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Lisa Wald

Geophysicist

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Short Biography

I was a geophysicist in the Pasadena, CA USGS Office for 15 years, and have been in the Golden, CO office since 2002. I am the Web Manager for the national USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) website, the Landslide Hazards Program website and the Geomagnetism website.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1984, and my Masters of Science in Geophysics from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1987.  I spent the first part of my career performing database management for the office and doing research on surface waves and site response, and then I created and Education & Outreach Program for the Pasadena USGS Office.  In the early 90's I saw my first webpage, and it changed my whole life.  After doing web development for 10 years, I have become a web manager, utilizing the Scrum implementation of agile development.


The EHP website provides real-time earthquake information, as well as general and educational information about earthquake hazards and science.  I am responsible for all aspects of the website, from the overall design, the content, and the web apps.  I have also designed and created USGS Fact Sheets and other print documents used for communicating the mission and activities of the Earthquake Hazards Program.  National Geographic has used my educational materials, and several publishing companies for educational books have used my expertise, including Time Magazine’s “Time for Kids” and Random House’s “Magic Tree House” series.  In 2003, I won the USGS Shoemaker Award for Communication Product Excellence for the Earthquake Hazards Program website.





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Publications

Geological Survey (U.S.), 2006. Earthquake information products and tools from the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). Fact Sheet 2006-3050, 2 p. [Link]

McCarthy, Jill, 2003. ANSS: Advanced National Seismic System; advancing national seismic safety-accomplishments FY2002. Fact Sheet 012-03, 1 sheet ([2] p.) : col. maps ; 28 cm. [Link]

McCarthy, Jill; Hartzell, Stephen H.; Petersen, Mark D., 2003. ANSS, reducing the devastating effects of earthquakes. Fact Sheet 046-03, 1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm. [Link]

Benz, Harley M.; Filson, John; Arabasz, Walter; Gee, Lind; Wald, Lisa, 2000. ANSS-Advanced National Seismic System. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Fact Sheet 075-00, 2 p. [Link]




Fact Sheets

Benz, Harley, J. Filson, W. Arabasz, L. Gee, and L. Wald (designed by Lisa Wald), 2000. ANSS–Advanced National Seismic System, USGS Fact Sheet 075-00.

Wald, David, L. Wald, J. Goltz, B. Worden, and C. Scrivner (designed by Lisa Wald), 2000. “ShakeMaps”–Instant Maps of Earthquake Shaking, USGS Fact Sheet 103-00.

Field, Ned, L. Jones, T. Jordan, M. Benthien, and L. Wald (designed by Lisa Wald), 2001. Earthquake Shaking–Finding the “Hotspots”, USGS Fact Sheet 001-01.

Wald, David, L. Wald, J. Dewey, V. Quitoriano, and E. Adams (designed by Lisa Wald), 2001. Did You Feel It?: Community-Made Earthquake Shaking Maps, USGS Fact Sheet 030-01.

McCarthy, Jill (designed by Lisa Wald), 2003. ANSS–Advanced National Seismic System: Advancing National Seismic Safety–Accomplishments FY2002, USGS Fact Sheet 012-03.

Fuis, Gary S., and Lisa A. Wald, 2003. Rupture in south-Central Alaska–The Denali Fault Earthquake of 2002, USGS Fact Sheet 014-03.

McCarthy, Jill, S. Hartzell, and M. Petersen (designed by John Michael, Eleanor Omdahl, and Lisa Wald), 2003. ANSS–Reducing the Devastating Effects of Earthquakes, USGS Fact Sheet 046-03.

Wald, David, L. Wald, B. Worden, and J. Goltz, 2003. ShakeMap–A Tool for Earthquake Response, USGS Fact Sheet 087-03.

Ludwin, Ruth, (designed by Lisa Wald and Eleanor Omdahl), 2004. Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), USGS Fact Sheet 2004-3037.

Celebu, Mehmet, J. McCarthy, N. Biswas, L. Wald, R. Page, and J. Steidl, 2004. Seismic Monitoring of the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska, USGS Fact Sheet 2004-3103.

Wald, David, and J. Dewey, 2005. Did You Feel It? – Citizens Contribute to Earthquake Science, USGS Fact Sheet 2005-3016.

Earthquake Hazards - A National Threat, 2006, USGS Fact Sheet 2006-3016.

Wald, David, L. Wald, and D. Oppenheimer, 2006. Earthquake Information Products and Tools from the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), USGS Fact Sheet 2006-3050.

Gomberg, Joan, and E. Schweig (designed by Lisa Wald and Richard Dart) ,2006. Urban Seismic Hazard Mapping for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USGS Fact Sheet 2005-3142.

General Information Products

Earthquake Hazards Program bookmarks – 2 (2002, 2005)
Did You Feel It? postcard (2002)
National Seismic Hazard Maps postcard (2004)

Scientific Publications

Stach, Lisa A., Inversion for source parameters of  moderate-size earthquakes in the Western U.S. using regional waveforms.  Master's thesis, University of Arizona, May 1987.

Given, Douglas D., L. Katherine Hutton, Lisa Stach, and Lucile M. Jones, The Southern California Network Bulletin; January-June, 1987. U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 88-409, 1988.

