• Director of Seismograph Stations, Geology & Geophysics
  • Professor, Geology & Geophysics


  • “ML-MC: A Possible Depth Discriminant for Small Seismic Events Recorded at Local Distances”, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sept. 15, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2016.
  • "Fine-Scale Heterogeneity in Earth's Inner Core", Earth Life Science Institute, Tokyo Tech, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 10, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/10/2016.


  • Workman, E., F.-C. Lin, and K. D. Koper (2017), Determination of Rayleigh wave ellipticity across the Earthscope Transportable Array using single-station and array-based processing of ambient seismic noise, Geophys. J. Inter., 208, 234-245, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw381. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Moore, J. R., K. L. Pankow, S. R. Ford, K. D. Koper, J. M. Hale, J. Aaron, and C. F. Larsen (2017), Dynamics of the Bingham Canyon rock avalanches (Utah, USA) resolved from topographic, seismic, and infrasound data, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JF004036. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Gal, M., A. M. Reading, S. P. Ellingsen, K. D. Koper, R. Burlacu, and S. J. Gibbons (2016), Deconvolution enhanced direction of arrival estimation using 1- and 3-component seismic arrays applied to ocean induced microseisms, Geophys. J. Inter., 206, 345-359, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw150. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Lay, T., L. Ye, K. D. Koper, and H. Kanamori (2016), Assessment of teleseismically-determined source parameters for the April 25, 2015 Mw 7.9 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake and the May 12, 2015 Mw 7.2 aftershock, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.05.023. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Liu, Q., K. D. Koper, R. Burlacu, S. Ni, F. Wang, C. Zou, Y. Wei, M. Gal, and A. Reading (2016), Source locations of teleseismic P, SV, and SH waves observed in microseisms recorded by a large aperture seismic array in China, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 449, 39-47, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.05.035. Published, 01/01/2016.