publications

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Ruppert, N. A., & West, M. E. (2020). The Impact of USArray on Earthquake Monitoring in Alaska. Seismological Research Letters, 91(2A), 601-610, https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190227.

Sychev, I.V., Koulakov, i., Egorushkin, I., Zhuravlev, S., West, M.E., El Khrepy, S., Al-Arifi, N., M.S. Alajmi (2019). Fault‐Associated Magma Conduits Beneath Volcán de Colima Revealed by Seismic Velocity and Attenuation Tomography Studies J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth doi: 10.1029/2019JB017449.

West, M. I. Dickson, and L. Gardine. 2019. Addressing earthquake and tsunami hazards in Alaska parks. Alaska Park Science 18(1): 84-91.

Tape, C., Heath, D.C., Baker, M.G., Dalton, S., Aderhold, K., M.E. West (2019). Bear encounters with seismic stations in Alaska and northwestern Canada. Seismological Research Letters 90 (5), 1950-1970. doi: 10.1785/0220190081.

West, M. E., A. Bender, M. Gardine, L. Gardine, K. Gately, P. Haeussler, W. Hassan, F. Meyer, C. Richards, N. Ruppert, C. Tape, J. Thornley, R. Witter (2019). The 30 November 2018 Mw 7.1 Anchorage Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190176.

Ruppert, N.A., C. Rollins, A. Zhang, L. Meng, S.G. Holtkamp, M.E. West, J.T. Freymueller (2018). Complex faulting and triggered rupture during the 2018 Mw7.9 Offshore Kodiak, Alaska Earthquake. Geophys. Res. Lett. doi: 10.1029/2018GL078931

Grapenthin, R., M.E. West, C. Tape, M. Gardine, J. Freymueller (2018). Single-frequency instantaneous GNSS velocities resolve dynamic ground motion of the 2016 Mw7.1 Iniskin earthquake, Alaska, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1785/0220170235.

Tape, C., S. Holtkamp, V. Silwal, J. Hawthorne, Y. Kaneko, J.P. Ampuero, C. Ji, N. Ruppert, K. Smith, M.E.West. (2018). Earthquake nucleation and fault slip complexity in the lower crust of central Alaska. Nature Geoscience. 10.1038/s41561-018-0144-2.

Pritchard, M.E., S.L. de Silva, G. Michelfelder, G. Zandt, S.R. McNutt, J. Gottsmann, M.E. West, J. Blundy, D.H. Christensen, N.J. Finnegan, E. Minaya, R.S.J. Sparks, M. Sunagua, M.J. Unsworth, M.J. Comeau, R. del Potro, M. Diez, A. Farrell, S.T. Henderson, J.A. Jay, J.A. Naranjo, H. McFarlin, D. Muir, J.P. Perkins, A. Wilder, K.M. Ward (in review) Introduction: PLUTONS: Investigating the Relationship Between Pluton Growth and Volcanism in the central Andes. Geosphere 14 (3), 954-982.

Kukarina, E., M.E. West, L. Hutchinson Keyson, I. Koulakov, L. Tsibizov and S. Smirov (2018). Focused magmatism beneath Uturuncu volcano: insights from seismic tomography and deformation modeling. Geosphere 13 (6), 1855-1866.

Koulakov, I, I. Abkadyrov, N. Al Arifi, E. Deev, S. Droznina, E. Gordeev, A. Jakovlev, S. El Khrepy, R. Kulakov, Y. Kugaenko, A. Novgorodova, S. Senyukov, N. Shapiro, T. Stupina, M.E. West (2017), Three different types of plumbing systems beneath the neighboring active volcanoes of Tolbachik, Bezymianny and Klyuchevskoy in Kamchatka, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi:10.1002/2017JB014082.

Grapenthin, R., M.E. West, J.T. Freymueller (2017) The Utility of GNSS for Earthquake Early Warning in Regions with Sparse Seismic Networks. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am. 107(3), doi:10.1785/0120160317.

Ivanov, AI, I. Koulakov, M.E. West, A.V. Jakovlev, E.I. Gordeev, S. Senyukov, V.N. Chebrov (2016) Magma source beneath the Bezymianny volcano and its interconnection with Klyuchevskoy inferred from local earthquake seismic tomography. J. Volc. Geotherm Res., 323, 62-71.

Bartholomaus, T. C., Larsen, C. F., West, M. E., O’Neel, S., Pettit, E. C., & Truffer, M. (2015). Tidal and seasonal variations in calving flux observed with passive seismology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 120(11), 2318-2337. http://doi.org/10.1002/2015JF003641

Tape, C., Silwal, V., Ji, C., Keyson, L., West, M. E., & Ruppert, N. (2015). Transtensional Tectonics of the Minto Flats Fault Zone and Nenana Basin, Central Alaska. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105(4), 2081–2100. http://doi.org/10.1785/0120150055

Bartholomaus, T. C., Amundson, J. M., Walter, J. I., O’Neel, S., West, M. E., & Larsen, C. F. (2015). Subglacial discharge at tidewater glaciers revealed by seismic tremor. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(15), 6391–6398. http://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL064590

Cusano, P., Palo, M., & West, M. E. (2015). Long-period seismicity at Shishaldin volcano (Alaska) in 2003–2004: Indications of an upward migration of the source before a minor eruption. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 291, 14–24. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.12.008.

