Publications and Conference Presentations

Publications

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  1. Linear analysis of melt band formation in a mid-ocean ridge corner flow, Geophysical Research Letters, D.J. Gebhardt and S.L. Butler, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL068688, 43, 2016. here for a local version.
  2. The mean sensitivity depth of the electrical resistivity method, , S.L. Butler, Geophysical Prospecting, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12354, 2016. here for a local version
  3. Forward modeling of geophysical electromagnetic methods using Comsol, , S.L. Butler, Z. Zhang, Computers and Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.11.004, Volume 87, 1-10, February 2016. here for a local version
  4. Couette and Poiseuille Flows in a Low Viscosity Asthenosphere: Effects of Internal Heating Rate, Rayleigh Number, and Plate Representation , C Shiels and S.L. Butler, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2015.07.002, 2015.
  5. An analysis of errors caused by leakage currents and unintentional potential groundings in the electrical resistivity method , S.L. Butler, L. Pitka and R.J. Spiteri, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 114, March 2015, Pages 251–258, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2015.01.016, 2015.
  6. Artificial tektites: an experimental technique for capturing the shapes of spinning drops, Kyle A. Baldwin, S.L. Butler, Richard J. A. Hill, vol. 5, 7660, Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep07660, 2015.
  7. Numerical modeling of fluid and electrical currents through geometries based on synchrotron X-ray tomographic images of reservoir rocks using Avizo and COMSOL ,M.B. Bird, S.L. Butler, C.D. Hawkes,T. Kotzer, vol. 73, 6-16, Computers and Geosciences, 2014.
  8. 3-D laser images of splash-form tektites and their use in aerodynamic numerical simulations of tektite formation ,C. Samson, S. Butler, C. Fry, P.J.A. McCausland, R.K. Herd, O. Sharomi, R.J. Spiteri and M. Ralchenko, vol. 49, 740-749, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 2014.
  9. Numerical Models of Shear-Induced Melt Band Formation with Anisotropic Matrix Viscosity, S. L. Butler, vol. 200-201, 28-36, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2012.03.011, here for a local version .
  10. Forward modeling of applied geophysics methods using Comsol and comparison with analytical and laboratory analog models, S. L. Butler and G. Sinha, Computers and Geosciences, vol. 42, 168-176, 2012.Link here for a local version.
  11. Geochemical assessment of isolation performance during 10 years of CO2 EOR at Weyburn, Johson et al., Energy Procedia, vol 4, 3668-3666, 2011.
  12. The shape distribution of splash-form tektites predicted by numerical simulations of rotating fluid drops, S. L. Butler, M. R. Stauffer, G. Sinha, A. Lilly and R. J. Spiteri, DOI: 10.1017/S0022112010005641, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, volume 667, 358-368, article 016602, 2011.
  13. Effective transport rates and transport-induced melting and solidification in mushy layers, S.L. Butler, doi:10.1063/1.3541840, Physics of Fluids, volume 23, article 016602 2011.
  14. The Shapes of Splash-Form Tektites: Their Geometrical Analysis, Classification and Mechanics of Formation , M.R. Stauffer and S.L. Butler, 10.1007/s11038-010-9359-y, Earth Moon and Planets, Volume 107, Issue 2 (2010), Page 169.
  15. Porosity Localizing Instability in a Compacting Porous Layer in a Pure Shear Flow and the Evolution of Porosity Band Wavelength , S.L. Butler, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.06.004, Volume 182, Issues 1-2, September 2010, Pages 30-41, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors link here for a local version.
  16. The Effects of Phase Boundary Induced Layering on the Earth's Thermal History , S.L. Butler, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04396.x, Geophysical Journal International, 179, 1330-1340, 2009.
