Bill C. McClelland

Bill McClelland
Earth and Environmental Sciences

My primary interests in the fields of geochronology, economic geology, and tectonics center on understanding rates of tectonic processes active along convergent margins and the timing of tectonic and mineralizing events within major orogenic systems. Specific topics of current interest include application of U/Pb geochronology to establishing the interplay of transpressional and arc processes in the formation, migration, and accretion of lithospheric fragments or terranes and exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure rocks resulting from continent-continent collisions. Research in these directions couples U/Pb geochronology with regional tectonic synthesis and field-based geological mapping. Most of my projects are multidisciplinary, involving collaboration with colleagues of varied analytical expertise such as thermobarometry, thermochronology, and quantitative structural analysis.