JEFFREY RALSTON MOORE portrait
  • Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics
801-585-0491

Research Statement

My research interests focus on processes controlling rock slope failure, in-situ and remote monitoring techniques for rock damange detection and state-of-health sensing, and investigating the hazard and impacts of energetic large landslides.

Publications

  • Weber, S. (2022). Spectral Amplification of Ground Motion Linked to Resonance of Large-Scale Mountain Landforms. Earth and Planetary Surface Letters. Published, 01/03/2022.
  • Finnegan, R. (2021). Vibration of Natural Rock Arches and Towers Excited by Helicopter-Sourced Infrasound. Earth Surface Dynamics. Published, 03/03/2021.
  • Häusler, M. (2021). An Update on Techniques to Assess Normal-Mode Behavior of Rock Arches by Ambient Vibrations. Earth Surface Dynamics. Published, 03/02/2021.
  • Verdian, J.P. (2021). Sediment Size on Talus Slopes Correlates with Fracture Spacing on Bedrock Cliffs: Implications for Predicting Initial Sediment Size Distributions on Hillslopes. Earth Surface Dynamics. Published, 03/01/2021.
  • Stanczyk, A. (2021). Transformation of High-Relief Canyon Topography by an Ancient Rock Avalanche, Hop Valley, Zion National Park, Utah. The Holocene. Published, 01/01/2021.
  • Moore J.R., Geimer P.R., Finnegan R. & Bodtker J. (2020). Between a beam and catenary: Influence of geometry on gravitational stresses and stability of natural rock arches. Vol. 364. Geomorphology. Published, 09/01/2020.
  • Quirk B.J., Mackey G.N., Fernandez D.P., Armstrong A. & Moore J.R. (2020). Speleothem and glacier records of latest Pleistocene–early Holocene climate change in the western North American interior. (pp. 776-790). Vol. 35. Journal of Quaternary Science. Published, 08/01/2020.
  • Grämiger L.M., Moore J.R., Gischig V.S., Loew S., Funk M. & Limpach P. (2020). Hydromechanical Rock Slope Damage During Late Pleistocene and Holocene Glacial Cycles in an Alpine Valley. Vol. 125. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 08/01/2020.
  • Quirk B.J., Moore J.R., Laabs B.J.C., Plummer M.A. & Caffee M.W. (2020). Latest Pleistocene glacial and climate history of the Wasatch Range, Utah. Vol. 238. Quaternary Science Reviews. Published, 06/15/2020.
  • Pedersen P., Moore J.R., Quirk B.J., Giraud R.E. & McDonald G.N. (2020). Characterization and dynamic analysis of the devils castle rock avalanche, Alta, Utah. (pp. 1-15). Vol. 26. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Moore J., Geimer P., Finnegan R. & Michel C. (2019). Dynamic analysis of a large freestanding rock tower (Castleton tower, Utah). (pp. 2125-2131). Vol. 109. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Published, 10/01/2019.
  • Moore J., Geimer P., Finnegan R. & Thorne M. (2018). Use of Seismic Resonance Measurements to Determine the Elastic Modulus of Freestanding Rock Masses. (pp. 3937-3944). Vol. 51. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Published, 12/01/2018.
  • Quirk B., Moore J., Laabs B., Caffee M. & Plummer M. (2018). Termination II, Last Glacial Maximum, and Lateglacial chronologies and paleoclimate from Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Mountains, Utah. (pp. 1889-1902). Vol. 130. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. Published, 11/01/2018.
  • Grämiger L., Moore J., Gischig V. & Loew S. (2018). Thermomechanical Stresses Drive Damage of Alpine Valley Rock Walls During Repeat Glacial Cycles. (pp. 2620-2646). Vol. 123. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 10/01/2018.
  • Köpfli P., Grämiger L., Moore J., Vockenhuber C. & Ivy-Ochs S. (2018). The Oeschinensee rock avalanche, Bernese Alps, Switzerland: a co-seismic failure 2300 years ago?. (pp. 205-219). Vol. 111. Swiss Journal of Geosciences. Published, 04/01/2018.
  • Leith K., Fox M. & Moore J. (2018). Signatures of Late Pleistocene fluvial incision in an Alpine landscape. (pp. 13-28). Vol. 483. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Published, 02/01/2018.
  • Burjánek J., Gischig V., Moore J. & Fäh D. (2018). Ambient vibration characterization and monitoring of a rock slope close to collapse. (pp. 297-310). Vol. 212. Geophysical Journal International. Published, 01/01/2018.
