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Courses Taught

Course #
% Responsible
Fall/2013ESSCrustal Deformation 490/590310100
Fall/2013ESSIndependent Study 600 (students who participated in Crustal Deformation but had travel conflicts)35100
Fall/2014ESSSatellite Radar Interferometry 490/59035 (plus 3 participants)100
Winter/2015ESSGround-based LiDAR 490/59031350
Winter/2015ESSSouthern Cascadia Seminar 59022100
Fall/2015CENV, PB, BESpecial Topics- Natural Hazards & Resilience11850
Winter/2016ESSESS 562A- Observational Seismology110100
Fall/2016ESSESS 590- Subduction Reading Seminar211100
Winter/2017ESSESS 311- Geomechanics563100
Spring/2017ESSESS 490E/590E- Field Methods in Remote Sensing41650

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Course #
Type of Instruction / Title of Talk
11/18/14ESS594JHN 22Intro ESS Research- Overview of active research
11/7/14ESS403JHN 366Substitute for Global Tectonic lab
12/1/2015ESS594JHN 022Intro ESS Research- Overview of active research
1/22/2016ESS311JHN 175Substitute lecture on Mohr Circles

Professional Talks and Presentations

1/2013Earthquake Engineering Research InstituteAnnual Meeting, conferenceItalkConstraining the earthquake source region on the Cascadia Subduction Zone
1/2014University of California, BerkeleySeismological Laboratory, weekly seminarItalkThe Interseismic Accumulation and Transient Release of Strain on the Cascadia Subduction Zone
3/2014University of Nevada, RenoDepartmental SeminarItalkThe Interseismic Accumulation and Transient Release of Strain on the Cascadia Subduction Zone
4/20142nd International Conference on the Cryosphere of the HKH RegionWorkshopItalkPeriglacial surface displacements of ice-debris landforms in the Khumbu Region from InSAR
12/2014AGUAnnual Fall ConferenceCtalkThe deformation of ice-debris landforms in the Khumbu region from InSAR
2/6/2015Saint Louis University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesEarthScope Speaker, Departmental seminarItalkThe Silent Life and Quivering Fits of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
2/9/2015Grand Valley State University, Geology DepartmentEarthScope Speaker, Department seminarItalkThe Silent Life and Quivering Fits of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
2/24/2015California State University, Chico, Geological and Environmental SciencesEarthScope Speaker, Department seminarItalkThe Silent Life and Quivering Fits of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
3/4/2015Idaho State University, Department of GeosciencesEarthScope Speaker, Department seminarItalkThe Silent Life and Quivering Fits of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
4/8/2015University of Iowa, Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesDepartment seminarItalkThe Silent Life and Quivering Fits of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
6/1/2015IGPP, Scripps, UCSDEarthScope Speaker, Department seminarItalkThe Silent Life and Quivering Fits of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
2/2016AGU Chapman Conference on Slow Slip CposterCascadia Slow Slip Models constrained by Tremor Histories
9/2016IRISWebinar for Subduction Zone ObservatoryItalkCascadia/Alaska Overview and Opportunities
12/2016AGUFall MeetingCtalkA Kinematic Model of Slow Slip Constrained by Tremor-Derived Slip Histories in Cascadia
12/2016AGUFall MeetingItalkInSAR Constraints on the Deformation of Debris-Covered Glaciers in the Khumbu Region of Nepal

Public and Community Service

Type of Service
Fall 2015Public seminar series sponsored by the Graduate School and College of the Environment; "Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities"Assisted with the planning effort for the College of the Environment

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

(* indicates student as lead author)

Bayer*, B., B., M. Mulas, A. Corsini, and D. Schmidt (in review), Deformation responses of slow moving landslides to seasonal precipitation in the Northern Appennines, measured by InSAR, Submitted to Geomorphology.

Welch*, M., and D. A. Schmidt (in revision), Separating Volcanic Deformation and Atmospheric Signals at Mount St. Helens Using Persistent Scatterer InSAR, Submited to J. Vol. Geothem. Res.

Bayer*, B., D. Schmidt, and A. Simoni (2017), The influence of external digital elevation models on PS-InSAR and SBAS processing applied to slow moving landslides in the Northern Apennines (Italy), IEEE Trans. Geosc. Rem. Sens., vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-14, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2648885.

Wilcock, W., D. A. Schmidt, J. E. Vidale, M. J. Harrington, P. Bodin, G. S. Cram, J. R. Delaney, F. I. Gonzalez, D. S. Kelley, R. J. LeVeque, D. A. Manalang, C. McGuire, E. C. Roland, M. W. Stoermer, J. W. Tilley, C. J. Vogl (2016), "Designing an offshore geophysical network in the Pacific Northwest for earthquake and tsunami early warning and hazard research," OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, Monterey, CA, 2016, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2016.7761291.

