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. Hsin-Hua Huang

Recent Publications:

Farrell, J., R.B. Smith, W.-L. Chang, and C.M. Puskas (2017), The Mw4.8 Norris earthquake of 30 March, 2014 and its relationship to crustal deformation and seismic activity of the Yellowstone volcanic system, In Prep.

Wang, Y., F.C. Lin, B. Schmandt, and J. Farrell (2017), Ambient noise tomography across Mount St. Helens using a dense seismic array, J. Geophys. Res., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013769. [Link]

Huang, Hsin-Hua, F.C. Lin, B. Schmandt, J. Farrell, R.B. Smith, and V. Tsai, (2015), The Yellowstone magmatic system from the mantle plume to the upper crust, Science, 348, doi: 10.1126/science.aaa5648. [Link]

Farrell, J., R. B. Smith, S. Husen, and T. Diehl (2014), Tomography from 26 years of seismicity revealing that the spatial extent of the Yellowstone crustal magma reservoir extends well beyond the Yellowstone caldera, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059588. [Link]

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. [Link]

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. [Link]

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. [Link]

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