  • Aaron J., McDougall S., Moore J., Coe J. & Hungr O. (2017). The role of initial coherence and path materials in the dynamics of three rock avalanche case histories. Vol. 4. Geoenvironmental Disasters. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Grämiger L., Moore J., Gischig V., Ivy-Ochs S. & Loew S. (2017). Beyond debuttressing: Mechanics of paraglacial rock slope damage during repeat glacial cycles. (pp. 1004-1036). Vol. 122. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 04/01/2017.
  • Moore J., Pankow K., Ford S., Koper K., Hale J., Aaron J. & Larsen C. (2017). Dynamics of the Bingham Canyon rock avalanches (Utah, USA) resolved from topographic, seismic, and infrasound data. (pp. 615-640). Vol. 122. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 03/01/2017.
  • Moore J., Thorne M., Koper K., Wood J., Goddard K., Burlacu R., Doyle S., Stanfield E. & White B. (2016). Anthropogenic sources stimulate resonance of a natural rock bridge. (pp. 9669-9676). Vol. 43. Geophysical Research Letters. Published, 09/28/2016.
  • Grämiger L., Moore J., Vockenhuber C., Aaron J., Hajdas I. & Ivy-Ochs S. (2016). Two early Holocene rock avalanches in the Bernese Alps (Rinderhorn, Switzerland). (pp. 207-221). Vol. 268. Geomorphology. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Castleton J., Moore J., Aaron J., Christl M. & Ivy-Ochs S. (2016). Dynamics and legacy of 4.8 ka rock avalanche that dammed Zion Canyon, Utah, USA. (pp. 4-9). Vol. 26. GSA Today. Published, 06/01/2016.
  • Dammeier F., Moore J.R., Hammer C., Haslinger F. & Loew S. (2016). Automatic detection of alpine rockslides in continuous seismic data using hidden Markov models. (pp. 351-371). Vol. 121. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Dammeier F., Guilhem A., Moore J., Haslinger F. & Loew S. (2015). Moment tensor analysis of rockslide seismic signals. (pp. 3001-3014). Vol. 105. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Published, 12/01/2015.
  • Gischig V., Eberhardt E., Moore J. & Hungr O. (2015). On the seismic response of deep-seated rock slope instabilities - Insights from numerical modeling. (pp. 1-18). Vol. 193. Engineering Geology. Published, 07/02/2015.
  • Nagelisen J., Moore J., Vockenhuber C. & Ivy-Ochs S. (2015). Post-glacial rock avalanches in the Obersee Valley, Glarner Alps, Switzerland. (pp. 94-111). Vol. 238. Geomorphology. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Starr A., Moore J. & Thorne M. (2015). Ambient resonance of Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah. (pp. 6696-6702). Vol. 42. Geophysical Research Letters. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Leith K., Moore J., Amann F. & Loew S. (2014). Subglacial extensional fracture development and implications for Alpine Valley evolution. (pp. 62-81). Vol. 119. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Leith K., Moore J., Amann F. & Loew S. (2014). In situ stress control on microcrack generation and macroscopic extensional fracture in exhuming bedrock. (pp. 594-615). Vol. 119. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Pankow K.L., Moore J.R., Mark Hale J., Koper K.D., Kubacki T., Whidden K.M. & McCarter M.K. (2014). Massive landslide at Utah copper mine generates wealth of geophysical data. (pp. 4-9). Vol. 24. GSA Today. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Krautblatter M. & Moore J. (2014). Rock slope instability and erosion: Toward improved process understanding. (pp. 1273-1278). Vol. 39. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Published, 01/01/2014.
  • Ziegler M., Loew S. & Moore J. (2013). Distribution and inferred age of exfoliation joints in the Aar Granite of the central Swiss Alps and relationship to Quaternary landscape evolution. (pp. 344-362). Vol. 201. Geomorphology. Published, 11/01/2013.
  • Moore J., Egloff J., Nagelisen J., Hunziker M., Aerne U. & Christen M. (2013). Sediment transport and bedrock erosion by wet snow avalanches in the Guggigraben, Matter Valley, Switzerland. (pp. 350-362). Vol. 45. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. Published, 08/01/2013.
  • Fäh D., Moore J., Burjanek J., Iosifescu I., Dalguer L., Dupray F., Michel C., Woessner J., Villiger A., Laue J., Marschall I., Gischig V., Loew S., Marin A., Gassner G., Alvarez S., Balderer W., Kästli P., Giardini D., Iosifescu C., Hurni L., Lestuzzi P., Karbassi A., Baumann C., Geiger A., Ferrari A., Laloui L., Clinton J. & Deichmann N. (2012). Coupled seismogenic geohazards in Alpine regions. (pp. 485-508). Vol. 53. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata. Published, 12/31/2012.
