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Uri ten Brink, PhD

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 Ocean Bottom Seismometers.

FIELD EXPERIENCE

41 cruises (26 as chief scientist)

3 over-ice land traverses, Antarctica (co-chief scientist)

4 Airborne magnetic, land gravity, and land seismic surveys (co-chief scientist)

Professional Experience

  • 1991-present    Research geophysicist, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

  • 2015-2019        Editor in Chief, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth

  • 1999-present    Adjunct Scientist, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  • 2013-2016  Professor and Chairman, Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa

  • 2016-present   Affiliate Professor, University of Haifa

Education and Certifications

  • 1981-1986       Ph.D.   Geological Sciences Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

  • 1977-1980       B.Sc.   Geology and Physics, The Hebrew University, Israel

  • 1991-1996  Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University

  • 1987-1991  Post-doctoral scholar, Stanford University

  • 1986-1987       Post-doctoral scholar, Tel Aviv University
     

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Chairman, U.S.-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation panel for Earth and Atmospheric sciences, 2015
     

  • Member - Netherlands Science Foundation panel on Caribbean natural and social sciences, 2014

  • Member, ITU-WMO-UNESCO/IOC Joint Task Force on Submarine Cables for Tsunami Warnings and Scientific Research, 2013

  • Co-convenor, Workshop on landslide tsunami probability, 2011

  • Member, NSF panel evaluating the management structure of the ocean bottom seismometer facilities, 2011

  • Guest editor- Marine Geology "Assessment of tsunami hazards to the U.S. Atlantic coast", 2009

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 – Fellow, American Geophysical Union

  • 2010 – Senior Scientist (ST), Federal government

  • 2007/8 – Distinguished Lecturer – Seismological Society of America/ IRIS

  • 1996 - Fellow, Geological Society of America

  • 1990 - Royal Society of New Zealand annual prize for Geophysics

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