郭力維 Li-Wei Kuo

國立中央大學地球科學系 教授

Full professor, Department of Earth Sciences,
National Central University

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研究方向 Research Interests

My research is motivated by a desire to understand how rocks/minerals were formed by extreme deformation events, e.g., faulting or lightning. I mainly work on the investigation of fault behaviors of a fault during the seismic cycle, to obtain earthquake physics for a seismically active fault, and to expand understanding of fault deformation together with significant applications to other natural faults. By means of the integration of the data of (1) natural observation of active fault zones, (2) microstructural /geochemical investigation of fault rocks, and (3) experiments conducted under expected deformation condition, the field- and laboratory-based complementary data set shall uncover the secrets hidden on seismic faults. Meanwhile, I focus on the lightning-induced textures on rocks, namely fulgurite. The high temperature (>1000˚C) and high pressure (~1.5 GPa) textural context of fulgurite are similar to both shocked minerals by meteorite impacts and pseudotachylyte by seismic faulting. Our results shed light on the meteoritics, planetary geology, and regional tectonics and will be of interest of a broad audience (geologists, geochemists, planetary scientists, petrologists, mineralogists, etc.). The relevant published (under review) works in 3 years (2018-2021) are shown as following:

(1) Faulting-related:

The Chihshang Fault 

  • Mixed‐Mode Formation of Amorphous Materials in the Creeping Zone of the Chihshang Fault, Taiwan, and Implications for Deformation Style. (Wu et al., 2020 JGR-solid earth; Kuo as the corresponding author)

Pseudotachylyte

  • Grain fragmentation and frictional melting during initial experimental deformation and implications for seismic slip at shallow depths. (Hung et al., 2019 JGR-solid earth; student’s work)

Experimental design

  • Frictional strength and fluidization of water-saturated kaolinite gouges at seismic slip velocities. (Kuo et al., 2021 JSG)

The Chelungpu fault (ruptured in a Mw 7.6 Chi-Chi earthquake on 21th September 1999)

  • Lithology and fault related stress variations along the TCDP boreholes: the stress state before and after the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake. (Talukdar et al., 2022 JGR-solid earth)
  • Gouge fabrics reset by thermal pressurization record stress on faults after earthquakes (Kuo et al., 2022 Geology).

The Longmenshan fault belt (ruptured in a Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake on 12 May 2008)

  • Carbonaceous materials in the fault zone of the Longmenshan Fault belt: 1. Signatures within the deep Wenchuan earthquake fault zone and their implication. (Kuo et al., 2018 Minerals)
  • Carbonaceous Materials in the Fault Zone of the Longmenshan Fault Belt: 2. Characterization of Fault Gouge from Deep Drilling and Implications for Fault Maturity. (Kuo et al., 2018 Minerals)
  • Carbonaceous Materials in the Longmenshan Fault Belt Zone: 3. Records of Seismic Slip from the Trench and Implications for Faulting Mechanisms. (Si et al., 2018 Minerals)
  • Frictional properties of the Longmenshan-fault-belt gouges from WFSD-3 and implications for earthquake rupture propagation (Kuo et al., 2022 JGR-Solid Earth).

Geothermal energy

  • Fluid flow and fault-related subsurface fractures in slate and metasandstone formations: A case study of the Jentse Geothermal Area, Taiwan. (Chen et al., 2021 Geothermics; student’s work)

Serpentinite-bearing fault

  • Formation and Evolution of Nephrite Jade. (Tarling et al., 2022 Scientific Reports)

(2) Lightning-related:

  • Lightning-induced high temperature and pressure microstructures in surface and subsurface fulgurites (Kuo et al., 2021 Scientific Reports)

最新成果 Recent Publications

Kuo, L. W.*, H. Sone, V. Luzin, E.-C. Yeh, Y.-J. Hsu and E. Tan, 2022. Gouge fabrics reset by thermal pressurization record stress on faults after earthquakes, Geology, doi: 10.1130/G50217.1

Tarling, M. S., S. A. F. Smith, M. Negrini, L.-W. Kuo, W.-H. Wu and A. F. Copper, 2022. An evolutionary model and classification scheme for nephrite jade based on veining, fabric development, and the role of dissolution–precipitation. Scientific Reports, 12(7823), doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-11560-7.

Kuo, L. W.*, C. C. Hung, H. Li, S. Aretusini, J. Chen, G. Di Toro, E. Sapagnuolo, F. Di Felice, H. Wang, J. Si and H. S. Sheu, 2022. Frictional properties of the Longmenshan-fault-belt gouges from WFSD-3 and implications for earthquake rupture propagation. JGR-Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2022JB024081

Talukdar, M.*, H. Sone and L. W. Kuo, 2022. Lithology and Fault-Related Stress Variations Along the TCDP Boreholes: The Stress State Before and After the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake. JGR Solid Earth, 127(2), doi: 10.1029/2021JB023290

Kuo, L. W.*, S. A. F. Smith, C. C. Chen, C. S. Ku, C. Y. Chiang, D. Brown, M. Negrini, W. J. Huang and T. Y. Chen, 2021. Lightning-induced high temperature and pressure microstructures in surface and subsurface fulgurites. Scientific Reports 11:22031, p. 1-14, doi:10.1038/s41598-021-01559-x

Kuo, L. W.*, W. J. Wu, C. W. Kuo, S. A. F. Smith, W. T. Lin, W. H. Wu and Y. H. Huang, 2021. Frictional strength and fluidization of water-saturated kaolinite gouges at seismic slip velocities. Journal of Structural Geology, 150, p. 1-17, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2021.104419

Chen, B. C., T. Perdana, L. W. Kuo*, 2021. Fluid flow and fault-related subsurface fractures in slate and metasandstone formations: A case study of the Jentse Geothermal Area, Taiwan. Geothermics, 89, p.1-15, doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101986

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獲獎 Award

  • 2022  中華民國地球物理學會蔡義本教授研究生獎學金(學生:吳惟馨-碩士)
  • 2021  羅家倫校長年輕傑出研究獎(國立中央大學)
  • 2021  阮維周教授紀念基金學位論文獎(學生:吳惟馨-學士)
  • 2020  吳大猷先生紀念獎(科技部-109年)
  • 2020  阮維周教授紀念基金學位論文獎(學生:洪建程-碩士)
  • 2019  年輕學者研究著作獎-數理科學組(中央研究院-108年)
  • 2018  Outstanding reviewer award in the journal “Earth and Planetary Science Letters”

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