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Gilles Peltzer

  • B.S., Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, France (1979)
  • M.S., Geophysics, Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France (1980)
  • Doctorat de 3e Cycle, Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France (1983)
  • Doctorat d'Etat, Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France (1987)

Research Interests
  • Earthquake processes
  • Mechanical properties of continental crust, fault mechanics and stress transfer
  • InSAR data analysis to study co- and post-seismic processes and long-term fault rates
  • Continental collision between India and Asia
  • Rifting processes in Afar

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1988-present)
    • Principal Scientist (2003-present)
    • Research Scientist (1993-2004)
    • Scientist (1990-1992)
    • Resident Research Associate (1988-1990)
  • University of California, Los Angeles - Earth and Space Science Division (2000-present)
    • Joint Appointment: Professor of Geology and Geophysics
  • Charge de Recherche, CNRS, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France
  • Charge de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris. (1985-1990)
  • Attache de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris. (1983-1984)
  • Allocataire de Recherche, Ecole Polytechnique of Paris (1980-1982)

Selected Awards
  • AGU Fellow (2009)
  • Bowie Lecture, AGU Fall (2002)
  • NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (2002)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (1997)
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (1988-1989)

Selected Publications
  1. Daout, S., M.-P. Doin, G. Peltzer, C. Lasserre, A. Socquet, M. Violat, and H. Sudhaus, Strain partitioning and present-day fault kinematics in NW Tibet from Envisat SAR interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., in press.
  2. Sangha, S., G. Peltzer, A. Zhang, L. Meng, C. Liang, P. Lundgren, and E. Fielding, Fault geometry of 2015, Mw7.2 Murghab, Tajikistan earthquake controls rupture propagation: Insights from InSAR and seismological data, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett., 462, 132-141, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.018, 2017
  3. Daout, S., M.-P. Doin, G. Peltzer, A. Socquet, and C. Lasserre Large-scale InSAR monitoring of per- mafrost freeze-thaw cycles on the Tibetan Plateau, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2016GL070781, 2017
  4. Daout, S., S. Barbot, G. Peltzer, M.-P. Doin, Z. Liu, and R. Jolivet, Constraining the kinematics of metropolitan Los Angeles faults with a slip-partitioning model, Geo- phys. Res. Lett., 43, 11,19211,201, doi:10.1002/2016GL071061, 2016
  5. Jolivet, R.; Lasserre, C.; Doin, M. -P.; Peltzer, G.; Avouac, J-P; Sun, J.; Dailu, R., Spatio-temporal evolution of aseismic slip along the Haiyuan fault, China: Implications for fault frictional properties, EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, doi:10.1016/j.eps1.2013.07.020, 2013
  6. Jolivet, R., C. Lasserre, M.-P. Doin, S. Guillaso, G. Peltzer, R. Dailu, J. Sun, Z.-K. Shen and X. Xu, Shallow creep on the Haiyuan fault (Gansu, China) revealed by SAR interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 117, B06401, 18 PP., 2012
doi:10.1029/2011JB008732, 2012.
  7. Jolivet, R., R. Grandin, C. Lasserre, M.-P. Doin, and G. Peltzer, Systematic InSAR tropospheric phase delay corrections from global meteorological reanalysis data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L17311, doi:10.1029/2011GL048757, 2011.
  8. He, J. and G. Peltzer, Poroelastic triggering in the January 9-22, 2008 Nima-Gaize (Tibet) earthquake sequence, Geology; v. 38; no. 10; p. 907-910; doi: 10.1130/G31104.1, 2010.
  9. Doin, M.P., C. Lasserre, G. Peltzer, O. Cavalié, and C. Doubre, Corrections of Stratified tropospheric delays in SAR interferometry: validation with global atmospheric models, J. Appl. Geophys., doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2009.03.010, 2009.
  10. Jolivet, R., R. Cattin, N. Chamot-Rooke, C. Lasserre, and G. Peltzer, Thin-plate modeling of interseismic deformation and asymmetry across the Altyn Tagh fault zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 35, L02309, doi:10.1029/2007GL031511, 2008.
  11. Cavalié O., C. Lasserre, M.-P. Doin, G. Peltzer, J. Sun, X. Xu, and Z.-K. Shen, Measurement of interseismic strain across the Haiyuan Fault (Gansu, China), measured by InSAR, Earth and Planet. Sc. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.057, 2008.
  12. Doubre, C. and G. Peltzer, Fluid-controlled faulting process in the Asal Rift, Djibouti, from 8-year radar interferometry observations, Geology, V. 35, No. 1, 69-72, 2007.
  13. Taylor, M. and G. Peltzer, Current slip rates on conjugate strike slip faults in Central Tibet using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., B12402, doi:10.1029/2005JB004014, 2006.
  14. Argus D., M. Heflin, G. Peltzer, F. Crampe, and F. Webb, Interseismic strain accumulation and anthropogenic motion in metropolitan Los Angeles, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B04401, 2005.
  15. Lasserre, C., G. Peltzer, Y. Klinger, J. Van der woerd, and P. Tapponnier, Coseismic deformation of the 2001 Mw=7.8 Kokoxili earthquake in Tibet, measured by SAR interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., 110, No. B12, B12408, doi:10.1029/2004JB003500, 2005.
  16. Cakir Z., de Chabalier JB, Armijo R., Meyer B., Barka A., Peltzer G. Coseismic and early post-seismic slip associated with the 1999 Izmit earthquake (Turkey), from SAR interferometry and tectonic field observations, Geophys. J. Int., 155 (1): 93-110 OCT 2003.
  17. Donnellan A., J. Parker, and G. Peltzer, Combined GPS and InSAR models of postseismic deformation from the Northridge earthquake, Pure and App. Geophys., 150 (10), 2261-2270, 2002.
  18. Bowden, G.W., W. Thatcher, R.S. Stein, K.W. Hudnut, and G. Peltzer, Tectonic contraction across Los Angeles after removal of groundwater pumping effects, Nature, 412 (6849), 812-815, 2001.
  19. Peltzer G., F. Crampe, S. Hensley, and P. Rosen, Transient strain accumulation and fault interaction in the Eastern California Shear Zone,Geology, 29 (11), 975-978, 2001.
  20. Peltzer G., F. Crampe, and P. Rosen, The Mw7.1 Hector Mine, California earthquake: Surface rupture, surface displacement field, and fault slip solution from ERS SAR data, CR. Acad. Sci. A 333 (9), 545-555, 2001.
  21. Pollitz F., G. Peltzer, and R. Burgmann, Mobility of continental mantle: Evidence from postseismic geodetic observations following the 1992 Landers earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 8035-8054, 2000.
  22. Peltzer G., F. Crampe, and G. King, Evidence of nonlinear elasticity of the crust from the Mw7.6 Manyi (Tibet) earthquake, Science, 286, 272-276, 1999.

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