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  • Graduate Student/PostDoc Position available in Haifa – Integrated tsunami hazard study: Modeling and sediments

    This very interesting job offer was sent around by our colleague Beverly Goodman-Tchernov:

    Past tsunami events have impacted the Israeli coastline, and future tsunamis are anticipated.  Physical evidence exists both in historical written records and sedimentological field deposits. Incorporating physical evidence with computational modeling makes it possible to better understand the magnitude of past events and create realistic predictions for the future. The project is in collaboration with Geological Survey of Israel, Virginia Tech, IOLR, and the University of Haifa. It will use multi-sourced data to produce modeling scenarios for past tsunamis and produce a complex reference set of theoretical scenarios to be used in practical real-time hazard assessments. more

  • Richard Styron’s Python tool for calculating fault slip rates from offset marker data

    Richard Styron has published several interesting tools for fault/stress analysis and other geoscience problems, see his website here: The latest Python tool he is sharing with us is for calculating fault slip rates from offset topography data – great stuff for paleoseismologists! He announced this a few days ago and allowed me to spread the news. Check it out and let him know what you think!

    Hi all,

    Last year I built a tool to calculate fault slip rates from offset marker data (age and offset distance of features cut by faults).  Although I will be publishing a paper using it eventually, I’d like to spread the word about it now and just get it out to the community.  The Slip Rate Calculator can be found here:, with more documentation.