William Barnhart

Adjunct Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Barnhart's research interests broadly span the field of active tectonics and natural hazards. In particular, his research focuses on observing and characterizing the nature of active deformation from both natural (earthquakes, plate motions, landslides) and anthropogenic (induced seismicity) processes. Together, these processes help us to form a better understanding of how the earth’s lithosphere behaves in the past, present, and future, and how we might mitigate the effects of various natural hazards.

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Research areas
  • Earthquakes
  • Geologic disasters
  • Induced seismicity
  • Geophysics
  • Active Tectonics
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