KRISTINE LOUISE PANKOW portrait
  • Associate Director, University of Utah Seismograph Stations
  • Research Professor, Geology & Geophysics
801-585-6484

Research Statement

My research interests are focused on analyzing the vast amount of data collected by UUSS in order to understand shallow-crustal structure, strong ground motion, and physical processes of wave propagation. Recently I have also become interested in infrasound wave propagation.

Presentations

  • Monitoring Seismic Sources in the Intermountain Region, Boise State Department of Geosciences Invited Guest Speaker Series, April 14. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 04/2014.
  • Linville, L.M., K.L. Pankow, F.L. Kilb, and A.A. Velaasco (2014). Dynamic triggering potential of large earthquakes recorded be the EarthScope U.S. Transportable Array using a frequency domain detection method, Abstract S44B-02, presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec. Other, Presented, 12/2013.
  • Pankow, K.L., S.R. Ford, T. Kubacki, K.D. Koper, K. M. Whidden, and J. R. Moore, M. K. McCarter (2014), Bingham Canyon landslide: Force history analaysis and identification of induced earthquakes, Abstract NH14A-02, presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec. Other, Presented, 12/2013.
  • Whidden, K.M., L. Rudzinski, G. Lizurek, and K.L. Pankow (2014), Regional, local, and in-mine momoment tensoes fro the 2013 Rudna Mine collapse, Abstract S21B-2396, presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec. Poster, Presented, 12/2013.
  • Hale, J.M., S. Arrowsmith, R. Burlacu, C. Hayward, and K.L. Pankow (2014). Infrasound observations of the massive landslide at Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, Abstract S23B-2489, presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec. Poster, Presented, 12/2013.
  • Bingham Canyon Rock Avalanche, Distinguished Lecture Series (Joint with Jeff Moore), University of Utah Department of Geology and Geophysics, October 24, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Scientist in the Spotlight: Utah’s Earthquakes, Natural History Museum of Utah, September 20, 2013. Other, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Velasco, A.A, I. Cerda, L. Linville, D.L. Kilb, and K.L. Pankow (2013). Remotely triggered earthquakes recorded by Earthscope's transportable array and regional seismic networks: A case study of four large earthquakes, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico, 14 – 17 May. Poster, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Preparing for Disaster: Starting Now, on-air expert, KUED production, originally aired April 17, 2013. Other, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Bausch, D., J. Rozelle, and K.L. Pankow (2013). The great Utah shakeout and HAZUS applications, Seism. Res. Lett., 84, 357. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Pankow, K.L., J. Rusho, M. Ellis, and B.Carey (2013). Integrating shakemap with shakecast fro earthquake response in Utah, Seism. Res. Lett., 84, 357. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Linville, L.M., K.L. Pankow, D.L. Kilb, and A.A. Velasco (2013). An automated algorithm to detect remotely triggered aftershocks recorded by Earthscope's transportable array and regional seismic networks: A case study of four large earthquakes, Seism. Res. Lett., 84, 391. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Gammans, C.N, K.L. Pankow, J.C. Pechmann, K.M. Whidden, and K.D. Koper (2013). Analysis of aftershocks from the 3 January 2011 Mw 4.5 Tushar Mountains (Utah) earthquake, Seism. Res. Lett., 84, 321. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Boltz, M.S., T.M. Kubacki, D.J. Chambers, K.M. Whidden, K.L. Pankow, K.D. Koper, and M.K. McCarter (2012). Analysis of mining induced seismicity at central Utah coal mines, Seism. Res. Lett., 84, 384. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Sonley, E., K. Pankow, and M. McCarter (2009). Trail Mountain Mine: A Case Study for Improving Locations of Mining-Induced Seismicity with Double-Difference Relocation, in Proceedings, 28th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, West Virginia, July 2009: Morgantown, West Virginia University, p. 187 - 194. Conference Paper, Other, 2009.
  • Stump, B.W., C. T. Hayward, S. J. Arrowsmith, G. E. Randall, K. Pankow, R. Burlacu, and S. R. Taylor (2009). Infrasound from earthquakes: Signal characterization, in Proceedings of 2009 Monitoring Research Review: Ground-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Technologies, LA-UR-09-05276, 742-749. Conference Paper, Other, 2009.
  • Stump, B., R. Burlacu, C. Hayward, T. Kim, S. Arrowsmith, R. Zhou, and K. Pankow (2009). Seismo-Acoustic Generation by Earthquakes and Explosions and Near-Regional Propagation, in Proceedings of 2009 Monitoring Research Review: Ground-Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Technologies, LA-UR-09-05276, 230 – 238. Conference Paper, Other, 2009.
  • Pankow, K. L., R. Burlacu, and W. J. Arabasz, Seismicity and Seismotectonic Issues of Western, Utah, Seismol. Res. Lett., 80, pp. 369, 2009. Conference Paper, Other, 2009.
  • Warner, J., P.Phipps, M. K. McCarter, and K. L. Pankow (2009). Monitoring post-collapse seismicity–An analysis of Crandall Canyon events, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration 2009 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • Gonzalez-Huizar, H., A. A. Velasco, and K. L. Pankow (2009), Dynamic stress modeling applied to dynamic triggering seismicity in Australia and Utah, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S51C-1435. Poster, Other, 2009.
  • Terra, F., I. Wong, D. Bausch, K. Pankow, and R. Carey, ShakeMap-based HAZUS loss estimation maps for the Wasatch Front and the Intermountain Seismic Belt, Utah (abstract), EERI-WSSPC 2009 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009. Poster, Presented, 2009.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Upgrades to Earthquake Monitoring Systems in the Utah Region. PI: Walter Arabasz. 08/20/2009 - 08/31/2011. Total project budget to date: $458,025.00
  • Cooperative Regional/Urban Seismic Monitoring--Wasatch Front, Utah, and Neighboring ANSS-Intermountain West Area. PI: Walter Arabasz. 02/01/2007 - 01/31/2010. Total project budget to date: $0.00

