Juliet Crider

Assistant Professor

Earth and Space Sciences
Box 351310
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1310

e-mail: juliet.crider *ess.washington.edu
(replace * with @)
phone: (206) 543-8715
fax: (206) 543-0489

I study the physical processes involved in faulting, earthquakes and associated crustal deformation. These interests encompass the structure of faults and fault zones, the evolution of complex fault systems, triggering of earthquakes, the evolution of fault scarps, and the geologic record of past earthquakes. My current work with students focuses on neotectonics of the Pacific Northwest, including Neogene faulting, deformation within the volcanic arc and the Columbia Plateau, and the rise of the North Cascades. Other work focuses on developing fundamental understanding of deformation localization in the upper crust, and developing new modeling and analytical tools to advance all these efforts. We balance field study with analytical and mechanical modeling to evaluate the factors that influence the tectonic landforms and deformation we observe. The courses I teach cover topics from the deformation of rocks and the physics behind Earth processes to monitoring of geologic hazards and exploration for energy resources.

Current and Recent Research

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact me by e-mail to identify shared research interests. Follow this link for more information about the UW-ESS graduate program and how to apply.

I am also Program Director for the Masters in ESS- Applied Geosciences (MESSAGe). If you are interested in building a professional career that addresses how people and infrastructure interact with our dynamic landscape, consider MESSAGe for practical training.

Curriculum Vita [pdf]

Courses Taught at UW

ESS 509: Field Methods in Applied Geosciences Autumn
ESS 210: Physical Geology Winter
ESS 490/590: Geothermal Energy
ESS 447: Engineering Geology
ESS 490/590: Active Tectonics


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