Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Peter O Gold

Ph.D., Geology - Active tectonics, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2017
M.S., Geology - Application of lidar to active tectonics, University of California, Davis, 2011
B.S., Geology, University of California, Davis, 2008

Email: peter.gold@utexas.edu
Office: JSG 3.300
Mailcode: C1160
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Publications (pdf)

Supervisor


Two primary goals motive my dissertation research. The first is to measure rates of slip and earthquake recurrence on faults within the southern San Andreas Fault system in southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico. The value of these measurements is both academic and practical – determining how slip is partitioned between multiple parallel or overlapping faults is critical for understanding strain accommodation though complex fault systems, which is in turn necessary for making well informed estimates of regional earthquake hazard. The second goal of my dissertation research concerns the interpretation of arid-region alluvial and fluvial surface ages from Quaternary geochronologic dating techniques that are critical for measuring fault slip rates. By comparing the results of independent geochronometers applied to the same surface, the potential accuracy and reliability of slip rates calculated using dates collected with only a single geochronometer can be evaluated.

Current Research Projects

Holocene geologic slip rate for the Banning Strand of the southern San Andreas Fault ( view )

Late Quaternary slip history for the Agua Blanca Fault, northern Baja California, Mexico, Part 1: New geologic slip rates

Late Quaternary slip history for the Agua Blanca Fault, northern Baja California, Mexico, Part 2: Earthquake recurrence and timing

Geochronologic dating of arid region alluvial and fluvial surfaces in actively deforming regions: A review of published data

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award ($750) - Jackson School of Geosciences (2016)

E.D. Farmer International Fellowship ($1600) - University of Texas, Austin, Mexican Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) (2016)

Earthquake Hazards Program Research Grant ($76,504. Written with Behr as PI) - United States Geological Survey (2016)

Graduate Student Research Grant, $1875 - Geological Society of America (2015)

SCEC Research Grant ($30,000. Written with Behr as PI) - Southern California Earthquake Center (2014)

Catalyzing New International Collaborations seed grant ($14,000. Written with Behr as PI). - National Science Foundation (2014)

Off-campus research funding from the Muehlberger Field Scholarship Fund ($995) - University of Texas, Austin (2014)

Off-campus research funding from the Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship fund ($800) - University of Texas, Austin (2013)

Off-campus research funding from the Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship fund ($1352) - University of Texas, Austin (2013)

Department of Geology Durrell Grant ($1890) - University of California, Davis (2010)

Department of Geology Durrell Grant ($2000) - University of California, Davis (2009)

Graduate Student Research Grant ($2690) - Geological Society of America (2009)

Review of Published Quaternary Geochronologic Data Supports the Investigation of Dating Geomorphic Surfaces Using Multiple Geochronometers (talk), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2016)

Published Quaternary geochronologic data show the importance of dating geomorphic surfaces with multiple geochronometers (poster), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2016)

Tectonic Geomorphology and Active Tectonics in Northern Baja California, Mexico, and New Slip Rates for the Agua Blanca Fault (invited talk), San Diego Association of Geologists, San Diego, CA (2016)

New geologic slip rates for the Agua Blanca Fault, northern Baja California, Mexico (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2015)

New geologic slip rates for the Agua Blanca Fault, northern Baja California, Mexico (poster), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2015)

Holocene slip rate for the Banning Strand of the southern San Andreas Fault near San Gorgonio Pass, southern California (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2014)

Holocene slip rate for the Banning Strand of the southern San Andreas Fault near San Gorgonio Pass (poster), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2014)

Investigation of Quaternary slip rates along the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas Fault near San Gorgonio Pass (talk), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2013)

Interactive 3D Visualization and Virtual Exploration of the Lake Tahoe Basin (invited talk), Tahoe Science Conference, Incline Village, CA (2012)

Assessment of uncertainties in coseismic and long-term slip variability along the Borrego section of the El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture using terrestrial lidar (poster), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2012)

Applications of terrestrial laser scanning in neotectonics (invited talk), USGS, Golden, CO (2011)

Measuring coseismic slip from terrestrial lidar scans of the 4 April 2010 El Mayor Cucapah earthquake rupture (invited talk), UNAVCO, Boulder, CO (2011)

Assessment of coseismic slip variation from terrestrial lidar scans of the El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture (invited talk), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2011)

Assessing coseismic slip variation with terrestrial lidar scans of the 4 April 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2011)

Assessment of coseismic slip variation from terrestrial lidar scans of the El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture (poster), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2011)

Analyses of coseismic surface rupture from the 4 April 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake using terrestrial liar (talk), Geological Society of America, Denver, CO (2010)

Terrestrial lidar scans of the El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake surface rupture (talk), Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Secion, Anaheim, CA (2010)

Terrestrial Lidar Analyses of Coseismic Surface Deformation in from the 4 April 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2010)

Evidence for spatial and temporal slip partitioning in the northern Central Nevada Seismic Belt form ground-based imaging of offset landforms (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2010)

Analyses of cosesimic surface deformation using terrestrial lidar scans of the 4 April 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake rupture (poster), Southern California Earthquake Center, Palm Springs, CA (2010)

Impact of survey workflow on precision and accuracy of terrestrial LiDAR datasets (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2009)

Slip Rates and Scarp Profiles, Using Terrestrial LiDAR to Quantify Deformation on the Aberdeen Fault, South-Eastern California (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2008)

Efficient, off-grid lidar scanning methods of remote field sites (poster), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2007)

Please refer to publications list for co-authored presentations, -, - (2006)