Ken Verosub running samples in the Paleomag lab.

Ken Verosub at work in the Paleomagnetism Lab.

Kenneth L. Verosub

Distinguished Professor
UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement, 1996
Ph.D., Stanford (1973)

For much of his career, Ken Verosub has used the magnetic properties of rocks, sediments and soils to determine the behavior of the Earth's magnetic field, the ages of sedimentary sequences, the motions of tectonic plates, and the history of the Earth's climate during the past 40 million years. Recently he has become more generally interested in the influence of geologic processes on the development of societies, civilizations and cultures. In pursuit of this interest, he spent the 2009-2010 academic year as a senior science advisor for water and climate issues in the U.S. Department of State. In addition to on-going paleomagnetic and environmental magnetic studies, he is working on volcanic eruptions that have caused global cooling, seismic risk and subsidence problems in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the identification of deep groundwater aquifers and the determination of river flows directly from geospatial imagery.
(530) 752-6911

UCD Paleomagnetism Laboratory

Recent Publications

Popova, OP, P Jenniskens, V Emel’yanenko, A Kartashova, E Biryukov, S Khaibrakhmanov, V Shuvalov, Y Rybnov, A Dudorov, VI Grokhovsky, DD Badyukov, QZ Yin, PS Gural, J Albers, M Granvik, LG Evers, J Kuiper, V Kharlamov, A Solovyov, YS Rusakov, S Korotkiy, I Serdyuk, AV Korochantsev, MY Larionov, D Glazachev, AE Mayer, G Gisler, SV Gladkovsky, J Wimpenny, ME Sanborn, A Yamakawa, KL Verosub, DJ Rowland, SM Roeske, NW Botto, JM Friedrich, M Zolensky, L Le, D Ross, K Ziegler, T Nakamura, I Ahn, JI Lee, Q Zhou, XH Li, QL Li, Y Liu, GQ Tang, T Hiroi, D Sears, IA Weinstein, AS Vokhmintsev, AV Ishchenko, P Schmitt-Kopplin, N Hertkorn, K Nagao, MK Haba, M Komatsu and T Mikouchi (The Chelyabinsk Airburst Consortium) (2013) Chelyabinsk Airburst, Damage Assessment, Meteorite Recovery, and Characterization. SCIENCE. 342(6162):1069-1073. DOI: 10.1126/science.1242642

Erikson, JP, SA Kelley, P Osmolovsky and KL Verosub (2012) Linked basin sedimentation and orogenic uplift: The Neogene Barinas basin sediments derived from the Venezuelan Andes. JOURNAL OF SOUTH AMERICAN EARTH SCIENCES. 39:138-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2012.04.002

Jenniskens, P, MD Fries, QZ Yin, M Zolensky, AN Krot, S Sandford, D Sears, R Beauford, DS Ebel, JM Friedrich, K Nagashima, JB Wimpenny, A Yamakawa, K Nishiizumi, Y Hamajima, MW Caffee, KC Welten, M Laubenstein, AM Davis, SB Simon, PR Heck, ED Young, IE Kohl, M Thiemens, MH Nunn, T Mikouchi, K Hagiya, K Ohsumi, TA Cahill, JA Lawton, D Barnes, A Steele, P Rochette, KL Verosub, J Gattacceca, G Cooper, DP Glavin, AS Burton, JP Dworkin, JE Elsila, S Pizzarello, R Ogliore, P Schmitt-Kopplin, P Harir, N Hertkorn, A Verchovsky, M Grady, K Nagao, R Okazaki, H Takechi, T Hiroi, K Smith, EA Silber, PG Brown, J Albers, D Klotz, M Hankey, R Matson, JA Fries, RJ Walker, I Puchtel, CTA Lee, M Erdman, GR Eppich, S Roeske, Z Gabelica, M Lerche, M Nuevo, B Girten and SP Worden, (the Sutter's Mill Meteorite Consortium) (2012) Radar enabled recovery of Sutter's Mill, a unique carbonaceous chondrite regolith breccia. SCIENCE. 338:1583-1587. DOI: 10.1126/science.1227163

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