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Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Seismology Geology and Tectonophysics
Adjunct Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
214A Seismology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8440
Fax: 
(845) 365-8150

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Fields of interest: 
seismology, engineering seismology, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, loss modeling, quantitative hazard assessment and mapping

1) Climate Change & NYC:

 http://metroeast_climate.ciesin.columbia.edu/infrastructure.html , http://metroeast_climate.ciesin.columbia.edu/reports/infrastructure.pdf , http://www.nyas.org/ebriefreps/splash.asp?intEbriefID=415, http://www.nyas.org/ebriefreps/main.asp?intSectionID=1012 , http://ccsr.columbia.edu/cig/mec/index.html , http://ccsr.columbia.edu/cig/mec/04_Infrastructure.pdf , http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hvcc.html , http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/hvcc1145kj.pdf

Transportation Research Board/National Research Council: 

http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr290.pdf  (KHJ contributing author), 

MTA Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability:  

http://mta.info/environment/ ; http://mta.info/environment/pdf/SustRptFinal.pdf ; 

see Adptation Chapter pp. 56-61, 

and related “white paper” from same home URL http://www.mta.info/sustainability/index.html?c=reports with the actual paper at: 

http://www.mta.info/sustainability/pdf/Jacob_et%20al_MTA_Adaptation_Final_0309.pdf

2) NYC, Earthquakes, and Seismic Building Code:, http://www.nycem.org/ , http://www.nycem.org/techdocs.asp , http://www.nycem.org/techdocs/EstEQlossNYC/EstEQlossNYC.pdf , http://www.nycem.org/techdocs/EconCons/default.asp (a bit outdated), http://www.nycem.org/ractivities.asp , http://www.nycem.org/techdocs/siteCondsYr1/default.asp , http://mceer.buffalo.edu/publications/Codes/99-SP06/ , http://mceer.buffalo.edu/publications/Codes/99-SP06/NYCgeotech.pdf, http://www.urban.uiuc.edu/faculty/olshansky/Advocacy%20paper%20Spectra%203-05.pdf , ( see pp. 4-9 of this FEMA report)

3) Urban Planning Studios of Disaster-resilient Cities:, http://www.arch.columbia.edu/Studio/Spring2003/UP/Accra/ , http://www.arch.columbia.edu/Studio/Spring2002/UP/Istanbul/ , http://www.arch.columbia.edu/Studio/Spring2001/Caracas/index.html , http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTDISMGMT/Resources/0821363328.pdf?resourceurlname=0821363328.pdf pages 137-164, or , http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2020-2003.40.pdf , (Note: written by 2 students, not KHJ’s writing, but reflects finding of the studio course),

4) Katrina and New Orleans:, http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/06/08/katrina_at_issue/jacob.html , http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/05/AR2005090501034.html , http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2005/10/24/rebuilding/index1.html , (day two, see other contributors on other days)

5) UN/UNITAR/UNU Lecture April 2006, http://www.unitarny.org/en/unudisastermanagementdocs.html , http://www.unitarny.org/mm/File/K%20Jacob%20presentation.pdf , http://www.unitarny.org/mm/File/H%20Assessments%20of%20Nature%20Disaster%20Preparedness.pdf , http://www.unitarny.org/mm/File/I%20The%20Role%20of%20Academic%20Institutions%20.pdf , http://www.ony.unu.edu/seminars/2006/disastermanagment/index.shtml , http://www.ony.unu.edu/seminars/2006/disastermanagment/DrKlausHJacob.JPG ,

6) Other Sites (Affiliations, Committees), http://www.trb.org/directory/comm_detail.asp?c=B0093 , http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=186 , http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/CommitteeView.aspx?key=186 , http://www.nibs.org/MMC/mmchome.html , http://www.nibs.org/MMC/mmcleads.html

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D. in Geophysics .
Goethe University, Frankfurt
1968
MS in Geophysics
Gutenberg University Mainz
1963
BS in Physics and Mathematics
Technical University Darmstadt
1960

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Selected Publications:

