volcanoes, earthquakes
and the hydrosphere through geodesy

Geophysics Journal Club - Spring 2017


This is an informal get-together of faculty and grad students mainly from geophysics to discuss recent papers of broad interest. If there's a particular paper that caught your eye and you want to have a broad discussion on this, send me an email:

Meeting Time / Place:

MSEC 202, Thu 14:00-15:00.

Dynamic List of Paper Choices

Here is a list of papers that we can choose from for our next meetings.


January 19   Bletery et al. (2016). Mega-earthquakes rupture flat megathrusts Science
January 26   NO MEETING - RG travel

Geophysics Journal Club - Fall 2016


August 22 Gudmundsson et al. (2016). Gradual caldera collapse at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland, regulated by lateral magma outflow Science
August 29 VanderBeek et al. (2016). Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges attributed to oblique mantle divergence Nature Geoscience
September 12
September 19 Ding & Lin et al. (2016). Deformation and faulting of subduction overriding plate caused by a subducted seamount GRL
September 26 Ide (2016). Characteristics of slow earthquakes in the very low frequency band: Application to the Cascadia subduction zone JGR
October 03 (Michael)
October 10 (Joaquin) Kurzawski et al. (2016). Earthquake nucleation in weak subducted carbonates, Nature Geoscience
October 17 (Rhiannon) Wang et al. (2016). The 2013 Wyoming upper mantle earthquakes: Tomography and tectonic implications, JGR
October 24 Lin et al. (2016). Coseismic rupturing stopped by Aso volcano during the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake, Japan, Science
October 31 (Rio)

Geophysics Journal Club - Spring 2016


March 1 Uchida, N., T. Iinuma, R. M. Nadeau, R. Bürgmann, R. Hino (2016). Periodic slow slip triggers megathrust zone earthquakes in northeastern Japan Science
March 8 Biggs, J., E. Robertson, K. Cashman (2016). The lateral extent of volcanic interactions during unrest and eruption Nature Geoscience
March 15 no meeting - Spring Break
March 22 no meeting
March 29 Exchange on whether or not the Tohoku rupture is already capable to produce another M 9.0 earthquake:
April 5 Kundu, B., N. K. Vissa, and V. K. Gahalaut (2015), Influence of anthropogenic groundwater unloading in Indo-Gangetic plains on the 25 April 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett.
April 12 Fan, J., D. Zhao, and D. Dong (2016), Subduction of a buoyant plateau at the Manila Trench: Tomographic evidence and geodynamic implications, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.
April 19 no meeting - SSA
April 26 TBA
May 3 A future of cheap, small, precise(?) MEMS gravimeters?
May 10 TBA

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