Spica, Z., Legrand, D., Iglesias, A., Walter, T. R., Heimann, S., Dahm, T., Froger, J., Rémy, D., Bonvalot, S, West, M. E., Pardo, M. (2015). Hydrothermal and magmatic reservoirs at Lazufre volcanic area, revealed by a high-resolution seismic noise tomography. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 421, 27–38. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.042

West, M. E., Haeussler, P. J., Ruppert, N. A., & Freymueller, J. T. (2014). Why the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake Matters 50 Years Later. Seismological Research Letters, 85(2), 245–251. doi:10.1785/0220140020

Buurman, H., Nye, C. J., West, M. E., & Cameron, C. (2014). Regional controls on volcano seismicity along the Aleutian arc. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(4), 1147–1163. doi:10.1002/2013GC005101.

Kasatkina, E., Koulakov, I., West, M. E., & Izbekov, P. (2014). Seismic structure changes beneath Redoubt Volcano during the 2009 eruption inferred from local earthquake tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1002/2013JB010935.

West, M.E. (2013) Recent eruptions at Bezymianny volcano—A seismological comparison. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 263, 42–57, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.12.015.

Buurman, H., and M.E. West (2013). Magma fracture and hybrid earthquakes in the conduit of Augustine Volcano. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(23), 6038–6042. doi:10.1002/2013GL057864

Koulakov, I., M.E. West and P. Izbekov (2013) Fluid ascent during the 2004-2005 unrest at Mt. Spurr inferred from seismic tomography. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi: 10.1002/grl.50674.

Buurman, H., M.E. West, & D.C. Roman (2013). Using repeating volcano-tectonic earthquakes to track post-eruptive activity in the conduit system at Redoubt Volcano, Alaska. Geology, 41(4), 511–514. doi:10.1130/G34089.1

Tape, C., M.E. West and V. Silwal and N. Ruppert (2013) Earthquake nucleation and triggering on an optimally oriented fault. Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 363, 231-241, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.060.

McNutt, S.R., G. Thompson, M.E. West, D. Fee, S. Stihler, E. Clark (2013) Local seismic and infrasound observations of the 2009 explosive eruptions of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 259, 63-76, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.03.016.

Buurman, H., M.E. West & G. Thompson (2013) The seismicity of the 2009 eruption of Redoubt volcano, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.04.024.

Izbekov, P., Gordeev, E., Eichelberger, J., & West, M. (2013). Magma system response to edifice collapse. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 263, 1–2. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.09.001.

Haney, M.M., Power, J., West, M.E., Michaels, P. (2012) Causal Instrument Corrections for Short-Period and Broadband Seismometers. Seismological Research Letters, 83, 834–845.

Bartholomaus, T.C., Larsen, C.F., O’Neel, S., West, M.E. (2012) Calving seismicity from iceberg–sea surface interactions. J. Geophys. Res. 117, F04029, doi: 10.1029/2012JF002513.

Nikulin, A., V. Levin, M. Carr, C. Herzberg, and M.E. West (2012) Evidence for two upper mantle sources driving volcanism in Central Kamchatka, Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., 321-322, 14-19, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.039.

Nikulin, A., V. Levin, A. Shuler, and M. West (2012), Correction to “Anomalous seismic structure beneath the Klyuchevskoy Group, Kamchatka”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L03303, doi:10.1029/2012GL050850.

Jay, J., M.E. Pritchard, M.E. West, D. Christensen, M. Haney, E. Minaya, S.R. McNutt, M. Zabala (2012) Shallow seismicity, triggered seismicity, and ambient noise tomography at the long-dormant Uturuncu Volcano, Bolivia, Bull. Volc., doi: 10.1007/s00445-011-0568-7.

Gardine, M., M.E. West and T. Cox (2011) Dike emplacement near Parícutin volcano, Mexico in 2006, Bull. Volc., 73, 123,132, DOI: 10.1007/s00445-010-0437-9.

Reyes, C.G. and M. E. West (2011) The Waveform Suite: A robust platform for manipulating waveforms in MATLAB. Seismo. Res. Lett., 82, 104-110.

Gardine, M. and M. West (2011) Evidence of magma intrusion at Fourpeaked Volcano, Alaska in 2006-2007 from a rapid-response seismic network and volcanic gases, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 200, 192-200, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.11.018.

Thelen, W., S. Malone, M. West (2011). Multiplets: Their behavior and utility at dacitic and andesitic volcanic centers. J. Geophys. Res., 116, B8, B08210, DOI: 10.1029/2010JB007924.

West, M.E., C.F. Larsen, M. Truffer, S. O’Neel, and L. LeBlanc (2010) Glacier Microseismicity. Geology, 38, 319–322; doi: 10.1130/G30606.1.

Nikulin, A., V. Levin, A. Shuler and M. West (2010) Anomalous seismic structure beneath the Klyuchevskoy group, Kamchatka, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L14311, doi:10.1029/2010GL043904.