Tong, X., and D. A. Schmidt (2016), Active movement of the Cascade landslide complex in Washington from a coherence-based InSAR time series method, Rem. Sens. Env., 186, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.09.008.

Bayer*, B., L. Bertello, A. Simoni, M. Berti, D. Schmidt, M. Generali, and M. Pizziolo (2016), Ground surface deformations induced by tunneling under deep-seated landslides in the Northern Appennines of Italy imaged using advanced InSAR techniques, Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice, Proc. 12th Intl. Sym. Landslides (Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016), Edited by S. Aversa, L. Cascini, L. Picarelli, and C. Scavia, DOI: 10.1201/b21520-35.

Crowell, B. W., D. A. Schmidt, P. Bodin, J. E. Vidale, J. Gomberg, J. R. Hartog, Vi. C. Kress, T. I. Melbourne, M. Santillan, S. E. Minson, and D. G. Jamison, (2016), Demonstration of the Cascadia G-FAST Geodetic Earthquake Early Warning System for the Nisqually, Washington Earthquake, Seism. Res. Lett., 87, DOI: 10.1785/0220150255.

Bennett, G., S. Miller, J. Roering, and D. Schmidt (2016), Landslides, threshold slopes, and the survival of relict terrain in the wake of the Mendocino Triple Junction, Geology, 44, 363-366, doi:10.1130/G37530.1.

Bennett, G. L., J. J. Roering, B. H. Mackey, A. L. Handwerger, D. A. Schmidt, and B. P. Guillod (2016), Historic drought puts the brakes on earthflows in Northern California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL068378.

Gomberg, J., P. Bodin, J. Borgeois, S. Cashman, D. S. Cowan, K. Creager, B. Crowell, A. Duvall, A. D. Frankel, F. Gonzalez, H. Houston, H. P. Johonson, H. Kelsey, U. Miller, E. Roland, D. Schmidt, L. Staisch, J. Vidale, W. Willcock, and E. Wirth (in press), Planning for a Subduction Zone Observatory, EOS.

Krogstad*, R. D., D. A. Schmidt, R. J. Weldon, and R.J. Burgette (2016), Constraints on accumulated strain near the ETS zone in Cascadia, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 439, 109-116, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.01.033.

Handwerger*, A. L., Roering, J. J., Schmidt, D. A., and Rempel, A.W. (2015). Kinematics of Earthflows in the Northern California Coast Ranges using Satellite Interferometry, Geomorphology, 246, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.003.

Roering, J. J., B. H. Mackey, A. L. Handwerger, A. M. Booth, D. A. Schmidt, and C. Cerovski-Darriau, (2015), Beyond the angle of repose: Tracking landslides and landscape evolution using airborne lidar, satellite interferometry, historical air photos, cosmogenic radionuclides, suspended sediment records, and geomorphic process models, Geomorphology, 236, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.02.013.

Vidale, J.E., D. A. Schmidt, S.D. Malone, A.J. Hotovec-Ellis, S.C. Moran, K.C. Creager, and H. Houston (2014), Deep long-period earthquakes west of the volcanic arc in Oregon: evidence of serpentine dehydration in the forearc mantle wedge, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2013GL059118.

Weldon, R.J., D. A. Schmidt, L. J. Austin, El. M. Weldon, and T. E. Dawson (2013), Compilation of Creep Rate Data for California Faults and Calculation of Moment Reduction Due to Creep, Appendix D, in Uniform California earthquake rupture forecast, version 3 (UCERF3)—The time-independent model, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1165, 97 p. Paper

Handwerger*, A., J. J. Roering, and D. A. Schmidt (2013), Controls on the seasonal deformation of slow-moving landslides, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 377-378, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.06.047.

Skarbek*, R. M., A. W. Rempel, and D. A. Schmidt (2012), Geologic heterogeneity can produce aseismic slip transients, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L21306, doi:10.1029/2012GL053762.

Dietterich*., H., M. Poland, D. A. Schmidt, K. Cashman, D. Sherrod, and A. T. Espinosa (2012), Tracking lava flow emplacement on the east rift zone of Kilauea, Hawaii, with synthetic aperture radar coherence, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q05001, doi:10.1029/2011GC004016.

Riddick*, S., D. A. Schmidt, and N. I. Deligne (2012), An analysis of terrain properties and the location of surface scatterers from persistent scatterer interferometry, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 73 , doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2012.05.010.

Gao*, H., D. A. Schmidt, and R. Weldon (2012), Scaling relationships of source parameters for slow slip events Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 102, 1, 352-360, doi:10.1785/0120110096.

Current Research Interests

Slow Slip and Tremor; Subduction Dynamics; The Kinematics of Slow Moving Landslides; InSAR techniques; Hazards.

Current C.V. URL

In the News

"Nisqually anniversary and start of new tremor sequence". King 5 news, March 1, 2017

"Earthquake early warning system closer to completion", King 5 news, 2/2/2016