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ABOUT THE ALASKA
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Emily Roland

Title: Research Geophysicist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7436
Fax: (907) 786-7401
Email: eroland@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.2011Massachusetts Inst. of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.Marine Geology and Geophysics
B.S.2005Colorado School of MinesGeophysical Engineering, Magna cum Laude, With Honors Minors in Geology and Public Affairs

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

The connection between fault zone structure, fault mechanics, and earthquake rupture. Earthquake swarms and slow slip on transform faults. Earthquake interactions and triggering. Fault friction and geodynamical modeling of fault structure.

Professional Experience

Jan. 2012 - presentUSGS Postdoctoral Fellow, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
Oct.-Dec. 2011Postdoctoral Researcher, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Geophysical Union
Seismologic Society of America
Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Honors and/or Awards

2011 - USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship
2009 - 2010 - Deep Ocean Exploration Institute Graduate - WHOI
2004 - NSF WHOI Summer Student Fellowship

Significant Recent Publications

Roland, E. C., D. Lizarralde, J. J. McGuire, and J. A. Collins, Seismic velocity constraints on the material properties that control earthquake behavior at the Quebrada-Discovery-Gofar transform faults, East Pacific Rise, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JB009422, in press.

McGuire, J. J., J. Collins, P. Goudard, E. Roland, D. Lizarralde, M. S. Boettcher, M. D. Behn, and R. van der Hilst, Variations in earthquake rupture properties along the Gofar transform fault, East Pacific Rise, Nature Geoscience, 5, 336-341 doi:10.1038/ngeo1454

Roland, E., M. D. Behn, and G. Hirth (2010) Thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults: Implications for the spatial distribution of seismicity, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 11, Q07001, doi:10.1029/2010GC003034.

Roland, E., and J. J. McGuire, (2009) Earthquake swarms on transform faults, Geophysical Journal International, 178(3)1677-1690.

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