Geosciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2011.
B.A. Geology/Physics, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2006
Office: Geology Building (bldg.
#12) room 214
Phone: (928) 523-2429
Web Page: Ryan Porter
Ryan’s research interests are focused on
using earthquake seismology to study tectonics. He is specifically interested
in crustal and upper mantle structure, subduction zone processes, and seismic
anisotropy. Much of his work focuses on studying the impact of subduction on
the tectonic evolution of the North and South American Cordillera.
*Delph, J.R. and Porter R.C., 2014, Crustal structure beneath southern Africa: Insight into how tectonics events affect the Mohorovicic Discontinuity, Geophysical Journal International.
Porter, R. C., Fouch, M. J., & Schmerr, N. C., 2014. Dynamic lithosphere within the Great Basin. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(4), 1128-1146.
*Allison, C., Porter, R., Fouch, M., Semken, S., 2013. Seismic evidence for lithospheric modification beneath the Mojave Neovolcanic Province, Southern California, Geophysical
Research Letters, 40 (19): 5119–5124
*Ward, K., Porter, R., Zandt, G., Beck, S., Wagner, L., Estela, M., Hernando, T., 2013. Ambient Noise Tomography Across the Central Andes. Geophysical Journal International, 194 (3): 1559-1573.
Porter, R., Gilbert, H., Zandt, G., Beck, S., Warren, L., Calkins, J., Alvarado, P., Anderson, M., 2012. Shear wave velocities in the Pampean flat-slab region from Rayleigh wave
tomography: Implications for slab and upper mantle hydration. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 117, B11301.
Porter, R., Zandt, G., McQuarrie, N., 2011. Pervasive lower-crustal seismic anisotropy in Southern California: Evidence for underplated schists and active tectonics. Lithosphere, 3, 2011.
Porter et al., The Anisotropic Magnetic Susceptibility Of Proterozoic Northshore Volcanic Rhyolites, Keweenaw Rift in: 19th Annual Keck Symposium; http://keck.wooster.edu/publications