Dr. Jamie Farrell

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University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics

Office: FASB 212

Office Phone: 801-581-7856

Email: jamie.farrell <at> utah.edu

Research Website: Link

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jamie Farrell earned his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Utah in 2014. He currently works as a seismologist at the University of Utah. Jamie’s research focuses on using seismology and geodesy to better understand the Yellowstone volcanic system. Recent research papers have included topics such as tomographic imaging of the Yellowstone magmatic system, in-depth analysis of Yellowstone seismicity and earthquake swarms, seismic and volcanic hazard and risk assessment of the Yellowstone region, seismic signals related to hydrothermal systems, and source characteristics of seismic events. Current research projects include continued analysis of Yellowstone seismicity, using ambient noise to better understand the velocity structure of the Yellowstone system, and continued analysis of earthquake swarm activity including its relationship to local uplift/subsidence signals.

Research Group: University of Utah Seismic and Active Tectonics Research Group (UUSATRG)

Research Collaborators:

Dr. Fan-Chi Lin

Dr. Robert B. Smith

Dr. Brandon Schmandt

Recent Publications:

Schmandt, B., C. Jiang, and J. Farrell (2019), Seismic perspectives from the western U.S. on magma reservoirs underlying large silicic calderas, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 384, 158-178, doi:10.1016/j.volgeores.2019.07.015. [Link]

Wu, S.M., F.C. Lin, J. Farrell, and A. Allam (2019), Imaging the deep subsurface plumbing of Old Faithful geyser from low-frequency hydrothermal tremor migration, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 7315-7322, doi:10.1029/2018GL081771. [Link]

Pang, G., K.D. Koper, J.M. Hale, R. Burlacu, J. Farrell, and R.B. Smith (2019), The 2017-2018 Maple Creek earthquake sequence in Yellowstone National Park, USA, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 4653-4663, doi:10.1029/2019GL082376. [Link]

Jiang, C., B. Schmandt, J. Farrell, F.C. Lin, and K.M. Ward (2018), Seismically anisotropic magma reservoirs underlying silicic calderas, Geology, 46(8), 727-730, doi:10.1130/G45104.1. [Link]

Farrell, J., S.M. Wu, K.M. Ward, and F.C. Lin (2018), Persistent noise signal in the FairfieldNodal three-component 5-Hz geophones, Seismol. Res. Lett., 89(5), 1609-1617, doi:10.1785/0220180073. [Link]

Jiang, C., B. Schmandt, S.M. Hansen, S. Dougherty, R.W. Clayton, J. Farrell, and F.C. Lin (2018), Rayleigh and S wave tomography constraints on subduction termination and lithospheric foundering in central California, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 488, 14-26, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.02.009. [Link]

Wu, S.M., K.M. Ward, J. Farrell, F.C. Lin, M. Karplus, and R.B. Smith (2017), Anatomy of Old Faithful from subsurface seismic imaging of the Yellowstone Upper Geyser Basin, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44(20), 10240-10247, doi:10.1002/2017GL075255. [Link]

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