Allen F. Glazner

Allen F. Glazner

Emeritus Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham Distinguished Professor


afg@unc.edu
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Education

Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 1981
B.A., Pomona College, 1976

Research Interests

Igneous Petrology, Tectonics, Geoinformatics

Research and Activities

My principal research interests are igneous petrology, tectonics, geoinformatics, and the geologic evolution of western North America. Tools employed in these studies include field work, whole-rock geochemistry, radiogenic isotope studies, U-Pb geochronology, structural geology, and database mining.


 

Selected Publications

(*=student or former student coauthor)

*Putnam, R., Glazner, A.F., Coleman, D.S., *Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Pavelsky, T., and *Abbot, M.I., 2015, Plutonism in three dimensions: Field and geochemical relations on the southeast face of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California: Geosphere, v. 11, no. 4, p. 1–25, doi:10.1130/GES01133.1.

Glazner, A. F., 2014, Magmatic life at low Reynolds number: Geology, v. 42, p. 935-938.

Glazner, A., Bartley, J., *Putnam, R., Coleman, D., Hildreth, W., Law, B., and Stock, G., 2014, Silicic magmatism: plutonism in Yosemite National Park and volcanism in Long Valley caldera: guidebook for field trip associated with the 2014 Goldschmidt Meeting, 40 p.

Matasci, B., Guerin, A., *Putnam, R., Stock, G. M., Jaboyedoff, M., and Glazner, A. F., 2014, Three dimensional geological mapping of the vertical rock face of El Capitan, Yosemite (California, USA), with field work, gigapixel photography, and terrestrial laser scanning: Vertical Geology Conference, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, February 2014, 5 p.

*Putnam, R. L., Glazner, A. F., Law, B. S., and Stock, G. M., 2014, Geologic Map of the Southeast Face of El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California: Geological Society of America Maps and Charts, MCH106F.

Glazner, A., Bartley, J., *Putnam, R., Coleman, D., Hildreth, W., Law, B., and Stock, G., 2014, Silicic magmatism: plutonism in Yosemite National Park and volcanism in Long Valley caldera: guidebook for field trip associated with the 2014 Goldschmidt Meeting, 40 p.

Glazner, A. F., and *Johnson, B. R., 2013, Late crystallization of K-feldspar and the paradox of megacrystic granites: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 166, p. 777-799.

*Cordes, S. E., Stock, G. M., Schwab, B. E., and Glazner, A. F., 2013, Supporting evidence for a 9.6 ± 1 ka rock avalanche originating from Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley, California: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, v. 19, p. 345-361. (AEG Best Paper Award for 2014)

Farmer, G. L., Glazner, A. F., Kortemeier, W. T., Cosca, M. A., Jones, C. H., *Moore, J. E., and Schweickert, R. A., 2013, Mantle lithosphere as a source of postsubduction magmatism, northern Sierra Nevada, California: Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1102-1124.

*Mills, R. D., and Glazner, A. F., 2013, Experimental study on the effects of temperature cycling on coarsening of plagioclase and olivine in an alkali basalt: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 166, p. 97-111.

*Putnam, R.L., Stock, G.M., Glazner, A.F., Bartley, J.M., and Coleman, D.S., 2013, Granite, glaciers, and rockfall in Yosemite Valley, California, in Putirka, K., ed., Geologic Excursions from Fresno, California, and the Central Valley: A Tour of California’s Iconic Geology: Geological Society of America Field Guide 32, p. 13-35, doi:10.1130/2013.0032(02).

Glazner, A. F., and *Mills, R. D., 2012, Statistics of two-dimensional cuts through objects with a fractal size distribution: application to xenoliths, breccias, and enclaves: Geosphere, v. 8, p. 902-914, doi:10.1130/GES00731.1.

Coleman, D. S., Bartley, J. M., Glazner, A. F., and *Pardue, M. J., 2012, Is chemical zonation in plutonic rocks driven by changes in source magma composition, or shallow crustal differentiation?: Geosphere, v. 8, p. 1568-1587.

Bartley, J. M., Glazner, A. F., and Mahan, K. H., 2012, Formation of pluton roofs, floors, and walls by crack opening at Split Mountain, Sierra Nevada, California: Geosphere, v. 8, p. 1-18, 1 plate, 1 kmz file.

Glazner, A. F., 2012, Geologic setting of Little Lake rock art: in Van Tilburg, J. A., Hull, G., and Bretney, J. C., eds., Captured Visions: Rock Art at Little Lake Ranch, Owens Valley, California: Monumenta Archaeologica Series, p. 3-9.

