Camille Clerc

Maître de conférences
Rifting - Marge passive - Extension - Tectonique

Biographie

Camille CLERC is Associate Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of New Caledonia. He works within the Institute of Exact and Applied Sciences (ISEA). His current research focuses on the evolution of passive margins of Zealandia and New Caledonia Ophiolite.

During his PhD research Camille studied the aborted Cretaceous rift system fossilized in the Pyrenees. Since 2009, he is studying the architecture and thermal evolution of passive margins, both from fossil margins exhumed in orogens (Pyrenees) and from present-day passive margins.

He currently explores the mechanisms of crustal thinning of the drowned continent Zealandia and investigates the geological setting of New Caledonia ophiolite and its subduction-obduction complex.

Encadrements 

  • Stage volontaire Master Simon Bufféral
  • Stage M2 et thèse B. Corre
Dernières publications

PUBLICATIONS

  • Clerc, C., Ringenbach, J.-C., Jolivet, L., Ballard, J.-F., 2017. Rifted margins: Ductile deformation, boudinage, continentward-dipping normal faults and the role of the weak lower crust. Gondwana Research (Sollicited Focus Review). doi:10.1016/j.gr.2017.04.030
  • Collot J., Patriat M., Etienne S., Rouillard P., Soetaert F., Juan C., Marcaillou B., Palazzin G., Clerc C., Maurizot P., Pattier F., Tournadour E., Sevin B and Privat A., 2017. Deepwater fold-and-thrust belt along New Caledonia’s western margin: relation to post-obduction vertical motions. Tectonics. doi: 10.1002/2017TC004542
  • Clerc, C., Lagabrielle, Y., Labaume, P., Ringenbach, J.-C., Vauchez, A., Nalpas, T., Bousquet, R., Ballard, J.-F., Lahfid, A. and Fourcade, S., 2016. Basement – Cover decoupling and progressive exhumation of metamorphic sediments at hot rifted margin. Insights from the Northeastern Pyrenean analog. Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.022
  • Corre, B., Lagabrielle, Y., Labaume, P., Fourcade, S., Clerc, C. and Ballèvre, M., 2016. Deformation associated with mantle exhumation in a distal, hot passive margin environment: New constraints from the Saraillé Massif (Chaînons Béarnais, North-Pyrenean Zone). Comptes Rendus Geosci. 348, 279–289. doi:10.1016/j.crte.2015.11.007
  • De Saint Blanquat M., Bajolet, F., Grand’Homme, A., Proietti, A., Zanti, M., Boutin, A., Clerc, C., Lagabrielle, Y. and Labaume, P., 2016. Cretaceous mantle exhumation in the central Pyrenees: New constraints from the peridotites in eastern Ariège (North Pyrenean zone, France). Comptes Rendus Geosci. 348, 268–278. doi:10.1016/j.crte.2015.12.003
  • Lagabrielle, Y., Clerc, C., Vauchez, A., Lahfid, A., Labaume, P., Azambre, B., Fourcade, S. and Dautria, J.-M., 2016. Very high geothermal gradient during mantle exhumation recorded in mylonitic marbles and carbonate breccias from a Mesozoic Pyrenean palaeomargin (Lherz area, North Pyrenean Zone, France). Comptes Rendus Geosci. 348, 290–300. doi:10.1016/j.crte.2015.11.004
  • Clerc, C., Jolivet, L. and Ringenbach, J.-C., 2015. Ductile extensional shear zones in the lower crust of a passive margin. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 431, 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.038
  • Clerc, C., Lahfid, A., Monié, P., Lagabrielle, Y., Chopin, C., Poujol, M., Boulvais, P., Ringenbach, J.-C., Masini, E. and de St Blanquat, M., 2015. High-temperature metamorphism during extreme thinning of the continental crust: a reappraisal of the North Pyrenean passive paleomargin. Solid Earth 6, 643–668. doi:10.5194/se-6-643-2015
  • Clerc, C. and Lagabrielle, Y., 2015. Reply to the comment by Ph. Olivier on “Thermal control on the modes of crustal thinning leading to mantle exhumation. Insight from the Cretaceous Pyrenean hot paleomargins”. Tectonics 2015TC003879. doi:10.1002/2015TC003879

ACCEPTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Corre B., Boulvais P., Lagabrielle Y., Marasi L., Boiron M.-C. and Clerc C. Fluid circulations in response to mantle exhumation in a passive margin setting. The North Pyrenean Zone example. Submitted to Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Patriat, M., Collot J., Etienne S., Poli S., Juan C., Clerc C., Pattier F., Mortimer N., and the VESPA scientific team. Offshore extent of the New Caledonia obducted peridotite nappe, and implications for obduction and post-obduction processes. Accepted to Tectonics

GENERAL AUDIENCE PUBLICATION

  • Clerc C., 2017. Zealandia, un continent supplémentaire à la surface de la Terre. Encyclopædia Universalis, La science au Présent. ISBN 9782852294271

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (SELECTION)

