Dr. Frederick W. Vollmer

Professor of Structural Geology
Chair of Geological Sciences
State University of New York at New Paltz
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Education

Ph.D. Geology, 1985, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Structural Geology. Advisor: P.J. Hudleston.

M.S. Geology, 1981, State University of New York at Albany, Structural Geology. Advisor: W.D. Means.

B.S. Geology, 1978, University of California, Davis, Geology. Advisor: R.J. Twiss.

Publications

Lubicich, E.J., Craddock, T., Werkhoven, A.R., and Vollmer, F.W., 2014. Evidence from joint sets and shear zones in eastern New York for two orogenic events and the westward displacement of the Catskill mountains along a decollement. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, n. 6, p. 516. [abstract] [2014 SGE Best Student Poster Award]

Vollmer, F.W., 2014. EllipseFit 3: A new computer program for integrated geological finite strain analysis. 2014 Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado. [abstract]

Craddock, T., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013. Tectonic significance and age relationships of joint sets in the eastern Catskill Mountains, North-South Lake area, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, n. 5, p. X.

Dirringer, S., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013. A test of the analytical Wellman and mean polygon moment ellipse methods of strain analysis using a sample of deformed Ordovician graptoliferous slate from the Taconic Orogen, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, n. 5, p. X. [abstract] [2013 SGE Best Student Poster Award]

Haskins, M.N., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013. Joint and bedrock control of topography, drainage patterns and surface hydrology, Warner Creek and Stony Clove drainage basins, Catskill Mountains, eastern New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs v. 45, n. 1, p. 122. [abstract]

Klemm, B., Burmeister, K., Giorgis, S., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013. Post-folding vertical flattening strain fabrics in mechanically rigid rocks deformed under sub-metamorphic conditions in a foreland fold-thrust belt. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, n. 5, p. X. [abstract] [2013 SGE Best Student Poster Award]

Rayburn, J.A., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013. ANTEVS: a quantitative varve sequence cross-correlation technique with examples from the Northeastern USA. GFF: Journal of the Geological Society of Sweden, v. X, p. 1-11. [paper]

Rayburn, J.A., and Vollmer, F.W., 2013. Ice margin retreat rate estimates from varve sequence cross-correlation in glacial Lake Vermont sediments, Lake Champlain valley, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. v. 45, n. 1, p.105. [abstract]

Gundersen, M., Vollmer, F.W., Mainwaring, N.E.*, Burmeister, K.C., Walker, J.R., Kuiper, Y.D., 2012. Kinematic analysis of the Rosendale thrust fault, northernmost central Appalachian fold-thrust belt, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. v. 44, n. 7, p. 240. [abstract] [2012 SGE Best Student Poster Award]

Klemm, B.M., Vollmer, F.W., and Burmeister, K.C., 2012. Preliminary finite strain and fabric analysis of conglomerate from the Shawangunk Formation; northern Appalachian fold-thrust belt, Hudson Valley, New York. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. v. 44, n. 7, p. 241.[abstract]

Taylor, J.M., Buzon, M.E., and Vollmer, F.W., 2012. Analysis of fold interference patterns and fabric elements in the Noxon Road outcrop, Dutchess County, New York, and their significance for the deformation history of the Giddings Brook Slice of the Taconic Allochthon. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, n. 2, p. 96. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 2012. Practical application of hyperboloidal projections to field-based finite strain analysis, automatic contouring, and their relationship to polar and Rf/phi strain graphs. 2012 Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. [abstract]

Buzon, M.E., Vollmer, F.W., and Walsh, J., 2011. Unraveling the deformation history of the Noxon Road outcrop in Dutchess County, New York and implications for the relative roles of compressional and gravity tectonics in the emplacement of the Giddings Brook Slice, Taconic Orogen. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 5, p. 100. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 2011. Automatic contouring of two-dimensional finite strain data on the unit hyperboloid and the use of hyperboloidal stereographic, equal-area and other projections for strain analysis. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 5, p. 605. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 2011. Best-fit strain from multiple angles of shear and implementation in a computer program for geological strain analysis. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 1, p.147. [abstract]

Haskins, M.N., Vollmer, F.W., Rayburn, J.A., and Gurdak, J.J., 2010. Structural and hydrologic implications of joint orientations in the Warner Creek and Stony Clove drainage basins, Catskill Mountains, Eastern New York. Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, Abstract T33D-2295. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 2010. A Comparison of ellipse-fitting techniques for two and three-dimensional strain analysis, and their implementation in an integrated computer program designed for field-based studies. Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California, Abstract T21B-2166. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 2009, Editor. New York State Geological Association, 81st Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook, 256 p. [guide book]

