Keir Becker

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2020

Subseafloor Cross-Hole Tracer Experiment Reveals Hydrologic Properties, Heterogeneities, and Reactions in Slow-Spreading Oceanic Crust

Wheat, C. G., Becker, K., Villinger, H., Orcutt, B. N., Fournier, T., Hartwell, A. & Paul, C., Jan 1 2020, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 21, 1, e2019GC008804.

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Open Access
1 Scopus citations
2019

Evidence for Low-Temperature Diffuse Venting at North Pond, Western Flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Villinger, H. W., Müller, P., Bach, W., Becker, K., Orcutt, B. N., Kaul, N. & Wheat, C. G., Jun 2019, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20, 6, p. 2572-2584 13 p.

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1 Scopus citations

Fifty years of scientific ocean drilling

Becker, K., Austin, J. A., Exon, N., Humphris, S., Kastner, M., McKenzie, J. A., Miller, K. G., Suyehiro, K. & Taira, A., Mar 1 2019, In : Oceanography. 32, 1, p. 17-21 5 p.

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Open Access

Listening down the pipe

Solomon, E. A., Becker, K., Kopf, A. J. & Davis, E. E., Mar 2019, In : Oceanography. 32, 1, p. 98-101 4 p.

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Open Access
2018

A Lack of Dynamic Triggering of Slow Slip and Tremor Indicates That the Shallow Cascadia Megathrust Offshore Vancouver Island Is Likely Locked

McGuire, J. J., Collins, J. A., Davis, E., Becker, K. & Heesemann, M., Oct 28 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 20, p. 11,095-11,103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Foundational experiences and recent advances in long-term deep-ocean borehole observatories for hydrologic, geodetic, and seismic monitoring

Davis, E., Becker, K., Kyo, M. & Kimura, T., Sep 1 2018, In : Marine Technology Society Journal. 52, 5, p. 74-86 13 p.

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1 Scopus citations
2016

Cross-hole tracer experiment reveals rapid fluid flow and low effective porosity in the upper oceanic crust

Neira, N. M., Clark, J. F., Fisher, A. T., Wheat, C. G., Haymon, R. M. & Becker, K., Sep 15 2016, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 450, p. 355-365 11 p.

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14 Scopus citations
2014

IODP Expedition 336: Initiation of long-term coupled microbiological, geochemical, and hydrological experimentation within the seafloor at North Pond, western flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Edwards, K., Bach, W., Klaus, A., Anderson, L., Backert, N., Becker, K., Griffin, D. W., Haddad, A. G., Harigane, Y., Hirayama, H., Hulme, S. M., Jørgensen, S. L., Insua, T. L., Campion, P. L., Mills, H. J., Nakamura, K., Orcutt, B., Park, Y. S., Rennie, V., Rouxel, O. & 5 others, Russel, J. A., Sakata, K., Salas, E. C., Wang, F. & Geoffrey Wheat, C., 2014, In : Scientific Drilling. 17, p. 13-18 6 p.

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7 Scopus citations
2013
9 Scopus citations

Episodic deformation and inferred slow slip at the Nankai subduction zone during the first decade of CORK borehole pressure and VLFE monitoring

Davis, E., Kinoshita, M., Becker, K., Wang, K., Asano, Y. & Ito, Y., Apr 5 2013, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 368, p. 110-118 9 p.

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14 Scopus citations
8 Scopus citations

Seawater recharge into oceanic crust: IODP Exp 327 Site U1363 Grizzly Bare outcrop

Wheat, C. G., Hulme, S. M., Fisher, A. T., Orcutt, B. N. & Becker, K., Jun 1 2013, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 14, 6, p. 1957-1972 16 p.

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14 Scopus citations
2012

CORK-lite: Bringing legacy boreholes back to life

Geoffrey Wheat, C., Edwards, K. J., Pettigrew, T., Jannasch, H. W., Becker, K., Davis, E. E., Villinger, H. & Bach, W., Sep 2012, In : Scientific Drilling. 14, p. 39-43 5 p.

