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A. Hugh N. RICE, Dr.

alexander.hugh.rice@univie.ac.at

Room Number: 2B448
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Research interests:

Permanent Research Guest. Graduated in Geology and Chemistry from Cardiff in 1976 and from there completed his PhD in 1982 on structural and metamorphic geology in the N. Norwegian Caledonides. After time at Galway University, the National Museum of Wales, the Norwegian Geological Survey, the "dole queue" and Heidelberg University, he moved to Vienna in 1994. From 1996 to 2007 he lectured at the Vienna University. From 2002-2004 he worked for the International Union of Geological Sciences.  Interests cover all aspects of the Scandinavian Caledonides, snowball Earth models, very-low grade metamorphism and microstructures, especially sector-zoning in crystals (http://homepage.univie.ac.at/alexander.hugh.rice/)


Selected Publications:

Rice, A. H. N., Grasemann, B., Iglseder, C., Nikolakopoulos, K.,  Mitropoulos,  D., Müller, M., Voit, K., Draganits, E., Rockenschaub, M., Zamoyli. A., Tsombos, P. (in press): Geological Map of Kea, W. Cyclades, Greece. Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploitation, Athens, Greece.

Rice, A. H. N.  & Williams, D. M. (2010): Caledonian strike-slip terrane accretion in W. Ireland: insights from very low-grade metamorphism (illite-chlorite crystallinity and b0 parameter). Geological Magazine, in press.

Rice, A. H. N., Edwards, M. B., Hansen, T. A., Arnaud, E & Halverson, G. P. (2010): Glacigenic rocks of the Smalfjord and Mortensnes Formations, Vestertana Group, E. Finnmark, Norway (goodbye to the Varangerian ice age). The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, in press.

Stodt, F., Rice, A. H. N. , Björklund, L., Bax, G., Halverson, G. P. & Pharaoh, T. C. (2010): Ediacaran glaciations in the Caledonides of NW Scandinavia. The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, in press.

Hofmann, C.-C. & Rice, A. H. N.  (2009): Leaf-jams – a new and unique leaf deposit in the ephemeral Hoanib River, NW Namibia: origin and plant taphonomic implications. International Journal of Coal Geology, in press.

Rice, A. H. N., Harrington, K. & Roberts, D. (2008):  Berggrunnsgeologisk kart 2135 3 – 1:50000 REATKAJOHSKÁDI.  Norges geologiske Undersøkelse.

Roberts, D. & Rice, A. H. N. (2008): Berggrunnsgeologisk kart MUŊKAVÁRRI 2035 2 – 1:50000.  Norges geologiske Undersøkelse.

Rice, A. H. N., Edwards, M. B. & Hansen, T. A. (2008): Neoproterozoic glacial and associated facies in the Varanger (ex-type) area, Finnmark, North Norway. (CD/pdf. online only). 78 p. Field Guide to Excursion 42, 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo.

Iglseder, C., Grasemann, B., Schneider, D. A., Lenauer, I., Rice, A. H. N., Nikolakopoulos, K. G., Tsombos, P. I., Müller, M. & Voit, K. (2008): Characteristics of low-angle normal fault formation on Kea (Western Cyclades, Greece). YOURSGET meeting, July, Oviedo, Spain, 585-587.

Rice, A. H. N. (2007): Chemical disequilibrium during garnet growth: Monte Carlo simulations of natural crystal morphologies. Comment. Geology doi: 10.1130/G23441C.1

Rice A. H. N., Habler, G., Carrupt, C., Cotza, G.-L., Wiesmayr, G., Schuster, R., Sölva, H., Thöni, M. & Koller, F. (2007): Textural Sector-Zoning in Garnet: Theoretical Patterns and Natural Examples from Alpine Metamorphic Rocks. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 99, 70-89.

Bestmann, M., Rice, A. H. N., Langenhorst, F., Grasemann, B. & Heidelbach, F. (2006): Subglacial bedrock welding associated with glacial earthquakes. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 163, 417-420.

Rice, A. H. N. 2005. Quantifying the exhumation of UHP-rocks in the Western Gneiss Region, S. W. Norway: A Branch-line – Balanced Cross-section Model. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 98, 2-21.

Halverson, G. P., Hoffman, P. F., Schrag, D. P., Maloof, A. C. & Rice, A. H. N. (2005): Towards a Neoproterozoic composite carbon-isotope record. Geological Society of America Bulletin 117, 1181-1207.

Rice, A. H. N., Ntaflos, T., Gayer, R. A. & Beckinsale, R. D. (2004): Metadolerite geochronology and dolerite geochemistry from East Finnmark, Northern Scandinavian Caledonides. Geological Magazine 141, 301-318.

Rice, A. H. N. (2004): Glacial influence on Neoproterozoic sedimentation: the Smalfjord Formation, northern Norway – a discussion. Sedimentology 51, 1419-1422.
 
Rice, A. H. N. & Frank, W. (2003): Early Caledonian (Finnmarkian) events reassessed in Finnmark:40Ar/39Ar Cleavage age data from NW Varangerhalvøya, N. Norway. Tectonophysics 374, 219-236.

