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Laura WallaceResearch Associate

Wallace Laura 3140

Department

Crustal Geophysics

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Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BS, with Highest Honors and Distinction, Geology

Areas of expertise

  • Geophysics: Geodetic data analysis
  • Geophysics: Crustal deformation and neotectonics

Major Publications

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  • Stirling, M.W.; McVerry, G.H.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Litchfield, N.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Barnes, P.; Wallace, L.M.; Villamor, P.; Langridge, R.M.; Lamarche, G.; Nodder, S.; Reyners, M.E.; Bradley, B.; Rhoades, D.A.; Smith, W.D.; Nicol, A.; 2012. National seismic hazard model for New Zealand : 2010 update, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 102(4): p. 1514-1542. DOI: 10.1785/0120110170. p. 1514-1542
  • Power, W.L.; Wallace, L.M.; Wang, X.; Reyners, M.E. 2012. Tsunami hazard posed to New Zealand by the Kermadec and southern New Hebrides subduction margins : an assessment based on plate boundary kinematics, interseismic coupling, and historical seismicity, Pure and Applied Geophysics 169(1/2): p. 1-36. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0299-x. p. 1-36
  • Mahony, S.H.; Wallace, L.M.; Miyoshi, M.; Villamor, P.; Sparks, R.S.J.; Hasenaka, T. 2011. Volcano-tectonic interactions during rapid plate-boundary evolution in the Kyushu region, SW Japan, Geological Society of America Bulletin 123(11/12): p. 2201-2223. DOI: 10.1130/B30408.1. p. 2201-2223
  • Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J. 2010. Diverse slow slip behavior at the Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth 115: B12402. DOI: 10.1029/2010JB007717. B12402
  • Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; Miura, S.; McCaffrey, R. 2009. Using global positioning system data to assess tectonic hazards, Volcanic and tectonic hazard assessment for nuclear facilities : p. 156-175. p. 156-175
  • Wallace, L.M.; Ellis, S.M.; Mann, P. 2009. Collisional model for rapid fore-arc block rotations, arc curvature, and episodic back-arc rifting in subduction settings, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 10(5): Q05001. DOI: 10.1029/2008GC002220. Q05001
  • Wallace, L.M.; Reyners, M.E.; Cochran, U.A.; Bannister, S.; Barnes, P.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Downes, G.L.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Fagereng, A.; Ellis, S.M.; Nicol, A.; McCaffrey, R.; Beavan, R.J.; Henrys, S.A.; Sutherland, R.; Barker, D.H.N.; Litchfield, N.J 2009. Characterizing the seismogenic zone of a major plate boundary subduction thrust : Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 10(10): Q10006. DOI: 10.1029/2009GC002610. Q10006
  • Wallace, L.M.; Ellis, S.M.; Miyao, K.; Miura, S.; Beavan, R.J.; Goto, J. 2009. Enigmatic, highly active left-lateral shear zone in southwest Japan explained by aseismic ridge collision, Geology 37(2): p. 143-146. DOI: 10.1130/G25221A.1. p. 143-146
  • McCaffrey, R.; Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J. 2008. Slow slip and frictional transition at low temperature at the Hikurangi subduction zone, Nature geoscience 1(5): p. 316-320. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo178. p. 316-320
  • Nicol, A.; Wallace, L.M. 2007. Temporal stability of deformation rates : comparison of geological and geodetic observations, Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 258(3/4): p. 397-413. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.03.039. p. 397-413
  • Webster, J.M.; Wallace, L.M.; Clague, D.A.; Braga, J.C. 2007. Numerical modeling of the growth and drowning of Hawaiian coral reefs during the last two glacial cycles (0-250 kyr), Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 8(3): Q03011. DOI: 10.1029/2006GC001415. Q03011
  • Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; McCaffrey, R.; Berryman, K.R.; Denys, P. 2007. Balancing the plate motion budget in the South Island, New Zealand using GPS, geological and seismological data, Geophysical Journal International 168(1): p. 332-352. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03183.x. p. 332-352
  • Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J. 2006. A large slow slip event on the central Hikurangi subduction interface beneath the Manawatu region, North Island, New Zealand, Geophysical Research Letters 33: DOI: 10.1029/2006GL026009.
  • Wallace, L.M.; McCaffrey, R.; Beavan, R.J.; Ellis, S.M. 2005. Rapid microplate rotations and backarc rifting at the transition between collision and subduction, Geology 33(11): p. 857-860. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences contribution 3479 p. 857-860
  • Douglas, A.; Beavan, R.J.; Wallace, L.M.; Townend, J. 2005. Slow slip on the northern Hikurangi subduction interface, New Zealand, Geophysical Research Letters 32(16): L16305. DOI: 10.1029/2005GL023607. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences contribution 3448 L16305
  • Webster, J.M.; Wallace, L.M.; Silver, E.; Potts, D.; Braga, J.C.; Renema, W.; Riker-Coleman, K.; Gallup, C. 2004. Coralgal composition of drowned carbonate platforms in the Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea : implications for lowstand reef development and drowning, Marine Geology 204(1/2): p. 59-89. p. 59-89
  • Webster, J.M.; Wallace, L.M.; Silver, E.; Applegate, B.; Potts, D.; Braga, J.C.; Riker-Coleman, K.; Gallup, C. 2004. Drowned carbonate platforms in the Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 5(11): Q11008. DOI: 10.1029/2004GC000726. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences contribution 3172 Q11008
  • Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; McCaffrey, R.; Darby, D.J. 2004. Subduction zone coupling and tectonic block rotations in the North Island, New Zealand, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth 109(B12): B12406. DOI: 10.1029/2004JB003241. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences contribution 3144 B12406
  • Wallace, L.M.; Stevens, C.; Silver, E.; McCaffrey, R.; Loratung, W.; Hasiata, S.; Stanaway, R.; Curley, R.; Rosa, R.; Taugaloidi, J. 2004. GPS and seismological constraints on active tectonics and arc-continent collision in Papua New Guinea : implications for mechanics of microplate rotations in a plate boundary zone, Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth 109(B5): DOI: 10.1029/2003JB002481.

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