Seven presentatons were named Outstanding Student Papers in the Tectonophysics Section at the 1995 Fall Meeting.
Richard Allen presented “Analysis of Offshore-Onshore Wide-Angle Seismic Recordings From Western Alaska, Bering-Chukchi Sea.” He graduated in 1994 from the University of Cambridge, UK, with a B.A. in natural sciences. He received his M.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Durham, UK, in 1995 having completed his thesis while working for the U.S. Geological Survey at Menlo Park, California. His research there focused on the seismic structure of the Bering Strait-Chukchi Sea. Allen is now studying for his Ph.D. at Princeton University, where his interests focus on the structure of the Icelandic plume. He is imaging its velocity structure using seismic tomography and partitioned waveform inversion techniques (under the supervision of Guust Nolet and W. Jason Morgan). His research interests also include the using seismic parameters, in combination with others, to constrain the petrology.