Lind S Gee


Lind Gee is the chief of the Earthquake Monitoring Project in the Menlo Park office of the Earthquake Science Center.



1990                Ph.D., Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1982                A.B., Geology, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard-Radcliffe College


Career Experience

2015-               Chief, Earthquake Monitoring Project, USGS Menlo Park

2005-2015       Scientist-in-charge, USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory

2009-2012       Adjunct Faculty, University of New Mexico

2003-2005       Academic Coordinator, University of California Berkeley

1997-2003       Associate Specialist, University of California Berkeley

1993-1997       Assistant Research Geophysicist, University of California Berkeley

1991-1993       Post-Graduate Research Geophysicist, University of California Berkeley

1990-1991       Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Selected Organizational and Administrative Responsibilities

2015-               Member, ShakeAlert Executive Committee

2005-2015       Observer, Global Seismographic Network Standing Committee

2002-2006       Member, ’06 Earthquake Centennial Alliance Steering Committee

2000-2001       Chair, Bay Area HAZUS Users Group Automap Committee

1999-2001       Vice-Chair, CNSS Executive Committee

1999-2000       Member, IRIS Education & Outreach Standing Committee

1997-2001       Member, Bay Area HAZUS Users Group Advisory Committee

1996-2005       Member, California OES Earthquake Clearinghouse Group

1996-1999       Associate Editor, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 

1995-1999       Secretary, IRIS Executive Committee 

1995-1999       Member, CNSS Executive Committee


Awards and Fellowships

2006                USGS Shoemaker Award for External Communications Print Product

1987-1990       Air Force Graduate Fellow

1985                Best Student Paper Award - 1985 Spring Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

1983-1986       National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

1982                Christopher Goetze Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research, MIT

1981-1982       Agassiz Certificate of Merit

1981-1982       Harvard College Scholarship

1978-1979       Harvard College Scholarship



Gee, L. S., and Jordan, T.H., 1988, Polarization anisotropy and fine-scale layering of the Eurasian upper mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 15, 824-827.

Gee, L. S., and Jordan, T.H., 1989, New data processing techniques for seismological studies of earth structure, AFGL-TR-89-0143.

Gee, L. S., 1990, New techniques for seismological studies of earth structure, Ph. D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.

Gee, L. S., and Jordan, T.H., 1992, Generalized seismological data functionals, Geophys. J. Int., 111, 363-390.

Oppenheimer, D., Beroza, G., Carver, G., Dengler, L., Eaton, J., Gee, L., Gonzalez, F., Jayco, Li, W. H., Lisowski, M., Magee, M., Marshall, G., Murray, M., McPherson, R., Romanowicz, B., Satake, K., Simpson, R., Somerville, P., Stein, R., and Valentine, D., 1993, The Cape Mendocino Sequence of April 1992, Science, 261, 433-438.

Dreger, D., Murray, M., Gee, L., and Romanowicz, B., 1995, Seismological, Geodetic, and Tectonic Aspects of the Earthquake, in Seismological and Engineering Aspects of the 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe) Earthquake, EERC Report, UCB/EERC-95/10.

Malone, S., Oppenheimer D., Gee, L., and Neuhauser, D., 1996, The Council of the National Seismic System and a composite earthquake catalog for the United States, 1996 IRIS Newsletter,  no. 1.

Gaherty, J. B., Jordan, T., and Gee, L., 1996, Seismic Structure of the Upper Mantle in a Central Pacific Corridor, J. Geophy. Res., 101, 22291-22309.

Gee, L. S., Neuhauser, D., Dreger, D., Pasyanos, M. Romanowicz, B., and Uhrhammer, R., 1996, The Rapid Earthquake Data Integration System, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 86, 936-945.

Arabasz, W., Buland R., Ellsworth, W., and L. Gee, 1997, A Framework for advancing the National Seismic System,

Uhrhammer, R., Gee, L., Murray, M., Dreger, D., and Romanowicz, B., 1999, The Mw 5.1 San Juan Bautista, California, Earthquake of 12 August 1998, Seis. Res. Lett., v. 70, no. 2, 10-18.

Benz, H., Filson, J., Arabasz, W., and Gee, L., 1999, ANSS - Advanced National Seismic System, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1188.

Benz, H., Filson, J., Arabasz, W., Gee, L., and Wald, L., 2000, Requirement for an Advanced National Seismic System, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 075-00.

Hauksson, E., Gee, L., Oppenheimer, D., Shakal, T., and Wald, D., 2001, Implementation Plan of the California Integrated Seismic Network.

Hauksson, E., Gee, L., Oppenheimer, D., Shakal, T., and Wald, D., 2001, Strategic Plan of the California Integrated Seismic Network.

Gee, L., Given D., Goldstein, S., Lindquist, K., Pavlis, G., Shakal, T., and Withers, M., 2001, ANSS Network Architecture and Interconnection, Report to the Technical Integration Committee,

Ad Hoc Panel on Earthquake Information Distribution (L. Gee and D. Oppenheimer, chairs), 2003, Requirements for an Earthquake Information Distribution System, report, 15 pp.,

Gee, L., Given, D., Hauksson, E., Oppenheimer, D., and Shakal, T., 2003, The California Integrated Seismic Network: Status and Perspectives, Proceedings 7th US-Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, March 23-26, 6 pp.,

Gee, L., Neuhauser, D., Dreger, D., Pasyanos, M., Uhrhammer, R., and Romanowicz, B., 2003, The Rapid Earthquake Data Integration System, International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, IASPEI, 1261-1273.

