Michael Hamburger

Professor, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Phone:
812-855-2934
Email:
hamburg@indiana.edu
Website:
http://geology.indiana.edu/hamburger/
Department:
College of Arts & Sciences / Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Campus:
IU Bloomington
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Rm 415
1001 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN
47405

Education

  • Ph.D., 1986, Cornell University

  • M.Sc., 1982, Cornell University

  • B.A., 1975, Wesleyan University

Biography

Dr. Hamburger's major research interests are in seismotectonics, dynamics of earthquake and volcanic processes, and application of satellite geodetic measurements to geodynamic problems.  He currently has active research programs in the subduction zone environment of the Philippine island arc, as well as in zones of continental extension in the Long Valley Caldera region of California and the intraplate environment of the central U.S. Major field research projects include: (1) analysis of earthquake distribution, focal mechanisms, and deformation patterns associated with subduction and intra-arc deformation in the Philippines; (2) study of crustal deformation using Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements near Taal volcano, Luzon, Philippines; (3) studies of seismicity and crustal deformation in the U.S. midcontinent (Wabash Valley seismic zone of southern Indiana and Illinois); (4) application of GPS measurements to study coupled tectonic and volcanic processes in the Long Valley Caldera of eastern California.

Courses Taught

  • G141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes

  • G454/554 Fundamentals of Plate Tectonics

  • G599 The Art of Geological Science

  • G515 Analysis of Earthquake Seismograms

  • G188 Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Publications

  • Galgana, G., M. Hamburger, R. McCaffrey, E. Corpuz and Q. Chen. Analysis of Crustal Deformation in Luzon, Philippines using Geodetic Observations and Focal Mechanisms, Tectonophysics, 432, 63-87, 2007.

  • G.A. Galgana and M.W. Hamburger, 2010, Geodetic observations of active intraplate crustal deformation in the Wabash Valley seismic zone and the southern Illinois Basin, Seis. Res. Lett., 81, 699-714.

  • Bartel, B.A., M.W. Hamburger, C.M. Meertens, A.R. Lowry,  and E. Corpuz, 2002, Dynamics of active magmatic and hydrothermal systems at Taal Volcano, Philippines, from continuous GPS measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B10), doi:10.1029/2002JB002194, #2475, 2003.

Research Interests

  • Seismotectonics

  • Dynamics of earthquake and volcanic processes

  • Application of satellite geodetic measurements to geodynamic problems

Current Projects

Major field research projects include:

  • analysis of earthquake distribution, focal mechanisms, and deformation patterns associated with subduction and intra-arc deformation in the Philippines;

  • study of crustal deformation using Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements near Taal volcano, Luzon, Philippines;

  • studies of seismicity and crustal deformation in the U.S. midcontinent (Wabash Valley seismic zone of southern Indiana and Illinois); and

  • development of near real-time tools for prediction of earthquake-induced landslides.