Geophysics Ph.D. and M.S. Theses


Deasy, Ryan T. M.S. 2015, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "The bedrock geology of western New Haven Quadrangle, Connecticut." Document URL


Bauer, Mark Ph.D. 2014, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "The seismic structure of southeast Alaska." Doument URL

Blazey, Samuel A. M.S. 2014, Advisor: Bruce Douglas. "Modeling equilibrium and bedrock controlled geomorphology using terrain analysis." Document URL

Chuang, Yun-Ruei Ph.D. 2014, Advisor: Kaj Johnson. "Dynamics of deformation at plate boundaries: Taiwan orogen and San Andreas fault system in Southern California." Document URL

Cola, Elizabeth M.S. 2014, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Deformation-induced development of kyanite and fibrolitic sillimanite in monzodiorite orthogneiss, southwest Connecticut." Document URL

Wallace, James W. M.S. 2014, Advisor: Bruce Douglas. "Structural evolution of the J-fold; a multi-scalar approach to modeling kinematic fold evolution in the Cordilleran fold-thrust belt, southwestern Montana." Document URL

Fetherston, Daniel B. M.S. 2014, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Alleghanian Metamorphism of the Southern Narragansett Basin, RI: Thermobarometric Constraints on Burial and Exhumation." Document URL


Bravo, Tammy K. Ph.D. 2013, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "Seismic imaging of the southeast Caribbean plate margin." Document URL

Chatterjee, Shibaji M.S. 2013, Advisor: Kaj Johnson. "Joint estimation of viscosity, fault slip rates and convergent rates in eastern Tibet using geologic and interseismic GPS data." Document URL

Chen, Ying-Feng M.S. 2013. "Frictional parameters on the creeping San Andreas Fault inferred from creep transients."

Hodge, Austin M. M.S. 2013, Advisor: Bruce Douglas. "Influence of flexural slip on the form of fault related folds." Document URL

Maurer, Jeremy M.S. 2013, Advisor: Kaj Johnson. "Fault coupling and potential for earthquakes on the creeping section of the Central San Andreas Fault." Document URL

Nelson, Greg C. Ph.D. 2013, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "Near-surface seismic anisotropy in glacigenic sediments."
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Nowicki, Anna M.S. 2013, Advisor: Michael Hamburger. "Logistic Regression for Seismically Induced Landslide Predictions: Using Uniform Hazard and Geophysical Layers as Predictor Variables."

Panessa, Alex M.S. 2013, Advisor: Gary Pavlis "Evidence for a Coherent Southeastern Edge of the Farallon Slab Window from USArray Tomography Models." Document URL


Enneking, Abbie M.S. 2012, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "Interaction between magmatic and faulting processes in the Long Valley caldera, California." Document URL

Kokum, Mahmet M.S. 2012, Advisor: Kaj Johnson. "Block modeling of present-day deformation of Anatolia and slip rates along the North Anatolian Fault." Document URL

Proctor, Brooks P. M.S. 2012, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Post-Taconic tilting and an Acadian structural overprint of the classic Barrovian sequence in Dutchess County, New York." Document URL

Shoemaker, Kimberly A. M.S. 2012, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "Understanding glacial deposits in a bedrock valley with seismic data and well descriptions, Allen County, Indiana." Document URL

Stokes, Martha Rebecca Ph.D. 2012, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "A comparison of deformation mechanisms and thermal histories in a modern and ancient arc continent collision." Document URL


Growdon, Martha L. Ph.D. 2010, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Crustal development and deformation of Laurentia during the Trans-Hudson and Alleghenian orogenies." Document URL


Attenoukon, Miriam B. Ph.D. 2009, Advisor: Bob Wintsch. "Ages and origins of metamorphic fabrics and the tectonics of southeastern New England." Document URL

Galgana, Gerald A. Ph.D. 2009, Advisor: Michael Hamburger. "Geodetic investigations of active crustal deformation in the Philippine plate boundary zone and the intraplate region of the central United States." Document URL


Eagar, Kevin M.Sc. 2005. "Reevaluating Wabash Valley Seismicity from Improved Microearthquake Locations."

Fan, Chengliang Ph.D. 2005, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "Extracting P-primary transmission and reflection impulse responses from teleseismic data." Document URL

Galgana, Gerald A. M.S. 2005, Advisor: Michael Hamburger. "Kinematics of an Active Plate Boundary Zone: Insights on the Tectonics of Luzon, Philippines Using Terrain Models, Focal Mechanisms, and GPS Observations."


Fan, Chengliang Ph.D. 2006. "Extracting P-primary Transmission and Reflection Responses from Teleseismic Data."

Wu, Jeidi M.Sc. 2004. "Three-dimensional P-wave velocity variations in the southern Illinois Basin and the connection with structural and tectonic features."

Yang, Xiujun M.Sc. 2004. "Teleseismic tomography of the Tien Shan."


Shamshy, Shakir M.Sc. 2003. "Spectral analysis of broadband seismic array data, Tien Shan."


Bartel, Beth M.S. 2002. "Magma Dynamics of Taal Volcano, Philippines, from Continuous GPS Measurements."