A Comparison and Test of Various Site-Response Estimation Techniques, Including 3 That Are Not Reference-Site Dependent Field, E. H.; Jacob, K. H. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Aug Volume: 85 Issue: 4 p.: 1127-1143 (1995)
Earthquake Site-Response Study in Giumri (Formerly Leninakan), Armenia, Using Ambient Noise Observations Field, E. H.; Clement, A. C.; Jacob, K. H.; Aharonian, V.; Hough, S. E.; Friberg, P. A.; Babaian, T. O.; Karapetian, S. S.; Hovanessian, S. M.; Abramian, H. A. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Feb Volume: 85 Issue: 1 p.: 349-353 (1995)
Body Wave and Surface-Wave Analysis of Large and Great Earthquakes Along the Eastern Aleutian Arc, 1923-1993 - Implications for Future Events Estabrook, C. H.; Jacob, K. H.; Sykes, L. R. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth Jun 10 Volume: 99 Issue: B6 p.: 11643-11662 (1994)
The Theoretical Response of Sedimentary Layers to Ambient Seismic Noise Field, E.; Jacob, K. Geophysical Research Letters Dec 23 Volume: 20 Issue: 24 p.: 2925-2928 (1993)
Earthquake Site Response Estimation - a Weak-Motion Case-Study Field, E. H.; Jacob, K. H.; Hough, S. E. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Dec Volume: 82 Issue: 6 p.: 2283-2307 (1992)
Liquefaction and Ground Failure Induced by the 1988 Saguenay, Quebec, Earthquake Tuttle, M.; Law, K. T.; Seeber, L.; Jacob, K. Canadian Geotechnical Journal Oct Volume: 27 Issue: 5 p.: 580-589 (1990)
Sediment-Induced Amplification and the Collapse of the Nimitz Freeway Hough, S. E.; Friberg, P. A.; Busby, R.; Field, E. F.; Jacob, K. H.; Borcherdt, R. D. Nature Apr 26 Volume: 344 Issue: 6269 p.: 853-855 (1990)
Seismic Potential of the Queen-Charlotte-Alaska-Aleutian Seismic Zone Nishenko, S. P.; Jacob, K. H. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets Mar 10 Volume: 95 Issue: B3 p.: 2511-2532 (1990)
Using Microtremors to Assess Potential Earthquake Site Response - a Case-Study in Flushing Meadows, New-York-City Field, E. H.; Hough, S. E.; Jacob, K. H. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Dec Volume: 80 Issue: 6 p.: 1456-1480 (1990)
The 11/25/88, M=6 Saguenay Earthquake near Chicoutimi, Quebec - Evidence for Anisotropic Wave-Propagation in Northeastern North-America Hough, S. E.; Jacob, K. H.; Friberg, P. A. Geophysical Research Letters Jul Volume: 16 Issue: 7 p.: 645-648 (1989)
Global Patterns of Tectonic Stress Zoback, M. L.; Zoback, M. D.; Adams, J.; Assumpcao, M.; Bell, S.; Bergman, E. A.; Blumling, P.; Brereton, N. R.; Denham, D.; Ding, J.; Fuchs, K.; Gay, N.; Gregersen, S.; Gupta, H. K.; Gvishiani, A.; Jacob, K.; Klein, R.; Knoll, P.; Magee, M.; Mercier, J. Nature Sep 28 Volume: 341 Issue: 6240 p.: 291-298 (1989)
Determination of Large-Scale Velocity Structure of the Crust and Upper Mantle in the Vicinity of Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Mcnutt, S. R.; Jacob, K. H. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth and Planets Apr 10 Volume: 91 Issue: B5 p.: 5013-5022 (1986)
Seismicity of the Unalaska Region, Alaska Boyd, T. M.; Jacob, K. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Apr Volume: 76 Issue: 2 p.: 463-481 (1986)
Estimates of Long-Term Probabilities for Future Great Earthquakes in the Aleutians Jacob, K. H. Geophysical Research Letters Volume: 11 Issue: 4 p.: 295-298 (1984)
Earthquakes, Plate Subduction, and Stress Reversals in the Eastern Aleutian Arc House, L. S.; Jacob, K. H. Journal of Geophysical Research Volume: 88 Issue: Nb11 p.: 9347-9373 (1983)
Tilt and Seismicity Changes in the Shumagin Seismic Gap Beavan, J.; Hauksson, E.; Mcnutt, S. R.; Bilham, R.; Jacob, K. H. Science Volume: 222 Issue: 4621 p.: 322-325 (1983)
Thermal-Stresses in Subducting Lithosphere Can Explain Double Seismic Zones House, L. S.; Jacob, K. H. Nature Volume: 295 Issue: 5850 p.: 587-589 (1982)