  • Clerc C., Ringenbach J.-C., Jolivet L. and Ballard J.-F., 2017. Continentward-dipping normal faults, Boudinage and ductile shear at rifted margins. Keynote at AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA.
  • Ringenbach J.-C., Clerc C. and Masini E., 2017. Rifted margins structural variety, worldwide and in SE Asia. Exploration issues. Asia Petroleum Geosciences Conference & Exhibition (APGCE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Clerc C. 2017. Which model for the widespread crustal thinning of Zealandia? Comparison with the South China Sea. VESPA and TECTA workshop (GNS), Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Bordenave A., Etienne S., Collot J., Guillemaut F., Razin P., Grelaud C., Maurizot P., Patriat M. and Clerc C., 2017. New Caledonian Paleogene tectono-stratigraphic evolution: New insight of sedimentary record of syn-obduction and regional tectonic event in South West Pacific. International Meeting of Sedimentology, Toulouse, France.
  • Jolivet L., Menant A., Clerc C., Sternai P., Ringenbach J.-C., Bellhasen NB., Leroy S., Faccenna C. and Gorini C. 2017. Extensional crustal tectonics and crust-mantle coupling, a view from the geological record. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Collot J., Patriat M., Etienne S., Poli S., Clerc C., Pattier F., Juan C. and Mortimer N., 2017. Offshore extent of an obducted peridotite nappe, New Caledonia, SW pacific. Australasian Regional Planning Workshop, Sydney, Australia.
  • Corre B., Lagabrielle Y., Labaume P., Lahfid A., Boulvais P., Bergamini G., Fourcade S.; Clerc C. and Asti R., 2017. Architecture of ductile-type, hyper-extended passive margins: Geological constraints from the inverted cretaceous basin of the North-Pyrenean zone (“Chaînons Béarnais”, Western Pyrenees). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • De Saint Blanquat M., Bajolet F., Boulvais P., Boutin A., Clerc C., Delacour A., Beschamp F., Ford M., Fourcade S., Gouache C., Grool A., Labaume P., Lagabrielle Y., Lahfid A., Lemire B., Monié P., de Parseval P. and Poujol M. 2017. Pyrenean hyper-extension: breaking, thinning, or stretching of the crust? A view from the central north-pyrenean zone. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Clerc C., Jolivet L. Ringenbach J.-C. and Ballard J.-F., 2016. Déformation ductile, boudinage et failles à faible pendage: un apercu de la variabilité structural des marges passives. RST Meeting, Caen, France.
  • Clerc C. 2016. Déformation ductile, boudinage failles à pendage vers le continent. La variabilité des marges passives à travers quelques exemples. Invited seminar Geological Survey of New Caledonia (SGNC), Nouméa, Nouvelle Calédonie.
  • Uzel J., Lagabrielle Y., Fourcade S., Clerc C., Azambre B., Ballèvre M., Chopin C., Corre B., Asti R. 2016. Origin of sapphirine-bearing rocks in contact with lherzolite bodies (Etang de Lers area, central Pyrénees): evolution of metamorphic evaporitic sediments along a crust-mantle detachment. Serpentine Days, Sète, France.
  • Clerc C. Jolivet L. Ringenbach J.-C. and Ballard J.-F., 2016. Ductile deformation, boudinage and low-angle normal faults. An overview of the structural variability at present-day rifted margins. Keynote at EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Jolivet L., Clerc C., Strenai P., Bellahsen N., Faccenna C., Ringenbach J.-C., Gorini C., Leroy S., and Pik R., 2015. Crust-mantle interactions and crustal deformations, some geological observations. Keynote at SAMPLE yearly meeting, Monschau, Germany.
  • Clerc C., Jolivet L., Ringenbach J.-C., Lagabrielle Y., and Ballard J.-F., 2015. The behavior of the continental crust during rifting. Insight from present-day passive margins and from the pyrenean analog. Invited seminar University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
  • Clerc C., Jolivet L., Ringenbach J.-C., Lagabrielle Y., and Ballard J.-F., 2015. The behavior of the continental crust below volcanic and non-volcanic passive margins: insight from high quality seismic profiles and from the pyrenean analog. Invited seminar NGU, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Clerc C., Jolivet L., Ringenbach J.-C., Lagabrielle Y., and Ballard J.-F., 2015. The behavior of the continental crust during rifting. Insight from present-day passive margins and from the pyrenean analog. Invited seminar University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  • Clerc C., Jolivet L., and Ringenbach J.-C., 2015. Chasing a crustal shear-zone from sea level down to the Moho. Example of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles from the Uruguay volcanic passive margin. ERC Rheolith meeting. Orleans, France.
  • Clerc C., Jolivet L., Ringenbach J.-C., and Ballard J.-F., 2015. Ductile deformation of the continental crust below volcanic and non-volcanic passive margins: insight from high quality industrial seismic profiles. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Bousquet R., Nalpas, T., Ballard J.-F., Ringenbach J.-C., Chelalou R., and Clerc C., 2015. Deciphering the influence of the thermal processes on the early passive margins formation. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
  • Jolivet L., Clerc C., Strenai P., Bellahsen N., Faccenna C., Ringenbach J.-C., Gorini C., Leroy S., and Pik R., 2015. Crust-mantle interactions and crustal deformations, some geological observations. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.

POSTERS

  • Clerc C., Collot J;, Sevin B., Patriat M., Etienne S., Iseppi M., Lesimple S., Jeanpert J., Mortimer N. N., Robienau B., Poli S., Patiier F., Juan C. and Godard M., 2017. Multi-scale Onland-Offshore investigations of the New Caledonia ophiolite, SW Pacific. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA.
  • Corre B., Lagabrielle Y., Labaume P., Lahfid A., Boulvais P., Bergamini G., Fourcade S., Clerc C. and Asti R., 2017. Architecture of ductile-type, hyper-extended passive margins: Geological constraints from the inverted Cretaceous basin of the North-Pyrenean Zone (“Chaînons Béarnais, Western Pyrenees). AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA.
  • Clerc C., Lahfid A., Monié P., and Lagabrielle Y., 2015. Magmatism and high temperature metamorphism of the pre-Pyrenean passive margins: datations and peak-temperatures from the North Pyrenean Zone. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.