier-Laramide orogeny.”  Tectonics, 31, TC4016, doi:10.1029/2012TC003136.

Wells, M.L., Hoisch, T.D., Cruz-Uribe, A.M., and Vervoort, J.D., 2012, Geodynamics of synconvergent extension and tectonic mode switching:  constraints from the Sevier-Laramide orogen:  Tectonics, v. 31, TC1002, doi:10.1029/2011TC002913, 2012, 20 p.

Hoisch, T.D., Austin, B.A., Newell, S., and Manone, M.F., 2010, Application of tablet PCs to lecture demonstrations on mineral optics:  J. Geoscience Education, v. 58, p. 221-231.

Hoisch, T.D., and Bowie, J.I., 2010, Assessing factors that influence the recruitment of majors from introductory geology classes at Northern Arizona University. J. Geoscience Education, v. 58, p. 166-176.

Hoisch, T.D., 2010, Student perceptions of geology and implications for choosing among different science majors:  Geoscience Currents #36, American Geological Institute (Invited).  http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/Currents/Currents-036-StudentPerceptionsNAU.pdf

Hoisch, T.D, Wells, M.L., and Grove, M., 2008, Age trends in garnet-hosted monazite inclusions from upper amphibolite facies schist from the Grouse Creek Mountains, Utah.  Geochim. Cosmochim Acta, v. 72, p. 5505-5520.

Wells, M.L., Spell, T.L., Hoisch, T.D., and Zanetti, K.A., 2008, Laserprobe 40Ar/39Ar dating of strain fringes:  Mid-Cretaceous synconvergent orogen-parallel extension in the interior of the Sevier orogen:  Tectonics, v. 27, TC3012, doi:10.1029/2007TC002153.

Everett, B.C., and Hoisch T.D, 2008, Conditions of metamorphism of the Colorado Yule Marble:  Mountain Geologist, v. 45, p. 69-76.

Wells, M.L., and Hoisch, T.D., 2008, The role of mantle delamination in widespread Late Cretaceous extension and magmatism in the Cordilleran orogen, western United States:  Geological Society of America Bull., v. 120, p. 515-530.

Harris, C.R., Hoisch, T.D., and Wells, M.L., 2007, Construction of a composite pressure-temperature path:  revealing the synorogenic burial and exhumation history of the Sevier hinterland, U.S.A.:  Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 25, p. 915-934

Hoisch, T.D., 2005, THERMOD7:  A general two-dimensional numerical modeling program for heat conduction and advection, with special application to faults.  Computers & Geosciences, v. 31, 698-703

Hoisch, T.D., Wells, M.L., and Hanson, L.M., 2002, Pressure-temperature paths from garnet-zoning:  evidence for multiple episodes of thrust burial in the hinterland of the Sevier orogenic belt:  American Mineralogist, v. 87, p. 115-131.

Hoisch, T.D., 2000, Conditions of metamorphism in lower plate rocks at Bare Mountain Nevada–Implications for extensional faulting, in Geological and Geophysical Characterization Studies of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, A Potential High-Level Radioactive-Waste Repository:  U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 058, CD-ROM Chapter B.

Wells, M.L., Hoisch, T.D., Peters, M.T., Miller, D.M., Wolff, E.D. and Hanson, L.M., 1998, The Mahogany Peaks fault, a Late Cretaceous-Paleocene normal fault in the hinterland of the Sevier Orogen:  Journal of Geology, v. 106, p. 623-634.

Wells, M.L., Hoisch, T.D., Hanson, L.M, Wolff, E.D, and Struthers, J., 1997, Large magnitude crustal thickening and repeated extensional exhumation in the Raft River, Grouse Creek, and Albion Mountains, Brigham Young University Geological Studies, v. 42, pt. 1, p. 325-340.

Hoisch, T.D., Heizler, M.T., and Zartman, R.E., 1997, Timing of detachment faulting in the Bullfrog Hills and Bare Mountain area, southwest Nevada:  Inferences form 40Ar/39Ar, K-Ar, U-Pb, and fission track thermochronology:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 102, p. 2815-2833.

Simonds., F.W., Fridrich, C.J., Hoisch, T.D., and Hamilton, W.B., 1996, A synthesis of detachment fault studies in the Yucca Mountain region; FOCUS '95, Proceedings of the Topical Meeting on Methods of seismic hazards evaluation,  American Nuclear Society, Inc., LaGrange Park, Ill. p.107-114.

Hoisch, T.D., 1995, Chapter 2:  Conditions of metamorphism in lower plate rocks at Bare Mountain, Nevada--Implications for extensional faulting, in Simonds, F.W., ed., Characterization of detachment faults in the Yucca Mountain region, summary report for site characterization plan 8.3.1.17.4.5:  U.S. Geological Survey administrative report for milestone number 3GTD500M, p. 16-47.  Approved by USGS Director.