Shumagin Seismic Gap, Alaska Peninsula - History of Great Earthquakes, Tectonic Setting, and Evidence for High Seismic Potential Davies, J.; Sykes, L.; House, L.; Jacob, K. Journal of Geophysical Research Volume: 86 Issue: Nb5 p.: 3821-3855 (1981)
Rupture Zones of Great Earthquakes in the Alaska-Aleutian Arc, 1784 to 1980 Sykes, L. R.; Kisslinger, J. B.; House, L.; Davies, J. N.; Jacob, K. H. Science Volume: 210 Issue: 4476 p.: 1343-1345 (1980)
St-Elias, Alaska, Earthquake of February 28, 1979 - Tectonic Setting and Precursory Seismic Pattern Perez, O. J.; Jacob, K. H. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume: 70 Issue: 5 p.: 1595-1606 (1980)
Tectonic Model and Seismic Potential of the Eastern Gulf of Alaska and Yakataga Seismic Gap Perez, O. J.; Jacob, K. H. Journal of Geophysical Research Volume: 85 Issue: Nb12 p.: 7132-7150 (1980)
Historical and Modern Seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Northwestern India, and Southeastern Iran Quittmeyer, R. C.; Jacob, K. H. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume: 69 Issue: 3 p.: 773-823 (1979)
Tarbela Reservoir, Pakistan - Region of Compressional Tectonics with Reduced Seismicity Upon Initial Reservoir Filling Jacob, K. H.; Pennington, W. D.; Armbruster, J.; Seeber, L.; Farhatulla, S. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume: 69 Issue: 4 p.: 1175-1192 (1979)
Makran Region of Pakistan and Iran - Trench-Arc System with Active Plate Subduction Jacob, K. H.; Quittmeyer, R. C. Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 59 Issue: 4 p.: 323-323 (1978)
Multi-Discipline Study of Tectonics and Hazards in Shumagin Islands Seismic Gap, Alaska Jacob, K. H.; Beavan, J.; Davies, J. N.; House, L. Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 59 Issue: 12 p.: 1124-1124 (1978)
Northwestern Termination of Himalayan Mountain Front - Active Tectonics from Microearthquakes Armbruster, J.; Seeber, L.; Jacob, K. H. Journal of Geophysical Research Volume: 83 Issue: Nb1 p.: 269-282 (1978)
Historical and Modern Seismicity of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Northwest India Quittmeyer, R. C.; Jacob, K. H. Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 58 Issue: 6 p.: 447-447 (1977)
Northwestern Termination of Himalayan Mountain Front - Active Tectonics from Microearthquakes Armbruster, J.; Seeber, L.; Jacob, K. H. Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 58 Issue: 8 p.: 832-832 (1977)
Stress Pattern in Eastern Aleutian Arc and Alaska from Focal Mechanisms Perez, O.; Jacob, K. H. Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 58 Issue: 6 p.: 498-498 (1977)
Volcanos as Possible Indicators of Tectonic Stress Orientation - Aleutians and Alaska Nakamura, K.; Jacob, K. H.; Davies, J. N. Pure and Applied Geophysics Volume: 115 Issue: 1-2 p.: 87-112 (1977)
Seismicity Patterns in Pakistan and Northwestern India Associated with Continental Collision Menke, W. H.; Jacob, K. H. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume: 66 Issue: 5 p.: 1695-1711 (1976)
Volcanos as Indicators of Tectonic Stress Orientation - Aleutians and Alaska Nakamura, K.; Jacob, K. Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 57 Issue: 12 p.: 1006-1006 (1976)
Preimpounding Seismicity and Seismic Risk for Tarbela Dam, Upper Indus River, West Pakistan Jacob, K. H.; Seeber, L.; Armbrust.J Transactions-American Geophysical Union Volume: 55 Issue: 4 p.: 347-348 (1974)
Implications of Archambeaus Earthquake Source Theory for Slip on Faults Molnar, P.; Jacob, K. H.; Mccamy, K. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume: 63 Issue: 1 p.: 101-104 (1973)
Upper Mantle beneath Aleutian Island Arc from Pure-Path Rayleigh-Wave Dispersion Data Jacob, K. H.; Hamada, K. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume: 62 Issue: 6 p.: 1439-1453 (1972)