Publications

Ibáñez, J. M., A. Díaz-Moreno, J. Prudencio, D. Zandomeneghi, W. Wilcock, A. Barclay, J. Almendros, C. Benitez, A. García-Yeguas and G. Alguacil, A multi-parametric geophysical data base at Deception Island (Antarctica) obtained in the TOMO-DEC experiment, Sci. Data 4:170128 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.128, 2017. PDF File

Arnoux, G. M., D. R. Toomey, E. E. E. Hooft, W. S. D. Wilcock, J. Morgan, M. Warner, and B. P. VanderBeek, Seismic evidence that black smoker heat flux is influenced by localized magma replenishment and associated increases in crustal permeability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1687–1695, doi:10.1002/2016GL071990, 2017. PDF File

Abadi S. H., M. Tolstoy, W. S. D. Wilcock, Estimating the location of baleen whale calls using dual streamers to support mitigation procedures in seismic reflection surveys. PLoS ONE 12(2), e0171115. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171115, 2017. PDF File

Wilcock, W. S. D., M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, C. Garcia, Y. J. Tan, D. R. Bohnenstiehl, J. Caplan-Auerbach, R. P. Dziak, A. Arnulf, M. E. Mann, Seismic constraints on caldera dynamics from the 2015 Axial Seamount eruption, Science, 354, 1395-1399, 2016. Link to Full Text or Link to Reprint

Tan, Y. J., M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, W. S. D Wilcock, Dynamics of a seafloor-spreading episode at the East Pacific Rise, Nature, 540, 261-265, 2016. Link to Article

VanderBeek, B. P., D. R. Toomey, E. E. E. Hooft and W. S. D. Wilcock, Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges attributed to oblique mantle divergence, Nature Geosci., 9, 636-642, 2016. Link to Article

Gomberg, J., P. Bodin , J. Bourgeois, S. Cashman, D. Cowan, K. Creager, B. Crowell, A. Duvall, A. Frankel, F. Gonzalez, H. Houston, P. Johnson, H. Kelsey, U. Miller, E. Roland, D. Schmidt, L. Staisch, J. Vidale, W. Wilcock, and E. Wirth, Planning for a subduction zone observatory, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO052635, 2016.  Article On-line

Soule, D., W. S. D. Wilcock, D. R. Toomey, E. E. E. Hooft and R. T. Weekly, Near-axis crustal structure and thickness of the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 5688-5695, 2016. PDF File

Morgan, J., M. Warner, G. Arnoux, G., E. Hooft, D. Toomey, B. Vanderbeek and W. Wilcock, 2015, Next-Generation Seismic Experiments Part II: Wide-Angle, Multi-Azimuth, 3-D, Full-Waveform Inversion of sparse field data, Geophys. J. Int., 204, 1232-1363, 2015. PDF File

Abadi, S. H., Wilcock, W. S., Tolstoy, M., Crone, T. J., and Carbotte, S. M., Sound source localization technique using a seismic streamer and its extension for whale localization during seismic surveys.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.138(6), 3951-3963, 2015. PDF File

Toomey, D.R., R.M. Allen, A.H. Barclay, S.W. Bell, P.D. Bromirski, R.L. Carlson, X. Chen, J.A. Collins, R.P. Dziak, B. Evers, D.W. Forsyth, P. Gerstoft, E.E.E. Hooft, D. Livelybrooks, J.A. Lodewyk, D.S. Luther, J.J. McGuire, S.Y. Schwartz, M. Tolstoy, A.M. Tréhu, M. Weirathmueller, and W.S.D. Wilcock. The Cascadia Initiative: A sea change in seismological studies of subduction zones. Oceanography 27(2), 138–150, 2014. Article On-line

Weekly, R. T., W. S. D. Wilcock, D. R. Toomey, E. E. E. Hooft, and E. Kim, Upper crustal seismic structure of the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge from travel time tomography: Implications for oceanic crustal accretion, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 15, doi: 10.1002/2013GC005159, 2014. PDF File.

Bowman, D. C. and W. S. D. Wilcock, Unusual signals recorded by ocean bottom seismometers on the caldera floor of Deception Island volcano, Antarctica, Antarctic Sci., 26, 267-275, doi:10.1017/S0954102013000758, 2014. PDF File

Wilcock, W. S. D., K. M. Stafford, R. K. Andrew and R. I. Odom, Sounds in the ocean at 1-100 Hz, Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci., 6, 117-140, 2014. PDF File

Weekly, R. T., W. S. D. Wilcock, E. E. E. Hooft, D. R. Toomey and P. R. McGill, Termination of a decadal-scale ridge-spreading event observed using a seafloor seismic network on the Endeavour segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 14, doi:10.1002/ggge.20105, 2013. PDF File

