Enjoying the view near the ocean entry on Kilauea volcano, 2000

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach

Associate Professor, Geology Department

Western Washington University

516 High St., MS 9080

Bellingham, WA, 98225

Tel: 360-650-4153

email: caplanj@wwu.edu


Recovery of an ocean-bottom seismometer over Lo`ihi submarine volcano, Hawai`i, 2011


I am a seismologist whose research focuses on the seismic and acoustic signals associated with volcanoes and landslides.  Current research projects include the seismicity and internal structure of Lo`ihi submarine volcano, the seismoacoustics of submarine eruptions, and the dynamics of submarine landslides.  A bit more detail about some of these projects is available on my research page. I am actively seeking new graduate students with an interest in applying concepts of physics to studies of the Earth and volcanic systems. 

Curious about the graduate school application process in general?  I give an annual brown bag on “Tips and Tricks for Applying to Graduate School”, and it is now available as webinar:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOpsdto6Nug.  Feel free to contact me if you have questions about graduate applications in general, or on working with me in specific.