  • Sanders J., Cuffey K., Moore J., MacGregor K. & Kavanaugh J. (2012). Periglacial weathering and headwall erosion in cirque glacier bergschrunds. (pp. 779-782). Vol. 40. Geology. Published, 09/01/2012.
  • Burjánek J., Moore J., Yugsi Molina F. & Fäh D. (2012). Instrumental evidence of normal mode rock slope vibration. (pp. 559-569). Vol. 188. Geophysical Journal International. Published, 02/01/2012.
  • Moore J., Gischig V., Katterbach M. & Loew S. (2011). Air circulation in deep fractures and the temperature field of an alpine rock slope. (pp. 1985-1996). Vol. 36. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Dammeier F., Moore J., Haslinger F. & Loew S. (2011). Characterization of alpine rockslides using statistical analysis of seismic signals. Vol. 116. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Moore J., Gischig V., Burjanek J., Loew S. & Fäh D. (2011). Site effects in unstable rock slopes: Dynamic behavior of the Randa instability (Switzerland). (pp. 3110-3116). Vol. 101. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Gischig V., Moore J., Evans K., Amann F. & Loew S. (2011). Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 1. Conceptual study of a simplified slope. Vol. 116. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Gischig V., Moore J., Evans K., Amann F. & Loew S. (2011). Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 2. the Randa rock slope instability. Vol. 116. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Moore J., Boleve A., Sanders J. & Glaser S. (2011). Self-potential investigation of moraine dam seepage. (pp. 277-286). Vol. 74. Journal of Applied Geophysics. Published, 08/01/2011.
  • Gischig V., Amann F., Moore J., Loew S., Eisenbeiss H. & Stempfhuber W. (2011). Composite rock slope kinematics at the current Randa instability, Switzerland, based on remote sensing and numerical modeling. (pp. 37-53). Vol. 118. Engineering Geology. Published, 02/28/2011.
  • Mancio M., Moore J., Brooks Z., Monteiro P. & Glaser S. (2010). Instantaneous in-situ determination of water-cement ratio of fresh concrete. (pp. 586-592). Vol. 107. ACI Materials Journal. Published, 11/01/2010.
  • Fischer L., Amann F., Moore J. & Huggel C. (2010). Assessment of periglacial slope stability for the 1988 Tschierva rock avalanche (Piz Morteratsch, Switzerland). (pp. 32-43). Vol. 116. Engineering Geology. Published, 10/27/2010.
  • Burjánek J., Gassner-Stamm G., Poggi V., Moore J. & Fäh D. (2010). Ambient vibration analysis of an unstable mountain slope. (pp. 820-828). Vol. 180. Geophysical Journal International. Published, 02/01/2010.
  • Moore J., Gischig V., Button E. & Loew S. (2010). Rockslide deformation monitoring with fiber optic strain sensors. (pp. 191-201). Vol. 10. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science. Published, 01/01/2010.
  • Gischig V., Loew S., Kos A., Moore J., Raetzo H. & Lemy F. (2009). Identification of active release planes using ground-based differential InSAR at the Randa rock slope instability, Switzerland. (pp. 2027-2038). Vol. 9. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science. Published, 11/02/2009.
  • Moore J., Sanders J., Dietrich W. & Glaser S. (2009). Influence of rock mass strength on the erosion rate of alpine cliffs. (pp. 1339-1352). Vol. 34. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Published, 08/01/2009.
  • To A., Moore J. & Glaser S. (2009). Wavelet denoising techniques with applications to experimental geophysical data. (pp. 144-160). Vol. 89. Signal Processing. Published, 02/01/2009.
  • Moore J. & Glaser S. (2007). Self-potential observations during hydraulic fracturing. Vol. 112. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Published, 02/04/2007.
  • Moore J., Glaser S., Morrison H. & Hoversten G. (2004). The streaming potential of liquid carbon dioxide in Berea sandstone. Vol. 31. Geophysical Research Letters. Published, 09/16/2004.
  • Cutler K., Gray S., Burr G., Edwards R., Taylor F., Cabioch G., Beck J., Cheng H. & Moore J. (2004). Radiocarbon calibration and comparison to 50 kyr BP with paired 14C and 230Th dating of corals from Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. (pp. 1127-1160). Vol. 46. Radiocarbon. Published, 01/01/2004.