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Thomas Parsons

Research Geophysicist

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Research Geophysicist

I conduct research aimed at improving our ability to forecast hazardous events like earthquakes and tsunamis. Specifically, I study how earthquakes trigger others, how crustal movements cause earthquake stresses, and how to convert geologic observations of earthquake and tsunami processes into quantitative forecasts of use to planners, insurers, and builders.

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My Science Topics

Science Topic
Natural Hazardsearthquake occurrences
Natural Hazardsearthquake probabilities
Natural Hazardsearthquakes
Natural Hazardstsunamis

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Forecasting Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Thomas Parsons
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-329-5299 - Fax
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