Buurman, H. and M.E. West (2010), Seismic precursors to volcanic explosions during the 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, chapter 2 of Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 41–57 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1769/chapters/p1769_chapter02.pdf].

van Manen, S., J. Dehn., M. West, S. Blake and D. Rothery (2010), The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano; combined analyses of thermal satellite data and reduced displacement, chapter 23 of Power, J.A., Coombs, M.L., and Freymueller, J.T., eds., The 2006 eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1769, p. 553–567 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1769/chapters/p1769_chapter23.pdf].

Thompson, G. and M.E. West (2010) Real-time detection of earthquake swarms at Redoubt Volcano, 2009, Seismo. Res. Lett., 81, 505-513.

Thelen, W., M. West, S. Senyukov (2010) Seismic Characterization of Fall 2007 Eruptive Sequence at Bezymianny Volcano, Russia. J. Volc. Geotherm. Res. 194, 201-213, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.05.010.

Thelen, W., S. Malone, M. West. (2010) Repose-time and cumulative moment magnitude: a new tool for forecasting eruptions? Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L18301, doi:10.1029/2010GL044194.

Amundson, J. M., M. Truffer, M.P. Lüthi, M. Fahnestock, M. West and R.J. Motyka (2008), Glacier, fjord, and seismic response to recent large calving events, Jakobshavn Isbræ, Greenland. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22501, doi:10.1029/2008GL035281.

West, M., J. Sanchez, S. McNutt (2005), Periodically-triggered seismicity at Mt. Wrangell volcano following the Sumatra earthquake. Science, 308, 1144-1146.

Wilson, D., R. Aster, J. Ni, S. Grand, M. West, W. Gao, W. S. Baldridge, and S. Semken (2005), Imaging the seismic structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath the Great Plains, Rio Grande Rift, and Colorado Plateau using receiver functions, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B05306, doi:10.1029/ 2004JB003492.

Wilson, D., R. Aster, M. West, J. Ni, S. Grand, W. Gao, W. S. Baldridge, S. Semken, and P. Patel (2005) Lithospheric structure of the Rio Grande rift. Nature, 433, 851-854.

Gao, W., S. P. Grand, W. S. Baldridge, D. Wilson, M. West, J. F. Ni, and R. Aster (2004), Upper mantle convection beneath the central Rio Grande rift imaged by P and S wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B03305, doi:10.1029/2003JB002743.

West, M., Gao, W., S. Grand (2004), A simple approach to the joint inversion of seismic body and surface waves applied to the southwest U.S. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L15615, doi:10.1029/2004GL020373.

West, M., J. Ni, W. S. Baldridge, D. Wilson, R. Aster, W. Gao, and S. Grand (2004), Crust and upper mantle shear wave structure of the southwest United States: Implications for rifting and support for high elevation, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B03309, doi:10.1029/2003JB002575.

Gao, W., S. P. Grand, W. S. Baldridge, D. Wilson, M. West, J. F. Ni, and R. Aster (2004), Upper mantle convection beneath the central Rio Grande rift imaged by P and S wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B03305, doi:10.1029/2003JB002743.

Wilson, D., R. Aster, W. S. Baldridge, W. Gao, R. Gok, S. Grand, J. Ni, E. Sandvol, S. Semken, M. West (2003), Imaging crust and upper mantle seismic structure in the southwestern United States using teleseismic receiver functions, The Leading Edge, v.22, n.3, p.232-237.

West, M., W. Menke, and M. Tolstoy (2003), Focused magma supply at the intersection of the Cobb hot spot and the Juan de Fuca ridge. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1724, doi:10.1029/2003GL017104.

Gök, R., J. Ni, M. West, E. Sandvol, D. Wilson, R. Aster, W. S. Baldridge, S. Grand, W. Gao, F. Tilmann, and S. Semken (2003), Shear Wave Splitting and Mantle Flow Beneath LA RISTRA, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, doi:1614,10.1029/2002GL016616.

Rapine, R., F. Tilmann, M. West, J. Ni and A. Rodgers (2003), Crustal Structure of Northern and Southern Tibet from Surface Wave Dispersion Analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 108, doi:10.1029/2001JB000445.

Menke, W. M. West and M. Tolstoy (2002), The 1993 eruption of the CoAxial segment of the Juan de Fuca ridge. Geology, 30, 359-362.

West, M., W. Menke, M. Tolstoy, S. Webb and R. Sohn (2001), Magma storage beneath Axial Volcano on the Juan de Fuca mid-ocean ridge. Nature, 413, 833-836.

Kim, W.-Y, L.R.Sykes, J. H. Armitage, J. K. Xie, K. Jacob, P. G. Richards, M. West, F. Waldhauser, J. Armbruster, L. Seeber, W.X. Du and A. Lerner-Lam (2001), Seismic waves generated by aircraft impacts and building collapses at World Trade Center, NY, EOS, 82, 565.

Menke, W., M. West, B. Brandsdottir and D. Sparks (1998), Compressional and Shear Velocity Structure of the Lithosphere in Northern Iceland. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 88, 1561-1571.