ERIN A. WIRTH
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Washington
The primary goal of my research is to better characterize the structure and dynamics of our Earth through seismic observations and numerical modeling. To this end, I have used seismological techniques (such as shear wave splitting and receiver function analysis) to interrogate seismic anisotropy in subduction zones and continental interiors. I integrate my work with numerical modeling and mineral physics results, with the goal of improving our understanding of past and present tectonic processes. Additionally, I am interested in the character of the seismogenic zone in subduction systems, and relating my work to earthquake hazard assessment.