Hoisch, T.D., 1995, Chapter 3:  Timing of detachment faulting west of Yucca Mountain, in Simonds, F.W., ed., Characterization of detachment faults in the Yucca Mountain region, summary report for site characterization plan 8.3.1.17.4.5:  U.S. Geological Survey administrative report for milestone number 3GTD500M, p. 48-76.  Approved by USGS Director.

Miller, D.M., and Hoisch, T.D., 1995, Jurassic tectonics of northeastern Nevada and northwestern Utah from the perspective of barometric studies:  Geol. Soc. America Special Paper 299, p. 267-294.

Rothstein, D.A., and Hoisch, T.D., 1994, Multiple intrusions and low pressure metamorphism in the central Old Woman Mountains, southeastern California:  J. Metamorphic Geol., v. 12, p. 723-734.

Rothstein, D.A., Karlstrom, K.E., Hoisch, T.D., and Morrison, J.M., 1994, Determination of synkinematic plutonism from fluid-infiltrated rocks, central Old Woman Mountains, California:  J. Metamorphic Geol., v. 12, p. 709-722.

Richard, S.M., Ballard, S.N., Boettcher, S.S., Hamilton, W.B., Hoisch, T.D., and Tosdal, R.M., 1994, Mesozoic tectonics of the Maria belt, west-central Arizona and southeasthern California, in McGill, S.F. and Ross, T.M., eds., Geological Investigations of an Active Margin, Cordilleran Section Guidebook:  San Bernardino County Museum Association, San Bernardino, California, p. 272-292.

Morrison, J., and Hoisch, T.D., 1994, Outward flow of magmatic fluids from the Old Woman granodiorite, Old Woman Mountains, southeastern California:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 99, p. 9469-9476.

Hoisch, T.D., and Simpson, C., 1993, Rise and tilt of metamorphic rocks in the lower plate of a detachment fault in the Funeral Mountains, Death Valley, California:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 98, p. 6805-6827.

Hoisch, T.D., 1992, Thermodynamic properties of muscovite and biotite:  inferences from natural compositions: Trends in Mineralogy, v. 1, p. 107-115 (invited).

Ashwal, L.D., Morgan, P., and Hoisch, T.D., 1992, Tectonics and heat sources for granulite metamorphism of supracrustal-bearing terranes:  Precambrian Research, v. 55, p. 525-538.

Miller, D.M., and Hoisch, T.D., 1992, Mesozoic structure, metamorphism, and magmatism in the Pilot Range and the Toano Range, in Wilson, J.R., ed., Field guide to geologic excursions in Utah and adjacent areas of Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming:   Utah Geological Survey Misc. Pub. 92-3, p. 79-92.

Foster, D.A., Miller, C.F., Harrison, M., and Hoisch, T.D., 1992,  40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of the Old Woman Mountains area, California with implications for Mesozoic shortening, metamorphism, and denudation: Geol. Soc. America Bulletin, v. 104, p. 176-191.

Hoisch, T.D., 1991, The thermal effects of pervasive and channelized fluid flow in the deep crust:  Journal of Geology, v. 99, p. 69-80.

Hoisch, T.D., 1991, Equilibria within the mineral assemblage quartz + muscovite + biotite + plagioclase + garnet, and implications for the mixing properties of octahedrally-coordinated cations in muscovite and biotite: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 108. p. 43-54.

Hoisch, T.D., and Hamilton, W., 1990, A granite origin by fluid-induced anatexis, in Miller, C.F., ed., FROGS (Friends of Granites) Report:  Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 71, p. 694.

Hoisch, T.D., 1990, Empirical calibration of six geobarometers for the mineral assemblage quartz + muscovite + biotite + garnet + plagioclase:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 104, p. 225-234.

Hoisch, T.D., 1989, A muscovite‑biotite geothermometer:  American Mineralogist, v. 74, p. 565-572.

Hoisch, T.D., Miller, C.F., Heizler, T.M., Harrison, M.T., and Stoddard, E.F., 1988, Late Cretaceous regional metamorphism in southeastern California, in Ernst, W.G., ed., Metamorphic and Crustal Evolution of the Western United States, Rubey Volume VII:  Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, p. 538‑571.

Hoisch, T.D., 1987, Heat transport by fluids during Late Cretaceous regional metamorphism in the Big Maria Mountains, southeastern California:  Geol. Soc. of America Bulletin, v. 98, p. 549‑553.

Hoisch, T.D., 1985, The solid solution chemistry of vesuvianite:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 89, p. 205‑214.

Miller, C.F., Howard, K.A., and Hoisch, T.D., 1982, Mesozoic thrusting, metamorphism, and plutonism, Old Woman-Piute, southeastern California, in Frost, E.G., and Martin, D.L., eds., Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Colorado River region, California, Arizona, and Nevada:  San Diego, Cordilleran Publishers, p. 561-582.