Click here to watch short presention at the 2012 UNAVCO science workshop "Bad assumptions or bad luck: Tohoku's embarrassing lessons for earthquake hazard mapping"
Keynote lecture from the 2011 ESF conference on Extreme Geohazards: "Why natural hazard maps (forecasts, warnings, etc) often fail and what to do about it." Click here to watch lecture or click here for powerpoint
2011 Geoprisms meeting presentation
2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake illustrates the seismicity of a passive-aggressive continental margin
2011 GSA meeting presentation in 40th anniversary of the Geophysics Division session
Bad maps or bad luck: Tohoku's embarassing lessons for earthquake hazard mapping
discussing why earthquake hazard maps often fail and what to do about it
2011 GSA meeting talk
Learning from failure: new insights into continental rifting from North America's failed Mid-Continent Rift
2011 Conference on mathematics in the geosciences presentation
Predicting earthquakes and earthquake hazards: why so little success?
2011 Illinois Earthscope teachers' workshop
Lecture series and activities about New Madrid earthquake science and hazards
Uncertainties in New Madrid hazard estimates: Is New Madrid really as dangerous as California?
2010 European Geosciences Union
Stephan Mueller Medal
Migrating earthquakes and faults switching on and off: a complex system view of midcontinent earthquakes: For pdf click here
2009 Geological Society of America
George Woollard Award
New view of New Madrid: little motion, complex faults, small hazard: For pdf click here
2010 S. T. Crough memorial lecture at Purdue University:
Disaster deferred: how new science is changing our view of earthquakes in the midwest: pdf
2010 Academy of Europe Lecture: Why seismologists can't predict earthquakes: pdf
2006 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecture: Giant earthquakes: Why, Where, When, and What We Can Do: pdf
Lectures (large pdf) for IRIS summer intern orientation:
Seismology and earth structure
Earthquake hazards and prediction
Earthquakes and tectonicsSeismogram of the day: records for the 2010 Haiti earthquake Seismogram of the day: normal mode record for the 2004 Sumatra earthquake
Class exercise: the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake
Sichuan exercise power point
Lectures for China Earthquake Authority delegation:
Using earthquake science to predict earthquake hazards and reduce earthquake risks:
using what we know and recognizing what we don't (powerpoint)
Why is predicting earthquake hazards so hard?
How does the challenge differ between plate boundaries, plate boundary zones, and plate interiors?
How well can we predict earthquake hazards?
Developing cost-effective earthquake hazard mitigation policy
Two day series of lectures
"Studying neotectonics with plate motion, seismological & GPS data"
for the Netherlands Research Centre for Integrated Solid Earth Science.
These are large power point files, largely covering material in chapters 4 and 5 of Stein and Wysession.
Introduction: idea of integrated studies
Plate tectonics, relative plate motions
Absolute plate motions and hotspots
Earthquakes: fundamental concepts & focal mechanisms
Earthquakes: waveform modeling, moment tensors & source parameters
Earthquake recurrence & hazards
Spreading centers & driving forces
Subduction zones & driving forces
Plate boundary zones & changes in plate motions
Plate interiors: science, hazard & policy questions
Faulting & deformation in the lithosphere
A powerpoint presentation with examples about using space geodetic data in teaching about earthquakes, tectonics, & geologic hazards
Using space geodetic data to teach about tectonics, earthquakes, and hazards
A presentation with examples about issues in teaching introductory geohysics
Teaching introductory geophysics: what our students don't know, need to, and what we can do (powerpoint)
A powerpoint presentation for the IRIS annual meeting summarizing some issues about the supply and demand for PhD earth scientists and the role of education & outreach efforts in seismology
Chasing the 100: the student pipeline, future of seismology, and what E&O might do
A presentation for beginning geophysics class summarizing some initial information about the 12/26/04 Sumatra trench earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami
A presentation discussing the ultra-long period slip in the 12/26/04 Sumatra trench earthquake inferred from normal modes and implications for the Indian Ocean tsunami
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