*Mills, R. D., *Ratner, J. J., and Glazner, A. F., 2011, Experimental evidence for crystal coarsening and fabric development during temperature cycling: Geology, v. 39, p. 1139-1142, doi:10.1130/G32394.1.

Glazner, A. F., and Stock, G. M., 2010, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park and Vicinity: Mountain Press Publishing Co., 304 p.

*Johnson, B. R., and Glazner, A. F., 2010, Formation of K-feldspar megacrysts in granodioritic plutons by thermal cycling and late-stage textural coarsening: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 159, p. 599-619, DOI 10.1007/s00410-009-0444-z.

*Mills, R. D., Glazner, A. F., and Coleman, D. S., 2009, Scale of pluton/wall rock interaction near May Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, USA: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 158, p. 263-281, doi: 10.1007/s00410-009-0381-x.

Glazner, A. F., Coleman, D. S., and Bartley, J. M., 2008, The tenuous connection between high-silica rhyolites and granodiorite plutons: Geology, v. 36, p. 183-186, doi: 10.1130/G24496A.1.

*Gray, W., Glazner, A. F., Coleman, D. S., and Bartley, J. M., 2008, Long-term geochemical variability of the Late Cretaceous Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, central Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of London Special Publication, v. 304, p. 183-201.

Glazner, A. F., *Carl, B. S., Coleman, D. S., *Miller, J. S, and Bartley, J. M., 2008, Chemical variability and composite nature of di kes from the Jurassic Independence dike swarm, eastern California: Geological Society of America Special Paper 438, p. 455-480.

Glazner, A. F., 2007, Thermal limitations on incorporation of wall rock into magma: Geology, v. 35, p. 319-322, DOI: 10.1130/G23134A.1.

Bartley, J.M., Coleman, D.S., and Glazner, A.F., 2007. Incremental emplacement of plutons by magm atic crack-seal. In: N. Petford and S. Sparks (Editors), Plutons and Batholiths. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Wallace Pitcher Memorial Issue), v. 97, p. 383-396.

Bartley, J.M., Glazner, A. F., Coleman, D. S., *Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Mapes, R., and Friedrich, A.M., 2007, Large Laramide dextral offset across Owens Valley, California, and its possible relation to tectonic unroofing of the southern Sierra Nevada: Geological Society of America Special Paper 434, p. 129-148.

Glazner, A. F., and Bartley, J. M., 2006, Is stoping a volumetrically significant pluton emplacement process?: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 1185-1195, DOI: 10.1130/B25738.1.

*Mordick, B. E., and Glazner, A. F., 2006, Clinopyroxene thermobarometry of basalts from the Coso and Big Pine volcanic fields, California: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 152, p. 111-124, DOI: 10.1007/s00410-006-0097-0.

*Ratajeski, K., Sisson, T. W., and Glazner, A. F., 2005, Experim ental and geochemical evidence for derivation of the El Capitan Granite, California, from hydrous mafic lower crust: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 149, p. 713-734, doi: 10.1007/s00410-005-0677-4.

*Kylander-Clark, A. R. C., Coleman, D. S., Glazner, A. F., and Bartley, J. M., 2005, Evidence for 65 km of dextral slip across Owens Valley, California, since 83 Ma: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, p. 962-968.

Sisson, T. W., *Ratajeski, K., Hankins, W. B., and Glazner, A. F., 2005, Voluminous granitic magmas from basaltic sources: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 148, p. 635-661, DOI 10.1007/s00410-004-0632-9.

Coleman, D. S., *Gray, W., and Glazner, A. F., 2004, Rethinking the emplacement and evolution of zoned plutons: Geochronologic evidence for incremental assembly of the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite, California: Geology, v. 32, p. 433-436, doi: 10.1130/G20220.1.

Glazner, A. F., Bartley, J. M., Coleman, D. S., *Gray, W., and *Taylor, R. Z., 2004, Are plutons assembled over millions of years by amalgamation from small magma chambers? GSA Today, v. 14, p. 4-11, doi: 10.1130/1052-5173(2004)014<0004:APAOMO>2.0.CO;21996.

Glazner, A. F., Sharp, R. P., and Sylvester, A. G., 2022, Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley, Second Edition, Missoula, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 318 p.