Halverson, G. P., Hoffman, P. F., Maloof, A. C., Rice, A. H. N. (2003): Towards a composite carbon isotopic curve for the Neoproterozoic. (Extended Abstract) Conference proceedings of the IV South American Symposium on Isotope Geology (Salvador, Brazil), 14-17.

Rice, A. H. N. (2001): Field evidence for thrusting of the basement rocks coring tectonic windows in the Scandinavian Caledonides; an insight from the Kunes Nappe, Finnmark, Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology 81, 321-328.

Rice, A. H. N. (2001): Devonian, orogen parallel opposed extension in the Central Norwegian Caledonides. A comment. Geology 29, 374-375.

Rice, A. H. N. & Hofmann, Ch.-Ch. (2001): The transition form Neoproterozoic glacial to interglacial sedimentation near Hammarnes, East Finnmark, North Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology 81, 257-262.

Rice, A. H.  N., Hofmann, Ch.-Ch. & Pettersen, A. (2001): A new sedimentary succession from the southern margin of the Neoproterozoic Gaissa Basin, south Varangerfjord, North Norway; the Lattanjar´ga unit. Norwegian Journal of Geology 81, 41-48.

Rice, A. H. N. & Hofmann, Ch.-Ch. (2000): Evidence for a glacial origin of Neoproterozoic III striations at Oaibaccannjar´ga, Finnmark, North Norway. Geological Magazine 137, 355-366.

Warr, L. N., Greiling, R. O., Rice, A. H. N., Sadek, M. F., Abdeen, M. M., Osman, M. F., Kamal El Din, G. M. (1999): Low temperature metamorphism in the Hammamat basins of the Eastern Desert, Egypt. At Meeting on Aspects of Pan-African tectonics, Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany. Schriften des Forschungszentrum Jülich. Bilateral Seminars of the International Bureau 32, Ed. de Wall, H. & Greiling, R. O., 167-171.

Rice, A. H. N. (1998): Stretching lineations and structural evolution of the Kalak Nappe Complex (Middle Allochthon) in the Repparfjord-Fægfjord area, Finnmark, northern Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 78, 277-289.

Williams, D. M., Harkin, J. & Rice, A. H. N. (1997): Umbers, ocean crust and the Irish Caledonides: terrane transpression and the morphology of the Laurentian margin. Journal of the Geological Society, London 154, 829-838.

Rice, A. H. N. & Townsend, C. (1996): Correlation of the late Precambrian Ekkerøya Formation (Vadsø Group; E. Finnmark) and the Brennelvfjord Interbedded Member (Porsangerfjord Group; W. Finnmark), N. Norwegian Caledonides. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 76, 55-61.

Rice, A. H. N. & Roberts, D. (1995): Clay mineral crystallinity and metamorphism of Late Proterozoic rocks of the Rybachi, Sredni and Kildin area, N. Kola Peninsula, Russia. Special Publication of Norges geologiske Undersøkelse 7, 259-270.

Warr, L. N. & Rice, A. H. N. (1994): Interlaboratory standardisation and calibration of clay mineral crystallinity and crystallite size data. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 12, 141-152.

Rice, A. H. N. (1994): Stratigraphic overlap of the late Proterozoic Vadsø and Barents Sea Groups and correlation across the Trollfjorden-Komagelva Fault, Finnmark, N. Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 74, 48-57.

Rice, A. H. N. & Reiz, W. (1994): The structural relations and regional tectonic implications of metadolerite dykes in the Kongsfjord Formation, North Varanger Region, Finnmark, North Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 74, 152-165.

Greiling, R. O., Abdeen, M. M., Dardir, A. A., El Akhal, H., El Ramly, M. F., Kamal El Din, G. M., Osman, A. F., Rashwan, A. A., Rice, A. H. N. & Sadek, M. F. (1994): A structural synthesis of the Proterozoic Arabian-Nubian Shield in Egypt. Geologische Rundschau 83, 484-501.

Rice, A. H. N., Sadek, M. F. & Rashwan, A. A. (1993): Igneous and structural relations in the Pan-African Hammamat Group, Igla Basin, Egypt. In U. Thorweihe & H. Schandelmeier (eds.) Geoscientific Research in Northeast Africa. Balkema, Rotterdam. 35-39.

Rice, A. H. N., Osman, A. F., Abdeen, M. M., Sadek, M. F. & Ragab, A. I. (1993): Preliminary comparisons of six late- to post-Pan-African molasse basins, E. Desert, Egypt. In U. Thorweihe & H. Schandelmeier (eds.) Geoscientific Research in Northeast Africa. Balkema, Rotterdam. 41-45.

Rice, A. H. N. (1993): Textural and twin sector-zoning and displacement of graphite in chiastolite and pyralspite and grandite garnets in the Variscides of South-West England. Proceedings of the Ussher Society 9, 124-131.

