My research focuses on characterizing onshore/offshore geologic structure, deformation, and active tectonics to address problems focused on geologic hazards and framework geologic processes. My recent work involves the development and application of integrative geophysical approaches to 3D characterization of faults and fault interactions.
Andy Michael has been a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center in Menlo Park since 1986 where he combines observations of earthquake processes and statistical models to determine long-term and short-term earthquake probabilities, to evaluate proposed earthquake prediction methods, and to better understand...
My research focuses on quantifying tectonic and morphological processes and their impacts on the assessments of tsunami, landslide, and earthquake hazards. I am also interested in bridging gaps between disciplines in Earth Sciences. I am the project chief of the USGS Marine Geohazards: Sources and probability project and in charge of the USGS...
I have worked as a research geologist in the Landslide Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey since 2002. Prior to that, I worked in the private sector in California and Wisconsin, mostly investigating landslides and seismogenic ground displacement. My research primarily focuses on understanding conditions that result in the diverse...
I am a research geophysicist at the Earthquake Science Center. In my research, I use statistical models and tests to characterize earthquake rate changes in catalogs and the processes that trigger them, both natural (e.g., slow slip or dike intrusions) and manmade (e.g., wastewater fluid injection). I am also interested in the impacts these...
Tom is a research geophysicist at the USGS Earthquake Science Center, in Menlo Park, where he has worked for 32 years. He served as Director of the Earthquake Science Center for several years and prior to that served as the USGS Coordinator for Northern California Earthquake Hazard Investigations. His interests include earthquake hazard assessment...
Earthquake Hazards ProgramResearch Geophysicist, USGS, 2003-presentUSGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Scholar, 2001-2003Ph.D., Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2000M.S., Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1995B.S., Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, 1994Ground-motion modelingAnimations of ground shaking from...
Fred Pollitz is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He received his Ph.D in Geophysics (long-period seismology) from Princeton University in 1989, advised by Tony Dahlen. As a postdoctoral researcher he switched focus to crustal deformation studies, motivated initially through collaboration with Dr. Selwyn Sacks at...
I use seismic waveforms, typically recorded at or near the surface, to infer physical processes associated with active faulting. Recent interests include earthquake swarms (and associated fluid-faulting interactions) and tectonic tremor. To gain insight into these processes, I have worked to develop new techniques for...
I conduct research aimed at improving our ability to forecast hazardous events like earthquakes and tsunamis. Specifically, I study how earthquakes trigger others, how crustal movements cause earthquake stresses, and how to convert geologic observations of earthquake and tsunami processes into quantitative forecasts of use to planners, insurers,...
"…action learning is both a process and a powerful program that involves a small group of people solving real problems while at the same time focusing on what they are learning and how their learning can benefit each group member and the organization as a whole" ~ Michael Marquardt
This is a collection of selected videotaped lectures that were given at USGS facilities. All of these lectures should be suitable for viewing by the general public and upper level students (grades 8 through university). Most videos are in MP4 format and are 60-90 minutes long (60 minute lecture plus question/answer).
Leadership Development Course 101May 3-7, 2010National Conservation Training CenterShepherdstown, West Virginia
Leadership Development Course 201March 12-16, 2012National Conservation Training CenterShepherdstown, West Virginia
Thomas M. Brocher
Robert N. Fisher
Harry L. Jenter
Craig A. Johnson
Veronica S. Johnson
Robert A. Kimbrough
Pamela S. Kutsko
Kurt R. Newman
Loretta A. Pope
Cathy A. Shahan
A native of Rochester NY, Dr. Marvin-DiPasquale is Project Chief of the USGS-National Research Program effort "“Biogeochemical Cycling at Regional Scales”. He completed a B.S. in Chemistry at SUNY StonyBrook in 1987, and a Ph.D. in 1995 from University of Maryland, Marine and Estuarine Environmental Science Program, with a...
I am a Research Geophysicist in the Earthquake Science Center where I have served as the Task Leader for GPS data collection and analysis and as the Project Chief for Crustal Deformation. Currently I serve as the Geodesy topical coordinator for the Earthquake Hazards Program. I study deformation using a variety of geodetic data (...