Vollmer, F.W., 2009. Relationship between exfoliation dome geometry and topography on Cadillac Mountain, Mount Desert Island, Maine: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 3, p. 14. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., and Walker, J., 2009. The classic Barrovian metamorphic sequence of Dutchess County and it’s structural and stratigraphic context in the Taconic Orogeny, in Vollmer, F.W., editor, New York State Geological Association, 81st Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook, p. 11.1 - 11.20. [field guide]

Vollmer, F.W., 2008. Quantification of regional exfoliation joint geometry in Acadia National Park, Maine: Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 89, n. 53, T53A-1918.[abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 2008. On the Mohonk rockfall event an the physical characteristics of the Trapps Cliff: Shawangunk Watch, Friends of the Shawangunks & Shawangunk Conservancy, v. 13, n. 2., p. 5. [newsletter article]

Kidd, W.S.F, Plesch, A., and Vollmer, F.W., 1995. Lithofacies and Structure of the Taconic Flysch, Melange, and Allochthon, in the New York Capital District, in, Garver, J.I., and Smith J.A., eds., Field Trip Guide for the 67th Annual Meeting of the New York State Geological Association, p. 57-80. [field guide]

Vollmer, F.W., 1995. C program for automatic contouring of spherical orientation data using a modified Kamb method: Computers & Geosciences, v. 21, p. 31-49. [paper]

Vollmer, F.W., 1993. A modified Kamb method for contouring spherical orientation data: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, p. 170. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1991. Review of 'Melanges and Olistostromes of the U.S. Appalachians': Northeastern Geology, v. 13. [review]

Cunningham, R.W., Waines, R.H., and Vollmer, F.W., 1990. A three-stage deformation involving autochthonous Quassic strata (medial to late Ordovician), Town of Lloyd, Ulster County, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, p. 10. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1990. Review of 'Melanges and Olistostromes of the U.S. Appalachians': American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin v. 74, p. 1665-1666. [review]

Vollmer, F.W., 1990. An application of eigenvalue methods to structural domain analysis: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 102, p. 786-791. [paper]

Vollmer, F.W., 1990. Graphic determination of stress ellipsoid aspect ratios from faults: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 22, p. 141-142. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1989. Reply to Comment on 'A computer model of sheath-nappes formed during crustal shear in the Western Gneiss Region, central Norwegian Caledonides' (reply): Journal of Structural Geology, v. 11, p. 629-631. [reply]

Vollmer, F.W., 1989. A triangular fabric plot with applications for structural analysis: Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 70, p. 463. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1988. A computer model of sheath-nappes formed during crustal shear in the Western Gneiss Region, central Norwegian Caledonides: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 10, p. 735-743. [paper]

Rutstein, M.S., and Vollmer, F.W., 1987. The Marmora, Ontario skarn deposit: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 19, p. 54. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1985. A structural study of the Grovudal fold-nappe, western Norway, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Ph.D. Thesis, Advisor: Peter J. Hudleston, 233 p. [thesis]

Vollmer, F.W., 1985. Reinterpretation of basement-cored nappes in the eastern Basal Gneiss Complex, central Norwegian Caledonides: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 17, p. 741. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., Wright, S.F., and Hudleston, P. J., 1984. Early deformation in the Svecokarelian greenstone belt of the Kiruna iron district, northern Sweden: Geologiska Foreningens i Stockholm Forhandlingar, v. 106, p. 109-118. [paper]

Vollmer, F.W., and Bosworth, W., 1984. Formation of the melange in a foreland basin overthrust setting: example from the Taconic Orogen, in, Raymond, L.A., ed., Melanges: Their Nature, Origin and Significance: Geological Society of America Special Paper 198, p. 53-70. [paper]

Vollmer, F.W., 1984. A model for fold and nappe development in the Dovrefjell Mountains, western Norwegian Caledonides: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 16, p. 683. [abstract]

Bosworth, W., and Vollmer, F.W., 1981. Structures of the Medial Ordovician flysch of eastern New York: deformation of synorogenic deposits in an overthrust environment: Journal of Geology, v. 89, p. 551-568. [paper]

Vollmer, F.W., 1981. Significance of small scale structures for the deformation history of the Taconic melange, eastern New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 13, p. 574. [abstract]

Bosworth, W., and Vollmer, F.W., 1981. Formation of melange in a foreland basin overthrust setting: example from the Taconic Orogen: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 13, p. 413. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1981. Melange formation associated with the emplacement of the Taconic Allochthon: an analogue for accretionary prism development: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 13, p. 182. [abstract]

Vollmer, F.W., 1981. Structural studies of the Ordovician flysch and melange in Albany County, New York: State University of New York at Albany, MS Thesis, Advisor: Winthrop D. Means, 151 p. [thesis]

Vollmer, F.W., 1980. Progressive deformation, fold rotation and melange formation in Middle Ordovician flysch near Albany, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 12, p. 542. [abstract]


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