Publications


Pusok, A. E., Katz, R. F., May, D. A., & Li, Y. (2022). Chemical heterogeneity, convection and asymmetry beneath mid-ocean ridges. Geophysical Journal International, 231(3), 2055–2078. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac309
Jourdon, A., & May, D. A. (2022). An efficient partial-differential-equation-based method to compute pressure boundary conditions in regional geodynamic models. Solid Earth, 13(6), 1107–1125. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-1107-2022
Meriaux, C. A., May, D. A., & Jaupart, C. (2022). The impact of vent geometry on the growth of lava domes. Geophysical Journal International, 229(3), 1680–1694. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac005
Munch, J., Ueda, K., Schnydrig, S., May, D. A., & Gerya, T. V. (2022). Contrasting influence of sediments vs surface processes on retreating subduction zones dynamics. Tectonophysics, 836, 229410. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2022.229410
Pranger, C., Sanan, P., May, D. A., Le Pourhiet, L., & Gabriel, A. (2022). Rate and State Friction as a Spatially Regularized Transient Viscous Flow Law. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(6). https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JB023511
England, P. C., & May, D. A. (2021). The global range of temperatures on convergent plate interfaces. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 22(8), 19. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021gc009849
Yuan, S. H., Gessele, K., Gabriel, A. A., May, D. A., Wassermann, J., & Igel, H. (2021). Seismic source tracking with six degree-of-freedom ground motion observations. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 126(3). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jb021112
May, D. A., & Gerya, T. V. (2021). Physics-based numerical modeling of geological processes. In D. Alderton & S. A. Elias (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Geology (Second Edition) (pp. 868–883). Academic Press.
Sanan, P., May, D. A., Bollhofer, M., & Schenk, O. (2020). Pragmatic solvers for 3D Stokes and elasticity problems with heterogeneous coefficients: evaluating modern incomplete LDLT preconditioners. Solid Earth, 11(6), 2031–2045. https://doi.org/10.5194/se-11-2031-2020
Spencer, D. C., Katz, R. F., Hewitt, I. J., May, D. A., & Keszthelyi, L. P. (2020). Compositional Layering in Io Driven by Magmatic Segregation and Volcanism. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 125(9). https://doi.org/ARTN e2020JE006604 10.1029/2020JE006604
Jourdon, A., Le Pourhiet, L., Mouthereau, F., & May, D. (2020). Modes of propagation of continental breakup and associated oblique rift structures. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(9), e2020JB019906. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB019906
Meriaux, C. A., May, D. A., Mansour, J., & Kaluza, O. (2020). Mantle plume dynamics at the rear of a retreating slab. Geophysical Journal International, 222(2), 1146–1163. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggaa222
Duclaux, G., Huismans, R. S., & May, D. A. (2020). Rotation, narrowing, and preferential reactivation of brittle structures during oblique rifting. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 531. https://doi.org/ARTN 115952 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115952
Tian, M., Katz, R. F., Rees Jones, D. W., & May, D. A. (2019). Devolatilization of Subducting Slabs, Part II: Volatile Fluxes and Storage. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(12), 6199–6222. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008489
Afanasiev, M., Boehm, C., van Driel, M., Krischer, L., Rietmann, M., May, D. A., Knepley, M. G., & Fichtner, A. (2019). Modular and flexible spectral-element waveform modelling in two and three dimensions. Geophysical Journal International, 216(3), 1675–1692. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy469
Mériaux, C. A., May, D. A., Mansour, J., Chen, Z., & Kaluza, O. (2018). Benchmark of three-dimensional numerical models of subduction against a laboratory experiment. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 283, 110–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2018.07.009
Le Pourhiet, L., Chamot-Rooke, N., Delescluse, M., May, D. A., Watremez, L., & Pubellier, M. (2018). Continental break-up of the South China Sea stalled by far-field compression. Nature Geoscience, 11(8), 605-+. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0178-5
