Klaus H. Jacob

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
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http://www.nycem.org/techdocs/EstEQlossNYC/EstEQlossNYC.pdf , http://www.nycem.org/techdocs/EconCons/default.asp (a bit outdated), http://www.nycem.org/ractivities.asp , http://www.nycem.org/techdocs/siteCondsYr1/default.asp , http://mceer.buffalo.edu/publications/Codes/99-SP06/ ,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
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)