Soule, D. C., and W. S. D. Wilcock (2012), Analysis of fin whale tracks using vocalizations recorded by a seismic network at the Endeavour Segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge, N. E. Pacific Ocean J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 133, 1751-1761, 2013. PDF File

Weirathmueller, M., W. S. D. Wilcock and D. Soule, Source Levels of fin whale vocalizations measured in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, submitted J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133, 741-749, 2013. PDF File

Wilcock, W. S. D., Tracking fin whales in the northeast Pacific Ocean with a seafloor seismic network, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 132, 2408-2419, 2012. PDF File

Kelley, D. S, S.M. Carbotte, D.W. Caress, D.A. Clague, J.R. Delaney, J.B. Gill, H. Hadaway, J.F. Holden, E.E.E. Hooft, J.P. Kellogg, M.D. Lilley, M. Stoermer, D. Toomey, R. Weekly and W.S.D. Wilcock, Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge: One of the Most Remarkable Places on Earth, Oceanography 25, 44–61, 2012. Article On-line

Hooft, E. E. E., H. Patel, W. S. D. Wilcock, K. Becker, D. Butterfield, E. Davis, R. Dziak, M. Lilley, P. McGill, D. Toomey, D. Stakes, A seismic swarm and regional hydrothermal and hydrological perturbations: the northern Endeavour segment, late February 2005,Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 11, Q12015, doi:10.1029/2010GC003264, 2010. PDF File

Crone, T. J., W. S. D. Wilcock, and R. E. McDuff, Flow rate perturbations in a black smoker hydrothermal vent in response to a mid-ocean ridge earthquake swarm, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q03012, doi:10.1029/2009GC002926, 2010. PDF File

Wilcock, W. S. D., E. E. E. Hooft, D. R. Toomey, P. R. McGill, A. H. Barclay, D. S. Stakes, and T. M. Ramirez, The role of magma injection in localizing black-smoker activity, Nature Geoscience, 2, 509-513, 2009. PDF file (also News&Views and Backstory)

Wilcock, W. S. D., Tidal triggering in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, Geophys. J. Int., 179, 1055-1070, 2009. PDF file

Zandomeneghi, D., A. Barclay, J. Almendros, J. M. Ibanez Godoy, W. S. D. Wilcock, T. Ben-Zvi, The crustal structure of Deception Island volcano from P-Wave seismic tomography: Tectonic and Volcanic Implications, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B06310, doi:10.1029/2008JB006119, 2009. PDF file

Fontaine, F. J., W. S. D. Wilcock, D. E. Foustoukos, and D. A. Butterfield, A Si-Cl geothermobarometer for the reaction zone of high-temperature, basaltic-hosted mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q05009, doi:10.1029/2009GC002407, 2009. PDF file

Barclay, A. H., W. S. D. Wilcock, and J. M. Ibáñez, Tectonic and volcanic influences at Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Science, 21, 153-167, 2009. PDF file

Ben-Zvi, T., W. S. D. Wilcock, A. H. Barclay, D. Zandomeneghi, J. M. Ibáñez, J. Almendros and TOMODEC Working Group, The P-wave velocity structure of Deception Island, Antarctica, from two-dimensional tomography, J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 180, 67-80, 2009. PDF file

Crone, T. J., R. E. McDuff, and W. S. D. Wilcock, Optical plume velocimetry: A new flow measurement technique for use in seafloor hydrothermal systems, Exp. Fluids, DOI 10.1007/s00348-008-0508-2, 2008. PDF file

Dolenc, D., B. Romanowicz, P. McGill, and W. Wilcock, Observations of infragravity waves at the ocean-bottom broadband seismic stations Endeavour (KEBB) and Explorer (KXBB),Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q05007, doi:10.1029/2008GC001942, 2008. PDF File

Wilcock, W. S. D., P. R. McGill, E. E. E. Hooft, D. R. Toomey, H. M. Patel, D. S. Stakes, A. H. Barclay, T. M. Ramirez, R. T. Weekly, The deployment of a long-term seismic network on the Juan de Fuce Ridge, paper presented at the Oceans 2007 Meeting, Vancouver, September 29-October 1, 2007. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., P. R. McGill, E. E. E. Hooft, D. R. Toomey, H. M. Patel, D. S. Stakes, A. H. Barclay, T. M. Ramirez, R. T. Weekly, The deployment of a long-term seismic network on the Juan de Fuce Ridge, paper presented at the Oceans 2007 Meeting, Vancouver, September 29-October 1, 2007. PDF file

Fontaine, F. J., and W. S. D. Wilcock, Two dimensional models of hydrothermal convection at high Rayleigh and Nusselt numbers: Implications for mid-ocean ridges, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., i8, Q07010, doi:10.1029/2007GC001601, 2007. PDF file

