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Thomas Henyey

Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-5832
Office: SCI 105

LINKS
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
 

Education

Ph.D. Geophysics, California Institute of Technology, 1/1968
B.A. Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 1/1962
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1982-  
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1975-01/01/1982  
Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1968-01/01/1975  
 

Other Employment

Executive Director, Southern California Earthquake Center, 01/01/1991-01/01/2001  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Henyey researches the application of seismic reflection and refraction and studies of the tectonic evolution of the continental crust. His field studies involve earthquake research, including the physics of fault zones. Professor Henyey is participating in the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment, a cooperative study between the Southern California Earthquake Center and the U.S. Geological Survey. The experiment is intended to image the crustal structure beneath the greater Los Angeles basin, and in particular, address the questions of depth to Moho, the possible existence of mid-crustal decollements, and the geometry of blind thrust faults.
 
 
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