Linda Reinen, Associate Professor
B.S. in Geology, University of Massachussetts
M.S. in Geology, University of Massachussetts
Ph.D. in Geology, Brown University
Specialist in: structural geology, fault mechanics, and numerical modeling of geological processes.
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Office: Edmunds Building 242
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Dr. Reinen regularly teaches courses in Geological Hazards, Hydrogeology and Structural Geology, and also holds a research position at the University of California, Riverside. Pursuing her research interests in structural geology, she employs numerical models to study earthquake initiation in serpentinite, a rock commonly found along major faults, and has recently received an NSF grant to conduct experiments assessing serpentinite’s role in the initiation of deep-focus earthquakes within subducting tectonic plates. In addition to pursuing her own research, Dr. Reinen has worked with students on hydrology and planetary geology research projects conducted in Idaho and Virginia, and in the summer of 1998 she directed a multi-student project focused upon understanding a serpentinite body along the Big Sur coastline of California.
- Reinen, L. A., Seismic and aseismic slip indicators in serpentinite gouge, Geology, in press.
- Kilsdonk, Bill, Linda A. Reinen, and William F. Dula, Jr., Predicting sub-salt faults from shallow grabens in the overburden: Geomechanical analysis and application, AEPT Exploration Research and Technical Services Research Report, RR95-0031, 1995.
- Reinen, L. A., T.E. Tullis, and J.D. Weeks, The frictional behavior of antigorite and lizardite serpentinite: experiments, constitutive models, and implications for natural faults, PAGEOPH, 143, 317-358, 1994.
- Reinen, L. A. and J. D. Weeks, Determination of rock friction constitutive parameters using an iterative least-squares inversion method, J. Geophys. Research , 98, 15937-15950, 1993.
- Reinen, L. A., T.E. Tullis, and J.D. Weeks, Two-mechanism model for frictional sliding of serpentinite, Geophys. Res. Letters, 19, 1535-1538, 1992.
- Reinen, L. A., J. D. Weeks, and T. E. Tullis, The frictional behavior of serpentinite: implications for aseismic creep on shallow crustal faults, Geophys. Res. Letters, 18, 1921-1924, 1991.
Geological Society of America, NAGT, CUR and American Geophysical Union (Physical Properties of Earth Materials, Steering Committee Member for 1998-2001).