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10 Scopus citations

Initiation of long-term coupled microbiological, geochemical, and hydrological experimentation within the seafloor at North Pond, western flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Edwards, K. J., Backert, N., Bach, W., Becker, K., Klaus, A., Griffin, D. W., Anderson, L., Haddad, A. G., Harigane, Y., Campion, P. L., Hirayama, H., Mills, H. J., Hulme, S. M., Nakamura, K., Jørgensen, S. L., Orcutt, B., Insua, T. L., Park, Y. S., Rennie, V., Salas, E. C. & 8 others, Rouxel, O., Wang, F., Russel, J. A., Wheat, C. G., Sakata, K., Brown, M., Magnusson, J. L. & Ettlinger, Z., Jan 1 2012, In : Integrated Ocean Drilling Program: Preliminary Reports. 336, p. 1-72 72 p.

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8 Scopus citations

IODP expedition 327 and Atlantis expedition at 18-07: Observatories and experiments on the eastern Flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge

Fisher, A. T., Tsuji, T., Petronotis, K., Wheat, C. G., Becker, K., Clark, J. F., Cowen, J., Edwards, K., Jannasch, H., Gautier, J. M., Haddad, A., Kane, J., Keske, S., Harris, M., Hulme, S., Ji, F., Masui, R., Miyamoto, H., Morvan, S., Mrozewski, S. & 19 others, Orcutt, B., Peart, L., Richardson, B., Rutter, J., Thiberge, B., Winslow, D., Cooper, S., Glazer, B., Ausejo-Robador, A., Brennon, R., Gross, A., Hamner, K., Hseih, C. C., Jungbluth, S., Lin, H. T., Ramirez, G., Ringlein, J., Slovacek, A. & Strong, L., Apr 2012, In : Scientific Drilling. 13, p. 4-11 8 p.

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8 Scopus citations

Microbial communities at the borehole observatory on the Costa Rica Rift flank (Ocean Drilling Program Hole 896A)

Nigro, L. M., Harris, K., Orcutt, B. N., Hyde, A., Clayton-Luce, S., Becker, K. & Teske, A., 2012, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 3, JUN

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11 Scopus citations

The deep, dark energy biosphere: Intraterrestrial life on earth

Edwards, K. J., Becker, K. & Colwell, F., May 2012, In : Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 40, p. 551-568 18 p.

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101 Scopus citations
2011

Colonization of subsurface microbial observatories deployed in young ocean crust

Orcutt, B. N., Bach, W., Becker, K., Fisher, A. T., Hentscher, M., Toner, B. M., Wheat, C. G. & Edwards, K. J., Apr 1 2011, In : ISME Journal. 5, 4, p. 692-703 12 p.

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96 Scopus citations

In situ enrichment of Ocean crust microbes on igneous minerals and glasses using an osmotic flow-through device

Smith, A., Popa, R., Fisk, M., Nielsen, M., Wheat, C. G., Jannasch, H. W., Fisher, A. T., Becker, K., Sievert, S. M. & Flores, G., Jun 1 2011, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 12, 6, Q06007.

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29 Scopus citations
2010

A seismic swarm and regional hydrothermal and hydrologic perturbations: The northern Endeavour segment, February 2005

Hooft, E. E. E., Patel, H., Wilcock, W., Becker, K., Butterfield, D., Davis, E., Dziak, R., Inderbitzen, K., Lilley, M., McGill, P., Toomey, D. & Stakes, D., Dec 1 2010, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 11, 12, Q12015.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Subseafloor seawater-basalt-microbe reactions: Continuous sampling of borehole fluids in a ridge flank environment

Wheat, C. G., Jannasch, H. W., Fisher, A. T., Becker, K., Sharkey, J. & Hulme, S., Jul 1 2010, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 11, 7, Q07011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations
2009
Open Access
18 Scopus citations
2008

