Carl Tape


Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska 2016
Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
     Geophysical Institute
     Department of Geosciences
Fairbanks, Alaska

NSF Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University
     Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Cambridge, Massachusetts


California Institute of Technology
     Ph.D. (and M.S.) in geophysics
Pasadena, California 2003 - 2009

University of Oxford
     Rhodes Scholarship
     M.Sc. in Earth Sciences
Oxford, England 2001 - 2003
Carleton College
     B.A. in physics and geology
Northfield, Minnesota 1997 - 2001

Three publications (more here)

Tape, C., M. West, V. Silwal, and N. Ruppert, 2013, Earthquake nucleation and triggering on an optimally oriented fault, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 363, p. 231-241.

Tape, C., Q. Liu, A. Maggi, and J. Tromp, 2009, Adjoint tomography of the southern California crust, Science, v. 325, p. 988-992.

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Tape, C., P. Muse, M. Simons, D. Dong, and F. Webb, 2009, Multiscale estimation of GPS velocity fields,
Geophysical Journal International, v. 179, p. 945-971.
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Links to seismology movies on youtube

Research experience
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Professional service
Teaching (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Internships, etc
    T.K. Moore Prize, Geophysical Institute, 2017
    Outstanding Reviewer, Geophysical Journal International, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
    NASA Graduate Student Fellowship in Earth System Science, 2004
    Rhodes Scholar, 2001-2003
    Outstanding Student Presentation, seismology section, AGU 2002
    Kresge Science Fellow, Carleton College, summer research grant - sedimentary geology project, 2000
    Keck Consortium Participant, summer research in British Columbia - structural geology project, 2000
    REU Summer Internship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Atmospheric Physics Division, 1999

Other interests
    soccer, running, hiking, rafting, minerals (Tucson Gem and Mineral Show), Alaska