Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oregon
Ray J. Weldon II
Interests: Neotectonics, Structural and Quaternary geology
Current Research: Paleoseismology, conditional probabilities and seismic hazard of ground rupturing earthquakes. Slip rate, structure, kinematics, and evolution of faults and complex continental plate boundaries; currently working in Oregon, California, Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), and SE Asia (Myanmar, Yunnan, and Thailand). Integrating modern geodesy, historical leveling and tidal records, and to map strain accumulation and relative sea level change; currently applied to Washington Coastal Resilience project on the Cascadia subduction zone.
Recent Publication: Scharer, K., R. Weldon II, G. Biasi, A. Streig, and T. Fumal, 2017, Ground-rupturing earthquakes on the northern Big Bend of the San Andreas Fault, California, 800 A.D. to Present, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013606.