Mao, X. L., Gurnis, M., & May, D. A. (2017). Subduction Initiation With Vertical Lithospheric Heterogeneities and New Fault Formation. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(22), 11349–11356. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075389
Le Pourhiet, L., May, D. A., Huille, L., Watremez, L., & Leroy, S. (2017). A genetic link between transform and hyper-extended margins. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 465, 184–192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.02.043
Charrier, D. E., May, D. A., & Schnepp, S. M. (2017). Symmetric Interior Penalty Discontinuous Galerkin Discretizations and Block Preconditioning for Heterogeneous Stokes Flow. Siam Journal on Scientific Computing, 39(6), B1021–B1042. https://doi.org/10.1137/16m1084912
Buiter, S. J. H., Schreurs, G., Albertz, M., Gerya, T. V., Kaus, B., Landry, W., le Pourhiet, L., Mishin, Y., Egholm, D. L., Cooke, M., Maillot, B., Thieulot, C., Crook, T., May, D., Souloumiac, P., & Beaumont, C. (2016). Benchmarking numerical models of brittle thrust wedges. Journal of Structural Geology, 92, 140–177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.003
Zheng, L., May, D., Gerya, T., & Bostock, M. (2016). Fluid-assisted deformation of the subduction interface: Coupled and decoupled regimes from 2-D hydromechanical modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 121(8), 6132–6149. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016jb013102
Spiegelman, M., May, D. A., & Wilson, C. R. (2016). On the solvability of incompressible Stokes with viscoplastic rheologies in geodynamics. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 17(6), 2213–2238. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015gc006228
Sharples, W., Moresi, L. N., Velic, M., Jadamec, M. A., & May, D. A. (2016). Simulating faults and plate boundaries with a transversely isotropic plasticity model. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 252, 77–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2015.11.007
Duretz, T., May, D. A., & Yamato, P. (2016). A free surface capturing discretization for the staggered grid finite difference scheme. Geophysical Journal International, 204(3), 1518–1530. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggv526
Sanan, P., Schnepp, S. M., & May, D. A. (2016). Pipelined, Flexible Krylov Subspace Methods. Siam Journal on Scientific Computing, 38(5), C441–C470. https://doi.org/10.1137/15m1049130
Meier, T., May, D. A., & von Rohr, P. R. (2016). Numerical investigation of thermal spallation drilling using an uncoupled quasi-static thermoelastic finite element formulation. Journal of Thermal Stresses, 39(9), 1138–1151. https://doi.org/10.1080/01495739.2016.1193417
Yamato, P., Duretz, T., May, D. A., & Tartese, R. (2015). Quantifying magma segregation in dykes. Tectonophysics, 660, 132–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.08.030
Furuichi, M., & May, D. A. (2015). Implicit solution of the material transport in Stokes flow simulation: Toward thermal convection simulation surrounded by free surface. Computer Physics Communications, 192, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2015.02.011
May, D. A., Brown, J., & Le Pourhiet, L. (2015). A scalable, matrix-free multigrid preconditioner for finite element discretizations of heterogeneous Stokes flow. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 290, 496–523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2015.03.014
Leone, G., Tackley, P. J., Gerya, T. V., May, D. A., & Zhu, G. Z. (2014). Three-dimensional simulations of the southern polar giant impact hypothesis for the origin of the Martian dichotomy. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24), 8736–8743. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014gl062261
Fox, M., Goren, L., May, D. A., & Willett, S. D. (2014). Inversion of fluvial channels for paleorock uplift rates in Taiwan. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 119(9), 1853–1875. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014jf003196
Thielmann, M., May, D. A., & Kaus, B. J. P. (2014). Discretization Errors in the Hybrid Finite Element Particle-in-cell Method. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 171(9), 2165–2184. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-014-0808-9