Borehole observations of fluid flow from South Chamorro Seamount, an active serpentinite mud volcano in the Mariana forearc

Wheat, C. G., Fryer, P., Fisher, A. T., Hulme, S., Jannasch, H., Mottl, M. J. & Becker, K., Mar 30 2008, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 267, 3-4, p. 401-409 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations
27 Scopus citations
55 Scopus citations
2007

On the fidelity of "CORK" borehole hydrologic observatory pressure records

Davis, E. & Becker, K., Sep 2007, In : Scientific Drilling. 5, p. 54-59 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2006

A discrete episode of seismic and aseismic deformation of the Nankai trough subduction zone accretionary prism and incoming Philippine Sea plate

Davis, E. E., Becker, K., Wang, K., Obara, K., Ito, Y. & Kinoshita, M., Feb 15 2006, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 242, 1-2, p. 73-84 12 p.

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65 Scopus citations

New insights into the hydrogeology of the oceanic crust: Through long-term monitoring

Kastner, M., Becker, K., Davis, E. E., Fisher, A. T., Jannasch, H. W., Solomon, E. A. & Wheat, G., Dec 1 2006, In : Oceanography. 19, SPL.ISS. 4, p. 46-57 12 p.

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13 Scopus citations
2005

IODP expedition 301 installs three borehole crustal observatories, prepares for three-dimensional, cross-hole experiments in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean

the IODP Expedition 301 Scientists, Sep 1 2005, In : Scientific Drilling. 1, p. 6-11 6 p.

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Open Access
6 Scopus citations

Legs 190 and 196 synthesis: Deformation and fluid flow processes in the Nankai Trough accretionary prism

Moore, G. F., Mikada, H., Moore, J. C., Becker, K. & Taira, A., Sep 27 2005, In : Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program: Scientific Results. 190-196, p. 1-26 26 p.

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24 Scopus citations
2004

Costa Rica Rift revisited: Constraints on shallow and deep hydrothermal circulation in young oceanic crust

Davis, E. E., Becker, K. & He, J., Jun 15 2004, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 222, 3-4, p. 863-879 17 p.

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18 Scopus citations

Hydrological response to a seafloor spreading episode on the Juan de Fuca ridge

Davis, E., Beckor, K., Dziak, R., Cassidy, J., Wang, K. & Lilley, M., Jul 15 2004, In : Nature. 430, 6997, p. 335-338 4 p.

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36 Scopus citations

Temperature and video logs from the upper oceanic crust, Holes 504B and 896A, Costa Rica Rift flank: Implications for the permeability of upper oceanic crust

Becker, K., Davis, E. E., Spiess, F. N. & deMoustier, C. P., Jun 15 2004, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 222, 3-4, p. 881-896 16 p.

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26 Scopus citations
2003

Deep-ocean temperature variations and implications for errors in seafloor heat flow determinations

Davis, E. E., Wang, K., Becker, K., Thomson, R. E. & Yashayaev, I., Jan 10 2003, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 108, 1, p. EPM 3-1 - 3-6

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18 Scopus citations

Hydrothermal recharge and discharge across 50 km guided by seamounts on a young ridge flank

Fisher, A. T., Davis, E. E., Hutnak, M., Spiess, V., Zühlsdorff, L., Cherkaoui, A., Christiansen, L., Edwards, K., Macdonald, R., Villinger, H., Mottl, M. J., Wheat, C. G. & Becker, K., Feb 6 2003, In : Nature. 421, 6923, p. 618-621 4 p.

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173 Scopus citations

Marine geological and geophysical roots of the ocean observatories initiative

Becker, K., Dec 1 2003, In : Oceanography. 16, SPL.ISS. 4, p. 6-11 6 p.