Fontaine, F. J., W. S. D. Wilcock, and D. A. Butterfield, Physical controls on the salinity of mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal fields, Earth and Planet Sci. Lett., 257, 132-145, 2007. PDF file

Toomey, D. R., D. Jousselin, R. A. Dunn, W. S. D. Wilcock, and R. S. Detrick, Skew of mantle upwelling beneath the East Pacific Rise governs segmentation, Nature, 446, 409-414, 2007, 2007. PDF file

Van Ark, E. M., R. S. Detrick, J. P. Canales, S. M. Carbotte, A. J. Harding, G. M. Kent, M. R. Nedimovic, W. S. D. Wilcock, J. B. Diebold, and J. M. Babcock, Seismic Structure of the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge: Correlations with Seismicity and Hydrothermal Activity, J. Geophys. Res., 112(B2), B02401, doi:10.1029/2005JB004210, 2007. PDF file

Crone T. J., W. S. D. Wilcock, A. H. Barclay, J. D. Parsons, The sound generated by mid-ocean ridge black smoker hydrothermal vents. PLoS ONE 1(1): e133.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000133, 2006. PDF file

Li, Q, W. S. D. Wilcock, T. L. Pratt, C. M. Snelson, and T. M. Brocher, Seismic attenuation structure of the Seattle Basin, Washington State, from explosive-source refraction data, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96, 553-571, 2006. PDF file

Fontaine, F. J., and W. S. D. Wilcock, Physical constraints on the formation and fate of brines in mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B06102, doi:10.1029/2005JB003866, 2006. PDF file

Crone, T. J., and W. S. D. Wilcock, Modeling the Effects of Tidal Loading on Hydrothermal Discharge at Mid-Ocean Ridges, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, 6 (7),Q07001, doi:10.1029/2004GC000905, 2005. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., The physical response of mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems to local earthquakes, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, 5, Q11009, doi:10.1029/2004GC000701, 2004. PDF file

Baross, J. A., W. S. D. Wilcock, D. S. Kelley, E. F. DeLong and S. C. Cary, The Subsurface Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges: Issues and Challenges, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid Ocean Ridges, edited by W. S. D. Wilcock, E. F. DeLong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. C. Cary, Geophysical Monograph 144, pp 1-11, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 2004.

Wilcock, W. S. D., and A. T. Fisher, Geophysical constraints on the sub-seafloor environment near mid-ocean ridges in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid Ocean Ridges, edited by W. S. D. Wilcock, E. F. DeLong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. C. Cary, Geophysical Monograph 144, pp 51-74, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 2004. PDF file

Barclay, A. H., and W. S. D. Wilcock, Upper crustal seismic velocity structure and microearthquake depths at the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, 5, No. 1, Q01004, doi:10.1029/2003GC 000604, 2004. PDF file

Cherkaoui, A. S. M., W. S. D. Wilcock, R. A. Dunn and D. R. Toomey, A numerical model of hydrothermal cooling and crustal accretion at a fast spreading mid-ocean ridge, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, 4(9), doi 10.1029/2001GC000215, 2003. PDF fil

Canales, J. P., R. S. Detrick, D. R. Toomey, and W. S. D. Wilcock, Segment-scale variations in the crustal structure of 150-300 kyr old fast spreading oceanic crust (East Pacific Rise, 8°15’N-10°5’N) from wide-angle seismic refraction profiles, Geophys. J. Int., 152, 766-794, 2003. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., S. A. Archer and G. M. Purdy, Microearthquakes on the Endeavour segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 2336, doi:10.1029/2001JB000505, 2002. PDF file

Toomey, D. R., W. S. D. Wilcock, D. W. Forsyth, J. Condor, J. Blundy, E. M. Parmentir and W. C. Hammond , Asymmetric Mantle Dynamics in the MELT Region of the East Pacific Rise, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 200, 287-295, 2002. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., Tidal triggering of microearthquakes on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3999-4002, 2001. PDF file

Dunn, R. A, D. R. Toomey, R. S. Detrick, and W. S. D. Wilcock, Continuous mantle melt supply beneath an overlapping spreading center on the East Pacific Rise, Science, 291, 1955-1958, 2001. PDF file

Cherkaoui, A. S. M., and W. S. D. Wilcock, Laboratory studies of high Rayleigh number circulation in an open-top Hele-Shaw cell: An analog to mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 10,983-11,000, 2001. PDF file

Almendros, J., A. H. Barclay, W. S. D. Wilcock and G. M. Purdy, Seismic anisotropy on the Juan de Fuca Ridge from observations of shear-wave splitting, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3109-3112, 2000. PDF file

Tian, T., W. S. D. Wilcock, D. R. Toomey, R. S. Detrick, Seismic heterogeneity in the upper crust near the 1991 eruption site on the East Pacific Rise, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 2369-2372, 2000. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., S. C. Webb, and I. Th. Bjarnason, The effect of local wind on seismic noise near 1 Hz at the MELT site and on Iceland, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 89, 1543-1557, 1999. PDF File

Cherkaoui, A. S. M., and W. S. D. Wilcock, Characteristics of high Rayleigh number two-dimensional convection in an open-top porous layer heated from below, J. Fluid Mech., 394, 241-260, 1999.