Boatwright, J., Bundock, H., Luetgert, J., Seekins, L., Gee, L., and Lombard, P., 2004, The dependence of PGA and PGV on distance and magnitude inferred from Northern California ShakeMap data, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., v. 93, 2043-2055.

Gee, L., Oppenheimer, D., Shakal, T., Given, D., and E. Hauksson, E., 2004, Performance of the CISN during the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake, Report of the PMG, 18 pp.,

Gee, L., .Oppenheimer, D., Shakal, T., Given, D., and Hauksson, E., 2005, The San Simeon and Parkfield Earthquakes:  The CISN Experience, Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Jan 18-20th, 14 pp.

Dreger, D., Gee, L., Lombard, P., Murray, M., and Romanowicz, B., 2005, Rapid Finite Source Analysis of Near-fault Ground Motions: Application to the 2003 Mw 6.5 San Simeon and 2004 Mw 6.0 Parkfield Earthquakes, Seis. Res. Lett., v. 76, no. 1, 40- 48.

Leith, W.S., Gee, L.S., and Hutt, C.R., 2009, USGS Global Seismographic Network Five Year Plan 2006-2010, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2009-1013.

McNamara, D.E.; Hutt, C.R., Gee, L.S., Benz, H. M., and Buland, R.P., 2009, A Method of Establish Seismic Noise Baselines for Automated Station Assessment, Seis. Res. Lett., v. 80, no. 4, 628-637, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.80.4.628.

Ringler, A. T.; Gee, L.S., Hutt, C.R. and McNamara, D.E., 2010, Temporal Variations in Global Seismic Station Ambient Noise Power Levels, Seis. Res. Lett., v. 81, no. 4, 609-613, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.81.4.605.

McNamara, D.E., Ringler, A.T., Hutt, C.R., and Gee, L.S., 2011, Seismically Observed Seiching in the Panama Canal, J. Geophy. Res, 116, B04312, 12 pp., doi:10.1029/2010JB007930.

Gee, L. S.; and Leith, W.S., The Global Seismographic Network, 2011, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3021, 2 p.

Hutt, C. R.; Peterson, J., Gee, L., Derr, J., Ringler, A., and Wilson, D., 2011, Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory--50 years of global seismology. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3065, 4 p.

McNamara, D.E., Meremonte, M., Maharrey, J.Z., Mildore, S.L., Altidore, J.R., Anglade, D., Hough, S.E., Given, D., Benz, H., Gee, L., and Frankel, A., 2012, Frequency-Dependent Seismic Attenuation within the Hispaniola Island Region of the Caribbean Sea, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 102, no. 2, doi: 10.1785/0120110137.

Ringler, A.T., Gee, L. S., Marshall, B., Hutt, C.R., and Storm, T., 2012, Data Quality of Seismic Records from the Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake as Recorded across the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory Networks, Seis. Res. Lett., v. 83., no. 3, 575-584, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.83.3.575.

Ringler, A.T., Hutt, C.R., Aster, R., Bolton, H., Gee, L.S., and Storm, T., 2012, Estimating Pole-Zero Errors in the GSN-IRIS/USGS Network Calibration Metadata, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., v. 102, no. 2, doi: 10.1785/0120110195.

Ringler, A.T., Hutt, C.R., Persefield, K., and Gee, L.S., 2013, Seismic Station Installation Orientation Errors at ANSS and IRIS/USGS Stations, Seis. Res. Lett., v. 84., no. 6, 926-931, doi: 10.1785/0220130072.

Ringler, A.T., Hutt, C.R., Gee, L.S., Sandoval, L., and Wilson, D., 2014, Obtaining Changes in Calibration-Coil to Seismometer Output Constants Using Sine Waves, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., v. 104, no. 1, doi: 10.1785/0120130128.

McNamara, D., Gee, L., Benz, H., and Chapman, M., 2014, Frequency dependent seismic attenuation in the eastern US as observed from the 2011 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake and aftershock sequence, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., v. 104, no. 1, doi: 10.1785/0120130045. 

Anderson, D., Anderson, J., Ford, D., Gee, L. S., Gyure, G., Hutt, C. R., Kromer, E., Li, L., Marshall, B., Persefield, K., Ringler, A. T., Sharratt, M., Storm, T., Wilson, D., Yang, D., and Zheng, Z., 2015, Upgrade of the New China Digital Seismograph Network, Seis. Res. Lett., 86, no. 5, doi: 10.1785/0220140182. 

Ringler, A. T., Hagerty,M. T.,  Holland, J., Gonzales, A., Gee, L. S., Edwards, J. D., Wilson, D., and Baker, A. M., 2015, The data quality analyzer: a quality control program for seismic data, Comp. and Geosci., no. 76, 96-111, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2014.12.006.

Hutt, C. R., Ringler, A. T., and Gee, L. S., 2017, Broadband seismic noise attenuation versus depth at the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Bull. Seis. Soc. Amer., 107, no. 3, doi:10.1785/0120160187.