Publications

  • Koper, K. D., J. C. Pechmann, R. Burlacu, K. L. Pankow, J. Stein, J. M. Hale, P. Roberson, M. K. McCarter (2016). Magnitude-based discrimination of man-made events from naturally occurring earthquakes in Utah, USA, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,638-10,645, doi:10.1002/2016GL070742. Accepted, 12/2016.
  • Arrowsmith, S., C. Young, S. Ballard, M. Slinkard, and K. Pankow (2016). Pickless event detection and location: The waveform correlation event-detection system (WCEDS) revisited, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 106, 2037-2044, doi:10.1785/0120160018. Accepted, 10/2016.
  • Whidden, K. M. and K. L. Pankow (2016). Shear waves from isotropically dominated sources: Comparison of the 2013 Rudna, Poland and 2007 Crandall Canyon, Utah mine collapses, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 106, doi:10.1785/0120150179. Accepted, 01/2016.
  • Allis, R.G., Moore, J.N., Davatzes, N., Gwynn, M., Hardwick, C., Kirby, S., Pankow, K., Potter, S., and Simmons, S.F. (2016). EGS Concept Testing and Development at the Milford, Utah FORGE Site: Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, 13 p. http://www.geothermal-energy.org/pdf/IGAstandard/SGW/2016/Allis.pdf. Accepted, 11/2015.
  • Wannamaker P. E., K. L. Pankow, J. N. Moore, G. D. Nash, V. Maris, S. F. Simmons and C. L. Hardwick (2016). Play Fairway Analysis for Structurally Controlled Geothermal Systems in the Eastern Great Basin Extensional Regime, Utah: Proc. 41st Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, SGP-TR-209, 17 pp. Accepted, 11/2015.
  • Pankow, K.L., J. R. Moore, J.M. Hale, K.D. Koper, T. Kubacki, K. M. Whidden, and M. K. McCarter (2014), Massive landslide at Utah copper Mine generates wealth of geophysical data, GSA Today, 24, 4-9. Published, 01/2014.
  • Boltz, M., K. Pankow, M. K. McCarter (2014). Fine details of mining-induced seismicity at the Trail Mountain Mine coal mine using modified hypocentral relocation techniques, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 104, doi:10.1785/0120130011. Published, 01/2014.
  • Kubacki, T., K.D. Koper, K.L. Pankow, and M. K. McCarter (2013). Cross-correlation detection of seismic events related to the Crandall Canyon mine collapse, in Proceedings, 32nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, West Virginia, July 2013: Morgantown, West Virginia University. Published, 07/2013.
  • Pankow, K. L., W. J. Arabasz, R. Burlacu (2009). Seismicity and Seismotectonic Issues of Western Utah, in Geology and Geologic Resources and issues of Western Utah, B. T. Tripp, K. Krahulec, and J. L. Jordan (Editors), Utah Geological Association Pub. 38, 1–15. Published, 2009.