Glazner, A. F., 2022, Cenozoic magmatism and plate tectonics in western North America: have we got it wrong?: in Foulger, G.R., Hamilton, L.C., Jurdy, D.M., Stein, C.A., Howard, K.A., and Stein, S., eds., In the Footsteps of Warren B. Hamilton: New Ideas in Earth Science: Geological Society of America Special Paper 553, p. 1–14, https://doi.org/10.1130/2021.2553(09).

Glazner, A. F., & McNutt, S. R., 2021, Relationship between dike injection and b-value for volcanic earthquake swarms: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, v. 126, e2020JB021631. https://doi. org/10.1029/2020JB021631

Glazner, A. F., 2021, Thermal constraints on the longevity, depth, and vertical extent of magmatic systems. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 22, e2020GC009459. https://doi. org/10.1029/2020GC009459

Glazner, A. F., Bartley, J. M., and Law, B. S., 2021, Immiscibility and the origin of ladder structures and schlieren in plutons: Geology, v. 49, p. 86-90, doi.org/10.1130/G47634.1.

Glazner, A. F., and Walker, J. D., 2020, StraboTools: a mobile app for quantifying fabric in geology: GSA Today, v. 30, doi.org/10.1130/GSATG454A.1. (August issue)

Glazner, A.F., Bartley, J.M., Coleman, D.S., and Lindgren, K., 2020, Aplite diking and infiltration: a differentiation mechanism restricted to plutonic rocks: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 175, doi:10.1007/s00410-020-01677-1.

Sylvester, A. G., Sharp, R. P, and Glazner, A. F., 2020, Geology Underfoot in Southern California, Second Edition, Missoula, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 269 p.

Farmer, G.L., Fritz, D., and Glazner, A.F., 2020, Identifying metasomatized continental lithospheric mantle involvement in Cenozoic magmatism from Ta/Th Values, southwestern North America: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2019GC008499.

Bartley, J.M., Glazner, A.F., Stearns, M.A., and Coleman, D.S., 2020, The granite aqueduct and autometamorphism of plutons: Geosciences, v. 10, doi:10.3390/geosciences10040136.

Glazner, A.F., 2020, Climate and the development of magma chambers: Geosciences (Switzerland), v. 10, doi:10.3390/geosciences10030093.

Glazner, A.F., 2019, The ascent of water-rich magma and decompression heating: A thermodynamic analysis: American Mineralogist, v. 104, p. 890–896, doi:10.2138/am-2019-6925.

Treiman, A. H., Kulis, M., and Glazner, A. F., 2019, Spinel-anorthosites on the Moon: impact melt origins suggested by enthalpy constraints: American Mineralogist, v. 104, p. 370-384.

Glazner, A. F., Bartley, J. M., and Coleman, D. S., 2019, A more informative way to name plutonic rocks: GSA Today, v. 29, doi.org/10.1130/GSATG384A.1.

Bartley, J.M., Glazner, A.F., and Coleman, D.S., 2018, Dike intrusion and deformation during growth of the Half Dome pluton, Yosemite National Park, California: Geosphere, v. 14, no. 3, doi:10.1130/GES01458.1.

*Challener, S. C., and Glazner, A. F., 2017, Igneous or metamorphic? Hornblende phenocrysts as greenschist facies reaction cells in the Half Dome Granodiorite, California: American Mineralogist, v. 102, p. 436-444.

Glazner, A. F., and P. M. Sadler, 2016, Estimating the duration of geologic intervals from a small number of age determinations: A challenge common to petrology and paleobiology, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006542.

Glazner, A. F., J. M. Bartley, and D. S. Coleman, 2016, We need a new definition for “magma”: Eos, v. 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO059741. Published on 22 September 2016.

Treiman, A. H., and 33 others including Glazner, A. F., 2016, Mineralogy, provenance, and diagenesis of a potassic basaltic sandstone on Mars: CheMin X-ray diffraction of the Windjana sample (Kimberley Area, Gale Crater): Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets, v. 121, p. 75106, doi:10.1002/2015JE004932.

Lundstrom, C. C., and Glazner, A. F., 2016, Silicic magmatism and the volcanic-plutonic connection: Elements, v. 12, p. 91-96, DOI: 10.2113/gselements.12.2.91

Glazner, A. F., Coleman, D. S., and Mills, R. D., 2015, The volcanic-plutonic connection: in Breitkreuz, C., and Rocchi, S., eds., Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems: Dykes, Sills and Laccoliths, Advances in Volcanology, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/11157_2015_11.