Juliet G. Crider

Associate Professor

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

e-mail: criderj[at]uw.edu
phone: (206) 543-8715
fax: (206) 543-0489

I study the physical processes involved in faulting, folding and associated crustal deformation. These interests encompass the structure of faults and fault zones, the evolution of folds, formation and degradation of fault scarps, and the geologic record of past earthquakes. My current work with students leverages recent advances in photogrammetry and isotope geochemistry to address problems in the geometry and mechanics of folds, the co-evolution of fault zones and fluid pathways, and the degradation of bedrock fault scarps. Other work includes neotectonics of the Pacific Northwest, including Neogene faulting, deformation within the volcanic arc and the Columbia Plateau, and the rise of the North Cascades. We balance field study with advanced visualization, geophysical or geochemical analyses, and analytical or numerical 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 understanding the interplay between human infrastructure and our dynamic landscape.

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 general information about the UW-ESS graduate research 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: Special Topics - Recent offerings:
Faults and Fault Zones
Geothermal Energy
Tectonics-Geomorph-Climate Writing Workshop

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