Rice, A. H. N., Robins, B. & Townsend, C. (1991): A Field Guide to the Geology of Finnmark, N. Norway. Unpublished field guide for IGCP 294 (“Circum Atlantic Terranes”) meeting, Tromsø, 1991. 65 localities; 180 pp.

Rice, A. H. N., Greiling, R. O., Dardir, A. A., Rashwan, A. A. & Sadek, M. F. (1991): Pan-African extensional structures in the area south of the Hafafit Antiform, Eastern Desert of Egypt. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie 11, 2641-2651.

Rice, A. H. N. & Mitchell, J. (1991): Porphyroblast sector-zoning and matrix displacement. Mineralogical Magazine 55, 379-396.

Rice, A. H. N., Greiling, R. O., Dardir, A. A., Rashwan, A. A. & Sadek, M. F. (1991): Pan-African extensional structures in the area south of the Hafafit Antiform, Eastern Desert of Egypt. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie 11, 2641-2651.

Daly, J. S., Aitcheson, S. J., Cliff, R. A., Gayer, R. A. & Rice, A. H. N. (1991): Geochronological evidence from discordant plutons for a late Proterozoic orogen in the Caledonides of Finnmark, northern Norway. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 148, 29-40.

Rice, A. H. N. (1990): Possible basement rocks in the Kalak Nappe Complex on Sørøy, Finnmark, N. Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 70, 159-172.

Rice, A. H. N. (1990): A discussion: basement-cover relationships on Northern Vanna, Troms, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 70, 179-184.

Williams, D. M. & Rice, A. H. N. (1989): Low-angled extensional faulting and the emplacement of the Connemara Dalradian. Tectonics 8, 417, 428.

Townsend, C., Rice, A. H. N. & Mackay, A. (1989): The structure and stratigraphy of the southwestern portion of the Gaissa Thrust Belt and adjacent Kalak Nappe Complex, Finnmark, N Norway. In R. A. Gayer (ed.) The Caledonide Geology of Scandinavia. Graham & Trotman, London. 111-126.

Rice, A. H. N., Gayer, R. A., Robinson, D. & Bevins, R. E. (1989): Strike-slip restoration of the Barents Sea Caledonides Terrane, Finnmark, North Norway. Tectonics 8, 247-264.

Rice, A. H. N., Bevins, R. E., Roberts, D. & Robinson, D. (1989): Thrust related metamorphic inversion in the Caledonides of Finnmark, north Norway. In J. S. Daly, R. A. Cliff & B. W. D. Yardley (eds.) Evolution of Metamorphic Belts. Geological Society of London Special Publication 43, 413-422.

Rice, A. H. N., Bevins, R. A., Robinson, D. & Roberts, D. (1989): Evolution of low-grade metamorphic zones in the Caledonides of Finnmark, N Norway. In R. A. Gayer (ed.) The Caledonide Geology of Scandinavia. Graham & Trotman, London. 177-191.

Gayer, R. A. & Rice, A. H. N. (1989): Palaeogeographic restoration of the pre- to syn-Iapetus rifting sediments in the Caledonides of Finnmark, N Norway. In R. A. Gayer (ed.) The Caledonide Geology of Scandinavia. Graham & Trotman, London. 127-139.

Rice, A. H. N. & Roberts, D. (1988): Multi-textured garnets from a single growth event: an example from northern Norway. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 6, 159-172.

Rice, A. H. N. (1987): Continuous out-of-sequence ductile thrusting in the Norwegian Caledonides. Geological Magazine 124, 249-260.

Rice, A. H. N. (1987): A tectonic model for the evolution of the Finnmarkian Caledonides of North Norway. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 24, 602-616.

Gayer, R. A., Rice, A. H. N., Roberts, D., Townsend, C. & Welbon, A. I. F. (1987): Restoration of the Caledonian Baltoscandian margin from balanced cross-sections: the problem of excess continental crust. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 78, 197-217.

Townsend, C., Roberts, D., Rice, A. H. N. & Gayer, R. A. (1986): The Gaissa Nappe, Finnmark, North Norway: an example of a deeply eroded external imbricate zone within the Scandinavian Caledonides. Journal of Structural Geology 8, 431-440.
 
Rice, A. H. N. (1986): Structures associated with superimposed inhomogeneous shearing of basic dykes from Finnmark, Norway. Tectonophysics 128, 61-75.

Rice, A. H. N. (1985): Staurolite growth and metamorphic zones in the Kalak Nappe Complex of northeastern Porsanger-halvøya, north Norway. Lithos 18, 281-294.

Gayer, R. A., Hayes, S. J. & Rice, A. H. N.  (1985): The structural development of the Kalak Nappe Complex of Eastern and Central Porsangerhalvøya, Finnmark, Norway. Norges geologiske undersøkelse Bulletin 400, 67-87.

Rice, A. H. N. (1984): The significance of a thrust fault lineation in the Kalak Nappe Complex of Finnmark. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 64, 173-180.

Rice, A. H. N. (1984): Metamorphic and structural diachroneity in the Finnmark Caledonides. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 2, 219-236.






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