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

ChairmanDept. Earth & Env. Sci., Columbia U.2002-2004
Associate ChairmanDept. Earth & Env. Sci., Columbia U.2000-2002
ProfessorColumbia University1992-
Associate DirectorLamont-Doherty Earth Obs.1989-1992
Associate >rofessorColumbia University1986-1992
Assistant ProfessorOregon St. University1982-1986

Relevant Publications
Menke, W., Case studies of seismic tomography and earthquake location in a regional context, in Seismic Earth: Array Analysis of Broadband Seismograms, Alan Levander and Guust Nolet, Eds., Geophysical Monograph Series 157. American Geophysical Union, 7-36, 2005.
Menke, W. and D. Schaff, Absolute earthquake locations with differential data, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 94, 2254-2264, 2004.
Menke, W., Using waveform similarity to constrain earthquake location, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 89, 1143-1146, 1999.
Menke, W. and V. Levin: A strategy to rapidly determine the magnitude of great earthquakes, EOS Trans. AGU 86, 185-189, 2005.
Menke, W., A. Lerner-Lam and R. Mithal, Spatial coherence of 5-25 Hz seismic wavefields at a hard rock site, Structural Safety 10, 163-179, 1991.

Other Publications
Menke, W., M. West and M. Tolstoy, Shallow crustal magma chamber beneath the axial high of the Coaxial Segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge at the "Source Site" of the 1993 eruption, Geology 30, 359-362, 2002.
Menke, W. and V. Levin, The Cross-Convolution Method for Interpreting SKS Splitting Observations, with Application to One and Two Layer Anisotropic Earth Models, in Geophys. J. Int 15, 379-392, 2003.
West, M., W. Menke. M. Tolstoy, S. Webb and R. Sohn, Magma storage beneath Axial volcano on the Juan de Fuca mid-ocean ridge, Nature 25, 833-837, 2 001.
Menke, W., Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory, Revised Edition (textbook), Academic Press, Inc., New York, 1989.
Menke, W. and D. Abbott, Geophysical Theory (Textbook), Columbia University Press, 458p, 1989.

Synergistic Activities
Seismological Field Experiments: SIST (Iceland), ONYNEX (NY-New England), Katla Volcano (Iceland), Krafla Volcano (Iceland), Baradalur '96 (Iceland), Grinsfjall Volcano (Iceland) '98, Axial Volcano (Juan de Fuca Ridge, 1999).
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.

Collaborators B. Brandsdottir (U. Iceland), P. Einarsson (U. Iceland), V. Levin (Rutgers), J. Park (Yale),

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

Advisor and Sponsor V. Levin (Rutgers U.), M. West (U. Alaska, Fairbanks), C. Rodriguez (Columbia U.). Total: 8.