  17. The combined effects of continents and the 660 km depth endothermic phase boundary on the thermal regime in the mantle and here , G. Sinha and S.L. Butler, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, DOI 10.1016/j.pepi.2009.02.003 Volume: 173 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 354-364 Published: APR 2009
  18. The effects of buoyancy on shear-induced melt bands in a compacting porous medium and here , S.L. Butler, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, DOI 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.10.022. Volume: 173 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 51-59 Published: MAR 2009
  19. On the origin and significance of subadiabatic temperature gradients in the mantle or here , G. Sinha and S.L. Butler, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 112, B10406, doi:10.1029/2006JB004850, 2007.
  20. Channels and melting in deformable porous media, S.L. Butler, Published in the preceedings of the COMSOL, Boston, 2007 conference.
  21. A numerical investigation of the effects of compositional and thermal buoyancy on transient plumes in a porous layer, J.E. Milne and S.L. Butler, Journal of Porous Media, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2007.
  22. Modelling the effects of internal heating in the core and lowermost mantle on the earth's magnetic history, S.O. Costin and S.L. Butler, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 157, 55-71, 2006
  23. Numerical modelling of convection in a reactive porous medium with a mobile mush-liquid interface, S.L. Butler, H.E. Huppert and M.G. Worster, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 549, 99-129, 2006.
  24. Numerical models of Earth's thermal history: Effects of inner-core solidification and core potassium , S.L. Butler, W.R. Peltier and S.O. Costin, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 152, 22-42, 2005.
  25. Stresses induced in continental lithospheres by axisymmetric spherical convection, S.L. Butler and G.T. Jarvis, Geophysical Journal International, 157, 1359-1376, 2004.
  26. The thermal evolution of the earth: models with time dependent layering of mantle convection which satisfy the Urey ratio constraint, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, ESE 3-1, 2002.
  27. On scaling relations in time dependent mantle convection and the heat transfer constraint on layering , S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, Feb. 2000.
  28. Scale invariance and the avalanche effect in mantle mixing, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, in Scale Invariance and Beyond, Springer, pp. 147-157, 1998.
  29. Internal thermal boundary layer stability in phase transition modulated convection, Samuel Butler and W.R. Peltier, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, Feb,1997.
  30. The influence of phase transitions on mantle mixing and plate tectonics, W.R. Peltier, S. Butler and L.P. Solheim, in The Earth's Deep Interior, Gordon and Breach, pp. 405-430, 1995.

Conference Presentations (No longer updated)

  1. S.L. Butler and M.R. Stauffer, A Dynamical and Statistical Study of the Shapes of Splashform Tektites, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2008.
  2. S.L. Butler, The Effects of Buoyancy on Shear-Induced Melt Bands, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2008.
  3. S.O. Costin* and S.L. Butler, Models of Earth Thermal History with a Conductive Layer in D'': Implications for the Age of the Inner Core and Magnetic, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2008.
  4. G. Sinha*, and S.L. Butler, The Combined Effects of Insulating Continents and Phase-Boundaries on Convective Mixing in the Mantle, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2008.
  5. S.L. Butler, Partially layered mantle convection and Earth.s thermal history, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2007.
  6. S.O. Costin* and S.L. Butler, Numerical simulations of mantle convection with a basal stagnant layer bearing high internal heating: implications on Earth's thermal and magnetic evolution, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2007.
  7. S.L. Butler, On the origin and significance of subadiabatic gradients in the mantle, poster presentation at Gordon Conference on the Interior of the Earth, South Hadley Massachusetts, June, 2007.
  8. G. Sinha*, and S.L. Butler, On the origin and significance of a subadiabatic temperature gradient in Earth.s mantle, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2007.
  9. G. Sinha*, and S.L. Butler, Internal heating induced subadiabaticity in the lower, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2006.
  10. S.O. Costin* and S.L. Butler, The effects of a layer of high internal heating in D..on the Earth.s magnetic history, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2006.
  11. G. Sinha*, and S.L. Butler, On the thermal effects of continents and mantle layering: a numerical and parameterized study, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2006.
  12. S.O. Costin* and S.L. Butler, The implications of a layer of high internal heating at the base of the mantle for the Earth's thermal and magnetic history, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2006.
  13. S.L. Butler, Numerical modelling of compositionally driven convection in a reactive porous matrix, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2005.