Collignon, M., Kaus, B. J. P., May, D. A., & Fernandez, N. (2014). Influences of surface processes on fold growth during 3-D detachment folding. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15(8), 3281–3303. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014gc005450
Marques, F. O., Cabral, F. R., Gerya, T. V., Zhu, G., & May, D. A. (2014). Subduction initiates at straight passive margins. Geology, 42(4), 331–334. https://doi.org/10.1130/G35246.1
Lechmann, S. M., Schmalholz, S. M., Hetenyi, G., May, D. A., & Kaus, B. J. P. (2014). Quantifying the impact of mechanical layering and underthrusting on the dynamics of the modern India-Asia collisional system with 3-D numerical models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 119(1), 616–644. https://doi.org/10.1002/2012jb009748
Fox, M., Herman, F., Willett, S. D., & May, D. A. (2014). A linear inversion method to infer exhumation rates in space and time from thermochronometric data. Earth Surface Dynamics, 2(1), 47–65. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2-47-2014
Keller, T., May, D. A., & Kaus, B. J. P. (2013). Numerical modelling of magma dynamics coupled to tectonic deformation of lithosphere and crust. Geophysical Journal International, 195(3), 1406–1442. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggt306
May, D. A., Schellart, W. P., & Moresi, L. (2013). Overview of adaptive finite element analysis in computational geodynamics. Journal of Geodynamics, 70, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jog.2013.04.002
Gerya, T. V., May, D. A., & Duretz, T. (2013). An adaptive staggered grid finite difference method for modeling geodynamic Stokes flows with strongly variable viscosity. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 14(4), 1200–1225. https://doi.org/10.1002/ggge.20078
Le Pourhiet, L., Huet, B., May, D. A., Labrousse, L., & Jolivet, L. (2012). Kinematic interpretation of the 3D shapes of metamorphic core complexes. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13. https://doi.org/Artn Q09002 10.1029/2012gc004271
May, D. A. (2012). Volume reconstruction of point cloud data sets derived from computational geodynamic simulations. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13. https://doi.org/Artn Q05019 10.1029/2012gc004170
Crameri, F., Schmeling, H., Golabek, G. J., Duretz, T., Orendt, R., Buiter, S. J. H., May, D. A., Kaus, B. J. P., Gerya, T. V., & Tackley, P. J. (2012). A comparison of numerical surface topography calculations in geodynamic modelling: an evaluation of the sticky air’ method. Geophysical Journal International, 189(1), 38–54. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05388.x
Yamato, P., Tartese, R., Duretz, T., & May, D. A. (2012). Numerical modelling of magma transport in dykes. Tectonophysics, 526, 97–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2011.05.015
Furuichi, M., May, D. A., & Tackley, P. J. (2011). Development of a Stokes flow solver robust to large viscosity jumps using a Schur complement approach with mixed precision arithmetic. Journal of Computational Physics, 230(24), 8835–8851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2011.09.007
May, D. A., & Knepley, M. G. (2011). Optimal, scalable forward models for computing gravity anomalies. Geophysical Journal International, 187(1), 161–177. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05167.x
Lechmann, S. M., May, D. A., Kaus, B. J. P., & Schmalholz, S. M. (2011). Comparing thin-sheet models with 3-D multilayer models for continental collision. Geophysical Journal International, 187(1), 10–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05164.x
Duretz, T., May, D. A., Gerya, T. V., & Tackley, P. J. (2011). Discretization errors and free surface stabilization in the finite difference and marker-in-cell method for applied geodynamics: A numerical study. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12. https://doi.org/Artn Q07004 10.1029/2011gc003567
Duretz, T., Gerya, T. V., & May, D. A. (2011). Numerical modelling of spontaneous slab breakoff and subsequent topographic response. Tectonophysics, 502(1–2), 244–256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2010.05.024
Meriaux, C. A., Mansour, J. A., Moresi, L. N., Kerr, R. C., & May, D. A. (2011). On the rise of strongly tilted mantle plume tails. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 184(1–2), 63–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2010.10.013