Neotectonics: geology and geodesy

I am fundamentally curious about how the Earth deforms over a wide range of time scales. I employ geologic and geomorphic techniques to understand how earthquakes on faults and folds build mountains over periods of thousands to millions of years. To constrain fault behavior and seismic hazards from deformation between earthquakes, I use geodetic techniques including leveling and relative sea level data.

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    Dr. Reed Burgette
    Assistant Professor
    Mailing address:
    Dept. Geological Sciences/MSC 3AB
    New Mexico State University
    P.O. Box 30001
    Las Cruces, NM 88003
    Phone: +1-575-646-3782
    Gardiner 156
    burgette [at] nmsu [dot] edu


How does the Earth's crust deform?


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Neotectonics at NMSU