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Sarah Wells-Hull

Sarah Wells-Hull
sbrookw@live.unc.edu
Mitchell Hall 105A


Education

Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current
M.S., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Environmental Science focus in Geology, Valdosta State University

Research Interests

Structural geology and metamorphic petrology.

Research and Activities

My work focuses on characterizing the Grassy Creek fault (GCf) that we discovered in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina during my Master’s research. The GCf is the first documented pre-Alleghanian normal fault within the southern Appalachian Blue Ridge. Our work will provide more information on the timing and magnitude of shearing, as well as how normal faults have played a role in the formation of the southern Appalachians. We will be using mapping, thermobarometry, and geochronology to characterize the GCf.