William Craddock is a Research Geologist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.
William's interests include tectonics and the economic geology of sedimentary basins. He employs a broad range of techniques in order to address specific research questions, including geologic mapping, stratigraphic and structural analysis, geochronology, thermochronology and geomorphology. William obtained his Ph.D. in geology from Penn State University in 2011, his M.S. in geology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2006, and his B.S. in environmental geology from the College of William and Mary in 2004. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Geological Society of Washington D.C.
- Ph.D. Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2010
- M.S. Geological Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2006
- B.S. Environmental Geology, College of William and Mary, 2004
- 2010 - present: U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Reston, VA
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsCraddock, W.H., Burbank, D.W., Bookhagen, Bodo, and Gabet, E.J., 2007, Bedrock channel geometry along an orographic rainfall gradient in the upper Marsyandi River valley in central Nepal: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 112(F3), F03007, doi: 10.1029/2006JF000589.Craddock, W.H., Kirby, E., and Zhang, Huiping, 2011, Late Miocene-Pliocene range growth in the interior of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Lithosphere, v. 3(6), p. 420 – 438, doi: 10.1130/L159.1 ngeo777.Craddock, W.H., Kirby, Eric, Harkins, N.W., Zhang, Huiping, Shi, Xuhua, and Liu, Jianhui, 2010, Rapid fluvial incision along the Yellow River during headward basin integration: Nature Geoscience, v. 3, p. 209-213, doi: 10.1038/ngeo777.Duvall, A.R., Clark, M.K., Kirby, Eric, Farley, K.A., Craddock, W.H., Li, C., and Yuan, Daoyang, 2013, Low-temperature thermochronometry along the Kunlun and Haiyuan Faults, NE Tibetan Plateau: Evidence for kinematic change during late-stage orogenesis: Tectonics, v. 32, n. 5, p. 1190-1211, doi: 10.1002/tect.20072.Yuan, Daoyang, Ge, Weipeng, Chen, Zhenwei, Li, Chuanyou, Wang, Zhicai, Zhang, Huiping, Zhang, Peizhen, Zheng, Dewen, Zheng, Wenjun, Craddock, W.H., Dayem, K.E., Duvall, A.R., Hough, B.G., Lease, R.O., Champagnac, J.-D., Burbank, D.W., Clark, M.K., Farley, K.A., Garzione, C.N., Kirby, Eric, Molnar, Peter, and Roe, G.H., 2013, The growth of northeastern Tibet and its relevance to large-scale continental geodynamics: A review of recent studies: Tectonics, v. 32, n. 5, p. 1358-1370.Zhang, Huiping, Zhang, Peizhen, Champagnac, J.-D., Molnar, Peter, Anderson, R.S., Kirby, Eric, Craddock, W.H., and Liu, Shaofeng, 2014, Pleistocene drainage reorganization driven by the isostatic response to deep incision into the northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Geology, v. 42, n. 4, p. 303-304, doi. 10.1130/G35115.1.