Donald Turcotte at work in his office.

Donald Turcotte at work in his office.

Donald L. Turcotte

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Caltech (1958)

Application of dynamical systems to geological problems, including crustal deformation, seismicity, topography, forest fires. Geodynamics, including mantle convection and the forces that drive the plates and result in seismicity, volcanism, and mountain building at the earth's surface. Planetary geology and geophysics, especially the interpretation of data returned from various planetary missions.
(530) 752-6808

UC Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences

Recent Publications

Turcotte, DL, EM Moores, J Rundle (2014) Super Fracking. PHYSICS TODAY. 67(8):34-39. DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.2480

Lee, YT, DL Turcotte, JB Rundle and CC Chen (2013) Aftershock Statistics of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake and the Concept of Omori Times. PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS. 170(1-2):221-228. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0445-5

Yoder, MR, J Van Aalsburg, DL Turcotte, SG Abaimov and JB Rundle (2013) Statistical Variability and Tokunaga Branching of Aftershock Sequences Utilizing BASS Model Simulations. PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS. 170(1-2):155-171. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0411-2

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