Christopher C. Barton

Wright State University
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
 
Telephone: 727-215-5538
FAX: 937-775-3444


 

Education:
Ph.D. Yale University (1983)
M.Phil. Yale University (1977)
M.S. Yale University (1976)
B.A. Alfred University (1974)

Professional Positions:
  • Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO and St. Petersburg, FL
  • Post Doc, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Mathematical analysis of temporal and spatial complexity of geologic, hydrologic, and biological systems. Bedrock geologic mapping, bedrock fracture characterization, 3-D modeling of bedrock fracture networks, discrete fracture network flow modeling. Fractal analysis of stream discharge, temporal chemical concentrations in precipitation and streams.

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    AWARDS American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished lecturer (1990-91) USGS Gilbert Fellowship (1989-90) USGS Gilbert Fellowship (1993-94) Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, invited visiting scientist (May, 1993) Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Oxford University, invited visiting scientist (May 1994) Fulbright Fellow Reseach Advisor (1998) MEMBERSHIPS Sigma Xi (Natural Science Honor Society) (1973- present) American Geophysical Union (1975-present) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) (1978-present) Geological Society of America (1985-present) American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1990- 2004)

    Selected Publications:

    Barton, C. C. and Foy, 2013, in review Nature, Travel Time Distribution for Precipitation to Reach the Weirs for Watersheds 1-9 at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

    Barton, C.C. and Angelier, J., 2013, in review American Journal of Science, Paleostress Orientations and the Chronology of Fracture Activation Determined by Fault-Slip Analysis, in Bedrock, Southwestern White Mountains Region, New Hampshire, USA

    Johnson, C.E., and Barton, C.C., 2004, Using GPS effectively in environmental field studies: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, v. 2, issue 9, p.475-482.

    Genova, Ezequiel, and Barton, C.C., 2004, Global positioning system accuracy and precision at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Grafton County, NH: A guide to the limits of handheld GPS receivers: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 03-316 (CD-ROM)

    McDonald, G.D., Paillet, F.L., Barton, C.C., and Johnson, C.D., 1997, Borehole sampling of fracture populations - compensating for borehole sampling bias in crystalline bedrock aquifers, Mirror Lake, Grafton County, New Hampshire: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 34, nos. 3-4, paper 239. (no pages, published as CD-ROM).

    Barton, C.C., Camerlo, R.H., and Bailey, S.W., 1997, Bedrock geologic map of the Hubbard Brook experimental forest and maps of fractures and geology in roadcuts along interstate 93, Grafton County, New Hampshire, Sheet 1, Scale 1:12,000; Sheet 2, Scale 1:200: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2562.

    Barton, C.C., 1996, Characterizing bedrock fractures in outcrop for studies of ground-water hydrology--An example from Mirror Lake, Grafton County, New Hampshire: Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program - - Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20- 24, 1993, U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 94-4015, p. 81-87.

    Haeni, F.P., Lane, J.W., Lieblich, D.A., Barton, C.C., 1996, Fracture detection in crystalline rocks, Mirror Lake, New Hampshire: Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program - - Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993, U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 94-4015, p. 95-102.

    Barton, C.C. 1995, Fractal analysis of the scaling and spatial clustering of fractures in rock: in Barton, C.C. and La Pointe, P.R., eds., Fractal in the Earth Sciences: Plenum Press, New York, p. 141-177.

    Barton, C.C. and La Pointe, P.R., eds., 1995, Fractals in the Earth Sciences: Plenum Press, New York, 265 p.


    Co-Authors and Collaborators:
    Paul LaPointe, Golder Associates (1985-present) modeling fractures and fracture flow. Jacques Angelier, University of Paris (2002-2011) paleo-stress analysis. Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Battelle (1983- present) on methods of measuring fractal dimension. Christopher H. Scholz, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (1990-present) on fractal methods of petroleum resource assessment. Massimo Cortini, Departmento di Scienze della Terra, University of Naples, Italy (1991-1994) on forecasting of oil price, chaos analysis of volcanic activity, and reversals of the earths magnetic field Sarah F. Tebbens, Department of Physics, Wright State University (1993-present) on petroleum resource assessment of the Gulf of Mexico, the size scaling of tsunamis, seamount size distributions, and coastal dynamics Donald L. Turcotte, Department of Geological Sciences U.C. Davis (1993- present) on methods of forecasting river flooding Daniel Zajdenweber, School of Economics, University of Paris (1995-2001) on economic scaling.

    Graduate Advisor:
    John Rodgers, Yale

    Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    Trustee of Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, 1997-present

    Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator