Tom Jordan

University Professor, W. M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences and Professor of Earth Sciences
Director

Contact Information
E-mail: tjordan@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-1237
Office: ZHS 267 & 169b

LINKS
Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
Southern California Earthquake Center
 

Biographical Sketch

Thomas H. Jordan is a University Professor and the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California. His current research is focused on system-level models of earthquake processes, earthquake forecasting, continental dynamics, and full-3D waveform tomography. He is an author of more than 200 scientific publications, including two popular textbooks (with J. Grotzinger) Understanding Earth, 6th ed. and The Essential Earth, 2nd ed.

As the director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Jordan coordinates an international research program in earthquake system science that involves over 600 scientists at more than 60 universities and research organizations. In 2006, he established the international Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability and, since 2006, has been the lead SCEC investigator on projects to create and improve a time-dependent, uniform California earthquake rupture forecast. He is a member of the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council and the Board of Directors of the Seismological Society of America, and he was appointed by the Italian government to chair the International Commission on Earthquake Forecasting for Civil Protection.

He has served as a member of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences (2006-2009) and the Governing Board of the National Research Council (2008-2011). He chaired the NRC panels that produced two decadal reports, Living on an Active Earth: Perspectives on Earthquake Science (2003) and Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Sciences (2002).

Jordan received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1972 and taught at Princeton University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography before joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. He was head of MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences from 1988 to 1998. In 2000, he moved from MIT to USC, and in 2004, he was appointed as a USC University Professor.

He has been awarded the Macelwane and Lehmann Medals of the American Geophysical Union, the Woollard Award of the Geological Society of America, and the 2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences by the American Geosciences Institute. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union.

Education

  • B.A. , California Institute of Technology, 6/1969
  • M.S. , California Institute of Technology, 6/1970
  • Ph.D. , California Institute of Technology, 8/1972

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • University Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/2004-  
    • Director, Southern California Earthquake Center, 02/01/2002-  
    • W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 09/01/2000-  
    • Robert R. Shrock Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984-2000  
    • Head, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988-1998  
    • Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1982-1984  
    • Associate Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1977-1982  
    • Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1975-1977  
    • Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1972-1975  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Thomas Jordan came to USC College to run the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a leading consortium of earthquake research made up of more than 60 universities and other institutions. He also came to USC to teach. Jordan is a geophysicist, applied mathematician and member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Jordan studies earthquakes, seismological study of earth structure and geodetic observations of plate motions and interplate deformation. Other areas of interests include continental formation and tectonic evolution, mantle dynamics, and statistical descriptions of seafloor morphology. Through his research, Professor Jordan has made a series of major discoveries about the three-dimensional structure of the Earth's interior. He used the waves from earthquakes to look deep inside the earth in an effort to understand the machinery that drives plate tectonics. The surface motions of the plates are a manifestation of the convection in the Earth's solid mantle, and he and his group have been able to show that this convection goes very deep.
    Research Specialties
    Seismology, earthquake dynamics, seismic hazard analysis, plate tectonics, mantle dynamics

    Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

    • Southern California Earthquake Center, http://www.scec.org

    Publications


    Book
    • Jordan, T. H., Grotzinger, J. (2012). The Essential Earth, 2nd Ed. W. H. Freeman.
    • Hamilton, R. M., Andrews, R. A., Bauer, R. A., Bullock, J. A., Chang, S. E., Holmes, W. T., Johnson, L. A., Jordan, T. H., Kreps, G. A., Nishenko, S. P., Rose, A. Z., Tobin, L. T., Whittaker, A. A. (2011). National Earthquake Resilience: Research, Implementation, and Outreach. Washington, DC: National Research Council, National Academies Press.
    • Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T. H. (2010). Understanding Earth, 6th Ed. New York: W. H. Freeman.
    • Jordan, T. H., Grotzinger, J. (2008). The Essential Earth. New York: W. H. Freeman.
    • Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T. H., Press, F., Siever, R. (2005). Understanding Earth, 5th Ed. New York: W.H. Freeman.
    • Jordan (et al.), T. H. (2003). Living on an Active Earth: Perspectives on Earthquake Science. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
    • Press, F., Siever, R., Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T. H. (2003). Understanding Earth, 4th Ed. New York: W.H. Freeman.
    • Jordan (chair), T. H. (2000). Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

    Book Chapter
    • Cui, Y., Olsen, K., Chourasia, A., Moore, R., Maechling, P., Jordan, T. H. (2008). The TeraShake Computational Platform for Large-Scale Earthquake Simulations, Advances in Geocomputing. (Vol. 119). pp. 229-278. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2008). The P-Word. pp. 36-43. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena: The L.A. Earthquake Source Book.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2007). Enabling very-large scale earthquake simulations on parallel machines, advancing science and society through computation. Part 1 (Vol. Series 4487). pp. 46-53. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
    • Maechling, P., Deelman, E., Zhao, L., Graves, R., Mehta, G., Gupta, N., Mehringer, J., Kesselman, C., Callaghan, S., Okaya, D., Francoeur, H., Gupta, V., Cui, Y., Vahi, K., Jordan, T. H., Field, E. (2006). SCEC CyberShake Workflows Automating Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and Calculations. pp. 96-120. Workflows for e-Science: Scientific Workflows for Grids.
    • McGuire, J. J., Jordan, T. H., Lin, J. (2002). Complexities of Transform Boundaries in the Oceans. pp. 219-242. American Geophysical Union: Plate Boundary Zones.
    • Minster, J. B., Jordan, T. H., Hager, B. H., Agnew, D. C., Royden, L. H. (1990). Implications of precise positioning. pp. 23-52. National Academies Press, Washington, DC: Geodesy in the Year 2000.
    • Jordan, T. H., Lerner-Lam, A. L., Kreager, K. C. (1989). Seismic imaging of boundary layers and deep mantle convection. pp. 97-201. Gordon and Breach, New York: Mantle Convection.
    • Agnew, D. C., Burke, K., Cazenave, A., Dixon, T., Hager, B. H., Heirtzler, J. R., Jordan, T. H., Minster, J. B., McNutt, M. K., Royden, L. H., Sandwell, D. T., Turcotte, D. L. (1989). Long-term dynamics of the solid Earth. pp. 43-102. Springer-Verlag: The Interdisciplinary role of Space Geodesy, Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences.
    • Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1985). MSS and OBS data from the Ngendei experiment in the southwest Pacific. pp. 758-770. DARPA: The VELA Program.
    • Minster, J. B., Jordan, T. H. (1984). Vector constraints on Quarternary deformation of the western United States east and west of the San Andreas Fault. pp. 1-16. Pacific Sect., Soc. Econ. Paleontologists and Mineralogists: Tectonics and Sedimentation Along the California Margin.
    • Minster, J. B., Jordan, T. H. (1980). Present-day plate motions: A summary. pp. 109-124. Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris: Source Mechanism and Earthquake Prediction.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1979). Mineralogies, densities and seismic velocities of garnet lherzolites and their geophysical implications. pp. 1-14. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC: The Mantle Sample: Inclusions in Kimberlites and Other Volcanics.
    • Jordan, T. H., Minster, J. B. (1972). Application of a stochastic inverse to the geophysical inverse problem. (Vol. 150). pp. 36-47. NASA Tech. Memorandum, NASA TM X-62: The Mathematics of Profile Inversion.
    • Anderson, D. L., Sammis, C., Jordan, T. H. (1972). Composition of the mantle and core. pp. 41-66. The Nature of the Solid Earth.

    Book Review
    • Jordan, T. H. (1976). Secrets of the Earth's core. Nature. pp. 95.

    Journal Article
    • Jordan, T. H. (2013). Lessons of L’Aquila for Operational Earthquake Forecasting. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 84 (1-4)
    • Marzocchi, W., Zechar, J. D., Jordan, T. H. (2012). Bayesian forecast evaluation and ensemble earthquake forecasting,. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 102, pp. 2574-2584.
    • Jordan, T. H., Chen, Y. T., Gasparini, P., Madariaga, R., Marzocchi, W., Papdopoulos, G., Sobolev, G., Yamaoka, K., Zschau, J. (2012). Reply to ‘Comment on "Operational Earthquake Forecasting: State of Knowledge and Guidelines for Implementation" by Stuart Crampin’,. Annals of Geophysics. Vol. 55, pp. 13-15.
    • Tsuruoka, H., Hirata, N., Schorlemmer, D., Euchner, F., Nanjo, K. Z., Jordan, T. H. (2012). CSEP Testing Center and the first results of the earthquake forecast testing experiment in Japan,. Earth, Planets and Space. Vol. 64, pp. 661-671.
    • Nanjo, K. Z., Tsuruoka, H., Yokoi, S., Ogata, Y., Falcone, G., Hirata, N., Ishigaki, Y., Jordan, T. H., Kasahara, K., Obara, K., Schorlemmer, D., Shiomi, K., Zhuang, J. (2012). Predictability study on the aftershock sequence following the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, Japan, earthquake: First results,. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 191, pp. 653-658.
    • Zechar, J. D., Schorlemmer, D., Werner, M. J., Gerstenberger, M. C., Rhoades, D. A., Jordan, T. H. (2012). Regional Earthquake Likelihood Models I: First-order results,. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 103
    • Jordan, T. H., Chen, Y., Gasparini, P., Madariaga, R., Main, I., Marzocchi, W., Papadopoulos, G., Sobolev, G., Yamaoka, K., Zschau, J. (2011). Operational Earthquake Forecasting: State of Knowledge and Guidelines for Implementation. Annals of Geophysics. Vol. 54, pp. 315-391.
    • Lee, E. J., Jordan, T. H., Wang, L. Q. (2011). Rapid full-wave centroid moment tensor (CMT) inversion in a three-dimensional earth structure model for earthquakes in Southern California,. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 186, pp. 311-330.
    • Nanjo, K. Z., Tsuruoka, H., Hirata, N., Jordan, T. H. (2011). Overview of the first earthquake forecast testing experiment in Japan. Earth, Planets and Space. Vol. 63, pp. 159-169.
    • Jordan, T. H., Jones, L. M. (2011). Reply to Comment on "Operational earthquake forecasting: some thoughts on why and how" by Stuart Crampin. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 82, pp. 229-230.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2011). Scapegoat Shocker. New Scientist. Vol. 211, pp. 34-35.
    • Chen, P., Jordan, T. H., Lee, E. J. (2010). Seismogram perturbation kernel for generalized seismological data functionals (GSDF). Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 183, pp. 869-883.
    • Zechar, J. D., Jordan, T. H. (2010). Simple smoothed seismicity earthquake forecasts for Italy. Annals of Geophysics. Vol. 53, pp. 99-105.
    • Callaghan, S., Deelman, E., Gunter, D., Juve, G., Maechling, P., Brooks, C., Vahi, K., Milner, K., Graves, R., Field, E., Okaya, D., Jordan, T. H. (2010). Scaling up workflow-based applications. Journal of Computer and Systems Science. Vol. 76, pp. 428-446.
    • Jordan, T. H., Jones, L. M. (2010). Operational earthquake forecasting: some thoughts on why and how. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 81, pp. 571-574.
    • Powers, P., Jordan, T. H. (2010). Seismicity distribution across strike-slip faults in California. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 115, pp. B05305.
    • Graves, R., Callaghan, S., Deelman, E., Field, E., Jordan, T. H., Juve, G., Kesselman, C., Maechling, P., Mehta, G., Milner, K., Okaya, D., Small, P., Vahi, K. (2010). CyberShake: A Physics-Based Seismic Hazard Model for Southern California. Pure and Applied Geophysics. pp. 367-381.
    • Schorlemmer, D., Zechar, J. D., Werner, M. J., Field, E. H., Jackson, D. D., Jordan, T. H. (2010). First results of the Regional Earthquake Likelihood Models experiment. Pure Applied Geophysics. Vol. 167, pp. 859-867.
    • Zechar, J. D., Jordan, T. H. (2010). The area skill score statistic for evaluating earthquake predictibility experiments. Pure and Applied Geophysics. Vol. 167, pp. 893-906.
    • Bielak, J., Graves, R., Olsen, K., Taborda, R., Ramirez-Guzman, L., Day, S., Ely, G., Roten, D., Jordan, T. H., Maechling, P., Urbanic, J., Cui, Y., Juve, G. (2010). The ShakeOut earthquake scenario: verification of three simulation sets. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 180, pp. 375-404.
    • Chen, P., Jordan, T. H., Zhao, L. (2010). Resolving fault plane ambiguity for small earthquakes. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 181, pp. 493-501.
    • Solomon, S. C., Jordan, T. H. (2009). In Memoriam: Paul G. Silver (1948–2009). Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 80, pp. 938-939.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2009). Earthquake system science: Potential for seismic risk reduction. Scientia Iranica. Vol. 16, pp. 351-366.
    • Zechar, J. D., Schorlemmer, D., Liukis, M., Yu, J., Euchner, F., Maechling, P. J., Jordan, T. H. (2009). The Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability perspectives on computational earth science. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. Vol. 22, pp. 1836-1847.
    • Field, E., Dawson, T., Felzer, K., Frankel, A., Gupta, V., Jordan, T. H., Parsons, T., Petersen, M., Stein, R., Weldon, R., Wills, C. (2009). Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 2. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 99, pp. 2053-2107.
    • Roy, M., Jordan, T. H., Pederson, J. (2009). Colorado Plateau magmatism and uplift by warming of heterogeneous lithosphere. Nature. Vol. 459, pp. 978-982.
    • Cui, Y., Chorasia, A., Moore, R., Olsen, K., Jordan, T. H., Maechling, P. (2009). The TeraShake computational platform, advances in geocomputing. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences. Vol. 119, pp. 229-278.
    • Olsen, K. B., Day, S. M., Dalguer, L. A., Mayhew, J., Cui, Y., Zhu, J., Cruz-Atienza, V. M., Roten, D., Maechling, P., Jordan, T. H., Okaya, D., Chourasia, A. (2009). ShakeOut-D: Ground motion estimates using an ensemble of large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas fault with spontaneous rupture propagation. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 36 (L04303)
    • Graves, R., Aagard, B., Hudnut, K., Star, L., Stewart, J., Jordan, T. H. (2008). Broadband simulations for Mw 7.8 southern San Andreas earthquakes: Ground motion sensitivity to rupture speed. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 35 (L22302)
    • Cui, Y., Moore, R., Olsen, K., Chourasia, A., Maechling, P., Minster, B., Day, S., Hu, Y., Zhu, J., Jordan, T. H. (2008). Towards petascale earthquake simulations. Acta Geotechnica.
    • Olsen, K. B., Day, S. M., Minster, J. B., Cui, Y., Maechling, P., Chourasia, A., Moore, R., Jordan, T. H. (2008). TeraShake2: Spontaneous rupture simulations of Mw 7.7 earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 98 (3), pp. 1162-1185.
    • Zechar, J., Jordan, T. H. (2008). Testing alarm-based earthquake predictions. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 172 (2), pp. 715-724.
    • Plesch, A., Shaw, J. H., Benson, C., Bryant, W. A., Carena, S., Cooke, M., Dolan, J., Fuis, G., Gath, E., Grant, L., Hauksson, E., Jordan, T. H., Kamerling, M., Lindvall, S., Magistrale, H., Nicholson, C., Niemi, N., Oskin, M., Perry, S., Planansky, G., Rockwell, T., Shearer, P., Sorlien, C., Suss, M. P., Suppe, J., Treiman, J., Yeats, R. (2007). Community Fault Model (CFM) for Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 97, pp. 1793-1802.
    • Chourasia, A., Cutchin, S., Cui, Y., Moore, R., Olsen, K., Day, S., Minster, J. B., Maechling, P., Jordan, T. H. (2007). Visual insights into high resolution earthquake simulations. Computer Graphics and Applications Journal. Vol. 27 (5), pp. 28-34.
    • Chen, P., Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (2007). Full 3D tomography for crustal structure of the Los Angeles region. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 97, pp. 1094-1120.
    • Becker, T. W., Browaeys, J. T., Jordan, T. H. (2007). Stochastic analysis of shear-wave splitting length scales. Earth and Planetary Science letters/Elsevier. Vol. 259 (3-4), pp. 526-540.
    • Chen, P., Jordan, T. H., Zhao, L. (2007). Full three-dimensional tomography: a comparison between the scattering-integral and adjoint-wavefield methods. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 170, pp. 175-181.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2007). SCEC's program of earthquake system science in Southern California. Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University. Vol. 81 (211-219)
    • Zhang, C., Callaghan, S., Jordan, T. H., Kalia, R. K., Nakano, A., Vashista, P. (2007). ParaViz: A spatially decomposed parallel visualization algorithm using hierarchical ordering. International Journal of Computational Science. Vol. 1, pp. 407-421.
    • Zhao, L., Chen, P., Jordan, T. H. (2006). Strain Green's tensors, reciprocity, and their applications to seismic source and structure studies. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 96 (5), pp. 1753-1763.
    • Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (2006). Structural sensitivities of finite-frequency seismic waves: a full-wave approach. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 165 (3), pp. 981-990.
    • Olsen, K. B., Day, S., Minster, J. B., Cui, Y., Chourasia, A., Faerman, M., Moore, R., Maechling, P., Jordan, T. H. (2006). Strong Shaking in Los Angeles expected from southern San Andreas Earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 33 (L07305)
    • Jordan, T. H. (2006). Earthquake predictability, brick by brick. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 77 (1), pp. 3-6.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2006). Earthquake system science in Southern California. Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University. Vol. 81, pp. 211-219.
    • Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H., Olsen, K. B., Chen, P. (2005). Frechet kernels for imaging regional earth structure based on three-dimensional reference models. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 95 (6), pp. 2066-2080.
    • Field, E. H., Gupta, V., Gupta, N., Maechling, P., Jordan, T. H. (2005). Hazard map calculations using grid computing. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 76 (5), pp. 565-573.
    • Maechling, P., Gupta, V., Gupta, N., Field, E. H., Okaya, D., Jordan, T. H. (2005). Grid computing in the SCEC Community Modeling Environment. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 76 (5), pp. 581-587.
    • Chen, P., Jordan, T. H., Zhao, L. (2005). Finite-moment tensor of the 3 September 2002 Yorba Linda earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 95 (3), pp. 1170-1180.
    • Field, E. H., Seligson, H. A., Gupta, N., Gupta, V., Jordan, T. H., Campbell, K. W. (2005). Loss estimates for a Puente Hills blind-thrust earthquake in Los Angeles, California. Earthquake Spectra. Vol. 21 (2), pp. 329-338.
    • McGuire, J. J., Boettcher, M. S., Jordan, T. H. (2005). Foreshock sequences and short-term earthquake predictability on East Pacific Rise transform faults. Nature. Vol. 434 (7032), pp. 457-461.
    • Field, E. H., Gupta, N., Gupta, V., Blanpied, M., Maechling, P., Jordan, T. H. (2005). Hazard calculations for the WGCEP-2002 earthquake forecast using OpenSHA and distributed object technologies. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 76 (2), pp. 161-167.
    • Maechling, P., Gupta, V., Gupta, N., Field, E. H., Okaya, D., Jordan, T. H. (2005). Seismic hazard analysis using distributed computing in the SCEC Community Modeling Environment. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 76 (2), pp. 177-181.
    • Boettcher, M. S., Jordan, T. H. (2004). Earthquake scaling relations for mid-ocean ridge transform faults. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 109 (B12302)
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2004). Physics of multiscale convection in Earth's mantle: Evolution of sublithospheric convection. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 109 (B1)
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2003). Linear stability analysis of Richter rolls. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 30 (22), pp. 4.
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2003). Physics of multiscale convection in Earth's mantle: Onset of sublithospheric convection. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 108 (B7)
    • Jordan, T. H., Maechling, P. (2003). The SCEC Community Modeling Environment--An Information Infrastructure for System-Level Earthquake Science. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 74, pp. 324-328.
    • Field, E., Jordan, T. H., Cornell, C. A. (2003). OpenSHA: A developing community-modeling environment for seismic hazard analysis. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 74, pp. 406-419.
    • McGuire, J. J., Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (2002). Predominance of unilateral rupture for a global catalog of large earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 92 (8), pp. 3309-3317.
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2002). On 'steady-state' heat flow and the rheology of oceanic mantle. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 29 (22), pp. 4.
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2002). Onset of convection with temperature- and depth-dependent viscosity. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 29 (19), pp. 4.
    • Richardson, E., Jordan, T. H. (2002). Low-frequency properties of intermediate-focus earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 92 (6), pp. 2434-2448.
    • Richardson, E., Jordan, T. H. (2002). Seismicity in deep gold mines of South Africa: Implications for tectonic earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 92 (5), pp. 1766-1782.
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2002). On the state of sublithospheric upper mantle beneath a supercontinent. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 149 (1), pp. 179-189.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2002). A study of earthquake science. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 73, pp. 447-450.
    • Webb, H. F., Jordan, T. H. (2001). Pelagic sedimentation on rough seafloor topography 1. Forward model. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 106 (B12), pp. 30433-30449.
    • Webb, H. F., Jordan, T. H. (2001). Pelagic sedimentation on rough seafloor topography 2. Inversion results from the North Atlantic Acoustic Reverberation Corridor. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 106 (B12), pp. 30451-30473.
    • Korenaga, J., Jordan, T. H. (2001). Effects of vertical boundaries on infinite Prandtl number thermal convection. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 147 (3), pp. 639-659.
    • Freybourger, M., Gaherty, J. B., Jordan, T. H. (2001). Structure of the Kaapvaal craton from surface waves. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 28 (13), pp. 2489-2492.
    • McGuire, J. J., Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (2001). Teleseismic inversion for the second-degree moments of earthquake space-time distributions. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 145 (3), pp. 661-678.
    • McGuire, J. J., Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (2000). Rupture dimensions of the 1998 Antarctic earthquake from low-frequency waves. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 27 (15), pp. 2305-2308.
    • Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H., Chapman, C. H. (2000). Three-dimensional Frechet differential kernels for seismic delay times. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 141 (3), pp. 558-576.
    • Saltzer, R. L., Gaherty, J. B., Jordan, T. (2000). How are vertical shear wave splitting measurements affected by variations in the orientation of azimuthal anisotropy with depth?. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 141 (2), pp. 374-390.
    • McGuire, J. J., Jordan, T. (2000). Further evidence for the compound nature of slow earthquakes: The Prince Edward Island earthquake of April 28, 1997. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 105 (B4), pp. 7819-7827.
    • Shapiro, S. S., Hager, B. H., Jordan, T. H. (1999). Stability and dynamics of the continental tectosphere. Lithos. Vol. 48 (1-4), pp. 115-133.
    • Shapiro, S. S., Hager, B. H., Jordan, T. H. (1999). The continental tectosphere and Earth's long-wavelength gravity field. Lithos. Vol. 48 (1-4), pp. 135-152.
    • Gaherty, J. B., Wang, Y. B., Jordan, T. H., Weidner, D. J. (1999). Testing plausible upper-mantle compositions using fine-scale models of the 410-km discontinuity. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 26 (11), pp. 1641-1644.
    • Kato, M., Jordan, T. H. (1999). Seismic structure of the upper mantle beneath the western Philippine Sea. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 110 (3-4), pp. 263-283.
    • Gaherty, J. B., Kato, M., Jordan, T. H. (1999). Seismological structure of the upper mantle: a regional comparison of seismic layering. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 110 (1-2), pp. 21-41.
    • Katzman, R., Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (1998). High-resolution, 2D vertical tomography of the central Pacific using ScS reverberations and frequency-dependent travel times. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 103 (B8), pp. 17933-17971.
    • Zhao, L., Jordan, T. H. (1998). Sensitivity of frequency-dependent traveltimes to laterally heterogeneous, anisotropic Earth structure. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 133 (3), pp. 683-704.
    • Puster, P., Jordan, T. H. (1997). How stratified is mantle convection?. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 102 (B4), pp. 7625-7646.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1997). Is the study of earthquakes a basic science?. Seismological Research Letters. Vol. 68, pp. 259-261.
    • Gaherty, J. B., Jordan, T. H., Gee, L. S. (1996). Seismic structure of the upper mantle in a central Pacific corridor. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 101 (B10), pp. 22291-22309.
    • McGuire, J. J., Ihmle, P. F., Jordan, T. H. (1996). Time-domain observations of a slow precursor to the 1994 Romanche Transform earthquake. Science. Vol. 274 (5284), pp. 82-85.
    • Puster, P., Hager, B. H., Jordan, T. H. (1995). Mantle convection experiments with evolving plates. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 22 (16), pp. 2223-2226.
    • Ihmle, P. F., Jordan, T. H. (1995). Source time function of the great 1994 Bolivia deep earthquake by waveform and spectral inversion. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 22 (16), pp. 2253-2256.
    • Gaherty, J. B., Jordan, T. H. (1995). Lehmann discontinuity as the base of an anisotropic mechanical boundary layer beneath continents. Science. Vol. 268 (5216), pp. 1468-1471.
    • Puster, P., Jordan, T. H., Hager, B. H. (1995). The characterization of mantle convection models using two-point correlation functions. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 100 (B4), pp. 6351-6365.
    • Ihmle, P. F., Jordan, T. H. (1994). Teleseismic search for slow precursors to large earthquakes. Science. Vol. 266 (5190), pp. 1547-1551.
    • Puster, P., Jordan, T. H. (1994). Stochastic analysis of mantle convection experiments using two-point correlation functions. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 21 (4), pp. 305-308.
    • Feigl, K. L., Agnew, D. C., Bock, Y., Dong, D., Donellan, A., Hager, B. H., Herring, T. A., Jackson, D. D., Jordan, T. H., King, R. W., Larson, S., Larson, K. M., Murray, M. H., Shen, Z. K., Webb, F. H. (1993). Space geodetic measurement of crustal deformation in central and southern California, 1984-1992. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 98 (B12), pp. 21677-21712.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1993). Rock system science vs. earth system science. Geotimes. Vol. 38 (12), pp. 5.
    • Webb, H. F., Jordan, T. H. (1993). Quantifying the distribution and transport of pelagic sediments on young abyssal hills. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 20 (20), pp. 2203-2206.
    • Jordan, T. H., Puster, P., Glatzmaier, G. A., Tackley, P. J. (1993). Comparisons between seismic earth structures and mantle flow models based on radial correlation functions. Science. Vol. 261 (5127), pp. 1427-1431.
    • Ihmle, P. F., Harabaglia, P., Jordan, T. H. (1993). Teleseismic detection of a slow precursor to the great 1989 Macquarie Ridge earthquake. Science. Vol. 261 (5118), pp. 177-183.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1992). Reply to "Comment on 'Mantle layering from ScS reverberations: 2. The transition zone'" by Klaus Stammler and Ranier Kind. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 97 (B12), pp. 17549-17551.
    • Gee, L. S., Jordan, T. H. (1992). Generalized seismological data functionals. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 111 (2), pp. 363-390.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1991). Mantle layering from ScS reverberations: 1. Waveform inversion of zeroth-order reverberations. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 96 (B12), pp. 19749-19762.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1991). Mantle layering from ScS reverberations: 2. The transition zone. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 96 (B12), pp. 19763-19780.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1991). Mantle layering from ScS reverberations: 3. The upper mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 96 (B12), pp. 19781-19810.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1991). Mantle layering from ScS reverberations: 4. The lower mantle and core-mantle boundary. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. Vol. 96 (B12), pp. 19811-19824.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1991). Far-field detection of slow precursors to fast seismic ruptures. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 18 (11), pp. 2019-2022.
    • Fischer, K. M., Creager, K. C., Jordan, T. H. (1991). Mapping the Tonga slab. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 96 (B9), pp. 14403-14427.
    • Fischer, K. M., Jordan, T. H. (1991). Seismic strain rate and deep slab deformation in Tonga. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 96 (B9), pp. 14429-14444.
    • Goff, J. A., Jordan, T. H., Edwards, M. H., Fornari, D. J. (1991). Comparison of a stochastic model with SeaMARC II bathymetry and Sea Beam data near the East Pacific Rise 13 degrees-15 degrees N. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 96 (B3), pp. 3867-3885.
    • Beroza, G. C., Jordan, T. H. (1990). Searching for slow and silent earthquakes using free oscillations. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 95 (B3), pp. 2485-2510.
    • Feigl, K. L., King, R. W., Jordan, T. H. (1990). Geodetic measurements of tectonic deformation in the Santa Maria Fold and Thrust Belt. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 95 (B3), pp. 2679-2699.
    • Goff, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1989). Stochastic modeling of seafloor morphology: Resolution of topographic parameters by Sea Beam data. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. Vol. 14 (4), pp. 326-337.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1989). Chemical boundary layers of the mantle and core. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. Vol. 328 (1599), pp. 441-442.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1989). A study of mantle layering beneath the western Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 94 (B5), pp. 5787-5813.
    • Riedesel, M. A., Jordan, T. H. (1989). Display and assessment of seismic moment tensors. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 79 (1), pp. 85-100.
    • Goff, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1989). Stochastic modeling of seafloor morphology: A parameterized Gaussian model. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 16 (1), pp. 45-48.
    • Goff, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1988). Stochastic modeling of seafloor morphology: Inversion of sea beam data for second-order statistics. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 93 (B11), pp. 13589-13608.
    • Gee, L. S., Jordan, T. H. (1988). Polarization anisotropy and fine-scale structure of the Eurasian upper mantle. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 15 (8), pp. 824-827.
    • Jordan, T. H., Minster, J. B. (1988). Measuring crustal deformation in the American West. Scientific American. Vol. 259 (2), pp. 48-58.
    • Fischer, K. M., Jordan, T. H., Creager, K. C. (1988). Seismic constraints on the morphology of deep slabs. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 93 (B5), pp. 4773-4783.
    • Smith, D. K., Jordan, T. H. (1988). Seamount statistics in the Pacific Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 93 (B4), pp. 2899-2918.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1988). Structure and formation of the continental tectonosphere. Journal of Petrology, Special Lithosphere Issue. pp. 11-37.
    • Lerner-Lam, A. L., Jordan, T. H. (1987). How thick are the continents?. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 92 (B13), pp. 14007-14026.
    • Smith, D. K., Jordan, T. H. (1987). The size distribution of Pacific Seamounts. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 14 (11), pp. 1119-1122.
    • Revenaugh, J., Jordan, T. H. (1987). Observations of first-order mantle reverberations. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 77 (5), pp. 1704-1717.
    • Minster, J. B., Jordan, T. H. (1987). Vector constraints on western U. S. deformation from space geodesy, neotectonics and plate motions. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 92 (B6), pp. 4798-4804.
    • Jordan, T. H., Menard, H. W., Natland, J. H., Orcutt, J. (1987). Objectives and results of DSDP Leg 91 and the Ngendei Seismic Experiment and explanatory notes for Volume 91. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 185-203.
    • Kim, I. I., Smith, D. K., Menard, H. W., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1987). Seismic reflection site survey: Correlation with physical properties, Leg 91, DSDP. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 271-305.
    • Adair, R. G., Harris, M. M., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1987). Description and performance of the marine seismic system during the Ngendei experiment. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 335-345.
    • Adair, R. G., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1987). Preliminary analysis of ocean-bottom and sub-bottom microseismic noise during the Ngendei experiment. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 357-375.
    • Shearer, P. M., Adair, R. G., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1987). Simultaneous borehole and ocean bottom seismometer recordings of earthquakes and explosions: Results from the 1983 Ngendei experiment at DSDP Hole 595B. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 377-384.
    • Shearer, P. M., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H., Whitmarsh, R. B., Kim, I. I., Adair, R. G., Burnett, M. S. (1987). The Ngendei Seismic refraction experiment at DSDP Hole 595B--ocean-bottom seismometer data and evidence for crustal and upper mantle anisotropy. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 385-435.
    • Whitmarsh, R. B., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H., Adair, R. G., Shearer, P. M. (1987). Velocity bounds on the seismic structure of the crust and upper mantle in the southwest Pacific basin from downhole observations at DSDP Hole 595B. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 437-444.
    • Menard, H., Natland, J., Jordan, T. H., Orcutt, J. (1987). Site 595: Coring and downhole seismic experiments in the Southwest Pacific near the Tonga Trench. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 91, pp. 207-244.
    • Creager, K. C., Jordan, T. H. (1986). Aspherical structure of the core-mantle boundary from PKP travel times. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 13 (13), pp. 1497-1500.
    • Adair, R. G., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1986). Low frequency noise observations in the deep ocean. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Vol. 80 (2), pp. 633-645.
    • Riedesel, M. A., Jordan, T. H., Sheehan, A. F., Silver, P. G. (1986). Moment-tensor spectra of the 19 Sept 85 and 21 Sept 85 Michoacan, Mexico, earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 13 (6), pp. 609-612.
    • Creager, K. C., Jordan, T. H. (1986). Slab penetration into the lower mantle beneath the Mariana and other island arcs of the northwest Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets. Vol. 91 (B3), pp. 3573-3589.
    • Adair, R. G., Orcutt, J. A., Jordan, T. H. (1984). Analysis of ambient seismic noise recorded by downhole and ocean-bottom seismometers on Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 78B. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Vol. 78, pp. 767-781.
    • Creager, K. C., Jordan, T. H. (1984). Slab penetration into the lower mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 89 (N85), pp. 3031-3049.
    • Jordan, T. H., Menard, H. W., Smith, D. K. (1983). Density and size distribution of seamounts in the eastern Pacific inferred from wide-beam sounding data. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 88 (NB12), pp. 508-518.
    • Lerner-Lam, A. L., Jordan, T. H. (1983). Earth structure from fundamental and higher-mode waveform analysis. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 75 (3), pp. 759-797.
    • Silver, P. G., Jordan, T. H. (1983). Total-moment spectra of fourteen large earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 88 (NB4), pp. 3273-3293.
    • Silver, P. G., Jordan, T. H. (1982). Optimal estimation of scalar seismic moment. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 70 (3), pp. 755-787.
    • Masters, G., Jordan, T. H., Silver, P. G., Gilbert, F. (1982). Aspherical earth structure from fundamental spheroidal-mode data. Nature. Vol. 298 (5875), pp. 609-613.
    • Jordan, T. H., Sverdrup, K. A. (1981). Teleseismic location techniques and their application to earthquake clusters in the south-central Pacific. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 71 (4), pp. 1105-1130.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1981). Global tectonic regionalization for seismological data analysis. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 71 (4), pp. 1131-1141.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1981). Continents as a chemical boundary layer. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. Vol. 301 (1461), pp. 359-373.
    • Savino, J. M., Rodi, W. L., Masso, J. F., Jordan, T. H. (1981). Simultaneous inversion of multiple geophysical data sets for Earth structure. Geophysics. Vol. 46 (4), pp. 438-439.
    • Silver, P. G., Jordan, T. H. (1981). Fundamental spheroidal mode observations of aspherical heterogeneity. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 64 (3), pp. 605-634.
    • Okal, E. A., Talandier, J., Sverdrup, K. A., Jordan, T. H. (1980). Seismicity and tectonic stress in the South-Central Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 85 (NB11), pp. 6479-6495.
    • Sipkin, S. A., Jordan, T. H. (1980). Regional variation of QScS. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 70 (4), pp. 1071-1102.
    • Sipkin, S. A., Jordan, T. H. (1980). Multiple ScS travel times in the western Pacific: Implications for mantle heterogeneity. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 85 (NB2), pp. 853-861.
    • Jordan, T. H., Frazer, L. N. (1980). Reply to comments by N.K. Bulin. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 85 (NB1), pp. 381-382.
    • Sipkin, S. A., Jordan, T. H. (1979). Lateral variations in shear velocity and attenuation in the upper mantle. Tectonophysics. Vol. 56 (1-2), pp. 97.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1979). Structural geology of the Earth's interior. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 76 (9), pp. 4192-4200.
    • Sipkin, S. A., Jordan, T. H. (1979). Frequency dependence of QScS. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Vol. 69 (4), pp. 1055-1079.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1979). The deep structure of the continents. Scientific American. Vol. 240, pp. 92-107.
    • Minster, J. B., Jordan, T. H. (1978). Present-day plate motions. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 83 (NB11), pp. 5331-5354.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1978). Composition and development of the continental tectosphere. Nature. Vol. 274 (5671), pp. 544-548.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1978). A procedure for estimating lateral variations from low-frequency eigenspectra data. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 52 (3), pp. 441-455.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1977). Lithospheric slab penetration into the lower mantle beneath the Sea of Okhotsk. Journal of Geophysics - Zeitschrift Fur Geophysik. Vol. 43 (1-2), pp. 473-496.
    • Jordan, T. H., Sipken, S. A. (1977). Estimation of the attenuation operator for multiple ScS waves. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 4 (4), pp. 167-170.
    • Jordan, T. H., Fyfe, W. S. (1976). The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary. Geology. Vol. 4 (12), pp. 770-772.
    • Sipkin, S. A., Jordan, T. H. (1976). Lateral heterogeneity of the upper mantle determined from the travel times of multiple ScS. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 81 (35), pp. 6307-6320.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1975). Lateral heterogeneity and mantle dynamics. Nature. Vol. 257 (5529), pp. 745-750.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1975). The present-day motions of the Caribbean Plate. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 80 (32), pp. 4433-4439.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1975). The continental tectosphere. Reviews of Geophysics.
    • Sipkin, S. A., Jordan, T. H. (1975). Lateral heterogeneity of the upper mantle determined from the travel times of ScS. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 80 (11), pp. 1474-1484.
    • Jordan, T. H., Frazer, L. N. (1975). Crustal and upper mantle structure from Sp phases. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 80 (11), pp. 1504-1518.
    • Jordan, T. H., Lynn, W. S. (1974). A velocity anomaly in the lower mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 79 (17), pp. 2679-2685.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1974). Some comments on tidal drag as a mechanism for driving plate motions. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 79 (14), pp. 2141-2142.
    • Minster, J. B., Jordan, T. H., Molnar, P., Haines, E. (1974). Numerical modelling of instantaneous plate tectonics. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 36 (3), pp. 541-576.
    • Jordan, T. H., Anderson, D. L. (1974). Earth structure from free oscillations and travel times. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 36 (2), pp. 411-459.
    • Alewine, R. W., Jordan, T. H. (1973). Generalized inversion of earthquake static displacement fields. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 35, pp. 357-361.
    • Minster, B., Jordan, T. H., Molnar, P., Haines, E. (1973). Numerical modelling of instantaneous plate tectonics. Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 35, pp. 351-352.
    • Jordan, T. H., Franklin, J. N. (1971). Optimal solutions to a linear inverse problem in geophysics. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 68 (2), pp. 291-293.
    • Anderson, D. L., Sammis, C., Jordan, T. H. (1971). Composition and evolution of the mantle and core. Science. Vol. 171, pp. 1103-1112.
    • Anderson, D. L., Jordan, T. H. (1970). The composition of the lower mantle. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 3, pp. 23-35.
    • Sammis, C., Anderson, D., Jordan, T. H. (1970). Application of isotropic finite strain theory to ultrasonic and seismological data. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol. 75 (23), pp. 4478-4481.

    Proceedings
    • Cui, Y., Olsen, K. B., Jordan, T. H., Lee, K., Zhou, J., Small, P., Roten, D., Ely, G., Panda, D. K., Chourasia, A., Levesque, J., Day, S. M., Maechling, P. (2011). Scalable Earthquake Simulation on Petascale Supercomputers. Proc. Conf. High Performance Computing Networking, Storage and Analysis.
    • Cui, Y., Olsen, K. B., Jordan, T. H., Lee, K., Zhou, J., Small, P., Roten, D., Ely, G., Panda, D. K., Chourasia, A., Levesque, J., Day, S. M., Maechling, P. (2010). Scalable Earthquake Simulation on Petascale Supercomputers. Proceedings of the Conference on High Performance Computing Networking, Storage and Analysis.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2008). Opportunities for international collaboration in earthquake system science. In G. Schweitzer, Y. Sobouti (Ed.), pp. 101-128. Science as a Gateway to Understanding: International Workshop Proceedings of the National Research Council.
    • Graves, R., Callaghan, S., Deelman, E., Field, E., Gupta, N., Jordan, T. H., Juve, G., Kesselman, C., Maechling, P., Mehta, G., Meyers, D., Okaya, D., Vahi, K. (2008). Physics-based probabalistic seismic hazard calculations for Southern California. Beijing. Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering.
    • Deelman, E., Callaghan, S., Field, E., Francoeur, H., Graves, R., Gupta, N., Gupta, V., Jordan, T. H., Kesselman, C., Maechling, P., Mehringer, J., Mehta, G., Okaya, D., Vahi, K., Zhao, L. (2006). Managing Large-Scale Workflow Execution from Resource Provisioning to Provenance tracking: The Cyber-Shake Example. Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing.
    • Jordan, T. H., Gaherty, J. B., van Genabeek, O. (1996). Regional upper-mantle strucures and their interpretation in terms of small-scale, anistropic heterogeneities. pp. 361-370. Phillips Laboratory, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Seismic Research Symposium, PL-TR-96-2153.
    • Jordan, T. H., Gaherty, J. B. (1995). Stochastic modeling of small-scale, anistropic structures in the continental upper mantle. pp. 433-451. Phillips Laboratory, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Seismic Research Symposium, PL-TR-95-2108.
    • Jordan, T. H., Gaherty, J. B. (1994). Polarization anistropy and small-scale structure of the continental upper mantle. Phillips Laboratory, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Seismic Research Symposium, PL-TR-94-2217.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1989). Some speculations on continental evolution. In S.R. Hart and L. Gulen (Ed.), pp. 259-276. Crust/Mantle Recycling at Convergent Zones, Proceedings of NATO ARW.
    • Jordan, T. H., Minster, J. B. (1988). Beyond Plate Tectonics: Looking at plate deformation with space geodesy. In M.J. Reid and J.M. Moran (Ed.), Dortrecht. The Impact of VLBI on Astrophysics and Geophysics, Proceeedings of the IAU Symposium 129.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1980). Earth structure from seismological observations. In A.M. Dziewonski and E. Boschi (Ed.), pp. 1-40. Soc. Italiana de Fisica, Bologna. Physics of the Earth's Interior: Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi," Course LXXVII.

    Research Report
    • Jordan, T. H. (2010). Operational Earthquake Forecasting: State of Knowledge and Guidelines for Implementation, Final Report of the International Commission on Earthquake Forecasting for Civil Protection. Special Publication of Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.
    • Jordan, T. H. (2009). Operational Earthquake Forecasting: State of Knowledge and Guidelines for Implementation. Report of the International Commission on Earthquake Forecasting for Civil Protection.
    • Field, E., Jones, L., Jordan, T. H., Benthien, M., Wald, L. (2001). Earthquake shaking-finding the hotspots. U. S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 001-01.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1977). Seismicity and deep structure of the continental margin. Geodynamics Project: U.S. Progress Report - 1977 / National Academy of Sciences.
    • Jordan, T. H. (1976). Lithospheric and asthenospheric structure. Geodynamics Project: U.S. Progress Report - 1977 / National Academy of Sciences.
    • Hanks, T. C., Jordan, T. H., Minster, B. (1971). Precise locations of aftershocks of the San Francisco Earthquake 2300 (GMT) Feb 10 - 1700 Feb 11, 1971. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 733.
    • Kamb, B., Silver, L. T., Abrams, M. J., Carter, B. A., Jordan, T. H., Minster, B. (1971). Pattern of faulting and nature of fault movement in the San Fernando Earthquake. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 733.


    Honors and Awards

    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 2012-  
    • American Geosciences Institute Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences, 2012-  
    • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, Inge Lehman Medal of the American Geophysical Union, 2005-  
    • USC University Professor, 2004-  
    • American Philosphical Society, Member, 2002-  
    • National Associate Award, National Academy of Sciences, 2001-  
    • National Academy Member, Member, 1998-  
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, Member, 1995-  
    • Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, American Geophysical Union, 1983-  
    • USC Endowed Chair, William M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences, 9/1/2000-  
    • USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 2011  
    • Endowed Chair not USC, Robert R. Shrock Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1984-2000  
    • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, George P. Woollard Award of the Geological Society of America, 1998  
    • Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, James B. Macelwane Award of the American Geophysical Union, 1983  
    • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1980-1982  

    Service to the Profession


    Committees
    • Member, Seismological Society of America - Board of Directors, 2010-  
    • Chair, International Commission on Earthquake Forecasting for Civil Protection, 2009-  
    • Member, National Research Council Governing Board, 2008-  
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Southern California Earthquake Center, 2002-  
    • Member, California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council, 2002-  
    • Member, U.S.-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Earthquake Research, 2000-  
    • Chair, National Academy of Sciences Presidential Nominating Committee, 2010-2011  
    • Member, National Earthquake Resilience Committee, National Research Council, 2009-2011  
    • Member, Class Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010   
    • Member, National Academy of Sciences Council Executive Committee, 2008-2009  
    • Member, National Academy of Sciences Council , 2006-2009  
    • Member, Advisory Council, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, 2002-2008  
    • Member, Class Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2007-2008   
    • Member, Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee, USGS, 2002-2006  
    • Member, Class Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2005-2006   
    • Member, EarthScope Science and Education Committee, 2002-2005  
    • Member, NSF/GEO Cyberinfrastructure Steering Committee, 2002-2005  
    • Chair, NSF/EAR Advisory Subcommittee, 2002-2004  
    • Member, Research Committee of the California Seismic Safety Commission, 2002-2004  
    • Member, NSF/GEO Advisory Committee, 2001-2004  
    • Member, Board of Directors, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, 1984-2004  
    • Member, National Academy of Sciences Presidential Nominating Committee, 2003-2004   
    • Member, EarthScope Working Group, 1998-2002  
    • Chair, NRC Committee on the Science of Earthquakes, 1996-2002  
    • Member, Class Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 1999-2001  
    • Member, Executive Committee, Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology, 1998-2001  
    • Chair, NRC Committee on Basic Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences, 1998-2000  
    • Member, Technical Advisory Council, Mobil Oil Corporation, 1997-2000  
    • Chair, NRC Committee on Seismology, 1992-1998  
    • Member, Advisory Panel on Federal Efforts to Reduce Earthquake Damage, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, 1994-1995   
    • Member, NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Executive Committee , 1990-1993  
    • Member, NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, 1989-1993  
    • Chair, U.S. National Network Working Group, U.S. Geological Survey Chair , 1987-1991  
    • Member, Earth Sciences Proposal Review Panel, National Science Foundation, 1986-1988  
    • Chair, Department of Defense Technical Review Panel on Threshold Test-Ban Treaty Verification Issues, 1985-1988  
    • Member, National Research Council Committee on Seismology, 1983-1986  
    • Member, IUGS Commission for Marine Geology, 1982-1986  
    • Member, Department of Defense Technical Review Panel on Threshold Test-Ban Treaty Verification Issues, 1981-1985  
    • Secretary, Seismology Section, American Geophysical Union, 1982-1984  

    Review Panels
    • Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Visiting Committee, 2009  
    • Department Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Visiting Committee, 2006  
    • USC Department of Computer Science, Internal Review Committee, 2003  
    • ETH Zürich, Visiting Committee, 2002  
    • Southern California Earthquake Center (USC), Advisory Committee, 1991-2001  
    • Stanford School of Earth Sciences, Advisory Board, 1990-1996  
    • Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Visiting Committee, 1995  
    • Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Visiting Committee, 1993  


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