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47 Scopus citations

Sedimentary and tectonic evolution of a trench-slope basin in the Nankai subduction zone of southwest Japan

Underwood, M. B., Moore, G. F., Taira, A., Klaus, A., Wilson, M. E. J., Fergusson, C. L., Hirano, S., Steurer, J., Becker, K., Becker, L., Boeckel, B., Cragg, B., Dean, A., Henry, P., Hisamitsu, T., Hunze, S., Kastner, M., Maltman, A., Morgan, J., Murakami, Y. & 7 others, Saffer, D., Sánchez-Gómez, M., Screaton, E., Smith, D., Spivak, A., Tobin, H. & Ujiie, K., Jul 2003, In : Journal of Sedimentary Research. 73, 4, p. 589-602 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Scopus citations
2002
55 Scopus citations

Ocean drilling program plans final year of operations

Becker, K., Apr 2 2002, In : Eos. 83, 14, p. 157+159

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ODP Leg 196: Logging-while-drilling and advanced CORKS at the Nankai trough accretionary prism

Mikada, H., Becker, K., Moore, J. C. & Klaus, A., Sep 1 2002, In : JOIDES Journal. 28, 2, p. 8-12 5 p.

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1 Scopus citations
2001

An episode of seafloor spreading and associated plate deformation inferred from crustal fluid pressure transients

Davis, E. E., Wang, K., Thomson, R. E., Becker, K. & Cassidy, J. F., Oct 10 2001, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 106, B10, p. 21953-21963 11 p., 2000JB000040.

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80 Scopus citations

Ocean drilling program's research intensifies as end nears

Hay, W. W. & Becker, K., 2001, In : Eos. 82, 18, p. 201+209

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1 Scopus citations

Using ODP boreholes for studying sub-seafloor hydrogeology: Results from the first decade of CORK observations

Davis, E. E. & Becker, K., Dec 1 2001, In : Geoscience Canada. 28, 4, p. 170-178 9 p.

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14 Scopus citations

Volcanic stratigraphy of DSDP/ODP Hole 395A: An interpretation using well-logging data

Bartetzko, A., Pezard, P., Goldberg, D., Sun, Y. F. & Becker, K., Jan 1 2001, In : Marine Geophysical Researches. 22, 2, p. 111-127 17 p.

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33 Scopus citations
2000

Channelized fluid flow in oceanic crest reconciles heat-flow and permeability data

Fisher, A. T. & Becker, K., Jan 6 2000, In : Nature. 403, 6765, p. 71-74 4 p.

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152 Scopus citations

Deformation and fluid flow processes in the nankai trough accretionary prism: ODP leg 190

Moore, G., Taira, A., Klaus, A., Becker, K., Becker, L., Boeckel, B., Cragg, B., Dean, A., Ferguson, C., Henry, P., Hirano, S., Hisamitsu, T., Hunze, S., Kastner, M., Maltman, A., Morgan, J., Murakami, Y., Saffer, D., Sánchez-Gómez, M., Screaton, E. & 7 others, Smith, D., Spivak, A., Steurer, J., Tobin, H., Ujiie, K., Underwood, M. & Wilson, M., 2000, In : JOIDES Journal. 26, 2, p. 18-25 8 p.

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Formation-scale hydraulic and mechanical properties of oceanic crust inferred from pore pressure response to periodic seafloor loading

Davis, E. E., Wang, K., Becker, K. & Thomson, R. E., Jun 10 2000, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 105, B6, p. 13423-13435 13 p., 2000JB900084.

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60 Scopus citations

Permeability of a decollement zone: Results from a two-well experiment in the Barbados accretionary complex

Screaton, E., Carson, B., Davis, E. & Becker, K., Sep 10 2000, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 105, B9, p. 21403-21410 8 p., 2000JB900220.

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27 Scopus citations

Permeability of upper oceanic basement on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge determined with drill-string packer experiments

Becker, K. & Fisher, A. T., Jan 10 2000, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 105, B1, p. 897-912 16 p., 1999JB900250.

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58 Scopus citations