Seismo-tectonics of the northern Canadian Cordillera: The northern Cordillera (encompassing the Yukon and Northwest Territories) is one of the most seismically active region in North America and yet its tectonic deformation is poorly understood due to the lack of instrument coverage in this area. This project is designed to study the regional scale structure and seismic activity of the Cordillera using seismic data. Field work (installation of seismic stations) in the Yukon and Northwest Territories is expected to take place within the duration of the project.
Seismic structure of plate boundary zones: Major plate boundaries (e.g., continental transform faults and subduction zones) are the sites of destructive earthquakes. Resolving fine-scale structures as well as their temporal changes in the vicinity of plate boundary faults has the potential to improve our understanding of fault processes. This project is designed to study one or more plate boundary zone using available seismic data. A wide variety of techniques will be used and developed to obtain information at different time and space scales.
We encourage highly motivated students with a strong background in a quantitative science (e.g., geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering) to apply.
Deadline for application is June 30, 2012 (or until the position is filled) and the starting date is September of 2012. Interested students should contact Professor Pascal Audet (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include a CV, transcripts, list of publications/thesis (if available), and contact information for at least 2 references.
Professeur Adjoint / Assistant Professor Sciences de la Terre / Earth Sciences Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa http://seismo.berkeley.edu/~paudet/Profile.html