Francesca C.  Ghisetti 


Ruby Bay, New Zealand


                                                                                                                          For a complete list of publications visit my page on Research Gate.

Significant Publications  since 2000 


Geometry and Kinematics of Fault Systems 

Campbell F.M., Kaiser A., Horstmeyer H., Green A., Ghisetti F., Gorman A. R., Finnemore M. & Nobes D.C. (2010) - Processing and preliminary interpretation of noisy high-resolution seismic reflection/refraction data across the active Ostler Fault zone, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 70, 332-342.

Campbell F.M., Ghisetti F., Kaiser A.E., Green A.G., Horstmeyer H. G. & Gorman A. R. (2010) - Structure and evolution of the seismically active Ostler Fault Zone (New Zealand) based on interpretations of multiple high resolution seismic reflection profiles. Tectonophysics, 495, 195-212.

Ghisetti F.C., Johnston M.R., Wopereis P. & Sibson R.H. (2018) - Structural and morpho-tectonic evidence of Quaternary faulting within the Moutere Depression, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics , 61, 461-479.

Ghisetti F., Johnston M.R. & Wopereis P. (2020) - Structural evolution of the active Waimea-Flaxmore Fault System in the Nelson-Richmond urban area, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics , 63, 168-189.

Ghisetti F. C. (2022) - Map-view restorations of the South Island, New Zealand: a reappraisal of the last 10 Myr of evolution of the Alpine and Wairau faults. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. m 65, 336-361.

Ghisetti F.C., Johnston M.R., Wopereis P. & Sibson R.H. (2023) - Structural evolution, segmentation and activity of the onshore-offshore Waimea-Flaxmore Fault System in south-eastern Tasman Bay, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics .

Structural Setting and Evolution of  Thrust Belts

Festa A., Pini G.A., Dilek Y., Codegone G., Vezzani L., Ghisetti F., Lucente C.C. & Ogata K. (2010) - Peri-Adriatic melanges and their evolution in the Tethyan realm. International Geology Review , 52, 369-403.

Vezzani L.,  Festa A. & Ghisetti F.C. (2010) - Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Central-Southern Apennines,Italy . Geological Society of America Special Paper, 469, 58 pp. 1 accompanying CD-ROM with geological maps at scale 1:250,000.

Ghisetti F., Barnes P.M. & Sibson, R. (2014) - Deformation of the Top Basement Unconformity west of the Alpine Fault (South Island, New Zealand): seismotectonic implications. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics , 57, 271-294.

Ghisetti F., Sibson R.H. & Hamling I. (2016) - Deformed Neogene basins, active faulting and topography in Westland: Distributed crustal mobility west of the Alpine Fault transpressive plate boundary (South Island, New Zealand. Tectonophysics ,693, 340-362.

Ghisetti F., Barnes P.M., Elllis S, Plaza-Faverola A.A. & Barker D.H.N. (2016) - The last 2Myr of accretionary wedge construction in the central Hikurangi margin (North Island, New Zealand): Insights from structural modeling. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 17, 2661-2686.

Barnes P.M., Ghisetti F.C., Ellis S. & Morgan J.K. (2018) - The role of protothrusts in frontal accretion and accommodation of plate convergence, Hikurangi subduction margin New Zealand . Geosphere, 14 (2), 157-175.

Ellis S., Ghisetti F., Barnes P.M., Boulton C., Fagereng A. & Buiter S. (2019) - The contemporary force balance in a wide accretionary wedge: numerical models of the southcentral Hikurangi margin of New Zealand.  Geophysical Journal International , 219 (2), 157-175.

Recent Deformation and Seismotectonics

Sibson, R.H. & Ghisetti F. (2010) - Characterising the seismic potential of compressional inversion structures, NW South Island. Earthquake Commission Research Paper # 3760.

Sibson R., Ghisetti F. & Ristau J. (2011) - Stress control of an evolving strike-slip fault system during the 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquake sequence. Seismological Research Letters , 82, 824-832.

Sibson R.H., Ghisetti F.C. & Crookbain R.A. (2012) - Andersonian wrench faulting in a regional stress field during the 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, earthquake sequence. Geological Society of London Special Publication , 367, 7-18.

Ghisetti F. & Sibson R. (2012) - Compressional reactivation of E-W inherited normal faults in the area of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics , 55 (3), 177-184.

Barnes P.M., Ghisetti F.C.  & Gorman A.R. (2016) - New insights into the tectonic inversion of North Canterbury and the regional structural context of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, New Zealand. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 17, 324-345.

Barnes P.M. & Ghisetti F.C. (2016) - Structure, late Quaternary slip rate and earthquake potential of marine reverse faults along the North Westland deformation front, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics , 59 (1), 157-175.

Lee R.L., Bradley B.A., Ghisetti F.C. & Thomson E.M. (2017) - Development of a 3D velocity model of the Canterbury, New Zealand, region for broadband ground-motion simulation. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America ,107 (5), 2131-2150.

Sibson R.H. & Ghisetti F.C. (2018) - Factors affecting the assessment of earthquake hazard from compressional inversion structure. Bulletin Seismological Society of America , 108, 1819-1836.

Okada T., Iio Y., Matsumoto S., Bannister S., Ohm i S., Horiuchi S., Sato T., Miura T., Pettinga J., Ghisetti F. & Sibson R.H. (2019) - Comparative tomography of reverse-slip and strike-slip seismotectonic provinces in the northern South Island, New Zealand. Tectonophysics, 765, 172-186.

Geological Maps 

Some maps are now geo-referenced and available for download in my Research Gate page.

Festa A.,  Ghisetti F. & Vezzani L. (2004) - Carta Geologica del Molise. (Go to my Research Gate page for download).    S.EL.CA , Firenze, Scale 1:100,000.

Vezzani L., Festa A. & Ghisetti F. (2010) - Geological-Structural Map of the Central-Southern Apennines. 2 Sheets, Scale 1: 250,000. Available in digital format with the  GSA Special Paper 469.

Johnston M.R., Ghisetti F. & Wopereis P. (2021) - Revised Geological Map of the Nelson-Richmond urban area.

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