Jennifer Weston


Tel: (480)-727-3569

Address: ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration
PO Box 876004, Tempe, AZ, 85287-60004
Research Interests

I am interested in the combination of geodetic and seismic datasets to study a range of tectonic processes, including;

  • Characterisation of kinematic earthquake sources
  • Fault mechanics, particularly in subduction zones
  • Earthquake cycle and the related seismic hazard

To the left is a video of my latest results from a time-dependent inversion of GPS and repeating earthquake observations from the northeast Japan subduction zone. It shows the spatiotemporal distribution of the short term velocity of the interseismic creep between 1996 and 2003. This can be used in combination with information about the mechanical properties of the plate interface to understand what governs creep and also help assess the seismic hazard of a region.

Research Highlights
  • Construction of the first global archive of InSAR determined earthquake source parameters.
  • Assessment of the quality of tomographic Earth models based on InSAR information.
  • Development of a new seismo-geodetic inversion technique which takes into account the effects of 3D Earth structure.
  • Time-dependent joint analysis of GPS and repeating earthquakes to estimate the spatiotemporal pattern of creep (see above).