PH.D. 2000, University of Oregon, Eugene Phone: 970-491-5786
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Colorado State University
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I am interested in using seismology, combined with mineral physics,
geochemistry, and geodynamical modeling, to understand the mantle’s
physical properties, flow, and interaction with the crust.
Topics of interest to me are hotspots, mantle plumes, and convective
rolls; lithospheric strength boundaries and their role in strain
partitioning; the mantle’s role in past and present western U.S.
tectonics and deformation; and the effect of petrological variations on
the dynamical origin of mantle structure. See the research
section of our Wiki for more info.
Welcome Mohit Agarwal and Brianna Lyons to our research group!
It's a great time to be looking for jobs in Geosciences.
Here's a report
on the state of the workforce.
Our CSEDI proposal on mantle plumes was funded! This
will fund t* research on Yellowstone, among other things.
Just had a couple new Yellowstone articles (Manea
et al., 2009; Leeman,
et al., 2009) published in the special
Yellowstone issue of the Journal of Vocanology and Geothermal Research.
I was one of the co-authors of the Long Range Science Plan for
We have had our Geology article
on the temperature of the Yellowstone plume just got a short write up
at the on-line New Scientist website.
A local paper also did a little article.
Worried that there are more earthquakes this year?
Actually it's been pretty normal.
Why do they occur? See this little IRIS
A little Earthscope animation
on how seismic waves affect buildings. See which types of
waves do the most damage.
How seismic tomography works.
(Thanks to IRIS)
Interested in graduate study in seismology and geophysics at
CSU? Check out here.