William Menke
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professional Preparation
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology Earth and Planetary Science BS, MS 1976
Columbia University Geological Sciences M.Phil 1978, PhD 1982

ChairDept of Earth & Env. Sci.2002-2004
Assoc. ChairDept of Earth & Env. Sci.2000-2002
ProfessorColumbia University1992-
Associate DirectorLamont-Doherty Earth Obs.1989-1992
Associate ProfessorColumbia University1986-1992
Assistant ProfessorOregon St. University1982-1986

Relevant Publications

Menke, W., Case studies of seismic tomography and earthquake location in a re gional context, in Seismic Data Analysis and Imaging With Global and Local Arrays, Alan Levander and Guust Nolet, Eds., American Geophysical Union, in press 2004.
Menke, W. and V. Levin, The Cross-Convolution Method for Interpreting SKS Spl itting Observations, with Application to One and Two Layer Anisotropic Earth Models, in Geophys. J. Int 15, 379-392, 2003.
Levin, Vadim, William Menke,Jeffrey Park, No regional anisotropic domains in the northerneastern U.S. Appalachians J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 105 , No. B8 , p. 19,029, 2000.
Levin, V., W. Menke and J. Park, 1999. Shear wave splitting in the Appalachians and the Urals: A case for multilayered anisotropy J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 104 , No. B8 , p. 17,975-17,987.
Hu., G., W. Menke and C. Powell, Polarization tomography for P wave structure in southern California, J. Geophys. Res. 99, 15245-15256, 1994.

Other Publications
Sohn, R.A. and W. Menke, Application of maximum liklihood and bootstrap metho ds to nonlinear cure-fit problems in geochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosys tems - G3 3; 7(253), 2002.
Menke, W., Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory, Revised Edition (textbook), Academic Press, Inc., New York, 1989.
Menke, W., M. West, B. Brandsdottir and D. Sparks, Compressional and shear velocity of the lithosphere in northern Iceland, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 88, 1561-1571, 1998.
Menke, W. and D. Abbott, Geophysical Theory (Textbook), Columbia University Press, 458p, 1989.
Gudmundsson, O., B. Brandsdottir, W. Menke and H. Olafsson, The magma chamber of Katla volcano in the propagating volcanic zone of south Iceland revealed by seismic undershooting, Geophys. J. Int. 119, 227-296, 1994.

Synergistic Activities
Seismological Field Experiments: SIST (Iceland), ONYNEX (NY-New England), Katla Undershooting (Iceland), FIRE (Iceland), Baradalur '96 (Iceland), Axial Volcano (Juan de Fuca Ridge).
IRIS/PASSCAL Standing Committee, 1996-1997
Development of 3-semester "The Earth System" undergraduate course at Columbia University, 1994-1996.
Ridge Multibeam Synthesis Project and associated database, 1995.
Assistant Coach, US Canoe and Kayak Team, Pan American Games, 2004.

Collaborators M. Brandon (Yale), B. Brandsdottir (U. Iceland), P. Einarsson (U. Iceland), V. Levin (Yale), J. Park (Yale), D. Sparks (TAMU), R. White (Cambridge)

Graduate Advisors A. Brecher (Undergraduate), P. Molnar (Masters), P. Richards (PhD)

Advisor and Sponsor V. Levin (Yale), M. West (LDEO), C. Rodriguez (LDEO). Total: 8.