Andy Bobyarchick

• Associate Professor
McEniry 331
704-687-5998

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Kinematics of ductile shear zones
  • Tectonics and regional geology of the
    Southern Appalachian Mountains
  • Applied geophysics
  • Online and non-traditional experiential
    geosciences education

Recent Publications

 

Garcia, W., D. Griffing, A. Bobyarchick, J. Bender, J. Diemer, M. Eppes, R. Forsythe,  and G. Bloomer. (2017). Physical Geology Lab Manual for Geology 1200 Laboratory. 17th ed. Blue Door Publishing. 154 p.

 

Bobyarchick, A.R., 2014, Structural analysis of the original Everona fault excavation and Cenozoic deformation in the Mountain Run fault zone, central Virginia: Geological Society of America Special Papers, v. 509, p. SPE509-522. First published on December 11, 2014, doi:10.1130/2015.2509(22).

Bobyarchick, A.R., Hardison, J., Floyd, A.B., and Diemer, J.A., 2013, GPR analysis of an Uwharrie River terrace deposit, Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina, in: Hibbard, J., and Pollock, J., One Arc, Two Arcs, Old Arc, New Arc, Carolina Geological Society Annual Meeting and Field Trip Guidebook, pp. 245-264.

Bobyarchick, A.R., Hardison, J., Floyd, A.B.I. and Diemer, J., 2014, GPR analysis of an Uwharrie River terrace deposit, Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina. In Hibbard, J. and Pollock, J., eds., One arc, two arcs, old arc, new arc, Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, p. 245-264.

Recent Grant Awards

 

GEOL 1200L Physical Geology Lab Hybrid Development Course, 2010, UNC Charlotte Office of Distance Education.

 

GEOL 4135/5135 Tectonics Hybrid Development Course Summer, 2010, UNC Charlotte Office of Distance Education.

Presentations
Diemer, J. A., Rich, F. J., *Yankech, M., McClean, R. C., Bobyarchick, A. R., and Eppes, M. C. (2017). Pollen evidence for the age of the Lilesville gravels: A Neogene strath terrace deposit from the Fall Zone of North Carolina, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 3, Richmond, VA. Bobyarchick, A.R., 2016, Reactivation and superposition of Cenozoic brittle deformation in orogeny-parallel shear zones in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: The Everona fault and Mountain Run fault in Virginia, U.S.A., Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no, 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287604 Bobyarchick, A.R., 2016, Radar characteristics of southeastward vergent folds and reverse faults in the Tillery Formation, Carolina terrane, North Carolina: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no 3. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SE-273785 (https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016SE/webprogram/Paper273785.html). BOBYARCHICK, A.R., 2015, GPR Imaging of Fault Related Folds in a Gold-Bearing Metasedimentary Sequence, Carolina Terrane, Southern Appalachian Mountains: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, NS41B-1945. https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/75049 Diemer, J.A., McLean, R., BOBYARCHICK, and A.R, Xanthos, G., 2015, The Lilesville Gravels: A Neogene Strath Terrace Deposit from the Piedmont/Coastal Plain Boundary of North Carolina, USA: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, EP53A-0950. https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/75010 Kwahmie, A., BOBYARCHICK, A.R., and Diemer, J.A., 2015, Ground penetrating radar (GPR) expression of sedimentary deposits produced by channel cutoffs and meander straightening at Killian Cove, Catawba River, North Carolina: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 2, p. 3. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015SE/webprogram/Paper253361.html Bobyarchick, A.R., 2014, Vorticity and strain partitioning between augen gneiss and high strain zones in the Blowing Rock Gneiss, North Carolina Blue Ridge: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 3, p. 36. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014SE/webprogram/Paper237402.html Bobyarchick, A.R., 2014, Vorticity, kinematics, and partitioning in porphyroclastic gneiss: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6, p. 217. https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper250144.html Bobyarchick, Andy R., 2013, Vorticity from kinematic indicators and exposition of regional shear in high strain zones of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7, p. 741 (Denver, CO). Bobyarchick, Andy R., and Hardison, J., 2013, Multiple geophysics method approach to subsidence potential in a historic gold mine site: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7, p. 360 (Denver, CO). Bobyarchick, Andy R., Xanthos, G., McLean, R.C., Jr., and Diemer, J.A., 2013, A pilot study for the application of ground penetrating radar to subsurface mapping of lithostratigraphic facies in the Lilesville gravels, North and South Carolina: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 2, p. 14 (San Juan, PR). Bobyarchick, Andy R., 2012, Exceptions to uniform rigid augen rotation and vorticity in a Blue Ridge crystalline massif: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 4, p. 10 (Asheville, NC) (presenter) Wickliff, Alisa, Pugalee, David, and Bobyarchick, Andy R., 2012, The Catawba River District Learning Laboratories informal science project; Geological Society of America of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 7, p. 448. (Charlotte, NC) (co-presenter)