Jamie Farrell
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah
Ph.D., University of Utah, 2013
M.S., University of Utah, 2007 [Thesis]
B.S., Utah State University, 2001

Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Utah
115 South 1460 East, Room 282
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: (801) 581-7856
Fax: (801) 581-7065 (departmental office)
Email: jamie.farrell@utah.edu
Research group's web page:
University of Utah Seismology and Active Tectonics Research Group

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)  |  Publications

Research Interests
Space-time characteristics of earthquakes, Seismic Hazard calculations, seismic imaging of crustal structure, stress interactions between volcanic and tectonic regimes.

My current research has focused primarily on 1) modelling the interaction between the volcanic system at Yellowstone with the surrounding large normal faults including the Hebgen Lake fault, site of the 1959 Ms 7.5 Hebgen Lake earthquake and 2) local earthquake tomography of the upper crust of Yellowstone.


Publications

First Author:
  1. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, T. Taira, W. L. Chang, and C. M. Puskas (2010), Dynamics and rapid migration of the energetic 2008-2009 Yellowstone Lake earthquake swarm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L19305, doi:10.1029/2010GL044605. [pdf]

  2. Farrell, J., S. Husen, and R. B. Smith (2009), Earthquake swarm and b-value characterization of the Yellowstone volcano-tectonic system, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 188, 260-276, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.08.008. [pdf]

Contributing Author:

  1. Shelly, D.R., D. Hill, F. Massin, J. Farrell, R. B. Smith, and T. Taira (2013), A fluid-driven earthquake swarm on the margin of the Yellowstone caldera, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-15, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50362. [pdf]

  2. Massin, F., J. Farrell, and R. B. Smith (2013), Repeating earthquakes in the Yellowstone volcanic field: Implications for rupture dynamics, ground deformation, and migration in earthquake swarms, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 257, 159-173, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.03.022. [pdf]

  3. Chang, W. -L., R. B. Smith, J. Farrell, and C. M. Puskas (2010), An extraordinary episode of Yellowstone caldera uplift, 2004-2010, from GPS and InSAR observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L23302, doi:10.1029/2010GL045451. [pdf]

  4. White, B. J. P., R. B. Smith, S. Husen, J. Farrell, and I. Wong (2009), Seismicity and earthquake hazard analysis of the Teton-Yellowstone region, Wyoming, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 188, 277-296, doi:  10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.08.015. [pdf]

  5. Smith, R. B., M. Jordan, B. Steinberger, C. M. Puskas, J. Farrell, G. P. Waite, S. Husen, W. L. Chang, and R. O'Connell (2009), Geodynamics of the Yellowstone hotspot and mantle plume: Seismic and GPS imaging, kinematics, and mantle flow, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 188, 25-56, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.08.020. [pdf]

  6. Chang, W. L., R. B. Smith, C. Wicks, J. Farrell, and C. M. Puskas (2007), Accelerated uplift and magma intrusion of the Yellowstone caldera, 2004-2006, Science, 318, no. 5852, 952-956, doi:.1126/science.1146842. [pdf]

  7. Velasco, A. A., C. J. Ammon, J. Farrell, and K. Pankow (2004), Rupture directivity of the 3 November 2002 Denali fault earthquake determined from surface waves, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94, no. 6B, S293-S299, doi: 10.1785/0120040624. [pdf]

Selected Conference Abstracts:

  1. Farrell, J., S. Husen, and R. B. Smith (2013), Crustal velocity structure and seismicity of the Yellowstone volcanic system from automated waveform analysis of body waves, 1984-2011, Seismol. Res. Lett., 84(2), 297 [link]

  2. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, S. Husen (2012), Crustal velocity structure and seismicity of the Yellowstone volcanic field from automated waveform analysis of P- and S-wave data of Yellowstone earthquakes from 1984-2012, Abstract V11E-07 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 3-7 Dec. [link]

  3. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, F. Massin, S. Husen, R. Burlacu, K. Koper, D. Drobeck (2011), High precision earthquake source and wave properties of the Yellowstone volcanic-tectonic system using automated seismic waveform analysis, Abstract S31B-2241 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec. [link]

  4. Farrell, J., F. Massin, R. B. Smith, B. J. P. White (2010), Persistent seismicity and energetics of the 2010 earthquake sequence of the Gros Ventre-Teton area, Wyoming, Abstract T51C-2073 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. [link]

  5. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, W. L. Chang, and C. M. Puskas (2009), Geodetic and seismic monitoring of Yellowstone: A living, breathing, shaking, volcano, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V32B-02. [link]

  6. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, T. Taira, C. M. Puskas, R. Burlacu, J. Pechmann, H. Heasler, and J. Lowenstern (2009), The 2008-2009 intense Yellowstone Lake earthquake swarm: Magmatic origin from temporal hypocenter variations, GPS deformation, and explosive source moment tensors, EarthScope National Meeting, Boise, ID, May 12-15.

  7. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, T. Taira, C. M. Puskas, R. Burlacu, J. Pechmann, H. Heasler, and J. Lowenstern (2009), Source properties and deformation analysis of the 2008-2009 Yellowstone Lake earthquake swarm, Seismol. Res. Lett., 80(2), 339. [link]

  8. Smith, R. B., J. Farrell, P. Gettings, and C. M. Puskas (2008), Temporal gravity and mass changes accompanying the 2004-2008 unprecedented uplift of the Yellowstone caldera, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V51D-2066. [link]

  9. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, and G. P. Waite (2007), Temporal stress variations of the Yellowstone volcanic system: Seismic and magmatic contributions, EarthScope National Meeting, Monterrey, CA, March 27-30, Poster 2.

  10. Farrell, J., and R. B. Smith (2005), A geologic-GIS database for the Yellowstone-Teton volcanic and tectonic region, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 37, No. 7, p. 206. [link]

  11. Farrell, J., and R. B. Smith (2005), A geologic-GIS database for the Yellowstone-Teton volcanic and tectonic region, EarthScope in the Northern Rockies Meeting, Bozeman, MT., Sept. 16-18.

  12. Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, D. Kilb, and E. Morikawa (2005), The Yellowstone GEO-GIS database: Facilitating integrated research and data distribution for Yellowstone geoscience, GEON All Hands Meeting, San Diego, CA., May 5-6.

  13. Farrell, J., S. Husen, and R. B. Smith (2005), Imaging the b-value distribution beneath the Yellowstone hydrothermal system, EarthScope National Meeting, Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, March 28-31, Poster 058.

  14. Farrell, J., S. Husen, and R. B. Smith (2004), b-value mapping of the Yellowstone volcanic and hydrothermal system, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S13A-1030. [link]

  15. Farrell, J. M., G. P. Waite, R. B. Smith, C. M. Puskas, H. Heasler, B. Bartel, and C. Dietel (2003), Seismic and GPS monitoring of the 2003 Norris Geyser Basin hydrothermal disturbance, Yellowstone National Park, Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V31B-06. [link]

  16. Farrell, J, R. B. Smith, H. M. Benz, K. L. Pankow, and S. Husen (2002), Amplified ground response across the western U.S. interior from the M7.9 Denali earthquake, Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S72F-1358. [link]


Last updated: 29 October 2013