Peter J Haeussler, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher 1992-1994 U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska
Ph.D. 1991 University of California Santa Cruz Earth Sciences
B.S. 1984 Michigan State University Geology
Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests
- onshore-offshore study of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system.
- identification and characterization of seismic sources across southern Alaska, including the Castle Mountain fault, Denali fault, Totschunda fault, Broad Pass fault, Patton Bay thrust, Cape Cleare thrust, and fault cored folds in the Cook Inlet and Susitna basins.
- paleoseismology of the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust from coastal marsh and lake records.
- I am strongly interested in improving our understanding of active and recent deformation in Alaska, whether it is onshore or offshore, using any types of data that shed light on the most recent geologic history of the state.
- Characterization and description of submarine landslides in coastal fjords of southern Alaska generated by the 1964 M9.2 earthquake
- Geology of the western Alaska Range and southeastern Alaska
- Cook Inlet, Susitna, and Peters Hills basin geology
- Accretionary complex history and record of ridge subduction
Alaska Earthquake Hazards
- I am the Alaska Coordinator for the Earthquake Hazards Program of the USGS. I provide input to the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Council on Alaska issues and I am the Alaska coordinator for the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program external grants program. Feel free to contact with me to discuss various proposal ideas.
- Media experience: I frequently discuss earthquake hazards and Alaskan geology with the media. I have appeared on, and provided input to, the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Nightline, Frontline, and numerous other local and regional media outlets.
1994 - Present Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska
1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska
1992 Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
1986 - 1991 Research Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz
1985 - 1988 Teaching Assistant, University of California Santa Cruz
1985 Geologist, Lancer Energy Corporation, Wilmore, Kentucky
Professional Activities and/or Memberships
1985-present, American Geophysical Union
1985-present, Geological Society of America
1992-present, Alaska Geological Society
2010-present, Seismological Society of America
Honors and/or Awards
- Fellow, Geological Society of America