Outstanding student paper awards
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 79, Issue 28, page 332, 14 July 1998
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1998), Outstanding student paper awards, Eos Trans. AGU, 79(28), 332–332, doi:10.1029/98EO00250.(
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The Seismology Section presented the following outstanding student paper awards at the AGU 1997 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California, on last December.
Matthew J. Fouch presented a paper entitled “Shear Wave Splitting, Continental Roots, and Patterns of Asthenospheric Flow.” Matt received a B.A. in geology from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., in 1993, and an Sc.M. in geophysics from Brown University in Providence, R.I., in 1996. He currently is completing a Ph.D. in geophysics at Brown under the supervision of Karen M. Fischer. In previous research at Brown, Matt examined seismic anisotropy and mantle flow in the southern Kuril, Japanese, Izu-Bonin, and Mariana subduction zones through modeling of observed shear wave splitting. More recently, his research has focused on constraining the structure and deformation of the sub-continental mantle using a combination of seismic observations and numerical methods. In this work, Matt has developed numerical models of predicted shear wave splitting from asthenospheric flow around a continental root. Using these models, he has estimated the possible lithospheric and asthenospheric contributions to seismic anisotropy for eastern North America.