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September 16, 2016

OGS Names New Lead Seismologist

A geologist with corporate and academic experience, Jacob Walter, has been named as the Lead Seismologist of the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Currently a Research Associate at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin, he assumes the post in November 2016.

“We are pleased to add Dr. Walter to the Seismology team at the Oklahoma Geological Survey,” said OGS Director Jeremy Boak. “He brings valuable research capabilities, and we look forward to working with him.”

Walter earned his B.A. in Geology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He acquired professional experience as a geologist at the Trihydro Corporation in Laramie, Wyoming, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has worked at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin since 2014.

Walter’s research interests include ice sheet and glacier dynamics; tectonic tremor and slow slip; earthquakes; and seismic triggering of earthquakes. He has conducted research in Antarctica, Costa Rica, Solomon Islands, Greenland, Texas, and Alaska.

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