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Sheehan, Anne Professor

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Research

research overview

  • I am interested in the geophysical study of the crust and upper mantle of the Earth and its relation to tectonic deformation. My ongoing projects include work in New Zealand, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande Rift and of Colorado and New Mexico. Much of the work I do includes the deployment of portable seismometers both on-land and in oceanic regions (ocean bottom seismometers). The seismometers record both distant and local earthquakes. The earthquakes are used as signals to image subsurface structure and to study earthquake source characteristics. I have been involved with recent experiments that use ocean bottom seismometers offshore New Zealand and Alaska. I am interested in earthquakes in the Rocky Mountain region, both tectonic and induced by human activities. My work in the Rocky Mountain region includes the use of electromagnetic methods (magnetotellurics) and GPS geodesy experiments in addition to seismology.

keywords

  • geophysics, earthquakes, tsunamis, deep Earth structure, crust and mantle structure, seismology, geology, mountains, plate tectonics, induced earthquakes

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOL 4130 Principles of Geophysics (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 4846 Independent Study-Geophysics (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6650 Seminar in Geophysics (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6960 Plan II Master's Research (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ASTR 6650 Seminar in Geophysics (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 4846 Independent Study-Geophysics (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6650 Seminar in Geophysics (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • PHYS 6650 Seminar in Geophysics (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 4130 Principles of Geophysics (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 4714 Field Geophysics (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 4846 Independent Study-Geophysics (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 5714 Field Geophysics (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 6960 Plan II Master's Research (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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