Lifton, Z.M., J. Lee, K.L. Frankel, A.V. Newman, J.M. Schroeder, and M.T. Heizler, (in revision), Quaternary slip rates on the White Mountains Fault Zone, Eastern California: Implications for comparing geologic to geodetic slip rates across the Walker Lane: Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Frankel, K.L., L.A. Owen, J.F. Dolan, J.R. Knott, Z.M. Lifton, R.C. Finkel, and T. Wasklewicz, (2015), Timing and rates of Holocene normal faulting along the Black Mountain Fault zone, Death Valley, USA: Lithosphere. doi:10.1130/L464.1. [pdf]

Lifton, Z.M., A.V. Newman, and K.L. Frankel, (2015), Latest Pleistocene and Holocene slip rates on the Lone Mountain fault: evidence for accelerating slip in the Silver Peak-Lone Mountain extensional complex: Tectonics, v. 34, p. 449-463, doi:10.1002/2013TC003512. [pdf]

Link, P.K., B.T. Crosby, Z.M. Lifton, E.A. Eversole, and T.M. Rittenour, (2014), The late Pleistocene (17 ka) Soldier Bar landslide and Big Creek, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Central Idaho: Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 49, no. 1, p. 17–31. [pdf]

Lifton, Z.M., K.L. Frankel, A.V. Newman, C.W. Johnson, and T.H. Dixon, (2013), Insights into distributed plate rates across the Walker Lane from GPS geodesy: Geophysical Research Letters 40(17), 4620-4624, doi:10.1002/grl.50804. [pdf]

Foy, T.A., K.L. Frankel, Z.M. Lifton, C.W. Johnson, and M.W. Caffee, (2012), Distributed extensional deformation in a zone of right-lateral shear: Implications for geodetic vs. geologic rates of deformation in eastern California shear zone-Walker Lane: Tectonics, 31, 4, doi:10.1029/2011TC002930 [pdf]

Newman, A.V., L. Feng, H.M. Fritz, Z.M. Lifton, N. Kalligeris, and Y. Wei, (2011), The Energetic 2010 Mw 7.1 Solomon Islands Tsunami Earthquake: Geophysical Journal International, 186, pp. 775-781, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05057.x [pdf]

Lifton, Z.M., G.D. Thackray, R. Van Kirk, and N.F. Glenn, (2009), Influence of rock strength on the valley morphometry of Big Creek, central Idaho, USA: Geomorphology, 111, 173-181, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.04.014 [pdf]



Foy, T.A., K.L. Frankel, and Z.M. Lifton, (2016), Preliminary surficial geologic map of selected parts of Clayton Valley and the northwest Montezuma Range piedmont, Esmeralda County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 16-2, scale 1:24,000, 3 p. [download]



Givler, R.*, A. Hull, C. Madugo, Z. Lifton, N. Lewandowski, S. Thompson, and D. Lowry, (2016), Quantifying the location, width, and style of coseismic surface-fault displacement at gas transmission pipeline fault crossings in northern California, presented at 2016 Seismological Society of America Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 20-22 April.

Frankel, K.L., L.A. Owen*, J.F. Dolan, J.R. Knott, Z.M. Lifton, R.C. Finkel, and T.A. Wasklewicz, (2016), Timing and rates of Holocene normal faulting along the Black Mountains fault zone, Death Valley, USA, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 48(4), doi: 10.1130/abs/2016CD-274451.

Li, F., E. Hsiao, Z. Lifton, and A. Hull*, (2015), A Simplified Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis Procedure: Application to the Seattle Fault Zone, Washington, USA, 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 1-4 November 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand. [pdf]

Lifton, Z.M.*, K.L. Frankel, J. Lee, and A.V. Newman, (2013), Summation of Distributed Slip Across the Walker Lane, Abstract 23-3, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 45(6), presented at 2013 GSA Cordilleran Meeting, Fresno, Calif., 20-22 May.

Lifton, Z.M.*, J. Lee, K.L. Frankel, A.V. Newman, and J. Schroeder, (2012), New Estimates of Late Pleistocene Slip Rates on the White Mountains Fault, Eastern California, Abstract G23B-0925 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec.

Lifton, Z.M.*, K.L. Frankel, C.W. Johnson, A.V. Newman, and T.H. Dixon, (2012), Using GPS data to characterize slip rates and distributed deformation in the southern Walker Lane, presented at 2012 UNAVCO Science Workshop, Boulder, Colo., 28 Feb. – 1 March.

Lifton, Z.M.*, K.L. Frankel, C.W. Johnson, and A.V. Newman, (2011), Contemporary Fault Slip Rates in the Southern Walker Lane from Block Modeling of GPS Data, Abstract T51B-2331 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.

Johnson, C.W.*, K.L. Frankel, A.V. Newman, and Z.M. Lifton, (2011), Measuring present-day strain rates along the Fish Lake Valley fault system, Pacific-North America plate boundary, Abstract T51B-2332 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.

Lifton, Z.M.*, K.L. Frankel, A.V. Newman, T.A. Foy, L. Feng, C. Johnson, and T.H. Dixon, (2010), Present-Day Rates of Deformation Across the Southern Walker Lane From a Densified Regional GPS Network: Eos Trans. AGU, 91 Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T33A-2213

Foy, T.A.*, Z.M. Lifton, K.L. Frankel, and C. Johnson, (2010), Late Quaternary faulting in Clayton Valley, Nevada: Implications for distributed deformation in the eastern California shear zone-Walker Lane: Eos Trans. AGU, 91 Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T33A-2212

Kalligeris, N.*, H. Fritz, H., Newman, A.V., Feng, L., Lifton, Z.M., Wei, Y., Titov, V.V., and Uslu, B.U., (2010), Comparison of the 2010 and 2007 Solomon Island Tsunamis: Eos Trans. AGU, 91Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract NH12A-07

Feng, L., A.V. Newman, Z.M. Lifton*, H. Fritz, and N. Kalligeris, (2010), Geodetic Constraints of the Anomalously Tsunamigenic 2010 MW 7.1 Solomon Islands Earthquake, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), West. Pac. Geophys. Meet. Suppl., Abstract T31B-06

Lifton, Z.M.*, G.D Thackray, N.F. Glenn, P.K. Link, and R. Van Kirk, (2005), Bedrock Strength Controls on the Valley Morphometry of Big Creek, Idaho and Valley Counties, Central Idaho: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 37, no. 7, p. 305.

Chadwick, J.*, Z. Lifton, K. Dean, and J. Chadwick, (2004), Sounding of Volcanic Clouds with Balloon-Borne Instruments: Improving Algorithms for Ash and SO2 in Remote Sensing Imagery: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety, Office of the Federal Coordination for Meteorology, p. 55



Lifton, Z.M. (2013) Understanding an evolving diffuse plate boundary with geodesy and geochronology: Ph.D. dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lifton, Z.M. (2005) Bedrock strength controls on the valley morphometry of Big Creek, Valley and Idaho Counties, Idaho: M.S. thesis, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

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