Given, Douglas D., Lisa A. Wald, Lucile M. Jones, and L. Katherine Hutton, The Southern California Network Bulletin; July-December, 1987. U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 89-323, 1989.

Wald, Lisa A. and Lucile M. Jones, LEAPing Into CUSP: Local Earthquake Analysis Programs for CUSP Data. U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 89-479, 1989.

Wald, Lisa A., Douglas D. Given, Jim Mori, Lucile M. Jones, and L. Katherine Hutton, The Southern California Network Bulletin; January-December, 1988.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 90-499, 1990.

Wald, Lisa A., Douglas D. Given, Lucile M. Jones, and L. Katherine Hutton, The Southern California Network Bulletin; January-December, 1989.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 90-483, 1990.

Wald, Lisa A., Douglas D. Given, Jim Mori, and L. Katherine Hutton, The Southern California Network Bulletin; January-December, 1990.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 91-255, 1991.

Wald, Lisa A. and Thomas H. Heaton, Lg and Rg Waves on the California Regional Networks from the December 23, 1985 Nahanni earthquake, JGR, 96, p.12099-12125.

Wald, Lisa A., L. Katherine Hutton, Lucile L. Jones, Douglas D. Given, Katrin Douglass, Jim Mori, Egill Hauksson, and Hiroo Kanamori, The Southern California Network Bulletin; January-December, 1991.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 92-335, 1992.

Wald, Lisa A. and Lucile M. Jones, LEAP: Local Earthquake Analysis Programs for Southern California Seismic Network Data. U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 92-577, 1992.

Douglass, Katrin and Lisa Wald, Southern California Earthquake Center Data Center, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, v.73 no.51, p.548.

Wald, Lisa A., Southern California Earthquake Center, in 1992 USGS Annual Yearbook, 1993.

Wald, Lisa A., Kathy Watts, Jim Mori, and Katrin Douglass, The Southern California Network Bulletin; January-December, 1992.  U.S. Geol. Surv. Open-File Report 93-227, 1993.

Wald, Lisa A., Sue Perry-Huston, and Douglas D. Given, The Southern California Network Bulletin: January - December 1993, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-199, 1994.

Wald, Lisa A. L. Katherine Hutton, and Douglas D. Given, The Southern California Network Bulletin: 1990-1993 Summary, Seism. Res. Lett. 66, no.1, 9-19, 1995.

Mori, Jim and Lisa Wald, 1995, The Northridge Earthquake, in 1994 USGS Annual Yearbook, 1995.

Wald, Lisa A., Katrin Hafner, and Steve Bryant, The Southern California Network Bulletin: January - December 1994, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-204. 47p., 1995.

Wald, Lisa A., Katrin Hafner, and Steve Bryant, The 1994 Southern California Network Bulletin, Seism. Res. Lett. 66, no.6, 72-83, 1995.

Wald, David, Thomas Heaton, and Lisa Wald, Analysis of the Northridge Earthquake from Modeling Strong Motion Recordings, in Earthquakes and Volcanoes, v.25, no.1, 42-47, 1995.

Wald, Lisa A. and Egill Hauksson, The Southern California Network Bulletin: January - December 1995, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-29. 29p., 1996.

Wald, Lisa A., The 1995 Southern California Network Bulletin, Seism. Res. Lett., v.67, no.5, 47-53.

Wald, Lisa A., Jim Mori, and David J. Wald, The Southern California Network Bulletin: January - December 1996, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-133, 25p.

Wald, Lisa A., Jim Mori, and David J. Wald, 1997, The 1996 Southern California Network Bulletin, submitted to Seism. Res. Lett.

Wald, Lisa A. and Stan Schwarz, 2000, The 1999 Southern California Network Bulletin, Seism. Res. Lett. v.71, no.4,401-422.

Wald, Lisa A., and Jim Mori, 2001, Evaluation of Methods for Estimating Linear Site Response Amplifications in the Los Angeles Region, Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., v90,S32-S42.

Mellors, Robert J. & Lisa Wald, 2003. Foreword to Special Issue on Education and Outreach, (co-editors), Seism. Res. Lett., v.74, no.5.

Guffanti, Marianne, Steven R. Brantley, Peter F. Cervelli, Christopher J. Nye, George N. Serafino, Lee Siebert, Dina Y. Venezky, and Lisa Wald, 2007, Technical-Information Products for a National Volcano Early Warning System, USGS Open-File Report 2007-1250.

Wald, Lisa A., David J. Wald, Stan Schwarz, Bruce Presgrave, Paul S. Earle, Eric Martinez, and David Oppenheimer, 2008. The USGS Earthquake Notification Service (ENS): Customizable Notifications of Earthquakes around the Globe, Seism. Res. Lett., v.79, no.1.




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Natural Hazardsearthquake occurrences
Natural Hazardsearthquake preparedness
Natural Hazardsearthquakes
Natural Hazardshazards
Natural Hazardstsunamis



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Web Manager

Earthquake Hazards Program, Landslide Hazards Program, Geomagnetism Program, Geologic Hazards Team


Contact Information

Lisa Wald
1711 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1435
303-273-8543
303-273-8600 - Fax
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