Charlotte A. Rowe

Seismologist

Research

Investigation and characterization of volcanic seismicity and seismo-acoustic signals: VLP signals associated with Strombolian eruptions at Mount Erebus, Antarctica; LP and hybrid signals associated with summit dome growth and magma movement at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat; syn-eruptive seismicity at Redoubt, Turrialba, Pichincha and other volcanoes.

Characterization of fine structure and fault/fracture patterns at geothermal and oil/gas reservoirs using injection-related seismicity and precise relocation methods; investigation of other induced seismicity and glacial seismicity.

Development and application of signal processing methods - waveform cross-correlation, adaptive coherency filtering, eigenspectral and wavelet-based analysis - for precise phase repicking in digital waveform catalogues, to improve relative and absolute hypocenter locations.

Investigation of different methods for event discrimination and classification, including spectral signatures, phase coherency, cross-correlation relationships, scanning correlation detector characterization and artificial neural networks.

Velocity structure modelling using both active and passive methods: Crustal modelling using large refraction transect in Alaska; volcanic structures modelled both with refraction and tomographic methods; regional scale modelling undertaken by application of various forward and inverse methods; improving station corrections for ground-truth enhancement and improved catalogue locations.
Charlotte Rowe


Education
Ph.D., Geophysics, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, 2000
M.S., Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1988
B.S., Geology, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, 1981
Professional Experience
Currrent Position: Seismologist, Geophysics Group
                    EES-11, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Current Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and
                    Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
Current Position: Assistant Scientist (Adjunct), Dept. of Geology and
                    Geophysics, University of Wisconsin
2002 - 2003: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Geophysics
                    EES-11, LANL
2001 - 2002: Assistant Scientist
                    Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin (now adjunct)
2000-2001: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Geophysics
                    Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin
2001: Visiting Researcher
                    Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Honggerberg, Zurich, Switzerland
1997-2000: Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant
                    Department of Earth & Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech
1991-1997: Deputy State Seismologist, Alaska
                    Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
1988-1991: Staff Seismologist/Network Data Manager
                    Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
1983-1988: Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant
                    University of Alaska, Department of Geology and Geophysics
1981-1983: Exploration Seismologist
                    Land 3D, International Division, Geophysical Service, Inc., Dallas, TX
Current C.V.
Publications
Professional Membership
Seismological Society of America (SSA)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG)
New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering (NMNWSE)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - New Mexico Chapter
Awards And Honors
Editor's Award for Excellence in Refereeing, American Geophysical Union, 2003
Rowe Nunataks, named for Contributions to Antarctic Science, U.S. Commision on Geographic Place Names, 2000
Outstanding Student Award, Association of Women Geoscientists, 1998
Outstanding Student Paper, Seismology Section, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 1997
Hammer Award, National Performance Review, Office of the Vice President of the United States, 1996
 
Outside Interests
Contact
EES-11, M.S. D-408
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

char@lanl.gov
 
(505) 665-6404 - Phone
(505) 667-8487 - FAX