Jock, Shannon M.Sc. 2002. "Delineation of join orientation using ground penetrating radar, electromagnetic conductivity, and azimuthal resistivity at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana."


Scott, Neal Ph.D. 2001. "Multichannel analysis of forward scattered body waves."

Poppeliers, Christian Ph.D. 2001, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. "Prestack planewave migration of teleseismic P-to-S converted phases." Document URL


Millen, David W. Ph.D. 2000, Advisor: Michael Hamburger. "Tectonics of the northernmost Tonga subduction zone and a comparative study of the tectonics of subduction zone terminations." Document URL


Pope, Brian M.Sc. 1999. :Distribution and magnitudes of earthquakes in the Wabash Valley seismic zone, Indiana and Illinois."

Thibault, Catherine M.Sc. 1999. "GPS measurement of crustal deformation in the northern Philippine island arc."


Krueger, Alex M.Sc. 1998 "Seismicity and the State of Stress in the Pamir-Tien Shan Zone."

Tomida, Michiru M.Sc. 1998. "Tectonics of Incipient Subduction at the East Luzon Trough, Philippines."

Bear, Lorie K. Ph.D. 1998, Advisor: Gary Pavlis. The use of multiwavelets in seismic array data processing."
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Bear, Glenn Wesley Ph.D., 1998, Advisor: Al Rudman. "Integration of seismic reflection and potential field analyses: architecture of Precambrian sedimentary basins in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky." Document URL

Repin, Dimitri G. Ph.D. 1998. "Study of small-magnitude, delayed multiple events and interactive three-dimensional visualization of seismc data."


Ghose, Sujoy Ph.D. 1997, Advisor: Michael Hamburger. "Seismotectonics in an active intracontinental orogen: The Tien Shan of central Asia." Document URL

Wilson, David C. M.Sc. 1997. "Near-surface site effects in crystalline bedrock: azimuthal dependence, scale lengths of spectral variation, and change in spectral character with depth."


Radzevicius, Stanley J. M.Sc. 1995. "Processing shallow, high-resolution seismic reflection data in a crystalline rock environment: imaging of the weathered zone in Granodiorite at Pinyon Flat, California."

Mellors, Robert John Ph.D. 1995. "Two studies in central Asian seismology: a teleseismic study of the Pamir/Hindu Kush seismic zone and analysis of data from the Kyrgyzstan broadband seismic network."

Ramos, Emmanuel G. (Ph.D., 1995) "Seismicity and magmatic intrusion processes at Pinatubo Volcano, Philippines." Document URL

Cohn, Matthew Edward M.Sc. 1995. "Electrical resistivity characteristics of the Indiana karst: Field and model studies."


Lewis, Jennifer J. M.Sc. 1994. "Tectonic history of the Wabash Valley fault zone using seismic reflection and stress regime data."

McDonald, Susan K. Ph.D. 1994, Advisor: Bruce Douglas. "Subcritical fracture propagation and its application to compound earthquakes." Document URL

Mellors, Robert J. Ph.D. 1994. "Two studies in central Asian seismology: A teleseismic study of the Pamir/Hindu Kush seismic zone and analysis of data from the Kyrgyzstan broadband seismic network." Document URL


Zheng, Bingjun M.Sc. 1993. "Evidence for precursory seismicity changes preceding moderate and large earthquakes in the Garm Region, central Asia."

Anderson, Paul N. Ph.D. 1993 "Animated visualization techniques for three-component seismic array data."


Bear, Glenn W. M.Sc. 1992. "Linear least squares inversion: determination of 3-D density structure from gravity data."

Holbrook, John M. Ph.D. 1992. "Developmental and sequence-stratigraphic analysis of Lower Cretaceous sedimentary systems in the southern part of the United States western interior: Interrelationships between eustasy, local tectonics, and depositional environments." Document URL

Ramos, Emmanuel G. M.Sc., 1992. "Seismic expression of faults within and around the Peter The First Range, Tadjikistan."


Murat, Michael Edward M.Sc. 1991. "Identification of seismic first arrivals using a neural network."


Caruthers, J. Scott (.Sc. 1989. "Radon transform wavefield separation of vertical seismic profiles using wavefield alignment and muting."

Sponable, Dennis M. M.Sc. 1989. "A geophysical study of the Pennsylvanian strata of Indiana: generation of synthetic seismograms from resistivity and velocity logs."

Thomas, Margaret Wynn M.Sc. 1989. "Temporal distribution of seismic activity within the Soviet Regional Earthquake Catalog, Central Asia."


Swanson, William Alfred, II M.Sc. 1988. "Seismicity and crustal structure of the Pamir-Alai region in Soviet Central Asia."

Chang, Chia-Yu M.Sc. 1988. "Three-dimensional velocity structure and precise earthquake locations on the Calaveras Fault in the Morgan Hill area, California."

Markisohn, David B. M.Sc. 1988. "Refraction residual analysis of a cryptoexplosion structure near Kentland, Indiana."

Hettenhausen, Roger L. M.Sc. 1988. "Seismic migration by phase shift plus interpolation."