Office: JHN 330
Interests: Geomorphology, landslide hazards, landscape evolution
Description of Award
|Parke Snavely, Jr. Cascadia Research Award||Nov 2, 2015||Geological Society of America|
|Anthony Qamar Memorial Fund Award||May 21, 2015||The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington|
|Best Surface Processes Presentation||April 2, 2015||The Department of Earth and Space Sciences Research Gala|
|Best field photo - ESS Gala photo contest||March 31, 2016||ESS Gala|
|Robert G. and Nadine E. Bassett Endowed Fund in Earth and Spaces Sciences||May 10, 2018||The Department of Earth and Space Sciences|
LaHusen, Sean, et al. "Megathrust Earthquakes and Coseismic Landslides in Cascadia: Insights from a New Inventory of Thousands of Landslides Dated Using Calibrated Surface Roughness." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2018. LaHusen, S.R., Booth, A.M., Duvall, A.R., Montgomery, D.R. (2017) DEVELOPING A REGIONAL LANDSLIDE CHRONOLOGY NEAR OSO, WASHINGTON (USA) USING TOPOGRAPHIC ROUGHNESS MEASURED FROM LIDAR IMAGERY (Invited Presentation). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-306990 LaHusen, S. R., Duvall, Grant, A. R., Wartman, J. (2016). Assessing the impact of coseismic landslides during the AD 1700 Cascadia megathrust earthquake along the coastline of the Pacific Northwest (USA). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Expo. Denver, CO; Sep 26, 2016 LaHusen, S. R., Duvall, A. R., Booth, A. M., & Montgomery, D. R. Timing of long-runout landslides near Oso, WA reveals persistent postglacial hillslope instability. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Expo. Baltimore, MD; Nov 2, 2015 LaHusen, S. Catastrophic Complex Landslides on Sumas Mountain. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Expo. Denver, CO; Oct 27-30, 2013.
I am interested in how dynamic Earth surface processes and tectonics shape landscapes and affect societies worldwide. My current research pertains to landslides, erosion, and geomorphology in the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand.
In The News
New analysis shows Oso landslide was no fluke (The Seattle Times) -- http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/new-analysis-shows-oso-landslide-was-no-fluke/ Oso slide was not an outlier, new research says (The Everett Herald) -- http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20151222/NEWS01/151229645 Landslides like the Oso tragedy happen more frequently than you think, UW scientists say (GeekWire) -- http://www.geekwire.com/2015/landslides-like-the-oso-tragedy-happen-more-frequently-than-you-think-scientists-say/ Landslide researcher digs into the past (The Columbian)-- http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/jan/18/landslide-researcher-digs-into-the-past/ Dating historic activity at Oso site shows recurring major landslides (UW Today) -- http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/12/22/dating-historic-activity-at-oso-site-shows-recurring-major-landslides/