Steven Hansen


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My research uses geophysics, primarily seismology, to increase our understanding of the structure and processes occurring within the Earth’s subsurface. This research is mainly focused on the structure of the lithosphere, i.e. from the surface to depths of about 250 km, using seismic waves generated by distant earthquakes. I have helped conduct several large-scale seismic experiments in North America, including broadband deployments in British Columbia, the Southern Rocky Mountains and Central California. I have also participated in an active-source seismic experiment at Mount St. Helens using nodal geophones. This work increased my research interest in active volcanos, particularly their structure and the different types of earthquakes that they produce. I am also interested in advanced data processing methodologies and the modeling of seismic wave propagation, both of which can be leveraged to further our understanding of the Earth.

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Research Outputs 2013 2018

Focusing of melt near the top of the Mount St. Helens (USA) magma reservoir and its relationship to major volcanic eruptions

Kiser, E., Levander, A., Zelt, C., Schmandt, B. & Hansen, S., Sep 2018, In : Geology. 46, 9, p. 775-778 4 p.

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magma chamber
volcanic eruption
seismic property

Rayleigh and S wave tomography constraints on subduction termination and lithospheric foundering in central California

Jiang, C., Schmandt, B., Hansen, S. M., Dougherty, S. L., Clayton, R. W., Farrell, J. & Lin, F-C., 15 Apr 2018, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 488, p. 14-26 13 p.

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Rayleigh waves
Rayleigh wave
S waves

Upper crustal low-frequency seismicity at Mount St. Helens detected with a dense geophone array

Glasgow, M. E., Schmandt, B. & Hansen, S. M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 358, p. 329-341 13 p.

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P and S Wave receiver function imaging of subduction with scattering kernels

Hansen, S. M. & Schmandt, B., 2017, In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 18, 12, p. 4487-4502 16 p.

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P waves
S waves

Seismic array constraints on reach-scale bedload transport

Schmandt, B., Gaeuman, D., Stewart, R., Hansen, S. M., Tsai, V. C. & Smith, J., Apr 2017, In : Geology. 45, 4, p. 299-302 4 p.

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Open Access
landscape evolution