  14. G. Sinha*, and S.L. Butler, The effects of continents on mantle heat flow: a numerical and parameterized investigation, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2005.
  15. S.O. Costin* and S.L. Butler, Models of the earth.s thermal history: the effects of core potassium and the age of the inner core, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2005.
  16. American Geophysical Union / Canadian Geophysical Union spring meeting, Montreal, May 2004, S.L. Butler, H.E. Huppert and M.G. Worster, Numerical modelling of compositionally driven convection in a reactive porous medium with a mobile mush-liquid interface.
  17. American Geophysical Union / Canadian Geophysical Union spring meeting, Mont real, May 2004, G. Sinha and S.L. Butler, Numerical Convection Modeling and the ocean floor topography constraint on mantle layering.
  18. American Geophysical Union / Canadian Geophysical Union spring meeting, Mont real, May 2004, S. Costin and S.L. Butler, Coupling numerical models of mantle convection with energy and entropy balance models in the core: Implications for the evolution of Earth's core and magnetic field.
  19. Gordon Conference on the Interior of the Earth, South Hadley Massachusetts, June 2003, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Thermal history simulations, beyond parameterized modeling.
  20. Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting, Banff, May 2003, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Numerical models of Earth's thermal history.
  21. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., Dec. 2003, S .L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Numerical and parameterized modeling of the Earth's thermal history: effects of heat producing elements in the core.
  22. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., Dec. 2002, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Mantle phase transitions and Earth's thermal history.
  23. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., Dec. 2001, S. L. Butler and G.T. Jarvis, Investigations of mechanisms of supercontinent fracture using spherical-axisymmetric models of thermal convection in the earth’s mantle.
  24. Canadian Geophysical Union, Ottawa, Ontario, May 2001, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Earth’s thermal history and the 660-km discontinuity: models that satisfy the Urey ratio constraint.
  25. European Geophysical Society, Nice France, March 2001, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Earth’s thermal history: models with Rayleigh number dependent layering that satisfy the Urey ratio constraint
  26. Americal Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., Dec. 2000, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Mantle convection models constrained by geochemistry, mineral physics and surface heat flow: implications for mantle layering and rheology.
  27. Canada GeoSciences2000, Calgary, Alberta, June 2000, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Geodynamic models of thermal convection in the Earth’s mantle and the heat transfer constraint on layering.
  28. European Geophysical Society, Nice, France, April 2000, S.L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Mantle convection, boundary layers, and the heat flow constraint on layering.
  29. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., December 1999, S. L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Geodynamically self-consistent models of mantle mixing.
  30. International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Birmingham, U.K., July 1999, S. L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, The heat flow constraint on radial mixing in numerical models of mantle evolution.
  31. Canadian Geophysical Union Conference, Banff, Alberta, May 1999, S. L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Heat flow as a constraint on mantle layering and the effects of super-plastic rheology.
  32. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., December 1998, S. L. Butler and W.R. Peltier, Reconciliation of heat flow and geochemical observations by extreme layering induced by the 660 km endothermic phase transition.
  33. Canadian Geophysical Union Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, May 1998, S. L. Butler and W. R. Peltier, Numerical model’s of mantle convection and the heat flow constraint on rheology.
  34. European Geophysical Society XXIII General Assembly, Nice, France, April 1998, S. L. Butler and W. R. Peltier, Convective mixing controlled by phase transitions and the size distribution of chemical heterogeneities in the Earth’s mantle.
  35. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, U.S.A., December 1997, S. L. Butler and W. R. Peltier, Mantle convection, rheology, and radial heat transport.
  36. American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Baltimore, U.S.A., May 1997, S. Butler and W. R. Peltier, The avalanche effect in phase transition modulated mantle mixing.
  37. European Geophysical Society XXII General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 1997, S. Butler and W. R. Peltier, Mantle convection and the avalanche effect.
  38. Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, July 1996, S. Butler and W. R. Peltier, Internal thermal boundary layer stability in phase transition modulated convection.