Delaney, J. R., D. S. Kelley, M. D. Lilley, D. A. Butterfield, J. A. Baross, W. S. D. Wilcock, R. W. Embley, and M. Summit, The quantum event of oceanic crustal accretion: Impacts of diking at mid-ocean ridges, Science, 281, 222-230, 1998. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., Cellular convection models of mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal circulation and the temperatures of black smoker fluids, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 2585-2596, 1998.PDF file

Toomey, D. R., W. S. D. Wilcock, S. C. Solomon, W. C. Hammond, and J. A. Orcutt, Mantle seismic structure beneath the MELT region of the East Pacific Rise from P and S wave tomography, Science, 280, 1224-1227, 1998. PDF file

MELT Seismic Team (D.W. Forsyth, D. S. Scheirer, S. C. Webb, L. M. Dorman, J. A. Orcutt, A. J. Harding, D. K. Blackman, J. Phipps Morgan, R. S. Detrick, Y. Shen, C. J. Wolfe, J. P. Canales, D. R. Toomey, A. F. Sheehan, S. C. Solomon, and W. S. D. Wilcock), Imaging the deep structure beneath a mid-ocean ridge: Overview of the seismological component of the MELT experiment, Science, 280, 1215-1217, 1998. PDF file

West, B. P., W. S. D. Wilcock, J.-C. Sempéré, and L. Géli, The three-dimensional structure of asthenospheric flow beneath the Southeast Indian Ridge, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 7783-7802, 1997. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., and P. C. Kauffman, Development of a seawater battery for deep water applications, J. Power Sources, 66, 71-76, 1997.

Wilcock, W. S. D., A model for the formation of transient plumes above mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 12,109-12,121, 1997. PDF file

Cherkaoui, A. S. M., W. S. D. Wilcock, and E. T. Baker, Thermal fluxes associated with the 1993 diking event on the CoAxial segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge: A model for the convective cooling of the dike, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 24,887-24,902, 1997. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., and J. R. Delaney, The size of mid-ocean ridge sulfide deposits: Evidence for heat extraction from magma chambers or cracking fronts, Earth Planet Sci. Lett.., 145, 49-64, 1996. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., and A. McNabb, Analytical estimates of crustal permeability on the Endeavour segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 138, 83-91, 1996. PDF file

Wilcock, W. S. D., S. C. Solomon, G. M. Purdy, and D. R. Toomey, The seismic attenuation structure of the East Pacific Rise near 9°30’N, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 24,147-24,165, 1995.

Christeson, G. L., W. S. D. Wilcock, and G. M. Purdy, The shallow attenuation structure of the fast-spreading East Pacific Rise near 9°30’N,Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 321-324, 1994.

Wilcock, W. S. D., D. R. Toomey, G. M. Purdy, and S. C. Solomon, The renavigation of Sea Beam bathymetric data between 9° and 10° on the East Pacific Rise, Mar. Geophys. Res., 15, 1-12, 1993.

Wilcock, W. S. D., M. E. Dougherty, S. C. Solomon, G. M. Purdy, and D. R. Toomey, Seismic propagation across the East Pacific Rise: Finite-difference experiments and implications for seismic tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 19,913-19,932, 1993.

Wilcock, W. S. D., S. C. Solomon, G. M. Purdy, D. L. DuBois, and D. R. Toomey,  Microearthquakes on and near the East Pacific Rise, 9°-10°N, Geophys. Res. Lett., 19, 2131-2134, 1992.

Wilcock, W. S. D., S. C. Solomon, G. M. Purdy, and D. R. Toomey, The seismic attenuation structure of a fast-spreading ridge, Science,  258, 1470-1474, 1992.

Wilcock, W. S. D., and J. A. Whitehead, The Rayleigh-Taylor instability of an embedded layer of low-viscosity fluid, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 12,193-12,200, 1991.

Wilcock, W. S. D., and D. R. Toomey, Estimating hypocentral uncertainties for marine microearthquake surveys:  A comparison of the generalized inverse and grid search methods, Mar. Geophys. Res., 13, 161-171, 1991.

Wilcock, W. S. D., G. M. Purdy, and S. C. Solomon, Microearthquake evidence for extension across the Kane transform fault, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 15,439-15,462, 1990.

Toomey, D. R., G. M. Purdy, S. C. Solomon, and W. S. D. Wilcock, The three-dimensional seismic velocity structure of the East Pacific Rise near latitude 9°30’N, Nature, 347, 639-645, 1990.