ESS Mailing Address
Fax: 206-543-0489 (shared)
Email: vidale @ uw.edu
Research Groups: Seismology and Tectonics, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Areas of Interest:
Earthquakes, Earth structure, earthquake hazard monitoring and mitigation.
Ph.D. : Caltech, 1987
Undergrad : Yale University, double major in physics and geology, 1981
Current Research Interests:
I have conducted extensive research on earthquakes and Earth structure. My recent work includes measuring the damage to faults during earthquakes, striving to understand why earthquake swarms strike, measuring the rotation of the inner core, and showing there is a correlation, albeit very weak, between the occurrence of earthquakes and the ocean tides.
2012 Strongly Gliding Harmonic Tremor During the 2009 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano AJ Hotovec, S Prejean, JE Vidale, J. Gomberg J.Volcanology and Geothermal Research, accepted. Slow slip: A new kind of earthquake JE Vidale and H Houston, Physics Today, Jan., p. 38-43. 2011 Italian quake: critic’s logic is questionable Vidale, J.E., Nature, 478, p. 324. Tiny intraplate earthquakes triggered by nearby episodic tremor and slip in Cascadia JE Vidale, A Hotovec, A Ghosh, KC Creager, J Gomberg G-Cubed, in press. Seattle's 12th-man earthquake goes viral JE Vidale Seismological Research Letters, in press. 2010 Tremor bands sweep Cascadia Ghosh A, JE Vidale, JR Sweet, KC Creager, AG Wech, H Houston GRL, Volume: 37 Article Number: L08301